Kosher 11 Days

Day 1. 25.06 Arrival day.

Tbilisi, Gori/Uphlistsikhe/Qutaisi/Tskaltubo Meeting in the Tbilisi airport and transfer to the local restaurant to have a early breakfast. Mashgich will explain the plan of the tour, brief overview about Georgia culture, political situation etc.. After breakfast tour will start and the first place tourists will visit is Mtskheta. Mtskheta is is the old capital of Georgia (Unesco heritage site)and the first place where Jewish people came to live after they have been exalted by Nabuccodonossor (VI c BC). This is the place, where Georgian and Jewish people live peacefully more than 26 centuries. Mtskheta also is called as a little Jerusalem because of holly items are buried here. (Robes of Jesus and Prophet Elias.) Next place to visit is small town in the middle of Georgia – Gori. Here Stalini was born. Visit Uphlistsikhe cave town (I millennium BC)- Uphlistsikhe is one of the most important architectural and archeological sites in Georgia. It is a rock-hewn town with levels from the early Iron age (X-IX BC) up to the medieval period. Drive to Kutaisi – Georgia`s second largest city. Founded and functioned as the capital of the kingdom of Colchis as early as the second millennium BC.. Visit one more Unesco heritage Bagrati castle (X cc), Dinner and overnight in Tskaltubo resort (8 km from Kutaisi).


Day 2. 26.06 Tskaltubo/Qutaisi/Mestia

After breakfast start the journey towards Mestia, Svaneti. First place to visit is village Kulashi, one of the biggest Jewish community in Georgia. We`ll see two synagogues in the same yard and cemetery. After Kulashi we`ll visit Prince Dadiani palace and garden in Zugdidi. This museum keeps treasure materials, Mother of God holy vesture, manuscripts from 13th – 14th centuries, memorial relics of Dadiani dynasty, and objects connected to emperor of France Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon`s mask. (exists only three items in the world and one is kept here.) After Zugdidi visit Enguri water reservoir –the biggest in Georgia, the road lies on amazing nature of Greater Caucasus mountains to Mestia. Dinner and Overnight in Mestia).


Day 3. 27.06 Mestia/Ushguli

After breakfast visit Mestia sightseeing, unique Svaneti towers. And drive to Ushguli – to the highest settled village in Europe (2200m) This day we change bus to 4X4 mini vans. Dinner and overnight in Mestia).


Day 4. 28.06 Mestia/Qutaisi/Tskaltubo

After breakfast drive back to Kutaisi. This day we`ll visit Synagogue in Kutaisi and Promete/or Sataphlia speleological caves, evening walk for Kutaisi sightseeing, white bridge, Opera house. Drive to Tskaltubo resort, enjoy the dinner and overnight.


Day 5. 29.06 Tskaltubo/Qutaisi/Tbilisi

After breakfast drive back to Tbilisi, - accommodate at hotel and enjoy the walking tour in evening Tbilisi. Visit Tbilisi Synagogue and old Tbilisi part. Dinner will take place at local Synagogue school restaurant, life show program and fruits and cold/hot drinks will be provided at a local restaurant. Overnight in Tbilisi


Day 6. 30.06 Tbilisi

(Free day, walking with Mashgich along the day. Visit Synagogue, Tbilisi botanical garden, Narikala fortress, Old and new Tbilisi parts around. Walk along the main street Rustaveli. Visit some shops and market nearby. Dinner and overnight in Tbilisi


Day 7. 1.07 Tbilisi/Lakes/Akhaltsikhe/Vardzia/Akhaltsikhe

After breakfast drive to the south-east part of Georgia. Sightseeing of the day: Paravani and Saghamo lakes, Cave city vardzia (XIII c ) Akhaltsikhe – visit synagogue here and historical part of the town, dinner and overnight in Akhaltsikhe hotel.


Day 8. 2.07 Akhaltsikhe/Borjomi/Gudauri

After the breakfast drive to Borjomi – small town famous by unique salt and natural sparkling water. Walk along the beautiful Borjomi park taste salt water and drive towards Gudauri. On the way to Gudauri visit Ananuri castle, Jinvali water reservoir, Dinner and overnight in Gudauri.


Day 9. 3.07 Gudauri/Kazbegi/Gudauri

After breakfast drive to Kazbegi. Sightseeing of the day: Brotherhood monument, Salt water spring – taste the water, Kazbegi mountain, Gveleti waterfalls, dariali gorge. Dinner and overnight in Gudauri.


Day 10. 4.07 Gudauri/Tbilisi

After breakfast drive back to Tbilisi. Sightseeing of the day: Dry Bridge market for souvenirs, shopping centers, local market, free evening. A lunch will take place at local Synagogue school restaurant, transfer to the airport and departure 21:00.


Package price per person in USD

PAX
Price
30
1035

Rates include:

• 3* hotels in Tbilisi, Akhaltsikhe, Gudauri, Tskaltubo
• Guest house (good one) in Mestia
• Breakfasts and Dinners
• Coffee breaks and cakes for coffee breaks (Coffee, tea, kosher milk)
• Plastic Dishes for picnics
• Kosher Dishes for cooking (From Synagogue school and restaurant)
• Mashgich-Guide
• Two cooker women from Synagogue school.
• Fruits and hot/cold drinks, show program at a local restaurant (fifth day)
• Transportation per program
• Fuel
• Water in bus for picnics

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