Winter jeep tour for 2014
Day 1. Arrival day. Tbilisi/Kutaisi 11.01
Meeting at the Airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodate and overnight in Tbilisi After the breakfast tour participants will receive Jeeps and after the breakfast starts the first day. Drive to Jvari monastery which is located on the top of the hill near Tbilisi. And has amazing view on the old capital city of Georgia Mtskheta and on two river injunction. Drive to small town Gori. This is the home town of Stalin. Tour participants will visit Stalini Museum, the house, and the train of Stalin. (If it is opened at 2nd of January, we celebrate New Year). Next site to visit is Uplistsikhe cave town. (I millennium BC) Here you will explore the residential rooms in Cave, Pagan temples , remaining of the ancient theatre and pharmacy. Have a lunch in Gori restaurant and drive towards Kutaisi via Likhi ridge. Visit Bagrati temple in Kutaisi and Accommodate at Tskaltubo Spa Resort 4* . Dinner in restaurant and overnight in hotel.
Day 2/Kutaisi/Mestia 12/01
After breakfast drive to Kulashi- the biggest Jewish community in Georgia. Here are kept two Synagogues and a cemetery. After visiting Kulashi drive to Zugdidi. Visit local market here drive to Mestia. This day tour participants will drive to Greater Caucasus Mountains. The way to Mestia lies on the Caucasus pass, on the way will meet frozen waterfalls, Enguri dumb and water reservoir. Will stop at Enguri reservoir , will have a lunch at a local family`s small restaurant. You will be amazed by the beautiful views of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. At the end of the day accommodate at Mestia Hotel Tetnuldi 4*. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 3. Mestia/Ushguli/Mestia 13.01
After breakfast drive to Ushguli. Option 1. (If the road is opened to Ushguli)Drive to Ushguli – the highest inhabitant village in Europe on latitude 2200m, in bottom of highest mountain in Georgia - Shkhara (5068m) road from Mestia takes up to 4 hours. (in normal weather and road conditions)In this remote village is saved ancient Svan architecture and lifestyle, visiting Lamaria church. This is the day to feel the ancient soul of Svaneti. You will see the towers, which are associated with many legends and Heroic stories, Enjoy the amazing winter view of Greater Caucasus Mountains and Glaciers. Drive back to Mestia. Dinner and overnight at Hotel. Option 2. Drive to Hatsvali ski pass, enjoy the off-roading at 1800-2345 m alt. Visit ancient house and tower of Margiani family (XII-XIX centuries), surroundings in Mestia.
Day 4. Mestia/Kutaisi 14.01
After the breakfast drive to Kutaisi. Visit Gelaty monastery and Academy (XI cc). Visit Kutaisi Synagogue. The synagogue was built in 1885 and till now is active. After the accommodating at Kutaisi 4* hotel Rcheuli tour participants will enjoy the dinner in a Kutaisi restaurant. Overnight in Tskaltubo Spa resort.
Day 5 Kutaisi/Bakuriani 15.01
After breakfast drive to Bakuriani (The lower Caucasus Mountains). 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 Bakuriani stop at Borjomi park and taste the Unique mineral and salty water Borjomi. Visit Timote monastery (or Green monastery for off-roading and nature). Drive to Bakuriani, Dinner and overnight in bakuriani Hotel 4*
Day 6. Bakuriani 16.01
This day might be done by jeeps or by snow mobiles. Day by snow mobiles: Tori (3-4 hours)(90 USD one vehicle) Andeziti, Lakes, Tsikhijvari, Tori, Stalini houses, lunch at local person`s place and return back to the hotel. We`ll check out and drive to Tbilisi. Accommodate at hotel, Change transportation from Jeeps to mini bus. Dinner will take place at local restaurant with life music and dance show program. Overnight in Tbilisi hotel.
Day 7. Tbilisi/Departure 17.01
After breakfast start the city tour. Visit the oldest fortress of Tbilisi Narikala, Narikala is located on the top of the hill in Tbilisi and tour participants can get there by cable carts. Visit Sameba Trinity Cathedral which is the Biggest Christian Cathedral in the region and fourth in size in the world. Afterwards visit Tbilisi Synagogue, Tbilisi National Museum, Have a panoramic coach tour in Old Tbilisi, Sulfur bathes. Lunch will take place in a local restaurant during the city tour. Transfer to the Airport at 16:00 and departure home.
Price is given USD:
• 2 x overnights Tskaltubo Spa resort - Kutaisi
• Lunches (except of the last day)