7-day tour to Georgia

Code: 7-days
7 DAYS
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  • Tour to Georgia 7 days

Description

Spend a full week in Georgia with our 7 days’ tour and learn all about this Caucasus country. The Georgia tour below includes excursion of its capital – Tbilisi, the Eastern region – Kakheti, tour to Kazbegi (also known as Stepantsminda) and a special drive in 4-wheel-drive car to one of the most picturesque places in Georgia – Gergeti Trinity Church. Visit country’s old capital town called Mtskheta and enjoy traditional Georgian wine in Kakheti. Also, as part of this private tour to Georgia, you will be able to spend a day on your own in Tbilisi wondering around, doing shopping, or visiting places our Company suggest, and enjoy this wonderful city.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Tbilisi

  • Meet and greet in the Tbilisi International Airport

  • Transfer to the Hotel (check-in after 2pm)

Our representative will meet you in the airport and transfer to the hotel in Tbilisi. Free evening in Tbilisi for rest and relax. Depending on the actual time of your arrival, we can book a table in a nice and authentic restaurant for you to have a dinner. Overnight in Tbilisi.

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Day 2: Tbilisi tour

  • Breakfast at the Hotel

  • Tbilisi city tour

  • Lunch break

  • Tbilisi city tour continues

  • Return to the Hotel

Our guide will meet you in your hotel’s lobby at 9:30 am 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. Tbilisi flea market experience will be followed by stroll through the renovated pedestrian alley and part of the “New Tiflis” major renovation project of Georgian capital. And to make this day special – traditional Georgian welcome dinner will be attended. Transfer to hotel after dinner.

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Day 3: 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).

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Day 4: Tour to Kazbegi (Stepantsminda)

  • Breakfast at the Hotel

  • Jvari monastery

  • Ananuri Fortress

  • Pasanauri village

  • Gudauri

  • Gergety Trinity Church (requires change of vehicle to AWD)

  • Overnight in Kazbegi

Tour to Georgia would not be complete without a journey to Kazbegi, a small town close to the border with Russia. 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. Other attractions en route include exciting view of two small mountain rivers making one, and flowing side by side without mixing their colors for quite a distance; also a picturesque mountain landscape viewpoint followed by the “Cross” pass. Arrive in Kazbegi, change a vehicle for 4-wheel-drive cars to get to Gergeti Holy Trinity church, nestled on top of one of the highest hills at 2170 meters above sea level. Drive to local hotel for dinner and overnight.

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Day 5: Tour to Uplistsikhe

  • Breakfast at the Hotel

  • Uplistsikhe cave town

  • Mtskheta

  • Return to Tbilisi (overnight in the Hotel)

After breakfast in the hotel start driving back towards Tbilisi with the stops in Uplistsikhe and Mtskheta on the way. From Gudauri in about 2-hour drive the group will arrive to the cave town Uplistsikhe – the magnificent remains of an ancient pagan settlement where all the houses used to be carved inside the rocks. Continue your Georgia tour by visiting a local family’s private wine cellar for house wine tasting and homemade lunch. 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.

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Day 6: Tbilisi free day

  • Rest or self-exploration in Tbilisi

This day of the tour is for you to spend on your own agenda. Please kindly note that no guide and transport will be provided for this day. Our suggestions for the day would be as follows:

  • Visit the Museum of Ethnography of Georgia – geographical, cultural and traditional replica of the country; the biggest open-air museum in Caucasus;

  • Visit one of the famous Sulphur Bath houses – legend has it that Tbilisi was founded at the sulphur water source and springs in the area;

  • Depending on specific areas of your interests we could suggest relevant site and/or activity for the day;

  • Check our Tbilisi Travel Guide for other options;

  • You can also choose one of our day tours in Georgia itineraries, which are not covered by this tour.

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Day 7: Departure

  • Breakfast at the Hotel

  • Check-out before 12:00 pm

  • Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport

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