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Eastern Georgia Cultural Tour

 PRICE: 963

 Duration: 9 nights, 10 days

 Availability: Anytime

Via this tour, we offer our guests to explore cultural and geographical sights of Georgia; get to know Georgia’s 3000 years history; find out more about the country, which was creating its original and unique culture at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.

Georgian well-known hospitality, exceptional cuisine; 8000 years unbroken tradition of wine making and eternally snow-capped mountain peaks of Caucasus distinct Georgia as the best place for inspiration.

Discover this wonderful country, unknown to many, which you will definitely fall in love with!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • David Gareja Monastery
  • Bodbe Monastery
  • Sighnaghi
  • Alaverdi cathedral
  • Ujarma fortress
  • Stepantsminda
  • Mtskheta
  • Borjomi
  • Vardzia cave city
  • Tbilisi

TOUR DETAILS:

  • Category: cultural activities
  • Available: all year round
  • Age: 12-75
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Route length by transport: 1206 km
  • Group size: optional

ITINERARY:

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

DAY 2: TBILISI – DAVID GAREJA MONASTERY – BODBE MONASTERY – SIGHNAGHI

After the breakfast, you will depart for Kakheti, which is 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 Bodbe Monastery, where, according to the legend, the enlightener of Georgia St. Nino is buried. You will also visit Sighnaghi city, from where beautiful views of Alazani valley and south Caucasus can be observed. In the evening, you will have wine tasting and dinner.

Tour details:

By minibus – 180 km (3 hours)
Walking – 1 km
Overnight – hotel

DAY 3: SIGHNAGHI – TSINANDALI – NEKRESI – GREMI – CUISINE MASTER CLASS IN NAPAREULI
 
On this day, you will visit must see sights of Kakheti, such as Tsinandali museum with wonderful garden and wine cellar, which belonged to Chavchavadze noble family. Later, you will have an excursion in Shumi Winery, where you will be able to observe Georgian wine making tradition. You will also have wine tasting and lunch on the veranda of the Winery. Afterwards, you will visit Gremi Architectural monument (XVI century) and Nekresi (VI century), which is one of the oldest monasteries in Georgia. The overnight will be in Napareuli village, where you will have Georgian cuisine master class: barbeque, cooking Khinkali, making Churchkhela and baking Georgian bread.

Tour details:

By minibus – 90 km (2 hours)
Walking – 1 km
Overnight – hotel

DAY 4: ALAVERDI CATHEDRAL – UJARMA FORTRESS – TBILISI

On this day, you will pay a visit to Alaverdi Cathedral (XI century), which is located at Alazani valley. After lunch, in the afternoon, via Gombori pass (from where wonderful views can be observed) you will return to Tbilisi. On the way, you will visit 5th century Ujarma fortress. In the evening you will have dinner at the restaurant.

Tour details:

By minibus – 116 km (2 hours)
Walking – 1 km
Overnight – hotel

DAY 5: TBILISI – ANANURI – GUDAURI – STEPANTSMINDA

On this day, via old military road you will head to Stepantsminda. On the way, you will visit Ananuri fortress (XI century), picturesque alpine and sub-alpine meadows, skiing resort Gudauri and via Jvari pass (located at an altitude 2379m), you will descend to Stepantsminda. Here, you will see Bidara travertine – a natural monument. Later, via minivan you will go to the stunning Gergeti Holy Trinity Church, from where striking views of Mount Kazbek (5047m) and town Stepantsminda can be observed.

Tour details:

By minibus – 180 km (3 hours)
By minivan – 15 km (1 hour)
Walking – 1 km
Overnight – hotel

DAY 6: STEPANTSMINDA – MTSKHETA – NATAKHTARI

On this day, you will return from Stepantsmina and will head to former capital city of Georgia – Mtskheta, which is UNESCO world cultural heritage site. You will also visit Jvari monastery (VI century) from where wonderful views of Mskheta unfold. You will overnight in Natakhtari.

Tour details:

By minibus – 160 km (2.30 hours)
Walking – 2 km
Overnight – hotel

DAY 7: BORJOMI – AKHALTSIKHE – VARDZIA

On this day, you will visit resort Borjomi (famous for mineral water “Borjomi”); fascinating Green Monastery; attractive Rabati fortress; wonderful Safara Monastery (IX century) and magnificent rock-hewn city Vardzia (XII century).

Tour details:

By minibus – 240 km (3-4 hours)
Walking – 2 km
Overnight – hotel

DAY 8: VARDZIA – AKHALKALAKI – TSALKA – TBILISI

On this day, you will return to Tbilisi. On the way, you will visit Khertvisi fortress; Poka nunnery, where you can buy unique handmade objects. You will also visit charming Sagamo and Paravani lakes. In the afternoon, you will be in Tbilisi and, in case of desire you will be able to visit well-known Tbilisi sulfur baths.

Tour details:

By minibus – 240 km (4 hours)
Walking – 1 km
Overnight – hotel

DAY 9: TBILISI WALKING TOUR

On this day, you will have 3 hours walking tour in the capital of Georgia. You will see all must see sights of Tbilisi. Via cable car you will visit Mtatsminda Park, from where you can observe amazing view of Tbilisi. You can also visit popular dry bridge – a market, where you can buy antiques, handmade objects and souvenirs. In the evening, you will have farewell dinner with Georgian dances and folklore.

Tour details:

Walking – 3 km
Overnight – hotel

DAY 10: FREE DAY – TRANSFER TO TBILISI AIRPORT

TOUR PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING:

  • Personal medicines
  • Personal hygiene items

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

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

TOUR PRICE:

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Price per person963€991€1026€1070€1130€1177€1293€1486€1730€2745€

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