Escape to Georgia

Escape to Georgia

Category: Short Programs
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 5 days
Cities for visit:
Arrival: Kutaisi International Airport
Departure: Kutaisi International Airport


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Itinerary: Kutaisi - Uplistsikhe - Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Sighnaghi - Gurjaani - Kutaisi

Tour Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Arrival: Kutaisi International Airport
Departure: Tbilisi International Airport  

 

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

Day two

After breakfast and check out from the hotel, we invite you to the sightseeing tour around Kutaisi, which includes visits to the following sites: 
Sataplia Karst Cave - is famous for fine speleothems and the nearby dinosaur footprints. Gelaty monastery is of special importance for its architecture, its mosaics, its wall paintings, and its enamel and metal work. It was not simply a monastery: it was a centre of science and education, and the Academy established there was one of the most important centres of culture in ancient Georgia. Motsameta church - this little monastery has very beautiful views over the gorge of the river Tskhastsitela. To make your dearest wish come true, simply crawl three times under the tomb of two martyrs. Locals say that it never fails! 
Departure to Tbilisi. On the way to the capital visiting 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.  
Dinner and overnight in Tbilisi hotel. 

Day three

Breakfast at the hotel. 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 to Mtskheta. 
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 four

After breakfast departure to the country's wine cradle - Kakheti.
Visit to Sighnaghi. Walking around the city center. Welcome to the city of love, music and art!  
Visiting Bodbe Monastery and holy spring named after Saint Nino – female evangelist from Cappadocia. The monastery now functions as nunnery and is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Georgia.
Sightseeing around Gurjaani Wine house. It produces its own vintage wine (Kvevri), which is decorated with appropriate etiquette and production history. Wine degustation. 
Dinner at the local restaurant. 
Back to Tbilisi for the overnight.  

Day five
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and departure. Transfer to Kutaisi international airport. 
See you Soon in Georgia,Genatsvale! 


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