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Ancient and ever young Georgia Tours in Georgia » Group tours » Sightseeing tours
Ancient and ever young Georgia
       
Kutaisi – Tbilisi – Bodbe – Sighnaghi – Kvareli – Nekresi – Gremi – Telavi – Ananuri – Gudauri – Kazbegi – Akhaltsykhe fortress – Vardzia – Borjomi – Kutaisi  
 
5 days, 4 nights
 
Day 1: Kutaisi – Tbilisi
Arrival to Kutaisi.
Excursion in Kutaisi, that is more than 3 thousand years old. Visit Gelati monastery and academy, established by the great Georgian king - David IV the Builder. Gelati monastery and academy are included into the list of World Heritage sites of UNESCO. Visit Bagrati Cathedral. Excursion to the cave of Prometheus, where we recall the legend of Prometheus. According to the legend, Prometheus was chained on the rock because he gave fire to humanity. Arrival to Tbilisi.
Excursion in Tbilisi. The capital of Georgia is unique. Located on several hills, ancient district is spread out on the terraces of the slope. Tbilisi - is a beautiful Kura river 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 every building of the Old Town is historical and cultural site, this part of the city is always cheerful. Here, alone or in groups, tourists walk around, some of them meet their beloved ones near the Clock Tower. This amazing Tower was recently constructed by the Puppet Theatre director Rezo Gabriadze. Here artists exhibit their paintings, artisans offer numerous souvenirs. Every building is not more than three stored resembling old Tbilisi architectural style with brick walls and curved wooden balconies.
Tbilisi is one of the rare places in the world, where Orthodox Church, catholic cathedral, synagogue and mosque can peacefully coexist in the territory of Old Town. During the excursion, visit of: Metekhi Church ( V c.), Narikala fortress ( IV c.), Sioni Cathedral ( VI-VII c.), Anchiskhati Basilica of St Mary, the oldest existing church in the capital, Synaxis of Saint Trinity - the temple complex of Tsminda Sameba -  the main Cathedral of Georgian Orthodox Church. Walk on Rustaveli Avenue. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
  
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Day 2: Tbilisi – Bodbe – Sighnaghi – Kvareli – Nekresi – Gremi – Telavi – Tbilisi
Breakfast. Excursion to Kakheti region. Visit Bodbe village and the monastery complex of St. George and the grave of St. Nino who brought Christianity to Georgia. There is a burial site of St. Nino and famous holy spring. It is said that bathing in the holy waters of this spring  heals the sick and makes miserable people happy. Excursion in the "town of everlasting love" - Sighnaghi, that is located at the top of the ridge, overlooking Alazani valley. Currently the city is totally reconstructed in its original architectural style. Arrival in Kvareli and visit of the wine warehouse, 7.7 km long with the vinotheque of vintage wines. Wine degustation. Next, visit Nekresi - the oldest temple of Georgia of IV c. Excursion in Gremi - royal fortress (XVI c.). The complex is surrounded by the wall with towers and embrasures. The secret tunnel connecting to the river is still preserved there. Visit Telavi - main city and administrative center of Kakheti region with museum in the fortress of king  Heraclius II (XVIII c.). He signed Treaty of Georgievsky with the Russian Empire. Return to Tbilisi. Dinner. Overnight.
   
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Day 3: Tbilisi – Ananuri fortress – Gudauri – Kazbegi – Tbilisi
Breakfast. In the morning, departure from Tbilisi in the direction of Stepantsminda (Kazbegi). On the way, we visit the picturesque Ananuri fortress (XVI c.), overlooking the Aragvi river and also, attracting visitors with the beauty of Zhinvali reservoir. Leaving behind the ski resort Gudauri (2200 m), enjoy the stunning trip along Tergi river through Cross Pass (2400 m). Visit Stepantsminda (Kazbegi). Excursion in Kazbegi: church of the Holy Trinity of Gergeti (2170 m. above the sea level). With fair weather condition there is a chance to take a look of the stunning mountain Kazbegi (5147 m), one of the highest tops of Georgia. Return to Tbilisi. Dinner. Overnight.
    
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Day 4: Tbilisi – Akhaltsykhe fortress – Vardzia – Borjomi – Kutaisi
Breakfast. Departure to recently reconstructed Akhaltsykhe fortress, the motherland of Sharl 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 Vardzia cave monastery complex (XII- XIII c.) – 19 stored rock town. 900 m along the left bank of Kura river, in the plumb wall of the mountain, around 600 buildings are cut out – among them churches, chapels, parrocks, pantries, baths, libraries. There are 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, 20 thousand of people could find shelter there. Arrival to Borjomi. We will taste the worldknown mineral water Borjomi from the spring. Return to Kutaisi. Dinner. Overnight.
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Day 5: Kutaisi
Breakfast. Free time. Souvenir purchase. Transfer to the airport. Home return.
 
Price in Euro p/p:
20+1
25+1
30+1
Surcharge for single occupancy
 367
 361
 341 
 90
   
Price includes:
  • Hotel accommodation 3* : 1 night in Kutaisi, 3 nights in Tbilisi, standard DBL rooms ;
  • Half board: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners;
  • Transportation service according to the program;
  • Jeep-tour in Kazbegi and visit Holy Trinity Church of Gergeti;
  • English talking guide according to the program;
  • Entrance fees;
  • Georgian wines degustation in Kvareli;
  • One group leader free of charge.
Price does not include:
  • Additional excursion;
  • Lunch;
  • Services not listed above;
  • Personal expenses.
 
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