Views and admiring nature characteristic for every part of Georgia.

INCLUDED

Hotels accommodations

Transfer Airport/Hotel/Airport

• Transportation according to the program (From Tbilisi/Mtskheta/Gori/Borjomi/Imereti/Samegrelo/Svaneti). There is availability for domestic flights as well (Tbilisi/Svaneti) depending on the choice of the client.

Lunch and Picnic

Dinner at the hotel or at a local restaurant depending on the location

Dinner at the hotel or at a local restaurant depending on the location

Breakfast is included in Hotel service

Guide to archaeological and architectural places and also accompany the group during the trip

Vehicles equipped for mountain areas

NOT INCLUDED

International flights Any extra or personal expenses
Tips Beverages

Tbilisi –Mtskheta-Gori-Borjomi-Kutaisi-Martvili-Zugdidi–Svaneti

The cultural tour is about the sightseeing in the following cities and regions: Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Kutaisi, Zugdidi and Svaneti. A guest can see numerous places of historical and cultural importance; Churches, monastery complexes, museums, and palaces-this is an incomplete list of sightseeing within this tour. Guests will definitely enjoy the beautiful views and admiring nature characteristic for every part of Georgia.                                              
                                                                Duration: 7 nights / 8 days
  • Meals: Full board
  • Accommodation: 3*** 4****
  • Theme: Cultural tours
  • Hardness: Easy
  • Ages: All ages
  • Best season: every season of the year.
  • Number of pax: Starting from 4 pax (individuals / groups)
  • Transportation: Bus

Day 1:   Tbilisi

  • Meeting at Tbilisi international airport
  • Check-in at the hotel situated in the city center,
  • Dinner at your hotel
  • (Depending on the arrival time) and after some rest sightseeing around Tbilisi. Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy beautiful views of Tbilisi both in the daytime and at night.
  • Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 2:  Tbilisi (Narikala fortress / Holy Trinity Cathedral / Anchiskhati Church / Sioni Cathedral / Metekhi church / Turtle Lake and open air museum of Ethnography / Tbilisi Botanical Garden

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure to visit Narikala Fortress- one of the most ancient fortresses in Georgia. It overlooks the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi.
  • After Narikala you will visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, also known as “Sameba”. It was built in 1995-2004. It is the 3rd tallest eastern orthodox cathedral in the world.
  • Lunch in a typical restaurant in city center
  • After lunch, you will visit Anchiskhati Church, oldest surviving church in Tbilisi. The church was built by the King Dachi in 6th century AD.
  • In the afternoon, visit the Sioni Cathedral, situated in the historic “SionisKucha”. Sioni Cathedral was the main Georgian cathedral until Sameba cathedral was completed in 2004.
  • Metekhi church-is situated on the elevated rock and overlooks the River “Mtkvari”. According to the Georgian annals, it was built by Vakhtang I Gorgasali in 5th century and served as the king’s residence.
  • Lunch at the restaurant
  • Turtle Lake and open air museum of ethnography-This museum situates near the Turtle Lake commonly known as”kusTba”. The museum displays samples of craftwork and folk architecture. Concerts and festivals are held there as well, one of the most known festivals is wine fest is held every year.
  • Tbilisi Botanical Garden-the history of this garden spans more than three centuries.
  • Back to the hotel at night (around 19:00)
  • Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day3: Mtskheta (Jvari monastery/Svetitskhoveli cathedral/Shio-mgvime monastery/Samtavro chapel)

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure from Tbilisi to Mtskheta, which is one of the ancient cities in Georgia
  • Visit Jvari Monastery on the top of the rocky mountain. The monastery is overlooking the confluence of two rivers-Mtkvari and Aragvi. Its history is connected with St. Nino, who erected wooden cross at this place able to work miracles.
  • After Jvari monastery, visit Svetitskhoveli According to the existing legend Christ’s mantle is buried there. Svetitskhoveli is a seat of archbishop and Catholicos-patriarch of all Georgia
  • Picnic in Nature
  • Next destination is Shio-Mghvime monastery. It is a monastic complex established in the 6th century by Monk Shio, one of the 13 Assyrian fathers who came to Georgia.
  • After Shio-Mghvime monastery, visit Samtavro Orthodox church in the center of the city. It is a Nunnery of St. Nino. The church was built in 4th century by the King Mirian III of Iberia and was reconstructed several times throughout the history. The famous Georgian monk Gabriel is buried in the yard of the church.
  • Back to Tbilisi
  • Dinner at the restaurant
  • Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 4: Gori-Borjomi (Uplistsikhe/Stalin’s museum/ Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park/Mtsvane monastery)

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure for Gori, which is a city in eastern Georgia and also capital of Kvemo Kartli
  • Visit Uplistsikhe, a rock-hewn town situated in Eastern part of Georgia. It is about 100 km western from Tbilisi. This cave city is regarded by scientists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia connecting its history to the mythical Uplos, which was a son of Mtskhetos.
  • After Uplistsikhe you will visit Joseph Stalin’s Museum in Gori, which was established in 1951 as a memorial to Stalin. In the museum a guest can see many items connected to the leader. Among them are: wooden hut in which Stalin was born and spent his 1st four years, his office furniture, gifts made to him, personal items, railway carriage etc. As for the building itself it has stalinist gothic style.
  • Picnic in the nature
  • Departure for Borjomi, which is located at the confluence of three rivers- Mtkvari, Borjomula and Gujaretistskali. It is a climatic and balneological resort. It is mostly known for its mineral water industry. We will see Borjomi water rising from the depth of 8-9 kilometers. We will also visit Borjomi-Kharagauli national park stretching over 5.3 thousand square meters.
  • Visit “Mtsvane monastery” near Borjomi. According to a group of scientists this monastery was built by disciples of Gregory of Khandzta, Theodore and Christephore in 9th The monastery complex includes a basilica church and bell tower. The Monastery was foraged in XV century during the invasions of Shah-Tamaz. It was restored in 20th century.
  • Visit Romanov Palace located near Borjomi, in resort Likani. It was built in 19th century for Russian Emperor. It is said that may be this Palace will become a museum
  • Dinner in Borjomi
  • Overnight in Borjomi (family hotel)

 

Day 5:  Kutaisi (Gelati monastic complex/Bagrati cathedral/Sataflia Nature resort/Motsameta church)

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure for Kutaisi
  • Visit Gelati monastery Gelati monastery, a monastic complex situated in Kutaisi, Imereti. It was one of the most important cultural and intellectual centers in Georgia. Its academy employed outstanding Georgian scientists, philosophers etc. The complex itself contains three churches. One of them is church of the Virgin sounded by David the Builder in 12th century and St. George and St. Nicholas churches dating back to 13th
  • After Gelati monastery you will visit recently renovated Bagrati Cathedral, which situates in the town of Kutaisi, on the high hill called “Ukimerioni”. The cathedral was built in the 11th century during the reign of Bagrat III (hence the name “Bagrati Cathedral). The cathedral was devastated in 17th century by the Ottoman troops invading the kingdom of Imereti. In 2012 Bagrati Cathedral was rebuilt.
  • Picnic in the nature or lunch at restaurant in Kutaisi
  • After picnic (lunch) visit Sataflia Nature resort. From ancient tomes inhabited bees at this place and the local population collected honey from this place. That’s why it is called Sataplia (place of honey). Sataplia has a complex character and mostly is known by its unique caves. In these caverns there are stalactites and stalagmites which astonish visitors. In cave one can find a spring as well flowing in the wall. Sataplia resort was established to protect these geologic, paleontological, speleological and botanical monuments.
  • Visit Motsameta church, which was built was built where Muslim aggressors executed Georgian princes David and Konstantin Mkheidze. It is a small church situating above the rough of the River Rioni and is buried in coastal vegetation. The building was reconstructed two times, first in 10th century by tsar Bagrat III and in 19th century as well.
  • Dinner
  • Overnight in Kutaisi

Day 6: Zugdidi (Gchedili Canyon/Dadian’s palace)

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure for Martvili
  • Visit Martvili Canyon, which is a place of great historical importance. Archeological researches conducted here revealed the remains of pre-historic humans and animals among them are bones of bear and bison. According to this Gachedili (Martvili Canyon) is the third discovery in the world. It is possible to sail into the canyon on a boat.
  • After Gahcedili you will visit Dadian’s palace located in the center of Zugdidi. The house of Dadiani– the dynasty that was a ruling the western province of Samegrelo. It was a house of princes, nobles, dukes etc.
  • Dinner in Zugdidi
  • Overnight in Zugdidi

Day 7:  Svaneti (Mestia/Ushguli)

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure for Svaneti, Ushguli, which is one of the ancient and highest populated village in the Western Europe. In the local Ethnographic museum which is housed in a preserved Svan house a guest can see ancient artifacts discovered in Svaneti.
  • Back to Mestia, visit recently renovated and redeveloped town.
  • Dinner
  • Ovenight in Mestia

Day 8: Departure

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer Back to Tbilisi International Airport or Take flight from Mestia International Airport

                  Traveler’s profile:This program is designed to be easy and varied to suit all tastes and ages.

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