Discover Georgia

Georgia is one of the oldest countries in the world, proud for its historical background and ancient Christian culture.  Georgia is interesting for its historical and cultural sites dated from BC period to XXI century, famous for its viticulture and wine-making, is a country of myths and legends.

ITINERARY

 

Day 1

Arrive - Tbilisi

 

Day 2

Visit the capital of Georgia

 

Day 3

Explore homeland of Wine

 

Day 4

Discover semi-desert area David Gareja

 

Day 5

Discover the terrain of one of the first Georgian men

 

Day 6

Visit the region of lakes and fortresses

 

Day 7

Visit of the forest towns

 

Day 8

Day discover the Georgian wine and sea

 

Day 9

Koutaisi Tour

 

Day 10

The region with its history since I millennium BC JC until XX century

 

Day 11

From the Great Caucasus to the UNESCO sites

 

Day 12

Departure

Day 1
Tbilisi - Arrive

Arrive in Georgia. Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 2
Visit the capital of Georgia

City tour of Tbilisi. Visit historical part of Old Tbilisi: Metekhi Church (5th C). Here the guests will delight with unforgettable panoramic views over the river Mtkvari and the main attractions of Tbilisi old district, such as Narikala Fortress - the ancient symbol of the city, Sioni Cathedral, mosque, etc. Visit Abanotubani (sulfur baths) – historical place at the foot of Narikala. Visitors will walk to the pedestrian street Sharden, one of the beloved places for local people as well as for foreigners, lots of cafes, restaurants, clubs and galleries are located here, enjoy with picturesque views from the Bridge of Peace - unique bridge with its modern glass architecture in contrast to the old style of the city. Visit National Museum (closed Monday). Enjoy with the views over the city from Funicular cable car.

Walking: 6 hours.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 3
Explore homeland of Wine

Departure to the East part of Georgia Kakheti Region, homeland of wine. Visit Ikalto monastery and academy. Visit Alaverdi Cathedral. Visit local Wine Cellar and Qvevri museum, get known more about making Qvevri wine, degustation. Short break Telavi. The route continues to Tsinandali - family estate, museum, vinery.
 

Transfer: Privatized vehicle, between 2h and 2h30.

Overnight in Telavi.

Day 4
Discover semi-desert area David Gareja

Sightseeing of Sighnaghi - walking on the streets and enjoy with panoramic views over the Alazani Valley and Caucasus mountains. Departure for Bodbe Monastery dedicated to St. Nino. Visit a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery complex David Gareja, located near the border with Azerbaigan, in the Semi-desert area (3 km walking).

Transfer: Privatized vehicle, about 5h.

Walking, hiking: 2 hours.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 5
Discover the terrain of one of the first Georgian men

Visit an Orthodox V Century Church of Bolnisis Sioni, where was founded the first Georgian inscription. Visit Dmanisi archaeological site which states that Georgia is one of the first European countries.  

Transfer: Privatized vehicle, about 4h.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 6
Visit the region of lakes and fortresses

Departure from Tbilisi through the Phoka monastery, located on the edge of the alpine lake Paravani. Visit the troglodyte city Vardzia, the largest complex of caves (11 floors) of the XII century. Visit of the city with its frescoes and underpasses.

Transfer: Privatized vehicle, around 4h.

Overnight in Vardzia.

Day 7
Visit of the forest towns
Departure for Borjomi - city known for its mineral waters and nature.

Departure for the mountainous Ratcha region via the Nakerala Pass - one of the most important regions for wine production. Khvanchkara - a thick, dark red sweet wine is produced here. We will be able to admire the magnificent views of Tkibuli Reservoir and Lake Shaori.
 

Transfer: Privatized vehicle, around 5h.
Night in Ambroaluri.

Day 8
Day discover the Georgian wine and sea

Visit the wine cellar "Khvanchkara" in Ambrolauri, wine tasting Khvanchkara with a Georgian winegrower, semi-sweet. Free lunch. Visit the Barakoni and Nikortsminda churches, rich in frescoes and fascinating ornaments of vine and grapes. Continue to Batumi - seaside town on the coast of the Black Sea, a mixture of European and Asian styles, with its churches and mosque, cobblestone streets, active nightlife and hectic daily life, especially during the summer months. Visit the fortress Gonio which houses the tomb of the Apostle Matthew.

Transfert : Véhicule privatisé, environs 4,5h.

Nuit à Batoumi.

Day 9
Koutaisi Tour

Visite du jardin botanique. . Départ vers Koutaïssi, la seconde ville de Géorgie, capitale de la Colchide historique. Visite de la ville. Visite du site UNESCO, le monastère de Ghelati et la Cathédrale Bagratie, récemment restaurée.

 

Transfert : Véhicule privatisé, environs 3h.

Heures de marche : 2h.

Nuit à Koutaissi.

Day 10
The region with its history since I millennium BC JC until XX century

The visit of the Stalin complex which includes a large museum, his birthplace converted into a museum and his armored car, then visit the troglodyte city of Ouplistsikhe (first century), former Merchant City.

We then take the legendary Georgian military road, one of the most beautiful roads in the country, passing through wooded valleys, steep heights and finally more than 2,300 meters - the pass of the Cross. Visit of the Trinity Church, located at the height of 300 m. above the village.

 

Transfer: Privatized vehicle, around 5h.

Night in Kazbegui.

Day 11
From the Great Caucasus to the UNESCO sites

On the way to Kazbegi visit the Ananouri Fortress with picturesque views of the Jinvali Reservoir. Departure for Mtskheta - the ancient capital of the kingdom of Iberia. Visit of Djvari, church perched on a hill and overlooking the confluence of the rivers Aragvi and Mtkvari. Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ("invigorating column") from the 11th century Possibility of buying national souvenirs.
 

Transfer: Privatized vehicle, around 3 hours.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 12
Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure.

Package includes: Package excludes:
  • Accommodation:
    • 5 nights in Tbilisi - hotel 3*BB
    • 1 night in Batumi - hotel 3*BB
    • 1 night in Telavi – family type hotel HB 
    • 1 night in Vardzia – family type hotel HB
    • 1 night in Ambrolauri – family type hotel HB
    • 1 night in Kutaisi – family type hotel HB
    • 1 night in Kazbegi – family type hotel HB
  • Airport transfers
  • Transport during the tour
  • English guide service
  • All entrance fees
  • Breakfast in hotels
  • 5 dinners in: Telavi, Vardzia, Ambrolauri, Kutaisi and Kazbegi
  • Wine degustation
  • Agency 24/7 service
  • Air tickets and Insurance
  • Tips
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Personal expenses