Firs visit in 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

Day 2
Visit the capital of Georgia

Day 3
Explore homeland of Wine

Day 4
Discover semi-desert area David Gareja

Day 5
Meet first Europeans in Dmanisi

Day 6
Visit Vardzia Cave Town

Day 7
Explore UNESCO sights & Black Sea coast

Day 8
Visit Uplistsikhe Cave and Soviet town

Day 9
Visit Ancient capital & Ananuri Fortress

Day 10
Departure

Day 1
Arrival

Arrive in Tbilisi. 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
Explore UNESCO sights and the Great Caucasus Mountains

Departure for Mtskheta – an old capital of Iberia kingdom, visit Jvari (Cross) perched on a hill and overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ("Life-giving column") - 11th. Shopping of Georgian national handmade souvenirs. On the way of Kazbegi visit Ananuri Castel with picturesque views over Jinvali Reservoir. Cross the legendary Georgian Military Highway, one of the world’s most beautiful roads, through the valleys, ravines and finally over the 2300-meter Cross Pass. Hiking (6 km, 3 hours) up to Gergeti Trinity Church.

Transfer: Privatized vehicle, about 3h.

Hiking: 2 hours.

Altitude difference +: 450 m

Altitude difference -: 450 m

Dinner and overnight in Kazbegi.

Day 6
Visit Uplistsikhe Cave and Soviet town

The route continues to Gori Joseph Stalin Museum. Visit Uplistsikhe Cave Town.

Walking, Hiking: 2 hours

Transfer: Privatized vehicle, 5h

Dinner and overnight in Borjomi.

Day 7
Explore South part of Georgia

Departure for Vardzia Cave Town high mountains and rock cliffs, special kind of architecture. Return to Tbilisi pass Tsalka, visit Poka monastery, delight with beautiful surroundings of Paravani Lake. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Hiking: 3 hours

Transfer: Privatized vehicle, 6h

Dinner and overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 8
Departure

Transfer to airport, departure.

Package includes:

Package excludes:

  • Accommodation:
    • 4 nights in Tbilisi - hotel 3*BB
    • 1 night in Telavi – family type hotel HB
    • 1 night in Kazbegi – family type hotel HB
    • 1 night in Borjomi – family type hotel HB
  • Airport transfers
  • Transport during the tour
  • English guide service
  • All entrance fees
  • Breakfast in hotels
  • 6 dinner: in Tbilisi, Telavi and Borjomi
  • Wine degustation
  • Agency 24/7 service
  • Air tickets and Insurance
  • Tips
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Personal expenses