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Wonders of Georgia - Tour in Georgia 10 Days

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  • Discover Beautiful, wild and mysterious regions of Georgia
  • Georgia is one of the first Christian countries in the world.
  • Georgia is the motherland of wine.
  • Old Tbilisi sightseeing tour
  • Explore UNESCO world heritage sites Jvari Monastery (VI c.) & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (XI c.). Gelati Monastery complex – founded in 12th century.
  • Discover different Georgia Javakheti region which is totally different by climate and landscape, located on 2 000 Meter above the sea level, it is huge volcanic plateau
  • Visit Prometheus cave - one of Georgia’s natural wonders providing visitors with breathtaking examples of stalactites.
  • Discover natural beauties of Martvili Canyon.
  • Explore the picturesque panoramic views of Svaneti
  • Visit village Ushguli, the highest village in Europe

We offer you a cultural tour of Georgia. This tour will introduce you with Georgian culture, traditions, historical monuments, cuisine and wine. You will discover Georgian ancient culture and traditions, unique cave towns and architectural monuments – UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

You will explore cultural and historical sites as well as, amazing caves and canyons in region and enjoy beautiful nature.

During this tour you will visit the ancient capital city of Georgia – the city of Mtskheta, 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.

Visiting the sightseeing of the second biggest city of Georgia – Kutaisi, which according to the legend was the ultimate destination of the Jason and Argonauts searching for the Golden Fleece. 

Martvili canyon & Okatse Canyon are one of the marvelous places located in the Western Georgia and the most popular destinations in Georgia country.

By visiting the region Svaneti you will discover the amazing isolated culture, totally different from the other world, the stories about brave Svanetian people will make you surprise. This is a region where Georgians were keeping the treasure of the country in different periods to save it from the invaders.

Day 1
Tbilisi – arrival

Arrive Tbilisi International Airport. Meet your guide and drive to Tbilisi. Check-in to hotel at noon.

Tbilisi sightseeing tour – the Old Town and the New City. We begin our tour at 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 Narikala fortress – 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, walking along Rustaveli Avenue – the main street in Visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral, the third biggest Orthodox Church in the world. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
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 (5047m). Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 3
Tbilisi - Javakheti lakes – Vardzia

Drive to South Georgia, Samtskhe-javakheti region. On the way you will pass amazing, very different nature in Georgia, Javakheti volcanic plateau, up to 2 000meter. The difference from the other part of Georgia is that here landscape is almost empty, here you can’t find forest, that is why climate here is one of the most cold and harsh in Georgia. Here you will see several beautiful lakes: Paravani and Sagamo lakes.

Lake Sagamo – literally the name means Evening. Close to the lake located village Sagamo. The lake is tectonic origin, in winter completely frozen.

Pharavani lake, altitude 2 080m. The lake is biggest in the country.

After we arrive at Vardzia Cave town, very impressive historical-cultural monument, founded in 12th century, 13 floors and hundreds of rooms, halls and churches, huge complex made in rocks. 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. Overnight in Vardzia or Akhaltsikhe.

Day 4
Rabati castle – Borjomi - Kutaisi

After breakfast visit the fortress of Rabat. Rabati Castle is a medieval structure in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia, 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. 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. Drive to Kutaisi the second biggest city in Georgia. Overnight in Kutaisi

Day 5
Kutaisi city tour – Prometheus cave – Martvili canyon

Kutaisi is the second biggest city in Georgia which, according to the legend was the ultimate destination of the Jason and Argonauts searching for the Golden Fleece. Visit Bagrati Cathedral (XI c.), Gelati Academy (XII c.) built by King David the Builder. After driving to Kutaisi, we will visit Prometheus cave - one of Georgia’s natural wonders providing visitors with breathtaking examples of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes.

Drive to Martvili canyon, 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 about 40 minutes. Overnight in Kutaisi.

Day 6
Kutaisi – Mestia

After breakfast drive to mysterious Svaneti region through Enguri gorge. Svaneti is known for its original architecture and is called “the Country of Thousand Towers. Mestia still has dozens of such medieval stone houses with the watchtowers and inhabited towers which were used to protect valleys and churches (the 10 th – 14 th centuries). Visit Mestia Ethnographical Museum, Svan original house “machubi” and tower “koshki”. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7
Mestia – Ushguli – Mestia

After breakfast at hotel drive to Ushguli village, the highest standing settlement in Europe (2,200 m). Spend time in Ushguli strolling old narrow streets. Visit Lamaria Church complex with impressive wall frescos (XII). Locals believe that it was under this church that Queen Tamara was buried. Enjoy picturesque view of Mt. Shkhara. Ushguli architectural complex is a valuable architectural and historical monument listed in the World heritage of UNESCO for its exclusiveness. There are about 70 families living in Ushguli (around 200 people). Return to Mestia and overnight at hotel.

Day 8
Mestia – Zugdidi – Kutaisi

Drive back to Kutaisi after breakfast. On the way, stop at Dadiani’s (Princes of West Georgia) Palace in Zugdidi. 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 Ekaterine Chavchavadze-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 driving to Kutaisi. Overnight in Kutaisi.

Day 9
Kutaisi – Gori – Uplistsikhe –Tbilisi

After breakfast drive back to Tbilisi. On the way visit Gori. Explore Joseph Stalin museum featuring original house where he was born, and his private armored train carriage. Continue to Uplistsikhe (“Fortress of God”). Uplistsikhe is located on the left bank of Mtkvari River and is notable for unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures and the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. Arrive in Tbilisi. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10
Tbilisi – departure

Check-out from the hotel. Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport. Departure. End of the tour.

Included
  • Transportation by comfortable minivan, minibus or bus
  • 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 - half board (breakfasts at the hotels and dinners at the best local restaurants)
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottle of mineral water
Excluded
  • International flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Single room supplement
  • Service except described
  • Alcoholic beverages
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