Arrival to Tbilisi. Transfer to hotel.
Tbilisi city tour. Metekhi Church: situated not far away from river Mtkvari. The church was built in the V century by Georgian king Vakhtang Gorgasali. Next to it is a monument to this Georgian king, and the founder of Tbilisi. Europe Square / Bridge of Peace / Rike park Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi appeared not so long ago – in May 2010, but has already gained immense popularity. After completion of construction and commissioning of almost every of Tbilisi rushed to the bridge, to capture a near contemporary history of the city. The bridge connects the old historic part of the city with the new districts – and it is very symbolic, as though joined different eras. Sharden Street: This is one of the hottest points of Tbilisi, the place where the trendy restaurants and cafe bars are located. Narikala fortress is the most known landmark of Tbilisi. No one leaves Tbilisi without walking around this amazing fortress. You can feel the history of Tbilisi, even though the walls are not in a great shape. During the day Narikala fortress draws your attention from all sides of Tbilisi. It overlooks Mtkvari River, which makes Narikala more incredible. Narikala is one of the most visited places in Tbilisi. Abanotubani: Quarter in the center of Tbilisi, famous for its baths complex standing on the natural sulfur springs. Built at different times in the XVII-XIX centuries, the current baths form a separate quarter of the city, is a popular destination for both : locals and for numerous tourists. Night in Tbilisi.
The first stop is Enguri water dam. After visiting dam we are heading to Mestia. On the way we stop several times to take pictures and to enjoy with waterfalls and amazing views on Caucasus mountain range. We arrive in Mestia and visit Hatsvali ski resort. Cable way goes from 1500 to 2300 m altitude. From the top there is amazing view on Ushba and Tetnuldi. Afterwards we return back to Mestia.
Dinner at hotel. Night in Mestia.
Amazing community of Ushguli is located in Svaneti, the famous mountainous region of Georgia, isolated from the rest of the world half of the year due to heavy snowfalls. Apart from that, Svaneti is known for its stone watchtowers spread around the vast territory, the oldest of which dates back to the 9th century. Our first stop is tower of love that represents story of prohibited love. Afterwards we keep off-roading to Ushguli. Once we achieve Ushguli our vehicles are parked in the center and we explore ancient towers and churches.
Return in Mestia in evening. Dinner at hotel. Night in Mestia.
Drive to Tskaltubo. The tour starts from visiting Okatse canyons (trekking route 1,5 km): 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. 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!
After the visit of the canyon, we will go to the Racha region.
The first place you should visit in Racha is Shaori – the largest lake in this region. In autumn, the colorful trees that reflect in the water create a fairy-tale land. In summer it is a welcomingly cool place for picnics. Fishermen appreciate Shaori as carp up to 10kg (22 lbs) are often caught in its waters. Ten minutes further into the heart of Racha and you will arrive at the village of Nikortmsinda where a 10th century temple is located and is currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site candidate.
The road to Ambrolauri, where we will visit the Khvanchkara wine cellar. We will have a wine degustation and master class.
Dinner at hotel. Night in Ambrolauri.
Small mountain-village in the Racha region in western Georgia people mainly survive by natural household. On clear days you can see the Caucasus massive rise in the horizon. You can find a small and beautiful monastery an hours walk down an idyllic valley. Here the young priests preparing for becoming a real prist in Nikortsminda stayed during one year. There is a beutiful river running down the valley, and it makes a great trip to go there. It makes you think how it is possible to spend year down there especially during winter.
Village Shareula, a horse ride awaits you here.
Departure to Gudauri, dinner at hotel, night in Gudauri.
Gergeti Trinity Church is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti in Georgia The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri (the left tributary of the river Terek), at an elevation of 2170 meters (7120 feet), under Mount Kazbek.
Juta – village in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, in Kazbegi municipality, in Sno community.
Located on the southern slope of the Khevi Kavkasioni main ridge, in the valley of the river Snostskhali. 2200 meters above sea level, 20 km from Stepantsminda. Dinner at hotel.
Night in Gudauri.
Drive to Mtskheta (Second Jerusalem) – the ancient city and ancient capital of Georgia. The town is rich in ancient religious monuments, among them: Jvari – monastery and temple on the top of the mountain at the confluence of the Kura and Aragvi rivers (it is in here according to legend erected a cross of St Nino.), Svetitskhoveli (life-giving pillar) – patriarchal cathedral church of the Georgian Orthodox Church, which over the millennia was the main cathedral throughout Georgia. Listed among the World Heritage sites. It is now considered one of the spiritual symbols of modern Georgia.
Transfer to Tbilisi. Night in Tbilisi.
Breakfast at the hotel. Release rooms. Transfer to Tbilisi Airport.