Tbilisi -Mtskheta -Ananuri - Kazbegi - Kvemo Kartli - Sighnaghi - Kvareli - breathtaking views from the Caucasus Mountains, the splendor of Georgian architecture at an altitude of 2170 meters above the sea level, amazing cuisine, unique wines, all this and much more ...
DAY 1 - AIRPORT – HOTEL.
Arrival at Tbilisi International Airport, meeting, transfer to hotel, accommodation. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 2 - TBILISI - MTSKHETA.
- 10:00 excursion tour around old city - 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
Mtskheta, visiting 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.
DAY 3 - TBILISI - ANANURI - KAZBEGI – TBILISI.
- 10:00 Tbilisi - Ananuri.
- Water reservoir Zhinvali.
The water reservoir of Zhinvali is considered one of the most beautiful places of Georgia. Its spread between the mountain peaks. The water reservoir unusually is picturesque at any time of the year. On the shore of the reservoir is perfectly preserved town-fortress Ananuri.
- Trip to the town-fortress Ananuri.
The Fortress Ananuri - is one of the most famous castles in Georgia. The fortress refers to the early of the feudal era, and served as an outpost of defense, blocking the road leading from the Daryal Gorge.
- Ananuri - Kazbegi (1.5 hour drive).
Kazbegi is one of the highest peaks, not only in Georgia, but also in the entire Caucasus, which is so rich with magnificent peaks. With altitude of 5047 meters above sea level, Mount Kazbegi is the third highest mountain in Georgia.
- Arch of Friendship - was built in honor of the friendship of the peoples of Russia and Georgia.
- Gergeti Sameba - amazing temple. This is a rare case of a temple located high in the mountains, at an altitude of 2170 meters above sea level. The unusual combination of architecture and snow.
Once a very long time the temple was listed leading shrine in Khevi area. With him is combined a lot of legends and superstitions. Gergeti Settlement during the centuries fulfilled the role of keeper of the Holy Trinity, and the centuries the key of the church was transmitted from parents to children and had kept by villagers.
- Kazbegi - Tbilisi (3- 3,5 hours drive).
DAY 4 - TBILISI - KVEMO KARTLI - TBILISI.
- Excursions to the city Bolnisi (1.5 hrs drive)
- Walk through the old streets of the city, visiting the cathedral of Bolnisi, the monastery Tsugrugasheni.
Bolnisi - a suburb of Rustavi. At 8 km away in the village of Kvemo Bolnisi is an oldest church in Georgia, Bolnisi (Bolnisi Sioni), dated V century.
Bolnisi Sion- one of the four or five built in the Georgian Elders temples, Bolnisi - chronologically the first, and from it begins the history of the Georgian architecture of the temple. This is generally first preserved architectural structure in Georgia, the first temple on which walls there were founded the first signs on the Georgian language. The temple is quite simple, but from it all started, so it is important and valuable.
- Monastery Tsugrugasheni.
Tsugrugasheni monastery was built at the beginning of the XIII century. In the plan of construction, it rectangular in shape with a dome of hewn stones, colored in golden, yellow, brown and blue. The construction guess the handwriting of two masters - elegantly decorated dome and the window on south facade and dryness of the rest. The monastery and the place in where it is located, leaves to you a pleasant feeling.
- Bolnisi castle tour, a house museum.
- Supper at Tanzia Village (30 minutes)
- Tandzia-Tbilisi (1.5 hrs drive)
DAY 5 - TBILISI - SIGHNAGHI - KVARELI - TBILISI.
- 10:00 Breakfast.
- Tbilisi-Bodbe (1.5-2 hrs drive).
Bodbe Monastery is an Orthodox monastery, located in two kilometers from Sighnaghi, in Kakheti region.
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.
- Sighnaghi, Kvareli
. - 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.
- 17:30 Kvareli - Tbilisi (2 hours drive).
- 20:00 Supper at the hotel (Tbilisi)
DAY 6 - TBILISI - AIRPORT.
Breakfast at the hotel (09:00)
Transfer to the airport (13:00)
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|Emergency dental services||100%, Limit 500 GEL||100%, Limit 1000 GEL|
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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.