• Meeting at Tbilisi Airport.
• Transfer to the hotel and giving presents from our company.
• Meeting dinner from us in an elite Georgian restaurant, where you will taste most delicious dishes of traditional cuisine with the best local wines. Also, you will get to know Georgian folklore, traditional songs and dances.
If your flight will be late at night, dinner will be rescheduled to next evening at 8 o'clock (After the Tbilisi excursion).
Day 2 - Tbilisi
The third day of the tour is given to Tbilisi — the capital and main beauty of Georgia, in which two continents coexist for centuries and which has become home of different ethnic and confessional people during this time. We will start from Holy Trinity Cathedral, the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church and tallest church building in the Caucasus. Then we will move to the Metekhi Plateau, at the monument to King Vakhtang Gorgasali, learn the legend about the foundation of the city and enjoy the impressive views of Old Tbilisi. We will continue our route by walking, it will allow us to experience the unique atmosphere of the city, see the statue of Tamada (Georgian toastmaster), the first public transport of Tbilisi, old trade-industrial streets, cross the Bridge of Peace and reach Narikala fortress by cable car. From the citadel we will go down by hiking trail, see the 19th century Tbilisi mosque and the waterfall of Leghvtakhevi. The excursion ends at the famous sulphur baths, which have great historical and social significance in the city life.
Day 3 - Jvari Monastery - Mtskheta - Gori - Uplistsikhe
The route begins by visiting the historical monuments of Mtskheta, Georgia’s ancient capital. At first mysterious Jvari monastery of 6th century with its delightful view on confluence of rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi, which is great example of merging the environment with architecture, then the most important cathedral of Georgia — Svetitskhoveli. Both of those architectural masterpieces are recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The next stop is Gori, a city that has played an important role since the Middle Ages as a strategic stronghold on the main road connecting the eastern and western parts of Georgia, but the main reason, why this city is known for is — Joseph Stalin. Gori is home town of famous (or infamous) soviet leader, where we will be able to visit Stalin’s house-museum whose guide will tell us more or less known details of his life and will discuss with us his role in world history.
Final destination is impressive cave–town Uplistsikhe, which means “Lord’s Fortress”. One of the oldest settlements in the Caucasus dated to the first millennium B.C. It represents series of complexes cut out of the rock.
• Return to Tbilisi
Day 4 - Ananuri - Gudauri – Kazbegi
The trip to the Mountains begins on the “Georgian military road“ and the first attraction we will see is — Zhinvali reservoir, surrounded by several ridges. This place with picturesque panorama, does not give you the opportunity to be indifferent. Journey through the homeland of the most popular Georgian dish — “Khinkali” leads us to the Ananuri, a castle complex, which was built between 16th—17th centuries and was a place of many battles as a residence of Eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi. From the fortress of feudal dynasty we will go to Gudauri, Georgia's most popular ski resort on the greater Caucasus Mountain range plateau, where we will be able to have breathtaking views from the monument of friendship, one of the fascinating examples of Soviet modernism which is in constant focus because of its shapes, sizes and colourful mosaics. Finally, we will reach Stephantsminda (Kazbegi) and visit Gergeti Trinity Church, which stands on 2200 meters above sea level on the top of a mountain and proudly looks down the townlet. This church of 14th century enclosed by Caucasian peaks enveloped in white, had the important role during enemy invasions. Precious relics from Mtskheta including icons and St. Nino's cross, were brought here for safekeeping.
• Return to Tbilisi
Day 5 - Signagi - Bodbe - Tsinandali - Telavi
This tour to Kakheti, which is one of the most beautiful region of Georgia in its eastern part, allows us to enjoy a variety of nature, traditional cuisine and cultural heritage sites, but the most impressive thing this area can introduce to you is a local winemaking method, continuing tradition dating back to 8000 years. The archaeological findings confirm that in VI millennium BC, the first wine in the world was made on territory of present day Georgia. That’s the reason why UNESCO has officially entitled this country as the Cradle of Wine. At first we will visit the town of 18th century — Signagi, stronghold with its graceful terraced architecture, narrow streets and spectacular views. Then Bodbe Monastery, one of the holiest sites for Christians as a burial place of St. Nino, Godmother of Georgia who preached Christianity in the beginning of 4th century. This beautiful nunnery is located among tall Cypress trees on a hillside, overlooking the Alazani Valley and the Caucasus Mountains. Next point is Tsinandali, the beautiful place which belonged to poet and public figure Prince Alexander Chavchavadze, where Georgian wine was first made using European technology and bottled in the first half of 19th century. In Tsinandali we will visit wine museum with exhibition hall, which displays Georgian viticulture and wine-making process from ancient ages and of course we will have a tasting of this almighty drink. Final destination is Telavi with its see nine centuries-old plane tree.
• Staying the night in Telavi
Day 6 - Gremi - Nekresi - Kvareli
On the second day in Kakheti we will visit Gremi, a magnificent medieval city which was the capital of Kakheti region before the invasion of Shah Abbas of Persia. Gremi was consisted of a church complex, a royal residence and shopping districts and it is a masterpiece of late medieval architecture. Nekresi - historical and archaeological monument, which was founded as city on the eve of the II-I centuries BC. Now the complex combines several monuments of Georgian architecture, the oldest of which is the 4th century basilica. In the functioning monastery are saved beautiful medieval frescoes. Next destination is Ilia Lake in Kvareli, named after Prince Ilia Chavchavadze who was Georgian humanist writer, poet, and political figure. Lake is located in the unique micro zone of famous Kindzmarauli (naturally semi-sweet red wine made of Saperavi grapes), and surrounded by hilly forests from one side and tourist infrastructure from another. Finally, we will have a wine tasting in one of Georgia’s most impressive wine cellars, called the “Tunnel,” why? This is a real tunnel carved into the mountains of the Caucasus.
• Return to Tbilisi
Day 7 - The Last day of the tour
• Check-Out from hotel at 12:00 am
• Transfer to any Airport (Tbilisi, Kutaisi)