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Independence Day of Georgia for Ind. from Kutaisi Tours in Georgia » Tours for individual tourists » Holiday tours » May holidays
Indefendence Day of Georgia (8 days, 7 nights)
22.05 – 29.05.
 
Day 1 (22.05.): Kutaisi – Tbilisi
Arrival to Kutaisi. Meet the representative of the company. Departure to Tbilisi. Hotel accommodation. Overnight.
   
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Day 2 (23.05.): Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Tbilisi
Breakfast. Excursion in Tbilisi. The capital of Georgia is unique. It is located on the several mountain hills, on which the old blocks "creep". 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 Orthodox Church, Catholic Cathedral, Synagogue and Mosque can peacefully exist in the Old Town.
During the excursion, we will visit Metekhi Church (V c.), Narikala fortress (IV c.), Sioni Cathedral (VI-VII c.), Anchiskhati Basilica of St Mary, the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi, Synaxis of Saint Trinity - temple complex of Tsminda Sameba - the main Cathedral of Georgian Orthodox Church. 
Then, excursion in the ancient capital of Georgia - Mtskheta - the town-museum, included to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. Visit of the ancient temple - monastery Jvari (VI c.). On the top of the mountain where the temple is placed, opens a fantastic view on the place of conjunction of two rivers - Kura and Aragvi. There also opens a beautiful view on the ancient capital of Georgia - Mtskheta. Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (1010-1029), at the bottom of which one of the major Christian relics Lords Robe is buried. This relic was brought to the city by Jewish citizen of Mtskheta – Ellios who witnessed Crucifixion. Svetitckhoveli is the burial site of many Georgian kings. There is also the part of life-giving pillar. Visit Samtavro monastery, where blackberry bush grows, flowers and fruits whole year round. Near this monastery St. Nino- enlightener, the preacher of Christianity in Georgia of IV century lived and preached Christianity. The date of official adoption of Christianity in Georgia is 324 AD. This fact is associated with the name of St. Nino, with the assistance and participation of the King St. Mirian and Queen St. Nana. It was St. Nino who persuaded the king Mirian and queen Nana to adopt Christianity in Georgia. Wonderworking icon of Iberian Mother of God, wonderworking icon of St. Nino, grave of St. king Mirian and Queen  Nana, hallows of St. Abibos Nekreseli, St. Shio Mghvimeli are located inside the church. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight.
  
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Day 3 (24.05.): Tbilisi  
Breakfast. Free day. Overnight.
We offer optional tours on your choice.
 
Day 4 (25.05.): Tbilisi
Breakfast. Free day. Overnight.
We offer optional tours on your choice.
 
Day 5 (26.05.): Tbilisi
Independence Day
Breakfast. Walk along Tbilisi, where Georgians perform songs and dances all over the city till the evening celebrating Independence Day. "Old Town" - is the historic center of Tbilisi that is located at the root of Mtatsminda (Holy Mount) mountain. Almost all the buildings of the Old Town are historical and cultural sites, this part of the city is round shaped like a clock - full of life, here tourists walk alone or in groups, lovers meet near the Clock Tower. This amazing Tower appeared here recently, built by the Puppet Theatre director Rezo Gabriadze. Here artists exhibit their paintings, artisans offer numerous souvenirs. Festive dinner (optional). Overnight.
 
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Day 6 (27.05.): Tbilisi
Breakfast. Free day. Overnight.
We offer optional tours on your choice.
     
Day 7 (28.05.): Tbilisi Kutaisi
 Breakfast. Departure to Kutaisi. Excursion in the ancient city 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 has preserved a great variety of murals dating back to XII-XVIII centuries. Therefore, the most wonderful in the architecture of Gelati complex is its frescoes and mosaics. They travel us in ancient past and remind of their creators. Next, excursion to the Cathedral of Bagrati that was erected in Kutaisi during the reign of Bagrat III. It was named after the first king of united Georgia. As a main place of the kingdom, it was consecrated in 1003. Both Gelati monastery with Academy and Bagrati Cathedral are included into the list of World Heritage sites of UNESCO. Then, visit "monastery for the accomplishment of desires" - Motsameta. Monastery overlooks the Rioni river surrounded by rugged coastline vegetation. The legend says that Georgian dukes David and Constantine Mkheidze were executed by Muslims for their devotion to Christianity and the monastery is constructed at the place of their martyrdom. Dukes David and Constantine are canonized; their relics are stored in a large rectangular ark on a dais in the small hall of the monastery. People believe that if you wish something, crawl under the ark three times and venerate holy relics, your wish will come true. Visit the cave of Prometheus, where we recall the legend of Prometheus. Excursion in the Prometheus castor cave. According to the legend, Prometheus was chained on the rock because he gave fire to humanity. The cave is located 5 km northwest of the city of Tskhaltubo. It was discovered in the early 80's of the twentieth century. It is one of the most attractive caves, thanks to its underwater rivers and landscapes. Almost all underwater karst forms: stalactites, stalagmites, and others. Overnight.   
 
Day 8 (29.05.): Kutaisi
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your flight to back home.

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Price includes:
  • Accommodation in 3* or 4* hotels: 6 nights in Tbilisi and 1 night in Kutaisi, double standard rooms with breakfast;
  • Tours according to the program with a guide;
  • Transport services according to the program;
  • Entrance ticket to Prometeus cave.
Price does not include:
  • Flights;
  • Festive dinner - from 23 euros p/p;
  • Lunches and dinners;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Optional programs.
 
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