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Georgian Treasures - Tour in Georgia 6 Days

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  • Georgia is one of the first Christian countries in the world.
  • Discover beautiful, wild and mysterious regions of Georgia, such as Stepantsminda
  • Old Tbilisi sightseeing tour
  • Visit the ancient capital city of Georgia – Mtskheta
  • Visit UNESCO world heritage sites Jvari Monastery (VI c.) & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (XI c.)
  • Visit Vardzia Cave Town 
  • Visit Rabati Fortress and Borjomi Park and taste famous mineral water Borjomi

Georgia has a unique and ancient cultural heritage, and is famed for its traditions of hospitality and cuisine. Georgia is also known as the cradle of wine. This fact is known by 8000 years old archeological findings of grape pips inside antique clay pots. And, to add to this, it is also the land of the first human beings in Europe .

Tbilisi offers a wide variety of sights, most of them very ancient.

During this tour you will visit the ancient capital city of Georgia – the city of Mtskheta, which is not farer than 20 km from Tbilisi. Here you will see wonderful UNESCO heritage monuments like: the Jvari monastery of VII c., where the beautiful view on the confluence of two rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi are seen from, and the Svetitskhoveli cathedral of XI c – the architectural masterpiece of Georgian Renaissance.

This tour also offers you historical castles and churches. Rabati fortress is from 9th century, but there are buildings dated from 17th – 18th centuries. Rabati is unique because of a contrast of Georgian and Turkish cultures. In that fortress you will explore Georgian towers and churches, Turkish mosque and houses. Vardzia is literary town in rock. People who lived there had every little thing which is necessary for a place to call it a town. In Vardzia you will explore even wineries in rock, big halls, churches. Vardzia was built in 13th century .


Day 1
Tbilisi

Guests will be met by our airport representatives at a designated meeting point and will be transferred to the hotel. Free time. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 2
Full day sightseeing tour of Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel. Tbilisi sightseeing tour – the Old Town and the New City. The city offers a wide variety of sights, most of them very ancient. We begin our visit just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel in the compact area of Old Tbilisi. 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 Mtkvari river gorge.

After that, we visit the synagogue, and the Sioni and Anchiskhati churches, which mark the end of the Old Town. After we visit the treasury of the National Museum of Georgia (Georgian Archaeology from 8th millennium B.C.). Visit the holy trinity cathedral, the third biggest church in the world. Free evening. Spend the night in Tbilisi.

Day 3
Tbilisi – Mtsketa – Ananuri – Gudauri - Stefantsminda – Tbilisi

After breakfast in the hotel, we visit the ancient capital – Mtskheta and see its historical sites: Jvari monastery (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli cathedral (11th century). Both are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Then we drive north towards the Northern Caucasus along the well-known Georgian Military Road. On the way we visit Ananuri – a 17th century complex. An exciting drive from Gudauri along the Terek River will take us to Kazbegi – the main town in the region. From Kazbegi, drive with 4 WD vehicles to Gergeti Trinity church located at 2170m. In good weather you can see one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus – the mountain Kazbegi ( 5047 m) . Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 4
Tbilisi – Borjomi - Rabati castle – Vardzia

After breakfast in the hotel, we visit resort Borjomi. Borjomi is famous for its mineral water industry (which is the number one export of Georgia). You will be able to taste mineral water in the Borjomi Park. After we go to Akhaltsikhe where you will visit the fortress of Rabat. Rabati Castle is a medieval structure in Akhaltsikhe, which dates back to the 13th century.The castle complex is comprised of a mosque, a minaret, a synagogue, a Christian church, a palace, a citadel, as well as landscaped gardens, vineyards on terraces, outdoor pools with fountains, a history museum, a hotel, a restaurant, souvenir and wine shops.

Evening arrival in Varzia. Night: at the hotel in Vardzia or Akhaltsikhe

Day 5
Vardzia cave town – Khertvisi - Tbilisi

In the morning, you begin to explore cave city Vardzia (12th century), which is one of the highlights of the trip. There once were about 3,000 caves and 50,000 people lived there. You visit the church carved into the rock with amazing frescoes of the 12th century.

Rock-cut complexes forms integrate part of the landscape. Rock-cut structures of the nominated site have preserved interiors and planning type, which have not reached us in the samples of built architecture. This is especially vivid in the samples of vernacular architecture, monk cells, subsidiary and public structures. Rock-cut monuments preserved in Vardzia-Khertvisi gorge comprise quite vast chronological limits - from the 8th-9th cc. up to 15th-16th cc. They make to possible to trace development of the type from simple caves up to grand, multi-tiered complexes. This gorge has preserved rock-cut villages with the unique samples of dwellings, minor and great monastic complexes, with the masterpieces of the medieval mural painting, as well as epigraphical monuments containing important historical records.

Also, that we can visit Vanis Kvabebi which was a monastery in the 7th century. The monastery complex provides spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. (the way is difficult - 2 km by walk, we will see this amazing monastery only by your wish).

Arrival in Tbilisi. Night: at the hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 6
Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Transfer to the Airport

Included
  • Transportation by comfortable minivan, minibus or bus
  • 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
  • Bottle of mineral water
Excluded
  • International flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Single room supplement
  • Service except described
  • Alcoholic beverages
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