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Georgian Mountains Tour 8 days

Georgia
Wild nature , Walking tours , Sightseeing , Mountain , Family Tripadvisor
Starts
Tbilisi
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From 999 EUR
8 Days
Private tour
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No hidden fees
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Total price:
1999 EUR

Highlights

  • Discover Beautiful, wild and mysterious regions of Georgia, such as Stepantsminda, Juta, Gudauri, Svaneti.
  • You will see Magnificent canyons and real footprints of Dinosaurs in Sataplia Reserve 
  • Georgia is one of the first Christian countries in the world.
  • Situated at the important crossroads, Georgia has a unique and ancient cultural heritage and is famed for traditions of hospitality and cuisine.
  • Georgia is also known as the cradle of wine.
  • Georgia abounds in natural variety.

Description

Georgian Mountains Tour - Visit Natural Beauties of Caucasus Mountains only in 8 Days

Georgia is a land of endless wonders.  Once experienced, it will stay with you forever. Exploring Georgia mountains is a constant pleasure, especially for walkers and hikers, the country is a heaven.

In this mystical land, you have the opportunity to visit summer and winter resorts at the same time and fully enjoy your weekends and holidays.

Tbilisi – city with multifaceted culture. Walking the streets of Tbilisi you discover the many galleries, shops, and various varnishes, try fresh bread, enjoy a glass of wine at a small cafe in the lengthwise narrow streets of the old City Center and listen to local musicians who convey the spirit of this amazing city.

Stepantsminda is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful small towns in the world. The reason to be proud is that among them is Stepantsminda, also known as Kazbegi, the small highland town in north-eastern Georgia surrounded by the huge Caucasus Mountains. The place is also famous for its unique medieval Gergeti Trinity Church (Holy Trinity Church), built in the 14th century. The church stands at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi, overlooking the beautiful town of Stepantsminda.

Kutaisi – the city of humor. Amazing hospitality, sense of humor and local tunes immediately give a feel of the spirit of this city.

Prometheus cave, Martvili and Okatse Canyons in Georgia are the most beautiful and rare nature spots that should be seen while staying in Georgia. You can enjoy the incredible scenery of the waterfalls, the emerald-green river and take a boat trip on it. The water is crystal clear and is surrounded by green forest that is reflected in the river and strengthens its emerald color.

Sataplia reserve - where the footprints of Herbivorous and Raptor dinosaurs of different epochs are found. Sataplia dinosaurs are called “Satapliazaurus” and are different from Europian dinosaurs.

Dadiani Palace - The museum complex includes palaces of the Samegrelo queen Ekaterine Chavchavadze - Dadiani and Prince Niko Dadiani, court church, and the botanic garden. In 1850 Prince David Dadiani organized museum in the palace and displayed unique numismatic materials from the present-day village Nokalakevi, the antique period town and Dadiani family collections of medieval European armor and weapons, ethnographic objects and fine art.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival

Meeting with guide and driver at the lobby of the hotel and begging Tbilisi half-day tour (16:00).  The city offers a wide variety of sights, most of them very ancient. Starting at the church of Metekhi, we walk to the brick domes of sulfur baths and then on to spectacularly located Narikala’s fortress – one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia, overlooking the Mtkvari river gorge. Metekhi Church is located in the ancient historical district of Metekhi, on the left bank of the Mtkvari River, in old Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 2
Tbilisi – Jvari Monastery – Ananuri – Gudauri - Juta –Stepantsminda

You will drive north towards the Northern Caucasus along the well-known Georgian Military Road.

The first stop will be Jvari Monastery- VI century church and monastery, located in the east of Mtskheta, at the mouth of the river Mtkvari and Aragvi, on the rocky mountain peak. Jvari Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here there is kept the Robe of Jesus Christ which had been brought from Jerusalem in I c. A true architectural masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages. Built on a hilltop, the views it affords of Mtskheta and the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers are breathtaking and great for selfies!

After visit the Ananuri complex, a former residence of Argveti Dukes. The complex features churches and towers dating back to the 16-17th centuries, beautifully overlooking the Jinvali reservoir. The buildings included in the complex are: upper and lower fortress, fence, towers, Church of the mother of God, Church of the Deity, “Mkurnali” Church, bell tower, octagonal cell, and reservoirs;

Continue our drive to see the conjunction of two small mountain rivers famous for the fact that being different in color they still keep their own colors even after merging. 

Continue our incredible tour and now visit the Gudauri Friendship monument, also known as Gudauri Panorama- located 120 KM from Tbilisi, on the Georgian Military Highway connecting to Russia. The monument is very vivid and colorful, however, most of its beauty is thanks to the location. Georgia-Russia Friendship monument is a circular balcony hanging off of a 600-meter cliff with amazing views of the Caucasus Mountains.

This is a trip to the highest-situated town – Juta, you can spend an amazing day hiking in Juta Valley. You can expect beautiful mountain views, small waterfalls, and a nice little lake. Coffee and refreshments are available at several spots. Overnight in Stepantsminda.

Day 3
Stepantsminda – Dariali - Kutaisi

After breakfast, we will visit the Dariali gorge. The Dariali Gorge is called the Gate of the Caucasus. During this tour we will visit all the most important places of the Gorge, and we will stop at several viewpoints from which we will take fantastic pictures (the gorge is 1000 meters deep). We will see the complex of monasteries, which is located at the very border with Russia.

Our last stop and the main attraction of the tour is Kazbegi (Stepantsminda) and its amazing Mount Kazbegi, where the Gergeti Trinity Church is built - located at an altitude of 2170 m.

From Kazbegi ride in 4 WD vehicles through beautiful valleys and woods reaching the Gergeti Trinity church. In good weather, you can see one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus – the mountain Kazbegi at 5047m. Enjoy breathtaking views, take pictures breathe fresh air, and collect lots of emotions. 

 Continue the way to Kutaisi. On the way, you will have time for lunch.

Overnight in Kutaisi.

Day 4
Kutaisi – Prometheus cave - Dadiani Palace -Mestia

After breakfast, we will visit the cave of Prometheus - one of Georgia’s natural wonders providing visitors with breathtaking examples of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes. There are 22 halls found, where just 6 halls are open for tourists. It is possible to walk through the length of 1420 meters in the cave's territory visit the halls and enjoy a boat tour by walking the river. Discover real masterpieces of nature - stalactites and stalagmites at Prometheus Cave, which are the most beautiful forms created by nature. While visiting the cave, hanging waterfalls are waiting for you

Continue the way to Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum, one of Georgia’s most beautiful examples of 19th-century architecture. Dadiani Palace was the home of the final ruling family of the Principality of Samegrelo, whose reign ended in 1857 when Russian Imperial rule began. The complex was built primarily by Russian architect Leonid Vassilyev. It includes the palace of EkaterineChavchavadze-Dadiani, the last queen of Samegrelo, a residence for her son Niko Dadiani, a monastery, and a large garden which is now the Zugdidi Botanical Gardens. Continue the way to Svaneti. 

Overnight in Mestia

Day 5
Mestia – Ushguli – Mestia

After breakfast, we will see the Museum of History and Ethnography. The Museum's collections include important archeological and ethnographic materials, a rich collection of Georgian manuscripts, and Georgian Orthodox icons painted in the unique Svan style. After we will drive to the Tetnuldi Mountain Ski Resort, where you can admire and take photos of the beautiful landscapes.

After visiting Tetnuldi Mountain continue the way to Ushguli village. Recognized as the Upper Svaneti UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ushguli is the highest continuously inhabited settlement in Europe. Compared to somewhat more developed towns like Mestia, Ushguli has been "saved" by its particularly inaccessible location, which helped preserve the village's timeless feel.
Ushguli is home to remnants of one of the most ancient fortresses of Svaneti, which dates back to the reign of Queen Tamar and includes 37 towers thought to date back to medieval times. The Church of Saint Lamaria, Mother of God, is located on one of the highest points in Ushguli, together with a building tradition­ally used as a meeting place for village elders. After visiting the fortress and the Lamaria Church, we will come back to Mestia. 

Overnight in Mestia

Day 6
Mestia - Martvili Canyon – Kutaisi.

After breakfast come back to Samegrelo and visit Martvili canyon, an amazing place where we can walk on the small trail in a natural canyon of the river Abasha, we can see unique Kolkheti forests flora with impressive waterfalls. The canyon trail is very small and we will walk for about 40 minutes. 700 m long stone-paved circular route starts from Martvili Canyon visitor center and crosses the Dadiani historical trail. There are 2 bridges, 3 platform views, and a historical 30 steps stair constructed of large limestone boulders.

Visitors can enjoy a 300-meter boat tour on river Abasha and beautiful views of the mountain river canyon. Overnight in Kutaisi

Overnight in Kutaisi.

Day 7
Kutaisi (Tskaltubo) –Sataplia reserve– Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel. Visiting incredible Beautiful cave - „SATAPLIA CAVE“, where you can find footprints of ancient animals – Dinosaurs. This is the place where the footprints of Herbivorous and Raptor dinosaurs of different epochs are found. Sataplia dinosaurs are called “Satapliazaurus” and are different from European dinosaurs.  The magic atmosphere of the Sataplia and Prometheus caves, millions of years old stalactites and stalagmites make you imagine that you are traveling in the lost world. Continue the way to Tbilisi. 

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 8
Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer End of the tour

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Included
  • Transportation by comfortable sedan, minivan or minibus
  • 4 WD vehicle for Ushguli
  • 4 WD vehicle for Gergeti
  • Accommodation in twin rooms at the hotels
  • English speaking guide service for whole the trip
  • Catering service - breakfasts at the hotels
  • Entrance fees in museums
  • Bottle of mineral water
Excluded
  • International flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Lunch & dinner
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From 999 EUR
8 Days
Private tour
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1999 EUR

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