Where tour will take place
On your Arrival day, our guide and driver will meet you at Tbilisi International Airport and drive you to the Hotel (Tbilisi). This day you can rest and enjoy with evening trip around Tbilisi. You'll be visiting Old Town, continue to Metekhi church and monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Take the cable car to Narikala Fortress to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Walk down to the district of Sulphur bathhouses passing by the only mosque in Tbilisi. The second day after breakfast, drive to Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns, the cultural and religious centre of Georgia. Mtskheta was the capital of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the third century BC. Visit Jvari Church, a true architectural masterpiece of the early Medieval Period overlooking the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers from the top of the hill and Svetitskhoveli, the main cathedral of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is being kept. have lunch in Mtskheta and then continue the tour to Batumi. Dinner and overnight in Batumi. The third and fourth day - next two days we will stay in Batumi, walk around, visiting most attractive and interesting sightseeings (Botanical Garden, Alphabet Tower, Batumi Piazza, Old Town, Astronomical Clock and etc.) relaxing on the beach, trying some local seafood, having fun and joy. Breakfast in the hotel, lunch and dinner in the local restaurants. The fifth day - after these days, we will be back to Tbilisi, on your way back you will be visiting Petra Castle, have some stop for lunch and after 5-6 hours of driving, you will be back to Tbilisi. Dinner and overnight in Tbilisi. The sixth day - on the last day of your trip, our guide will help you to check-out from the hotel. Afterwards, you will have a chance for some shopping before the driver and the guide will take you to Tbilisi International Airport, where your tour ends.
- Tour Guiding
- Cultural Expedition
- Breakfast at The hotel
- Lunch at the Restaurant
- Hotel Pick-Up
- Hotel Drop-off
- Transfer to the Airport
- Transfer from the Airport
- All Lunches
- All Breakfasts
- All Local Taxes
- Food Degustation
- Wine Degustation
- Beer Degustation
- Vodka Degustation
- Welcome Package
- Sun Lounger
- Travel Insurance
- Flight Tickets
- Personal Expends
First Day - Arrival and Accommodating
Airport and Hotel
When you arrive, our guide and driver will meet you at Tbilisi International Airport and drive you to the Hotel (Tbilisi).
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 the 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.
Tbilisi - Mother of Georgia
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.
Tbilisi - Narikala Fortress
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. St Nicholas church is standing in the middle of Narikala Fortress, it was newly built in 1996–1997 and replaced the original 13th-century church that was destroyed in a fire. The new church is of "prescribed cross" type, having doors on three sides. The internal part of the church is decorated with the frescoes showing scenes both from the Bible and history of Georgia.
Tbilisi - Old City
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.
Second Day - Mtskheta
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.
Mtskheta - Jvari Monastery
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.
Mtskheta - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
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 in 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.
Third Day - Batumi
Batumi is the second-largest city of Georgia, located on the coast of the Black Sea in the country's southwest. Situated in a subtropical zone near the foot of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains, Batumi is a popular tourist destination known for its varying weather–it is a bustling seaside resort during warm seasons, but can get entirely covered in snow during winter. Much of Batumi's economy revolves around tourism and gambling, but the city is also an important seaport and includes industries like shipbuilding, food processing and light manufacturing. Since 2010, Batumi has been transformed by the construction of modern high-rise buildings, as well as the restoration of classical 19th-century edifices lining its historic Old Town.
Batumi - Batumi Boulevard
Batumi Seaside Boulevard is one of the charms of the city. It was established in 1881. It stretches along the seashore like a green line, to the north-west of Batumi. Its length is about 1,5 km. The original project of the seaside park was created by Reseller, a famous German gardener. He did not live long enough to carry out the project and his work was continued by the French gardener D’Alphonse. In the boulevard, it is possible to fulfil such recreational activities as walking along the seaside, biking on a new bicycle path, trying delicious cuisine in a variety of cafes and restaurants, watching French dancing and Musical Fountains, etc. One can start by watching fountain shows with a background of classical and traditional music, walk in five parallel alleys in the park, feel the unique microclimate of boulevard which has a comforting and recreational impact and breathe in a cocktail saturated with an exotic aroma of pine trees. As well as that, the Sea Side Park entertainments include Aqua-Park, Ferry’s wheel, night clubs and bungalows.
Batumi - Alphabet Tower
The Alphabetic Tower is a 130-meter-high structure in Batumi, Georgia. The tower symbolizes the uniqueness of the Georgian alphabet and people. The structure combines the design of DNA, in its familiar double helix pattern. Two helix bands rise up the tower holding 33 letters of the Georgian alphabet, each 4 meters tall and made of aluminium. The tower is composed of eleven modules of cantilever trusses of steel tubes which make up two bodies, the interior containing the communication core panoramic elevators and stairs, the exterior which supports the whole structure and defines the skin with the big characters. Each of the 10.8 m. cores are bonded by diaphragms in a star pattern. At the top stands a glass sphere made of triangle elements fixed over steel profiles and sealed. The sphere consists of a hollow circular section structure. This light space hosts several rooms, distributed on different floors within the sphere. The first floor is called the transfer floor. It can be reached by the two main panoramic lifts. From the transfer floor, you may reach other lifts which serve the other floors. The second floor hosts a TV studio, next to the kitchen and the restaurant which is on the third floor, designed like a revolving ring. This ring, which goes around 360 degrees in an hour, offers visitors a panoramic view of the city and the Black Sea while they are enjoying their meal. The fourth floor has been conceived as an observatory deck, to enjoy the unique views from the Alphabetic Tower. This floor leads to the fifth one, which is designed to allow visitors to see how the tuned mass damper works. The tuned mass damper is a fifty-ton device mounted in structures to reduce the amplitude of mechanical vibrations.
Batumi - Batumi Piazza
Piazza Square – one of the most amazing squares in Georgia has already become a symbol of Batumi. It is distinguished by its mosaic and stained glass windows and attracts lots of tourists. The construction of the square was finished in 2010. The main architect of the squire is Vazha Orbeladze, the author of the stained glass windows – Estonian artist Dolores Hofman. Piazza offers all the necessary relevant facilities café, restaurant and hotel. Notably, on Piazza Square, they often perform concerts of worldwide musicians like Placido Domingo, Chris Botti, Sting, Michel Legrand and Tamar Gverdtsiteli, etc.
Batumi - Old Town
Growth and development of modern Batumi began in Porto Franco period in XIX century and continued more rapidly later on. Batumi, with its first rank port and well-developed industry, held a significant place in Georgia and the Caucasus as one of the most important transits and industrial. In 1903 29 factories functioned here. A lot of European commercial and industrial companies such as, “O.F.Gillard”, “Siemens and Halske”, “Schuft and Zimmerman”, “Varneke and Company”, ”Nobel Brothers” were doing their business in Batumi.
Fourth Day - Batumi
This day we are staying in Batumi, we will be visiting a few sightseeing, having fun on the beach and enjoying with local food.
Batumi - Gonio Fortress
Gonio fortress is a Roman fortification in Adjara, Georgia, on the Black Sea, 15 km south of Batumi, at the mouth of the Chorokhi river. The village sits 4 km north of the Turkish border. The oldest reference to the fortress is by Pliny the Elder in Natural History. There is also a reference to the ancient name of the site in Appian’s Mithridatic Wars (2nd century AD). In the 2nd century AD, it was a well-fortified Roman city within Colchis. The town was also known for its theatre and Hippodrome. It later came under Byzantine influence. The name "Gonio" is first attested in Michael Panaretos in the 14th century. In addition, there was a short-lived Genoese trade factory at the site. In 1547 Gonio was taken by the Ottomans, who held it until 1878, when, via the San-Stefano Treaty, Adjara became part of the Russian empire. In the fall of 1647, according to Evliya Çelebi, Gonio was captured by a Cossack navy of 70 chaikas but quickly recovered by Ghazi Sidi Ahmed, ruler of the Tortum sanjak, with a force of 1,000 Turks and 3,000 "Mingrelians". The grave of Saint Matthias, one of the twelve apostles, is believed to be inside the Gonio fortress. However, this is unverifiable as the Georgian government currently prohibits digging near the supposed gravesite. Other archaeological excavations are however taking place on the grounds of the fortress, focusing on Roman layers.
Batumi - Chacha Clock Tower
Chacha Clock Tower is a clock tower located at Batumi, Georgia. The clock tower was designed by French architect Raymond Charles Père. It is decorated in an elaborate Ottoman style.
Batumi - Sculpture of Love “Ali and Nino”
The Love statue of “Ali and Nino” was built on the Coast in Batumi Seaside Park, based on one of the best seller novel of Kurban Said. The height of the statue is 9 m and it weighs 7 tons. The authors of it are Tamar Kvesitadze and Paata Shonia.
Batumi - Medea Statue
The Medea statue is a monument to Medea, a Colchian Princess of the Greek mythology erected in Batumi, Georgia. It was unveiled on 6 July 2007. In Greek mythology, Medea is the daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis, a niece of Circe and the granddaughter of Helios, the sun god begat by the Titan Hyperion. Medea figures in the myth of Jason and the Argonauts, appearing in Hesiod's Theogony around 700 BC, but best known from a 3rd century BC literary version by Apollonius of Rhodes called the Argonautica. Medea is known in most stories as a sorceress and is often depicted as a priestess of the goddess Hecate.
Batumi - Dancing Fountain
Musical fountain of Batumi - There is the musical fountain in the Sea Side Park that functions every evening offering the visitors classical and national music.
Batumi - Astronomical Clock
Made in Germany, the Astronomical Clock in Europe Square in the city of Batumi adorns the restored facade of the former National Bank building. A chime indicates the full hour, a single ring the half-hour. Apart from the time of day, the clock also shows astronomical information – the placement of the sun and the moon, the moon phase, the meridian and the horizon.
Fifth Day - Back To Tbilisi
After Breakfast, we will drive you back to Tbilisi.
Back To Tbilisi - Petra Castle
Petra Fortress is located in the village of Tsikhisdziri in the Kobuleti district of Ajara. Built during the 6th century A.D. it held an important strategic position at the crossroads of the route linking Georgia with Iran and Armenia. The fortress is one of the most significant monuments on the entire eastern coast of the Black Sea. Situated on a rocky outcrop beside the shore of the Black Sea, Petra was considered to be an impregnable fortress. Its name originated from the Greek word “Petra” – meaning rock, stone. Some historians consider the fortress to be the “Hell’s Castle” referred to in the famous “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” poem by Shota Rustaveli. Archaeological excavations have revealed that the site has been settled since at least the Late Bronze Age. Although the fortress is in ruins today, the remains of a small hall-style 10th-century church can be found in the centre of the complex. A larger basilica-type church did exist on the site and is believed to be Petra Cathedral Church, which dates to the 6th century.
Sixth Day - 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.
Price includes accommodation in a cosy hotel in the centre of Tbilisi and Batumi. 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 depend 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.
- Are camping stuff required?
- Are Flight tickets included?
- Are Hiking stuff required?
- Are pets allowed?
- Do I need anti mosquito cream?
- Do I need some comfortable shoes for walking?
- Do I need some extra closes?
- How long will tour last?
- Is alcohol allowed?
- Is alcohol included?
- Is breakfast included? What kind of?
- Is Dinner included?
- Is lunch included? What kind of?
- What if I have a questions or requests?
No, this service is additional and please contact tour manager.
just for protections
We recommend to bring comfortable shoes
Yes with the permission of Tour Manager
Yes, price includes degustation of several Georgian wines, beers and Vodka (Chacha).
Yes, Price includes breakfast in the hotel.
Yes, in local restaurant on your back way.
Yes, Price includes lunch in local restaurant.
In case of questions, please contact your tour manager.