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6 Day Exploration Of Georgia

Cultural Holidays

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Prometheus Cave, Kisiskhevi

Old Tbilisi, Georgia

Old Tbilisi, Georgia

Uplistsikhe

Uplistsikhe

Mtskheta view from Jvari Monastery

Mtskheta view from Jvari Monastery

Sighnaghi

Sighnaghi

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Exploration of Georgia

 

Starts from: TBILISI
Type: SMALL GROUP tour
Dates: every second Sunday
Driving distance: 820 km

 

A guaranteed group tour is ready to run on any season of the year and follows the Great Silk Road, and introduces the combination of Georgian culture, history and nature to its visitors.

Participants of this tour will be able to sightsee the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi, museum of Joseph Stalin in Gori town, Kutaisi city and Imereti region in the western part of Georgia, the cave sites of Uplistsikhe and Prometheus, and traditional Georgian wine-making region Kakheti in the east. 

The group is “Guaranteed to Run” after two people book the tour.

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Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Georgian Holidays will organize a pick up from Tbilisi hotel in the morning. ‘Exploration of Georgia’ takes off with Tbilisi City tour on day 1.

First, we are going to visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi (Sameba). Sameba is one of the tallest Orthodox churches in the world and the tallest in Georgia. It presents a mixture of traditional styles of Georgian church architecture.

Afterward, we can head to the Metekhi plateau and visit Metekhi church of 13th c. overlooking Mtkvari river. Near the church you can spot the monument of King Vakhtang I Gorgasali (trans. as “Wolf Head”) who ruled eastern Georgia in 5th c. AD. He is credited with establishing Tbilisi – the capital of Georgia.

From Metekhi our tour moves on to Narikala fortress. Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi from the hill and can be reached by a cable car from the old city. 

From Narikala we come back to the old city and visit Tbilisi Mosque, the only surviving mosque dating back to 18th c. Our tour continues to Legvtakhevi (Fig ravine), as we will visit waterfall nearby and take a walk towards the Sulfur bathhouse district – one of the oldest districts in Tbilisi. Some of the baths on the natural hot water springs were built in the 17th-19th cc.

From the bathhouse district, we will take a walk on Maidan square, Shardeni, and Erekle II streets. Lots of cafes, bars and pubs, souvenir shops and art galleries are located here. Sioni Cathedral, the former seat of the patriarch, also stands here. The cathedral was first established in 6th-7th cc. but was destroyed and rebuilt several times throughout the centuries. The present cathedral dates back to 13th c.

Tbilisi City tour continues to the Anchiskhati Basilica, which is the oldest church in Tbilisi dating from 6th c. 

The last site of the day 1 is the Golden treasury of Georgia in Georgian National Museum on Rustaveli Avenue. The museum houses various archaeological, numismatic and ethnographic collections.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

After breakfast at the hotel, we start driving to the west while passing through the Kartli region.

We will visit the museum of Joseph Stalin, located in Gori town, where Stalin was born. Stalin museum was found shortly after his death in the 1950s and consists of the memorial house with a collection of Stalin’s personal belongings.

From Gori, we drive to the ancient Uplistsikhe cave town. Uplistsikhe is one of the oldest rock-hewn urban settlements in Georgia dated back to the 1st millennium BC. 

Our next stop is at Kutaisi where we will visit Bagrati Cathedral – a masterpiece of medieval Georgian church architecture. The cathedral was built in 11th c. and it was named after King Bagrat III, who was the first King of unified Georgia. Bagrati Cathedral was renovated in 2012.

Overnight in Kutaisi.

After breakfast, we will explore Kutaisi city and its surroundings.

First, we are going to visit Gelati Academy and Monastery of 12th c., built during the reign of King David IV, also known as David the Builder. Reigning during the Georgian Golden Age, David IV was one of the most prominent rulers of Georgian history, while Gelati was a cultural and intellectual center for a long time and preserved lots of murals and manuscripts from 12th-17th cc.

From Gelati, we drive to Motsameta monastery (“the monastery of martyrs”) constructed on the execution place of Georgian Christian martyrs. The monastery dates back to 10th c. and was rebuilt in 19th c.

After Motsameta we will visit Prometheus cave. Prometheus cave is one of the biggest natural caves in Georgia, discovered in 1984. Cave has a 1.2 km long underground trail open for tourists. The tour is accompanied with light enhancements and classical music.

We will get back to Kutaisi and visit the farmer’s bazaar, where locals sell fresh fruit and vegetables and famous local cheese.  An evening walk in Kutaisi city center. 

Overnight in Kutaisi.

 

Note: Prometheus cave is not open for visitors on Mondays. 

After breakfast, we head towards East Georgia.

On our way to Tbilisi, we make a stop at Mtskheta – one of the ancient Georgian cities, which served as the capital of Eastern Georgia up to the 5th c. BC, until the court moved to Tbilisi. Mtskheta is a popular tourist destination two of its major sites that belong to the UNESCO World Heritage list – Svetitskhoveli Cathedral of 12th c. and Jvari monastery of 6th c. These monuments represent two different styles of Georgian church architecture. 

In the evening we arrive in Tbilisi for overnight. 

After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Kakheti – region that is known for its wine-making traditions.

Our trip starts with visiting Bodbe Nunnery of 9th c. – a functioning nunnery and a place where relics of St. Nino are preserved. St. Nino was a female apostle who preached Christianity in Georgia, which eventually resulted in the conversion of the pagan Kingdom of Kartli in the 4th c. AD. 

From Bodbe we arrive in Signagi – a small town, surrounded by 18th c. defensive structures. After a walk in Sighnaghi, we continue our exploration of Kakheti province.

We drive to Tsinandali and visit the house and museum of 18th-century Georgian aristocrat, poet, and general Alexander Chavchavadze. We will visit Chavchavadze’s residence, garden and wine cellar located in the museum, where visitors can taste famous Tsinandali wine.

From Tsinandali, our trip continues to Shumi winery, located just a few minutes from Tsinandali museum. Here, we can pay a visit to the wine museum located in the winery and taste the local wines with light snacks. In the evening we drive back to Tbilisi.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

*You can book farewell dinner with Georgian folk show for additional cost (optional). 

Note: Those taking extension trips to Georgia will start their tour next morning after breakfast.

In case you want to travel longer, please see the extensions or contact us at trips@georgianholidays.com

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out until 12:00. End of service.

Inclusions


Included

Price Includes: 

  • Air-conditioned comfortable car all days except day 6;
  • English speaking Guide & Driver service all days;
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 3  overnight(s) in Tbilisi 3* hotel Brigitte/ZP or similar in double/twin room
  • 2 overnight(s) in Kutaisi 3* Hotel Bagrati 1003 or similar in double/twin room
  • 1 x wine tasting in Shumi winery on day 5
  • 1 x glass of wine in Tsinandali museum on day 5
  • 1 bottle mineral water per person per day
  • Excursions and entrance fees per program
  • All taxes 

Excluded

Price Excludes: 

  • Accommodation in Single room
  • Hotel night on the last day of the Land Only itinerary. 
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcohol beverages unless mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Breakfast on the final day if departing earlier than 8 am
  • Catering not mentioned
  • Tbilisi Airport transfers the beginning and end of the trip
  • Entrance fees which are not part of the itinerary
  • Air tickets

Price Table


Start Date End Date Seats Left Price From Availability Reserve
2020-10-04 2020-10-09 15 € 667
2020-10-18 2020-10-23 15 € 667
2020-11-01 2020-11-06 15 € 667
2020-11-15 2020-11-20 15 € 667
2020-11-29 2020-12-04 15 € 667
2020-12-13 2020-12-18 15 € 667
2021-01-24 2021-01-29 15 € 667
2021-02-07 2021-02-12 15 € 667
2021-02-21 2021-02-26 15 € 667
2021-03-07 2021-03-12 15 € 667
2021-03-21 2021-03-26 15 € 667
2021-04-04 2021-04-09 15 € 667
2021-04-18 2021-04-23 15 € 667
2021-05-02 2021-05-07 15 € 667
2021-05-16 2021-05-21 15 € 667
2021-05-30 2021-06-04 15 € 667
2021-06-13 2021-06-18 15 € 667
2021-06-27 2021-07-02 15 € 667
2021-07-11 2021-07-16 15 € 667
2021-07-25 2021-07-30 15 € 667
2021-08-08 2021-08-13 15 € 667
2021-08-22 2021-08-27 15 € 667
2021-09-05 2021-09-10 15 € 667
2021-09-19 2021-09-24 15 € 667
2021-10-03 2021-10-08 15 € 667
2021-10-17 2021-10-22 15 € 667
2021-10-31 2021-11-05 15 € 667
2021-11-14 2021-11-19 15 € 667
2021-11-28 2021-12-03 15 € 667
2021-12-12 2021-12-17 15 € 667

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Additional cost for Single room accommodation is 113 €

Additional cost for the airport private pick up transfer: 25 €

Additional cost for the airport private drop off transfer: 20 €

Discounted individual transfer rate for the double way: 40 €

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

 

CHILD POLICY:

0-1 years - Free

2-6 years – 334 EURO

7 years and over - Adult price

Cancellation is free of charge prior 31 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 200 Euro 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 the total cost of tourist product in case of cancellation 30 days prior to the tour;
  • 50% of the total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 15-7 days prior to the tour;
  • 90% of the total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 7 and fewer days prior to the tour;
  • 99% of the 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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