Ge 2 – Introduction tour Georgia / 5 days
Arrival to Tbilisi, meeting with your driver at the arrival hall of the airport. Transfer to the hotel of your choice and accommodation.
In the evening, you’ll be ready for dinner. Mouthwatering dishes from the Georgian cuisine are a non-forgettable experience. The dinner will be at the local restaurant with folk dances and show. After the dinner, transfer back to the hotel and overnight.
After breakfast, you will meet your guide in the hotel lobby and start your personal discovery of Georgia with a city tour of its capital city, Tbilisi. First stop will be at glorious Sameba – the main cathedral and the tallest religious building of the country. Next up is Metekhi Church located in the neighborhood of the same name and gracefully situated on a cliff above Mtkvari River. Your guide will then take you to the new Rike Park to admire the view and perhaps take a few photos in front of The Bridge of Peace, a stunning modern structure designed by Italian architects and one of the new symbols of the city.
One of the highlights of the day is a visit to Narikala – the capital’s ancient fortress, where the stunning views over the city will open out before you. You’ll be whisked to the top in a cable car and after your visit will wander down by foot through the narrow and historic streets of the Old Town, among them the newly renovated Shardeni Kucha – the street which never sleeps, and one of Tbilisi’s nighttime hot spots.
In the afternoon you’ll visit a beautiful and historic suburb of Tbilisi, Mtskheta – the old, legendary capital of Georgia, just 20km from the city center. The historic capital of Eastern Georgia (Kartli) and set at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi Rivers, Mtskheta has remained at the spiritual heart of Georgia since Christianity was established. The Svetitskhoveli cathedral remains at the center of the Orthodox Church and has inspired many Georgian poets and artists over the years. Legend has it that a seamless robe of Christ’s is buried somewhere within the temple and you’ll find fragments of paintings dating back to the 11th century, including one depicting a hand which stories tell, is the hand of the cathedrals architect which king Giorgi amputated to stop him making another cathedral as beautiful as Svetitskhoveli.
Afterwards, you’ll visit Jvari Monastery (Monastery of the Cross), previously a pagan temple and latterly turned into the Christian church. Perched on a windblown, rocky promontory, take some time to enjoy the exceptional scenery and take some photos of this amazing UNESCO world heritage listed structure.
In the evening return to the hotel and spend the evening exploring the city on your own.
In the morning we will depart for Kazbegi. Our journey will take us along the Georgian Military Road to the fortress and monastery of Ananuri which is located on the bank of Jinvali reservoir. Ananuri is the seat of the Dukes of Argavi, a dynasty which ruled the area during the middle ages and saw many battles won and lost. Remaining occupied by various Dukes and Kings until the early 19th century the complex included two fortifications and two churches, one of which, the Church of Assumption contains the remains of frescos, most of which were destroyed in a fire in the 18th century.
Later on, we will visit the pride of many Georgians – the ski resort Gudauri, located at an altitude of 2195m. With kilometers of ski runs, the cheapest ski passes in Europe and sun-drenched south-facing slopes the resort offers fabulous terrain for beginners and advanced skiers alike. In summer hiking, horse riding, birdwatching, and climbing are some of the many activities on offer.
Finally, we will go up the mountain by 4×4 jeeps and enjoy the breath-taking views from the Gergely Trinity Church – built in medieval time the church is located on the slope of Mount Kazbek with the Caucus Mountains rising in the background. The only cross-cupola church in Khevi, photos of the church and detached bell-tower have become symbols of Georgia, inspiring travelers to from across the world to visit Georgia.
After the tour, we will travel back to Tbilisi.
Breakfast in the hotel. This day is dedicated to a visit of Kakheti, in the eastern part of Georgia, famous for the old tradition of wine-making. We will visit the nunnery of Bodbe, a significant pilgrimage site in Georgia due to its association with St Nino. 3km away are St Nino’s spring, believed to have been created through St Nino’s prayers and believed to have strong healing powers. We’ll then move on to the highlight of today’s tour – a visit to Signagi, the so-called “city of love”. Packed full of 19th-century architecture Signagi resembles an Italian city with its Mediterranean-style colorful, small houses and narrow old streets. With views over the Alazani valley to the Caucasus on the horizon, the town is a very pleasant place to while away an afternoon.
After the tour, we will return to Tbilisi.
Breakfast in the hotel.
Your driver will meet you at the hotel lobby for the scheduled transfer to Tbilisi International Airport.
We are looking forward to arranging another vacation for you in the future!
- Accommodation in the hotel of your choice,
- Breakfasts in the hotel,
- Tours according to the itinerary,
- English-speaking guide (during the excursion days),
- Jeep 4×4 rental on Day 3,
- Welcome dinner on Day 1 (alcohol beverage not include),
- Entrance tickets,
- 24/7 Customer Support Line.
- Personal expenses,
- Tips for the guide and driver.
If you would like to have a tour on the half/full board basis, we gladly will arrange the lunches and dinners in the best local restaurants which were hand-picked by our travel experts.
|Group Size||2 pax||6 pax||10 pax|
|3* Orion Old Town||677 $||566 $||504 $||393 $||455 $||344 $|
|4* New Tiflis||825 $||640 $||652 $||467 $||603 $||418 $|
|5* The Biltmore||1465 $||997 $||1281 $||812 $||1231 $||763$|
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