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8-day jeep tour to East Georgia includes two completely different historical provinces: Kakheti and Tusheti. The first one is a fertile agriculture land mainly producing wine and another-the most remote and inaccessible high Caucasus Mountain medieval villages and off-road adventure in Tusheti National Park.

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Itinerary


Day to day

Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free time.  

*Optional Tbilisi City Tour for this day

First, stop at Holy Trinity Cathedral (“Sameba”)- the main Orthodox Cathedral and the seat of Patriarch of Georgia.

Continue the tour and ride up to Narikhala fortress by aerial cable car, enjoy the views of the city from the top of Narikhala fortress and stroll down to Legvtakhevi area, with a waterfall and a small river running by. Walk to Sulfur Bathhouses and reach Meidan Square. 

Next stop at the National Museum of Georgia, where we start a guided tour and learn the history of the country from ancient times. 

Afterward, visit Mtatsminda Mountain & Park by Tbilisi funicular for relaxation and panoramic views of the city. 

Overnight in Tbilisi.  

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to David Gareja semi-desert. On the way, you may stop at the post-Soviet industrial center of Rustavi, filled with Soviet architecture and abandoned factories.  

David Gareja is a real sanctuary of man-made art and nature-made landscapes, equally interesting for both nature and culture/history lovers. The complex integrates hundreds of cells, living areas, churches, and chapels all cut in rocks. Part of the complex is located in Azerbaijan. Breathtaking views across David Gareja desert-Lavra monastery, seven-storeyed cave monastery complex of Udabno 9th-16th cc., ancient high artistic skill frescoes in the refectories and cells of the complex-wild desert flowers are top highlights to visit.  

Continue your way to Kakheti – the wine-producing region of Georgia and arrive in Signagi. Signagi is a small town surrounded by a defensive wall of 18th c. The town is also called “the city of love” by locals. 

Overnight in Signagi.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Excursion and optional wine-tasting at Kvareli Wine Tunnels-it used to be a Bomb Shelter in the Soviet times, later the shelter was converted into the largest storage of Georgian wines. It is a 7.7 km long tunnel-shaped wine cellar, which consists of 2 large parallel tunnels linked with 13 small galleries and holds 25 000 bottles of high-quality wine. 

Continue to Nekresi monastery. Beautifully set on the hilltop in the woods, the monastery includes several structures built in different periods. 

Afterward, visit Gremi Citadel and Royal Residence. Gremi town functioned as the Capital of Kakheti kingdom in the 16th-17th cc.

Arrive in the Napareuli village for overnight. 

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Omalo-the village in Akhmeta municipality, the largest settlement of the area, located 1880 meters above sea level. Explore upper and lower Omalo, with beautiful views of Chagma valley. The scenery everywhere is a spectacular: mix of snow-covered rocky peaks, deep gorges, and steep grassy hillsides, where flocks of sheep appear frequently.

Explore villages of Tusheti. The first village on our way is Shenako-one of the few still populated villages of Tusheti, known for Georgian traditional dwellings,  medieval Trinity church, and Mount Diklo overlooking the area.  Next, continue to the tiny village Diklo and see the ruins of the old Diklo fortress. 

Overnight in Omalo. 

Breakfast at the hotel. Another full day for exploring Tusheti.

Visit Keselo fortress and ethnographic museum of Tusheti, get stunning views of village Dochu, village Dartlo and enjoy the beauty of Pirikiti valley. Situated about 1800 meters above sea level – Dartlo is one of the most picturesque villages in Tusheti, protected by UNESCO.

Drive up to village Kvavlo and Dano located above Dartlo, pass the ridge and you are in the small village Chesho. From Chesho you follow the road that goes along the right bank of Pirikita Alazani until you arrive in the village Parsma.

In the evening return back to Omalo for overnight. 

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Telavi-administrative center of Kakheti and an old royal town.

En-route visit Georgian Orthodox church Kvetera, built in a historic fortified town Kvetera, in the early part of the 10th century.  

Evening relaxing tour and overnight in Telavi. 

Breakfast at the hotel.  Visit Batonis Tsikhe (Batoni Castle) – the castle is a museum now representing the king’s living area and bedrooms, also the king’s sword and throne.

Continue to Tsinandali museum of Alexander Chavchavadze – Kakhetian nobleman and public figure. Alexander Chavchavadze was familiar with European ways of making wine and established the winery and decorative garden, where he frequently entertained his guests.

Arrive in Tbilisi and overnight. 

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Tbilisi Airport. 

Inclusions


Included

Staff:

  • English speaking guide service during the tour 

 

Transport:

  • Private Transportation with a comfortable A/C 4 x 4 WD Jeep (4 seats in each)

 

Accommodation in the hotels:      

  • 2 x nights-Tbilisi 3* hotel Astoria or Brigitte
  • 1 x night-Signagi hotel Brigitte or Solomoni
  • 1 x night-Napareuli GH
  • 2 x nights-Omalo GH
  • 1 x night-Telavi hotel Zuzumbo 

 

Meals:

  • 4 x Breakfasts-on days  2-4
  • Water (2 x bottles per person daily) 
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Entertainment, equipment and other: 

  • Water (2 x bottles per person daily) 
  • Excursions in accordance with the program 
  • Entrance fees in accordance with the program
  • All taxes

Excluded

  • Insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Early Check Ins/Late Check outs
  • Navigator Jeep with technical assistant
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Services not mentioned in the program

Prices


Prices

Group size Price per adult
Solo € 1895
2-3 people € 1103
4-5 people € 989
6-7 people € 762
8-9 people € 743
10-15 people € 677
Online booking deposit*:  € 30

*This deposit will be deducted from the total tour price.

The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing a twin/double room accommodation.

Single Supplement is: 157 €

1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together

Child Policy
0-1 years - Free
2-6 years - 339 €
7 years and over - Adult
 

The balance can be done by:

  • Bank transfer - in Euro/USD currency, seven days before the tour starts;
  • VISA/Mastercard - via POS terminal directly with your guide before starting the tour in local currency GEL. Additional card service fee + 2%.
  • Cash - in local currency GEL in the nearest TBC Bank office at the beginning of the tour. 

For a larger group or custom itinerary please contact us at travel [at ] georgianholidays.com

 
Tips for booking procedure: 

How to know which “Operator” to select?

You only need to select the Operator name if you have previously communicated with one of our sales agents via phone or email, otherwise please leave it at default.

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Optional Services

Lunch (12 Euro per person) 

Dinner (20 Euro per person) 

Wine tasting (10 Euro per person) 

To arrange airport transfers and additional hotel overnights, contact us travel [at]georgianholidays.com

Cancellation is free of charge prior 7 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 30 Euro is non-refundable. 

If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:

  • 50% of the total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 7 days or less prior to the tour;
  • 100% of the total cost of the tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear.

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