Welcome to 5 unforgettable days in Georgia! Enjoy sightseeing and Georgian hospitality. See 40 million years old unique exhibits in Georgia National Museum. Go to Mtskheta to see the former capital of Eastern Georgia kingdom, which now is under UNESCO protection. Travel to Kartli region to visit museum of Stalin in the city of Gori and Uplistsikhe – rock-cut ancient village (I millennium BC). Have a trip to Signaghi to see the Bodbe Monasteri, enjoy a breathtaking scenery of Caucasian mountings and Alazany valley. Find out facts about wine making history and see artefacts in Velistsikhe museum. See Georgian winery and vineyards. Visit the 16th century fortress and castle, 9th century monastery and ancient churches.
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Main Highlights & Sites to Visit:
Holy Trinity Cathedral, Georgian National Museum , Rustaveli Avenue, Metekhi Church (13th c.), Naricala Fortress (4th c.), Tbilisi Mosque (19th c.), Legutakheuli waterfall, Sulfur Bathhouse District, Maidan Square, Sharden & King Erekle II streets, Sioni Cathedral (13th c.), Anchiskhati Basilica (7th c.)
Bodbe Monasteri (9th c.), Signaghi Town, Telavi City, Gremi Citadel and Church of Archangels (16th c.), Nekresi Monastery Complex, Velistsikhe Museum, Tsinandali, Alexandre Chavchavadze Museum
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th c.) (UNESCO), Jvari Monastery (6th c.) (UNESCO)
Gori Town, Museum and House of Stalin, Uplistsikhe Caves 1st millennium B.C.
1 DAY. TBILISI
Transfer from airport. Enjoy tour of Tbilisi historical district. Visit Holy Trinity Cathedral (Sameba) built in 21st c which presents a mixture of traditional Georgian church architecture. Afterwards visit Golden Treasury of Georgian National Museum on Rustaveli Avenue. The Museum houses various archeological collections. Some of artifacts are dating back to 40 million years. Continue the tour from Meteckhi plateau and visit Metekhi Church of 13th c. overlooking Mktvari river. Nearby the church stands the monument of king Vakhtang I Gorgosali (Vakhtang the Wolf Head) who established the city of Tbilisi – the capital of Easter Georgia. Continue to Narikala fortress by cable car and enjoy views of the city from the top. The fortress was built first built in 4th c. AD. Stroll down to the old city and visit Tbilisi Mosque, Legutakhevi (Fig ravine) waterfall and take a walk towards Sulfur bathehouse district – one of the oldest districts in Tbilisi. Walk on Maidan square. Sharden and Erekle II streets. Lots of cafes and pubs, souvenir shops and art galleries are located here. Sioni Cathedral the former seat of patriarch, also stands here. The Cathedral was built in 6th – 7th cc. Continue to Anchiskhati basilica, which is the oldest church in Tbilisi dating from 7th c. Excursion with a break for lunch.
In the evening dinner in authentic restaurant with entertaining program – Georgian polyphonic singing, folk dances and music.
Overnight in Tbilisi hotel.
2 DAY.TBILISI – MTSKHETA – JVARI – GORI – UPLISTSIKHE –TBILISI
After breakfast drive to Mtskheta, one of the oldest Georgian cities, which was a capital of Eastern Georgia up to the 5th c. then the court was moved to Tbilisi. Archeologists discovered remains of the city dating back to 1000 year BC.
Mtskheta is a popular tourist destination as it contains two of the UNESCO World Heritage sites – Svetitskhoveli Cathedral of 12th c. and Jvari monastery of 6th c. Both of the sites represent true masterpiece of different styles of Georgian church architecture.
Visit the museum and house of Joseph Stalin, located in Gori town, where Stalin was born. The museum presents items related to Soviet leader’s life.
Continue to Uplistsikhe, an ancient village, located near Gori. Uplistsikhe is a rock-cut town approximately covering 8 ha., can be divided into 3 parts, the middle one is the largest and connected to the other two with passes and tunnels. The complex contains structures dating back to Early Iron Age.
Drive back to Tbilisi. Night in the hotel in Tbilisi.
3 DAY. TBILISI – TSINANDALI - GREMI -NEKRESI – VELISTSIKHE – SIGNAGI
After breakfast in the hotel drive to Kakheti – a region known for its wine-making traditions. Visit Tsinandali to see the house-museum of Kakheti nobleman Alezandre Chavchavadze 19th c. Have excursion at the residence, English-French garden and wine-cellar.
After the lunch we drive to see Gremi – royal citadel of 16th century Kakheti kingdom and Church of Achangels (16-17 cc.).
Kvareli Winery and wine cellar. Traditional Georgian wine and cha-cha tasting.
Next site to see is Nekresi (7th c.) – one of the largest monastery complexes in Kakheti region. Drive back to Telavi.
After breakfast continue our tour through the Kakhety Province to Velistsikhe village with one of the oldest wine cellars in Kakheti dating back to 16th c. During the excursion in the museum you’ll find antique exhibits connected to the wine making process in traditional Georgian vessel of Qvevri. After excursion enjoy wine-tasting in Velistsikhe wine-cellar.
Arrive to Signagi. Dinner in Signagi restaurant. Overnight in Signaghi hotel.
4 DAY. SIGHNAGHI – BODBE – TBILISI
10:00 After breakfast visit Bodbe Nunnery of 9th c. – a functioning nunnery and a place where St. Nino (Georgian female evangelist) relics are shrine.
Sighnagi – a small town, surrounded with 18th c. defensive structures. Take a walk in Sighnaghi. Visit Sighnaghi museum, where you find the permanent exhibition of the famous artist of the late 19th – early 20th century, Niko Pirosmanashvili often known simply as Niko Pirosmani.
Night in the hotel in Tbilisi.
DAY 5. departure from Tbilisi
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out until 12:00 pm. Transfer to airport. Departure. End of service.
2 people – 570 €
4 people – 485 €
6 people – 455 €
8 people – 395 €
10 people – 370 €
Single room supplement: 120 €
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