The warm heart of Georgia

The warm heart of Georgia

Category: Mountain Tours
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 7 days
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Arrival: Kutaisi International Airport
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Itinerary: Kutaisi - Okatse canyon - Uplistsikhe - Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Kazbegi - Kakheti - Kutaisi

Tour Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Arrival: Kutaisi International Airport
Departure: Kutaisi International Airport

  

Day one

Welcome to Georgia
Arrival to Kutaisi International Airport. Meet and transfer to Kutaisi hotel. Welcome dinner in one of the traditional restaurants of the city.
Overnight in Kutaisi hotel.

Day two

Kutaisi & Okatse canyon
Breakfast at the hotel, breif sightseeing tour around Kutaisi. Departure to the marvelous place in Imereti: Okatse Canyon. it is a cascade of three-step waterfalls falling from the eastern cliff of the Askhi limestone massif, located in the valley of the River Satsiskvilo. The height of the first waterfall is 25 meters whilst the height of the second one is 70 meters. Okatse Canyon includes a path hanging on a cliff, a footpath, an orangery by an Italian designer and the Dadiani swimming place.
Departure back to Kutaisi hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Kutaisi.

Day three

Uplistsikhe & Tbilisi
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Kutaisi to Tbilisi.
On the way to the capital, you will visit:
Uplistsikhe  - 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.
Upon arrival to Tbilisi, sightseeing tour around the capital, which includes visits to the following sites: 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..
Accommodation at Tbilisi hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day four

Mtskheta and Kazbegi
After breakfast departure to the former capital of Georgia - Mtskheta city: visit to Jvari Monastery & Svetitskhoveli Cathedrtal.
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 and departure back to Tbilisi for overnight.

Day five

Kakheti: Telavi, Kvareli & Sighnaghi
Early breakfast at the hotel. Departure (through Gombori Pass) to the most winery region of Georgia: Kakheti. The first site we are going to visit is Telavi -  one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Kakheti. Visit to Tsinandali House-Museum – the historical home of Alexandre Chavchavadze and his family, is one of Georgia’s most important cultural sites. As a museum and cultural center, it can offer an extraordinary experience for the general public, tourists, educators, students, and researchers. Tsinandali’s immense winery - the great wine-making tradition of eastern Georgia will be a theme in many of the features envisioned in this space.                               
Departure to Kvareli. 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, taste amazing wines, and relax and spend time with your family and friends.   Lunch in Kvareli restaurant. Local dishes are unbelievably delicious!                                                                                     
Back to Tbilisi through Sighnaghi city -  the city of love, music and art! Here you will feel the romantic aroma of the history: architectural monuments, folk music, the works of art and handicrafts, picturesque landscapes. Arrival to Tbilisi in the late evening hours. Overnight in Tbilisi hotel.

Day six

Prometheus cave & Motsameta
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Kutaisi. Visit to Motsameta church  - this little monastery with beautiful views over the gorge of the river Tskhastsitela was dedicated to Martyr brothers - David and Konstantine Mkheidze, who were executed by Turkish invaders after they refused to convert to Islam. The legend associated with the church says that, if you want your dearest wish come true, simply crawl three times under the tomb of two martyrs. Locals say that it never fails!                                       
Tskaltubo: Prometheus Cave – one of the richest caves in Europe characterized by the variety of underground rivers and beautiful landscapes. Walking route for tourists – 1060 m. You will have a wonderful opportunity to take a boat trip and enjoy amazing surroundings.                                                                                                                              
Accommodation in Kutaisi hote. Farewell dinner in Kutaisi restaurant with entertainment program. Overnight in Kutaisi.

Day seven

Departure day
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Kutaisi International Airport (transfer).
Have a nice flight & see You soon in Georgia! 


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