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 - Uplistsikhe - Kutaisi - Tskaltubo - Zugdidi - Mestia - Ushguli - Kutaisi 

Tour Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport
Departure: Kutaisi International Airport





 

Day one

Welcome to Tbilisi 
Arrival to Tbilisi International Airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Sightseeing tour around Tbilisi, which includes visits toNarikala 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... 
Welcome dinner in a traditional Georgian restaurant, where you will enjoy delicious Georgian cuisine.

Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi hotel. 

Day two

Kazbegi
Early in the morning after breakfast departure to Kazbegi. En route we are going to visit:
Ananuri Fortress (XVI-XVII cc) – beautiful castle complex with amazing view on Zhinvali Reservoir.
Arrival to Stephantsminda.  

Kazbegi Hilghlights:
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  third highest mountain in Georgia (after Mount Shkhara and Janga) 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. 
Sno Fortress - is erected on a barely accessible rocky hill in the village of Sno. The fortress has a circular wall with a pyramid shaped tower in the middle. It was built at approximately the end of XVI century and the beginning of the XVII century.
In the evening back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi. 

Day three
Uphlistsikhe – Kutaisi
 
After breakfast departure to Kutaisi. On the way to Kutaisi we are going to visit:
Uplistsikhe Cave Town - identified by archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Strategically located in the heartland of ancient kingdom of Kartli (or Iberia), it emerged as a major political and religious centre of the country.
Discover Kutaisi Highlights:
Bagrati Cathedral  -  recently completely renovated beautiful cathedral of XI century served as a masterpiece in the history of modern and medieval Georgian Architecture.
Gelati Monastery - is of special importance for its architecture, its mosaics, its wall paintings and its enamel and metal work. Alongside with its huge religious significance, it was one of the most important academies in medieval Georgia.   
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!
Overnight in Kutaisi hotel. 

Day four

Prometheus Cave & Dadiani Palace
Breakfast a the hotel and departure from Kutaisi to Svaneti. En route to Svaneti visit to: 
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.
Dadiani Palace – Georgian national museum considered to be one of the most eminent palaces in Caucasus located in Zugdidi. The museum was established in 1921 in the palace of Prince of Samegrelo – Dadiani. The fund contains 50 000 items, archeological and ethnographic materials, private belongings of the last prince of Samegrelo, documents illustrating Georgia’s relations with other countries, unique works of art and etc.
Departure to Mestia, Svaneti. Overnight in Mestia hotel/guesthouse.

Day five

Mestia village
Svaneti - 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.
We would like to invite you for the dinner in traditional local atmosphere - georgian family. 
Overnight in Mestia. 

Day six

Ushguli Village
After breakfast departure to Ushguli – the highest inhabited village in Europe is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its Medieval Stone Towers.
Departure to Kutaisi. On  the way visiting Latali village and Enguri Dam – World’s second highest arch dam with the height of 271.5 metres.
Arrival to Kutaisi. Overnight and dinner at the hotel.

Day seven

See you soon in Georgia!
Breakfast & departure to Kutaisi International Airport.  
Have a nice flight “Genacvale”!  

 

 


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