Step by step into ancient civilization

Step by step into ancient civilization

Category: Cultural-Historical Tours
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 7 days
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Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport
Departure: Tbilisi International Airport


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Itinerary: Tbilisi - Dmanisi - David Gareja - Sighnaghi - Mtskheta - Vardzia - Vani - Sataplia caves - Tbilisi

Tour Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport 
Departure: Tbilisi International Airport 

Day one

Welcome to Tbilisi
Arrival in Tbilisi International Airport and transfer to the hotel. 
After check in we are going for the 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... 
Back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Tbilisi hotel. 

Day two

Dmanisi
After breakfast drive to Dmanisi - the area, which is proved to be settled since Early Bronze Age. Between 1991 and 2005 early human fossils, dubbed Homo Georgicus, were found at Dmanisi during the archeological excavations. H. Georgicus may have been a separate species of Homo, predating Homo Erecturs and represent the earliest stage of human presence in the Caucasus. Visiting Dmanisi Sioni Church (VI c.).
Lunch in Bolnisi local restaurant. Back to Tbilisi. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Day three

David Gareja &  Sighnaghi
After breakfast departure to David Gareja monastery - a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox Monastery Complex of the VI c. located in Kakheti Region of Eastern Georgia on the half desert slopes of Mount Gareja. Drive to Sighnaghi - ancient town in Kakheti. After lunch visiting the Monastery Complex and Holy Spring of Saint Nino of Cappadocia (IV c. female evangelist of Georgians) in Bodbe. Dinner in Sighnaghi restaurant. Departure back to Tbilisi for overnight.

Day four

Mtskheta - Borjomi - Akhaltsikhe 
After breakfast departure to Mtskheta - ancient capital of Georgia. Visiting Svetitskhoveli (IV c. AD) and Jvari (VI c.) monasteries. 
En route to Akhaltsikhe visit to Borjomi National Park. 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. 
Departure to Akhaltsikhe. Dinner and overnight in Akhaltsikhe hotel.

Day five

Rabati & Vardzia
In the morning visiting Akhaltsikhe museum, recently completely renovated Rabati castle complex and departure to the Cave City of Vardzia (XIII c.) - the largest cave complex in Georgia with 3000 caves.
After tour around Vardzia, departure to Kutaisi. Dinner and overnight in Kutaisi hotel.

Day six

Vani & Sataplia Nature Reserve
After breakfast visiting Vani - ancient town remnants dating back from VIII-VII c. BC. In this period Vani is presumed to have been a major cultic centre. After lunch visiting Sataplia Cave and State Reserve, which preserves the footprints of the dinosaurs. 
Departure to Tbilisi. Farewell dinner in Tbilisi traditional restaurant. 
Overnight in Tbilisi hotel. 

Day seven

Departure 
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Tbilisi international airport. 
See you Soon in Georgia! 


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