My heart is in the highlands!

My heart is in the highlands!

Category: Mountain Tours
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 7 days
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Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport
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Itinerary: Tbilisi - Kazbegi - Kutaisi - Okatse canyon - Svaneti - Kutaisi - 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. Transfer to the hotel.
Sightseeing tour around Tbilisi, which includes visits to: 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 hotel.

Day two

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 three

Tbilisi - Tskaltubo - Okatse Canyon
Departure from Tbilisi to Kutaisi. Brief bus sightseeing through Kutaisi.
Visit to the one of the unexplored and marvelouse place of Georgia - 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 60 meters. After the stream joins the River Satsiskvilo, it creates a third, 35 meter-high step of the cascade. Okatse Canyon includes a path hanging on a cliff, a footpath, an orangery by an Italian designer and the Dadiani swimming place. It is the place, which should not be missed!
Departure to Kutaisi for overnight.

Day four

Kutaisi - Mestia
Departure from Kutaisi to Svaneti region. A historic province of Georgia located in the northwestern part of the country, is the highest inhabited area in the Caucasus famous with its unique stone architectural treasures and pictoresque landscapes. Sightseeing tour around Mestia includes visits to: 
Historical Mestia Towers - Medieval stone towers with unique architecture are still inhabited by local residents. Historically the existence of the towers is explained by the necessity of protection against enemies and natural disasters. Therefore each house had a similar tower which served for the families as a refuge in case of war. 
Mikheil Khergiani State Museum - The museum houses materials belonging to famous Georgian alpinist Mikheil Khergiani (1932-1969): icons, furniture, vessels, agrarian work implements, clothes, alpinist’s implements, paintings and different publications about alpinism.
Departure to Chaladi Glacier, situated very close to Mestia village.
Back to Mestia for overnight at the local hotel/guesthouse.

Day five

Ushguli village
Visiting Ushguli: he highest inhabited village in Europe is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its Medieval Stone Towers. 
We would like to invite you for the dinner in traditional local atmosphere - georgian family. 
Departure to Kutaisi. Accommodation in Kutaisi hotel.
Overnight in Kutaisi.

Day six

Kutaisi - Mtskheta - Tbilisi
Departure from Kutaisi 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.
Farewell dinner in one of the best Kutaisi restaurants with entertainment folk-program.
Overnight in Tbilisi hotel.

Day seven

Departure
Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport.
Have a nice flight & See you soon in Georgia, Genatsvale!


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