Georgia – Other side of the world

14 Days

Itinerary :

This program takes you to other side of the world to give an insight into Georgian history which extends for thousands of years, through a wonderful atmosphere of creativity and nature in other side of the world of Georgia .

(Tbilisi/Mtskheta/ Borjomi/Bakuriani/Likani/MwvaneMonasteri/Rabati/safaramonastery/Vardzia/Dmanisi/Bolnisi)
  • Duration : 13 nights / 14 days
  • Meals : Full board
  • Accommodation : 3*** 4****
  • Theme : Cultural tours
  • Hardness : Easy
  • Ages : Applies to All ages
  • Best season : every season of the year.
  • Number of pax : Starting from 2 pax (individuals / groups)
  • Transportation : Bus / internal “domestic” flight (Tbilisi-Kutaisi)

1st Day :

  • Arrival at Tbilisi International Airport
  • Check-in at hotel
  • Dinner and Overnight in Tbilisi

2nd Day :

  • Free wakeup call
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Begin city tour in Tbilisi: Metekhi church, Memorial of Vakhtang Gorgasali, Abanotubani-sulphur baths, Turkish lama muslim mosque. Then visit Narikala Fortress located on a hill and overlooking Tbilisi. A guest can enjoy beautiful veiws of the ancient city from this place.
  • Then visit Meydan, which is a historic center. Also visit Jewish mosque, Sioni church and its belltower. After that stroll along streets and visit souvenir shops.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Aftr lunch visit Baratshvili Street near Freedom square. During the reconstruction of Baratashvili street remaining parts of ancient city fortress walls have been uncovered. Russian Empire destroyed this fortress in 19th .
  • Among the numerous places worth visiting are: governmental palace (Avlabari district, Square of Queen Qetevan), Rustaveli theatre (on Rustaveli avenue), Holy Trinity Cathedral Sameba
  • Taste delicious Georgian cuisine in one of the local restaurants in Tbilisi
  • Overnight in Tbilisi

3rd Day : Traveling to Bolnisi-Dmanisi :

  • Free wake-up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Depart for Bolnisis Sioni (the church which is the oldest extant church in Georgia, built in 5th It is known for its wall inscriptions, which are one of the oldest historical documents of the Georgian alphabet.
  • Visit Poladauri church and see the inscriptions depicting the ancient facts about Christianity in Georgia.
  • Lunch in nature
  • Depart for Dmanisi which is one of the important archeological sites in Georgia. Visit Dmanisi sioni built in 7th Dmanisi situates in the valley of the river Mashavera. It is now deserted city.
  • Back to Tbilisi
  • Dinner in a local restaurant in Tbilisi
  • Overnight in Tbilisi

4th Day :

  • Free wakeup call
  • breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Tusheti (one day jeep tour), which is an abandoned region in Caucasus (This region may be inaccessible in winter, but it is still inhabited by some families). There are specific types of houses in Tusheti. Georgians have built This beguiling area  from small hemlets where dwellings are mostly constucted of wood and stone. Moreover,ancient Georgians have prepared Fortified towers around the landscape as well. Tusheti is located on the northern slopes of Caucasus mountain and is bordered by Chechnya and Dagestan east and  north and by Georgian historic provinces Kakheti and Pshav-Khevsureti west and south. Mountains make natural protection of the region which has 60 towers in total. In Tusheti a guest will enjoy unbelievable extraordinary nature which makes hiking perfect in this area.
  • Lunch in nature
  • Back to Tbilisi
  • Dinner and overnight in Tbilisi

5th Day : Traveling form Tbilisi via David gareja to Sighnaghi 

  • Free wakeup call
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Depart for Kakheti which is the region of Georgian agriculture and winery. On the way to Kakheti visit David Gareja Lavra Monastery located near the border of Azerbaijan, on the half desert slopes of mount Gareja.
  • After David Gareja Monastery you will have the chance to visit Chailuri Fortress, which is also called as Niakhura fortress.
  • Once the Georgians built the fortress in the middle ages, they use it ,in this time, as a military security. in addition of that,This fortress has big importance in the history of Georgia because the last war of independence in 1811 took place here.
  • Lunch in nature
  • Depart for Sighnaghi and visit Bodbe church, which is a burial place for St. Nino
  • Dinner and overnight in Sighnaghi

6th Day : Transfer from Sighnaghi to Telavi 

  • Free wake-up call
  • Breakfast
  • Before 12 o’clock visit XVII century St. George church and St. Stephen church within Sighnaghi fortress. There is an excellent view of the whole city from the church tower.
  • Lunch
  • Depart for Telavi which is a main center of Kakheti agriculture and winery.
  • Visit specific villages for wine degustation. Guests will have chance to taste special Georgian cuisine and get acquainted with the Georgians’ spirit and their life.
  • Transfer to the church Alaverdi near telavi
  • Dinner and overnight in Telavi

7th Day : traveling from Telavi via Gombori pass to mtskheta and Gudauri

  • Free wakeup call
  • breakfast
  • Depart from Telavi to Gombori range which is a mountain range in the province of Kakheti and serves as a watershed.
  • Mtskheta :

  • Visit Mtskheta –the ancient capital of Georgia. Hisotrical monuments of Mtskheta became unesco world heritage site in 1994.
  • After Mtskheta visit Jinvali water reservoir and Ananuri fortress and monastery
  • Georgian military road will lead us to Gudauri.
  • Military road is a historic name for the route from Georgia to Russia. It runs between Vladikavkaz and Tbilisi and stretches some 213 km.
  • moreover,Military road in Georgia is 2379 meters high and it is not famous for only its height but also for its beautiful views. This road will lead us to Gudauri which is one of the famous ski resorts in Georgia
  • Dinner and overnight in Gudauri

8th Day : One day to visit to Kazbegi

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast
  • Kazbegi :

  • Depart for Kazbegi, a beautiful region of Georgia. There is Mount Kazbegi in the reegion. It is a dormant stratovolcano and one of the major mountains of the Caucasus. Mount Kazbegi is the third highest mountain in Georgia after Shkhara and Janga.
  • Jeep tour to go to the holy trinity Gergeti church situated at an elevation of 2170 meters above sea level.
  • Visit Dariali gorge on the border between Georgia and Russia located at the east base of Mount Kazbegi.
  • Make hiking tour at Gveleti waterfall near Kazbegi
  • Dinner and overnight in Gudauri

9th Day : from Gudauri via Gori to Bakuriani

  • Free wakeup call
  • Breakfast
  • Depart for Gori. This is a town where Joseph Stalin was born. Visit Joseph Stalin’ museum in Gori
  • Lunch
  • Uplistsikhe :

  • Depart for Cave city Uplistsikhe, Which is regarded as one of the ancient inhabited places in all caucasus .
  • Visit 7 century church Ateni Sioni 10km south of the city Gori. Moreover,The walls of the church contains the first inscriptions in Nuskhuri, which is one of the versions of the early Georgian Alphabet. The church is full of frescoes worthwhile to see.
  • Bakuriani :

  • Next destination is Bakuriani-a famous ski resort in Georgia located on the northern slope of the Trialeti Range at an elevation of 1,700 meters above sea level. coniferous forests mainly made up of spruce covered around the region Bakuriani . The present day area was built up by the lava flows from the Mukheri volcano.
  • Dinner and overnight in Bakuriani

10th Day : Full day in Vardzia

  • Free wake up call
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Depart for Atskuri castle is located on the right bank of the Mtkvari (Kura) river and was built in 10th It was as an important stronghold for the defense of Georgia durig the medieval ages.
  • Visit Khertvisi Fortress, Georgians has built it in the 2nd century BC. but also,They has built the church in the 10th century AD and present wallsbuilt in 14th This fortress was functional throughout the Georgian feudal period.
  • Vardzia :

  • Depart for Vardzia, one of the ancient cave monastery in Georgia. It is located on the slopes of the Erusheti mountain on the left bank of the river Kura (Mtkvari). Vrdzia cave city was built by the queen Tamar. Vradzia was submitted on the Unesco world heritage list as a cultural site in 1999.
  • Back to Bakuriani
  • Dinner and overnight in Bakuriani

11th Day : From Bakuriani via Borjomi to Kutaisi

  • Free wakeup call
  • Breakfast
  • Bakuriani :

  • Visit Bakuriani alpine Botanic Garden located at 1650 m amsl. There are about species of caucasian plants in the garden collection.
  • The trees spruce, pine and beech also formed the most of primary forest in this area.
  • Visit Borjomi, which is a balneological health resort located in the south-east of Georgia at the height of 800 meters above sea level. The resort gained its special reputation owing to mineral sources and later this mineral water became well-known brand.
  • Visit Ubisi monastic complex via Rikoti pass. The complex comprises a 9th century monastery, floor tower, fragments of a defensive wall and other buildings and structures.
  • Depart for kutaisi
  • Dinner and ovenight in Kutaisi

12th Day : Kutaisi-Sataflia

  • Wakeup
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Sightseeing in Kutaisi, which was an ancient capital of the kingdom of Colchis. Kutaisi is mentioned in the legend about Argonauts. Visit Gelati monastic complex and Bagrati cathedral.
  • After visiting Gelati monastery and Bagrati cathedral, get the direction to the Sataflia nature resort known for its dinosaurs’ traces. 100 million year old dinosaur remains have been discovered in the canyon. Studies of these fossils led scientists to claim that dinosaurs becoming extinct around 60million years ago. The nature of Sataplia resort is unique. in addition of that, most beautiful Colchian type mixed by forests covered this mountainous great area.
  • Dinner and overight in Kutaisi.

13th Day : Transfer from Kutaisi to Batumi

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast
  • Depart for Batumi via Ozurgeti, which is a regional center of the Georgian tea processing.
  • Continue the trip along the black sea coast via Kobuleti municipality to Batumi. Beside entertainment and strolling slong the boulevard in Batumi there will be time for visiting important monuments.
  • Dinner and overnight in Batumi

14th Day : Batumi international airport

  • In accordance to the time of flight we can make short visits and see some important places in Batumi: Gonio castle, petra fortress, Batumi botanic garden
  • Take flight from Batumi international airport

 

Package includes:

  • Hotels accommodation.
  • Transfer Airport/Hotel/Airport.
  • Transportation according to the program
  • Lunch and Picnic.
  • 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.

 

Package does not include:

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

 

Traveler’s profile:

This program is designed to be easy and varied to suit all tastes and ages.

  • Senior travelers
  • Junior
  • Honeymooners
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Groups

 

 

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