5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
The country that has plenty of surprises in store that can really defy your expectations. Enjoy travelling through medieval towns, charming countryside, unique mountains and tasty food.
30.08. Day 1: Arrival
Arrive in Tbilisi at 21:15. Pick up from Tbilisi international airport. Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi. (-/-/-)
31.08. Day 2: Tbilisi city tour
Breakfast at the hotel. 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 sulfur baths (17th century) – the district 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. Hotel accommodation. Overnight in Tbilisi. (B/-/-)
01.09. Day 3: Tbilisi – Kazbegi – Gergeti Trinity Church – Ananuri – Tbilisi (320 km.)
Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning start very scenic drive up through the High Caucasus Mountains along the Georgian Military Highway towards Kazbegi region. 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 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. Here we will enjoy unique nature with beautiful panoramic views of Caucasus, including mount Kazbegi (5047m.). Afterwards drive back to Tbilisi. En route visit Ananuri architectural complex (17th century) overlooking a reservoir on the Aragvi River. In the evening drive back to Tbilisi. Hotel accommodation and overnight. (B/-/-)
Optional: - You can also hire the 4X4 vehicle to reach Gergeti Trinity Church – $ 40 per car 6 seats.
02.09. Day 4: Tbilisi – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Mtskheta – Tbilisi (240 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 and proceed to 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. After inspecting the cave city, head 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 on the top of the mountain, at the confluence of two rivers – Mtkvari and Aragvi. Arrive in Mtskheta. Walk along the narrow streets with souvenir shopping possibility and visit its important sites. In the evening drive back to Tbilisi. Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi. (B/-/-)
03.09. Day 5: Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport and departure at 11:10.