Authentic Georgia

Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Kazbegi – Gori – Kutaisi

7 Nights/8 Days

  • Best time to visit

    The best time to visit Georgia is either side of the summer heat and winter freeze – in May, June and September. The lowlands around Tbilisi are particularly hot and humid in midsummer – while the mountains are cooler and drier.

Georgia, a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia, is a former Soviet republic that’s home to Caucasus Mountain villages and Black Sea beaches. It’s famous for Vardzia, a sprawling cave monastery dating to the 12th century, and the ancient wine-growing region Kakheti. The capital, Tbilisi, is known for the diverse architecture and mazelike, cobblestone streets of its old town.

Currency

Georgian Lari (GEL)

Official Languages

Georgian,English,Russian

Time Difference

India is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of Georgia

WELCOME TO GEORGIA

Day 1

Arrival in Tbilisi Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi.

TBILISI FULL DAY CITY TOUR

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel.visit all the main attractions of the city.Holy Trinity Cathedral built in 21st Century and being the main Christian Orthodox cathedral in Georgia. Continue to Metekhi Church of 13th Century. located by the bank of Mtkvari river. Ride up to Narikala Fortress by aerial cable car. Narikala fortress dates back to 4th century AD, it has a superb location with magnificent panoramic views over the Tbilisi city. Stroll down to Legvtakhevi (Fig Ravine) – a beautiful place with waterfall and a small river. Take a walk in the park near Sulfur bathhouses, well-known for their healing powers , Shardeni street, its neighborhood and Meidan square with its outdoor cafes, galleries and souvenir shops. Cross the Bridge of Peace – a modern glass bridge in high-tech style. Free time on Rustaveli Avenue, where you can buy the souvenirs and handicraft. Overnight in Tbilisi.

TBILISI-MTSKHETA-ANANURI-GUDAURI

Day 3

Have breakfast at the hotel and drive to Mtskheta– old capital of Georgia to view UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Jvari monastery – According to traditional sources, one of the most venerated saints of Georgian Orthodox Church stayed on the site of Jvari to pray and erected a wooden cross on Mtskheta’s highest hill, where small church was built.Svetitskhoveli cathedral 11th century. – it is known as the burial site of Christ’s mantle and has long been one of the most sacred places for Georgians. The interior walls of the cathedral are painted with frescoes, most of which have not survived in their original state.Continue our way to Ananuri Architectural Complex16th-17th century. The complex comprises churches, fortification and residential buildings of Aragvi Dukes – once ruling the area.Arrival in ski resort Gudauri at the elevation of 2196 m. above sea level. Overnight in Gudauri.

GUDAURI-KAZBEGI-GERGETI-GUDAURI

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day exploration of high Caucasus mountains; The highest point on the way is 2395 m above Sea level on the Cross Pass, where we can make several stops to taste mineral water, observe snowy peaks of beautiful mountains and waterfalls.Visit top of the Mount Gergeti and Holy Trinity Church 14th c. -located above Stepantsminda  and under the magnificent peak Kazbegi glacier 5047m.Overnight in Gudauri.

GUDAURI-GORI-UPLISTSIKHE-KUTAISI

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Gori – a small city where Stalin was bornWe stop at his house-museum where you’ll have guided excursion. Next stop in ancient cave town Uplistsikhe (12-15 km away from Gori)-carved in rocks from 1stmillennium BC. Uplistsikhe contains structures from Early Iron Age to Late Middle Ages.Continue to the western Georgia to the second largest city in Georgia-Kutaisi. We can make several stops on our way: there are pottery markets, farmers selling baskets, honey, mushrooms and fruits. Stroll in the local fruit market in Kutaisi. Overnight in Kutaisi.

KUTAISI TOUR-IMERETI CAVES-KUTAISI

Day 6

Breakfast. Visit two UNESCO world heritage sites in KutaisiBagrati cathedral 11th c., located in central part of the city on the top of the hill and Gelati Academy 12th c., with beautiful mosaics inside. Next, travel to Sataplia Natural reserve known for containing dinosaur footprints and caves with stalactites and stalagmites of true beauty. (Optional visit to Prometeus Caves located nearby).  Overnight in Kutaisi.

KUTAISI-TBILISI

Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Tbilisi. Free time for shopping souvenirs and gifts. You may visit shopping mall or Dry Bridge Flea Market & Aghmashenebeli Avenue. Overnight in Tbilisi.

TBILISI-DEPARTURE

Day 8

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Airport. Departure.

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