Day 1: Departure
Day 2: Tbilisi
Arrive in Tbilisi previous evening or early in the morning. Transfer to the hotel and time for rest.
Historic part of Tbilisi is located at the foot of Narikala Fortress. It charms visitors with its romantic, narrow streets, beautiful facades and picturesque sites next to each other, including Metekhi Church, Synagogue, Sioni Cathedral, Bridge of Peace, Anchiskhati Church and famous sulphur bathhouses. Its modern part is no less impressive, especially Rustaveli Avenue with its exquisite, 19th century architecture. Visit the treasury of Georgian museum (Golden artifacts from 1st millennium BC). Free time. Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight in a hotel in Tbilisi.
Day 3: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Kutaisi (280 km)
Today you have to leave the capital and explore various, exciting, picturesque parts of Georgia. Drive to visit the old capital of Georgia - Mtskheta (UNESCO Word Heritage). Christianity in Georgia started from this town in 4th century. If you visit Jvari Monastery at the top of a high cliff, you can have a splendid panoramic view of how two rivers, Aragvi and Mtkvari join each other, as well as the great view on Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century), spiritual centre of the country. Continue to drive to Western part of Geoergia to the town of Kutaisi. Visit Gelati Monastery (12th century) – UNESCO World heritage site. Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Kutaisi.
Day 4: Kutaisi – Uplitsikhe – Gudauri (330 km)
In the morning visit Bagrati cathedral – symbol of the unification of Georgia in 11th century. Drive to the cave town of Uplistsikhe, built back in the 1st millennium, BC by pagan tribes. There was a pass of Silk Road, whose traces are still seen. Driving along the Georgian Military Highway. Visit Ananuri Fortress overlooking Jinvali water reservoir and continue to drive to ski resort Gudauri. Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Gudauri.
Day 5: Gudauri – Stepantsminda – Tbilisi (210 km)
In the morning drive to the town Stepantsminda. On arrival in Kazbegi, walk up (3,5 hrs.) to Gergeti Trinity Church, which is situated on the slopes of Kazbegi Peak (5047m). Then drive through the picturesque Dariali-gorge. In the afternoon arrive in Tbilisi. Dinner in a restaurant with Georgian dances. Overnight in a hotel in Tbilisi.
* Instead of walking it’s possible to take a 4 WD car to drive up to Gergeti.
Day 6: Tbilisi – Signagi – Tbilisi (270 km)
Visiting eastern region of Kakheti, noted for its hospitality and winemaking. Visiting the grave of St.Nino, who brought Christianity to Georgia, in Bodbe Convent. Next to it is situated a beautiful town of Signagi, with a picturesque view on Alazani Valley. It is surrounded by defensive wall built in 18th century. Sightseeing the town. Continue to drive to a village, get to know Georgian way of wine-making in a farmer’s house. Wine-tasting wine in a wine cellar and lunch with home-made dishes. Back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 7: Departure
Transfer to the airport and departure.
* Season – from May to mid October
* Suitable for FIT and group requests
* 7 days / 6 nights
* from / to airport in Tbilisi
* Transfers according to the program
* English speaking guide
* Entrance fees
* Meals: 5×B, 1×L, 4×D