Tour Program

Day
1
Arrival in Tbilisi
Itinerary
Arrive in Tbilisi. You will be met by driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to hotel at noon. Meet your guide to start sightseeing in the capital of Georgia. Visit the National Museum of Fine Arts. The Museum houses the best-known samples of Georgian artwork. The permanent exhibitions display artworks from medieval times up to 20th century. We continue our tour with visiting Metekhi church, cross cupola church, part of the Royal residential complex; Sulfur baths, favourite place of Tbilisi citizens and foreign guests; Sioni Cathedral (7th -19th cc); Anchiskhati basilica and bell tower (6th -18th cc); Rustaveli Avenue and Freedom Square. Overnight at hotel.
Meals
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Accomodation
Hotel
Day
2
Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Ananuri – Gudauri – Kazbegi – Gudauri
Itinerary
In the morning, depart Tbilisi and drive to Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns, the cultural and religious center of Georgia. Today, it is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a living museum, with many architectural and historical monuments. Visit Jvari (temple of the Holy Cross), built in the 6th century. Stand on a high hill overlooking the confluence of two majestic rivers Aragvi and Mtkvari. Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (XI century). Continue exploring Khevi province visiting Ananuri Architectural complex, which used to be a residence of Dukes of Argveti region. Complex featuring churches and towers dating back to the XVI-XVII cc. is beautifully overlooking Jinvali reservoir. Continue driving on Georgian Military Highway passing through the highest point of it at 2379 m. above sea level. En-route, make a stop at the mineral water spring flowing down from a hilltop. Arrive at Kazbegi, a small town with the views of Mt. Kazbek (or Mkinvari) 5033 m., the seventh highest peak in the Caucasus Mountains. Trek to XIV c. Gergeti Holy Trinity Church located at an elevation of 2170 m. under mountain Kazbegi. Return to Gudauri. Dinner and overnight.
Meals
B D
Accomodation
Gudauri Hut
Day
3
Gudauri – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Tbilisi
Itinerary
In the morning, depart Gudauri and drive to the city of Gori. Explore Joseph Stalin museum featuring original house where he was born, and his private armored train carriage. Continue to Uplistsikhe (Fortress of God), rock-hewn town dating back to Hellensitic period. Uplistsikhe is located on the left bank of Mtkvari River and is notable for unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures and the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. Arrive in Tbilisi. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
4
Tbilisi – Bodbe – Sighnaghi – Kvareli – Nekresi – Telavi
Itinerary
In the morning, depart Tbilisi and drive to Kakheti region. Kakheti is located in eastern Georgia and is known as the cradle of Georgian Wine. Here are cultivated some unique grape varieties, such as Kindzmarauli, Manavi, Saperavi.Visit Bodbe Nunnery (XIX c.), burial site of St. Nino who brought Christianity to Georgia in IV c. Continue road to royal Sighnaghi, a small town located on a hilltop providing beautiful views of Alazani river valley and the Caucasus Mountain Range. We continue our tour with visiting winery in Georgia. Enjoy wine tour and wine tasting. Explore Nekresi monastery complex that was founded by St. Abibo Nekreseli, one of the Thirteen Syrian monks who came to Georgia in the 6th century to strengthen Christian faith. Drive to Telavi – an administrative center of Kakheti region. Overnight at hotel.
Meals
B
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
5
Telavi – Ikalto – Alaverdi – Tsinandali – Gremi – Tbilisi
Itinerary
After breakfast, visit Ikalto Academy, a religious and educational center which was founded by King David the Builder in 11-12th centuries. Explore Alazani valley featuring Alaverdi cathedral. Visit residence of one of the most beloved and notable Georgian families – princes Chavchavadze. Return to Tbilisi. En route, visit Gremi complex, the citadel and royal residence. Overnight at hotel.
Meals
B
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
6
Departure
Itinerary
Check-out from hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Tbilisi International Airport. Departure. End of the tour.
Meals
B
Accomodation
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