Leave your trace in Wonderland Georgia!

Leave your trace in Wonderland Georgia!

Category: Adventure Tours
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 9 days
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Arrival: Kutaisi International Airport
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Traveling around Georgia
A land of endless wonders, unspoilt by modern tourism and still retaining its authentic character. Once experienced, it will stay with you forever. Exploring Georgia is a constant pleasure!

Itinerary: Kutaisi - Batumi – Mountainous Adjara – Borjomi – Vardzia – Mtskheta – Tbilisi – Sighnaghi – Gurjaani – Kazbegi - Uplistsikhe – Kutaisi 

Tour Duration: 9 days / 8 nights

Arrival: Kutaisi International Airport
Departure: Kutaisi International Airport  

Day one

Welcome to Georgia
Arrival to Kutaisi International Airport. Meet and transfer to Kutaisi hotel.
In the morning check out from the hotel and sightseeing tour around Kutaisi, which includes the visits to the following sites: Sataplia Karst CaveGelaty monastery / Motsameta church
Departure to Batumi. Welcome dinner in one of the best restaurants of Batumi city.
Overnight in Batumi hotel.

Day two

Batumi and surroundings
Sightseeing tour around Batumi: Seaside Park (Boulevard), Square of Europe, 6 may park & Nuriegel lake, Aquarium & dolphinarium, Modern batumi: new buildings, Ardagani lake, Aquapark, Holy mother virgin’s nativity cathedral, Batumi sea port, Rope way, Miracle park: Alphabetic tower; Sculpture of love “ali & nino”; Alhogol-fountain tower, Streets of old batumi, The mosque, Piazza square and other intersting sites of the city...
Visit to Batumi Botanical Garden one of the largest gardens in Europe located 9 km. north of Batumi at the place called “Mtsvane Kontskhi (“Green Cape”) on the Black Sea shore. The garden consists of nine floristic sections, those of Caucasian humid subtropics, East Asia, New Zealand, South America, the Himalayas, Mexico, Australia and of the Mediterranean. 
Overnight in Batumi hotel.

Day three

Batumi – Mountainous Adjara – Borjomi – Bakuriani
Starting the day from visiting mountainous Adjara: Keda and Makhuntsti villages
Chorokhi and Adjaristskhali Valleys, Arch-stone Bridge of XIII c. in Makhuntseti, Makhuntseti Waterfall, “Wine House” in Keda
Departure from Batumi to Borjomi. It is the first National Park in Caucasus that corresponds to the international standards. This is wild, mountainous, forested land, and holds most of the large wildlife found anywhere in Europe. Balneological resort Borjomi gained its special reputation owing to mineral sources, of almost legendary status. The water is rich with elements necessary for the organism and is the best treatment, or means of avoiding, numerous illnesses. Tasting water from mineral springs. Tasting water from mineral springs.
Dinner & overnight in Bakuriani.

Day four

Vardzia
Visiting Vardzia - the largest cave complex in Georgia with 3000 caves. The underground halls of the "mountain queen," dug out of the solid rock, Vardzia looks like it was taken directly from the pages of Lord of the Rings. In reality it is a cave-palace-monastery built not by dwarfs, but by Georgians in the Caucasus for their fabled queen Tamar.  Today the place is maintained by a small group of zealous monks. About three hundred apartments and halls remain visitable and in some tunnels the old irrigation pipes still bring drinkable water.
Departure back to Bakuriani for dinner & overnight.

Day five
Mtskheta & Tbilisi
Departure from Bakuriani to Tbilisi.
On the way to the capital you will visit: Mtskheta city - ancient town of extraordinary importance to the Georgian nation. It was the capital of the eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Mtskheta was the site of Georgia's adoption of Christianity in 334 and remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Visiting Jvari (VI c.) and Svetitskhoveli (XI c.) monasteries of 11-th century. Walking around its cozy streets, enjoying picturesque panoramas on Mtskheta city, confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, from the hill, where Jvari Monastery is situated.
We are making sightseeing tour around the capital upon arrival: Narikala Fortress and Metekhi church with panoramic views on Old Tbilisi, ancient churches of Anchiskhati and Sioni, Sulphur Baths district “Abanotubani”, famous Chardin street name after a French Missioner, Piece Bridge, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Freedom Square, Pantheon on Mtatsminda Mount and many others places of interest...
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day six
Kakheti: Sighnaghi & Gurjaani
Departure to Kakheti and explore this beautiful part of Georgia famous with its oldest winemaking traditions.
Arrival in Sighnaghi  -  recently renovated “City of Love”. Visiting Bodbe Monastery and Holy Spring named after Saint Nino – a female evangelist from Cappadocia.
Departure to Gurjaani wine cellars. Lunch at the local restaurant. 
Sightseeing around Gurjaani Wine house. It produces its own vintage wine (Kvevri), which is decorated with appropriate etiquette and production history. Wine degustation.
Departure back to Tbilisi hotel for overnight.

Day seven

Kazbegi, Stepantsminda
Departure to Kazbegi. On the way to Kazbegi Ananuri Architectural Complex and Jinvali Water Reservoir via Georgian Military Highway
Arrival to Stepantsminda. Visiting Gergeti Trinity Church
Mount Kazbegi It is the third highest mountain in Georgia  and the seventh highest peak in the Caucasus Mountains. The summit lies directly to the west of the town of Stepantsminda and is the most prominent geographic feature of the area. Mt. Kazbek is the highest peak of Eastern Georgia. 
Departure back to Tbilisi for overnight.

Day eight
Tbilisi – Uplistsikhe – Kutaisi
Departure to Kutaisi. On the way you will visit Uplistsikhe - it is identified by archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Strategically located in the heartland of ancient kingdom of Kartli, it emerged as a major political and religious center of the country. The town’s age and importance led medieval Georgian written tradition to ascribe its foundation to the mythical Uplos, son of Mtskhetos, and grandson of Kartlos.  
Accommodation upon arrival to Kutaisi. Farewell dinner at the restaurant with entertainment folk program. Overnight in Kutaisi.

Day nine

Departure
Transfer to Kutaisi International Airport.
See You soon in Georgia, Genatsvale!

 


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