Tour in Georgia - Georgian City Life
Discover one oldest country in the world – Georgia. Georgia is one of the first Christian countries in the world. Situated at the important crossroads, Georgia has a unique and ancient cultural heritage. Georgia is famed for traditions of hospitality and cuisine. Georgia is also known as the cradle of wine. Georgia abounds in natural variety.
Every citizen of Georgia cities – Tbilisi, Sighnaghi, Kutaisi and Batumi believes that there is no other place in the world better or more beautiful than their hometowns … After examining each city it must be mentioned that you will find something close and interesting to you. 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. Sighnaghi is a city known for its hospitality, smiling faces and plentiful selection of wines and an amazing kitchen. Wooden balconies and beautiful homes overlooking the narrow streets create an unforgettable image. Sighnaghi is called the city of love. Kutaisi – the city of humor. Amazing hospitality, sense of humor and local tunes immediately give a feel of the spirit of this city. The lovely seaside town of Batumi is famous for its hospitality, where you are greeted in every home and it has coffee for every guest.
Arrive in Tbilisi after your flight, you need to reach the hotel, you can check in any time after 14:00 Tbilisi time. Meeting in the lobby of the hotel at 19:00 Tbilisi time (UTC 04:00) and drive to Restaurant Funicular, where you will have welcome dinner.
Night: at the hotel in Tbilisi.
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.), walking along Rustaveli Avenue – the main street in Tbilisi. Visit the holy trinity cathedral, the third biggest church in the world. Dinner in the local restaurant, tasting Georgian dishes. Spend the night in Tbilisi
After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive along the well-known Georgian Military Road. On the way, we visit Ananuri – a 17th-century architectural 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 through beautiful valleys and woods brings us to Gergeti Trinity church located at 2170m. In good weather, you can see for a moment one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus – the mountain Kazbegi (5047m). We go back to the Tbilisi. Dinner in the local restaurant, tasting Georgian dishes and wine.
After breakfast, you will explore the centuries-long history of Kakheti wine culture. You will drive to Sighnaghi, a beautiful town founded in the 18th century that overlooks amazing Alazani Valley and spectacular Great Caucasus Mountains. You can visit great Georgian Painter - Niko Firosmani Museum. You will visit Bodbe Monastery -Georgian Orthodox monastic complex, where Saint Nino was buried. After we will explore Tsinandali Palace - Aleksandre Chavchavadze’s Museum, where you can taste Tsinandali wine at Museum's cellar. Chavchavadze built a decorative garden in 1835. Chavchavadze built Georgia’s oldest and largest winery where he combined European and centuries-long Georgian winemaking traditions. Drive back o Tbilisi. Dinner in the restaurant.
After breakfast in the hotel, we visit the ancient capital and the religious center of Georgia – Mtskheta (3000 years old) and see its historical sites: the Jvari monastery (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli cathedral (11th century), where it is said, Christ’s shroud is buried. Both Jvari and Svetitskhoveli are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Sightseeing Excursions in Gori. We may stop at Uplistsikhe Cave Town-Fortress, which history begins in the I-II millennium B.C. or Stalin’s museum in Gori. Evening arrival in Kutaisi. Dinner in the local restaurant.
After the breakfast Sightseeing tour of Kutaisi, it is the capital of the western region of Imereti. Visit Bagrat Cathedral - this majestic cathedral is towering over Kutaisi and visible from any point of the city. This greatest culture and architecture monument of Georgia was constructed in the 10 th – 11 th centuries. Gelati Monastery - is a masterpiece of the Golden Age of medieval Georgia, a period of political strength and economic growth between the 11th and 13th centuries. Visit the amazing caves Sataplia. The Sataplia Nature Reserve is a place where you can see very interesting natural sights, walk in nature and enjoy magnificent views. Also, the guests 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. Taste local food and wine. Evening – arrival in Batumi.
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Batumi. Visit Gonio Fortress (3rd century BC)- is the oldest fortress in Georgia. The name derives from one of the characters of the myth of the Argonauts (Apsaros = brother of Medea). The earliest archeological layers date back to the 8th and 7th centuries BC. A cemetery of the 5th century BC, south of the castle, was established by the Colchis kingdom (one of the Georgian kingdoms). You will also visit Batumi Botanical Garden which is located 9 km north of the city of Batumi in Mtsvane Kontskhi (“Green Cape”) and occupies a 111-hectare area of land. Batumi Botanical Garden which is unique as it contains flora from nine phytogeographic areas: East Asia, North America, New Zealand, South America, the Himalayas, Mexico, Australia, the Mediterranean, and the Caucasian humid subtropics. You can enjoy the magnificent views of the Botanical Garden which overlooks the Black Sea. Taste Adjarian cuisine. Overnight in Batumi.
After breakfast at the hotel you move forward to Tbilisi, this beautiful tour will be finished at 14:00 Tbilisi time (UTC 04:00) in Tbilisi (International Airport for departure or Freedom Square).
- Transportation by comfortable sedan, minivan or minibus
- Accommodation in twin rooms at the hotels
- English speaking guide service for whole the trip
- Catering service - half board (breakfasts at the hotels and dinners at the best local restaurants)
- Entrance fees
- Bottle of mineral water
- International flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Single room supplement
- Tips and personal expenses
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