- Duration: 7 days
- Location: Georgia
- Available Seat: from 2 to 20
- Price: Price from 335€ 70 cent per 1 person. Group of 20 people - discounts
The group can be collected by yourself or with the help of a travel agency.
Learning trip to Georgia.
Tbilisi, Gori, Mtskheta, Kakheti, Sighnaghi, Telavi, Tsinandali, Javakheti, Akhaltsikhe
Tour length: 7 days/6 nights
Total tour cost for 10 people: 434€ 20 cent per 1 person
Total tour cost for 15 people: 385€ 40 cent per 1 person
Total tour cost for 20 people: 335€ 70 cent per 1 person
Evening:meeting at the International Airport of Tbilisi. Exploring the night Tbilisi by bus and later accommodating at a 2 star hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel .After breakfast, the first visit we will make is theinformative toursin and around Tbilisi, which includevisitinghistoricalsights of the town, in particular: visiting the central cathedral church Trinity, having an orientation tour at the renewed park named Rica, visiting the World glass footbridge as well as Chardin, Maidan and the Metekhi castle. Next we will take a look at one of the most astonishing places of the old city — the famous sulfur baths, which will be followed by visiting water springs, from where Tbilisi originates. In addition, later in the evening, on request we will be making a visit to the park «Mtatsminla», to where we are planning to get through the help of a carriage. The return to the hotel is planned on a bus, after which we will have a free time.
Breakfast in the hotel. The morning is planned to start with the visit of Gori city, where we will be visiting theancient fortress city of Uplis tsikhe, carved into the volcanic rock ridge Kvernaki. It was first mentioned in the annals of I century BC. e., and it reached its height in the IX-X centuries which was built in the centuriesbefore BC. It is currently under the auspices of UNESCO. Next, we will take off to the historical town of Mtskheta, where we will see the Jvari Monastery — a monument listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the best masterpieces of the medieval Georgian culture. Even at the end of the III century at the peak of Mount St. Nino, which brought Christianity to Iberia, erected a wooden cross on a pagan temple. Also, in Mtskheta you will be kindlyaccepted by the cathedral of Svetitshoveli. The next upcoming tour will be a visit of Ivan Bagration-Muhnarskyi manor, winery Chateau Mukhrani as well as an inspection of upgraded vineyards. Our tourists will be provided a great opportunity to taste delicious Georgian dishes and unique Chateau Mukhrani wines. Finally, we will be returning to the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel.First, we will be setting off in the direction of Kakheti, which is famous in Georgia for its great grape yields. We will stopin the so-called «city of love» called Sighnaghi, where we will visit the female convent Bodbe of IV-VII centuries. This is the place wherethe Saint Nino is buried. Saint Nino used to be the Orthodoxy disseminator in Georgia. Then there will be an excursion to the ancient protcetive wall of the city of love, whose diameter wins the first place in the entire Europe and the 2nd place in the world, after the Great Wall of China. Taking a walk along the wall, we will be coming out onto a large viewing area, from where we will get the opportunity to admire the magnificent views of the Alazani valley.
Additionally,while being in Sighnaghi we will be visiting the museum of Niko Pirosmani, the famous Georgian artist. This museum apart from the magnificent paintings by the artist provides the opoprtunity to see all the ancient items that date from the BC periods. After the visit, we will be heading to a 2-star hotel in Sighnaghi.
Breakfast in the hotel. Morning will start with setting off in the direction of the central city of Telavi in the Kakheti region. On its way a stop will be made in Tsinandali, where we will be visiting the house-museum of the famous Georgian writer and a popular figure — Alexander Chavchavadze. We will additionally be providedthe opportunity to walk in a French garden. After this visit, we continue heading towards Telavi on the bus, from wherethe beautiful vineyards of Kakheti will be available for us to observe. In the vicinity of Telavi, we will visit a few medieval cultural monuments.
Upon arriving in Telavi we will visit a local winery «MARANI», where guests will be on the so-called «Wine Route», which provides them with the opportunity to see the entire wine production process starting from the vineyard up to the pressing shop, then — the drums and finally the bottling plant. In the duration of the tour, the guestswill be
able to watch the different stages of wine production, inspect Marani and get all the answers from wine production experts. The tour will end with a degustation of four different wines, which will take place at thespecial table covered with traditional Kakhetian appetizers — pita bread, cheese and mineral waters. If desired, guests will be able to purchase Marani wines and receive company’s bookletswith all the details regarding the produced wines. We will additionally visit the famous vineyards of Kakheti. Finally we will return to Tbilisi and accommodate in a 2-star hotel to stay overnight.
Breakfast in the hotel. From Tbilisi we will be heading to the region of Javakheti, where we will visit the updated fortress Rabati knayazev Jakeli and the rock city of Vardzia, which is undoubtedly one of the brightest and most outstanding monuments of Georgian culture. It is a monastic complex, which includes about 600 rooms, carved into the rock, such as churches, chapels, homes, libraries and more. The entire rock complex was built in XII-XIII centuries during the reign of George III and Queen Tamara, his daughter. According to the local legend, Tamara was once lost in the labyrinth of caves while walking and called «Ak-Var, Dzia!» signifying «I am here, Uncle!» King George III ordered to name the monastery with the words of her daughter. The city is also a temple of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Currently the cave monastery is considered to possibly be included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Later, we will be headingto the town of Akhaltsikhe, where we will stop in a 2-star hotel for free time and overnight.
Breakfast in the hotel. On a small hill, on the shore of the quiet river called Potskhovi, stands the main attraction of the town of Akhaltsikhe –an ancientstone fortress Rabat. Its name comes from Arabic and means «fortified place». It is located on the western edge and is visible from almost anywhere in the city. Built in the XIII century, this military building has seen a lotthroughoutits time. The fortress was repeatedly destroyed and was often under siege. Eventually it absorbed the traces of different cultures and religions. In the year 2012 it hosted a large-scale reconstruction, followed by Rabat fortress in Akhaltsikhe town which appeared in the city. However, it was not only a historical monument, but also the real culture center of the city. Within the walls of the fortress a church, a mosque, a synagogue, a small park, historical museum, various shops, a hotel and even a registrar are located. After the visit we will be transferring back to the international airport of Tbilisi.
Breakfast includes: tea, coffee, fruit juices, sausages, boiled / fried eggs, porridges, pastries
Tour costs include:
• Maintenancecosts of a comfortable passenger car
• A minivan or a bus during the entire program
• Ticket costsforpaid touristic places
• Accomodation costs (breakfast based meals)
• Wine and Georgian folk feast dishes degustation costs
• Tour guide and tour operator service costs
Tour costs do not include:
• Air tickets