If you don’t have lots of time for holidays and haven`t traveled in Georgia yet – this tour is made for you! It includes sightseeing of the most attractive and interesting places, taste of culture, food, world famous mineral water and…wine, beauty of Georgian nature and lots of good emotions.
Meeting at Tbilisi International airport, transfer to hotel, check-in. Tbilisi walking tour: Sameba Cathedral, Metekhi church, Rike Park, Peace bridge, cable way to Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi mosque, Abanotubani – sulphur baths district, Sioni church. Wine tasting at one of the oldest wine cellars in Tbilisi. In the evening – dinner at local Georgian restaurant with Georgian folk dances and music show. Overnight in Tbilisi.
After breakfast drive to Kakheti region – the cradle of wine. Visit to local Wine House in Kakhetian village where you will not only learn about Georgian wine history and making process while visiting Wine museum but as well will participate in masterclasses of baking Kakhetian bread in a very special way and making traditional Georgian sweets, called churchkhela. This delicacy, originated from Kakheti region and made from nuts (usually walnuts) and grape juice, is very popular in all the Georgia and nowadays proudly called Georgian snickers. And of-course, program includes tasting of local wines and traditional lunch from fresh local products. After lunch stops at one of the most impressive historical objects in Kakheti region:
Gremi architectural monument – the complex is what has survived from the once flourishing town of Gremi when it functioned as a lively trading town on the Silk Road and Nekresi Monastery, located on the tophill with an amazing views to Alazani valley. Finally head to Sighnaghi – small amazing town, called Kakhetian pearl and city of love. Sightseeing and overnight in Sighnaghi.
After breakfast head to David Gareja Cave Monastery. On the way visit Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino – the female evangelist of 4th century, whose relics are shrined here. Continue your way to David Gareja through impressive desert-like landscape. Excursion at complex founded in 6th century of one of Asyrian Fathers, named David Garejeli. The complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face. Finally back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Our evening recommendation – relax in ancient sulfuric once beloved by literature classics Aleksander Pushkin and Aleksander Duma. There is a saying – if you haven’t been in Tbilisi baths means you haven’t been in Tbilisi. You can order a pot of tea or…massage and have a good time with your friends in a separate bath room (1 hour per room costs about 20-50 EUR).
After breakfast drive up to the mountains via picturesque Georgian Old Military way, on the way visit to Jvari monastery (UNESCO), located on the hill with an amazing views to two rivers – Mtkvari and Aragvi – confluence and Mtskheta town; stop at Zhinvali Water Dam to enjoy views and Ananuri Castle Complex. Arrival to Kazbegi. Jeep tour to the highlight of Kazbegi region – Gergeti Church (for additional fee at ~EUR 6-7 per person). In the evening back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
After breakfast drive to Borjomi – famous mineral water resort – sightseeing, excursion in park, tasting of natural mineral water from the spring. Head to Vardzia, on the way excursion to Rabat Castle – an impressive newly renovated medieval castle complex. Excursion at Vardzia Cave town – the most impressive and biggest cave town-monastery in Georgia, founded by Queen Tamar in 1185 (in the case of lack of time excursion will be delayed to the next day). Dinner and overnight in Vardzia.
After breakfast drive to Gori – the place of Stalin birth, stop at his birth house and railway carriage he travelled to Yalta Conference. (optional excursion to Stalin museum, for additional fee ~ 4 EUR/pax). Later drive to Uplistsikhe cave town which is considered as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia, as its begins in the I-II millennium B.C. Finally excursion to Mtskheta (UNESCO) – ancient capital of Georgian Iberia Kingdom Mtskheta and the most religious city of Georgia as it is the place where Christianity in Georgia takes its origin and here is located one of the most important churches in all of the Georgia – Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Excursion. Back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Transfer to Airport with wish to come back 😉
Note, that “Ugo Travel” has the right for slight changes in the program or in its order due to temporal site construction, weather conditions or other reasonable obstacles.