Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Gori - Uplistsikhe - Borjomi - Martvil - Kutaisi - Tbilisi
Day 1. Tbilisi
Forbes Magazine included Tbilisi in its list of the most interesting destinations for travel this summer and it's no accident!
Arrival in Tbilisi. The driver of the company will meet you and take you to the hotel. Then an hour after the settlement, an information cocktail. During which you will learn everything necessary for a comfortable and safe stay in Georgia. As well as we will thoroughly acquaint ourselves with the program provided by our company for all the holidays.
If after the flight you have a desire to walk, we can arrange a preliminary walk around the city. Overnight at hotel in Tbilisi.
Day 2. Gori - Uplistsikhe
Breakfast. We are waiting for an excursion, around the city founded by David the Builder (1089 - 1125). The historical fortress was erected in the center of the town of Gori, on a high rocky hill. The first fortified settlement, according to archaeological data, existed in the IV-III centuries. BC. Visit to Joseph Stalin's house museum. There are many things in the exposition, in fact or supposedly belonging to Stalin, including a piece of furniture from his study rooms, and gifts. In front of the main museum is the house in which Stalin was born and spent the first four years of his life.
One of the first cities of Georgia, carved into the rock is Uplistsikhe. The city emerged in the late II - early I millennium BC. E., is a multilayer archaeological site, one of the most important monuments of Georgian culture. The uniqueness of the monument lies in the fact that, thanks to its structure, it retains the remains of architectural and religious buildings built over several millennia. In the heyday Uplistsikhe included more than 700 caves and cave structures, of which only 150 have survived to this day .. It is a treasure of the Georgian people, a brilliant monument, the material culture of Georgians, a page written in stone of history. Overnight at hotel in Borjomi.
Day 3. Borjomi
Breakfast. Borjomi - known throughout the CIS resort of Georgia with healing mineral springs, which does not need special representation. Here there are sanatoriums, rest houses, recreational complexes for every taste. It is also famous for its many ancient Christian monuments and is well-suited for ecotourism and family recreation. Borjomi is a small town in the mountains. It does not have many sights built by human hands, but it has become a visiting card of Georgia thanks to amazing mineral water. Her healing properties were known in the ancient era.
I do not have to miss Borjomi. There are historical monuments, such as the Palace of the Romanovs of the XVIII century, the House of Mirza-Riza-Khan of the XIX century. The monastery of St. Spiridon of the Trimifunt X century is very popular. The church of St. George, located in a small village near Borjomi - Daba, is also very popular. It should be noted that in Borjomi and its environs there are about two hundred historical monuments of the late Middle Ages. On the river Mtkvari (Kura) you can go rafting. The level of complexity here is average, the day of beginners will fit just right. Here is one of the largest national parks in Europe - Borjomi-Kharagaur. It occupies almost 8% of the entire country. Due to its diversity of geographical and ecological zones, it is unique. There are many historical monuments, rich flora and fauna.
Day 4. Samegrelo-Martvili
Breakfast. You will see the most rich in the region of Georgia - Imeretia, here are concentrated natural and historical monuments, some of which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, go down into the caves, stroll over the precipice on suspension bridges, admire the hundred-meter waterfalls and get acquainted with monks from ancient monasteries. After spending the night in the capital of the Imeretian kingdom - Kutaisi, you will go to Mingrelia, with its tastiest cuisine in Georgia. She will delight you with walks through the canyons on the boat, the splendor of the ancient forests of Colchis and the mysterious artifacts of the ancient Colchis and ancient Greek settlements. We will spend the night in a hotel, with a view of the mountains and a family Svan dinner. Be sure to try the Rakhi - the traditional Svan chacha.
The city of Zugdidi. We will visit the patrimonial palace of the Megrel princes Dadiani, the rulers of Megrelia. We will go on the most beautiful road, along the Ingur gorge, directly to the mountains. Having reached the mark of 1500 meters, we will find ourselves in Mestia, the main city of Svaneti. This is a unique place with stunning views and architecture. Previously, each self-respecting Svan family had its own tower. A whimsical structure, the secret of which was lost in the centuries. The towers served as protection during internecine confrontations, most often caused by the custom of blood feud. Travelers testified that in the towers of the family could live for years, until the danger passes. Overnight at hotel in Kutaisi.
Day 5. Kutaisi
Breakfast. In Kutaisi, the central city of Western Georgia, once called Aya. The road to Kutaisi will take you through the Rikoti Pass and through the longest tunnel in Georgia (1,722 m), which is considered the border between the western and eastern parts of Georgia. On the way, visit the Ubis monastery, famous for its well-preserved and colorful frescoes dating back to the 9th century. In Kutaisi, (11th century) - one of the best examples of medieval architecture, towering over Kutaisi and visible from virtually anywhere in the city. Next stop is the Gelati Academy (XII century), built by King David the Builder. Gelati was the center of spiritual and scientific life in the Middle Ages, the tomb of Georgian kings and a popular place for pilgrims. It is under the protection of UNESCO as an object of cultural and historical heritage. Continue Motsamet Monastery to enjoy a fantastic view of the gorge. Return to Tbilisi, overnight at the hotel.
Day 6. Kakheti
Breakfast. On the way to Telavi lies a beautiful serpentine - the Gombor Pass, the continuation of the journey to the village of Kisishevi, in which the Chateau of Schuchmann is located. After inspecting the production of the winery you will be offered a traditional Georgian dinner with wine tasting from the grapes of Georgian varieties Saperavi, Mtsvane and Kishi. Then you will visit the architectural complex of Gremi, the capital of the Kakheti Kingdom of the 16th century. At the end of the day, a trip to the "Wine Cellar of the Twins" in the village of Napareuli, where the wine is made in the traditional Georgian way, keeping it in clay pots of Kvevri. You will have a unique opportunity to participate in the preparation of Georgian bread puri, churchchella, as well as collect and crush the grapes (August-October). Wine tasting. Return to Tbilisi.
Info - cocktail. Fixing a trip, sharing impressions, free time. Souvenirs from the company. Airport
Included in the price:
meeting at the airport
transfer to the hotel and from the hotel
hotel accommodation 3 * BB (DBL / TRPL)
breakfast, entrance tickets, tasting according to the program of the tour
driver and guide services
The price does not include: Airfare / Insurance