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5 Day Golden Fleece Tour

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Gelati Monastery
Prometheus Cave, Imereti region
Greater Caucasus Mountains in Upper Svaneti
Main square at Kutaisi
Bagrati

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5-day “Golden Fleece” tour follows the trail of the Argonauts from Greek mythology – a group of heroes from the ancient Greece who traveled to the early Georgian kingdom of Colchis for their quest to find the Golden Fleece. This tour takes off in Imereti region, western Georgia, continues to Samegrelo, and ends in Svaneti – a province in the high mountains of the Greater Caucasus.

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Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Arrival at Kutaisi International Airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Kutaisi.

After breakfast at the hotel we start our tour. First, we drive to visit Prometheus Cave. Discovered in 1984, Prometheus cave is one of the biggest caves in Georgia. Here, we can take a walk along the 1.2 km long underground trail that is open for tourists.
From Prometheus Cave we continue our trip to Nokalakevi village, famous for its archaeological site that consisting of the remnants of 4-6th c.c. fortress in the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region of Georgia.  After paying a visit to Nokalakevi museum-reserve, we continue driving to the north-west and make a stop at the Enguri hydroelectric dam, one of the tallest concrete arch dams in the world with a height of 271.5 m.
From Enguri dam we continue our way to Svaneti. We arrive at Mestia – the administrative center of Svaneti
Continue our way to northern region of Georgia – Svaneti. Arrive to the town of Mestia - the center of Svaneti.
Overnight in Mestia.

After breakfast at the hotel we leave for one of the most remote community in Europe – Ushguli. Ushguli is a community of four villages that is included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, as it is one of the highest continually inhabited places in Europe.
We also take a walk towards Shkhara Glacier – the highest mountain in Georgia (5068 m). In the evening drive back to Mestia.
Overnight in Mestia.

On day 4 after breakfast at the hotel we drive back towards Kutaisi. On the way we stop at Zugdidi  -administrative center of Samegrelo region. During Zugdidi tour we visit Dadiani Palace and its History and Architectural Museum – the former residence of the Mingrelian dukes. The museum complex includes: palaces of the Samegrelo queen Ekaterine Chavchavadze-Dadiani and Prince Niko Dadiani, court church, and the botanical garden.
Explore Kutaisi city and its surroundings and visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Gelati Academy and Monastery and Bagrati Cathedral. Gelati was built in 12th century, during the Georgian Golden Era, under the rule of King David IV, known as David the Builder, and it became a cultural and intellectual center for in middle ages.
Named after King Bagrati III, Bagrati Cathedral was built in 11th century and presents a masterpiece of Georgian medieval church architecture. The cathedral stands on the hill at the heart of Kutaisi and is considered as a symbol of the city.
Overnight in Kutaisi.

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Kutaisi International Airport. Departure. End of service.

Inclusions


Included

  • Professional  English speaking guide service during the tour
  • Professional driver service during the tour
  • 2 APT- HTL  transfers  by a comfortable car, minibus or bus
  • Transportation with good condition car, minibus or bus  for 5 days
  • Additional transport 4 x 4 WD Jeep Delica service to Ushguli-on day 3
  • 2 x nights-Kutaisi 3* hotel Bagrati 1003 or similar
  • 2 x nights-Mestia Ushba guesthouse or similar
  • 4 x Breakfasts-on days  2, 3, 4, 5
  • 2 x Dinners-on days  2, 3
  • 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
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra personal fees
  • Services  not mentioned in this program

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PER PERSON PRICE IN EUR based on 3* accommodation:

 

Solo - 1266 €

2 people - 725 €

4 people - 557€

6 people - 471 €

8 people - 399 €

10-15 people - 379 €

 

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 48 €

 

CHILD POLICY:

0-1 years - Free

2-6 years – 165 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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