New Year 2020 in Georgia
The new 2020 year in Georgia will surely appeal to every traveler. An amazing country is famous for its hospitality, ancient traditions and fine cuisine. Having been in this country during the Christmas holidays, many people appreciate the development of tourism infrastructure, an abundance of entertainment, and a high level of service. Special attention should be paid to prices, which in the republic are much lower than in foreign resorts, for example, in Finland or Turkey.
The weather in Georgia for the New Year 2020 is significantly different depending on the region. The fact is that the southern part of the country is in the subtropics, and the temperate climate dominates in the north. This predetermined the temperature difference in January: for example, in resort towns on the Black Sea coast (Batumi, Poti), the thermometer column varies between 7-12 ºС during the day and 4-8 ºС at night. As you move north, the temperature drops to minus marks, and in the mountains, frosts often occur to -5 - -10 ºС.
The humidity level in Georgia is also significantly different. In the south of the country in January this value reaches 80-90%, while in the mountains the air is dry and clean (humidity here is less than 50%). Strong winds blow only on the coast, but in the north squally gusts are practically not fixed. The choice of clothing for New 2020 in Georgia depends entirely on the region where the vacation is planned. In the south there will be enough warm coat and scarf, but in the north of the republic can not do without winter boots, jackets and hats. Another good piece of advice: when planning to spend your Christmas holidays in the mountains, be sure to grab sunglasses that will help you not to go blind from the shiny snow cover.
Holidays in Georgia for the New Year 2020 are suitable for a noisy company, as well as for families with children. Among the relevant options for organizing leisure activities, it should be noted here:
- mass festivities;
- a trip to the ski resorts;
- visiting famous restaurants.
New Year's Eve in Georgia is an event of state scale. In contrast to the Slavic countries, the Caucasus has its own traditions of celebrating January 1. For example, Santa Claus was replaced by the good gray-haired old man Tovlis Babua, and the Christmas tree, under which gifts are placed, is called chichilaki. Be sure to have a luxurious table in every family on the evening of December 31, welcome guests (mekvle) are invited, the best varieties of wines and stronger strong drinks (chacha) are tasted.
Mass festivities for the New Year will be held in all major cities of Georgia (Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Rustavi). The country's main tree is traditionally located on Freedom Square, where thousands of guests and residents of the city will gather in the evening of December 31. The festive program includes: fireworks, incendiary dances, songs, contests, congratulations of the first persons of the state. Unrestrained fun on the streets of Tbilisi, however, as in other cities, will last until the morning.
Ski resorts of the country
For lovers of active winter holidays in Georgia there are several ski resorts. They work from November to May, but the peak of visits occurs in the month of January. A distinctive feature of the Caucasus mountains is calm, light frost (-1 - -5 ºС), deep snow cover (up to 20-25 cm). At the moment, the country has two of the most popular resorts:
There are also dozens of other ski slopes (Khatsvali, Tetnuldi, Goderdzi, etc.), however they are not as popular and equipped as the resorts presented. For example, in Gudauri there are 16 tracks of varying degrees of difficulty - from “green” for children to “black” for desperate skiers. In addition, the resort boasts a Doppelmayer cable car, lack of stones, restrictive safety nets. Bakuriani has the largest elevation difference, and the tracks are replaced by gentle sections. This is the oldest ski resort in the Caucasus, which has been known since the 19th century.
Prices in Gudauri and Bakuriani are quite affordable: a daily pass for a ski pass will be 1600 rubles (in Georgian lari), rental of sports equipment - within 1000 rubles, a one-time ride on a lift - 70 rubles. Lessons for winter sports are provided for beginners. An individual lesson will cost from 1200 rubles / hour, group - 500 rubles / hour. A full meal in nearby cafes costs 250-400 rubles per person, and hotel accommodation - from 2000 rubles / day.
Where to go to Tbilisi on December 31?
Usually, most travelers prefer to take the first tour to Georgia on New Year's Eve in Tbilisi. The ancient city, founded in the 5th century, boasts a wide range of entertainment, from sightseeing to a trip to the restaurant. The list of the most iconic architectural monuments of Tbilisi must include the Old City, Mtatsminda (Holy Mountain), Metekhi Temple, Anchiskhati Church, sulfur baths. All of them are available for inspection during the Christmas holidays, and a sightseeing tour of the capital costs from 600 rubles.
In order to taste the culinary delights of Caucasian cuisine, the following restaurants are suitable:
- "Geogian House".
Guests of these establishments will be offered kharcho, khinkali khachapuri, phari, lobio, lamb with sauces, etc. Of the drinks, you should definitely order red wine (Khvanchkaru, Mukuzani, Kindzmarauli), local beer, vodka. The cost of the New Year's celebration in the listed entertainment institutions will cost 3000-5000 rubles from the table. Almost every restaurant offers an exciting entertainment program for its guests, including dancing, competitions, performances, live music. Reservations at places you like should be booked in advance: a few weeks before the celebration.
Offers of tour operators
Tours to Georgia for the New Year 2020 are becoming more popular among Russian tourists due to the price-quality ratio. A three-day trip from Moscow or St. Petersburg with accommodation in a 4 * hotel and a rich entertainment program will cost from 30,000 per person. A weekly ticket costs from 50,000 rubles, while the cost varies greatly from the place of rest. Tours to the ski resorts and the capital of Tbilisi are most expensively implemented, but trips to the south of the country, where the "dead" tourist season is observed in January, are sold at a low price list.
Thus, the New Year 2020 in Georgia will delight with a comfortable climate, affordable prices, an atmosphere of cordiality and general fun. Having been in this original country, travelers fall in love with picturesque landscapes, Caucasian cuisine, ancient sights. There is no language barrier for Russian-speaking tourists in the republic, a developed infrastructure is created, and citizens of the Russian Federation do not need to apply for an entry visa.
About the features of the New Year's holiday in Georgia, see the following video: