GEORGIA 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS TOUR PROGRAM

Georgia

Country

Georgia

Duration

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

Validity

Spring from 15 March to 30 April

Description

Day Destination 1 Tbilisi international Airport – Hotel 2 Tbilisi city tour 3 Tbilisi – Bodbe Monastery – Sighnaghi – Telavi 4 Telavi –Ikalto

Program Details

DayDestination
1Tbilisi international Airport - Hotel
2Tbilisi city tour
3Tbilisi – Bodbe Monastery – Sighnaghi – Telavi
4Telavi –Ikalto Academy – Alaverdi - Gremi – Tbilisi
5Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Uplistsikhe –Tbilisi
6Hotel -Tbilisi international Airport

Tours

Day 1: Arrival Day

Meeting with the representatives of (Free Spirit Tours) at Tbilisi international airport, transfer to the hotel. Check-in in the hotel.

Day 2: Tbilisi City Tour

century Metekhi church, with the equestrian statue of the city’s royal founder standing above the steep cliffs of the Mtkvari River. The church has been destroyed many times by the enemy. Afterwards enjoy the opportunity to travel by cable car and reach the great monument of the Mother of Georgia. Then descend from the mountain, through the narrow streets to the Narikala Fortress, from there you can enjoy amazing view of Tbilisi. Then we will walk to the Tbilisi Mosque which was built in XVI century. Continue to 7th century Sioni Cathedral, it is considered one of the most sacred places in the country, since it houses the holy cross of St Nino, the young woman who converted Georgia to Christianity in the early 4th century; Sioni was the only active church during Soviet Occupation. We visit 6th century Anchiskhati Basilica, the oldest church in the town. After that we will go to a restaurant for lunch.  After Lunch we will visit to The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi , commonly known as Sameba , is the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Constructed between 1995 and 2004, it is the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world and one of the largest religious buildings in the world by total area. Sameba is a synthesis of traditional styles dominating the Georgian church architecture at various stages in history and has some Byzantine undertones. After that we will go to a restaurant to have dinner, then drive back  to the hotel.

Day 3: Tbilisi – Bodbe Monastery – Sighnaghi – Telavi

After breakfast in the hotel we will make check-out and start our tour in Kakheti region. Drive to visit Bodbe monastery, which takes a special place in the spiritual life of Georgia. The church holds relics of St. Nino enlightener. There is a one of the most famous icons of Georgia – Virgin ” Iver “. During the World War II the monastery was used as a hospital. Nurses and some patients have secretly prayed before the image. At 3 km from the monastery are the holy springs of St. Nino. Then visit to wonderful town of Sighnaghi, where winding streets and architecture of the 18th century create a charming atmosphere. From the slopes of the hill on which is Sighnaghi, offers a magnificent view of the Alazani Valley with its orderly rows of vineyards. After that we will go to a restaurant for lunch. After tour we will head to Telavi.  On the way we will visit to Tsinandali home-museum of Aleqsandre Chavchavadze famous Georgian writer. We will walk in famous English stile garden then will have tour in museum. After tour we will have wine tasting in wine cellar of Aleqsandre Chavchavadze. After thi drive to Telavi. Arrival in Telavi. Hotel check-in. Driving in the restaurant for dinner.

Day 4: Telavi –Ikalto Academy – Alaverdi - Gremi – Tbilisi

After breakfast in the hotel we will make check-out and drive to visit Ikalto Academy. The monastery was founded in the VI century by one of the Assyrian fathers Zenon. According to the legend, Arsen Iqaltoeli (XI-XII centuries) founded the academy there, which was the highest educational institution in Georgia. Alaverdi Monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastery located near Telavi in the Alazani-River valley in Kakheti region. Founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph Alaverdeli. The monastery dates to the 6th century. At a height of over 55 meters, Alaverdi Cathedral is the second tallest religious building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral (Sameba) in Tbilisi. then we will head Gremi, historical citadel and Church which was built by Georgian king in 1565 year. Lunch in the local restaurant. Drive to return to Tbilisi. Arrival in Tbilisi.  Hotel check-in. Dinner in the restaurant.

Overnight: Tbilisi

Driving distance: 180 km

Day 5: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Uplistsikhe –Tbilisi

After breakfast in the hotel we will start our tour by visiting old capital of Georgia Mtskheta. (Due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments, the “Historical Monuments of Mtskheta” became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. There we will visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Jvari monastery, from the monastery is opening amazing view on two rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi. Then we will continue our tour to Uplistsikhe. On the way we will visit to a restaurant for lunch. Then visit to stone town Uplistsikhe – one of the oldest places in the Caucasus, which were founded in the Bronze Age. First mention of Uplistsikhe occurs even in the annals of I century BC. I. e. history of the town was full and ambiguous – it has experienced several ups and downs and finally was abandoned in the XIX century. The city is known for its unique rooms, tunnels, rooms and many others. After the adoption of Christianity in Georgia, were built several churches. For centuries it served as the royal center and commercial crossroads Kartli.  Then we will drive back to Tbilisi. Driving in the restaurant for dinner then we will head to the hotel.

Overnight: Tbilisi

Driving distance: 180 km

Day 6: Departure Day

Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport.

Free Spirit Tours wishes you a safe flight!

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