MAY – OCTOBER
Dates
8 days / 7 nights
Duration
7/10
Physicality

Tour Highlights:

Tbilisi, Batumi, Kazbegi, Kakheti wine tasting, Sighnaghi, Bodbe, Folk Show, Uplistsikhe, Mtskheta, Gudauri, Ananuri, Kutaisi.

This tour starts and ends in Tbilisi! With the Discover Georgia Tour, you have an 8 day tour package taking you through Tbilisi, Georgia and 9 other destinations in Georgia. Discover Georgia Luxury Tour is a middle-sized group tour (up to 24 persons) that includes accommodation in luxury 5 & 4 star hotels as well as an expert guide, half board meal plan, comfortable air-conditioned transport and more

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tbilisi International Airport
INCLUDED
5* The Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi (4 nights)*
5* Colosseum Marina Hotel Batumi (2 nights)*
4* Rooms Hotel Kazbegi or Marco Polo Hotel Gudauri (1 night)*
Half board meal plan (7 breakfasts; 5 lunches; 1 dinner)
Wine tasting, Masterclasses and Folk show on day 02
Full transportation on comfortable A/C vehicles
Plain water on bus (one 0,5lt bottle per person a day)
English -speaking guide service
Admission fees to sightseeing destinations
All local taxes and handling fees.
NOT INCLUDED
Air-tickets (To/From Tbilisi)
Any visas
Medical/travel insurance
Personal expenses (telephone, mini-bar, laundry, etc.)
Alcoholic drinks (where not specified otherwise in the itinerary)
Additional tours and transfers not included in the itinerary.

*Accommodation will be provided in the hotels listed above, or in the hotels with the similar category and facilities, depending on availability. Guests will be notified about any changes in the itinerary upon receiving booking confirmation.

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Arrival in Tbilisi, Airport meeting & greeting, transfer to the hotel, overnight.

After breakfast at the hotel tour to Kakheti region(110 km to the first destination, Bodbe).

Kakheti is synonymous with wine. There are hundreds of different grapes grown here, and every village has its own particular variety. Kakhetians are usually characterized as less effusive than West Georgians, but very hospitable.

Visit to The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe (9th century), nested among tall Cypress trees on a steep hillside overlooking the Alazani Valley, where it commands breathtaking views of the Greater Caucasus mountains.

Proceed to Sighnaghi (2 km from Bodbe), Kakhetian town surrounded by ancient wall, settled since the Paleolithic period.

Sighnaghi offers picturesque landscapes, pastel houses and narrow, cobblestone streets. Located on a steep hill, Sighnaghi overlooks the vast Alazani Valley, with the Caucasus Mountains visible at a distance. (Walking tour of Sighnaghi, Photography, enjoying landscapes).

Proceed to Gurjaani (23 km from Sighnaghi) and visiting Local Wine House, a family business run by locals, who do not like to call it a “business”, but rather “Sharing Georgian hospitality and traditions”.

Taking masterclasses in baking Georgian bread – “Shoti”, Georgian cheese-filled bread – “Khachapuri” and traditional Georgian sweet – “Churchkhela”. You will have an opportunity to attend the brewing of Georgian Vodka (“Zavodoba”), which is very interesting process; you will also see how traditional Georgian bread is baked and how Churchkhela is made. Brief lecture will be provided about masterpieces of Georgian cuisine, such as Khachapuri, Khinkali, Mtsvadi and many other Georgian dishes. You will have an opportunity to participate in this process and master old Georgian culinary technologies and finally taste the dishes made by your own hands. All this will be provided in a pleasant ethnographic environment decorated with old Georgian exhibits and other interesting things.

Wine tasting: Kakheti region is famous for its ancient wine growing traditions and hospitality. As a guest of the wine house you have an opportunity to taste several kinds of wine produced by family methods as well as by factory methods. There is 2 centuries old press (equipment used for wine squeezing), which is until now used for the purpose of making wine and which presents the pride of the cellar. Here you can also see old earthen crocks (“kvevri”), where different types of wine are stored. Guests can bottle wine which they take out of “kvevri” with their own hands and purchase it in a sealed condition.

And now it’s time for Georgian “SUPRA” – which means “feast“, but is something more than that, much more unique and unforgettable. While enjoying various assortment of delicious Georgian dishes, your host family dressed in national clothing – Chokha, will make sure to provide you with loads of moments to remember.

Return to Tbilisi (115 km from Gurjaani). Free evening, overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast and checkout from the hotel. Drive to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) town, 157 km from Tbilisi, 1740 m above sea level, on the south slops of Caucasus main range, along the Georgian military highway. This ancient route through the Caucasus has been much celebrated by everyone from poets to guidebook writers.

The road is remarkable for its landscapes, flora and fauna, people and history, and many travelers will regard this as a highlight of their visit.

Stop at Jvari monastery near Mtskheta (26 km from Tbilisi). The name of this monastery is translated as the “Monastery of the Cross”. Its construction is dated back to the sixth century and stands on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia.

Proceed to Gudauri (106 km from Jvari monastery), a famous Georgian ski resort, located on the south-facing plateau of Greater Caucasus Mountain range. Stop at the panoramic view site in Gudauri for photography and enjoying landscapes.

Drive to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) town (35 km from Gudauri), hotel accommodation, lunch at the hotel.

Visit to Gergeti Trinity Church(14th century), which is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri, at an elevation of 2170 meters (7120 feet), under mount Kazbegi. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia. The church is a popular way point for trekkers in the area, but we will reach it by jeep up a rough mountain trail (~30 minutes).

Return to the hotel in Stepantsminda, free evening, overnight.

Breakfast and checkout from the hotel. Drive to Ananuri fortified monastery (89 km from Stepantsminda). Ananuri is a castle complex set on the Aragvi river.

The fortifications consist of two castles joined by a crenelated curtain wall. The upper fortification with a large square tower, known as Sheupovari, is well preserved and is the location of the last defense of the Aragvi against the Shamshe. The lower fortification, with a round tower, is mostly in ruins.

Proceed to Batumi, famous Georgian resort on the Black Sea, lunch in a Georgian restaurant in Kutaisi en route (Distance from Ananuri to Kutaisi 240 km).

Arrival in Batumi (115 km from Kutaisi), hotel accommodation, free evening and overnight.

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for walking tour along the new boulevard of Batumi.

Drive to Castle of Gonio, the ancient site of Apsarus, a well-preserved Roman castrum built in the third century.

Return to Batumi, lunch in a restaurant on the beach.

Free time for leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast and checkout from the hotel. Drive to Uplistsikhe cave town(306 km from Batumi), which is one of the oldest places of settlement in the Caucasus. It was founded in the late Bronze Age, (around 900 BC), but developed mainly from the 5th century to the 1st centuries BC.

Before Georgia became a Christian country, this was a special site for pagan rituals. The main caravan road from Asia to Europe used to run just 2 km northern of the city, which became a very important trade center.

Proceed to Mtskheta (60 km from Uplistsikhe), lunch in a Georgian restaurant.

Visit to Svetitskhoveli cathedral(4th century) located in the historic town of Mtskheta. A masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages, Svetitskhoveli is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is currently the second largest church building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Proceed to Tbilisi(26 km from Mtskheta), hotel accommodation, free time, overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for Tbilisi city tour.

Visit to the old part of the city: Metekhi church (12th century) & Abanotubani – natural sulfur springs, bath–houses built in XVI-XVII cc.

Walking through some narrow streets (typical for old Tbilisi) where taverns, cafes, carpet and souvenir shops are situated.

Visit to the Peace Bridge, a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge, a steel and glass construction illuminated with numerous LEDs, over the Mtkvari river.

Walk to Rike park (Europe Square) and reaching Narikala on cable car. Narikala is the main fortress of Tbilisi, offering panoramic views over old and new city. A great place for photography and enjoying city views.

Walk from Rike park to Freedom Square and continue walking tour through Rustaveli avenue.

Return to the hotel, free time for leisure.

7 PM – Pick up from the hotel and drive to Georgian restaurant for farewell dinner with the hosts.

Transfer to the hotel and overnight.

Check out from the hotel, transfer to Tbilisi international airport, Departure.

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