Beauty Of Georgia

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Meet Georgian culture and traditions... Try some Georgian wine and food!

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When you arrive, our guide and driver will meet you at Tbilisi International Airport and drive you to the Hotel (Tbilisi). Early the following morning we will pick you up from the hotel from where your journey begins. Our first destination is the biggest Orthodox church in Georgia and not only in Georgia, the Trinity (Sameba) Cathedral, where you’ll have the chance to see the achievements of modern constructions. Continue the tour of the Old Tbilisi by visiting the 13th-century Metekhi church, after which we will visit more places, such as Sioni Cathedral, Statue of Mother of Georgia, Narikala Fortress, Anchiskhati Basilica, Old Town, Sulfur Baths and etc. You’ll have a stop for a lunch break and wine degustation. After Tbilisi, the driver and guide will take you to Mtskheta, the holy land of Georgia! We will visit Jvari Monastery (6th century), located at the top of the hill. This is the place where the missionary St Nino erected a cross (“Jvari” in Georgian) in the 4th century to mark the coming of Christianity to Georgia. After that, we will go to the 11th century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, which has been used for centuries for the coronation and burial of Georgian monarchs. Most importantly, it is considered one of the holiest places in Georgia, since the Robe of Christ is buried here. Also on our list is the nearby Samtavro monastery, on a small hill. After visiting these places, you will enjoy dinner in a local restaurant, you’ll stay in Tbilisi overnight. On your third day, you will get totally another experience and visit the very eastern part of Georgia, the homeland of vine traditions and legends. Visit Bodbe monastery, which takes a special place in the spiritual life of Georgia. The church holds relics of St. Nino enlightener. There are one of the most famous icons of Georgia - Virgin " Iver ", At 3 km from the monastery through the forest, there is an extremely cold holy spring of St. Nino. At the bottom of the church arranged a pool, where you can bathe. After this activity, we will take you to Sighnaghi, the city of love and romantic views, in the city we will visit the wall of the city, St. George’s church, Old Town and Wine Cellar, where you’ll have a degustation of Georgian Wine, Chacha (vodka) and local food. You’ll be back and stay in Tbilisi overnight. Next day of our trip, you will be visiting the Kazbegi side. The first step you’ll take is Ananuri Complex, In 2007, the complex has been on the tentative list for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage Site program. Inside the complex, there is a church with old paintings and frescoes, also from the tower you’ll have an opportunity to look at Jinvali Water Reservoir. Next stop is Sioni Basilika, 30 min. south of Stepantsminda - a small village basilica from the 11th century. Our final destination for the day - Gergeti Trinity Church, the church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri, at an elevation of 2170 meters (7120 feet), under Mount Kazbegi, from where you can enjoy with stunning views on the ravine. Dinner in Kazbegi. At the end of the day, you will be back to Tbilisi, overnight. After breakfast at the hotel, the day will begin with a long trip to Kutaisi, the first is stop at the picturesque monastery of Gelati, which is a monastic complex near Kutaisi. Afterwards, we will travel to the Motsameta Monastery, which offers awe-inspiring views of the river and the surrounding countryside. After a lunch break, we will continue the day by visiting the Bagrati Cathedral. Have a stop at an interesting place for Kutaisi visitors, the Sataflia Cave complex. After a pleasantly tiring trip, you will be enjoying the local food in the local restaurant. We will come back to the hotel late, in the evening, where the guests will stay and overnight in Kutaisi. The sixth day starts with breakfast in the hotel, after what our guide and driver will meet you and drive you to Borjomi region, where you will be visiting Uplistsikhe - an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, then Rabati Castle and Vardzia Cave Monastery, which has no analogies in the region and is one of the biggest monastery complexes. After guiding through Rabati Castle and Vardzia monastery complex museums we will drive you back to Tbilisi, but on your way back you will enjoy with local food and mineral water “Borjomi”. On the last day, our guide will help you to check-out from the hotel, and you will then have some shopping time, before the driver and the guide take you to Tbilisi International Airport.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Tour Guiding
  • Breakfast in The hotel
  • Lunch Boxes
  • Dinner In The Restaurant
  • Food Degustation
  • Wine Degustation
  • Beer Degustation
  • Vodka Degustation
  • Master Classes
  • Bottle of Water
  • Hotel Pick-Up
  • Hotel Drop-off
  • All Entry Ticket Fees
  • All Local Taxes
  • Off-Roading or Rafting
  • Equipment For Extreme
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  1. First Day - Arrival and Accommodating Airport and Hotel

    Tour includes transfer from Tbilisi Airport, our driver and guide will meet you there and drive to your hotel.

  2. Second Day - Tbilisi Short History

    Legend says, that the present-day territory of Tbilisi was uninhabited and covered by forest as late as 458 AD, the date medieval Georgian chronicles assign to the founding of the city by King Vakhtang I Gorgasali of Iberia (or Kartli, present-day eastern Georgia). Archaeological studies of the region have however revealed that the territory of Tbilisi was settled by humans as early as the 4th millennium BC. The earliest written accounts of settlement of the location come from the second half of the 4th century AD, when a fortress was built during King Varaz-Bakur's reign (ca. 364). Towards the end of the 4th century the fortress fell into the hands of the Persians, but was recaptured by the kings of Kartli by the middle of the 5th century. According to one account King Vakhtang Gorgasali (r. 447-502) went hunting in the heavily wooded region with a falcon. The king's falcon caught a pheasant, but both birds fell into a nearby hot spring and died. King Vakhtang was so impressed with the discovery that he decided to build a city on this location. The name Tbilisi derives from the Old Georgian word "Tpili", meaning warm. The name Tbili or Tbilisi ("warm location") therefore was given to the city because of the area's numerous sulfuric hot springs, which are still heavily exploited, notably for public baths, in the Abanotubani district. This mythical foundation account is still popular, but archaeological evidence shows that Vakhtang revived, or rebuilt parts of the city (such as Abanotubani, or the Metekhi palace, where his statue now stands) but did not found it.

  3. Tbilisi - Trinity Cathedral Short History

    The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi commonly known as Sameba is the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church located in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Constructed between 1995 and 2004, it is the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world and one of the largest religious buildings in the world by total area. Sameba is a synthesis of traditional styles dominating the Georgian church architecture at various stages in history and has some Byzantine undertones. The construction of the church was proclaimed as a "symbol of the Georgian national and spiritual revival" and was sponsored mostly by anonymous donations from several businessmen and common citizens. On November 23, 2004, on St. George's Day, the cathedral was consecrated by Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia Ilia II and high-ranking representatives of fellow Orthodox Churches of the world. The ceremony was also attended by leaders of other religious and confessional communities in Georgia as well as by political leaders. Designed in a traditional Georgian style but with a greater vertical emphasis, and "regarded as an eyesore by many people, it is equally venerated by as many others". The Cathedral has a cruciform plan with a dome over a crossing resting on eight columns. At the same time, the parameters of the dome is independent from the apses, imparting a more monumental look to the dome and the church in general. The dome is surmounted by a 7.5 meter tall gilded gold cross. For sure one of the highlights of Georgian churches and Cathedrals.

  4. Tbilisi - Metekhi Church Short History

    Metekhi is a historic neighborhood of Tbilisi, Georgia, located on the elevated cliff that overlooks the Mtkvari river. The neighborhood is home to the eponymous Metekhi Church of Assumption.

  5. Tbilisi - Statue of Mother of Georgia Short History

    The statue was erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. Prominent Georgian sculptor Elguja Amashukeli designed the twenty-metre aluminium figure of a woman in Georgian national dress. She symbolizes the Georgian national character: in her left hand she holds a bowl of wine to greet those who come as friends, and in her right hand is a sword for those who come as enemies.

  6. Tbilisi - Narikala Fortress Short History

    Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Kura River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi.

  7. Tbilisi - Old Town Short History

    Abanotubani is the ancient district of Tbilisi, Georgia, known for its sulfuric baths. Located at the eastern bank of the Mtkvari River at the foot of Narikala fort across Metekhisubani, Abanotubani is an important historic part of the city — the place, where according to a legend the King of Iberia, Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon fell, leading to a discovery of the hot springs and, subsequently, to founding of a new capital.

  8. City Mtskheta Short History

    Mtskheta was founded in the 5th century BC. It was capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia (Kartli) from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. It was a site of early Christian activity, and the location where Christianity was proclaimed the state religion of Kartli in 337. It remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox Church. King Dachi I Ujarmeli (early 6th century AD), who was the successor of Vakhtang I Gorgasali, moved the capital from Mtskheta to the more easily defensible Tbilisi according to the will left by his father. However, Mtskheta continued to serve as the coronation and burial place for most kings of Georgia until the end of the kingdom in the 19th century.The old city lies at the confluence of the rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi. The rare blend of cultural values had ruled in this part of the world since the Bronze Age until prosperous Christian era over the unique eclectic lifestyle creating the mood of the town which is as old as the history of Georgia. Mtskheta is the most religious city of Georgia as it has been the shrine of pagan idols since times immemorial and it is where Christianity in Georgia takes its origin. In recognition of its role in the Georgian Christian history, Mtskheta was granted the status of a "Holy City" by Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia in accordance of the written testament of his 11th-century predecessor Melchizedek I of Georgia.

  9. Mtskehta - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral Short History

    The original church was built in 4th century A.D. during the reign of Mirian III of Kartli (Iberia). St. Nino is said to have chosen the confluence of the Mtkvari (Kura) and Aragvi rivers as the place of the first Georgian Church. According to Georgian hagiography, in the 1st century AD a Georgian Jew from Mtskheta named Elias was in Jerusalem when Jesus was crucified. Elias bought Jesus’ robe from a Roman soldier at Golgotha and brought it back to Georgia. Returning to his native city, he was met by his sister Sidonia who upon touching the robe immediately died from the emotions engendered by the sacred object. The robe could not be removed from her grasp, so she was buried with it. The place where Sidonia is buried with Christ's robe is preserved in the Cathedral. Later, from her grave grew an enormous cedar tree. Ordering the cedar chopped down to build the church, St. Nino had seven columns made from it for the church’s foundation. The seventh column, however, had magical properties and rose by itself into the air. It returned to earth after St. Nino prayed the whole night. It was further said that from the magical seventh column a sacred liquid flowed that cured people of all diseases. In Georgian sveti means "pillar" and tskhoveli means "life-giving" or "living", hence the name of the cathedral. An icon portraying this event can be seen on the second column on the right-hand from the entrance. Reproduced widely throughout Georgia, it shows Sidonia with an angel lifting the column in heaven. Saint Nino is in the foreground: King Mirian and his wife, Queen Nana, are to the right and left. Georgia officially adopted Christianity as its state religion in 337.

  10. Mtskheta - Samtavro Monastery Short History

    Samtavro Transfiguration Orthodox Church and Nunnery of St. Nino in Mtskheta, Georgia, were built in the 4th century by King Mirian III of Iberia. The church was reconstructed in the 11th century by King George I and Catholicos-Patriarch Melkisedek. The famous Georgian Saint monk Gabriel is buried in the yard of Samtavro Church.

  11. Mtskheta - Jvari Monastery Short History

    Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia. According to traditional accounts, on this location in the early 4th century Saint Nino, a female evangelist credited with converting King Mirian III of Iberia to Christianity, erected a large wooden cross on the site of a pagan temple. The cross was reportedly able to work miracles and therefore drew pilgrims from all over the Caucasus. A small church was erected over the remnants of the wooden cross in c.545 named the "Small Church of Jvari". The present building, or "Great Church of Jvari", is generally held to have been built between 590 and 605 by Erismtavari Stepanoz I. This is based on the Jvari inscriptions on its facade which mentions the principal builders of the church: Stephanos the patricius, Demetrius the hypatos, and Adarnase the hypatos. Professor Cyril Toumanoff disagrees with this view, identifying these individuals as Stepanoz II, Demetre (brother of Stepanoz I), and Adarnase II (son of Stepanoz II), respectively. The importance of Jvari complex increased over time and attracted many pilgrims. In the late Middle Ages, the complex was fortified by a stone wall and gate, remnants of which still survive. During the Soviet period, the church was preserved as a national monument, but access was rendered difficult by tight security at a nearby military base. After the independence of Georgia, the building was restored to active religious use. Jvari was listed together with other monuments of Mtskheta in 1994 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  12. Third Day - Sighnaghi Short History

    Signagi is located in the Kakheti region of Georgia, settled since the Paleolithic period. Signagi as a settlement is first recorded in the early 18th century. In 1762, King Heraclius II of Georgia sponsored the construction of the town and erected a fortress to defend the area from marauding attacks by Dagestan tribesmen. As of the 1770 census, Signagi was settled by 100 families, chiefly craftsmen and merchants. When Georgia was annexed by Imperial Russia in 1801, Signagi was officially granted town status and became a centre of Signakh within Tiflis Governorate in 1802. In 1812, Signak joined the rebellion with the rest of Kakheti against the Russian rule. During the Caucasian War, the town "was considered an important point on account of its proximity to" Dagestan. The town quickly rose in its size and population and became an agricultural center, but later a major reconstruction project recently launched by the Government of Georgia and co-funded by several international organizations intends to address an increasing tourist interest and modernize infrastructure.

  13. Sighnaghi - St. Nino's Monastery Short History

    St. Nino’s Monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex and the seat of the Bishops of Bodbe located 2 km from the town of Sighnaghi, Kakheti, Georgia. Originally built in the 9th century, it has been significantly remodeled, especially in the 17th century. The monastery now functions as a nunnery and is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th-century female evangelist of Georgians, whose relics are shrined there. According to Georgian tradition, St. Nino, having witnessed the conversion of Georgians to the Christian faith, withdrew to the Bodbe gorge, in Kakheti, where she died c. 338-340. At the behest of King Mirian III (r. 284-361), a small monastery was built at the place where Nino was buried. The monastery gained particular prominence in the late Middle Ages. It was particularly favored by the kings of Kakheti who made choice of the monastery as the place of their coronation. Pillaged by the troops of Shah Abbas I of Persia in 1615, the Bodbe monastery was restored by King Teimuraz I of Kakheti (r. 1605-1648). With the revival of monastic life in Bodbe, a theological school was opened. The monastery also operated one of the largest depositories of religious books in Georgia and was home to several religious writers and scribes. In 1924, the Soviet government closed down the monastery and converted it into a hospital. In 1991, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Bodbe monastery was resumed as a convent. Restoration works were carried out between 1990 and 2000 and resumed in 2003.

  14. Sighnaghi - Wine Cellar Short History

    During the event, you will be able to try few types of Georgian wine! Georgia’s premier wine region, is just one of those things you have to do. Viniculture is as old as the hills in Georgia. The country’s signature vino – which uses the whole grape (skin, stems and all) and is made in an underground clay vessel called a Kvevri – is unlike any wine you’ve tasted before.

  15. Fourth Day - Kazbegi Short History

    Kazbegi is a district of Georgia, in the region of Mtskheta-Mtianeti. Kazbegi Municipality is situated in the upper valley of the Terek River, which goes on to traverse the Georgia–Russia border to the north and eventually drains into the Caspian Sea in Dagestan, Russian Federation. By the conventional definition of the Europe-Asia boundary as following the watershed of the Caucasus, this places Kazbegi Municipality geographically in Europe, thus making Georgia a transcontinental country. The main settlement is Stepantsminda, The town is located along the banks of the Terek River, 157 kilometers (98 mi) to the north of Tbilisi at an elevation of 1,740 meters (5,710 feet) above sea level. The town is dominated by large mountains on all sides. The most notable mountain of the region, Mount Kazbek 5,047 m (16,558 ft)  lies immediately to the west of town.

  16. Kazbegi - Ananuri Complex Short History

    Ananuri was a castle and seat of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty which ruled the area from the 13th century. The castle was the scene of numerous battles. In 1739, Ananuri was attacked by forces from a rival duchy, commanded by Shanshe of Ksani and was set on fire. The Aragvi clan was massacred. However, four years later, the local peasants revolted against rule by the Shamshe, killing the usurpers and inviting King Teimuraz II to rule directly over them. However, in 1746, King Teimuraz was forced to suppress another peasant uprising, with the help of King Erekle II of Kakheti. The fortress remained in use until the beginning of the 19th century. In 2007, the complex has been on the tentative list for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage Site program.

  17. Kazbegi - Sioni Basilica Short History

    Sioni Basilika, 30 min. south of Stepantsminda - a small village basilica from the 11th century, adjacent to a "light-house" signal tower and with breathtaking views both to the North and South of the Georgian Army Highway.

  18. Kazbegi - Gergeti Trinity Cathedral Short History

    Gergeti Trinity Church is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti in Georgia. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri, at an elevation of 2170 meters (7120 feet), under Mount Kazbegi. The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century, and is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. The separate belltower dates from the same period as the church itself. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia. The 18th century Georgian author Vakhushti Batonishvili wrote that in times of danger, precious relics from Mtskheta, including Saint Nino's Cross were brought here for safekeeping. During the Soviet era, all religious services were prohibited, but the church remained a popular tourist destination. The church is now an active establishment of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church. The church is a popular waypoint for trekkers in the area, and can be reached by a steep 1 1/2 hour climb up the mountain, or around 30 minutes by jeep up a rough mountain trail.

  19. Fifth Day - Kutaisi Short History

    Kutaisi was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Colchis. Archaeological evidence indicates that the city functioned as the capital of the kingdom of Colchis in the sixth to fifth centuries BC. It's believed that, in Argonautica, a Greek epic poem about Jason and the Argonauts and their journey to Colchis, author Apollonius Rhodius considered Kutaisi their final destination as well as the residence of King Aeëtes. Later it was capital of the kingdom of Lazica until being occupied briefly by the Arabs. An Arab incursion into western Georgia was repelled by Abkhazians jointly with Lazic and Iberian allies in 736, towards c.786, Leon II won his full independence from Byzantine and transferred his capital to the Kutaisi, thus unifying Lazica and Abasgia via a dynastic union. The latter led the unification of Georgian monarchy in the 11th century.From 1008 to 1122, Kutaisi served as capital of the united Kingdom of Georgia, and from the 15th century until 1810, it was the capital of the Imeretian Kingdom. In 1508, the city was conquered by Selim I, who was the son of Bayezid II, the sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Kutaisi was a major industrial center before Georgia's independence in 1991.Later in 2012th the new Parliament building was opened in Kutaisi, this fact made Kutaisi more active. Kutaisi is located along both banks of the Rioni River. City is surrounded by deciduous forests to the northeast and the northwest. The low-lying outskirts of the city have a largely agricultural landscape. The city centre has many gardens and its streets are lined with high, leafy trees. In the springtime, when the snow starts to melt in the nearby mountains, the storming Rioni River in the middle of the city is heard far beyond its banks.

  20. Kutaisi - Gelati Monastery Complex Short History

    Gelati, which is a monastic complex near Kutaisi. It contains the Church of the Virgin founded by the King of Georgia known as David the Builder in 1106 and the 13th-century Churches of St. George and St. Nicholas. The site is renowned for its collection of 12th to 19th-century mosaics, wall paintings, enamels and metalwork. King David the Builder began constructing the monastery and academy in 1106 as a grand tribute to his victory over the Turks. The academy was one of the first institutions of higher education founded in the Middle Ages, and became a principal cultural center in Georgia. In 1994, Gelati was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2006 was included on the list of Immovable Monuments of Georgian Cultural Heritage.

  21. Kutaisi - Bagrati Cathedral Short History

    The Bagrati Cathedral is frequently used as the symbol of the city of Kutaisi. It was built during the reign of King Bagrat III (hence the name) in the 11th-century but was severely devastated in 1692 during the Ottoman invasion. The Bagrati Cathedral sits on a hill just above Kutaisi and offers a magnificent view of the city. It was Unesco World Heritage Site listed in 1994.

  22. Kutaisi - Sataflia Cave Complex Short History

    Sataplia is known for its dinosaur traces which were discovered by Kutaisi environmentalist P. Chabukiani, who detected there a settlement of the primitive man, together with the footprints of a dinosaur. The Sataplia karst cave begins from the north and leads to the east, it lies 6 kilometers northwest of Kutaisi within Sataplia state preserve. The 300 meter long, 10 meter high and 12 meter wide karst cave abounds in stalactites and stalagmites and a spring winds along its bottom. The air and water temperatures in the Sataplia karst cave are nearly equal ( 12 to 13 celsius). There is a speleological museum near it now.

  23. Sixth Day - Borjomi Short History

    Borjomi is a resort town in south-central Georgia, the town is noted for its the World Wide Fund for Nature-site Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park and mineral water industry with unique healing qualities and taste. It’s been known for centuries, that this water was unique, but it really becomes famous during Russian reign in Georgia. Borjomi water won its first gold medal in 1907 in Belgium. The water has been bottled since 1896. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically-themed amusement park in the Caucasus. Vardzia is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River, thirty kilometres from Aspindza. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred meters and in up to nineteen tiers. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s during the golden age of Tamar and Rustaveli, has an important series of wall paintings. The site was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century. Now part of a state heritage reserve, the extended area of Vardzia-Khertvisi has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  24. Borjomi - Cave Town Uplistsikhe Short History

    Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of the town of Gori, Shida Kartli. Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages, and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran, as well as the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. Uplistsikhe is identified by archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Strategically located in the heartland of ancient kingdom of Kartli, it emerged as a major political and religious center of the country. The town’s age and importance led medieval Georgian written tradition to ascribe its foundation to the mythical Uplos, son of Mtskhetos, and grandson of Kartlos. The Uplistsikhe complex can tentatively be divided into three parts: south (lower), middle (central) and north (upper) covering an area of approximately 8 hectares. The middle part is the largest, contains a bulk of the Uplistsikhe rock-cut structures, and is connected to the southern part via a narrow rock-cut pass and a tunnel. Narrow alleys and sometimes staircases radiate from the central "street" to the different structures. The majority of the caves are devoid of any decorations, although some of the larger structures have coffered tunnel-vaulted ceilings, with the stone carved in imitation of logs. Some of the larger structures also have niches in the back or sides, which may have been used for ceremonial purposes.

  25. Borjomi - Vardzia Cave Monastery Short History

    Vardzia is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River, thirty kilometres from Aspindza. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred meters and in up to nineteen tiers. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s during the golden age of Tamar and Rustaveli, has an important series of wall paintings. The site was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century. Now part of a state heritage reserve, the extended area of Vardzia-Khertvisi has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  26. Borjomi - Rabati Fortress Short History

    is a fortress in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. Originally established in the 9th century as the Lomisa Castle, it was completely rebuilt by Ottomans. Most of the surviving buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries. According to the Georgian Chronicles the city was established in the 9th century by Guaram Mampal, son of the King of Tao. From the 13th to the end of 14th centuries it was the capital city of Samtskhe-Saatabago, ruled by the Georgian princely family and a ruling dynasty of the Principality of Samtskhe, the House of Jaqeli. In 1393 the city was attacked by the armies of Tamerlane. After the Treaty of Constantinople in 1590, the whole territory of Samtskhe-Saatabago came under the rule of Ottoman Empire. Turks Mostly used to build defensive edifices. In 1752 the first mosque was built in Rabati. After a lot of wars and attacks the fortress stood up and later it was extensively rebuilt and renovated in 2011-2012 in order to attract more tourists to the area.

  27. Seventh Day - Tbilisi Free Time For Shopping

    Before departure you will have chance to buy some souvenirs and wine, our guide will meet you in the hotel and drive you in few shops, markets and malls, where you can buy gifts for your friends, some Georgian sweets and more.

  28. Departure Tbilisi International Airport

    On the last day, our guide will help you to check-out from the hotel, and you will then have some shopping time before the driver and the guide take you to Tbilisi International Airport.


Location

Where tour will take place

Tbilisi

Tbilisi

Uplistsikhe

Uplistsikhe

Kutaisi

Kutaisi

Stephantsminda

Stephantsminda

Transport, Accommodation and Meeting Point

Price includes accommodation in a cosy hotel in the centre of Tbilisi and Kutaisi. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a TV, Free WiFi, desk, 24 Hour Reception, Heating, Hairdryer, Wake-up Service, Tasty Breakfast, Comfortable Bed, Private Bathroom and etc. Transportation is included as well, type and capacity of transportation depends on the number of tourists. Our drivers are experienced and professionals. Wish you a comfortable stay and a safe trip. Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Bus For Big Groups
Bus For Big Groups
Mini Bus For Medium Groups
Mini Bus For Medium Groups
Minivan For Small Groups
Minivan  For Small Groups
Small Car For VIP Groups
Small Car  For VIP Groups
Hotel Accommodation
Hotel Accommodation
Hotel Accommodation Dining Room
Hotel Accommodation  Dining Room

No, this service is additional and please contact tour manager.

Yes, price includes tickets for standing places.

just for protections

We recommend to bring comfortable shoes

We ensure you in safety if you follow all instructions.

Only degustation of Wine is included.

Yes, Price includes breakfast in the hotel.

Yes. You will have dinner in local restaurants during whole tour.

Yes of course. He/she has few years of practies.

Yes of course. He/she has few years of practies.

Yes. We provide lunch boxes and soft drinks/water.

Please check cancelation policy.

In case of questions, please contact your tour manager.

Please bring worm closes and comfortable shoes.

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