Georgia On My Mind

Georgia On My Mind

Category: Cultural-Historical Tours
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 7 days
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Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport
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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: Tbilisi - Kazbegi - Sighnaghi - Kvareli - Borjomi - Vardzia - Bakuriani - Mtskheta - Tbilisi

Tour Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport
Departure: Tbilisi International Airport

Day one
Welcome to Georgia
Arrival to Tbilisi International Airport. Meet and transfer to the hotel.
Free of the program day. 

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day two

Tbilisi and surroundings 
Sightseeing tour around Tbilisi: 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 three

Kazbegi
Departure to Kazbegi. On the way you will have posibility to visit:Ananuri Architectural Complex and Jinvali Water Reservoir via Georgian Military Highway – only an hour non-stop drive from Tbilisi is needed to dive into harmony of this beauty. We make a stop to see Ananuri Architectural Complex - fortified ensemble, dating from the XVII century, is located on the left bank of river Aragvi, in a magnificent setting at the very shore of Jinvali Water Reservoir. This architectural complex has witnessed several serious battles throughout its history.
Arrival to Kazbegi. 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.
Dinner at the local restaurant / family.
Back to Tbilisi in the late evening hours. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day four

Kakhetian romance: Sighnaghi & Kvareli
Departure to the most romantic place in whole Georgia - Kakheti region, famous for it wineries.
Visit to Sighnaghi - recently renovated “City of Love”. Visiting Bodbe Monastery and Holy Spring named after Saint Nino – a female evangelist from Cappadocia.
Continue exploring Kakheti, the next visit is to Kvareli. Sightseeing tour around the place. Wine degustation in Wine tunnel in Kvareli - The "Tunnel" tourist complex is situated near the town of Kvareli in the eastern Georgian region of Kakheti. Here you can visit a historic wine cellar located in a tunnel, discover Georgian culture and taste amazing wines.
Dinner at the local restaurant.
Back to Tbilisi for overnight.

Day five

Tbilisi - Borjomi - Vardzia - Bakuriani
Departure to Vardzia caves. On the way you will visit: Balneological resort 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. 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.
Arrival to Vardzia. Sightseeing tour around the place upon arrival. 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 to Bakuriani for dinner & overnight.

Day six

Bakuriani - Mtskheta - Tbilisi
Departure from Bakuriani to Tbilisi. On the way to the capital you will have possibility to 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.
Arrival to Tbilisi. Accommodation at the local hotel.
Farewell dinner at one of the best restaurants of the capital with entertainment folk program.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day seven

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

 

 


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