DISCOVER GEORGIA 11 Days
Day 01 - Arrival in Tbilisi, Tbilisi City Tour
Meeting at the air port and transfer to the hotel.
Tbilisi city tour. Walking tour in famous Sulfuric Baths district, (Abanotubani) and Legvtakhevi Waterfall, visit Metekhi church (12th Century) and Narikala fortress, (4th Century) panoramic view of the city from the hill where located monument mother of Georgia. ( Kartlis deda) Visit national museum of Georgia and main avenue, Rustaveli. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 02 - Kakheti Region
Kakheti located in Eastern part of Georgia and it is known as the region of the wine. Unique and award winning Georgian wines and brandie are produced here. The earliest archaeological evidence of wine production yet found has been at sites in Georgia 6000 C. BC. Visit the Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe,(6th Century) and Sighnaghi, city of the love. After Sighnaghi we will stop at the local family, for wine tour, in Gujaani town. Visit local family winery, degustation of family, red and white wines, produced with Georgian KVEVRI traditions and homemade vodka CHACHA. Continue our way to Gremi monastery complex (16th Century) and Lord Alexander Chavchavadze palace in Tsinandali village. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 03 - Mckheta - Kazbegi
We drive to visit the ancient capital and religious centre of Georgia – Mtskheta (3000 years old) and see its historical places: Jvari church (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) where the Robe of Christ is buried. Both Jvari and Svetitskhoveli are UNESCO World Heritage sites. On the way visit Ananuri architectural complex (17th century), the two churches and the fortress overlook the Zhinvali water reservoir. Arrival in Kazbegi town, jeep tour to Gergeti Trinity Church (13th Century) located at 2175m. walking tour to visit Gveleti waterfalls. Drive back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 04 - Gori - Ufliscikhe - Kutaisi
After the breakfast drive to visit Gori, The city where was born Joseph Stalin. Here we will make a visit to Museum of Joseph Stalin. Then we go to visit Uplistsikhe (“Lord’s fortress”), an ancient town built in a rock, dating from II ML BC to the Middle Ages. Then continue way to Kutaisi, (more than 3000 years old) the capital of antique kingdom of the Colchis in the II millennium BC, as the archaeological facts indicates. It is considered by historians, that Kutaisi was the residency of King Aeëtes and the last destination of Argonauts, during their fabled journey to Colchis. Overnight in Kutaisi.
Day 05 - Kutaisi - Mestia
After breakfast, Kutaisi city tour. The tour contains following: visiting Bagrati Temple(11th century) Gelati Church, (12th century) which is also in UNESCO’s heritage; Sataplia cave. Afterwards, begins the – journey to Svaneti, the place of the glaciers, highest mountains and traditions. En route, visit Enguri Dam, highest reservoir in the world, with stunning view of Samegrelo region and Svaneti mountains. Arrival in Svaneti, Mestia and dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Mestia.
Day 06 - Mestia - Ushguli -Mestia
In the morning a three-hour drive will take us to the highest permanent village in Europe – Ushguli (2200m). Ushguli is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village is most famous for its abundance of watchtowers and this is where you get the view of the highest mountain in Georgia – Mt. Shkhara (5068m). We can take a leisure walk along the village narrow alleys and visit Lamaria Church (12th century). Drive back to Mestia.
Day 07 - Mestia - Batumi
After breakfast travel to the Black seacoast. En route, visit beautiful Dadiani Palace in Zugdidi and former residence of Dadiani Dynasty. Continue the way to Batumi, the most beautiful city of Georgia. In Batumi visit: Ali and Nino Statue, Statue of Medea, reminds visitors myth about Colchis and the Golden Fleece; Apollo Statue makes the city more interesting. Walk across the shore in Batumi Boulevard. Overnight in Batumi.
Day 08 - Batumi - Akhalcikhe
After breakfast, drive to Batumi Botanical Garden near Mtsvane Kontskhi. Afterwards drive to South-Western part of Georgia. Arrive in Akhaltsikhe. Visit multicultural complex of Rabat. Overnight at a hotel in Akhaltsikhe.
Day 09 - Akhalcikhe - Vardzia - Akhalcikhe
After breakfast, drive to Vardzia, hewn in the stone town. (XII-XIII c.c). cave town of the Golden Age. The cave complex stretching over half a kilometer once consisted of some 3000 caves and was one of the best examples of Georgia’s renaissance. The complex has a substantial role in political, educational, cultural and moral life of Georgia. Also, temple of Assumption, furnished with murals, is placed in the centre of the complex.
Day 10 - Akhalcikhe - Tbilisi
Today we drive via Tsalka to Tbilisi. We enjoy breathtaking views of beautiful lakes and bald hills on our way. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 11 - Departure
Departure transfer to Tbilisi international air port.