Georgia
Destination
+12
Age
8
Duration
Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Season

Tour involves self-drive or experienced drivers are available

During this tour we will see high mountains and exiting passes, clean lakes and fast rivers, waterfalls, national parks, wildlife and fertile soil, a combination of different climates, vegetation, natural resources, a diversity of flora and fauna, and beautiful gorges and valleys. On the way, we will visit the historical monuments of Georgia, distinguished by their sophisticated and elegant architecture; some of them belong to world heritage.

INCLUDED 
Comfortable A/C 4X4 vehicles
Twin room accommodation at four-star hotels in Tbilisi, Tskaltubo, Batumi, and twin room accommodation at three-star hotels in Akhaltsikhe and Becho
Full board catering service (B L D)
English speaking guide service
Entrance fees and local guides, and 2 bottles of mineral water without gas per person per day
Our 24/7 assistance
NOT INCLUDED
 Any international flights are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point, book your flight with our preferred partner, that we work with – Jetradar.com, or simply contact us
Travel insurance is not include in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. We offer World Nomads, a company recommended by “Lonely Planet”, “Intrepid Travel” and many other travel specialists. You can check out the details here
Single room supplement
Alcoholic beverages
Service except described

Additional information

Choose the group size1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
PriceBudget Travel

1

DAY 1.Arrival in Tbilisi. Met & assisted at the airport by guide. Transfer to hotel. Free time for rest.

Short sightseeing tour of Tbilisi including visits to Narikala fortress, old part of the city, bath-houses area & other highlights. Before dinner test driving for orientation.
Dinner at the restaurant.
Overnight in Tbilisi 

2

DAY 2.Tbilisi –Akhalkalaki – Vardzia -Abastumani

After breakfast travel towards Javakheti uplands. En route lunch at Poka nunnery, which is known with production of rare cheeses, honey & wine. All products come from organic farms & we will have opportunity to taste special food. During driving you will stop for views of volcano landscapes and Paravani & Sagamo lakes. The highlight of the day is the 2nd century B.C. Khertvisi castle, once destroyed by Alexander the Great and a cave monastery Vardzia, the caves of which stretch along the cliff for some five hundred meters and in up to nineteen tiers and which area is believed to be first inhabited during the Bronze Age.
Optional: In the evening visit Abastumani, small town nestled in the forested area. Here we will have opportunity to explore observatory & watch night sky through telescopes. Observatory tour will be guided with professional astronomer.
Dinner & overnight in Akhaltsikhe  

3

DAY 3.Abastumani – Zekari pass –Sairme -Tskhaltubo

After enjoying breakfast short exploration of historical Rabati area, travel to Imereti region via one of the beautiful sceneries of Georgia, Zekari Pass. The mixture of diverse vegetation, nice landscapes, summer pastures and off road combines real adventure for travelers.
We will pass through Sairme resort known with its mineral waters, Kutaisi the second biggest city in Georgia and arrive in Tskaltubo, our main destination for today.
Dinner & overnight in Tskaltubo.

 

4

DAY 4.Tskaltubo –Lentekhi -Ushguli

After breakfast travel to Upper Svaneti via Tsageri & Lentekhi towns surrounded by splendid landscapes. This day will be long, but beautiful alpine views of Zagaro mountain pass will compensate long hours of the trip. The highlight of the day is Ushguli, which is considered as the highest inhabited village in Europe. Ushguli villages contain buildings that are part of the UNESCO Heritage site with the background of mount Shkhara, the highest summit in Georgia. We will reach altitude of 2,200 meters above sea level (7,910 ft).
Dinner & overnight in Ushguli. 

5

DAY 5.Ushguli – Mestia – Becho valley

Today we will explore rich heritage of Svaneti. After breakfast we will drive or walk towards mount Shkhara and visit Lamaria church. Afterwards we will take the main route to Mestia, it will take 2-3 hours with short stops on the way. For lunch time we arrive in Mestia which has always been regarded a chief community of  Upper Svaneti province. It was formerly known as Seti. Despite its small size, the town let was an important centre of Georgian culture for centuries and contains a number of medieval monuments – churches and forts – included in a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
We will visit historic-ethnographic museum in Mestia, walk around to see old dwelling houses & towers and continue our trip to Mazeri. Mazeri is the most famous village in Becho Community, Upper Svaneti. It is situated about 20 km from Mestia in an amazing valley of Dolra river, 1600 meters above sea, and surrounded by wide green meadows and snow-capped mountain peaks. Mazeri now is the base for several most beautiful Svaneti trekking routes.
Once upon a time this land was a possession of the princes Dadeshkeliani, there was a 6-storey tower that the owners blew up in 1921. The ruins can still be found near the village.
Tourism in Svaneti probably began to develop from this village. Here, thru Becho pass, many tourists and climbers arrived, as this pass is the most convenient for the transition from Russia to Svaneti. Besides, a lot of climbers who come to conquer Ushba stayed in Becho.
Dinner & overnight in Becho valley

6

DAY 6.Becho to Batumi

From the Caucasus mountain area we will travel to Subtropical lands of Ajara region. The coastal location and sub-tropical climate make Batumi a popular city for vacationers across the Caucasus. It’s the party capital of the region with a night life to match which increasingly includes big name international DJs on the beach-front clubs.
Late afternoon we will have an opportunity to swim and relax before dinner.
Dinner will be special, at one of the coastal restaurants with views over the Black Sea.
Overnight in Batumi.    

7

DAY 7.Batumi - Goderdzi pass – Tbilisi

Today we will travel to Tbilisi via Goderdzi Pass, located in two hour drive from Batumi. At an elevation of 2000 m, the mountains are snow-covered from November to April, while the gently rolling topography of the valley floor offers plentiful development zones. The wilderness setting offers the visitor unique experiences, fresh-air and world-class scenery. We will have picnic lunch on route and around 6 pm return to Tbilisi.
Farewell dinner and overnight in Tbilisi. 

8

DAY 8.Check out hotel, transfer to airport and departure to home city.

  

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