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Englanniksi opastetut valmismatkat   8 days / 7 nights

Enjoy your stay in Georgia and explore the ancient traditions of Georgian hospitality, taste typical food and sample famous Georgian wine. Do not miss the chance to visit historical cities, cave towns, museums and UNESCO world heritages. Meet the local people and feel the Georgian spirit.

DATES: 

  • 19.04 - 26.04.2019
  • 07.06 - 14.06.2019
  • 05.07 - 12.07.2019
  • 23.08 - 30.08.2019
  • 20.09 - 27.09.2019


PACKAGE PRICE  EUR 940

The price includes:

  • Airport transfer;
  • Transportation according to the program;
  • English speaking professional tour guide service;
  • Hotel accommodation: 
    • 2 x overnights in Tskaltubo 
    • 2 x overnights in Tbilisi, 
    • 1 x overnight in Gudauri
    • 2 x overnights in Akhaltsikhe
  • Meals as mentioned in the program:
    • Breakfasts at the hotel
    • 1 x Lunch
    • 5 x Dinners
  • Entrance fees;
    • Cable car in Tbilisi
    • Georgian National Museum
    • Uplistsikhe cave town
    • Borjomi Park
    • Vardzia
    • Prometheus Cave
    • 1 x degustation of 3 types of white / red wine and chacha in Guramishvili cave;
    • Water complimentary (1 bottle p/p each day);


The price does not include:

  • Flight tickets;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Tips and other personal expenses;
  • Alcoholic beverages;
  • Meals not mentioned in the program;
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the program
     

TOUR PROGRAM

Day 1: Departure for Georgia

Day 2: Arrive
Arrive to Tbilisi. Pick up from Tbilisi international airport. Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi (-/-/-)
Tbilisi city tour
After breakfast at the hotel start a few unforgettable hours of familiarization with the capital. A charming town built in the 5th century along the twisting valley of Mtkvari River. All the places of interest are very close to each other, within a few minutes’ walk. Start our excursion from Metekhi (13th century) plateau, before taking the cable car to Narikala Fortress which dominates the skyline of the Old Town. Proceed to explore brick-domed underground sulphur baths (17th century) – the districts of naturally hot mineral waters and discover the hidden waterfall. Afterwards proceed to cafe street Shardeni and walk across the Bridge of Peace which is a stunning design as well as convenient crossing between the newly constructed Rike Park and the Old Town. It also provides superb views over the city. Visit National museum of Georgia that displays the country’s principal archaeological findings. The Museum houses hundreds of thousands of artefacts of Georgia’s and the Caucasus’ archaeology and ethnography. Dinner in Georgian restaurant followed with folk show. Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi. (B/-/D)

Day 3: Tbilisi – Ananuri - Kazbegi - Gergeti Trinity Church – Gudauri (190 km.)
After breakfast at the hotel, start our very scenic drive up through the High Caucasus Mountains along the Georgian Military Highway towards Kazbegi region. En route visit Ananuri architectural complex (17th century) overlooking a reservoir on the Aragvi River. On the way we will drive across the Cross Pass (2 395m.) and along the Tergi River that brings us to Kazbegi – main town in this region. From the centre of Kazbegi a leisurely 4 hours walk through beautiful valleys and woodland that leads us to Gergeti Holy Trinity church (14th century), stunningly located on a hilltop (2170 m.) both overlooking the surrounding snowy peaks of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. (You can also hire the 4X4 vehicle to reach Gergeti Trinity Church – € 35 per car 6 seats). Here we will enjoy unique nature with beautiful panoramic views of Caucasus, including mount Kazbegi (5047m.). Dinner and overnight in Gudauri. (B/-/D)

Day 4: Gudauri – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Borjomi - Akhaltsikhe (310 km.)
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed along the Silk Road and arrive in Gori - the birthplace of the Soviet leader Stalin. Photo-stop at the museum of Stalin. Visit the cave town Uplistsikhe (1st millennium BC) - one of the first cities in Georgia carved into the rock. The caves were the site of pagan rituals before Georgia became a Christian country. Afterwards proceed to Borjomi famous for its mineral waters. Visit mineral water park, quick stroll and savour the famous water of Borjomi. Arrive in Akhaltsikhe. Dinner and overnight in Akhaltsikhe. (B/-/D)

Day 5: Akhaltsikhe – Khertvisi – Vardzia – Akhaltsikhe (120 km.)
After breakfast start our drive to Vardzia – the magnificent cave town of the Golden Age. En route photo-stop at Khertvisi Fortress (10th century). Arrive in Vardzia (12th century). The cave complex stretching over half a kilometre once was a hiding place for 50 000 people. It has got a church hewn out in rock with unique 12th century frescos. The complex also includes dwellings quarters, small hall - type churches, refectories, wine cellars, etc. Drive back to Akhaltsikhe. Hotel accommodation and overnight in Akhaltsikhe. (B/-/D)

Day 6: Akhaltsikhe – Gelati - Prometheus caves – Tskaltubo (220 km)
After breakfast in the morning proceed to Gelati Monastery Complex and Academy (12th century) once a major centre of enlightenment in Georgia, founded by King David the Builder in 1106 that represents the flourishing mediaeval architecture in Georgia. The complex is UNESCO World Heritage site. Drive to explore magnificent Prometheus Caves – one of Georgia’s natural wonders providing visitors with breath-taking examples of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes. Drive to Kutaisi and visit the city centre and the local market. Dinner and overnight in Tskaltubo. (B/-/D)

Day 7: Tskaltubo – Saguramo – Mtskheta – Tbilisi (280 km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Saguramo and enjoy the hospitality of the local people and sample some home-made food and wine. Drive to Mtskheta – an ancient capital of Georgia, important religious centre and city-museum which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Along the way we will stop to visit the Jvari Monastery (6th century). This well-known monastery is located on the top of the mountain, at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers. Then head to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) which is known as a place where Christ’s robe was buried. Walk along the narrow streets of Mtskheta with souvenir shopping possibility. Arrive in Tbilisi. Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi. (B/L/-)

Day 8: Departure
Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport and departure. (-/-/-)

Hotels:

  • Tbilisi - Hotel City Center 4* (http://hotelcitycenter.tbilisihotels.website/en/) or the same category;
  • Gudauri – Hotel Carpediem 3* (http://www.carpediem.ge) or the same category;
  • Akhaltsikhe - Lomsia 4* (www.lomsiahotel.ge) or the same category;
  • Tskaltubo - Hotel Spa resort 3* (http://sanatoriumi.ge/) or the same category

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