DISCOVER GEORGIA

DISCOVER GEORGIA
Discover Georgia
April -October
8 days / 7 nights
Any
Tbilisi International Airport
Tbilisi International Airport
Various
Brand new luxury vehicles
English-speaking
24 hour service

The resilience of the Georgian spirit shapes all the prominent aspects of traveling here. Throughout history, this fascinating country has offered the world everything from cowboys to wine and it will definitely blow your mind, with its warm-hearted people, the stunning countryside, Tbilisi’s nightlife, excellent cuisine, polyphonic music etc… 

What’s so special about this tour? This is a spectacular way to explore Georgia’s stunning landscapes, unbelievably tasteful food, great wine, magical towns, and historical places. See heaven in a luxurious way.

Our private guides are knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. Service stands out with its high quality and guides are always ready to lead you in the places that will absolutely win you over with subtle charms and gentle nudges.                                               

Last, but not least, you should know, that every tour is tailored to you based on your taste and preferences. Whether you prefer visiting Major attractions or off-the-beaten places. In any way, we will ensure unbelievably memorable time in Georgia. Let us know your interests so that we will propose an ideal itinerary for you.   

DAY 1

ARRIVAL IN TBILISI 

Arrival in Tbilisi, Airport meeting & greeting, transfer to the hotel, overnight.      

DAY 2

TBILISI - KAKHETI REGION (BODBE - SIGHNAGHI - GURJAANI) - TBILISI      

After breakfast at the hotel tour to Kakheti region(110 km to the first destination, Bodbe).           

Kakheti is synonymous with wine. There are hundreds of different grapes grown here, and every village has its own particular variety. Kakhetians are usually characterized as less effusive than West Georgians, but very hospitable.      

Visit The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe(9th century), nested among tall Cypress trees on a steep hillside overlooking the Alazani Valley, where it commands breathtaking views of the Greater Caucasus mountains.           

Proceed to Sighnaghi (2 km from Bodbe), Kakhetian town surrounded by the ancient wall, settled since the Paleolithic period.      

Sighnaghi offers picturesque landscapes, pastel houses, and narrow, cobblestone streets. Located on a steep hill, Sighnaghi overlooks the vast Alazani Valley, with the Caucasus Mountains visible at a distance. (Walking tour of Sighnaghi, Photography, enjoying landscapes).    

Proceed to Gurjaani (23 km from Sighnaghi) and visiting Local Wine House, a family business run by locals, who do not like to call it a "business", but rather "Sharing Georgian hospitality and traditions".     

Taking masterclasses in baking Georgian bread - "Shoti", Georgian cheese-filled bread - "Khachapuri" and traditional Georgian sweet - "Churchkhela". You will have an opportunity to attend the brewing of Georgian Vodka (“Zavodoba”), which is a very interesting process; you will also see how traditional Georgian bread is baked and how Churchkhela is made. A brief lecture will be provided about masterpieces of Georgian cuisine, such as Khachapuri, Khinkali, Mtsvadi and many other Georgian dishes. You will have an opportunity to participate in this process and master old Georgian culinary technologies and finally taste the dishes made by your own hands. All this will be provided in a pleasant ethnographic environment decorated with old Georgian exhibits and other interesting things.         

Wine tasting: Kakheti region is famous for its ancient winegrowing traditions and hospitality. As a guest of the wine house you have an opportunity to taste several kinds of wine produced by family methods as well as by factory methods. There is 2 centuries old press (equipment used for wine squeezing), which is until now used for the purpose of making wine and which presents the pride of the cellar. Here you can also see old earthen crocks (“kvevri”), where different types of wine are stored. Guests can bottle wine which they take out of “kvevri” with their own hands and purchase it in a sealed condition.         

And now it's time for Georgian "SUPRA" - which means "feast"- but is something more than that, much more unique and unforgettable. While enjoying the various assortment of delicious Georgian dishes, your host family dressed in national clothing - Chokha, will make sure to provide you with loads of moments to remember.           

Return to Tbilisi (115 km from Gurjaani). Free evening, overnight at the hotel.     

DAY 3

TBILISI - JVARI - GUDAURI - STEPANTSMINDA(KAZBEGI) - GERGETI - STEPANTSMINDA 

Breakfast and checkout from the hotel. Drive to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) town,  157km from Tbilisi, 1740m above sea level, on the south slopes of Caucasus main range, along the Georgian military highway. This ancient route through the Caucasus has been much celebrated by everyone from poets to guidebook writers. The road is remarkable for its landscapes, flora and fauna, people and history, and many travelers to Georgia will regard this as a highlight of their visit.          

Stop at Jvari monastery near Mtskheta(26km from Tbilisi). The name of this monastery is translated as the "Monastery of the Cross". Its construction is dated back to the sixth century and stands on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia.   

Proceed to Gudauri (106km from Jvari monastery), a famous Georgian ski resort, located on the south-facing plateau of Greater Caucasus Mountain range. Stop at the panoramic view site in Gudauri for photography and enjoying landscapes.  

Drive to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) town (35km from Gudauri), hotel accommodation, lunch at the hotel.

Visit Gergeti Trinity Church(14th century), which is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri, at an elevation of 2170 meters (7120 feet), under mount Kazbegi. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia. The church is a popular waypoint for trekkers in the area, but we will reach it by jeep up a rough mountain trail (~30 minutes).

Return to the hotel in Stepantsminda, a free evening, overnight.       

DAY 4

STEPANTSMINDA - ANANURI - KUTAISI - BATUMI       

Breakfast and checkout from the hotel. Drive to  Ananuri fortified monastery (89km from Stepantsminda). Ananuri is a castle complex set on the Aragvi river. The fortifications consist of two castles joined by a crenelated curtain wall. The upper fortification with a large square tower, known as Sheupovari, is well preserved and is the location of the last defense of the Aragvi against the Shamshe. The lower fortification, with a round tower, is mostly in ruins.          

Proceed to Batumi, famous Georgian resort on the Black Sea, lunch in a Georgian restaurant in Kutaisi en route (Distance from Ananuri to Kutaisi 240km).     

Arrival in Batumi (115km from Kutaisi), hotel accommodation, free evening and overnight.         

DAY 5

BATUMI        

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a walking tour along the new boulevard of Batumi.           

Drive to Castle of Gonio, the ancient site of Apsarus, a well-preserved Roman castrum built in the third century.          

Return to Batumi, lunch in a restaurant on the beach.         

Free time for leisure. 

Overnight at the hotel.          

DAY 6

BATUMI - UPLISTSIKHE - SVETITSKHOVELI - TBILISI     

Breakfast and checkout from the hotel. Drive to Uplistsikhe cave town(306km from Batumi), which is one of the oldest places of settlement in the Caucasus. It was founded in the late Bronze Age, (around 900 BC), but developed mainly from the 5th century to the 1st centuries BC. Before Georgia became a Christian country, this was a special site for pagan rituals. The main caravan road from Asia to Europe used to run just 2km north of the city, which became a very important trade center.            

Proceed to Mtskheta (60km from Uplistsikhe), lunch in a Georgian restaurant.      

Visit Svetitskhoveli cathedral(4th century) located in the historic town of Mtskheta. A masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages, Svetitskhoveli is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is currently the second largest church building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral.          

Proceed to Tbilisi(26km from Mtskheta), hotel accommodation, free time, overnight.       

DAY 7

TBILISI HALF DAY CITY TOUR - FREE TIME - FAREWELL DINNER      

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for Tbilisi city tour.  

Visit the old part of the city: Metekhi church (12th century) & Abanotubani - natural sulfur springs, bath–houses built in XVI-XVII cc.  

Walking through some narrow streets (typical for old Tbilisi) where taverns, cafes, carpet, and souvenir shops are situated. Visit the Peace Bridge,  a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge, a steel and glass construction illuminated with numerous LEDs, over the Mtkvari river.      

Walk to Rike park (Europe Square) and reaching Narikala on the cable car. Narikala is the main fortress of Tbilisi, offering panoramic views over the old and new city. A great place for photography and enjoying city views.

Walk from Rike park to Freedom Square and continue walking tour through Rustaveli avenue.   

Return to the hotel, free time for leisure.      

7PM - Pick up from the hotel and drive to Georgian restaurant for farewell dinner. Transfer to the hotel and overnight.      

DAY 8

DEPARTURE FROM TBILISI

Check out from the hotel, transfer to Tbilisi international airport, Departure.        


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Local taxes.     

  • Admission fees to museums and sightseeing destinations(as per itinerary);   

  • English -speaking guide service;         

  • Full transportation and transfers as specified in itinerary;    

  • Wine tasting, Masterclasses and Folk show in Gurjaani(Kakheti region);     

  • Plain water on the bus (1 bottle per person a day);         

  • Half board meal plan (as per itinerary);         

  • Hotel accommodation on DBL occupancy;   


PRICE:

We recommend the following guidelines for this tour, excluding international flights:

  • 5-star: USD $180 - $300+ per person per day
  • 4-star: Average USD $150 per person per day
  • 3-star: Average USD $100 per person per day

For this customized package, the price depends upon variables such as your chosen travel dates, hotel options and program preferences. Please contact us for a personalized quote.