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A Midsummer Daydream in Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia

Price

$457

Duration

7 days

Max People

30

Min Age

5+

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Overview

A midsummer daydream in Georgia!

If  Shakespeare was alive now, he would write a sequel of Romeo and Juliet in Sighnaghi – a city of love,

a second Verona and the sequel of a Midsummer Night’s Dream in Kazbegi – the land of fairies and fairy tales.

Included/Excluded

  • Breakfast
  • Transport Service
  • Airport Transfer
  • Entrance tickets for the cable car
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Water 0.5L per person
  • Flight tickets
  • Pocket money
  • Optional excursions

Tour Plan

Day 1: Arrival to Tbilisi and Transfer to a Hotel. Free Time.

Arrival to Tbilisi International Airport

Overnight at 3-star Hotel

Day 2: Mtskheta Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, the day starts with exploration of a fabulous city Tbilisi – a city of wonders. Our first destination will be Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi – the highest cathedral in Georgia, which is unique with architecture. It is a synthesis of different church styles in Georgia. Next destination is Metekhi, situated on a hill, which is overlooking the river Mtkvari, Rike Park and the Bridge of Peace – the 13th most unusual bridges in the world and a modern architectural masterpiece. We will walk down from Metekhi to the bridge, passing through the Rike Park. On the bridge, you can take tons of photos with old Tbilisi views –with presidential palace, Narikala Frortress, the river Mtkvari and Metekhi in the background. It is a breathtaking view from below. Next, we will travel by a cable car to the Narikala Fortress, which represented an entrance gate into the city in the distant past and from there you can admire the entire city. After Narikala, we will move to Bath District. As you are approaching Abanotubani (the Bath District), the smell of sulfur is getting stronger and stronger, since the baths are built on naturally occurring hot sulfur springs. Legvtakhevi waterfall situated in the heart of the city – it is the first Tbilisi from where you can take unforgettable memories with you by only a few clicking on your video camera. Enjoy strolling in Meidan square through a narrow Sharden street, full of cozy cafes, restaurants, wine tasting bars and souvenir shops, to the statue of Tamada, a replica of a small statue found near Kutaisi, dating back to the 7th century BC, which proves a Georgian wine tradition from the ancient time. From Tbilisi, you will visit old capital of Iberia – Mtskheta with its gorgeous and once the major cathedral of Georgia – Svetitskhoveli, designated as UNESCO world heritage site and go up to the Jvari Monastery, majestically towering Mtskheta with an impressive view over the confluence of two major rivers of Georgia – Mtkvari and Aragvi. In the evening, you can have an optional dinner in one of Georgian restaurants which will be extra.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 3: Kazbegi Tour

After breakfast, we will move to the north part of Georgia - Stepantsminda (Kazbegi). On the way, we will visit Zhinvali water reservoir, which is an extremely amazing green lake with water branches around hills full of trees. Next destination is a spectacular Ananuri architectural complex, a former summer residence of Aragvi Dukes, unique with its towers, dating back to the 16-17th centuries. From the highest tower of the fortress opens a superb view of Zhinvali reservoir and the fortress itself. After Ananuri, we proceed our way on the Georgian Military Road leading to Vladikavkaz, Russia and stop near White and Black Aragvi river brunches, which is a wonderful sight for everyone. Here, in Pasanauri, you can taste the best Georgian national food – Khinkali (it will be extra 20$). Gudauri is the next destination – a ski resort in Georgia from where opens a magnificent panoramic view of snow-capped mountains, which is truly astonishing. Next, you can taste Georgian mineral spring water that flows on a mountain slope and leaves stalagmitic rock – travertine. Our last stop is Kazbegi, a small town near Russian border, where you will see a stunning Mkinvartsveri – the seventh highest peak in the Caucasus Mountains. Reaching Gergeti Trinity Church located at an altitude of 2170 m. by a 4WD vehicle (it will be extra 20$) never leaves you insensitive. In case you are lucky in terms of weather conditions, you will have a perception of walking above clouds. (You can also visit a magnificent Gveleti waterfall and walk on a road through high cliffs. It is one of the biggest waterfalls in Georgia descending from one of the glorious cliffs in the rocky area full of different plants and wild flowers. Please note: if you add Gveleti waterfall to the tour, it will be extra ).

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 4: Free Day

On this day, you can take an optional tour, which will be an extra cost.

Borjomi Central Park

An optional Tbilisi – Borjomi – Bakuriani - Tbilisi Tour After Breakfast in the morning, we will visit Borjomi-Kharagauli National park and then move to Green Monastery - a monastery built in the heart of nature with evergreen trees, rivers, mountains and uncommon plants. After that, we will visit Bakuriani ski resort, which is crowded in all seasons since the environment is amazing. Here you can travel by a train - Borjomi–Bakuriani railway ‘Kukushka’ - through the nature. It is a 37.2-kilometre narrow railway line linking the town of Borjomi to the village and ski resort of Bakuriani in Georgia.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 5: Gori – Uplistsikhe Cave Town

In the morning, after breakfast you will visit a magnificent town Gori, where Joseph Stalin was born and grew up.You will visit the house museum of Stalin, which is on the way to Uplistsikhe – a rock –hewn city of the ancient time, where Alexander the Great walked and left his ruler. The city is a museum under the open sky with lots of caves and a tunnel. The ancient Silk Road that crossed the city. The city had everything what life needs. Uplistsikhe is a magical journey back in time. After Uplistsikhe, we will leave for Tbilisi.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 6: Bodbe – Sighnaghi

In the Morning, after breakfast, our tour guide and driver will lead you to the east part of Georgia – Kakheti, known as a wine region with its amazing vineyards causing never-ending memories especially in autumn when grapes are ripe and hanging from the wine trees. We will visit Bodbe – a burial place of saint Nino, who converted Georgian people to Christianity. Here you will enjoy views over Alazani Valley, beautiful nature that keeps you speechless and move to Sighnaghi – ‘a city of love,’ fortified by a defensive wall with towers facing the Greater Caucasus mountains. It is newly rebuilt city with fascinating streets and brown tile roofs. We will walk along the wall and breathe the fresh air of Sighnaghi. Next, we will have a wine degustation in one of the wine cellars in Kakheti.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 7: Departure

Tbilisi International Airport

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