Tbilisi is one of the most beautiful cities in Transcaucasia. Here, nature seems to merge with human creativity, leaving its imprint on architectural objects and entire ensembles. We take the cable car to Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi’s most famous and oldest ancient monument and a complex of fortresses from different eras in Old Tbilisi, known to the citizens as “the soul and heart of the city”. The fortress was built on the steep Sololaksky ridge in the 4th century. The views from here are magnificent and you can take the best photos to remember it by.
We will continue into the Old Town, coming out on the south-west side of the square, to admire it again. The ruins of the upper Narikala fortress, which hangs over the city. The city area is the site of the sulphur baths. Hot hydrogen sulphide water is supplied by springs coming from the hollows of Mount Tabori. The city blocks were once built up with caravans, trading houses and craft workshops. Stroll through the streets of the old town and see the monument to Sergo Parajanov, one of the best directors of his time, the Peace Bridge, a masterpiece of modern architecture, and Rike Park, a new recreation area in the centre of Tbilisi along the Kura River.
In the evening, we offer a gala dinner in one of the country’s best restaurants, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy Georgian cuisine, folklore, live music and dancing! (additional charge – 37 €/person). The gala dinner will take place in a traditional Georgian atmosphere, serving a variety of national Georgian dishes and enjoying the wonderful musicianship of the musicians. Live music will be played during the dinner. Transfer back to your hotel.
Many of us have heard about the delicious Georgian wine. The Georgian winemaking technology, of which all Georgians are immensely proud, is more than 8000 years old. We offer a visit to a Georgian winery with a tasting (on request, for an additional fee, included in the wine tasting package – €40/person).
We continue our journey to Bodbe – St. George’s Cathedral. We continue on to Bodbe, the complex of the Nin women’s convent. St. Bod Bodb. Nino is the most important saint of Georgia, as she is the one who brought Christianity to Georgia in the 4th century. According to legend, on the orders of Tsar Mirian, the monastery was built on the spot where Nino was buried. For an additional fee of € 17/person, you will be invited to a real monastery feast, followed by a feast at St. You will be invited to make a wish at Nino’s tomb.
We will continue our journey with a visit to nearby Sighnaghi, a city of love nestled between the Alazani Fields and the Caucasus Mountains. The town was built on the site of an old fortress, so the defensive walls, gates and towers remain. There is also a 19th-century residential complex, built in the southern Italian classical style with Georgian motifs. Each tower offers a breathtaking view of the endless Alazani Valley.
A tour along the historic Georgian Military Road, which crosses the Caucasus Mountains and connects Vladikavkaz and Tbilisi. We will stop at the picturesque 6th century Djvari Monastery (UNESCO heritage site). The monastery offers magnificent views of the first capital, Mtskheta, at the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers.
We will start the tour along the Georgian war road of that time, with unforgettable views throughout the journey. In just 2 hours we will pass from the steppe zone to the alpine zone. Once at Lake Zhinvalskiy, we visit the Ananuri Fortress, built on the shores of the lake, and the Uspenskaya Orthodox Church, built in the 17th century and one of the most important religious centres of Georgia.
In good weather, take the road through the village of Pasanauri, at an altitude of 1050 m, which offers magnificent mountain views. The steep slopes descend to the village of Gudauri and ascend to the Cross Pass (at 2379 m) from where, in good weather, the Kazbek Peak (5033 m) can be seen.
For those who wish, we offer an off-road excursion to the Holy Trinity Church of Gergeti, built in the 14th century, at the foot of Mount Kazbek (additional fee 11 €/person). This temple, built at an altitude of 2170 m, captivates everyone with its mountain views, panoramas of the extinct volcano of Kazbek, and the bell tower that has been preserved since the Middle Ages. Nowhere else in the world will you find a church at such a high altitude! The route to the meteorological station starts near the church and then ascends to the top of Mount Kazbek.
Mskheta (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is one of the oldest towns in Georgia, dating back to its legendary Georgian ancestors. During the tour, you will visit the Svetitskhovel Cathedral, built in the 11th century on the site of a stone basilica and considered the spiritual centre of the Georgian nation.
We head to a small Georgian village where you will be welcomed and treated to traditional regional dishes. You will have a unique opportunity to see and learn the Georgian cooking craft, and enjoy a locally produced wine (on request for an additional fee, included in the wine tasting package – 40 €/asm).
Uplistsikhe – a unique “city of caves”, one of the oldest settlements in the Caucasus, founded in the 10th century BC. You can see the preserved market, theatre, dwellings, water supply, many temples, sacrificial places, wine storage, a tunnel leading to the river, roads and stairs, defensive walls etc. Of the more than 700 fortified caves that existed here, only 150 have survived to this day.
Borjomi is a resort town in Georgia, in the north-east of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region. The town is famous for its Borjomi mineral water, which ranks first in Georgia. Try the real Borjomi spring water immediately on arrival!
Kutaisi is the second largest city in Georgia, located on the Rioni River. It is considered one of the oldest cities in the world! Kutaisi is associated with the Greek myth of the Argonauts, who, led by Jason, once travelled to Kutaisi, the former capital of the Colchis kingdom, in search of the Golden Fleece. The mythological Prometheus is also believed to have been chained in the mountains of Colchis. People have lived in the area since Palaeolithic times. In total, more than 400 monuments from this era have been discovered in Georgia, spread over 6 districts.
You will visit the Temple of Mocamet, where you can make a wish that is sure to come true.
The resort of Batumi is located in the south-western part of the country, on the Black Sea coast, in the Ajaria region. It is Georgia’s main port and a major tourist attraction, and is often referred to as the second capital of Georgia.
Adjara is one of the most beautiful parts of Georgia, located by the sea in the south-western corner of the country, bordering Turkey.
We’ll head towards the Makhuntseti waterfalls and visit the impressive Tamara Arch Bridge.
We continue our sightseeing tour to Goni Fortress (entrance fee €2/person), the oldest fortress in Georgia. It is located in the village of Gonio in the south-west of the country, about 10 kilometres from Batumi city centre. In the 2nd century, it was not only a fortress, but an entire Ancient Roman city founded in the then Colchis.
The Batumi Botanical Garden is located on the outskirts of the city (north side), on the Green Cape, on the shore of the Black Sea. It was founded by the Russian botanist Krasnov. The garden was opened in 1912.
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