Georgia at a Glance4 Days | Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Ananuri, Kazbegi, Gori, Uplistsikhe

Georgia at a Glance

Hospitable and romantic Georgia is waiting for you to treat with famous Caucasian kebabs and “Kindzmarauli” wine to poetic toasts and foot-tapping lezginka dance. The country of ancient culture, loaded with the southern sun, cherished by the sea and framed by the famous Caucasus Mountains, combines Western civilization and Georgian hospitality, love of historical heritage and a tribute to modern trends. Four days spent in both modern and old Georgian capitals and their surroundings is an exposure to the special world of Caucasian romance, culinary art and hospitality of local people.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tbilisi – arrival
 
Arrival in Tbilisi. You will be met by our driver and transferred to the hotel. Check-in at 2 p.m. You will start your journey in Georgia with Tbilisi city tour at Metekhi church and the monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Take a cable car to Narikala Fortress to enjoy breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Walk down to the district of Sulphur bath houses passing by the only mosque in Tbilisi. Stroll through the Sharden area full of narrow streets with cozy cafés, 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. An excellent round-up to the city tour will be a visit the National Museum of Georgia. The museum holds a golden collection of valuable findings that belong to different periods and epochs presented in the consequence from the Bronze Age (3500-1200 B.C.) up to 20th century. In the evening, visit a local restaurant to taste dishes of traditional Georgian cuisine. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Ananuri – Kazbegi
 
After breakfast, drive to Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns and the cultural and religious center of Georgia. Mtskheta was the capital of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the third century BC. Visit Jvari Monastery, 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, 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. Next destination is Kazbegi, a small town with the views of Mount Kazbek (or Mkinvari) 5033 m, the seventh highest peak in the Caucasus Mountains. Reach Gergeti Holy Trinity Church located at ЕРУ altitude of 2170 m on 4WD vehicle. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Kazbegi – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Tbilisi
 
In the morning, depart Kazbegi and drive to the city of Gori. Explore the Stalin museum featuring original small house where he was born, and his personal armored wagon. Continue to the cave town Uplistsikhe, dating back to Hellensitic period and notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures and the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. Arrive in Tbilisi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Departure
 
Check-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Tbilisi International Airport. End of the tour.
  • All transfers 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by van type car; 8-13 pax by 20 seat bus, 14 pax and more by 45 seat coach;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide (days 1-3);
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Mineral water (0.5 l per person a day).
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Personal travel insurance.

Accommodation:

Economy Option
Comfort Option
Lux Option
Tbilisi - 2 nights
Tiflis or similarRiver Side, Citrus or similarTiflis Palace, Ambassadori or similar
Kazbegi - 1 night
guesthouse Maili, guesthouse Gogi Alibegashvili or similarSno, Green Sheep or similarPorta Caucasia, Rooms

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