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Highlights of Georgia

6 days

≈ $92 per day

$553

COUNTRY

Georgia

STARTS / ENDS IN

Tbilisi / Tbilisi

DESTINATIONS

5 (Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Kazbegi, David Gareja, Tbilisi)

TOUR TYPE

Culture & History

TOUR GROUP

Fixed date

START DATE

17 January 2018

END DATE

22 January 2018

SEATS LEFT

7+

AGE RANGE

10 to 80 year olds

Guide's Language

  • English
  • Russian
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Japan

Available Months

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Tbilisi

    Transfer from the airport to the hotel.

  • Day 2
    Tbilisi

    Today we will explore the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. Wonder in the old districts of the city which are structured like terraces, as well as take a walk in the narrow streets to enjoy colorful houses, patterned balconies and wonderful samples of modern architecture. We will start the tour from Metekhi church (13th century) facing the magnificent views over old Tbilisi. A stroll along winding little streets takes us to the main sights of the city. Afterwards take cable cars up to the ancient Narikala fortress (4th century) to enjoy the panoramic views of the whole town and then walk down to the historical domed sulphur bath area- connected with the name of our city.

  • Day 3
    Mtskheta

    Today we visit the ancient capital and religious center of Georgia – Mtskheta and see its historical places: Jvari Monastery (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) where the Robe of Christ is buried. Both Jvari and Svetitskhoveli are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Continue drive to visit the town of Gori – the heart of Kartli region and its historical place: Uplistsikhe Cave Town (1st millennium BC). Uplistsikhe is the place where the Great Silk Road used to pass. This is an old and interesting complex with dwelling quarters, wine-cellars, bakeries, a three-nave basilica church hewn out in rock and even an antic theatre. Gori is a birthplace of Stalin, here we at his house and museum to make a photo-stop.

  • Day 4
    Kazbegi

    In the morning we drive up the famous Georgian Military Highway (leading to the Georgian-Russian border). On the way visit Ananuri architectural complex (17th century), the two churches and the fortress overlook the Zhinvali water reservoir. The carvings on the churches are one of the best samples of the Georgian art. The drive is very scenic through high Caucasus Mountains. Arrive in Stepantsminda - the main town in the region. From Stepantsminda a leisurely 2 hours walk up through beautiful valleys and woodland leads us to Gergeti Trinity Church located at 2170m. Weather permitting you may catch a glimpse of one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus – Mt Kazbegi (5047m). We walk back to the town and drive back to Tbilisi.

  • Day 5
    David Gareja

    We start from Tbilisi in the morning and drive to David Gareja cave complex (6th century) located in a stark, semi-desert landscape. After seeing Lavra Monastery we walk up for about 50 minutes to Udabno Monastery to enjoy its wonderful painted caves and dramatic views across to Azerbaijan. Drive back to Tbilisi.

  • Day 6
    Tbilisi

    Transfer to the airport and departure.

What's included

  • Breakfast

  • Hotel

    3* hotel in Tbilisi

  • Transport

  • Guide

    Korean and Polish speaking guides additionally on request.

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