Georgia Nature & Culture Tour8 Days | Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Ananuri, Kazbegi, Gudauri, Gori, Uplistsikhe, Borjomi, Akhaltsikhe, Khertvisi, Vardzia, Motsameta, Kutaisi, Prometheus Cave, Martvili, Batumi

Private Tour from US$ 935
  • TbilisiTbilisi
  • Itinerary MapItinerary Map
  • Motsameta monasteryMotsameta monastery
  • Martvili CanyonMartvili Canyon
  • TbilisiTbilisi
  • TbilisiTbilisi
  • Jvari ChurchJvari Church
  • Svetitskhoveli CathedralSvetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • AnanuriAnanuri
  • AnanuriAnanuri
  • StalinStalin's Museum
  • UplistsikheUplistsikhe
  • KutaisiKutaisi
  • Prometheus CavePrometheus Cave
  • BatumiBatumi
  • Botanical Garden of BatumiBotanical Garden of Batumi
  • Rabat FortressRabat Fortress
  • VardziaVardzia
  • KhertvisiKhertvisi
  • Tbilisi
  • Itinerary Map
  • Motsameta monastery
  • Martvili Canyon
  • Tbilisi
  • Tbilisi
  • Jvari Church
  • Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • Ananuri
  • Ananuri
  • Stalin
  • Uplistsikhe
  • Kutaisi
  • Prometheus Cave
  • Batumi
  • Botanical Garden of Batumi
  • Rabat Fortress
  • Vardzia
  • Khertvisi

We have handpicked this Georgia travel package for you to enjoy beautiful historical sights, delicious Caucasus food, relaxing nature and hospitable people.
Eight-day Georgia Nature and Culture Tour has collected the best of nature sights and cities that open up Georgian culture. Some of the highlights of the tour include an old church beautifully located at the Kazbegi mount foothill, Prometheus cave discovered in 1984 and a multi-storied (!) rock hewn city of Vardzia. You will explore modern, yet ancient Tbilisi, rock cut Uplistsikhe, Rabati Fortress built in the 9th century and many more.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tbilisi
 
Arrival in Tbilisi. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in at noon. Meet your guide to start  your Georgia Nature and Culture Tour with sightseeing 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 cable car to Narikala Fortress to enjoy breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Walk down to the district of Sulfur bath houses passing by the only mosque in Tbilisi. Stroll through the Sharden area full of narrow streets with cozy cafes, 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. Cross the Bridge of Peace to Rike Park and head to Open Air Museum of Ethnography, a miniature model of Georgia. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 2: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Ananuri – Kazbegi – Gudauri
 
After breakfast, drive to Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns and the cultural and religious centre of Georgia. Mtskheta was the capital of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the third century BC. Visit Jvari, 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 Cathedral, the main cathedral of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is being kept. Continue to Ananuri architectural 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 driving on Georgian Military Highway passing through the highest point of it at 2394 m above sea level. En-route, make a stop at the mineral water spring flowing down from a hilltop. Arrive at Kazbegi, a small town with the views of Mt. Kazbek (or Mkinvari) 5033 m, the seventh highest peak in the Caucasus Mountains. Visit Gergeti Holy Trinity Church located at an altitude of 2170 and enjoy breathtaking views to Mt Kazbegi. Overnight at the hotel in Gudauri.
Day 3: Gudauri – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Borjomi
 
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Gori and visit Stalin Museum. The museum includes more than 60,000 artifacts, the tiny house where Stalin was born, and the impressive bulletproof train Stalin used to travel to Yalta and Potsdam. Explore cave town Uplistsikhe dating back to the Hellenistic Period and notable for its unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures and the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. Drive to Borjomi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Borjomi – Akhaltsikhe – Khertvisi – Vardzia – Borjomi
 
In the morning, take a walk in Borjomi Park famous for its mineral water reserves. After, take an hour-long drive to Akhaltsikhe and visit Rabat fortress. An old stone Rabati fortress, the main sight of the Akhaltsikhe town, is standing on a small hill on the very shores of the Potskhovi River. Its name comes from Arabic meaning "fortified place". Continue to Vardzia. En route, a short stop at Khertvisi Fortress (10-11th centuries). Head to Vardzia, erected in the 12-13th centuries during the rule of George III and his daughter of Tamara to protect the southern boundaries of Georgia. Vardzia is not just a set of random rooms cut in rocks. It is a multi-storied complex with streets, tunnels, and stairs leading to monasteries, temples, fortresses, baths, libraries dwelling houses, and so forth. Finally, continue to Tbilisi for overnight.
Day 5: Borjomi – Motsameta – Kutaisi
 
In the morning depart to Kutaisi, the central city of Western Georgia once called “Aia”. The road to Kutaisi will take you over Rikoti Pass and through the longest tunnel in Georgia (1,722 m). The tunnel is also considered as a border between the western and eastern parts of Georgia. Have a stop at village Shrosha where you will have a chance to see the versatility of Georgian pottery: “doqi” - jug, “piala” - bowl, “ketsi”- plate, and many more are made from clay that is extracted from the soil of the area. Continue to Motsameta monastery to enjoy fantastic views over the gorge. Upon reaching Kutaisi we will check in o the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Kutaisi – Prometheus Cave – Martvili Canyon – Batumi
 
After breakfast drive to the famous Prometheus cave with numerous stalactites and stalagmites. An excellent round-up of this day will be a visit to Martvili Canyon. On the way to Martvili, you will pass local villages with eye-catching charming yards typical only to this area. Take a small boat trip inside the Canyon and see one of nature’s most wonderful creations – a waterfall. After that enter the gorge's other side and stroll over the canyon's waters watching it change its colors on every turn and stone. The best place for selfies. Continue to Batumi. Check-in. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Batumi – Botanical Garden – Tbilisi
 
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out from the hotel till noon.
Meet your guide and start walking a sightseeing tour: visit Europe Square, Piazza Square, Alphabetic Tower, “Ali and Nino” statue, walk on Sea Boulevard, and take a ride on the second longest ropeway in Georgia (about 6 min). After the walking tour, visit Batumi Botanical Garden located on Green Cape with amazing views of the Black Sea. Established in 1880, it is the biggest and the oldest botanical garden in the South Caucasus, which hosts an incredible collection of more than two thousand tree species.
Transfer to Tbilisi. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 8: Tbilisi – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Free time till transfer to Tbilisi International Airport. End of Georgia Nature & Culture Tour.
  • All transfers (1-2 pax by sedan, 3-4 pax by Mercedes Vito or similar, 5-10 pax by Mercedes Sprinter passenger van);
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Separate 4x4 car to Gergety Trinity Church in Kazbegi;
  • Mineral water.
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated.

 

Prices, per person

 
 
Economy
Comfort
Luxe
1 person
US$ 2,485
US$ 2,730
US$ 3,180
2 persons
US$ 1,345
US$ 1,515
US$ 1,770
3 persons
US$ 1,105
US$ 1,270
US$ 1,515
4 persons
US$ 935
US$ 1,090
US$ 1,330
Single supplement
US$ 255
US$ 255
US$ 420
Prices are in US$ per person, discounted prices for larger groups are available on request.

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