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10 Day Explore Georgia

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Chronicle of Georgia monument
Gergeti Trinity Church
Gelati, Imereti, Georgia
Gelati Monastery
Promete-National-Park
Khevi
Zhinvali Reservioir
Gudauri Paragliding
Gergeti

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10-day tailored private tour “Explore Georgia” takes you to different parts of the country. Tour covers the highlands of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, natural wonders of Imereti region, ancient cave complexes of Vardzia and Uplistsikhe, UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kutaisi and Mtskheta, and other natural reserves and museums.  During these 10 days, travelers will be accompanied by professional and experienced guide and driver.

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Itinerary


Day to day

Arrival at Tbilisi International airport. Transfer to Tbilisi hotel.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

After breakfast at the hotel tour takes off from Tbilisi. We drive to Kartli region and get to Mtskheta – the old capital of Kartli (Iberia) Kingdom. Mtskheta is a town located 25 km from Tbilisi at the confluence of the rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi. In Mtskheta we are going to pay a visit to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.
Our trip continues to Gori – a small town at the center of Kartli. We are going to make a short Gori tour and visit Gori Fortress – a medieval citadel situated above the town on a hill, that offers panoramic views on Gori, lowlands of Shida Kartli region and the mountain peaks of the Greater Caucasus range to the north.
From Gori we head to explore the ancient cave complex of Uplistsikhe – one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia dated back to the 1st millennium BC, located in 15 kilometers from Gori. Covering an area of approximately 8 hectares, Uplistsikhe served as an important political, economic and religious center in pre-Christian Kartli. Today visitors can find numerous chambers, streets, walls, tunnels and halls in Uplistsikhe.
In the evening we arrive in Akhaltsikhe – the major town of Samtskhe-Javakheti province, located in the Akhaltsikhe basin and the ravine of river Potskhovi.
Overnight in Akhaltsikhe.

Optional: On day 2 we can also visit the museum of Joseph Stalin in Gori.

After breakfast at the hotel we are going to visit the major attraction of Akhaltsikhe town – Rabati Castle. Rabati is a 9th century fortress that has been rebuilt later by the Ottomans. Travelers can find a palace, fortress church, mosque, synagogue, catholic church, and a museum inside the medieval fortress of Rabati.
From Akhaltsikhe we drive to Vardzia cave monastery, situated near the Mtkvari river. Vardzia is a medieval rock-hewn cave monastery complex, carved into the volcanic rocks on 13 levels, with numerous internal corridors, secret tunnels and chapels. In the evening we come back to Akhaltsikhe.
Overnight in Akhaltsikhe.

On day 4 after breakfast we depart for Borjomi resort. We can visit Borjomi National Park, taste local sparkling mineral water ‘Borjomi’, and take a walk in the park.
After short tour in Borjomi we continue our journey to the western Georgia. On our way we can stop at a few spots where local farmers sell various fruit, vegetables, pottery and other handmade.
Afterwards we arrive in Kutaisi – the administrative center of Imereti region. During the Kutaisi tour we visit two major monuments – Gelati Monastery and Academy, and Bagrati Cathedral. These monuments are examples of medieval Georgian church architecture from Georgian Golden Era, and both of them have been recognized by the UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.
Overnight in Kutaisi.

On day 5 after breakfast at the hotel we head to explore natural wonders of Imereti and Samegrelo regions. First, we visit Prometheus cave – a deep karst cave near Tskaltubo town, that has a 1.8 km trail open for tourists. Prometheus cave is a famous attraction because of its long tunnels with stalactites, stalagmites, underground rivers, waterfalls and lakes.
From Prometheus we drive to Martvili Canyon. Also called as Gachedili, Martvili Canyon is a natural monument in Samegrelo region, where we can take a boat trip to reach the very source of the river flowing inside the canyon and a 7-meter high waterfall.
From Martvili Canyon we drive back to Kutaisi.
Overnight in Kutaisi.

After breakfast at the hotel we depart for the east Georgia and head to Gudauri skiing resort. On our way we make a stop at the Zhinvali reservoir and visit Ananuri Architectural Complex. Located in the gorge of the river Aragvi, complex is comprised of a fortress, two churches and residential buildings of the local feudal family – Aragvi Eristavi (dukes of Aragvi).
From Ananuri we continue our way to the north, towards the Greater Caucasus mountain range, and get to Gudauri ski resort, situated at an elevation of 2196 meters above the sea level.
Overnight in Gudauri.

Optional: On the way to Gudauri, it is possible to stop by Chateau Mukhrani winery for wine tasting upon request for an additional fee of 17€ per person.

After breakfast at the hotel we start a full-day exploration of Khevi province and Caucasus mountains. From Gudauri we depart for Kazbegi – major town and administrative center of mountainous Khevi. On our way we reach 2395 m above sea level on the Cross Pass, where we are going to make several stops to taste mineral waters and observe waterfalls and snowy peaks of the Caucasus mountains. Afterwards, we arrive in Kazbegi and start hike to Mount Gergeti. Mount Gergeti is a famous attraction for its Gergeti Trinity Church, built in the 14th century. Church is located on the top of the mountain overlooking Kazbegi town and, at the same time, situated under the Kazbegi Glacier (5047 m).  
From Gergeti we continue our trip to Dariali gorge, an important crossing point in the Caucasus Mountain range. Here, we can take a walk and get to the Gveleti waterfalls. From Dariali we return back to Gudauri.
Overnight in Gudauri.

After breakfast at the hotel we drive to Tbilisi and after arrival start Tbilisi City Tour.
First, we go up to the Mtatsminda mountain by a tram, where we can visit the  Mtatsminda Pantheon of Writers and Public Figures – largest necropolis in Tbilisi, where some of the prominent writers, artists, scientists and other public figures are buried. Next we head to the Georgian National Museum. Museum houses numerous archaeological and ethnographic collections from different historical periods and eras. Afterwards we walk along the Rustaveli Avenue, take a look at the buildings of the Parliament of Georgia, Rustaveli National Theatre, and Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theater of Tbilisi. It is also possible to go for a shopping to Tbilisi Mall – located on the Rustaveli avenue, Tbilisi Mall is one of the biggest shopping centers in Caucasus offering numbers of well-known brand shops, banking facilities, multi-screen cinema, a family entertainment center etc.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

On day 9 after breakfast we continue Tbilisi City tour. First we drive towards the Tbilisi Sea, and visit the Chronicles of Georgia, a monument in Tbilisi that is sometimes called as a “modern Georgian Stonehenge”. Monument was erected in 1980 and depicts various historical and religious events that took place in the country. From this point we can enjoy panoramic views of Tbilisi city.
From there we continue our tour to the Gardenia Shevardnadze, a flower garden and plant nursery, with a café located.
Afterwards we drive to the Aghmashenebeli Avenue and take a walk in the renovated “New Tiflis” area. Here, we can make a stop at the Tbilisi Flea Market on Dry Bridge, where you will find vast assortment of antique, such as hand-made jewelry, old military medals from World War II, Soviet style cutlery, old enamel, vintage cameras and many more.
From Dry Bridge we drive to the Tbilisi Old Town. We are going to visit Anchiskhati basilica – the oldest church (built in the 6th century) in the city, the Residence of the Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church – the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, which is also one of the tallest orthodox churches in the world.
From there we move towards the Rike park, cross the glass Bridge of Peace, and take a cable car from the car that takes us to the Narikala fortress, a medieval fortress situated on the mountain overlooking Tbilisi. Finally, we stroll down from Narikala back to the old districts, visit Legvtakhevi canyon and waterfall and continue to Sulfur Bathhouse District (Abanotubani), Meidan square and Shardeni street. There are lots of outdoor cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries and souvenir shops in these areas.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and transfer to Tbilisi International airport.

Inclusions


Included

  • English speaking guide service during the tour
  • Private vehicle service during the tour
  • 2 x APT-HTL Private transfers by a comfortable Climate Controlled vehicle
  • Private Transportation with a comfortable Climate Controlled vehicle
  • 3 x nights-Tbilisi 3* hotel Brigitte hotel
  • 2 x night-Akhaltsikhe 3* hotel Tiflis
  • 2 x nights-Kutaisi 3* hotel Bagrati 1003 or similar
  • 2 x nights-Gudauri 3* hotel Alpina or similar
  • 9 x Breakfasts-on days  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • 2 x Dinners-on days 6, 7
  • Water (2 x bottles per person daily)
  • Excursions in accordance with the program
  • Entrance fees in accordance with the program
  • All taxes

Excluded

  • Visa Fees
  • Insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Early Check Ins/Late Check outs
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra personal fees
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Optional* wine tasting in Chateau Mukhrani is available upon request for an additional fee of 17 EUR per person.

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PER PERSON PRICE IN EUR based on 3* accommodation:

 

Solo - 2020 €

2 people - 1230 €

4 people - 996 €

6 people - 858 €

8 people - 780 €

10-15 people - 757 €

 

In case of 10 and more people traveling together 1 person from the group will be FREE of charge.

Additional price for Single room accommodation is 170 €

 

 

CHILD POLICY:

 

0-1 years - Free

2-6 years – 379 EURO

7 years and over - Adult price

Cancellation is free of charge prior 31 days of the starting day.
-    The booking deposit 30 Euro (or a special sum for group tours and half day tours) is non-refundable in case of cancellation of the tour after booking has been confirmed. The fee is kept as a deposit on the Tourist’s account for future booking(s).

If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:
-    10% of total cost of tourist product in case of cancellation 30 days prior to the tour;
-    50% of total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 15-7 days prior to the tour;
-    90% of total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 7 and fewer days prior to the tour;
-    99% of total cost of tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear at the airport no more than 2 hours prior to departure or non-admission on the flight owing to circumstances beyond the Tour Operator's controls.


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