Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Borjomi, Akhaltsikhe, Vardzia, Davit Gareji, Sighnaghi, Kvareli - these places with a special history, shrouded in legends and the beauty of these places will not leave you indifferent.
Day1 - AIRPORT – HOTEL.
Arrival at Tbilisi International Airport, meeting, transfer to hotel, accommodation. Dinner at the hotel.
Day2 - TBILISI - MTSKHETA.
- 10:00 excursion tour through the old city of Tbilisi.
Walking tour through the old town, visit Metekhi Church, a monument of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, which is located on the left bank of the River Mtkvari. Also visit: Legvtakhevi, museum Karvasla, raising by cable way to the Narikala fortress in Old Tbilisi's, walk down the street Sharden.
Fortress Narikala (or inaccessible) - "the heart and soul of Tbilisi", the most famous and oldest ancient monument. It stands on the ridge of Mount Mtatsminda, from there opens a magnificent views of the city. Shardeni Street - the pedestrian street in the old part of Tbilisi, here are many boutiques, cafes, restaurants, as well as of several exhibition galleries. Tbilisi Historical Museum of Grishashvili "Karvasla" has a rich collection of photographs of XIX century, authentically reflect the life of the city.
Excursion to Mtskheta
Visiting Mtskheta, Jvari Monastery, tour of the Cathedral of Svetitskhoveli.
Mtskheta - the first capital of Georgia, the heart of Georgian civilization.
Svetitskhoveli - a cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church, which for millenniums was the main cathedral throughout Georgia. Svetitskhoveli is listed among the World Heritage sites and are under the protection of UNESCO.
Jvari - one of the most remarkable achievements of the ancient Georgian architecture, the most popular Georgian monument, perceived as an immortal symbol of the national genius.
- 18:30 Dinner at "Mtskheta salobio"
- 20:30 return to Tbilisi.
Day3 - BORJOMI PARK - PROTECTED AREA.
- 10:00 Breakfast Check out from the hotel Tbilisi
Excursion to the city of Gori.
Visit Gori - Stalin Museum.
Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori – Joseph Stalin was native of this city, which has become the head of the Soviet government and in fact led the Soviet Union from 1925 to 1953.
A trip to the city of Borjomi.
- Check In to the hotel at Borjomi.
- 13:30 Lunch at the hotel.
- Visit City Park.
- Visit the Borjomi - Kharagauli National Park (protected area).
The Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park (protected area), located in the Lesser Caucasus territory. It's hard to describe those beauties, which are open for visitors of this unique place: here you can see the high mountains, quiet valleys, historical monuments, rich flora and fauna, rapid rivers and beautiful lakes. Lots of wildlife lives in the park, such as bears, wolves, wild boars, deer, squirrels, lots of foxes and hares, hunting for them, of course, strictly forbidden. Mountain climate - the main curative factor of the resort. It is used for climatotherapy throughout the year ...
-19:30 Return to the hotel.
Day4 - BORJOMI - AKHALTSIKHE - VARDZIA - TBILISI.
- 11:00 Breakfast. Check out from hotel (Borjomi)
- Borjomi, Akhaltsikhe, complex Rabati.
Akhaltsikhe is located in the south-western part of Georgia, near the border with Turkey, in 208 kilometers from Tbilisi. Rabat in Akhaltsikhe - like a city within city, where monuments coexisted three world religions.
At the same time rehabilitated church has become in recent years as religious, cultural and tourist center of the city. Within the walls of the fortress is the church, mosque, synagogue, small park, historical museum, various shops, a hotel and even a Wedding Palace. History of Rabat fortress goes into depth of centuries, and no one can say exactly when the first fortification was built.
Khertvisi Fortress - one of the oldest and best preserved castles of the Georgian feudal period.
Together with monastery complex of Vardzia is a candidate to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site in Georgia.
Vardzia is a cave city located in Aspindza district, in 60 kilometers from the town of Akhaltsikhe. In addition to the monastery, located in the gorge of Vardzia, there are also several cave complexes, fortress, churches and etc. This is a huge cave complex, which was built almost 800 years ago.
- Check in to the hotel at Tbilisi
-20: 00 Supper
Day5 - TBILISI - DAVID GAREJI – SIGHNAGHI.
- 09:00 Breakfast. Check Out
- 11:00 David Gareji (1.5-2 hours drive).
David Gareji is famous worldwide for its uniqueness and originality.
The complex David Gareji includes hundreds of buildings carved into the rocks: temples, cells, warehouses, living rooms and etc. This cave complex is located in the «Gare Kakheti» and stretches for 25 km along the Gareji semi-desert slopes of the ridge, representing a majestic sight. In total there are 14 monastic ensembles, built at different times.
After David Gareji, we visit Bodbe Monastery.
-Bodbe (1.5-2 hours drive).
Bodbe Monastery - Orthodox monastery, located in two kilometers from Sighnaghi in Kakheti.
There are kept relics enlightener of Georgia - Saint Nina, who died there at 347 year, of 67 year of her life, after 35 years of apostolic asceticism.
One of the attractions of the monastery is the most revered icon of Georgia - miraculous myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God of Iver. After visiting of Bodbe, we are going to Sighnaghi, where we visit the museum of the local lore.
Sighnaghi was founded in XVII century, during the reign of Irakly II. This is the only one city in Georgia, which is entirely preserved the fortress walls. The main attraction of the city is a museum. Here you can see pictures of the famous painter, who was born in Sighnaghi, Niko Pirosmani. The museum consists from two main sections: archeology and paintings. On the first floor there is archeology. On the second floor there are two art rooms: Lado Gudiashvili and Niko Pirosmani.
- Check In to Hotel (Sighnaghi)
Day6 - SIGHNAGHI - KVARELI - TBILISI.
After breakfast and check out from the hotel in Sighnaghi (10: 00) We are going to Kvareli.
We will have the winery Tour, which will be accompanied by an internal guide. He will hold a tour and tell you about the wine making technology, as we taste more than five kinds of wine, and after a tour of the factory, we will go in Kvareli tunnel.
Kvareli - a small, cozy and bright tone town in Kakheti, in the northeast of the famous Alazani Valley ...
Kvareli tunnel - a famous vinotheque, consisting of 2 main and 13 connecting tunnels having a length of 500 meters.
The owner of the tunnel today is the famous company "Winery Khareba" that stores there about 25 thousand bottles of their best wines.
After a day excursion we will have a break for lunch (14:00) after which we will go to Alaverdi (40-60 minutes).
Alaverdi is a Cathedral temple of the first quarter of the XI century and monastery complex of Akhmeta municipality. Alaverdi Cathedral submitted for inclusion to the UNESCO World Heritage List ...
After tour at Alaverdi, we will return to the hotel in Tbilisi and have a dinner.
Day7 - TBILISI - AIRPORT.
- 09:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
- 13:00 Transfer to the airport.
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Transfers the airport and back;
Excursion / travel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus;
Accommodation in 2-bed rooms in the hotels mentioned above or similar type;
English-speaking tour guide during the tour;
2 meals a day according to the program (breakfast + dinner or supper on request);
Entrance tickets according the program;
1 bottle of water ½ liters per person each day.
Tasting different wines and "Chacha”.
Messenger services (porters) in hotel;
Drinks during dinner / lunch, other than those specified in the program;
Extra services not specified in the list of services included in price;
Telephone, mini-bar, and usage of other services in hotels.