Holidays with stories to tell

Holidays with stories to tell

Category: Cultural-Historical Tours
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 6 days
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Arrival: Kutaisi International Airport
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Itinerary: Kutaisi – Bakuriani – Vardzia – Borjomi – Mtskheta – Tbilisi – Sighnaghi – Kazbegi – Kutaisi

Tour Duration: 6 days / 5 night    

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 Bakuriani for dinner and overnight.

Day two

Vardzia Caves
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 and overnight.

Day three

Borjomi & Mtskheta
Departure from Bakuriani to Tbilisi. On the way to the capital you will visit:
Borjomi - 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.
Mtskheta - 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.
Dinner in one of the best Tbilisi restaurants with folk entertainment program. Overnight in Tbilisi. 

Day four
Tbilisi & Sighnaghi
Sightseeing tour around the capital: 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...
Departure to Sighnaghi. Sightseeing tour recently renovated “City of Love”. Visiting Bodbe Monastery and Holy Spring named after Saint Nino – a female evangelist from Cappadocia.
Back to Tbilisi for overnight.

Day five

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.
Farewell dinner at the restaurant. Departure back to Tbilisi for overnight.

Day six

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

 


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