Date: 13-18 May, 13-18 July, 1-6 Oct 2020
Hike along green hills in Caucasus mountains, Svaneti, Georgia
Metekhi Church of Assumption in Tbilisi, Georgia
Prometheus Cave at Tskaltubo, the Imereti region of Georgia
Snowy peak of Kazbek mountain in Kazbegi, Stepantsminda, Georgia
6 Days Georgia Culture and Hiking
Season: May – Oct
Georgia is a stunningly beautiful country with amazing hospitality. A must visit if you haven’t been there.
Tbilisi, the capital city’s creative groundswell has been building for a few years now, with young designers, chefs, architects, and artists — many of whom never knew life under the USSR — lending a palpable energy to the place. Georgian design, its profile boosted by Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia, is on full display at the city’s surfeit of concept stores — find many of them, such as clothing atelier Flying Painter, at the mixed-use development Fabrika, which occupies a Soviet-era clothing factory. And “new Georgian” cuisine is finding its footing as young chefs bring traditional foods into the 21st century, with a glut of wine bars and standout restaurants like Shavi Lomi, Keto and Kote, and Kharcho (located inside a new creative hub and workspace called Art House). There are also an outsize number of excellent hotels for a city so small.
Explore the Georgian Capital, Tbilisi to admire the city’s iconic landmarks. Make sure to stroll down Rustaveli Avenue and explore the beautiful architecture of the Opera House and the Rustaveli Theater. Georgia’s climate is quite diverse, with the Caucasus mountains and the Black Sea both playing a part in the differing conditions.
Day 1 Arrival Tbilisi
Day 2 Tbilisi City tour
Day 3 Tbilisi – Uplistsikhe Caves-Kutaisi
Day 4 Kutaisi-Prometheus Caves-Ananuri-Gudauri
Day 5 Gudauri-easy hiking to Gergeti-Dariali-Gweleti-Tbilisi
Day 6 Depart Tbilisi
Day 1 Arrival Tbilisi
Arrival in Tbilisi airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 2 Tbilisi City tour (BL)
Start Tbilisi City tour and visit the main cathedral of Georgia – the Holy Trinity (Sameba) in Avlabari district. From here we have the view of Mtatsminda Mount and old town lied on the smooth slopes of the hills. Continue to Metekhi Church of 13th c. at the rocky bank of Mtkvari River. This is the first location of Royal residence in Tbilisi. Ride on cable car to the Fortress Narikala from 4th c, for enjoying amazing panoramic views over the old district of Tbilisi. Stroll down Legvtakhevi park with natural waterfall, pass near the Sulfur bathhouse square and head to the narrow streets neighboring Cotton Row, Iron Row and Shardeni street, where you can spend leisure time in cafes, galleries and souvenir shops. Photo-shoot on the Bridge of Peace – made of glass.
Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 3 Tbilisi – Uplistsikhe Caves-Kutaisi (BL)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mtskheta to visit two UNESCO heritage sites: Jvari Monastery 6th c. and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral 11th c. Explore the oldest inhabited cave town Uplistsikhe on the territory of Georgia dating back to Early Iron Age. The town is cut in rock; some residential halls design reflects imitation of the wooden structure on the celling.
The secret tunnels and passes connecting ancient chambers and halls run towards the river and park. Drive away and after crossing Rikoti Pass – the natural watershed between East and West, arrive in the Imereti region center – Kutaisi. Visit two UNESCO world heritage sites in Kutaisi: Gelati Academy 12th c., with beautiful mosaics inside.
Overnight in Kutaisi.
Day 4 Kutaisi-Prometheus Caves-Ananuri-Gudauri (BLD)
Breakfast at the hotel. Explore the Prometheus Caves in Tskaltubo (NOT Open on Mondays)- Prometheus Cave is one of the most popular and largest international tourist caves, and includes various types of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes. The cluster of six caves differs significantly from each other in scale and the unique shapes of petrified flowstones found within. Drive to the ski resort Gudauri. A short excursion on the Northern Road at Ananuri Castel 16-17th cc. residential buildings of local Dukes and a fortification. Continue to the north, high Caucasus Mountains and subalpine pastures. Serpentines take us on the elevation 2000m above sea level. The area is famous for nature lovers and ski resort.
Overnight in Gudauri.
Day 5 Gudauri-easy hiking to Gergeti-Dariali-Gweleti-Tbilisi (BL)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Today we explore the high Caucasus Mountains; make several stops on the Cross Pass (2379 meters), observe waterfalls, the birthplace of Aragvi River and taste bobbling mineral water at Travertine. After arrival to the village Stephantsminda take a walk to the top of the Mount Gergeti (approx. time 2.5 hours), visit Holy Trinity church 14th c. located above the village and on the other hand under the glacier of Kazbegi (5047m).
Wonderful view is opening from here. Continue to Dariali gorge, a crossing point of Caucasus range and bordering Russia. Take a walk to Gweleti waterfalls and enjoy the green valleys around and picturesque landscapes. Drive back to Tbilisi for overnight.
Day 6 Depart Tbilisi (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Airport for Departure.
6 Days Georgia Culture and Hiking
Tour Code: GEO-CH-6
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Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
LAND Price includes5 x nights: 3 x Tbilisi, 1 x Kutaisi, 1x Gudauri.
- All-route English-speaking guide.
- Meals as per itinerary: 5 x breakfasts-on days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; 4 x lunches-on days 2, 3, 4, 5; 1 x Dinner- on day 4 (Dinner is included in the BB price of this hotel).
- Comfortable transport.
- Entrance + guided tour: excursions in accordance with the program, entrance fees in accordance with the program.
- Briefing prior departure
- 15% for gears from X-Boundaries
- All airfares, Airport taxes and fuel surcharge not mentioned
- Expenses of personal nature
- Visa fees if applicable
- Tips to guides
- Travel Insurance
- Other tours not mentioned