Golden Autumn in Georgia

Golden Autumn in Georgia

Category: Cultural-Historical Tours
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 8 days
Cities for visit: Tbilisi - Kutaisi - Batumi - Keda - Uplistsikhe - Mtskheta - Sighnaghi - Gurjaani - Kvareli - Tbilisi
Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport
Departure: Tbilisi International Airport


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...In October and November, Georgia’s landscape transforms into a palette of gorgeous fall colors. Get out and enjoy the reds, yellows and all the hues in between during an outing framed around the best scenes the season has to offer.  Wake up to beautiful Georgia mountain vistas and just enjoy Georgia fall colors!

Day one

Meeting at Tbilisi International airport and transfer to the hotel.
Welcome dinner in one of the best Tbilisi restaurants.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day two

After breakfast departure 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... 
Departure from Tbilisi to Kutaisi. 
Visiting Kutaisi main sites: Bagrati & Gelati Cathedrals
Dinner and overnight in Kutaisi hotel. 

Day three

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to Batumi. Visit to Batumi Botanical Garden upon the arrival: 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. 
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...  
Dinner in Batumi restaurant. 
Overnight in Batumi hotel.

Day four

After breakfast departure to mountainous Adjara.
Visit to Gonio-Apsaros fortress: used to have a unique strategic importance, it became a supporting citadel first for the roman and later to the Byzantium and the Ottomans along the eastern Black Sea littoral.
Departure to Mountainous Adjara: Keda and Makhuntseti Villages. 
Surrounded by semi-circle mountain ranges, Meskheti and Arsiani on the north-east and Shavsheti range on the south, Adjara is one of the most beautiful parts of Georgia. It is a wonderland stretched along the coastline, naturally combining picturesque sea and mountain views. 
Highlights: Chorokhi and Adjaristskhali Valleys, Arch-stone Bridge of XIII c. in Makhuntseti, Makhuntseti Waterfall, “Wine House” in Keda
Visit to traditional adjarian family for dinner with wine tasting. 
After dinner departure to Adjarian Wine House for wine degustation. It was was established in 2011; a small winery with a beautiful location, a 15 minutes-drive from Batumi. Visit this glorious place, taste unique grape varieties, what is most important to taste Tchkhaveri Wine “Porto Franco”, help yourself to Georgian traditional cuisine, and just enjoy warm atmosphere of the place. “Adjarian Wine House” offers an unforgettable experience to the wine appreciators, an exquisite service and the warm welcome to Adjaria that will stay in your hearts for a long time.
Back to Batumi hotel for overnight. 

Day five

Early breakfast at the hotel. 
Departure to Tbilisi. En route to Tbilisi we you will visit: 
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.  
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.
Dinner and overnight in Tbilsi hotel.

Day six

After breakfast departure to Georgia wine region - Kakheti. 
Sighnaghi – “The town of Love”. Sightseeings of the city: Bodbe Monastery – Georgian Orthodox monastic complex and one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, named after Saint Nino, the IV century female evangelist of Georgians. The house museum of Niko Pirosmani – famous Georgian painter Niko Pirosmanashvili (1862-1918), famous with his unique style of painting.
Wine House in Gurjaani – the region is famous with its ancient winemaking traditions and hospitability. The guests of the wine cellar have a possibility to participate in grapes gathering and winemaking process. Wine house produces its own vintage wine in “Kvevri”, which is decorated with appropriate etiquette and production history. Guests can take part in bottling the wine and purchase it in a sealed condition.
Dearture to Telavi for overnight.

Day seven

Visiting Tsinandali Palace  - the house museum of famous Georgian aristocratic Poet  Alexander Chavchavadze (1786-1846) is one of the most important cultural sites in Georgia. The palace is famous with its beautiful decorative garden and one of the largest wineries in Georgia, which combines European and centuries-long Georgian winemaking traditions. As a museum and cultural centre, it offers an extraordinary experience to general public, tourists, students, researchers.
After we are moving to Kvareli and on the way you will have possibility to see Gremi – XVI century architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels. The complex is located on a hill and composed of the Church, a three-story castle, a bell tower and a wine cellar. It is encircled by a wall secured by a wall secured by embrasures, turrets and towers.
Wine Tunnel in Kvareli  - the “Tunnel” tourism complex is located near Kvareli, Kakheti. Here you can visit a historical wine cellar located in a tunnel and taste amazing wines.
Dinner in Kvareli local restaurant in traditional style. Back to Telavi for overnight.

Day seven
See You soon in Georgia!
Check out from the hotel and transfer to Tbilisi International Airport (through Gombori pass).
Have a nice flight & See you soon in Georgia, Genatsvale! 


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