8 days 7 nights – Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Bakuriani, Gudauri

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Accommodation at the hotels 07 nights on BB Basis (bed & breakfast)

Transportation as per the program by private comfortable vehicle

Tours and excursions according to the program

Entrance fees according to the program

English or Russian speaking driver

1×500 ml water bottle per person per day

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Tour Guide Service

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Tbilisi

Arrival to Tbilisi International Airport;

Transfer to the hotel;

Free time;

Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 2 – Mtskheta, transfer to Kutaisi

08:00 – Breakfast at the hotel;
09:30 – Start of the tour;You will visit:Jvari Monastery – monastery located on the hill near Mtskheta from where a wonderful view of Mtskheta and the confluence of Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers is seen. The monastery is the most significant monument of the Orthodox architecture. According to history, the King Mirian erected a wooden cross as the symbol of conversion of Iberia to Christianity in the 4th century. A large temple was built in the early 7th century which covered the cross. The plinth of the cross is preserved in the middle of the temple;
Mtskheta – ancient city located at the distance of 15 km from Tbilisi which was the capital of the Georgian Kingdom until the 5th century (until foundation of Tbilisi). Mtskheta is often called “Holy City” due to its historic role and the most significant religious monuments;
Svetitskhoveli – magnificent cathedral located in the center of Mtskheta. According to the legend, Christ’s robe is preserved here. Construction of the cathedral completed in 1029 and is considered to be the most brilliant example of the Georgian traditional church architecture. Svetitskhoveli always fascinates visitors with its beauty, sophistication and refinement;
Kutaisi – city in the West Georgia, Imereti region, one more capital of the ancient Colchis and the Georgian Kingdom. Kutaisi with its diverse history and culture is one of the most interesting destinations for tourists;
Check-in at the hotel and overnight in Kutaisi.

Day 3 – Kutaisi, Prometheus Cave, transfer to Bakuriani

08:30 – Breakfast at the hotel;
09:30 – Start of the tour;You will visit:Bagrati Cathedral – magnificent architectural monument which was built by Bagrat III as the symbol of unification of the Georgian Kingdom in 1003 and was named after him. After the Middle Ages, the cathedral was strongly damaged and was preserved only in the form of ruins, however, it was managed to restore it after long-term research and restoration works and Bagrati Cathedral regained its liturgical function in 2012;
Gelati Monastery – monastery near Kutaisi, the most significant monument, religious and educational center of Georgia of the Middle Ages which was established in 1106, on initiative of David Agmashenebeli. According to his will, the powerful king was buried here, at the gate of the complex. Throughout its existence, Gelati monastery made a large contribution to development of Georgian science and culture;
Prometheus Cave – is located at the distance of 40 km from Kutaisi, in Tskaltubo Municipality. About 2 km touristic route is arranged in the karstic cave consisting of 16 halls and represents the most beautiful attraction for visitors. In favorable climatic conditions, it is possible to finalize the excursion by the navigation route: waters accumulated within the ground create an underground river in the cave which takes the boats to the harbor arranged outside the cave;
Bakuriani – ski resort near Borjomi, at the height of 1700 meters above sea level. With snowy mountains in winter, and green meadows and forests in summer, Bakuriani attracts tourists all year round;
Check-in at the hotel and overnight in Bakuriani.

DAY 4 – Vardzia and Rabati tour

08:30 – Breakfast at the hotel;
09:30 – Start of the tour;You will see:Vardzia – rock-cut monastery and residential complex, one of the most significant historic monuments of the country. This underground monastery was built in the 12th Century, under the reign of King Tamar, the first woman that was ever crowned as a king (not a queen!) in Georgian history.
Rabati Castle – historic complex of the Middle Ages in Akhaltsikhe preserving the history of the region and the city. The castle was renovated in 2012 and attracts many visitors with its large size and architectural diversity.
Drive back to the hotel;
Check-in at the hotel and overnight in Bakuriani.

DAY 5 – Borjomi, Uplistsikhe Caves, transfer to Gudauri

08:30 – Breakfast at the hotel;
09:30 – Start of the tour;
You will see:
Borjomi – resort in the east Georgia known for its springs. Borjomi mineral water is considered as one of the landmarks of Georgia. Due to its most beautiful nature and cool, curative climate Borjomi hosts many visitors in the warm season;
Uplistsikhe – (literally “Lord’s Fortress“) is an abandoned rock-hewn town, which once have played an important role in Georgian history. The place was founded in the late Bronze Age, around 1000 BC, and continued to be inhabited until 13th century AD. Uplistsikhe was one of the most influential political and religious centers of pre-Christian Kartli – one of the predecessors of the Georgian state;
Zhinvali water reservoir – water reservoir, built in 1985. Located alongside Georgian military road, its main function is to supply Tbilisi with water;
Ananuri – fortress of 16-18th centuries located in Aragvi valley, near Zhinvali water reservoir. During the centuries, Ananuri Fortress had very important military function for the region;
Gudauri – the most popular ski resort of Georgia. Located at the distance of 140 km from Tbilisi, Gudauri hosts visitors all the year round: in winter, snow-covered Gudauri is visited by skiers, extreme sports lovers and enthusiasts. In warm periods of the year its mountains are covered with green meadows, and modern and comfortable hotels ensure relaxation and leisure of visitors;
Check-in at the hotel and overnight in Gudauri.

DAY 6 – Kazbegi, transfer to Tbilisi

08:30 – Breakfast at the hotel;
09:30 – Start of the tour;You will see:Kazbegi – the region located in the north of Georgia, in Caucasian mountains. Due to its magnificent landscapes and views, Kazbegi is one of the most favorite destinations for tourists;
Gergeti Trinity Church – 14th century Gergeti Trinity Church is located on the hill above Stepantsminda. A splendid view of the settlement as well as mount Kazbek (5047 m above sea level, the third highest peak in Georgia) is seen from the church.
Juta – remote village in Kazbegi Municipality. The village located within 15 km from the main road is immersed in the Caucasian mountains and it is possible to visit it only during 6-7 months. It is very difficult to reach the village during the remaining months, due to adverse weather conditions and high snow.
Drive to Tbilisi;
Check-in at the hotel and overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 7 – Tbilisi City Tour

9:00 Breakfast at the hotel;
10:00 Start of Tbilisi city tour (5 hours’ duration). Tbilisi – the capital and the largest city of Georgia founded in the 5th century. The city built on the banks of Mtkvari river, a unique mixture of the oriental and western culture is a heartbeat of the country;You will visit:Old Tbilisi – center of Tbilisi where numerous cultures and epochs meet each other. Here you will find historic houses built with traditional Georgian brick and ultramodern glass structures; church, mosque and synagogue, European and Asian architectural monuments next to each other and more importantly, you will visit Abanotubani – the place from where the history of Tbilisi starts;
Transfer back to the hotel;
Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 8 – Departure

9:00 – Breakfast at the hotel;

Check out and transfer to Tbilisi International Airport (30 minutes’ drive);

Departure.

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