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Discover Georgia

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Duration

6 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Overview

Tour code: TR002

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Narikala Fortress & Old Tbilisi
  • UNESCO Heritage: Jvari Monastery & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • Ananuri Fortress & Gergeti Trinity Church
  • Cave Towns "Uflistsikhe" and "Vardzia"
  • Rabati Castle

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day
Day 1: Arrival Day

Meeting at Tbilisi International Airport.
Transfer to the hotel;
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 2: Tbilisi city tour
Day 2: Tbilisi city tour

Breakfast at the hotel;
10:00 start of the tour;

On this day we will have Tbilisi city tour. Capital city of Georgia was founded in 5th century. During our city tour we will visit old city, Metekhi church, Rike Park and then we will climb up by the cableway on the Narikala fortress, from there opens the most extraordinary view of the city. After you will visit the famous Tbilisi sulfur bathes and Legvtakhevi;

Transfer to the hotel in Tbilisi;
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 3: Tbilisi - Gori - Uflistsikhe – Borjomi
Day 3: Tbilisi - Gori - Uflistsikhe – Borjomi

Breakfast at the hotel;
10:00 start of the tour;

On this day we will drive to the eastern part of Georgia. Our first stop will be Gori, the city was first mentioned in the 6th century, also it is known as the birthplace of Joseph Stalin. Here we will visit
Soviet Union leader’s Joseph Stalin Memorial House-Museum; Goristsikhe - medieval fortress built in 12th century. Historians assume that it was constructed on the place of an ancient stronghold.
Next drive to Uflistsikhe , literally ‘Fortress of God’, is an ancient rock-hewn town which played a significant role in Georgian history over a period of approximately 3,000 years. Archaeological excavations have revealed extraordinary artifacts dating from the late Bronze Age all the way up to the late middle ages. Uflistsikhe was an important religious, political and cultural centre in the Hellenistic and the late Antique periods.
Our last stop is Borjomi, town is famous for its mineral waters. Archaeological excavations have revealed the existence of stone baths in the area, proving that these mineral waters have been utilized by people for thousands of years. Because of the healing powers of the area's mineral springs, it is a frequent destination for people with health problems. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically-themed amusement park in the Caucasus.

Transfer to the hotel in Borjomi;
Overnight in Borjomi.

Day 4 Borjomi– Rabati Castle - Vardzia - Borjomi
Day 4 Borjomi– Rabati Castle - Vardzia - Borjomi

Breakfast at the hotel;
09:00 start of the tour;

On this day you will visit Rabati Fortress, located in Akhaltsikhe, a small city in Georgia's southwestern region of Samtskhe–Javakheti. Castle was currently renovated, it consists several buildings dated back to different periods of middle age. The castle was the most important defensive object in the region, so its walls remember many hard battles. It also served as a residence for rulers of Akhaltsikhe. Fortress had three layers of walls and was connected to its surroundings by an underground tunnel.

Nexts stop will be Vardzia Complex, Vardzia is a rock-carved fortress, the main period of construction is 12th Century. This underground fortress eventually had 13 levels constructed with natural caves and contained over 6000 rooms, including a throne room, a reception chamber, a meeting room, a bakery, a forge, chapels and a huge church. The only way to get to this underground city was through a secret tunnel which started at the nearby Mtkvari River.


Transfer to the hotel in Borjomi;
Overnight in Borjomi.

Day 5: Borjomi- Timote church Mtskheta – Tbilisi
Day 5: Borjomi- Timote church  Mtskheta – Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel;
09:00 start of the tour;

On this day we will drive to Mtskheta, former capital and one of oldest cities of Georgia.
First, experience Jvari Monastery, a Georgian Orthodox monastery of the 6th century. Next, you will drive to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral built in the 11th century, which was the main pilgrimage place on the Silk Road, the burial place of Christ's robe and the tomb place of Georgian Kings. The cathedral is listed in UNSECO World Heritage Site along with other historical monuments of Mtskheta;

Transfer to the hotel in Tbilisi;
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 6: Departure Day
Day 6: Departure Day

Breakfast at the hotel;
Transfer to Tbilisi international Airport.

Included/Excluded

  • Round-Way Airport Transfers
  • 3 Overnights in Tbilisi at the hotel with BB (DBL Room)
  • 2 Overnights in Borjomi at the hotel with BB (DBL Room)
  • Breakfast
  • Transportation according to the tour program
  • English speaking guide service during tour program
  • Jeep tour on Gergeti Trinity Church
  • Entry tickets: Uflistsikhe; Rabati Castle; Joseph Stalin museum.
  • Air tickets
  • insurance
  • Lunches
  • Dinners

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