Georgia

Best of Georgia/5 days

The beautiful and diverse country of Georgia with rich history, beautiful cities, breathtaking landscapes and welcoming people. If you enjoy warm hospitality, good food, exploring history and culture, then a visit to Georgia is a must.

Program:

Day 1:  Arrival to Georgia. Tbilisi city tour
Day 2 : Tbilisi – Kazbegi-Tbilisi
Day 3:  Tbilisi – Borjomi-Khertvisi-Vardzia-Rabat-Akhaltsikhe
Day 4 :  Akhaltsikhe-Uplistsikhe- Mtskheta-Tbilisi
Day 5 : Departure from Georgia

Program Details:

Day 1:  Arrival to Georgia. Tbilisi city tour

Transfer from Tbilisi airport to a hotel, check-in. Breakfast.   Tbilisi city tour : Abanotubani is a district of sulfur baths. Narikala Fortress-also called the mother fortress of Tbilisi,  is an ancient symbol of Tbilisi’s defence. The fortress was established in the 4th century. Statue ‘The Mother of Georgia’– the statue is located outside of Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, and can be seen for miles around. The view of Metekhi church (XIII c), with the equestrian statue of Vakhtang Gorgasali below it, is one of the most widespread images of Tbilisi.  Having crossed Metekhi bridge , we will find ourselves on a street named after French traveler Jean Chardin. You will pass by picturesque narrow streets and see the Sioni Cathedral – One of the oldest and certainly  one of the most famous temple of Georgia. Anchiskhati Basilica of Saint Mary – the oldest church in Tbilisi, dating back to the early period of Georgian Christianity in the sixth century. Rustaveli Avenue & Liberty Square – formerly known as Golovin Street, Rustaveli Avenue is an avenue in central Tbilisi named after the medieval Georgian poet, Shota Rustaveli. The Avenue starts at Freedom Square and extends for about 1.5 km in length. Rustaveli is often considered as the main thoroughfare of Tbilisi due to a large number of governmental, public, cultural, and business buildings that are located along or near the Avenue. Visit in National Museum. Georgian National Museum maps the development of Georgia’s material culture from the Bronze Age to the early 20th century. The Treasury holds a stunning collection of intricate jewellery and artefacts wrought in gold and silver, dating back thousands of years. Dinner. Overnight

Day 2:  Tbilisi – Kazbegi-Tbilisi

Breackfast. Today we will have a trip across Georgian Military Highway in the South Caucasus. It is one of the most spectacular roads in this region. It passes the spectacular Ananuri fortress, then climbs the sides of the dramatic Aragvi River Valley, then over the Jvari Pass (2395m) and down into Kazbegi (1700m). Surrounded by gigantic mountains, Kazbegi is a picturesque settlement overlooked by one of the biggest peak –Mount Kazbek (5047m) – one of the six 5000 metre peaks of the Caucasus. The Sameba Church in Gergeti is beautifully situated on the hill above the town and provides splendid views of Mt. Kazbek. The region, with its many valleys and peaks is one of the most popular walking destinations in Georgia. The nearby Chaukhi Mountains provide superb rock-climbing, with numerous routes. The Gudauri ski resort located just the other side of the Cross Pass on the southern slopes of the Caucasus offers the best skiing and heli-skiing in the Caucasus. Return to Tbilisi. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 3 :  Tbilisi – Borjomi-Khertvisi-Vardzia-Rabat-Akhaltsikhe

Breakfast. Check-out. Departure to Akhaltsikhe  but first we are going to visit the town of Borjomi – the most popular resort which Is famous for it’s  mineral waters. We are going to take a walk on the alleys of the Borjomi Park, also our tourists will have a chance to taste real Borjomi right from the spring. This water has an amazing ability to cure lots of diseases including: digesting tract and renal diseases, also it helps with the metabolism problems and cholecystitis .
Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park is the oldest and the largest of the protected areas in Georgia. This unique nature preserve, located in central Georgia on the right bank of the river Mtkvari, encompasses 76,000 ha of land and stretches across parts of the Tori, Imereti and Samtskhe regions. With its exceptional location and climate, the park is famous for its diverse forests, flora and fauna. And Borjomi mineral water with its curing qualities is known in the world as the Queen of mineral waters.  Wisit in the Fortress Rabat. On the way to Vardzia stop at the Khertvisi  Fortress -  a medieval fortress on the border of Samtskhe and Javakheti, it stands on the strategically important venue, at the confluence of rivers Paravani and Mtkvari, on the high rocky mountain.  Visit in The cave city of Vardzia (1156-1203) in Javakheti, is a cultural symbol with a special place in the hearts of Georgians. Return to Akhaltsikhe. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 4 : Akhaltsikhe-Uplistsikhe-Mtskheta-Tbilisi

Breakfast. Check out. Departure to Tbilisi. On the way we will visit the cave city Uplistsikhe from the 1stmillennium BC. And Mtskheta - Georgia‘s ancient capital, a little town about 20 km to the north of Tbilisi. It is home to a number of very important Georgian religious sites and functions to this day as a kind of spiritual heart of Georgia. It was in Mtskheta that Georgia adopted Christianity in the 4th century (year 326). Visit in Jvari Church . VIth-century Jvari Church, is actually located not far from Mtskheta on a hill, above the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Visit in Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.  an enormous church originally built in the 4th century and rebuilt in the 11th century. The cathedral’s most incredible claim extends to Jesus Christ, whose robe,  brought to Mtskheta from Jerusalem following his crucifixion, is said to be stored here. Dinner  with folk program and overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 5: Departure from Georgia

Early breakfast. Check out. Transfer to the airport. Departure from Tbilisi.