Tbilisi Old Town
Day 1 – Wednesday. Tbilisi
Arrival in Tbilisi international airport, transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure.
Day 2 – Thursday. Tbilisi
Tbilisi city tour – Old Town, sulphur bath neighborhood, Narikala fortress (4th century), Peace Bridge, Anchiskhati – oldest church in Tbilisi (6th century), Holy Trinity (main cathedral of Georgia), Freedom Square. Welcome dinner in traditional Georgian restaurant.
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Day 3 – Friday. Tbilisi – Kakheti
Drive east to the wine region. Bodbe nunnery (4th-5th centuries), where enlightener of the nation St. Nino is buried. Visit to Sighnaghi and its small streets, beautiful houses and balconies. Tasting in local winery. Lunch, drive back to Tbilisi. Free evening.
Day 4 – Saturday. Tbilisi – Kazbegi
Drive to the north, the High Caucasus. See 14th-century castle and picturesque views, infamous Georgian military highway to Kazbegi. Overnight in Kazbegi, evening free.
About this tour:
All rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Dates: TBA or by special arrangement
Price (land only): $2,250 USD per person
Single supplement: $499 USD
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Day 5 – Sunday. Kazbegi
Gergeti mount via 4x4 vehicles. The most famous scenery of Georgia. Church is 2,120 m above sea level, in the foothills of Kazbegi mount (5,047m). Drive to Darialy Gorge. Return to hotel, evening free.
Day 6 – Monday. Kazbegi – Uplistsikhe – Borjomi
Drive south to Uplistsikhe, antique cave city from third millennium B.C. Drive to resort town Borjomi, famous for its mineral springs. Overnight in Borjomi. Free evening.
Day 7 – Tuesday. Borjomi – Vardzia – Akhaltsikhe – Borjomi
Visit castle of Rabati in Akhaltsikhe. Visit Vardzia cave city from 12th century. Almost 3,000 caves on 13 levels. Cave complex was carved specially for military defense, later became a city with 50,000 population. Return to Borjomi. Tour famous park and taste mineral waters, time permitting.
Day 8 – Wednesday. Borjomi – Mtskheta – Tbilisi
Return to Tbilisi. En route visit old capital Mtskheta, two UNESCO sites Jvari (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli (11th century). Lunch at Tbilisi funicular, visit state museums. Free evening.
Day 9 – Thursday. Tbilisi
Check out. Transfer to airport.
A 9-day trip to Georgia, the birthplace of wine.