1. Tbilisi: National Opera & Ballet Theater Tour
Meet your guide in the reception of your hotel and embark on your unique tour to the famous Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater. Begin the tour in the Old Town and the New City of Tbilisi which offers a wide variety of historical sights. Starting at the church of Metekhi, walk to the brick domes of the sulfur baths. Continue on to spectacularly located Narikala fortress – one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia which overlooks the Mtkvari River Gorge. After that, visit the synagogue, Sioni, and the Anchiskhati churches. Next, walk along Rustaveli Avenue – the main street in Tbilisi and visit the famous Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theater. Throughout the tour, your local guide will provide informative commentary about the history and modern life of the theater. Discover how, founded in 1851, Tbilisi Opera is the main opera house of Georgia and one of the oldest establishments of its kind in Eastern Europe. During the visit, take the opportunity to watch the dancers and coaches of the State Ballet in the rehearsal studio. The performance will be lead by one of the most well-known prima ballerinas of modern times and the artistic director of the State Ballet of Georgia – Nina Ananiashvili. By the end of the tour, you will have gained a thorough introduction to the history of Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater, the most famous Georgian megastars, modern choreography, and dancers.