Cultural Exploration

Mountaineering

 

EXPLORE GEORGIA IN 8 DAYS

Ananury
Georgia has served from the earliest times as a crossroad of cultures, with its traditions and values tightly kept during the turbulent history. While in Georgia you will explore a fascinating cross-road country – a mixture of cultures Europe and Asia. Travelers, public figures, writers and finally visitors have all remarked on beauty of landscapes and gorges, unique polyphonic music, dramatic mountains and surely delicious and original cuisine of Georgia. All these have evolved steadily over three millennia – along with an indigenous language and script.
This tour will show Georgia with its past glory and modern life. You will visit World Heritage Monasteries, Cathedrals and churches with early medieval frescoes, Imeretian Potstreasuries of pre-Christian and Christian periods in the State museums, artifacts at the ethnographic museum and more…
Tour starts with sightseeing tour of Tbilisi and continues to different provinces of Georgia: Khartli, Mtiuleti, Khevi, Imereti and Samtskhe-Javakheti. Over one week you will explore mountain villages, glorious landscapes, history, art and music, you will sample traditional Georgian dishes and famous Georgian wines.

Better to see it once with your own eyes then hear about it a hundred times!
 

RouteDRAFT ITINERARY
Day 1 - Arrival
Day 2 - Tbilisi sightseeing tour
Day 3 - Depart for Mtskheta. Continue via Ananuri complex to Gudauri
Day 4 - Explore Kazbegi area. Hike Gergeti Trinity church
Day 5 - Drive to Gori. Continue via cave city Uplistsikhe & Stalins museum to Akhaltsikhe
Day 6 - Visit cave complex Vardzia. Continue to Kutaisi.
Day 7 - Excursion to Bagrati Cathedral & Gelati Academy. Drive to Tbilisi
Day 8 - Departure



GENERAL
The tour provides package service, BB/HB in Tbilisi, FB in countryside. The program is also flexible and can be adjusted to clients demands and requirements.
Accommodation & Meals:
Hotels/guesthouses BB (1 night), HB (2 nights), FB (4 nights) as listed in the detailed program.
Mode of travel: coach/on foot.
Tour Staff & Support: Explore Leader, driver (s) and some local guides.
Group size: Not Limited

SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS
Special Highlights

Tbilisi City Tour: State Museum of history and art-treasuries of Georgia, Old Town;
Narikala Fortress 4th century;
Metekhi church 13th century; Anchiskhati basilica 6th century;
Sulfur bathes; Sioni Cathedral; Old Synagogue;
Mtskheta - an ancient capital of Georgia /UNESCO World Heritage Site/;
Ananury architectural complex 16-17th cc with frescos;
Georgian Military Highway;
Darialy Canyon - one of the exciting gorges;
Gergeti Trinity church of 14th century;
Uplistsikhe cave city from 1st mill BC;
Ateni Sioni church of 7th century with frescos;
Akhaltsikhe Castle 18th century;
Khertvisi Castle from 10th century;
Vardzia Rock-cut monastery complex of 12-13th centuries;
Kutaisi ancient city;
Gelati Academy of 12th century with mosaics and frescoes;
Bagrati Cathedral built in 1003;
Ubisi church 9th century;
 
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