Day 1: Arrival in Tbilisi.
Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 2: Tbilisi - Mtskhéta tour
After breakfast drive to Mtskhéta (UNESCO Heritage Site), an ancient capital of the Georgian Kingdom from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Jvari Monastery (6th c.); Svetitskhoveli Cathedral built in the 11th century. Lunch, afterwards We will visit the Old Tbilisi Sulfur Baths, We can also see a recent monument, the Tbilisi Sameba Cathedral, the largest cathedral in the Caucasus, we will visit Museum National and after drive to Open Air Ethnographic Museum, place, where are built all kinds of Georgian national old country-houses and castles. .
Free time. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 3: Tbilisi - Bolnisi - Dmanisi - Tbilisi
After breakfast you can visit: the ancient basilica church – Sioni of Bolnisi the 5th century where you will be able to see the oldest inscriptions Georgian in Georgia. Then drive the direction of Dmanisi. Visit Sioni of Dmanisi, the monastery Tsughrughasheni, After visiting Museum of Archaeology and Nakalakari of Dmanisi where excavations of archaeological revealed the different periods of history. It was discovered the skulls of the first Europeans "Zezva and Mzia", which are dated to 1.7 million years.
Back to Tbilisi Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 4: Tbilisi-Khertvisi-Vardzia - Akhaltsikhe - Tbilisi
From Tbilisi trip to Vardzia , where beside the picturesque nature you can see the plenty fortresses and towers, among them the Khertvisi fortress which from the first view takes us back to feudal epoch. After visit the Grote of Vardzia, It is cave complex of 13-14 cc. After Vardzia we will drive to Akhaltsikhe, We will visit the rich historical Town- fortress Rabat of the V- VII cc. and Green monastery.
After Return to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 5: Tbilisi/Telavi
Today we make Wine tasting Tour in Kakheti region. We drive to Telavi. Visit residence of the King Erekle the II. Afterwards visit Tsinandali Wine cellar and Al. Chavchavadze house museum. The next spot is Gremi Monastery the 16th century architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels. Afterwards we drive to Nekresi Monastery complex, located in an amazing nature and finally drive to local Restaurant in Telavi to taste most delicious local dishes and wines. Overnight in Telavi.
Day 6: Telavi/Gurjaani/Sighnaghi/David Gareji/Tbilisi
After breakfast drive to Gurjaani and visit All Saints Church, which is the only two domed church in Georgia. Drive to Sighnaghi Love town, visiting on the way Bodbe monastery of Saint Nino. After trip to David Gareji desert Monastery; David Gareji is one of the most important landmarks of Georgia. This site is characterized by a unique combination of historic architecture, prehistoric archaeological sites, rich paleontological fields and important bio-geographical features widely spread within the arid and semiarid landscape of the river Iori plateau. The dozens of cave monasteries decorated with unique frescoes are the best examples of harmonious interaction of man-made structures with the dramatic landscape. Afterwards back to Tbilisi.Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 7: Tbilisi /Kazbegi/Tbilisi
After breakfast drive to Kazbegi – the main town in the region. On the way we pass Ananuri Castle and Jinvaly water reservoir of amazing beauty. Visit Gergeti Trinity Church located at 2170m. Weather permitting you may catch a glimpse of one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus – Mt Kazbegi (5047m). After drive to Dariali Gorge. visit monastery Archangel and at the end of the day Drive back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 8: Transfer to the airport and Departure
The rates include:
- 6 overnights in Tbilisi
- 1 overnight in Telavi
- Transfers airport / hotel / airport
- Transportation as per program
- English speaking Cultural tour guide
- Catering BB: (breakfast at the hotel)
The rates do not include:
- Air fare
- Travel insurance
- Lunches and dinners
- Entrance fees
- Jeeps in Kazbegi