Unforgattable week in Georgia
Day 1: Arrival in Tbilisi
Pick up from Tbilisi international airport. Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 2: Tbilisi – Mtskheta -Tbilisi
Today we will explore the capital of Georgia,. First we will visit Metekhi Cathedral – founded in the 13th century, Narikala Fortress(4th), Walk across the Bridge of Peace which is a stunning design as well as convenient crossing between the newly constructed Rike Park and the Old Town.. Continue to explore underground sulphur baths (17th century) – the district of naturally hot mineral waters, cafe street Shardeni, Synagogue, Sioni Cathedral and the most ancient Basilica in Tbilisi Anchiskhati (6th century). We will visit Mountain Mtatsminda, the Pantheon, the burial of many famous writers, artists, scientists and national heroes of Georgia. Then drive to Mtskheta and see its historical places: Jvari Monastery (6th c) and Svetitskoveli Cathedral (11th c) ) which is known as a place where Christ’s robe was buried. Walk along the narrow streets of Mtskheta with souvenir shopping possibility.
Return to Tbilisi
Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 3: Tbilisi-Ananuri-Kazbegi-Tbilisi
After breakfast at the hotel our path will run north along the Georgian Military Highway, to the border with Russia. Throughout the route you will be surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. On the way you will visit Ananuri fortress(16th), Jinvali Water Reservoir and see an amazing view of the Gudauri ski resort (photo shoot at beautiful sights). Then we will visit Stepantsminda known as Kazbegi, small town in the north-east Georgia. It is well known and considered to be one of the must see destinations in Georgia due to amazing views of mountains and stunning nature. You will see Gergeti Trinity Church (14th) located on 2200 meters above sea level
Return to Tbilisi.
Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi
Day 4: Tbilisi-Vardzia-Rabati-Borjomi
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Vardzia – a cave site in southern Georgia dating back to 12th century, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Mtkvari River. Excavations have shown that the area of Vardzia was inhabited even earlier during the Bronze Age Infrastructure includes access tunnels, water facilities, and provision for defence. Vardzia has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a Cultural Site. Then we will visit Rabati Castle – a medieval castle complex of Asian style in Akhaltsikhe. Built in the 13th century, Rabati castle developed under the influence of different cultures over subsequent centuries and this is reflected in its architecture. Within the 7 hectares castle complex there is a Church, a Mosque, a Minaret and a Synagogue. After Lunch we will visit Borjomi the picturesque resort town in south-central Georgia located on the edge of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. The town is famous for its mineral water, which is the number one export of Georgia; the Romanov summer palace and the World Wide Fund for nature-site Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically themed amusement park in the Caucasus. Have free time to take a walk in Borjomi Park . Taste natural mineral water “Borjomi
Hotel accommodation and overnight in Borjomi.
Day 5 : Borjomi-Gori –Uplistsikhe-Tbilisi
After breakfast at the hotel we travel to Gori – the birthplace of the Soviet leader Stalin. We will stop at the museum of Stalin and proceed to the cave town Uplistsikhe (1st millennium BC) – one of the first cities in Georgia carved into the rock.
Day 6: Tbilisi-Sighnaghi-bodbe-Tsinandali-Tbilisi
After breakfast at the hotel head to Tsinandali – a village noted for the estate and its historic winery, which once belonged to the 19th century aristocratic poet Alexander Chavchavadze. Then we will visit wine-cellar and taste Qvevri wine (Qvevri wine-making is listed on UNESCO Intangible Heritage list.), made according to ancient traditional methods. We will have an excursion in the family museum and a walk in the park beautifully laid out in an English style with fine views and exotic plants. Next destination will be Sighnaghi (the city of love) a small beautiful town that opens to visitors the magnificent views of the Great Caucasus Range. On the way visit the monastery “Bodbe”- This place is stunning with it’s marvelous gardens, vineyards, sights of Caucasus mountains and miraculous healing water.. Free time to stroll through the Sighnaghi. Return to Tbilisi.
Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 7: Transfer to the airport. Return home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to see you again soon.
IncludedAccommodation at the hotel, double roomFB MealsRussian/English-speaking guideTransportation services
Not IncludedAir ticket costInsurance