A 13-day tour to Georgia from Tbilisi is a unique offer that brings together a whole range of unique attractions of this amazing country, with tastings and master classes.
Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Arrival in: Tbilisi
Departure from: Batumi
Route: Tbilisi – Sighnaghi – Kazbegi – Mtskheta – Batumi
Day 1: Arrival at Tbilisi Airport. Meeting at the Tbilisi airport with a sign
Arrival from the airport to the hotel to rest
Tbilisi City Tour – We offer a walking tour of the city of Tbilisi, with a professional English-speaking guide.
This is a wonderful city in which the past and present harmoniously intertwine. Each street and building, monument has its own special charm. The name of the city comes from the word “Tbili” – “warm”. Indeed, the city is very warm and sincere. Everyone who has visited at least once will not be able to forget him and will strive to come again and again.
Tour of Tbilisi:
a walk along the old streets of Meydan (Abanotubani) to the area of the famous sulfur baths (where people can swim in their free time, where A. Pushkin, M. Lermontov liked to swim), scientists call a unique architectural monument, which has no analogues in the world. They are built on springs, waters of which are rich in hydrogen sulfide. According to the recommendations of doctors, they are recommended for back pain, metabolic disorders, obesity.
We’ll take a walk along Aliyev’s park, Shardeni street (mini Paris in Tbilisi), Rike park, after using the cableway we’ll get to the Narikala fortress – the citadel, the best observation deck, the same age as the city. We’ll walk along the glass bridge of Peace and friendship. We will visit significant historical and architectural monuments, the temple of Metekhi, Anchiskhati, the Mosque, the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Synagogue. We look into the wine cellars and penetrate into the secrets of Georgian bread, “tonis puri” – literally translated: “bread from the oven”. “Tone” reminds a stone well. It is dug into the ground and lined with clay brick from the inside. The fire is raised at the bottom of the well.
In Tbilisi there are bakeries in which baked shoti are literally at every step. A visit to the restaurant – dinner with a show program (for an additional fee, optional)
Day 2: Tbilisi – Bodbe – Signagi – Tsinandali – Telavi – Tbilisi
At 9:30 Departure to the eastern part of Georgia – Kakheti, the city of Love – Sighnaghi, which is located on the slopes of the Alazani Valley, is a vine area, the birthplace of Georgian wine and a region with interesting architectural monuments. Before reaching Sighnaghi we will visit the Bodbe monastery complex of St. George, the IV century Bodbe monastery – the monastery where St. Nino, the enlightener of Georgia, rests.
In the Middle Ages, the Bodbe Cathedral was the site of the coronation of the Kakheti kings. According to the Decree of the Russian Emperor Alexander III, from the end of the 19th century a nunnery was opened here, which functions to this day.
The charming beauty of the Alazani Valley and the snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus Mountains opens from the territory of the monastery.
Sightseeing tour of the recently restored city of love, the small, beautiful Sighnaghi, which is famous for its eponymous fortress, which is included in the list of the most famous fortresses in Georgia.
Visiting the family estate of the princely family of Chavchavadze, we will get acquainted with the history and life of secular society in Georgia of the 18th century after visiting the famous Tsinandali winery, take a walk in the park. Another tasting will take place at the Peasant Wine House in Velistsikhe.
For lunch, we will visit a farm, taste barbecue, as well as wines prepared in the traditional Kakhetian way in clay jugs – qvevri, known in Georgia for more than 6000 years. And today, peasants in households make wines according to old recipes. After visiting the city of Telavi – getting to know the main city and administrative center of Kakheti.
Beautiful panoramic views of the vineyards of Kakheti and the mountains of the Caucasus pacify.
Day 3: Tbilisi
Free day. * Optional excursion is possible – remove this day
Day 4: Tbilisi– Ananuri – Kazbegi / Gudauri – Tbilisi
Departure for the tour at 9:30
Excursion to Kazbegi (breathing freely in the mountain air)
Along the Georgian military road, along the gorge of the Aragvi River, we begin the path to the north, to the Main Caucasian Range. After the grandiose Zhinvali reservoir, an impressive and powerful Ananuri fortress will appear before our eyes. For many centuries this stronghold has been the last line of defense for the inhabitants of this part of the country – the fortress blocks the entrance to the gorge and in order to get there, the enemy needed to take hold of the bastions, and this was rarely possible for anyone …
After the fortress, when the mountains are becoming higher and more menacing, after the villages of Pasanauri and Mleta, the famous Cross Pass begins, described in many famous literary works, the authors of which are Pushkin, Lermontov, Dumas, Ilf and Petrov (suffice it to recall Ostap Bender and Kisu Vorobyanyanov) …
Lunch at the Pasanauri restaurant. Almost at the very top of the pass (and the highest point is an altitude of 2395 meters), the Gudauri ski resort is conveniently and freely located. To enjoy the unique and breathtaking views of the mighty mountains, we bypass Gudauri and reach the observation deck, from where all the splendor of these places will open before our eyes. From Gudauri we continue to move north.
The main Caucasian ridge remains behind and we drive along the gorge of the Tergi river, which is further known in the North Caucasus as the Terek. We reach the village of Kazbegi (Stepantsminda), from where it is only a few kilometers to the Georgian-Russian border. Here, if you are lucky and the peak is not behind the clouds, we will see one of the highest mountains of the Caucasus – Kazbek (5033 m). Visit the Sameba Holy Trinity Church, built in the 14th century on the top of one of the mountains (altitude more than 2300 meters) near Kazbegi, climb to Gergeti on Delicas.
Return to Tbilisi.
Day 5: Tbilisi
Free day. * Optional excursion is possible – ???????????
* On one of the free days, we offer you an optional excursion Dmanisi-Dashbashi We leave for Kvemo-Kartli – this is a short trip to the history of ancient Georgia, during the formation of the Georgian language and the emergence of Christianity in the Caucasus. First, we will go to the ancient city of Dmanisi – a place where you will immediately plunge into the history of mankind and see with your own eyes the remains of one of the species homo erectus. This is homo georgicus, or “man from Georgia.”
The find of archaeologists testifies that the first migrations of our ancestors from Africa deep into Europe occurred precisely through the territory of a mountainous country. Here you will also see the ruins of a whole settlement of primitive people and other antiquities:
You know that the oldest grape seeds, wine sediment on ancient pottery found during excavations here and perfectly preserved for 8000 years.
Proven— Georgia is truly the homeland of winemaking!
On the way back we will visit Dashbashi Canyon. This unique place attracts visitors with its grandeur and breathtaking landscapes, in particular, with many beautiful waterfalls. Caves attract attention: there are many of them, both of natural origin and created by people. Surprising and pleasing to the eye is the very diverse landscape of the canyon, including volcanic cones and plateaus, forests, shrubs, steppes, meadows.
Such diversity was made possible thanks to the location of the canyon – it is located at the junction of two geographically distinct regions of Georgia called Kvemo Kartli and Trialeti. Due to this, the canyon is famous for its biological diversity and is important for the interaction of different species of animals living in Trialeti and Kvemo Kartli.
The price of the optional tour for 1 person is ___ $ (the price includes: entrance tickets, an English-speaking guide and a transfer along the tour route)
Day 6: Tbilisi – Jvari – Mtskheta – Batumi (you can add a Borjomi stop)
Departure at 10:00
A tour of the ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta, is a museum city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A visit to the Cathedral of Svetitskhoveli (1010-1029), at the base of which is buried one of the main Christian shrines Chiton of the Lord, as well as the burial place of many Georgian kings. There is also a part of the life-giving pillar. Visiting Samtavro Monastery, where a blackberry bush grows, blooms and bears fruit all year round, near which in the 4th century Saint Nino lived and preached.
Inside is a miraculous icon of the Iberian Mother of God, a miraculous icon of St. Nino, the tomb of the holy king Merian and Queen Nani, the relics of St. Abibos Nekreseli, sv. Shio Mgvimeli. Visit to the ancient temple-monastery of Jvari (VI century).
Transfer to Batumi, hotel accommodation. Recreation.
Day 7: Batumi – City tour in Batumi. Departure for a tour by arrangement with a guide.
Excursion to the fabulous city of Batumi, which easily falls in love with visitors. There is some unique charm in this small and hospitable town. We invite you to a two-hour walk and you can be sure you will like it!
In addition, you will find out where to taste the best Adjarian khachapuri, where the best Georgian wine is served, where to get quality souvenirs in memory of your stay in our wonderful country.
During the city tour, you will get acquainted with the main attractions of Batumi, its history and architecture. You will find a walk along Old Batumi, where the spirit of past centuries reigns. The old city is distinguished by a variety of architectural delights: the buildings are decorated with chimeras, mermaids, atlantes and other mythical creatures.
You will also get acquainted with the modern architecture of Batumi, which is very avant-garde and interesting. Each building is striking in its diversity of architectural forms and directions. Thanks to our professional guide-historian who madly loves Georgia, you will immerse yourself not only in the historical aspects of the city, but also will be able to feel the very Georgian spirit.
Lunch at the restaurant
Day 8: Excursion to mountainous Adjara – Botanical Garden
Departure for an excursion at 10:00.
Excursion to the mountainous Adjara. A visit to the Gonio fortress (1st century BC.), Sarpi – Georgian border with Turkey, an excursion to the monument to St. Andrew the First-Called.
Next, an excursion to Mountainous Adjara to the Mahuntseti waterfall, and the arched bridges of Queen Tamar of the 11th century, swimming in the most frequent bay of the Black Sea coast.
Mountainous Adjara is a sunny region with rich nature and clean air. On the way you will see magnificent landscapes, the longest river of Adjara – Adjaristskali. Next, a trip to the Makhuntseti waterfall, which is considered to be the pearl of the mountainous Adjara. Under the waterfall is not a man-made pool created by nature itself, where tourists like to swim and take healing baths. We’ll walk along the arch bridge of Queen Tamar of the 12th century, which is built of rocky stones.
Lunch at the restaurant
We will visit the Shervashidze wine cellar, get acquainted with the technology of wine production by the locals, see the containers from the past centuries for crushing grapes and collecting and storing wine, where we can purchase our favorite wines, and visit the vineyards.
Next, we will go to the Batumi Botanical Garden, where you will see hundreds of rare plants from around the world, relax by the lake with goldfish and turtles or in the shade of hundred-year-old trees, enjoy amazing bird’s-eye views of Cape Verde, Batumi Bay and Batumi.
Return to the hotel. Recreation.
Can add optional tour to Martvili
Day 9-12: Batumi
Free day. Beach holiday
Day 13: Departure from the Hotel to the Airport
Tour price to Georgia for 13 days – 1$
Included in cost:
- transfer along the route;
- guide services.
The price does not include:
- souvenir products;
- personal expenses.