Small Germany and Dashbashi canyon

Two hundred years ago, Germans emigrated to the South Caucasus. Settling in villages like Asureti (formerly Elisabethtal) in Georgia, they became quite wealthy. In 1941, the Germans were deported to Central Asia and Georgians were resettled in the empty villages. In Asureti there still exist numerous impressive, albeit poorly conserved half-timbered houses that are a witness to this history.

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Dashbashi Canyon
    • Entry/Admission - Didgori Valley
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Wine tasting in Asureti (option)
    • Gratuities
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    Stop At: Asureti, Asureti, Kvemo Kartli Region

    The village was called “Elizabettali” until the beginning of XX century and later it got its original name - Asureti. In the 1940s, there were over 20,000 Germans living in Georgia. Today almost none are left. Stalin deported them in 1941-42, and barely anyone came back. Now, Germans are rediscovering this part of their past.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dashbashi Canyon, Dashbashi Georgia

    Canyons of Tsalka or Dashbashi canyons is one of the most impressive natural monuments of Georgia, green and beautiful all year long.

    The vegetation cover of the surrounding ecosystem is rather sparse, whereas the plants on the steep slopes of the canyon and astounding waterfalls create absolutely different micro-landscape, with characteristic micro-climate, specific fauna etc. It is nice and chilly in summer (but beware of hogweeds this season), it is also exotically green and warmer than Tsalka and Dashbashi village areas in winter, beautiful with its dozens of frozen waterfalls which you will find even more if you follow the canyon up from the main tourist site.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tsalka, Georgia

    The traces of human life in Tsalka municipality date back to the Stone Age, which is confirmed by ancient petroglyphs found in the village of Gantiadi. The petroglyphs of the Patara Khrami contain up to a hundred scribbled images and is an important cultural monument. Tsalka Municipality, historical Trialeti, is also a hub of Trialeti culture. Many Bronze Age kurgans have been discovered here, most of which are currently covered by the Tsalka Reservoir. Much of the gold fund of Georgia and other museum exhibits are found in the Trialeti Kurgans, including the famous Trialeti Gold Cup and Trialeti Silver Cup, which reflects the highest level of development of goldsmithing in Georgia in the II millennium BC. Historical Trialeti, the territory of today's Tsalka municipality, is first mentioned in historical sources in the I century.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Manglisi, Manglisi, Kvemo Kartli Region

    Manglisi Sioni is located in Kvemo Kartli, near Daba Manglisi, in Tetritskaro municipality. According to historical sources, the first stone cathedral was built in this place during the proclamation of Christianity as a state religion in the 30s of the IV century. According to Leonti Mroveli, bishop John, who was sent by Constantine Caesar to Mirian King, brought sacred relics and abundant treasures to build churches in Georgia. He delayed at Manglisi before arriving in Mtskheta and started to build the temple, where he left part of the Holy Cross of Christ. Among the bishopric founded by Vakhtang Gorgasali in the V century, Manglisi is the fourth in a row.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Didgori Valley, Manglisi Georgia

    Didgori monument which consists of many elements is dedicated to one of the most important and famous battles in the history of Georgia, the Battle of Didgori. In 1121, the king David the Builder won the great victory in the battle of Didgori against numerous Turkish-Seljuk army. Historians have called this battle "A Miraculous Victory". This victory in the Battle of Didgori gave a possibility to Georgia to be liberated and it was the beginning of the golden era in Georgian history. The memorial occupies a large area. There is a monument with a lion depicted in the centre of the complex, surrounded by large swords, ceremonial pillars, bells and other elements. The Didgori monument is erected in the open area and it makes a great impression on the visitors. Apart from the monument, you will enjoy the beautiful views of Shida Kartli and Kvemo Kartli from here.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Freedom Square, T'bilisi, Georgia
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Tbilisi International Airport, Tbilisi, Georgia
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
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    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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