Around Georgia in 10 days

1 Day. Arrival day 29.06 (25km)

Meeting with the guide in Tbilisi International Airport and transfer to the hotel. 30.06. Tbilisi City tour (50 km) Breakfast at the hotel. This day we will have the city tour to explore Tbilisi sightseeing. We will visit the Trinity Cathedral – the biggest in the Caucasus and 4th in the world, will visit downtown – sulfur bathes, Narikala fortress by the cable carts, will drive up to Holly Mountain to enjoy the thematic park and the view of Tbilisi from up. Have a lunch in down town (not included in the price) and visit Synagogue, fleet market and have a free time in Tbilisi market for shopping. In the evening have a dinner in the restaurant with the folk show and overnight in the hotel.

2 day. Tbilisi/Kakheti/Sighnaghi/Tbilisi (290km) 1.07

After the breakfast drive to the Eastern part of Georgia. This day we will visit kakheti. Kakheti is know as a cradle of the wine in the globe and of course this day tour participants will enjoy the wine tasting in a Sighnaghi local restaurant. Tour participants will explore Sighnaghi with it`s narrow streets and a view on Alazani velley and Greater Caucasus mountains. Lunch will take place in Sighnaghi-small romantic town. Here tour participants will enjoy the famous Georgian wine and typical Kakhetian food. After the lunch drive to Bodbe monastery – the first class monastery in Georgia with beautiful garden and miraculous spring in it. Drive back to Tbilisi. In the evening have a free evening for night Tbilisi. Our guide will lead you to the most visited tourist area Shardeni street and Meidani. Here tour participants may enjoy the Georgian restaurants or European cafes. Bus will transfer tour participants to the hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi hotel .

3 Day. Tbilisi/Gori/Uplistsikhe/Borjomi/ Bakuriani (268 km) 2.07

After breakfast start the tour. This day tour participants will visit the small town Borjomi. Caucasian mountains are famous for their magnificent beauty all over the world, and Borjomi is located in the green mountains of Lesser Caucasus covered by the deep forest. But not only the location makes Borjomi unique but the unique mineral water as well. Pushed out by the natural carbonic gas it comes on the earth’s surface from depth of 8-10 kilometers. Unlikely to other sodium bicarbonate types of water Borjomi doesn’t get cool underground and comes out being warm (38-41 °С). On its way water is enriched with 60 different minerals, contained in The Caucasian mountains solids. On the way to Borjomi tour participants will explore several sites on the way: Jvari monastery (V-VIcc) located on the top of the mountain, and from here tour participants may enjoy the beautiful view of two rivers` injunction and the view on the old capital city of Georgia – Mtskheta. Next stop will be in Gori – the home town of Stalin. Here tour participants will visit the Stalini museum, house and drive to Uplistsikhe. Uplistsikhe is the rock-hewn city (I millennium BC). Here tour participants will see the residential places in caves, pagan temples, Christian church, pharmacy, and even the parts of the ancient theatre. Free time for Lunch in Gori. Afterwards drive to Borjomi. Have a walking short tour in the Borjomi park to taste the Borjomi water. Drive to Bakuriani ski resort. Dinner at hotel and overnight. Villa Palace or Didveli hotel.

4 Day. Bakuraini/Rabati/Vardzia/Bakuriani (238km) 3.07

After breakfast start the tour towards the historical part of Georgia – Samtskhe. This day we will visit the small town Akhaltsikhe and the just rebuilded catle if Akhaltsikhe called as Rabati. It is renovated in a old style. Architectural style here has been influenced by Asian style as this castle had been the residence castle of Ottomans for three hundred years. Now here are located the Mosque, Catholic and Orthodox churches, museum of treasure, shopping places, restaurant and former Haramkhana. After exploring Rabati we will visit Vardzia. Vardzia is a rock-hewn complex of monasteries, residential part, wine cellars, throne room etc. It was constructed from X to XIII centuries. Here tour pasrticipants may enjoy the lunch on the river bank (Nor included in price, approx 10 USD). Return back to Bakuriani. Dinner will take place in Bakuriani hotel and overnight here.

5 day. Bakuriani/Kutaisi (196km) 4.07

Tour participants will have the breakfast at hotel and afterwards will start the tour towards western Part of Georgia. This day we will visit Kutaisi – the former Capital city of historical Imereti Kingdom. Now it is the second biggest city in Georgia, parlament of Georgia is located here. Places to visit here: Bagrati Cathedral – UNESCO heritage, was recently renovated and re-opened. Lunch in Kutaisi (Not included in price). Next sight to visit is Prometheus stalactite cave. Here you can find the stoned waterfalls, cave pearls, stalagmites, stalactites is the shape of curtains etc. Sail back on the underground river. Evening time walk in the beautiful lighted streets of Kutaisi. Overnight in Tskaltubo hotel and enjoy the Imeretian authentic food here for dinner.

Day 6. Kutaisi/Kulashi/Kutaisi (120 km) 5.07

After the breakfast visit Kutaisi active synagogue, drive to Gelati academy and Cathedral– Unesco Heritage of Georgia. Visit Kutaisi market and have a lunch in Kutaisi (not included in price). After the lunch drive to Kulashi. Kulashi was the biggest settled place with Jewish people, till now here are kept Synagogue, cemetery and Jewish school. Drive back to Kutaisi. Have evening walking tour in a beautiful streets of Kutaisi. Dinner and overnight in Tskaltubo Hotel.

Day 7. Kutaisi/Bakuriani 6.07 (283 km)

After the breakfast visit Kutaisi market, Kutaisi synagogue and drive towards Bakuriani. On the way to Bakuriani stop in village Surami, here villigians are baking typical Georgian sweet bread – Nazuqi, Tour pasrticipants may enjoy to see bread baking process, or taste the sweet bread. Drive to Bakuriani ski resort. Check in at hotel and have a rest. Evening time have a dinner in hotel with local people show program and Overnight in Bakuriani.

8 Day. Bakuriani/Gudauri/Kazbegi (370km) 7.07

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast start the tour. This day we will visit small town Stepantsminda in the Greater Caucasus Mountains. On the way to Stepantsminda we will visit Ananuri castle (XVI_XVIIcc) which is located on the bank of Jinvali water reservoir and has unforgettable view. From this point we will start to drive up towards Caucasus mountain, this way is called as Military road of Georgia, as historically this was the only way from Russia to Georgia. Our final stop is in a small town Stepantsminda. Here we accommodate at the best hotel of the region Kazbegi Rooms 4*. This hotel has amazing view on Mount and Glacier Kazbegi. Dinner will be provided in local family house to taste an authentic mountain food.. Overnight in Kazbegi rooms 4*.

9 Day. Kazbegi/Tbilisi (200km) 8.07

After the breakfast in the hotel Delica cars will come to take tour participants in the Gergety trinity church which is located at the top of the mountain 2100 m alt. Change again transportation and by bus drive towards Georgia-Russian border. Visit Gvelety waterfalls (2 km walking from the point of bus stops.)Have a lunch at a local person`s home, (7-8 USD not included in the price) and drive back to Tbilisi. Accommodate at hotel, have a free time for rest and afterwards start the evening panoramic coach tour in Tbilisi. At the end of the day have a dinner in the restaurant with local folk show. Overnights in Tbilisi 4*.

10 Day. Tbilisi/Airport (50km) 9.07

After the breakfast start the city tour. Visit open air ethno museum, turtle lake, walk along the just renovated Marjanishvili street which is famous by it`s original architect and is full is the right place for shopping. Have a lunch in a local restaurant with show and drive to airport. Departure home.

From 25 pax + tour leader and up – 763 USD
SGL supplement 150 USD

Rates include:

• 3 x overnights in Bakuriani hotel
• 1 x overnight in Kazbegi Rooms hotel
• 4 x overnights in Tbilisi hotel Cruise
• 2 x overnight in Kutaisi Tskaltubo hotel Prometheus 3*
• Meal plan: HB (Breakfasts and dinners)
• Lunch Day 2, 10.
• Dinner for all nights except of Day 2.
• Entrance fees in Borjomi park
• Entrance fees in Rabati castle and Museum
• Entrance fees in Vardzia
• Entrance fees in Uplistsikhe
• Entrance fees in Stalini museum
• Stalactite cave + sail by boat.
• Entrance fee in open air museum.
• Tour leader free of cost
• Local guide
• Comfortable AC bus
• Fuel per program
• Jeeps in Kazbegi
• Folk shows in Bakuriani hotel and last day lunch time

Rates exclude:

• Lunches (except of the day2,10)
• Alcohol beverage (except of the day 2)
• Insurance
• Air tickets



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