We have selected the most important and visited sights of all around Georgia. This discovery tour will cover Tbilisi and Mtskheta, Caucasus Mountains, Kakheti wine valley, Tsinandali estate with beautiful garden, Uplistsikhe cave town, Svan houses with medieval watchtowers in Ushguli village, Black Sea coast, Seaside Park Boulevard and Batumi Botanical Garden. This is a small group tour departing every week from Tbilisi.
Dates: guaranteed departure each week all year round.
How to join the group: your arrival and departure airports should be Tbilisi or Kutaisi. Best day for arrival is Sunday and for departure Wednesday.
Tour duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights.
Georgia detailed tour itinerary:
Sunday: Arrival in Tbilisi or Kutaisi airport
Meeting at Tbilisi or Kutaisi airport and transfer to a hotel in Tbilisi; Check in after 15:00.
Overnight in Tbilisi.
Monday: Tbilisi - Jvari - Mtskheta
10:00 - start exploring Tbilisi old town, visit Sameba (Trinity) Cathedral, Metekhi Church and the bridge over Mtkvari River, by cable car visit Narikala Fortress. Walking tour to Abanotubani district famous with Sulphur baths, Clock Tower of Rezo Gabriadze Theatre, Sioni Cathedral and Anchiskhati basilica. Continue to Jvari Church built in the end of VI century. From here we will enjoy beautiful panorama of Mtskheta, which lies between the peaks and the confluence of two rivers. Drive to Mzkheta old city, visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and return to Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi. Meal: breakfast. Tour route: 100 km / 60 miles.
Tuesday: Ananuri - Kazbegi - Gergeti - Gudauri
09:00 - Driving towards the Caucasus Mountains, we will make a stop on the bank of the Zhinvali reservoir and visit Ananuri Castle. We will follow the old Georgian Military road through Cross Pass to arrive in Stephantsminda, here we will visit local family and have a family lunch there. Drive up to Gergeti mountain and enjoy beautiful panorama from the Trinity Church. Arrive in Gudauri, check in at the hotel.
Overnight in Gudauri. Meal: breakfast, lunch. Tour route: 280 km / 175 miles.
Wednesday: Signagi - Bodbe - Kvareli - Telavi
09:00 - drive to fortified city of Signagi which is surrounded with a wall with 28 watch towers, visit convent of Bodbe, the territory of the monastery offers spectacular views of the land of the best Georgian wines - Alazani Valley with peaks of the Greater Caucasus towering behind it. After Bodbe we continue to the tunnel winery at Khareba to taste Kakhetian wines made according local traditions in Kvevri. Visit Gremi fortress and continue to Telavi, visit the old town, check in at hotel.
Overnight in Kakheti province. Meal: breakfast. Tour route: 270 km / 170 miles.
Thursday: Alaverdi - Tsinandali - Shuamta - Tbilisi
09:00 - we will start with Telavi food market and continue to Alaverdi Cathedral. Built in the early XI century, it is one of four Great Cathedrals of the country and the highest of the ancient churches of Georgia. Next stop is in the Tsinandali Estate - well known for its beauty. Prince Alexander Chavchavadze was a poet and a prominent figure in Georgia. In his home you can find an art gallery and a bar, where you can try Tsinandali - the first Georgian wine produced in accordance with the European technology. Continue visiting Ikalto Academy and Shuamta monastery complex; drive to Tbilisi hotel via beautiful Gombori pass.
Overnight in Tbilisi. Meal: breakfast. Tour route: 200 km / 125 miles.
Friday: Gori - Uplistsikhe - Kutaisi
09:00 - Check out from Tbilisi hotel and drive to Georgia’s second large city Kutaisi; first we will visit Uplistsikhe cave town and Stalin’s birth place and Museum in Gori. After arrival in Kutaisi visit Bagrati Temple, church complex of Gelati and Motsameta monastery. Check in to Kutaisi hotel.
Overnight in Kutaisi. Meal: breakfast, diner. Tour route: 240 km / 150 miles.
Saturday: Martvili Canyon - Mestia
09:00 - explore Kutaisi old Town and depart to Martvili Canyon - a boat trip along the Canyon. Continue to Svaneti region, highway changes into a serpentine mountain road and the first stop will be Enguri dam, one of the largest dams in the world. Arrival in Mestia - the old capital of Svaneti province famous with its defense towers, they are preserved for several centuries forming an unique landscape of Svaneti villages. Accommodation and diner in Mestia hotel.
Overnight in Svaneti province. Meal: breakfast, diner. Tour route: 230 km / 145 miles.
Sunday: Ushguli village
09:00 - Drive to Ushguli village situated 2200 m. above the sea level, it is the highest mountain settlement in Europe, with the world of ancient homes, old towers and centuries-old customs. Upper Svaneti is a naturally - formed Museum of alpine meadows, wild glaciers, towering mountains and monuments of the middle-ages. Fortified village of Ushguli has been keeping the essence of Svaneti for a thousand year. A local museum will reveal secrets of the patriarchal life of the Svan, while the church of Lamaria of the XII century will enrich your experience with abundance of legends associated with this church. Back to Mestia and diner at the hotel.
Overnight in Svaneti province. Meal: breakfast, diner. Tour route: 100 km / 60 miles.
Monday: Hatsvali Mountain - Batumi
09:00 - By cable car visit Hatsvali Mountain with fascinating 360 panorama of Ushba and Tetnuldi Mountains. Continue the road to Batumi. Arrival and check in to Batumi hotel. Walk along the seaside to visit unique moving statue of Ali and Nino, Georgian Alphabetic Tower, fountain of Chacha, Piazza Square and Europe Square. Free evening in Batumi Boulevard, offering numerous cafes, discos, bike rental, boat ride, singing fountains and souvenir shops.
Overnight in Batumi. Meal: breakfast. Tour route: 300 km / 190 miles.
Tuesday: Return to Tbilisi / Kutaisi
Free time for leisure at the sea, at 12:00 check out from a hotel, drive towards the Gonio village, at the easternmost outpost of the Roman Empire, visit Apsaros Fortress and drive to Batumi Botanical Garden. The 113 acres of the green cape and with more than 5000 species of plants from all continents. Trekking through nine floristic sections around 2 hours. Drive to Kutaisi or Tbilisi, according the return flight; accommodation.
Overnight in Tbilisi. Meal: breakfast. Trekking 2 hours. Tour route: 400 km / 250 miles.
Check out from hotel and transfer to airport for departure.
- Airport pick up & drop off;
- All excursions according itinerary;
- Jeep tour in Ushguli village;
- Boat trip in Martvili Canyon;
4 nights in Tbilisi: hotel Citrus, Brosse Garden, similar
1 night in Gudauri: hotel Gudauri Inn, Best Western, similar
1 night in Telavi: hotel Savaneti, Arge, similar
1 night in Kutaisi: Tskaltubo SPA, Solomon, similar
2 nights in Mestia: hotel Sunset Terrace, Paliani, similar
1 night in Batumi: hotel Elegance, New Wave, similar
- Breakfast at the hotels;
- Family lunch in Stephantsminda;
- Diner in Kutaisi hotel;
- Diner in in Mestia hotel (x2);
- Entrance fees and museum tickets;
- Tasting of wines in Kakheti;
- Guide service in English language.
- International flight tickets;
- Entry visa, if applicable;
- Personal, baggage & travel insurance;
- Bottled water; for environmental reasons, we recommend to bring a refillable bottle or canteen with you. Tap water is safe to drink and accessible in all around Georgia.
Free cancellation: 15 days prior arrival;
Child up to 5 years: stays for free without additional bed;
Child 6 years and above: pays full price of the package;
Maximum group size: 6 persons.
Optional: additional night at the hotel: $80 per room including breakfast and taxes.
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