GEORGIA 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS TOUR PROGRAM

Georgia

Country

Georgia

Duration

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

Validity

Spring from 15 March to 30 April

Description

Day Destination 1 Tbilisi international Airport – Hotel 2 Tbilisi city tour 3 Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Uplistsikhe –Tbilisi 4 Tbilisi – Bodbe Monastery

Program Details

DayDestination
1Tbilisi international Airport - Hotel
2Tbilisi city tour
3Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Uplistsikhe –Tbilisi
4Tbilisi – Bodbe Monastery – Sighnaghi – Telavi
5Telavi – Gremi – Tbilisi
6Tbilisi – Ananuri – Stephantsminda ( Gergeti Trinity Church) - Tbilisi
7Hotel -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.

Overnight: Tbilisi

Day 2: Tbilisi City Tour

After breakfast in the hotel we will start our tour by visiting old Tbilisi, to visit 13th 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 continue our tour  to the Liberty Square  and famous Rustaveli street, on our way we will see the Rustaveli’s  theatre, old opera, parliament and then we will visit the Georgian national museum “Simon Janashia”, which displays the country’s principal archaeological findings,   then we will go to a restaurant to have dinner, after we will go to the hotel.

Overnight: in Tbilisi

Day 3: 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. Drovong in the restaurant for dinner then we will head to the hotel.

Overnight: Tbilisi

Driving distance: 180 km

Day 4: Tbilisi – Bodbe Monastery – Sighnaghi – Telavi

After breakfast in the hotel you will make check-out and drive visiting Kahketi- the most important wine-growing region of Georgia. Firstly, we will 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 we will head 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. Then we will head to Telavi.  On the way visit to Tsinandali home-museum of Alexander Chavchavadze famous Georgian writer. We will walk in famous English style garden then we will have tour in museum. Hotel check-in, then we will go to a restaurant to have dinner.

Overnight: Hotel in Telavi

Driving distance: 200 km

Day 5: Telavi – Gremi – Tbilisi

After breakfast in the hotel we will make check-out. Then we start our tour by city tour in Telavi, where will visit House-museum of King Erekle II (Erekle’s palace) – Founded in 1927 as a museum of local lore. The architectural complex of “Batonis Tsikhe” is a castle which still remains as the only Royal Palace in Georgia. The complex is a remarkable monument of cultural heritage with its architectural-historical features. Then we will head Gremi, historical citadel and Church which was built by Georgian king in 1565 year. After visiting Gremi we will go to a restaurant for lunch. Then we will have opportunity to visit Georgian traditional vine cellar where you can taste Georgian wine. After Driving to Tbiliis. Arrival in Tbilisi, hotel check-in.   then we will go to a restaurant to have dinner.

Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi

Driving distance: 190 km

Day 6: Tbilisi – Ananuri – Stephantsminda ( Gergeti Trinity Church) - Tbilisi

After breakfast in the hotel we will drive to Mtskheta-Mtianeti region.  First visit to Ananuri castle The Ananuri fortified ensemble dating from the 17th century, is located on the left bank of the Aragvi River, along the famous original Georgian Military Highway, 66km from Tbilisi. It contains the remains of a number of beautiful frescoes, after we will visit Arch of friendship (was built in 1983 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk.) From the monument is opening beautiful view of the Caucasus Mountains. Then we will head to Kazbegi (Stephantsminda). we will go to a restaurant for lunch. After lunch we will drive with 4×4 car to visit Gergeti trinity church, at an elevation of 2170 meters. It was built in XIV century, from the monastery is amazing view on the Caucasian mountains. Then return to Tbilisi. Arrival in Tbilisi. Drive to the restaurant to have dinner.

Overnight:  Tbilisi

Driving distance: 320 km

Day 7: Departure Day

Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport.

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