Hospitable Georgia

Hospitable Georgia

Category: Cultural-Historical Tours
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 8 days
Cities for visit:
Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport
Departure: Tbilisi International Airport


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Itinerary: Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Kutaisi - Tskaltubo - Uplistsikhe - Sighnaghi - Gurjaani - Kazbegi - Tbilisi

Tour duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport 
Departure: Tbilisi International Airport 

Day one
Welcome to Tbilisi 
Arrival to Tbilisi International Airport. Meet and transfer to Tbilisi hotel. Welcome dinner in one of the traditional restaurants of Tbilisi with folk music and dances.
Overnight in Tbilisi hotel.

Day two

Tbilisi and surroundings  
After breakfast we are going to visit Tbilisi, among the sites of the city you will see: 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...
Free time for the second part of the day.  
Dinner and overnight in Tbilisi hotel.

Day three

Mtskheta city 
After breakfast departure to Mtskheta – ancient capital of Iberia Kingdom.
Walking around cozy Mtskheta streets. 
Visiting Jvari (VI c.) and Svetitskhoveli (XI c.) monasteries. of 11-th century.
Lunch in one of the local restaurants on the river bank.
Back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi hotel.

Day four
Kutaisi city 
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Kutaisi.
In Kutaisi you will have possibility to visit: Sataplia Karst Cave - is famous for fine speleothems and the nearby dinosaur footprints. Gelaty monastery is of special importance for its architecture, its mosaics, its wall paintings, and its enamel and metal work. It was not simply a monastery: it was a centre of science and education, and the Academy established there was one of the most important centres of culture in ancient Georgia. Bagrati - the construction of Bagrati Cathedral, named after Bagrat III, the first king of united Georgia, started at the end of the 10th century and was completed in the early years of the 11th century. Motsameta church - this little monastery has very beautiful views over the gorge of the river Tskhastsitela. To make your dearest wish come true, simply crawl three times under the tomb of two martyrs. Locals say that it never fails!
Imeretian dinner in one Kutaisi restaurants.
Overnight in Kutaisi hotel.  

Day five

Prometheus cave & Uplistsikhe 
After breakfast departure to Tskaltubo.
Visit to Prometheus cave - The cave’s history goes back to the Greek myth of Promethus chained inthe Caucasus and the Argonauts’ voyage to Colchis for the Golden Fleece. Consequently, this cave expresses the most mysterious and wonderful world of the Argonauts and Prometheus, after whom the cave was named. Upon finishing the journey, the management provides a boat for leaving the cave. You float and move slowly for 300 meters with accompanied music and beautifully illuminated stalagmites in the background.
Departure from Tskaltubo to Tbilisi;
En route to Tbilisi making sightseeing tour around Uplistsikhe cave town - 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.  
Dinner and overnight in Tbilisi hotel. 

Day six 

Kakheti - aroma of Georgian wine
After breakfast 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.
Wine tasting and masterclasses of Georgian food in a local wine cellar.

Departure to Gurjaani. 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 in the late evening hours. 

Day seven

Kazbegi mountain
After breakfast departure for observational tour to Kazbegi mount. The route to Kazbegi leads to Mtskheta-Mtianeti region and lays through Georgian military way, which connected the country with the Northern Caucasus. On the way to Kazbegi 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 Stepantsminda. During the tour you will visit: 
Gergeti Trinity Church is located near settlement Stapantsminda, on the Gergeti Mountain (2200m a.s.l.), one of the highest and most beautiful peaks of Caucasus and is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. You can enjoy the breathtaking views to the mount Kazbebi.
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. 
Lunch at the local restaurant. Departure back to Tbilisi.
Farewel dinner at Georgian traditional restaurant with falk songs.
Overnight in Tbilisi. 


Day eight
Departure 

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. 
See you Soon in Georgia. 

 


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