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Country of traditions and legends Tours in Georgia » Group tours » Sightseeing tours
Country of traditions and legends
 
Tbilisi - Bodbe - Sighnaghi- Kvareli - Telavi - Nekresi - Gremi - Tbilisi - Kazbegi/Gudauri - Akhaktsykhe fortress - Vardzia - Borjomi - Kutaisi - Zugdidi - Batumi - Gori - Mtskheta - Tbilisi (12 days, 11 nights)
 
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1 day: Tbilisi
Arrival to Tbilisi. Meeting with the representatives of the agency. Hotel accommodation. First acquaintance with the city. The capital of Georgia is unique. It is located on the several mountain hills, on which "creep" the old blocks. Tbilisi - is a beautiful river Kura with its picturesque rocky shores, that flows across the whole city.
Tbilisi is one of the rare places in the world, where can peacefully exist in the Old Town orthodox church, catholic cathedra, synagogue and mosque. Dinner. Overnight.

2 day : Tbilisi
Breakfast. General sightseeing tour in Tbilisi. Visit of Mechetian Church ( V c.), Synaxis of Saint Truinity of the temple complex of Tsminda Sameba - the main Cathedral of Georgian Orthodox Church. Walking tour in the city. "Old Town" - is the historic center of Tbilisi, that is located at the root of Mtatsminda (Holy Mount) mountain. Almost all of the buildings of the Old Town are historical and cultural sites, this part of the city is round - the - clock full of life, here walk alone or in groups tourists, meet lovers near the Clock Tower. Using the newest lift we get to Narikala fortress ( IV c.), during the lifting we can observe the city from the bird's eye view. In the Old Town we will visit Sioni Cathedral (VI-VII c.), Anchiskhati Basilica of St Mary, the oldest surviving church. Walk at the Shota Rustaveli avenue. Free time. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi.

3 day: Tbilisi - Bodbe - Sighnaghi - Kvareli - Telavi
Breakfast. Arrival to the " town of everlasting love" Sighnaghi. Visit the monastery complex of St. George and the grave of St. Nino, that brought Christianity to Georgia in the Bodbe village. Upon request, bathing in the holy waters of the increate spring, that heals the sick and make miserable people happy. Excursion in the "town of everlasting love" Sighnaghi, that is placed at the top of the ridge, overlooking Alazani valley. Arrival to Kvareli, and visit of the wine warehouse, 7.7 km long with the vinotheque of vintage wines. Optional wine degustation. Dinner in the original Georgian village with wine, shish - kebab and khinkali. Hotel accommodation in Telavi. Overnight.
  
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4 day: Telavi - Nekresi - Gremi - Tbilisi
Breakfast. Excursion in Telavi - main city and administrative center of Kakhetia, museum - fortress of tsar Erekle II (XVIII c.), that signed Treaty of Georgievsk with the Russian Empire. Then, visit of Alaverdi Cathedral (XI c.), the second highest building (more than 50 m), and also monastery cellar. Excursion in the ancient Ikalto Academy (X-XII c.), where studied the great Georgian poet and philosopher Shota Rustaveli, the author of the worldknown poem "The Knight in the Panther's Skin". Visit of Nekresi - the oldest temple in Georgia of the IV century. Overlook of the Gremi royal fortress (XVI c.). The complex is surrounded by the wall with towers and embrasures. The remains of the secret underground passage, that leads to the river, survived. Arrival to Tbilisi, hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
 
5 day: Tbilisi - Kazbegi/ Gudauri - Tbilisi
Breakfast. In the morning, departure from Tbilisi in the direction of Stepantsminda (Kazbegi).On the way to it, we overlook the picturesque Ananuri fortress (XVI c.), located above Aragvi river, and also the amazing beauty of Zhinvali reservoir. In passing the ski resort Gudauri (2200 m), the stunning trip along Tergi river, through Cross Pass (2400 m), will bring us to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi). Excursion in Kazbegi: Holy Gergeti Trinity Church (2170 m above the sea level). When the weather is fair, the stunning view on the mountain Kazbeg (5147 m), one of the highest tops of Georgia, opens. Return to Tbilisi. Dinner. Overnight.
 
6 day: Tbilisi - Akhaltsykhe fortress - Vardzia - Borjomi - Kutaisi
Breakfast. Arrival to recently reconstructed Akhaltsykhe fortress, the motherland of Charles Aznavur, the ancient center of Catholicism in Georgia. In the complex, together with Orthodox Church of St. Marina, are placed mosque, catholic church and monastery of Benedictine Sisters, synagogue and Armenian church. Visit of Vardzia cave monastery complex (XII- XIII c.) - 19 stepped rock town. For 900 m along the left bank of Kura river, in the plumb wall of the mountain, around 600 buildings are cut out - churches, chapels, parrocks, pantries, baths, libraries. There preserved secret passages, remains of plumbing, and irrigation system. Vardzia- is the site of the era of Golden Age. More than thousands of monks lived there, and when being attacked, to 20 thousand of people could shelter there. Arrival to Borjomi. Tasting of the worldknown mineral water Borjomi from the spring. Arrival to Kutaisi. Dinner. Overnight.
 
7 day: Kutaisi
Breakfast. Excursion in the ancient city Kutaisi, that is more than 3 thousand years old. Visit of Gelati monastery and academy, established by the great Georgian tsar David IV the Builder, that is included to UNESCO World Heritage Site List. Overlook of the Bagrati Cathedral and "monastery of accomplishment of desires" Metsameta. Excursion to the Prometheus castor cave, where, according to the legend, Prometheus gave the fire to people, and because of that he was enchained to the rock. Dinner. Overnight in Kutaisi.

8 day: Kutaisi - Zugdidi - Batumi
Breakfast. Arrival to Zugdidi. The treasure of Zugdidi is graceful patrimonial palace of Dadiani princes, with great park. At the present time, it is a museum with uncommon historical collection, icluding the death mask of Napoleon Bonaparte. The oldest aristocratic family of Dadiani princes is known for its relations with Napoleon Bonaparte. In Vlakherna church, in Zugdidi, is kept one of the most precious Christian relics - Cincture of the Virgin Mary - christian relic, that belonged to Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. Arrival to Batumi. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
 
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9 day: Batumi
Breakfast. Excursion in the city. Batumi - is a "Georgian Singapore", the most famous Black Sea resort of Georgia, with the population of 120 000 people. A visiting card of Batumi is a popular place of residents and visitors of the city, - it is Batumi Piazza, built in 2009. In 2010, a new, 7 meters high, moving sculpture of Love became the adornment of the city. The statue is a figure of a woman and a man. They seek to each other, in 8-10 minutes they move in a original and beautiful way towards each other and eventually merge as one. Excursion in Batumi: animated fountains (laser show), worldknown dolphinarium, Argonauts square with Medea statu. Optional excursion to Gonio Apsar fortress - the oldest fortress in Georgia, on the board with Turkey. The fortress was built in I-II century AD, and served as citadel of Roman at first, and then of the Byzantine Empire. Total length of fortress is 900 m, walls height - 5 m, the height of each of the eighteen towers is 7 m. Optional, excursion in the Botanic Garden, that has more than 5 thousand exotic plants, icluding roses garden, with 1200 sorts of roses. Walk along the boulevard. Dinner. Overnight in Batumi.
 
10 day: Batumi - Gori - Tbilisi
Breakfast. Arrival to Tbilisi. On the way to Gori visit of Stalin museum. Museum consists of three blocks - museum, house and railway carriage. Excursion to the ancient Goristsikhe fortress, placed on the hill in the city center. Arrival to Tbilisi. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.

11 day: Tbilisi - Mtskheta
Breakfast. Excursion in the ancient capital of Georgia Mtskheta - the town-museum,  included to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. Visit of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (1010-1029), at the bottom of which is buried one of the major Christian relics Lords chiton, as well as the burial place of many of the Georgian kings. Here is also the part of life-giving pillar. Visit of Samtavro monastery, where year round grow, flower and fruit blackberry bush, near of which in the IV century lived and preached St. Nino- enlightener, the first preacher of Christianity in Georgia. Wonderworking icon of Iberian Mother of God, woderworking icon of St. Nino, grave of St. Tsar Merian and Tsarina Nani, hallows of St. Abibos Nekresky, St. Shio Mhvimskoho are placed inside. Visit of the ancient temple - monastery Jvari (VI c.).  Return to Tbilisi. Closing dinner with national dances and songs. Overnight.

12 day: Tbilisi
Breakfast. Depending on the time of departure, free time. Souvenirs buying. Transfer to the airport.
 
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Tour price in Euro p/p:
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Surcharge for single occupancy
796
773
737
272
 
The price includes:
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels: 6 nights in Tbilisi, 2 nights in Batumi, Telavi 1 night, 2 nights in Kutaisi, Standard double room with breakfast;
  • Half-board: 11 lunches and 11 dinners, including a farewell dinner with songs and dances;
  • Transport services according to the program;
  • English speaking guide according to the program ;
  • Entrence tickets;
  • One gratis for TL in single room.
The price does not include:
  • Optional tours and degustation
  • Lunches
  • Services not listed above
  • Personal expenses
 
 
 
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