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14 Day Cultural Tour
Day 1 Pick-up at Tbilisi International Airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Tbilisi / Mtskheta / Tbilisi

Visit the capital of Georgia - Tbilisi founded in 5th century AD. Nowadays Tbilisi is the main cultural, social and industrial center of Georgia. The oldest district of the city - Old Tbilisi and famous Sulfur Baths. Narikhala fortress built in 4th century. Metekhi Church - It was first built in 5th century when Vakhtang Gorgasali was the king of Kartli. There are breathtaking views of Old Tbilisi from the church. Trinity Church -is the biggest cathedral not only in Georgia, but also in whole Caucasus region. The height of cathedral is 100 meters. Great ecclesiastical relics are kept there. Georgian National Museum -Lots of specimen of cultural heritage of Georgia are kept in the museum. One of the most amazing exhibits are the prehistoric human remains/skulls found in Dmanisi region.

Mtskheta is considered to be the centre of Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - First church was built in 4th century. Afterwards during the centuries it became the largest and the most impressive church of Georgia. Christ's mantle is buried here, which was brought here from Jerusalem. The church is in UNESCO world heritage sites. Jvari Monastery - is a Georgian Orthodox monastery of the 6th century. There are picturesque views of both Tbilisi and Mtskheta from monastery territory.

Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 3: Tbilisi / David Gareja / Bodbe Monastery / Sighnaghi

David Gareja Monastery is situated deep in semi-desert about 75 km south-east of Tbilisi. The Monasteries were founded in the 6th century by the Christian Father St. David. Walk up to desert to explore some of the frescos of the 8th-13th c. and cave architecture. The area is also home to protected animal species and evidence of some of the oldest human habitations in the region. 


Bodbe Monastery built in 9th century - the cemetery place of of St. Nino's tomb that is still shown at the Bodbe Monastery in Kakheti region. St. Nino has become one of the most venerated saints of the Georgian Orthodox Church and her attribute, a Grapevine cross, is a symbol of Georgian Christianity. 

Sighnaghi is situated in the very eastern part of Georgia faces the Alazani field from the rising ground (750 m elevation), it is combined with the surroundings. The city of love is impossible to forget after having seen it. 


Overnight in Sighnaghi.
Day 4: Sighnaghi / Telavi / Ikalto / Alaverdi / Gremi / Nekresi / wine tour in Gurjaani / Back to Tbilisi

Telavi is the main city and administrative center of Georgia’s eastern province of Kakheti. Its population counts some 21 800 inhabitants (as of the year 2002). The city is located on foot-hills of Tsiv-Gombori Range at 500-800 meters above the sea level. The landscape of Telavi is scenic. The city is wrapped in picturesque landscapes from all sides. Telavi faces the Tsiv-Gombori Range to the south and south-west and borders on Alazani Valley to the north and east. The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, which runs to the north of the Alazani Valley, can be seen from most of Telavi.

Ikalto is a village about 10 km west of the town Telavi in Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia. It is mostly known for its monastery complex and the Ikalto Academy. An academy was founded at the monastery during king David the Builder by Arsen Ikaltoeli (Ikaltoeli means “from Ikalto”) in the early 12th century. The academy of Ikalto trained its students in theology, rhetoric, astronomy, philosophy, geography chanting but also more practical skills such as pottery making, metal work, viticulture and wine making and pharmacology.

Alaverdi is a Georgian Orthodox monastery located 25 km from Akhmeta, in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia. Parts of the monastery date back to 6th century. The present day cathedral dates to the 11th century.

Gremi is a 16th century architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels – in Kakheti, Georgia. The complex is what has survived from the once flourishing town of Gremi and is located east of the present-day village of the same name in the Kvareli district, 175 kilometers east of Tbilisi, capital of Georgia.

Nekresi is a historic town in Kakheti, Georgia in modern day Kvareli Municipality, near the village Shilda. The town was established by King Pharnajom (around 2nd-1st centuries BC). In 4th century AD, King Thrdat built a church in this place. This church became a refuge to one of the Assyrial fathers, Abibus, in the late 6th century. Around this time, Nekresi Episcopility was established, which existed until 19th century.

Georgia is considered to be a wine homeland. Feel the best flavors of centuries' of wine-making technology and explore the pleasure of finest Georgian cuisine with wine tours to Kakheti region. Departure to Tbilisi. 


Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 5: Tbilisi / Gudauri / Kazbegi / Gergeti Trinity Church / Darial Gorge  / Gveleti Falls / Gudauri

Gudauri is a ski resort located on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda District, along the Georgian Military Highway near the Cross Pass, at an elevation of 2 196meters (7 200ft) above sea level.

Kazbegi is very popular for the trekking opportunities in the visually spectacular surrounding mountains, its views of the mighty Mount Kazbeg, and for the beautiful view from the town of the Holy Trinity Church (14th century) outlined against Mount Kazbeg itself. It is the monument built on the highest spot in Europe. Center of the region is Stepantsminda village, situated at the foot of Mount Kazbek.

Darial Gorge – known as well as Iberian gates or Caucasian Gates is at the east base of Mount Kazbek, pierced by the river Terek for a distance of 8 metres between vertical walls of rock (1800 m/5900 ft)

Departure to Gudauri / Overnight in Gudauri.
Day 6: Gudauri / Gori – Joseph Stalin Museum / Uplistsikhe / Borjomi National Park / Bakuriani

Gori - Joseph Stalin Museum – The main corpus of the complex is a large palazzo in Stalinist Gothic style, begun in 1951 ostensibly as a local history museum, but clearly intended to become a memorial to Stalin, who died in 1953. The exhibits are divided into six halls in roughly chronological order, and contain many items actually or allegedly owned by Stalin, including some of his office furniture, his personal effects and gifts made to him over the years. There is also much illustration by way of documentation, photographs, paintings and newspaper articles.

Uplistsikhe - "the lord's fortress", which is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia. Built on a high rocky left bank of Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the 2nd ML BC to the Late Middle Ages, and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures.

The history of the park dates back to Medieval times when it was used primarily by the local aristocracy for hunting.

Bakuriani is a ski resort. The region around Bakuriani is covered by coniferous forests. The resort lies 30km from Borjomi and is located within the so-called Bakuriani Depression/caldera. Highest mountain of the resort used for skiing is called Mount Kokhta at around 2 200 meters above sea level.

Overnight in Bakuriani.
Day 7: Bakuriani / Borjom-Kharagauli  National Reserve / Khertvisi fortress / Vardzia / Bakuriani

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Reserve  is a protected area in central Georgia is one of the largest national parks in Europe, it includes six administrative districts stretching from the resort of Borjomi to the town of Kharagauli. The total area of the park is 5, 3 thousand square kilometers, i.e., 7.6% of the total territory of Georgia. Its particular uniqueness is diversity of geographical and ecological zones, landscapes, historical monuments and rich flora and fauna.

Khertvisi fortress is one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia and was functional throughout the Georgian feudal period. It is situated in Southern Georgia, in Meskheti region. The fortress was first build in the 2nd century BC. The church was built in 985, and the present walls build in 1354. As the legend says, Khertvisi was destroyed by Alexander the Great.

Visit to Vardzia (12th c.) – a rock-hewn complex on the left bank of the river Mtkvari. Initially planned as a town-fortress, the complex became a well fortified monastery, which had a significant role in political, cultural, educational and spiritual life of the country. In the middle of the complex there is a Church of Assumption, richly decorated with mural paintings.

Departure to Bakuriani / Overnight in Bakuriani.
Day 8: Bakuriaini / Kutaisi / Gelati  Monastery / Bagrati Chathedral / Sataplia / Kutaisi

Kutaisi, the second largest city of Georgia in its west part founded about III AD, former capital of the west Georgian Kingdom Colchis, to which is related the myth of Golden Fleece and Argonauts.

Bagrati Temple (11th c.) and Gelati Monastery (12th c.), both are the UNESCO Heritage sites.

Sataplia Cave where one can observe footprints of Dinosaurs.

Departure to Kutaisi / Overnight in Kutaisi.
Day 9: Kutaisi / Mestia / Mestia surroundings / Mestia State Museum

Mestia is a highland small town (daba) in northwest Georgia, at an elevation of 1,500 meters in the Caucasus Mountains. Historically and ethnographically, Mestia has always been regarded a chief community of Zemo, or Upper Svaneti province. Despite its small size, the town was an important centre of Georgian culture for centuries and contains a number of medieval monuments - churches and forts - included in a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Mestia State Museum collection description: The museum houses more than 4.000 items: archaeological objects discovered in Svaneti region, unique samples of engraved and painted icons (of special interest are X-XII c.c. icons), religious objects (IX-XIV c.c.), manuscripts (XI-XIII c.c.), weapons and armor, iron and cooper items, wooden ethnographic objects, adornments, silverware, textiles, etc.

Overnight in Mestia.
Day 10: Mestia / Mestia grove / Ushguli / Mestia

Ushguli is considered to be the highest inhabited village in Europe  at 2200m above sea level. Also the villages of Ushguli contain buildings that are part of the UNESCO Heritage site of Upper Svaneti. Laghami Saint George’s church (7th – 12th c.c) and Svan dwelling complex. Visit to the church of St. George in Nakipari (1130 AD) and Ethnographic museum in Ushguli.

Departure to Mestia / Overnight in Mestia.
Day 11: Mestia / Nokalakevi / Batumi

Nokalakevi, also known as Archaeopolis, is a village and archaeological site in the Senaki municipality, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region of Georgia.Nokalakevi played a pivotal part in the major wars fought between the Byzantines and Sasanians in the South Caucasus during the sixth century AD. It was one of the key fortresses guarding Lazika (modern Mingrelia) from Sasanian, Persian and Iberian (East Georgian/Kartlian) attack.

Batumi is a seaside city in Black Sea coast and capital of Adjara region. Batumi serves as an important port and a commercial center. It is situated in a subtropical zone.

Overnight in Batumi.
Day 12: Batumi / Green Cape / Gonio fortress / Sarpi / Batumi

Green Cape is a well-tended area displaying a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. It may contain specialist plant collections such as cacti and succulent plants, herb gardens, plants from particular parts of the world, and so on. You will visit greenhouses, shadehouses, again with special collections such as tropilcal plants, alpine plants or other exotic plants.

Gonio fortress  is a Roman fortification in Adjara, 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 the Natural History (1st 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.

Sarpi is a border village on the coast of the Black Sea, about 12 km south of Batumi  on the border between Turkey and Georgia. It is inhabited by the Laz.

Departure to Batumi / overnight in Batumi.
Day 13: Free day in Batumi
Day 14: Batumi / Tbilisi / Folk show and a dinner at a restaurant in Tbilisi

Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 15: Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport / Departure
Service includes: -Accommodation; -Transportation;
-Guide assistance;
-Meals: BB in Tbilisi; HB in regions.


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