11-Day Small-Group Great Georgian Discovery Tour

This comprehensive 11 day tour gives you the opportunity to really get to know Georgia, its breathtaking landscapes and its friendly people.

The Caucasus Mountains provide a stunning backdrop as we travel along the Georgian Military Highway to the hilltop Gergeti Trinity Church. The vineyards of Kakheti are very different yet equally beautiful. We’ll also explore pretty Tbilisi, Stalin’s birthplace Gori, two incredible cave cities and some of the fortresses, cathedrals and churches that have caught UNESCO’s eye.

per adult from

$3,100

NZD

Duration

11 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 10x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 10 nights
    • Accommodation as per category selected
    • Entry/Admission - Georgian National Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Narikala Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Prometheus Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Gelati Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Bagrati Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Vardzia
    • Entry/Admission - Rabati Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Stalin Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Uplistsiche Cave Town
    • Entry/Admission - Alaverdi Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels
    • Entry/Admission - Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
    • Entry/Admission - Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
    • Entry/Admission - Russian Georgian Friendship Monument
    • Entry/Admission - Gergeti Trinity Church
    What's excluded :
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Excursions not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Lunch

  • Day 1: Tbilisi

    Pass By: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
    Our driver will be waiting for you at the pick-up point ready to transfer you to your hotel. No activities are planned for the arrival day.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* or 4* hotel options.

    Day 2: Tbilisi

    Stop At: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
    After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing of the Georgian capital.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Georgian National Museum, 3, Rustaveli Ave, Tbilisi 0105 Georgia
    We visit the treasury of Georgian National Museum and take a stroll along Rustaweli Avenue, Tbilisi’s main street
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi Georgia
    From the riverfront, we’ll hop on a cable car which will take us to the 4th century Narikala Fortress, which occupies a prominent position on a hill overlooking the city. The view’s fabulous.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* or 4* hotel options.

    Day 3: Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Prometheus Cave - Kutaisi

    Stop At: The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, Mtskheta Georgia
    The former capital and religious heart of Georgia is located at Mtskheta. There we’ll show you the 6th century Djvari Church and the 11th century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Prometheus Cave, Kumistavi Georgia
    We visit Prometheus Cave. Inside there’s a breathtaking array of stalactites and stalagmites.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* or 4* hotel options.

    Day 4: Kutaisi - Gelati - Bagrati - Akhaltsikhe

    Stop At: Tskaltubo, Tskaltubo, Kutaisi, Imereti Region
    Today we start at a local farmers’ market.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Road to Gelati Monastery, Motsameta, Kutaisi 4600 Georgia
    We check out the UNESCO-listed Gelati monastery complex and then move on to the 12th Bagrati Cathedral.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bagrati Cathedral, Bagrati Street, Kutaisi 4600 Georgia
    We will visit Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi - a UNESCO listed site.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kutaisi, Kutaisi, Imereti Region
    City tour around Kutaisi, the second largest in Georgia.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Akhaltsikhe, Akhaltsikhe, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region
    Free time in the city.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* or 4* hotel options.

    Day 5: Akhaltsikhe - Vardzia - Rabati Fortress - Akhaltsikhe

    Stop At: Vardzia, Erusheti Mountain, Aspindza 383770 Georgia
    We’ll explore Vardzia - a subterranean complex consisting of 300 or so caves cut from the mountain.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Rabati Castle, Akhaltsikhe Georgia
    We visit the Ethnographic Museum housed in Rabati Fortress.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* or 4* hotel options.

    Day 6: Akhaltsikhe - Borjomi - Gori - Uplistikhe - Tbilisi

    Stop At: Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Imereti Region
    We drive towards Borjomi Park.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Stalin Museum, 32 Stalin Avenue Stalin Park, Gori 1400 Georgia
    Next stop is the town of Gori - the birthplace of Soviet leader Stalin where we visit a museum dedicated to his life.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Kvakhvreli 15 km Eastwards to Town Gori, Gori 1423 Georgia
    We pay a visit to Uplistikhe, another atmospheric cave city.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
    Afterwards we return to Tbilisi, for dinner accompanied by folk dancing.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* or 4* hotel options.

    Day 7: Tbilisi - Gombori - Alaverdi - Napareuli - Alaverdi - Gremi - Signagi

    Stop At: Alaverdi Monastery, Alaverdi, Kutaisi Georgia
    Visits to Alaverdi Monastery introduce us to the architectural heritage of the region.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, Gremi village, Gremi 383330 Georgia
    Visit to Gremi Fortress.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Napareuli, Napareuli, Telavi, Kakheti Region
    A wine tasting has been arranged in the Twins Wine Cellar in Napareuli.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Signagi, Signagi, Kakheti Region
    This delightful town is almost completely encircled by a defensive wall linking 29 towers. From the fortifications the views across the valley are a sight to behold.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* or 4* hotel options.

    Day 8: Signagi - Bodbe - Tbilisi

    Stop At: Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, Signagi Georgia
    Close to Signagi is the Bodbe Monastery of St Nino.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
    Departing Bodbe, we return to Tbilisi where we’ll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* or 4* hotel options.

    Day 9: Tbilisi - Kazbegi - Gudauri

    Stop At: Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, Georgian Military Highway Near Zhinvali Reservoir, Ananuri 1803 Georgia
    We visit Ananuri castle.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Russian Georgian Friendship Monument, Georgian Military Highway, Gudauri 383085 Georgia
    We'll see the colourful Georgian Friendship monument
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gudauri, Gudauri, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region
    Passing the ski resort of Gudauri we enter the dramatic mountain landscapes of the Great Caucasus.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gergeti Trinity Church, Near the Village of Gergeti, Stepantsminda Georgia
    Our destination is the 14th century Gergeti Trinity Church at Kazbegi.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* or 4* hotel options.

    Day 10: Gudauri - Tbilisi

    Pass By: Gudauri, Gudauri, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region
    After breakfast drive back along the Georgian Military Highway to reach Tbilisi.

    Pass By: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
    Free time in Tbilisi.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel. Our packages include 3* or 4* hotel options.

    Day 11: Tbilisi

    Pass By: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
    Today marks the end of your tour. Our driver will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby ready to transfer you to the airport or any other departure point. No activities are planned for the departure day.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide pick-up transfer from airport, railway station, accommodation in Tbilisi. Our driver will pick you up at the specified time, he will hold a sign-board.Airports
    • Tbilisi International Airport, Tbilisi, Georgia
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 4* Hotel Option 7/15/2020 - 11/16/2020
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    3/22/2021 - 11/15/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    3* Hotel Option 7/22/2020 - 11/16/2020
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    3/22/2021 - 11/15/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We operate only small groups.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Best of Caucasus Travel Company

Activity ID: V-272822P3

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