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Georgia, when gardens blossom Tours in Georgia » Group tours » Sightseeing tours
Georgia, when gardens blossom
Tbilisi - Bodbe - Sighnaghi - Kvareli - Nekresi - Gremi - Alaverdi - Telavi - Mtskheta - Ananuri - Kazbegi/Gudauri - Gori - Uplistsikhe - Batumi - Kutaisi - Tbilisi (8 days, 7 nights)

Georgia, when gardens blossom
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Day 1: Tbilisi
Arrival to Tbilisi. Meeting with the representatives of the agency. Hotel accommodation. Excursion in Tbilisi. The capital of Georgia is unique.It stands 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.
"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. This amuzing Tower appeared here recently, built by the Puppet Theatre director Rezo Gabriadze. Here artists exhibit their paintings, artisans offer numerous souvenirs. Basically here are 2-3 storeyed houses, built of brick and stone, that have a particular Tbilisi architecture, distinguished by narrow streets, galleries and carved wooden balconies.
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. During the excursion, visit of Mechetian Church ( V c.), Narikala fortress ( IV c.), Sioni Cathedral (VI-VII c.), Anchiskhati Basilica of St Mary, the oldest surviving church, Synaxis of Saint Truinity of the temple complex of Tsminda Sameba - the main Cathedral of Georgian Orthodox Church. Walking tour at the Shota Rustaveli avenue. An evening landscape - "the city of light." Dinner. Overnight.

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Day 2: Tbilisi - Bodbe - Sighnaghi - Kvareli - Nekresi - Gremi - Alaverdi - Telavi - Tbilisi
Breakfast. Drive to the "city 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.
On passing, we will get acquainted with Nekresi - the oldest church of Georgia of 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. Then visit of Alaverdi Cathedral (XI c.), the second highest building (50 m). Acquaintance with 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.
Return to Tbilisi. Dinner. Overnight.

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Day 3: Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Ananuri - Kazbegi / Gudauri - Tbilisi
Breakfast. Int the morning, departure from Tbilisi in the direction of Stepantsminda (Kazbegi).
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. Woderworking 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.).
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.
 
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Day 4: Tbilisi - Gori - Uplistsikhe - Batumi
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to Batumi. Gori - is a city that was built by King David the Builder in 1089-1125. Visit of Stalin museum. Then we will see "Uplistsikhe" - a wonderful city, founded in the 7th century in the rock.. It is the oldest fortress city, and a fabulous work on thr creation of an entire city from a rock was made. Drive to Batumi. Hotel accommodation. Overnight in the hotel.

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Day 5: Batumi
Breakfast. Excursion in the city. Batumi - is "Georgian Singapore" - the most famous Black Sea resort of Georgia, with the population of 120 000 people. A visit card of Batumi - beloved place for both local residents and visitors of the city - is Batumi Piazza built in 2009. In 2010, a new, 7 meters high, moving sculpture of Love became the adornment of the city. The monument is represented by a figure of a woman and a man. They seek for each other, during 8-10 minutes they move towards each other and eventually merge as one in original way. Excursion in Batumi: animated fountains (a laser show), Argonauts square with statue of Medea. Walk along the boulevard.
Upon request, for extra charge, visit Fortress Gonio Apsaras - the oldest fortresses in Georgia near the Turkish-Georgian border. The fortress was built in the I-II century AD and served as a stronghold of the Roman and later Byzantine Empire. The total length of the fortress is 900m, wall height is 5 m, height of each of its eighteen towers is 7m . Upon request, excursion to the Botanical Garden, where more than 5,000 exotic plants grow, including rose garden, with some 1,200 varieties of roses. Dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 6: Batumi
Breakfast in the hotel. Free day. Optional: Departure to Trabzon (Turkey). Dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

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Day 7: Batumi - Kutaisi
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Kutaisi. 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 cave, where we recall the legend of Prometheus. According to the legend, Prometheus gave the fire to people, and because of that he was enchained to the rock.
Dinner in the national restaurant. Overnight in Kutaisi.
 
Day 8: Kutaisi - Tbilisi
Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Tbilisi. Flight home.
     
Price in Euro p/p:
20+1
25+1
30+1
Surcharge for single occupancy
537
525
500
175
                                               
Price includes:
  • Hotel accommodation 3*: 3 nights in Tbilisi, 3 nights in Batumi, 1 night in Kutaisi standard double room;
  • Half Board: 7 breakfasts  and 7 dinners, farewell dinner with folk songs and dances is included;
  • Transportation according to the program;
  • English talking guide according to the program;
  • 1 group leader free of charge;
  • Entrance fees: Museum of Stalin in Gori, Cave city Uphlistsikhe, Cave of Prometheus.
Price does not include:
  • Additional excursion;
  • Wine degustation in Sighnaghi, 20 € p/p;
  • Services not mentioned above;
  • personal expenses.
 
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