Georgia (INA) 3 Nights in Tbilisi & 3 Nights in Batumi
Georgia, a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia, is a former Soviet republic that’s home to Caucasus Mountain villages and Black Sea beaches. It’s famous for Vardzia, a sprawling cave monastery dating to the 12th century, and the ancient wine-growing region Kakheti. The capital, Tbilisi, is known for the diverse architecture and mazelike, cobblestone streets of its old town.
Your Stay In :
3 Nights in Tbilisi – Gallery Palace or Similar 4*
3 Nights in Batumi – Hotel Sputnik or similar 4*
ARRIVAL IN TBILISI. Day 1
On arrival at Tbilisi airport you will be met by our local representative in the arrival area outside the customs hall. Proceed to the coach for a 30 minute drive to the hotel.
Overnight stay: Tbilisi
Meal: No Meals
MORNING BREAKFAST & TBILISI CITY TOUR WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE. Day 2
After Breakfast at hotel, proceed to Sightseeing tour of Tbilisi to visit the main attractions of the city such as : Meydan, sulfur baths ( From outside ), Metekhi plateau, Glass bridges of peace, Saint Trinity Church, Rustaveli Avenue, Liberty Square, Turtle Lake & Cable car ride. Overnight stay: Tbilisi Meal: Breakfast Only
MORNING BREAKFAST & ANNANURI - GUDAURI - KAZBEGI TOUR WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE. Day 3
After breakfast at Hotel, Transfer to Mtiuleti region on the Georgian Military Highway, in the ski resort Gudauri. On the way visit Ananuri fortress, which is located on the shores of picturesque Lake Zhinvali. The fortress belonged to one of the most powerful feudal families of late medieval Georgia - Aragvi Eristavi. The fortress belongs to the early feudal era. She served as an outpost of defense, blocking the road running from the Daryal Gorge in the Caucasian mountains. Transfer to the village of Stepantsminda, overlooking the jewel of the Caucasus mountain range - Mount Kazbegi. Walking uphill climb to Gergeti, to the church of the Holy Trinity. The church is located at an altitude of 2170 m, at the foot of the top of Kazbegi. Built in the XIV century shrine, it is the only cross-domed church in Khevi. (Distance from village to church - 4km . Approximate recovery time 1.5h, descent - 1h. To climb the mountain, in the center of the city you can rent a 4X4 car . Capacity - 6 people (Extra Charge). Overnight stay: Tbilisi Meal: Breakfast Only
MORNING BREAKFAST & CHECK-OUT FROM TBILISI & TRANSFER TO BATUMI. Day 4
Morning Breakfast in the Hotel & check-out from the Tbilisi. Transfer to Batumi with Private Car. Free Day for own Activities. Stay: Overnight Meal: Breakfast Only
MORNING BREAKFAST & BATUMI CITY TOUR WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE. Day 5
After Breakfast, Batumi IS located on the coast of the Black Sea in the country's southwest. Situated in a subtropical zone near the foot of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains, Batumi is a popular tourist destination known for its varying weather–it is a bustling seaside resort during warm seasons, but can get entirely covered in snow during winter. “Pearl of the Black Sea,” as it is often called, in autonomous republic of Adjara. European architects undertook numerous projects in Batumi at the beginning of the 20th century, and today it remains a hub of architectural innovation. Boasting one of the widest varieties of flora in the world, the Batumi Botanical Garden was established in 1912 by the prominent botanist and geographer Andrey Krasnov. The garden is 111 hectares and contains flora from nine phyto - geographic areas: East Asia, North America, New Zealand, South America, the Himalayas, Mexico, Australia, the Mediterranean, and the Caucasian humid subtropics. Visitors can wander the botanical garden by foot or in carts, which can be rented from the garden’s administration.
Stay: Overnight Stay
MORNING BREAKFAST & MTSHKHETA – GORI – UPLISTIKHE TOUR WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE. Day 7
After breakfast at Hotel, Transfer to the ancient capital of Georgia - Mtshkheta. The city was founded in the I century BC and was the capital for eight centuries before the V century BC Landmarks in Mtshkheta listed as world cultural heritage and are under protection of UNESCO. A visit to the Cathedral of Mtshkheta, which holds the greatest relic of the Georgian Church - Heaton Lord and Jvari monastery on top of a mountain, offering regal views over the city. This is the place that inspired the poet Lermontov's poem to create a "Novice."
Drive to Gori. Visiting the museum of Stalin. Visit one of the rarest monuments in the world - ancient cave city Uplistsikhe, carved into the volcanic rock ridge Kvernaki. The rock had been carved hundreds of different structures - temples, public buildings, houses, streets, squares, etc. The cave city remained an outstanding two-column reception room of Queen Tamara, with arched niches and huge pylons. Uplistsikhe was a cult temple town, close to the center of pagan acceptance of Christianity by Georgia (IV in.). There were all kinds of pagan rituals, sacrifices. Then it began to build Christian churches.
Stay: Overnight Stay
DEPARTURE TO AIRPORT. Day 8
After breakfast proceed for check out and transfer to say bye to the wonderful city.
Meal: Breakfast Only