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CULTURAL ROOTS OF GEORGIA

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  • Georgia has a unique and ancient cultural heritage
  • Explore Georgian culture, traditions, historical monuments, cuisine and wine
  • Explore cave city Vardzia (12th century) and Khertvisi fortress (10th century)
  • Learn about different ways of winemaking and taste many local wines and dishes

Situated at the important crossroads where Europe meets Asia, Georgia has a unique and ancient cultural heritage, and is famed for its traditions of hospitality and cuisine. From fantastically beautiful towns of Svaneti and Kazbegi in the Caucasus Mountains to Batumi, a semitropical town on the Black Sea coastline, Georgia abounds in natural variety.  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 (Homo Georgicus). 

There is something here for everyone. Visit Georgia and have unforgettable memories! 

We offer you a cultural tour to the East and South of Georgia. This tour will introduce you with Georgian culture, traditions, historical monuments, cuisine and wine. This tour gives you a unique opportunity to participate in the harvest of grapes and winemaking. During this tour you will visit Kartli, Khevi (Kazbegi), Kakheti and Samtskhe-Javakheti. You will discover Georgian ancient culture and traditions, unique cave towns and architectural monuments – UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will have an amazing opportunity to learn about different ways of winemaking and taste many local wines and dishes.

day 1
TBILISI

Arrive in Tbilisi after your flight, where we will greet and escort you to your hotel

day 2
TBILISI SIGHTSEEING TOUR

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 Tbilisi and visit the treasury of the Georgian Museum of Fine Arts. Visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral, the third biggest Orthodox Church in the world. Dinner in the local restaurant, tasting Georgian dishes and wine. 

Spend the night in Tbilisi

day 3
TBILISI – MTSKETA – ANANURI – 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). We go back to Tbilisi. Dinner at a local restaurant. 

Spend the night 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,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.

Evening arrival in Varzia or stay in Akhaltsikhe. Night: at the hotel in Vardzia. ( Or in Akhaltsikhe hotel)

day 5
VARDZIA – KHERTVISI - AKHALTSIKHE - KUTAISI

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. After that you will visit Vanis Kvabebi, which was a monastery in the 7th century. The monastery complex provides spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. You will also visit Khertvisi fortress (10th century). Situated on a high rocky outcrop the fortress overlooks the village of Khertvisi at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Paravani Rivers. Evening arrival in Tbilisi. 

Night: at the hotel in Tbilisi

day 6
KUTAISI - SATAPLIA - TBILISI

After 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 with magnificant 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 Europian dinosaurs. Evening arrival back to Tbilisi

Overnight in Tbilisi

day 7
TBILISI - TELAVI

After breakfast enjoy your visit to monasteries with the centuries-long history of winemaking such Ikalto Monastery (6th century), Alaverdi Monastery with wine cellar founded in 11th century and large vineyard library with more than 100 grape varieties that grows in Georgia, and Nekresi Monastery Complex (4-6th centuries). Near Alavedi you will have opportunity to taste Georgian traditional Matsoni - The most healthful of all yogurts. Afterwards, a visit to Khareba Winery or Shumi Winery, where you can taste Georgian delicious local wines In the evening return to Tbilisi.

day 8
TBILISI

Enjoy this free morning before we escort you to the airport

included
  • 快適なセダン、ミニバンまたはミニバスでの移動
  • ホテルのツインルーム宿泊
  • 英語ガイドサービス
  • 食事 - ホテルでの朝食
  • Entrance fees and local guides
  • ペットボトルのミネラルウォーター
excluded
  • International flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Service except described
  • Alcoholic beverages
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In September 2018, we had a wonderful 11 days in Georgia. We organised the tour with Sakura, and I really cannot recommend them enough - they wer......
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