Explore Tbilisi- a charming and colorful capital of Georgia. Walk in the narrow streets of the town to soak up in the spirit of the city; its architecture and people. The city counts over 1500 years and served as the main political and economic center of the country. Throughout its existence the city has suffered many invasions and foreign influences which have left the traces on appearance of the city. During the day we will explore Bath area; Narikalacastle ; Synagogue; Sioni Cathedral. After exploring old town enjoy delightful lunch in the city center.
Evening – BH at Republic with live music
Tour to ancient capital Mtskheta
In the morning meet the guide at the hotel lobby. Drive towards Mtskheta, ancinet capital of eastern Georgian Kingdom – Kartli. Followed by short drive we will arrive to Jvari monastery. Founded in early 7th c. The monastery sits on the top of the mountain overlooking beautiful views of the town Mtskheta. Next drive to Svetitskhoveli cathedral- visit the 11th c masterpiece of Georgian religious architecture. The Cathedral is surrounded by the defensive walls. Once we get inside the temple we will see beautiful interior decorated with frescoes from the 17th c. Visit the monument. Enjoy the walk in the area old town.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Day trip to Central Georgia/Gori & Uplistikhe
Explore center of Georgia- Kartli province. The region is famous for its roch history shown in many monuments and archaeological sights. We will spend the day travelling across the lands of the region and visit the most interesting hisoric sights of the area.
Meet the guide and driver in the hotel lobby. Start driving towards town Gori. the town has been settled from the 1st millenium BC, though in present times it is most well known as the birthplace of J.Stalin. Up to present there is the museum dedicated to him. The museum consists of three parts: The main exhibition; house and private train carriage. The main exhibitions consists of rich photoarchives depicting different phases of Stalin’s life and political career. The visitors are shown some of his personal items. During the visit guests will see the house in which stalin lived and personal carriage stalin travelled during WWII. After the museum visit drive towards Uplistsikhe ancinet cave town- dating from the first half of the 1st millennium BC. The famous “Fortress of God” is first mentioned in the chronicles of the 1st century A.D. Carved into the rocky plateau you find huge echoing halls, long meandering corridor-streets, chambers for pagan worship, water supply system, secret tunnel, market and the remains of Georgia’s oldest theatre, complete with auditorium, stage and orchestra pit. Explore the area. Lunch will be served at the local restaurant with traditional Georgian cuisine. Arrive back to Tbilisi.
Drive to Tsinandali
Visit local area & Prince Aleksander Chavchavadze’s Estate & Museum
Explore the fortified towns and monasteries of east Georgia.
Meet guide early in the morning at the hotel lobby. Drive towards historic part of Kakheti region – Kiziki, former Kambechovani. The province played significant role in the history of Georgia. The area is well know for its strong people; historic monuments and beautiful land. Followed by short drive arrive to Sighnaghi- charming 18th c town is nestled on the top of the hill overlooking Alazani Valley and Great Caucasus Mountains. The town is famous for its fortified wall, twisty narrow streets decorated with colorful wooden balconies. Enjoy the walk in the area. Wine tasting and lunch at a small boutique wine restaurant, where the guests will taste local natural wine paired with delicious local food. Visit local museum with interesting exhibition of archaeologic funds and canvases of famous primitivist artist- Niko Pirosmani. Continue trip towards Bodbe Covnent. Visit the monastery decorated with beautiful frescoes from the 1820’s. The inner walls depict scenes from the Old and New Testament. Bodbe is one of the most beloved places for Georgians, as tomb of St Nino is located in the main temple. St Nino (a young woman who Christianized Georgia in early 4 th c. ) Explore the vicinity.
Late afternoon return back to the hotel.
Check-out; transfer to the airport
The price for group rate : per person in DBL 1650 Euro Single supplement 2120 Euro