Arrival in Tbilisi — accommodation, sightseeing tour of Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Jvari.
Excursion to Kakhetiya, with wine tasting, return to Tbilisi.
Excursions — Uplistsikhe, Gori, Borjomi. Overnight in Borjomi.
Visiting — Vardzia and Akhaltsikhe, transfer to Gonio.
Excursion to Batumi.
Rest, departure to airport and/or to Nalchik in the afternoon.
Departure from Nalchik at night to Tbilisi through Vladikavkaz about 350-400 km (we pick up those who wish to join from Vladikavkaz along the way).
The border of the Russian Federation takes an indefinite time, passport control.
It is possible to purchase a tour with an independent arrival in Tbilisi with an additional charge for a meeting and transfer from Tbilisi airport.
Day 1: Tbilisi. Mtskheta. Jvari Monastery
The city of Tbilisi (Georgian «warm spring») is the capital and largest city of Georgia, located on the banks of the Kura River. The city was founded in the 5th century. Tbilisi is famous not only for its extraordinary beauty, but also for its rich cultural component and fascinating history that has affected many centuries of the city’s existence.
The old part of the city of Tbilisi, also called Develi Tbilisi, has its own unique atmosphere. Tourists from all over the world come to Old Tbilisi to feel the spirit of the past, built on authentic buildings of stone and clay, giving medieval charm. Time in this place seems to have stood still forever, which only enchants the guests of this beautiful place. A big impression from the presented places will remain for a long time.
Visit to Mtskheta city and Svetitskhoveli temple
The city of Mtskheta, founded in the 5th century BC, impresses with its views and rich history. A lot of sights that reflect Georgian culture and history, and amazing pictures of nature that cannot leave anyone indifferent — all this is the city of Mtskheta.
The Svetitskhoveli Temple (Georgian “life-giving pillar”) is one of the main attractions of the ancient capital. The first and, perhaps, the main temple of Georgia, which has existed for more than a millennium, is officially a World Heritage Site. For all the time of its existence, not a single reconstruction has been made, with the exception of some buildings. The temple has a great history and significance in the Georgian chronicle, and therefore is one of the main cultural and historical monuments of the whole country. Svetitskhoveli strikes with its beauty and authenticity, enchants visitors with its charm and is one of the favorite places of many tourists who have been there.
Visit Jvari Monastery
The Jvari Monastery (Georgian “cross”) is one of the most picturesque places in Georgia, as from a height of 25 meters you can see the confluence of the Kura and Aragvi rivers, which is an incredible sight for guests who come to see the magnificent landscapes. The monastery was erected on top of a rocky massif, which ideally completes and serves as the center of the surrounding landscape.
The monastery itself is no longer in its original form, but a temple of small size, which was built by 545 year on the “cross” mountain, and is completely in ruins.
Jvari Monastery is a favorite place for tourists and an important cultural heritage of Georgia, which carries the history of previous centuries. The extraordinary beauty and ancient atmosphere add a unique charm to the sights, which will remain in the memory of those who decide to visit the monastery for a long time.
Day 2: Excursion to Kakhetia
Kakheti is a district and historical region in the east of Georgia. It is famous for its rich history both as an independent state and as part of the world chronicle.
The nature of Kakheti is diverse and interesting. The Gombori range stretches almost across the entire region with heights reaching almost 2000 meters, and is a natural border between Outer Kakhetia (Gare Kakheti) and Inner Kakhetia (Shida Kakheti).
Kakheti has a rich chronicle of events. For all the time of its existence, Kakheti managed to be both a part of the Kingdom of Kartli (until the 7th century), and an independent principality, and even a component of the Russian Empire. However, the modern region of Kakheti is a historical region of Georgia and has a great weight in the history of the country.
Kakheti is also famous for its winemaking. This is a fairly common craft, over the years has grown to an industrial scale. The world-famous Georgian wine is famous for its quality and taste, and is also a national gastronomic treasure of the country. It is in Kakheti that many points of tasting and selling Georgian wine are concentrated. You can taste your favorite varieties and buy your favorite drinks.
Day 3: Tour of Uplistsikhe, Gori and Borjomi
Uplistsikhe (Georgian “lord’s fortress”) is an ancient cave city in Georgia, which arose at the end of II — the beginning of the first I millennium BC. It is one of the first cities in Georgia that survived many ups and downs and was finally abandoned in the 19th century. At the moment it is an archaeological site, a favorite place for tourists and the most important monument of Georgian history.
Uplistsikhe is famous for its beauty and picturesqueness, landscapes and views. The city is very interesting not only for the natural and historical component, but also for the visual. Caves and ledges, an interesting design and active pastime between stone structures will brighten up your time and surprise you with its simplicity, and at the same time also with interesting natural architecture.
Gori is a city in eastern Georgia and the center of the Shida Kartli region. One of the oldest cities in Georgia. The city takes its name from the rock formation (goraki) in the center of the city, on which the remains of the ancient fortress Goristsikhe are located.
Gori is surrounded by mountains from the south and west, and is located at a distance of tens of kilometers from large cities. There are some sights in Gori, such as: Stalin’s house, the ruins of the Goristsikhe fortress and so on.
Gori strikes with its beauty and history, as, indeed, the whole of Georgia as a whole. Many notorious places that carry the memory of past years are located in Gori.
Borjomi is a resort town in Samtskhe-Javakheti. The city is famous for the presence of Borjomi mineral water springs, which is known throughout the world for its healing properties and taste.
Borjomi is undoubtedly a picturesque and striking city. Almost untouched nature and undeveloped architecture give the impression of homeliness and comfort, of old times. But even so, Borjomi has its own fascinating story that is worth hearing.
Borjomi is the most famous resort town in Georgia. Surrounded by mountain ranges covered with coniferous and broad-leaved massifs, the city attracts the attention of tourists with its landscapes and natural paintings.
Day 4: Vardzia, Akhaltsikhe, Gonio
Vardzia is a cave monastery complex of the XII-XIII centuries in the south of Georgia, in Javakheti. An outstanding monument of Georgian architecture. It is of great importance in the history of Georgia, as many religious places were concentrated here.
The place is speechless with its natural portraits, allowing us to enjoy nature and stone authenticity to the fullest.
Akhaltsikhe (Georgian “new fortress”) is a city in the south of Georgia. It carries the legacy of the Kuro-Araks culture (4000 — 2200 BC). Modern Akhaltsikhe was founded in the first half of the 12th century AD. and for many years it was the center of culture, politics and economy of the Meskheti region.
There are many beautiful sights in Akhaltsikhe that are worth taking a look at. The city itself is distinguished by its many buildings, more like castles and the atmosphere of the Middle Ages, which blends perfectly with the greenery of the city, giving a feeling of serenity and complete immersion in the rich annals of past centuries.
One of the most famous places in Akhaltsikhe is the Akhaltsikhe Fortress, or Rabat Fortress. It was built in the 9th century, and recently globally reconstructed. The fortress has atypical architecture and a fascinating history that affects everything from the name to the reconstruction. This fortress is fascinating for everyone to see, it is incredibly beautiful, the history is interesting.
Gonio is a famous village in Georgia, now part of the city of Batumi.
Gonio is famous for its silence and peace. The sea is very close, and the mountains are within easy reach. The area is quiet and smooth, and in this pacifying silence you can even find sources for inspiration and inner peace.
Despite its location and relative obscurity, Gonio has a rich history and many interesting facts about it.
Having visited this place, you can make sure that Gonio is the center of hospitality. Combining national identity and visual appeal, Gonio becomes an interesting and calm village that definitely deserves your attention.
Day 5: Batumi
Batumi is perhaps one of the most famous resorts in Georgia. It is the most important cultural, economic and tourist center of the country. It is famous for its historical center and modern tourist area with high-rise buildings.
Batumi is definitely different from the rest of Georgia. More modern and progressive, the city has not lost its national charm. Years of history, preserved in the pages of the Georgian chronicle, can tell many facts about Batumi and Georgia as a whole.
Batumi is also a very picturesque place due to the sea, which is in close proximity to the city itself. The views of the sea and the surrounding nature, combined with the modernity of the city, provide a stunning picture and create a pleasant contrast between the past and the present.
Day 6: Rest and departure to airport and/or Nalchik
Free time, departure to Nalchik in the afternoon.
|PRICE||38’000 rubles per person|
|DURATION||6 days / 5 night|
|AMOUNT IN THE GROUP||from 6 pax|
|INCLUDED IN THE PRICE||
|You must have all needed documents — passport and visa on necessity.
Important to know! If weather conditions are unfavorable for the tour, then changes to the planned route are possible, including the day and time of departure.
|Transfer from city Nalchik to Tbilisi and back to the city.|
|Accommodation in hotels in the cities, according to the program (breakfasts).|
|2 nights in Tbilisi, 1 night in Borjomi, 2 nights in Gonio.|
|Lunches and dinners in city and hotels.|
|Excursion transports during the tour.|
|Excursion Guide services throughout the tour.|
|Visa support letter.|
|Tickets to museums.|
|COST||38 000 rubles.|