Cultural and Nature Tour : Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Kakheti – Kutaisi – Martvili – Zugdidi -Svaneti (9 days)

  • Duration : 8 nights / 9 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 2 pax (individuals / groups)

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.Furthermore ,Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy beautiful views of Tbilisi both in the daytime and at night.
  • Finally ,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

          Narikala :

  • Firstly ,Departure to visit Narikala Fortress- one of the most ancient fortresses in Georgia.obviously, you will get a beautiful view,because It overlooks the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi.

          Sameba :

  • Consequently,after Narikala you will visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, also known as “Sameba”.although the georgians built the church in 1995-2004, But it is nonetheless the 3rd tallest eastern orthodox cathedral in the world.
  • Lunch in a typical restaurant in city center

          Anchiskheti :

  • After lunch, you will visit Anchiskhati Church,due to the history of the church,it’s one of the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi,because, King Dachi built the church in 6th century AD.

          Sioni cathedral :

  • In the afternoon, visit the Sioni Cathedral, situated in the historic “SionisKucha”.most noteworthy, Sioni Cathedral was the main Georgian cathedral until we completed the construction of Sameba cathedral 2004. 

          Metekhi – Vakhtang I Gorgasali

  • Metekhi church-is situated on the elevated rock and also,in the same time overlooks the River “Mtkvari”. furthermore,according to the Georgian annals, Vakhtang I Gorgasali built it in 5th century and served as the king’s residence.
  • Lunch at the restaurant

          Turtle Lake

  • Turtle Lake and open air museum of ethnography-This museum situates near the Turtle Lake commonly known as”Kustba”. otherwise,the museum displays samples of craftwork and folk architecture. We hold Concerts and festivals there as well, one of the most known festivals is wine fest we hold it every year.

          Botanical Garden

  • Tbilisi Botanical Garden-the history of this garden spans, more than three centuries.
  • Back to the hotel at night (around 19:00)
  • Finally ,Dinner and overnight at your hotel

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

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel

          Mtskheta 

  • Departure from Tbilisi to Mtskheta,obviously which is one of the ancient cities in Georgia

          Jvari 

  • Visit Jvari Monastery on the top of the rocky mountain.as a result of its location, 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

         Shio-Mghvime monastery

  • Next destination is Shio-Mghvime monastery. Monk Shio established this monastic complex in the 6th century by , one of the 13 Assyrian fathers who came to Georgia.
  • After Shio-Mghvime monastery,similarly visit Samtavro Orthodox church in the center of the city. It is a Nunnery of St. Nino. the King Mirian III of Iberia built the church in 4th century and consequently, the Georgians reconstructed the church several times throughout the history.most noteworthy 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: Kakheti(kvareli/Nekresi monastery/Gremi church/Kvareli lake/Sighnaghi/Bodbe monastery)

  • Wake-up call
  • Departure to visit Kakheti.

         Kvareli :

  • one of the most beautiful visits we can make,its the visit for the town Kvareli,certainly, which is the most popular wine-producing center in Kakheti region.
  • In Kvareli you will visit Nekresi monastery,obviously,the oldest one dating back to 4th century AD. Its foundation is connected with one of the Assyrian fathers Abibus.
  • On the other hand, Gremi church is among the noteworthy places in Kvareli as well,Because It is the only survival complex from the ancient town Gremi.
  • Recently renovated recreational zone Kvareli Lake is one of the most popular places in Kvareli.
  • Actually, Kvareli is a modern-day resort surrounding with forests,also, the lake with two rivers flowing into it and great views of the Caucasus mountains-these is an uncompleted list of things a guest can enjoy there.
  • Picnic in the nature

          Sighnaghi :

  • Likewise,Visit newly renovated small town Sighnaghi, Which is also known as “Love city” in Georgia. Despite being one of the smallest towns it undergone fundamental reconstruction and nowadays,it is a main center of Georgia’s cultural and tourism industry.
  • Among the most important places in Sighnaghi region is Bodbe monastery, a Georgian orthodox monastic complex. It is located 2 km from Sighnaghi. Furthermore, according to the historical data St. Nino withdrew to the Bodbe gorge and moreover died there.certainly,It is a most popular place for pilgrims.even more, It is said that St. Nino’s spring in Bodbe works miracles.
  • Dinner
  • Overnight in Sighnaghi

Day 5 : Kakheti (Telavi/Batonistsikhe/Lopota lake/Alaverdi monastery)

  • Wake-up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel

          Telavi

  • Departure for Telavi, which is an administrative center of the whole region.
  • Visit Batonistsikhe, the residence of Kakhetian kings in 17-18th ,Archil II built it when he moved the capital from Gremi to Telavi. This is also the place where Irakli II was born and died.

         Lopota Lake

  • Likewise and As for the entertainment, one of the popular places near Telavi is Lopota Lake with admiring nature and Caucasus Mountains around it. Like Kvareli Lake,likewise Lopota Lake in Telavi is a recreational zone and a unique place to stay.
  • In the middle of the day,lunch at the restaurant

         Alaverdi monastery

  • Similarly,but also culture visit for Alaverdi monastery which situates near the Town Telavi. Some parts of the monastery dates back to 6th century but present day cathedral was built in 11th and the Assyrian monk Joseph Alaverdeli established The monastery . Nowadays Alaverdi Cathdral is the 2nd tallest religious building in Georgia, after Sameba Cathedral in Tbilisi.
  • Departure for Kutaisi
  • Finally ,Dinner and overnight in Kutaisi

Day 6 : Imereti-Kutaisi (Gelati complex, Bagrati cathedral, Sataflia nature resort, Motsameta church)

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure from Tbilisi to Imereti region, Kutaisi.

         Gelati monastic complex

  • Visit Gelati monastic complex, situated in Kutaisi, Imereti. earlier, It was one of the most important cultural and intellectual centers in Georgia.for that raison, in ancient times It was academy employed outstanding Georgian scientists,and olso philosophers etc. The complex itself contains three churches.furthermore, the king David the Builder established the church of the Virgin which is one of this complex in 12th century and St. George and St. Nicholas churches dating back to 13th  

          Bagrati Cathedral

  • After Gelati you will visit Bagrati Cathedral located in the town of Kutaisi,most noteworthy, on the high hill called “Ukimerioni”. during the reign of Bagrat III ,he built the cathedral in the 11th century (hence the name is “Bagrati Cathedral).
  • Above all, In 17th century when the Ottoman troops invading the kingdom of Imereti,they devastated the cathedral .But, In 2012 Georgians rebuilt Bagrati Cathedral .
  • Furthermore,Picnic in the nature or lunch at a restaurant (as preferable)

         Sataflia Nature Resort

  • Visit Sataflia Nature Resort. From ancient times inhabited bees at this place and the local population collected honey from this place.therefore, that’s why it is called Sataplia (place of honey). obviously,Sataplia has a complex character and mostly is known by its unique caves.furthermore, In these caverns,obviously there are stalactites and stalagmites which astonish visitors.clearly, in cave one can find a spring as well flowing in the wall.for that reason, Sataplia resort was established to protect these geologic, paleontological, speleological and even more, botanical monuments.

          Motsameta

  • After Sataflia Nature resort you will visit Motsameta  which was built where Arabs aggressors executed Georgian princes David and Konstantin Mkheidze. as a result,It is a small church situating above the rough of the River Rioni and is buried in coastal vegetation. even more, georgians reconstructed the building two times, first in 10th century by tsar Bagrat III and in 19th century as well.
  • Departure for Martvili
  • Finally ,Dinner and overnight in Martvili(Family hotel)

Day 7 :  Zugdidi (Gchedili Canyon/Dadian’s palace)

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure for Martvili

        Martvili

  • Visit Martvili Canyon,obviously which is a place of great historical importance. Archeological researches conducted here,obviously revealed the remains of pre-historic humans and animals among them are bones of bear and bison. According to this Gachedili is the third discovery in the world. most noteworthy,It is possible to sail into the canyon on a boat.

         Dadian’s palace

  • similarly,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,furthermore, It was a house of princes, nobles, dukes etc.
  • Dinner in Zugdidi
  • Finally ,Overnight in Zugdidi

Day 8 : Svaneti (Mestia/Ushguli)

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel

          Ushguli

  • Departure for Svaneti, Ushguli,which is one of the ancient and also highest populated village in the Western Europe. most noteworthy,that ,In the local Ethnographic museum which is housed in a preserved Svan house,undoubtedly a guest can see ancient artifacts discovered in Svaneti,as well.

         Mestia

  • Finally,Back to Mestia, visit recently renovated and redeveloped town.
  • Dinner
  • Overnight in Mestia(family hotel)

Day 9 : Departure

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Finally,Take flight from Svaneti domestic Airport to tbilisi or Return back to Tbilisi and take flight from Tbilisi International Airport, hope seeing all of you again with peace and love.

 

The price includes:

  • Hotels accommodations.
  • Transfer Airport/Hotel/Airport.
  • Transportation according to the program (From Tbilisi to Mtskheta-Kakheti-Kutaisi-Martvili-Zugdidi-Svaneti)
  • There is availability for domestic flights as well (Tbilisi/Batumi, Tbilisi/Svaneti…, depending on the choice of the client),however,clients must inform us,At least ,two weeks earlier.
  • Lunch and Picnic.
  • Dinner at the hotel or at a local restaurant depending on the position.
  • Hotel service includes Breakfast.
  • Guide to archaeological and architectural places in all languages ​​and also accompany the group during the trip.
  • Vehicles equipped for mountain areas.

Package does not include:

  • International flights
  • Any extra or personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Beverages