DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN TBILISI AIRPORT
Arrival in Tbilisi Airport. Transfer to the hotel. After rest we start our Tbilisi tour.
The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi ( Georgian:Tbilisis cminda samebis sakatedro tadzari) commonly known as Sameba is the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church located in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.
Rike Park is a beautiful, one of the most new artistically appointed park in the heart of the city.
Bridge of Peace (Georgian: Mshvidobis Khidi) is a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge, a steel and glass construction illuminated with numerous LEDs, over the Mtkvari River in downtown Tbilisi, capital of Georgia.
Metekhi Temple was first mentioned in the chronicles in the 13 th century.
Right in front of the temple stands a modern monument - a bronze equestrian statue of Vakhtang Gorgasali, the founder of the city.
Cable way, it connects new park Rike with Narikala fortress.
Mother of Georgia is a monument in Georgia's capital Tbilisi.
The bath district and Legvtakhevi are the very heart of the city. According to the legend Tbilisi history starts from the hot sulfur springs.
Meidan square– the heart of old city. Central square which used to be trade center of the city and now is surrounded by nice cafes.
Ethnographic Museum- The Giorgi Chitaia Open Air Museum of Ethnography is an open-air museum in Tbilisi, Georgia, displaying the examples of folk architecture and craftwork from various regions of the country
Turtle Lake-Turtle Lake is a direct English translation of Kus Tba, a small lake at the outskirts of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, so named due to the perceived abundance of turtles living in these places.
Panoramic View on Tbilisi, Mtatsminda Park (Georgian Disneyland)- Mtatsminda Park is a famous landscaped park located at the top of Mount Mtatsminda overlooking the Georgian capital Tbilisi.
*Optional we provide: sulfur baths / extreme water trip by boat on the river Mtkvari accompanied by an instructor.
DAY 2 AROUND TBILISI
Sabaduri Forest and Mamkoda Monastry
The most beautiful surrounding area of Tbilisi, is Tbilisi National Park and Sabaduri forests from between Tianeti and Tskhvarichamia. You can enjoy deep beautiful forests on the road. The area is less than 50km from Tbilisi.
From the magnificent forests of Sabaduri 30 minutes far is Sioni Lake and enjoy walking through the flower meadows in spring or bathing and relaxing on the lake shore.
Mamkoda Monastery which has some nice views and is closer to Tbilisi. It is a monastery complex that consists of 19th century churches of St. Mary and St. George, the bell tower and the fragments of the unknown constructions and a fence.
OVERNIGHT IN TBILISI
DAY 3 : DASHBASHI CANYON
Canyons of Tsalka or Dashbashi canyons is one of the most impressive natural monuments of Georgia, green and beautiful all year long. Located 110km from Tbilisi and 2km from small town of Tsalka, in village Dashbashi, Dashbashi Can
yon Natural Monument is a canyon carved by Ktsia (Khrami) River in the stream bed cut through the volcanogenic rocks of Dashbash volcanic plateau, distinguished by its rarity and biodiversity. It is located at 1,110-1,448 m above sea level. The vegetation cover of the surrounding ecosystem is rather sparse, whereas the plants on the steep slopes of the canyon and astounding waterfalls create absolutely different micro-landscape, with characteristic micro-climate, specific fauna etc. It is nice and chilly in summer (but beware of hogweeds this season), it is also exotically green and warmer than Tsalka and Dashbashi village areas in winter, beautiful with its dozens of frozen waterfalls which you will find even more if you follow the canyon up from the main tourist site.
Overnight in Tbilisi
DAY 4: KAZBEGI
JINVALI WATER RESERVOIR-ANANURI FORTRESS-THE RUSSIA- GEORGIA FRIENDSHIP MONUMENT-MINIRELA WATERS-MOUNT KAZBEGI-GERGETI TRINITY CHURCH
Jinvali water reservoir - is a townlet in Georgia, Dusheti Municipality (Mtskheta-Mtianeti region), on river Aragvi. It has one of the largest hydroelectric power stations in Georgia.
Ananuri fortress was a castle and seat of the Eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty which ruled the area from the 13th century.
The Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument is a monument built in 1983 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk and the ongoing friendship between Soviet Georgia and Soviet Russia.
Mineral Waters near Jvari pass
Mount Kazbegi, is a dormant stratovolcano and one of the major mountains of the Caucasus located on the border of Georgia's Kazbegi District and Russia's Republic of North Ossetia–Alania.
Gergeti Trinity Church is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti in Georgia. The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century, and is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. The separate belltower dates from the same period as the church itself.
OVERNIGHT IN TBILISI
DAY 5: SIGNAGI
Kakheti Tour Wine degustation – Bodbe Monastery – Signagi
Departure for the degustation of vintage wines in “Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking” is one of the largest wine and spirits producing companies in Georgia and Caucasus region. Established in 2001, KTW produces wine, brandy, sparkling wine and chacha with traditional Georgian techniques mixed with the state of art technologies.
Bodbe Monastery the revered final resting place of St Nino, is set among tall cypresses 2km south of Sighnagi, a pleasant walk on country roads.
A steep path leads 800m down to a small chapel built over St Nino’s Spring, which reputedly burst forth after she prayed on this spot.
Signagi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti,although it is one of Georgia's smallest towns, Signagi serves as a popular tourist destination due to its location at the heart of Georgia's wine-growing regions.
Sighnagi wall with the length of about 5 kilometers and 23 towers was built in King Erekle II’s times in 1770s. Sighnagi can be visited at any season – even in sunny days of winter you will admire looking at snow-capped summits walking on the Sighnagi wall.
Overnight in TBILISI
DAY 6 BORJOMI TOUR
Borjomi-Akhaltsikhe- Vardzia Tour
Borjomi is a resort town in south-central Georgia. The town is famous for its mineral water industry (which is the number one export of Georgia), the Romanov summer palace in Likani, and the World Wide Fund for Nature-site Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically-themed amusement park in the Caucasus.
Akhaltsikhe is a small city in Georgia's southwestern region of Samtskhe–Javakheti. It is situated on the both banks of a small river Potskhovi, which separates the city to the old city in the north and new in the south.
Rabati Castle is a fortress in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. Originally established in the 9th century as the Lomisa Castle, it was completely rebuilt by Ottomans. Most of the surviving buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Vardzia is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River, thirty kilometres from Aspindza. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century.
DAY 7 MTSKHETA/JVARI
Jvari Church (6th -7th cc), the most important religious center and an architectural masterpiece of mediaeval Georgia.
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, known as the burial site of Christ's robe and the second largest church building in the country.
Take an excursion to Uplistsikhe, an ancient cave town and one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. The town represents a complex of various structures dating from the 12th cent. BC to the 17th cent.AD
Arrive to Tbilisi – end of the program.
We require at least 48 hours to confirm your trip, after which booking is possible only upon direct confirmation from Georgian Venture Tours tour manager.
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Professional Guide & Driver service
7 x Lunch
7 x 0.5 l. bottle of mineral water per person
All entrance fees per program
The tour is accompanied with English, Arabic, Turkish and Russian speaking live guide.