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Cultural Tour Around Georgia

 PRICE: 1590

 Duration: 15 nights, 16 days

 Availability: Anytime

This multiple days cultural tour around Georgia is designed to offer our customers possibility of exploring all the must see cultural and geographical sights of this wonderful country.

Breathtaking mountains, untouched nature in national parks and reserves, ancient fortresses, churches and monasteries, fascinating villages and centuries-old rock-hewn cities, charming modern cities, boundless vineyards, alluring waterfalls, lakes, canyons, glaciers, caves, UNESCO world heritage sites, exceptional food and wine and more are waiting to be discovered by you!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • David Gareja Monastery
  • Sighnaghi
  • Tsinandali
  • Gremi architechtural monument
  • Cuisine master class & wine tasting
  • Alaverdi Cathedral
  • Gudauri ski resort
  • Stepantsminda
  • Gergeti Holy Trinity Church
  • Uplistsikhe
  • Borjomi
  • Vardzia cave city
  • Rabati fortress
  • Batumi
  • Sights of Svaneti – Mestia; Ushguli, Chalaadi glacier, Zuruldi Mountain; etc.
  • Kutaisi
  • Prometheus cave
  • Okatse & Gochkadili (Martvili) canyons
  • Katskhi pillar
  • Tbilisi

TOUR DETAILS:

  • Category: cultural activities
  • Available: all year round
  • Age: 12-75
  • Duration: 16 days
  • Route length by transport: 2300 km
  • Group size: optional

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: PICK UP FROM TBILISI AIRPORT – TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL

DAY 2: TBILISI – DAVID GAREJA MONASTERY – SIGHNAGHI

After the breakfast, you will depart for Kakheti, which is a distinctive region of Georgia, famous for wine-making, vast vineyards, ancient churches and monasteries. You can taste the best wine here. You will visit David Gareja Monastery Complex – founded in the 6th century and located at semi-desert area, at Georgia Azerbaijan border. Later you will visit Sighnaghi city, from where beautiful views of Alazani valley and south Caucasus can be observed.

In the evening, you will try tasty Georgian food. Overnight will be in the hotel in Sighnaghi.

Tour details:

By minibus – 180 km (3 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 3: SIGHNAGHI – TSINANDALI – GREMI – CUISINE MASTER CLASS & WINE TASTING – ALAVERDI CATHEDRAL – TBILISI

On this day, you will visit must see sights of Kakheti, such as wonderful Tsinandali garden, which belonged to Chavchavadze noble family. Later, you will have an excursion in Shumi Winery, where you will have cuisine master class and wine tasting. Then, you will visit Gremi Architectural monument (XVI century) and stunning Alaverdi cathedral (XI century).

In the evening you will return to Tbilisi.

Tour details:

By minibus – 190 km (3 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 4: TBILISI – ANANURI – GUDAURI – STEPANTSMINDA

On this day, you will head to town Stepantsminda, via old military road. On the way, you will visit beautiful Zhinvali reservoir,  Ananuri fortress (XI century), picturesque alpine and sub alpine meadows, skiing resort Gudauri, Bidara travertine – a natural monument. Later, you will visit town Stepantsminda, which is overlooked by Mount Kazbek (5047m) – one of the most attractive peaks in Georgia.

Tour details:

By minibus – 160 km (3-4 hours)
Overnight – guesthouse

DAY 5: STEPANTSMINDA – DARIALI GORGE – GERGETI HOLY TRINITY CHURCH – TBILISI

On this day, you will visit picturesque Dariali gorge and breathtaking Gergeti Holy Trinity Church (XIV century). In the afternoon you will head to Tbilisi. You will have a lunch on the way, and later will visit former capital of Georgia – Mtskheta, which is UNESCO world heritage site. You will also visit Javri monastery with wonderful views of Mtskheta.

Dinner and overnight will be in Tbilisi.

Tour details:

By minibus – 190 km (4 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 6: TBILISI – UPLISTSIKHE – GORI – BORJOMI

On this day, you will head to prominent resort Borjomi (famous for mineral water). On the way, you will see rock-hewn city Uplistikhe (IV century BC) and Stalin’s meseum in Gori (optional). Later you will visit Borjomi national park. You will dine and overnight in Borjomi.

Tour details:

By minibus – 170 km (3 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 7: BORJOMI – AKHALTSIKHE – VARDZIA

On this day, you will visit fascinating Green Monastery; attractive Rabati fortress and museum; later, you will head to magnificent rock-hewn city Vardzia (XII century). You will overnight in Vardzia, where in the evening you will have a dinner, prepared by locally grown eco products.

Tour details:

By minibus – 130 km (3 hours)
Overnight – cottage

DAY 8: VARDZIA – AKHALTSIKHE – BATUMI

On this day, you will visit wonderful rock-hewn city Vardzia (XII century), Saro megaliths, and then via Goderdzi pass you will head to beautiful seaside city – Batumi. On the way you will see striking views of environs and stunning Makhuntseti waterfall. You will have dinner and wine tasting at Adjara Wine House. Overnight will be in Kvariati, where you will dine and rest.

Tour details:

By minibus – 239 km (5 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 9: BATUMI – BATUMI BOTANICAL GARDEN

After the breakfast, you will visit one of the most beautiful cities in Georgia – Batumi and its sights. You will see unique Batumi Botanical Garden, Peria Monastery with amazing views of Batumi and black sea. In the evening, you will return to Kvariati, where you will dine and rest.

Tour details:

By minibus – 30 km (1 hour)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 10: BATUMI – MESTIA – ENGURI RESERVOIR

On this day, you will depart for upper Svaneti, which is distinctive region of Georgia, with high mountains and medieval Svan towers. On the way, you will visit Enguri reservoir. You will overnight in Mestia, where you will dine and relax.

Tour details:

By minibus – 260 km (5 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 11: MESTIA – USHGULI COMMUNITY VILLAGES – MESTIA

On this day you will visit fascinating Svanetian villages of Ushguli community, which is UNESCO world cultural heritage site. on the way, you will see picturesque views, churches, villages. In the evening you will return to Mestia

Tour details:

By minibus – 100 km (4 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 12: MESTIA – CHALAADI GLACIER – ZURULDI MOUNTAIN

On this day, you will visit Chalaadi glacier – located at an altitude 1800 m. Later, via amazing cable car road you will visit Zuruldi Mountain, from where you can see breathtaking views of Svanetian Caucasus. In the evening you will visit Svaneti museum displaying unique exhibits.

Tour details:

By minibus – 40 km (1 hour)
Walking – 2 km (1 hour)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 13: MESTIA – KUTAISI – BAGRATI CATHEDRAL & GELATI MONASTERY

On this day, you will go to Kutaisi and in the afternoon you will visit Bagrati cathedral and Gelati monastery complex, which are UNESCO world cultural heritage site. you will dine and rest in the evening. Overnight will be in Kutaisi.

Tour details:

By minibus – 250 km (5-6 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 14: KUTAISI – PROMETHEUS CAVE – OKATSE & GOCHKADILI (MARTVILI) CANYONS – KUTAISI

After the breakfast you will visit Prometheus cave, which is exceptional natural monument of our country and hosts thousands of visitors annually. Length of cave amounts 1060m and combines several halls. You will also visit two more wonderful natural monuments – Okatse and Gochkadili (Martvili) canyons. Later, you will taste outstanding Georgian wine and cuisine. In the evening you will return to Kutaisi.

Tour details:

By minibus – 100 km (2-3 hours)
Walking – 4 km (2 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 15: KUTAISI – KATSKHI PILLAR – TBILISI

On this day, you will return to Tbilisi. On the way, you will visit unique Katskhi Pillar – a monastery built on 40 m pillar, where only one clergyman lives. In the afternoon after you return to Tbilisi, you will have free time to enjoy yourself in this amazing city. You will overnight in Tbilisi.

Tour details:

By minibus – 250 km (3-4 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 16: TBILISI WALKING TOUR – TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

On this day, you will have 3 hours walking tour in old Tbilisi. You will visit all tourist attractions of Tbilisi, such as Narikala fortress, bathhouses, Legvtakhevi, etc. you will also visit Kote Aphkhazi Street which is famous for being multicultural and multi religious. You will find synagogue, mosque and church on this street. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner at a Georgian restaurant, accompanied by traditional Georgian dances and songs. Later, you will have a transfer to the airport.

Tour details:

Walking – 6 km (3 hours)
Overnight – hotel

TOUR PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING:

  • Personal medicines
  • Personal hygiene items

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Pick up and transfer to the airport
  • Transportation via comfortable vehicle
  • Certified guide service
  • 15 overnights in the hotel
  • 2 wine tastings
  • 1 cuisine master class
  • Meals included for the duration of the tour

TOUR PRICE:

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Price per person1590€1640€1703€1783€1891€1970€2177€2523€2989€4839€

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