Day 1-Tbilisi city tour
Day 2-Kakheti- KTW wine factory, Bodbe convent, Signagi city of love
Day 3- Jinvali reservoir, Ananuri fortress, Gudauri and kazbegi
Day 4 - Ulistcikhe cave city, Gori and Borjomi
DAY 5- Jvari monastery, Mtskheta and Funiculare tower Tbilisi
1st day Tbilisi city tour
9.30 am The guide will meet you at your hotel for a sightseeing tour in Tbilisi. Start at Holy Trinity Cathedral, one of the largest orthodox cathedrals in the world. Continue to Metekhi church and the monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Take the cable car to Narikala Fortress and statue of Mother of Georgia to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Walk down to the district of Sulphur bath houses passing by the only mosque in Tbilisi. Stroll through the Sharden area full of narrow streets with cozy cafés, wine tasting bars, souvenir shops, and breathe in the living past. Visit Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica, and the clock tower of famous Rezo Gabriadze Theatre
Duration: 3-5 hours
2nd day kakheti wine tour
After breakfast 9,00am depart towards the Kakheti region of Georgia, the cradle of Georgian winemaking. Our first stop will be at Patardzeuli wine factory, you will taste 5 tips of different wine and Brandy. The next stop will be to the field for horseback riding( its optional, 20L pax). The next stop is Bodbe convent. As the legend says, it is a burial place of St. Nino, who converted Georgia to Christianity in the 4th century. Since 1889 Bodbe complex functions as a nunnery. Continue driving to Sighnaghi, the city of love and the Royal Town. Historically, one of the crossroads of the Great Silk Road is surrounded by defensive walls with 23 towers. According to your Next stop will be at the restaurant. Return to Tbilisi.
Duration: 10-12 hours
3rd day Ananuri-Gudauri-Kazbegi
At 09:00, our guide-driver will pick you up at your hotel in Tbilisi. The route will take over the Georgian Military Highway up North towards the border with Russia. Your first stop will be at Jinvali water reservoir. The next stop is Ananuri complex, a former residence of Argveti Dukes. The complex features churches and towers dating back to the 16-17th centuries, beautifully overlooking the Jinvali reservoir. Continue our drive to see the conjunction of two small mountain rivers famous for the fact that being different in color they still keep their own colors even after merge. We will then drive over the Cross Pass and make a short stop at the Soviet-era “People’s Friendship” mountain viewpoint overlooking a deep gorge of Caucasus mountain range. In Kazbegi, we will change our vehicle to a four-wheel-drive car (50Lari if snowy) to reach Gergeti Holy Trinity Church located on an altitude of 2170 m, and enjoy breathtaking views of Mt Kazbegi. In the end, you will go to some nice restaurant for lunch.
Drive back to Tbilisi. Drop-off at your hotel.
Duration: 10-12 hours
4th day Uplistsikhe-Borjomi.
9.00am you will start your tour toward Uplistsikhe, an ancient cave town and one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. The town represents a complex of various structures dating from the 12 cent. BC to the 17th cent. AD.
Drive to Borjomi, the town famous for the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Experience winter trekking through the park on snowshoes (up to five hours). Have a picnic lunch during the trek, surrounded by the magical winter forest.
5th day Jvari-Mtsketa
10 am pick up from the hotel and move to Mtskheta. The ancient city is one of the oldest towns and the cultural and religious center of Georgia. Mtskheta was the capital of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the third century BC. Visit Jvari Church, a true architectural masterpiece of the early Medieval Period built on a hilltop. You will enjoy the views of the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Visit Svetitskhoveli, the main cathedral of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is being kept. Return to Tbilisi. Drop off at your hotel/place.
back to Tbilisi, you will visit a funicular tower by train.
Duration of tour: 6-8 hours