Grand winter tour in Georgia11 Days | Tbilisi, Gudauri, Borjomi, Bakuriani, Mestia (Svaneti)

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Our grand winter tour in Georgia is an amazing opportunity to spend your winter vacation in the mountains and ski resorts. The perfectly balanced itinerary covers famous Gudauri, Bakuriani and Mestia mountain resorts, and trekking through the winter forest of the National Park in Borjomi.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tbilisi – arrival
 
Arrive in Tbilisi. Our driver will meet you in the airport. After check-in and a short rest, explore Tbilisi with a guided sightseeing tour. You will enjoy a famous Rustaveli Avenue, Tsminda Sameba CathedralMetekhi church, monument of Vakhtang Gorgasali, a legendary founder of Tbilisi. Take a cable car to Narikala Fortress where you will have a 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 full of old narrow streets with cozy cafés, wine tasting bars and souvenir shops. Visit Anchiskhati Basilica, and the clock tower of famous Rezo Gabriadze Theatre. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Tbilisi – Gudauri
 
After breakfast drive to Gudauri, the mountain ski resort (120 km). Gudauri is located on southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains on the plateau at the height of 2000 meters above the sea level. There are a total of 12 trails and pistes that range from short slalom tracks to 7 km long ski runs. Highest trail point is at 3 250 meters above the sea level (mount Sadzele).
Enjoy your time in Gudauri. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Gudauri (continued)
 
Spend a whole day in this wonderful ski town which offers various restaurants, nightclubs, indoor swimming pools, tennis courts, and bowling facilities. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Gudauri – Borjomi – Bakuriani
 
After breakfast start journey towards Bakuriani, another famous Georgian ski resort. On the way, make a stop in Borjomi, the town famous for its healing mineral waters and Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Spend some time (up to 4 hours) experiencing winter trekking through the Park on snowshoes. Have a picnic lunch during trekking, surrounded by breathtaking winter forests. Arrive in Bakuriani. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Bakuriani
 
Spend your day in Bakuriani, a popular skiing destination in Georgia famous for alpine runs and pristine off –trail slopes. Bakuriani is located on the slopes of so called lesser Caucasus Mountains, and provides its visitors a number of cross-country trails for skiing and snowboarding experience. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Bakuriani
 
Free day at skiing resort. Apart from skiing, Bakuriani also offers a wide range of other winter experiences like skating, driving snowmobiles and horse-ridden sledges, paragliding, and breathtaking walks in the nature. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Bakuriani – Mestia
 
In the morning, take a day-long drive (390 km) to Mestia (Svaneti), land of fairytales. Check-in on arrival. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Mestia
 
Svaneti is a highland travel destination, popular all-year round. It is distinguished from other regions with its unique Svan culture, traditions, and picturesque landscapes. Located at the foot of Shkhara, the highest mountain in Georgia (5,193 m), Svaneti is ideal place for skiing and many other winter activities. Khatsvali ski resort in Mestia guarantees stunning views on Upper Svaneti and joyful skiing experience on various ski trails and runs.
Day 9: Mestia
 
Spend your day in Svaneti known as a ‘land of thousand towers’ for its traditional architecture. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Mestia – Tbilisi
 
In the morning drive back to Tbilisi (470 km). Check-in and overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Tbilisi – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Free time till transfer to the airport.

Accommodation:

City
Comfort option
Econom option
Number of nights
Tbilisi
Tiflis Palace Hotel, Ambassadori, or similar
KMM, Kopala Hotel, Gardenview, or similar
2
Gudauri
Marco Polo, Carpe Diem, or similar
Good INN Hotel, Good Aura, or similar
2
Bakuriani
Crystal Hotel, or similar
Villa Palace, Hotel X, or similar
3
Mestia
Chubu guest house
Villa Mestia guest house
3

 Price:

Number of people in a group
COMFORT option (price per person in USD)
ECONOMY option (price per person in USD)
 
High season
(Dec 10 – Jan 15)
Low season
(Jan 15 – Mar 1)
High season
(Dec 10 – Jan 15)
Low season
(Jan 15 – Mar 1)
2
1490
1400
1190
1160
3
1380
1310
1090
1060
4
1270
1200
970
940
5
1200
1130
900
880
6
1160
1080
860
830
Single supplement
490
480
260
200

 

  • All transfers by comfortable car (up to 2 people – sedan type; up to 7 people – minivan type);
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing (breakfast included; in Mestia breakfast and dinner included);
  • Guided Tbilisi city tour on Day 1;
  • Entrance tickets on sites during the tour on Day 1;
  • Guided trekking tour in Borjomi (including rent of a snowshoe);
  • Mineral water (0,5 l per person a day).
  • Full board;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Additional Hotel expenses;
  • Additional resorts expenses (i.e. ski and snowboard equipment rent, etc.).

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