Tbilisi - Kakheti - Tusheti - Mtskheta - Gori - Uplistsikhe - Kutaisi - Sanitary - Batumi
1 - 2 Day. Tbilisi
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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.
Breakfast. Visit the National Museum of Arts. We will spend on Rustaveli Avenue, we will have the opportunity to plunge into the ancient, centuries-old atmosphere of the city, to learn historical facts about the more than 1550-year history of Tbilisi, to see the stunning Temples and Cathedrals. Obviously we will visit the Sameba Temple, one of the largest Temples in the world. We will climb the cable car to the Narikala fortress, admiring the fascinating beauty of Tbilisi, we will go down to the bridge of the World, we will walk along the new creative park of Rika, listen to the Georgian music. We'll go down to the sulfur baths. Overnight at hotel in Tbilisi.
3 - 4 Day. Kakheti
Breakfast. We go to the monastery of Bodbe - it is based on the place where the educator of Georgia - Saint Nino is buried. Further, the city of Sighnaghi - a walk around the city, where the city wall was completely preserved. From here you can see fascinating views of the Alazani valley and the Caucasian ridge. Visiting the Signak Museum, where works by the artist Niko Pirosmani and Lado Gudiashvili are exhibited. Visit one of the oldest cellars in Kakheti - in the village of Velesikhe. Visit the private museum, tasting local wine. Tsinandali - the house museum of Prince Chavchavadze, where Griboyedov met his wife Nino Chavchavadze. Tasting local wine Tsinandali. Arrival in the city of Telavi. Dinner and overnight in a family hotel in the city center.
Breakfast. A trip to the north of Kakheti at the foot of the Caucasian ridge, the archaeological excavations of the museum and the Gremi Fortress and the Nekresi Monastery, which is located on the top of the hill and from there you can see the Alazani Valley. At the foot of the hill, archaeological excavations are a museum and a fortress. Kvareli is the wine storehouse of Hareba Corporation, wine tasting, wine making history in Georgia, ancient and modern technologies and the difference between European and Georgian winemaking technologies. Return to Tbilisi, overnight at the hotel.
Day 5. Gori - Uplistsikhe - Kutaisi
Breakfast. The city of Gori is most famous for the fact that Stalin was born here. In the heart of the city, against the backdrop of old buildings, a bright spot stands out a huge palace in the original Gothic style. This is the Stalin House-Museum, built in the 50s of the last century. The museum was built next to the house, where on December 21, 1879, In the family of the shoemaker Vissarion Dzhugashvili, Stalin was born.
We will visit the cave city in Georgia, in the Gori district. Uplistsikhe is amazing with its almost 3-thousand-year history.
The road to Kutaisi, the central city of Western Georgia, will take you through the Rikoti Pass and through the longest tunnel in Georgia (1,722 m). On the way, visit the Ubis Monastery, famous for its well-preserved and colorful frescoes dating from 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. Overnight at hotel in Kutaisi.
6 - 7 The Day. Svaneti
Breakfast. Georgians say: "Do not go to Svaneti, then do not see Georgia." Our path lies in the capital of Megrelia, 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. 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.
Morning breakfast, and later we will rise even higher in the mountains. We are waiting for Ushguli, the highest mountainous permanent settlement in Europe, it is at an altitude of 2200 meters. People live here all year round, without going down to the valleys for the winter. It is thanks to Ushguli, the architectural ensemble, which is a valuable architectural and historical monument, Upper Svaneti was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The village is located on the southern slope of Shkhara, one of the highest mountains of the Caucasus (5068m, according to some data 5201m). Transfer to Batumi, overnight at the hotel.
Day 8-12. Batumi
Breakfast. Batumi is the capital of Adjara (autonomous region in the south-west of Georgia) and, undoubtedly, the main tourist center of the country. The city is located in a picturesque Black Sea bay and is buried in juicy subtropical vegetation: palm trees, oleanders, magnolia, lemon trees, cypresses. Do not even doubt, in this wonderful corner of Transcaucasia your rest will be 100% complete. You can infinitely bask in the beautiful beaches, enjoy European comfort in fashionable hotels, taste delicious dishes in Georgian restaurants and admire the grand cultural heritage.
Batumi strikes with its contrast. There are both ultramodern skyscrapers, and picturesque monuments of the Soviet era, and architectural masterpieces of the Middle Ages. The new quarters are impressive with luxury Sheraton, Hilton, Radisson chains, the tallest building in Georgia - the building of the Batumi Technological University, the giant Alphabet Tower. Old Batumi reminds the city of a fairy tale: its buildings are decorated with ornate Arabic ornamentation, and the streets are decorated with sculptures of mythical chimeras, mermaids and ancient heroes. Until now, unique sacred places have been preserved here: the Church of St. Nicholas, the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, the Armenian Church of St. Sergius and the only one in Batumi, the Orta Jama Mosque. 12 km south of the Adjara capital is the famous fortress Gonio (XII century), once served as a Roman citadel. Today, it impresses with 18 watchtowers and fortress walls, stretching almost a kilometer. And, as legends tell, it is here that the apostle Matthew is buried.
But in order to truly enjoy all the charm and charm of Batumi, you will have time just to stroll along its streets and outskirts. Especially good is the city at night, when stars are scattered along the dark velvet sky (which are only in the south), lanterns flash on the embankment, light installations on the central streets, and in the parks comes the time of musical fountains. We will also go to Cape Verde for a walk around the favorite place of residents and travelers from all over the world - Batumi Botanical Gardens. Here is a collection of more than 5000 plant species collected from around the world. Further, we are waiting for not less rich in its natural phenomena - the mountain Adzharia, you will visit one of the most famous waterfalls of Georgia Mahuntseti and Mirweti. And much more. All nights on this route in the hotel of Batumi.
Day 13 -14 Day. Tbilisi
Breakfast. Tour of Tbilisi will become for you not only a sightseeing tour around the city, but also an easy dive into kartvelology - Georgian studies. Besides that you will see all the main sights of the city, you will learn how many Georgian nationalities there are, how to distinguish them from each other, and what dialects they speak. We will tell you about the geographical features of the area, historical facts and local legends. In these days you will visit the Metekha church and the monument to the legendary founder of Tbilisi, King Vakhtang Gorgasali. Narrow streets, wine cellars and art galleries preserve the spirit of Old Tbilisi and lead to the Sioni temple, named after the Zion mountain, the Anchiskhati basilica of the 6th century and the unique clock tower of the Rezo Gabriadze Puppet Theater. Overnight at hotel in Tbilisi.
Breakfast. Departure to Mtskheta, one of the most ancient cities of Georgia. Since III century AD. Mtskheta was the capital of the Eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia, and today it is the cultural and spiritual center of the country. Visiting the picturesque monastery of Jvari, sung by M.Yu.Lermontov in the poem "Mtsyri". From the hill on which the monastery is located, breathtaking views on the merging of two rivers of the Aragva and the Kura and the Svetitskhoveli temple, the religious center of the city, where one of the greatest shrines of the Christian world - the Khiton of the Lord - are stored.
Free time. Info - cocktail. The fixing of the trip, the exchange of impressions. Souvenirs from the company. Airport
Included in the price:
meeting at the airport
transfer for the whole tour
transfer to the hotel and from the hotel
hotel accommodation 3 * BB (DBL / TRPL)
tasting, entrance tickets
driver and guide services
sim card of local operator
The price does not include: Airfare / Insurance