Discover the country with outstanding examples of medieval Georgian architecture, millennia traditions, rich culture and history with the 7-day Georgia highlights tour.
Duration: 7 Day Distance: 850 Km
Day 1: Tbilisi-arrival
Arrival in Tbilisi Transfer to the hotel.
DAY 2: Tbilisi tour-Metekhi church-Narikala Fortress-National Botanical Garden-Sulphar Bath houses-Bridge of Peace-Dry Bridge Market-The Holy Trinity Sameba Cathedral-Mtasminda-Saint David's church-funicular complex
Meet your guide to start sightseeing tour in Tbilis. Start at Metekhi church and monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Take a cable car to Narikala Fortress to enjoy breat-htaking panoramic view of the city. Walk down to the National Botanical Garden of georgia.
Continue to the district of Sulphar Bath houses, then to The Bridge of Peace and Dry Bridge Market where you can find art exhibitions and antique items for sale. visit to the The Holy Trinity Sameba Cathedral one of the largest orthodox cathedrals in the world.
after then go to Mtasminda “The Holy Mountain” is at the altitude of 729 m above the sea level, with a leading position over the city. Near the Saint David's church there is a pantheon of famous Georgian public figures, Above the Holy Mtatsminda mountain there is a park overlooking the city, with nice attractions for children, and different types of restaurants for adults. There is special tram that drives passengers to the park.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Kazbgi tour-jvari-Jhinvali water reservoir-Ananuri-Black Aragvi and White Aragvi rivers-Peace Monument-The Gergeti Trinity Church-Tbilisi
We start our trip by driving to Jvari Monastery Built in the 6th century stands on a mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking Mtskheta, the former capital of Georgia.
the next to Jhinvali water reservoir, is located Ananuri-XVI-XVIII centuries castle complex where’s collected and saved cultural, military and secular monuments. Continue to Pasanauri, on the way visit Confluence of Black Aragvi and White Aragvi rivers.
continue driving to Kazbegi. En-route, make a stop at the “Peace Monument” near Gudauri (2196 m above sea level) built in 1983 under Soviet rule. It was dedicated to the Treaty of Georgievsk (a 1783 treaty which paved the way for Russian Imperial expansion into Georgia) and the 200th anniversary of Georgia-Russia friendship, where from you’ll see wonderful view.
On the way of Kazbegi you'll stop and taste Acidic water in Vedza, which comes from the ground and is saturated with minerals and iron. It is useful for the body, especially for the stomach. On this place, stones and sand are rusty and covered with yellow color.
Arrive in Kazbegi, walk to The Gergeti Trinity Church located at an altitude of 2170 m. You will enjoy breath-taking views to the Mount kazbegi and back. Return to Tbilisi.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Tbilisi-Shuamta-Telavi-Tsinandali-Alaverdi-Gremi-Nekresi
Pick up from the hotel and departure from Tbilisi to Kakheti region.the cradle of Georgian wine.
Our first stop will be in Shuamta monaster Two of the most important and beautiful architectural monuments of Kakheti are the Dzveli (old) and Akhali (new) Shuamta Monasteries. both of them stand in a forest of deciduous trees, which makes them look even more fascinating.
Continue to Telavi the main main city and administrative center of Georgia's eastern province of Kakheti, then in Tsinandali Museum is Kakhetian residence of the 19 th century Prince,poet and public figure, Alexandre Chavchavadze. In 1835 he renovated the estate, built a new place and a decorative garden. Here, Chavchavadze frequently entertained foreign guests with music, wit, and most especially the fine vintages made at his estate winery (marani).
An excellent round-up of the tour will see Alaverdy Monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastery located near Telavi in the Alazani-River valley in Kakheti region. Founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph Alaverdeli, the monastery dates to the 6 th century but the present day cathedral replaces a smaller church and was built in the 11 th century by Kvirike III of Kakheti.
Final stop for today tour is Gremi and Nekresi. Gremi is a 16 th-century architectural monument-the royal citadel and and the Church of the Archangels in Kakheti Georgia, Nekresi is a historic town in Kakheti, Georgia, in modern day Kvareli Municipality, near the village of Shilda. The town was established by king Pharnajom. In the 4 th century AD, king Thrdat built a church in this place.
Enjoy the evening views of High Caucasus Mountains..
overnight in Kvareli.
Day 5: Whinery Khareba-Lagodekhi
After breakfast at the Hotel drive to Whinery Khareba in Kvareli, Take an excursion to wine museum, where the wine fermenting process is presented step by step.
Lagodekhi Located at the foot of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, lies within Georgian wine country. it has a number of nearby waterfalls and includes the Lagodekhi Nature Reserve, established in 1912 and first noted by Polish botanist Ludwik Młokosiewicz for having a variety of tree.
Lagodekhi located in the extreme northeastern part of Georgia, in Lagodekhi municipality and include Lagodekhi Strict Nature Reserve and Lagodekhi Managed Reserve.Lagodekhi Protected Areas can offer various complexity and different length routes for tourists. 5 marked and well-organized trails offer a wide variety of hiking, educational, horse riding and cultural tours on rich wild landscape of Lagodekhi Protected Areas. 600 meter nature interpretation path is arranged in the Administration yard especially for children.
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Sleeping bag: 5 Gel
Camping mat: 3 Gel
Horse service: 50 Gel
Picnic area: 1 picnic table-15 Gel
Camp site: per person: 5 Gel
Enjoy the evening views of High Caucasus Mountains.
overnight in Wald Hotel located in National park of Lagodekhi.
day 6: Sighnagi-Monastery of st.Nino at bodbe-Tbilisi
After breakfast at the Hotel drive to Sighnagi ancient town also called “City of Love” and encircled by beautiful 18 th c.defensive wall. For its romantic location it is called city of love.
Monastery of st.Nino at bodbe is located 2 km from Signagi. Associated with St. Nino, the 4 th-century female evangelist, the monastery is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia.
Return to Tbilisi with unforgettable impressions.
Day 7: transfer to Tbilisi International Airport
Check-out from the hotel. Free time until transfer to Tbilisi International Airport. End of the tour.