Have a long weekend to spare? Look no further! This 3-day weekend tour to Georgia is an ideal combination of major Georgian sightseeing places in an itinerary designed to beat all other offers of tours to Georgia in Tbilisi. Explore the capital city with a half day walking tour around Old Town, spend a day in the wine region of Georgia – Kakheti, and finally make a short distance travel to the ancient capital of Georgia – town of Mtskheta, visiting famous Jvari monastery and Ananuri fortress on the way.
Day 1: Tbilisi
Meet and greet in the Tbilisi International Airport
Transfer to the Hotel (check-in after 2pm)
Tbilisi city tour
Our representative will meet you in the airport and transfer to the hotel in Tbilisi. Our guide will meet you in your hotel’s lobby to have a Tbilisi city tour with you. Georgian capital city for many centuries of its existence was a place where people of all faiths, cultural and national backgrounds used to live together, making Tbilisi a contemporary metropolis filled with history and atmosphere of the rich and great past. Your Georgia tour will commence this day with the tour of old Tbilisi: at the Metekhi church and King Vakhtang monument you will listen to the Tbilisi founding legend, continue by cable car to ancient Narikala fortress, walk down to the “Legvtakhevi” (fig) gorge and Tbilisi waterfall, passing by the church and mosque. return to the hotel.
Day 2: Tour to Kakheti
Breakfast at the Hotel
Depart towards Kakheti region
St. Nino monastery in Bodbe
Sighnaghi town (known as “City of Love”)
Tsinandali village (Chavchavadze house museum visit, wine tasting)
Return to Tbilisi
After breakfast at your hotel embark for a day trip to Eastern region of Georgia – Kakheti. The heart of Alazani valley famous for its ancient winemaking traditions. Numerous vineyards as well as both big and small wine producing facilities are biggest landmarks of the region. Your first destination this day will be the “Hyde park on Alazani” – picturesque garden inside the Chavchavadze house-museum in the village of Tsinandali. Museum tour and delicious wine tasting will add up to the whole atmosphere. Drive to the town of Sighnaghi, also known as a “city of love” (mostly for the fact that one can register a marriage there 24/7). Previously a royal residence, this small Kakhetian town is surrounded by an ancient city walls with watchtowers. Return from Kakheti to Tbilisi (about 2 hours drive).
Day 3: Tour to Mtskheta
Breakfast at the Hotel
Transfer to Tbilisi international airport
The tour itinerary for this day will start with the Jvari monastery, architectural gem of the Caucasus, located on top of the hill overlooking major Georgian highlights – its old capital town Mtskheta; famous two rivers merging point where Mtkvari river meets river Aragvi; and transport highway entering Tbilisi. Another site worth making a stop on the way is Ananuri fortress – established in XVI century as a residence for local Dukes of Aragvi the complex is still a place that impresses all those passing by with its nobility and greatness. After lunch arrive to Mtskheta, old capital town of ancient Georgia and one of the most important historical cities of the country. Visit the old town and its principal sight – Svetitskhoveli monastery. The name of the monastery means “living pillar” and it is widely believed that the place is a burial site of Jesus Christ’s mantle. Being one of the principal churches in Georgia, the monastery is also one of the most revered places in Caucasus. Drive back to Tbilisi, transfer to International airport. Departure.
|City / Town (Number of nights)||Option A – COMFORT||Option B – BUDGET|
|Tbilisi (2 nights)||IOTA Hotel, Mercure Hotel, Ambassadori Hotel, Rooms Tbilisi Hotel, Riverside Hotel, etc.||Tiflis Hotel, Betsy’s hotel, Old Kopala Hotel, Urban Boutique Hotel, etc.|