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DISCOVER GEORGIA

 

15 days trip around of Georgia gives opportunity to touch the soul of this amazing country, get acquainted  with diversity and treasure of his nature and history,  culture and traditions, wine and cuisine.

 

Day 1 arrival in Tbilisi


Arrival in Tbilisi, Transfer to hotel. Rest

 

Day 2 Tbilisi (warm city) - capital of Georgia


Discover Tbilisi, more than 1500 years old city, in all its historical and architectural diversity.

Main sights:

  • Metekhi church, Abanotubani - famous  sulphur bathhouses. Narikhala fortress, the main citadel of the Tbilisi with the superb panoramic view of the city. Meidani,  Sioni Cathedral, Antchiskhati Church (6-th c), the oldest basilica in Tbilisi.
  • Visit to Mtatsminda Pantheon of Writers and Public Figures, Mamadaviti Church (X c); Mtatsminda park

Evening in a Georgian restaurant with a folk concert will slightly open the curtain in your knowledge of Georgian cuisine

 

Day 3 - kakheti - wine cellar of Georgia


we are heading to Kvareli - Kindzmarauli microzone! On the way we get to the city of love Sighnaghi. Where the fabulous architecture of the city, views of the Alazani Valley and the Caucasus Mountains will not leave indifferent no ones.

Main Sights:

  • City of Love – Sighnaghi and famous Sighnaghi great wall
  • Bodbe Monastery - church, grave and spring of St. Nino.
  • City of Kvareli, Kvareli fortress
  • Kvareli tunnel – wine cellar in the tunnel of Caucasus mountain ( acquaintance and tasting of Georgian ( Kvevri) wine

Overnight in Kvareli

 

Day 4  - Georgian Military Highway and Stepantsminda


Follow of cross pass of Gombori and Georgian Military Highway, we get to Stepantsminda

Main Sights:

  • Gremi Complex – Archangel Church (1565), the royal residence and the commercial neighborhoods
  • Telavi - capital of Kakhetian Kingdom, Batonistsikhe citadel and 900 years old giant plane tree,
  • Ananuri fortress (XVI-XVII cc)
  • Follow to the Georgian Military Highway - ski resort Gudauri; Mineral Waters and travertine
  • Cross Pass at 2395m is the highest point on the Military Highway
  • Stepantsminda  - great place in Mtkheta-Mtianeti, unique nature and buildings. Mount Kazbegi - highest peak of Eastern Georgia.
  • Gergeti Trinity Church - is situated at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi

Overnight in Stepantsminda

 

Day 5  -  Borjomi Gorge and Akhaltsikhe


From Stepantsminda we are going to southern Georgia – Samtskhe Javakheti , Historically one of the most important cultural centers of Georgia - Samtskhe-Javakheti is a region that never stops surprising visitors, from the mineral springs of Borjomi to the ancient cave city of Vardzia.

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Main Sights

  • Green monastery (IX c)
  • Borjomi -  resort town is famous because of  Borjomi mineral water  and Borjomi Park;  Romanov summer palace in Likani, World Wide Fund for Nature-site Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.

Overnight in Borjomi

 

Day 6 – Cave towns of Samtskhe Javakheti

 

Vardzia, Georgia’s unique cave city continues to amaze people from all over the world. It can freely be called the Honor of Georgians

 

Main Sights

  • Vardzia (XII c) - a rock-carved fortress stretched over 500 meters. Underground fortress eventually had 13 levels constructed with natural caves and contained over 600 rooms,
  • Khertvisi (IIc BC) - oldest fortresses in Georgia.
  • Sapara Monastery – (X c) – amazing place hidden in the mountains and in the forest
  • Rabati castle (XIII c) - 18th century Akhaltsikhe Fortress is often called the symbol of tolerance - A church, mosque, minaret, synagogue, as well as Jaqelebi Palace, a historic museum, old baths and a citadel, have been restored on the territory of Rabat Castle.

Overnight in Vardzia

 

Day 7 Trip to West Georgia -  Kutaisi


Kutaisi - biggest city of West Georgia was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Colchis as early as the second millennium BC.

Main Sights

  • Kutaisi city tour "Okros Chardakhi" – Georgian Kings’ Palace;
  • Geguti Palace - one of the residences of Georgian monarchs;
  • Bagrati Cathedral (XXI c) UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gelati Complex - Main cultural and intellectual centers in Georgia for a long period; UNESCO World Heritage Site;

Overnight In Kutaisi

 

Day 8   Natural caves and canyons of West Georgia


Day of nature, we will meet wild nature, miracle caves and amazing canyons

Main Sights

  • National park of Sataplia and Sataplia Cave, famous for fine speleothems and the dinosaur footprints.
  • The cave of Prometheus -  is one of the richest caves in the world with its unique minerals and different types of materials and places.
  • Martvili Canyon -  enjoy the scenery, waterfalls and take a boat trip in the river with deep green color.

Overnight in Zugdidi

 

Day 9 Trip to Svaneti, Mestia


Svaneti, one of the most ancient and historical provinces of Georgia, is located on the southern slopes of the Caucasus mountain range. Surrounded by the gigantic, snow-capped peaks of the high Caucasus, Svaneti is one of the most remarkable and picturesque regions of Georgia, if not the whole world.

Main Sights

  • Zugdidi city –Dadiani Palace museum; Old Botanical Garden (Queen's Garden)
  • Inguri Dam - the world's second highest concrete arch dam (272 m/892 ft).
  • Mestia  - highland town let  in Georgia, (1,500 m); Typical Svanetian protective towers

Overnight in Mestia

 

Day 10  - Trip to Ushguli


  • Ushguli - the highest village in Europe (2200 m); Ushguli Chapel (12th century), contains some very old frescoes;  magnificent, broad valley leads to the foot of Shkhara

Overnight in Mestia

 

Day 11 –Batumi - a seaside city on the Black Sea


Adjara is a fascinating and unique area, where the sea collides with mountain range. One of the must-see regions in Georgia, Adjara has fairly built up a superb reputation as one of the best resort areas,

Main Sights

  • Petra fortress  - ancient city-fortress (VI c. AD);
  • Batumi old and new boulevards - famous Seaside Park; Dolphinarium

Overnight in Batumi

 

Day  12  - Batumi


Batumi is a city which visitor find easy to fall in love with, thanks to its unique blend of subtropical coastline and beaches, framed by spectacular snow-capped mountains and boasting legendary nightlife. The health restoring qualities of this combination of sea and mountain air is renowned and perhaps one reason why Georgia boasts an unusually high number of centenarians

Main Sights

  • Gonio fortress  is a Roman fortification in Adjara.
  • Sarpi is a border village on the coast of the Black Sea, on the border between Turkey and Georgia.
  • Makhuntseti waterfall

Overnight in Batumi

 

Day 13– back to Tbilisi


Even if it seems that we saw everything from Tbilisi to Batumi, the road will not be boring, because we left some very interesting places to show you

Main Sights

  • Uplistsikhe - ancient cave town, dating back to the 1 millennium BC .
  • Mtskheta – Ancient capital of Georgia, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral  (XI c) - the largest church of Georgia and Jvari Monastery (VII- VIII c)  - UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Overnight in Tbilisi

 

Day 14– Tbilisi - From the medieval city to the bourgeois


You will meet with the bourgeois city of the 19th century.

Main Sights:

  • Rustaveli av. - Central Avenue in Tbilisi
  • Agmashenebeli av. – one of the main avenues on the left bank of the Kura River
  • Dry Bridge flea market

Overnight in Tbilisi

 

Day 15– Tbilisi departure


Transfer to Tbilisi international airport for departure.