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Discover Georgia 10 days

Discover Georgia: Arriving to Tbilisi international airport, Shota Rustaveli. Meeting with the company representative, at the Airport . Transfer to hotel.

 

Day 1:

Sightseeing tour, Gala dinner at the Georgian traditional restaurant with a folk program.

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Breakfast in the hotel.Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

We are inviting you for a sightseeing tour of the city, during which you will visit: Peace Bridge, sulphur baths district, Sioni temple. We will take the cable cart ride to Narikala fortress and have a bird’s eye view of Tbilisi from the top. We will walk through Fig Canyon and street of restaurants Shardeni. You will be able to taste Georgian Wines at the “Degustarium”.

Duration of the tour: from 4 to 6 hours, if desired.

Free time, preparation for dinner.

Transfer to the restaurant at 19:00 clock

Gala dinner.

Return to the hotel.

 

Day 2:

Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Jvari – Chateau Mukhrani – Tbilisi

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Breakfast in the hotel.Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

Mtskheta  was founded in the 5th century BC. It was capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia (Kartli) from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. It was a site of early Christian activity, and the location where Christianity was proclaimed the state religion of Kartli in 337. It remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox Church.

The old city lies at the confluence of the rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi. The rare blend of cultural values had ruled in this part of the world since the Bronze Age until prosperous Christian era over the unique eclectic lifestyle creating the mood of the town which is as old as the history of Georgia. Mtskheta is the most religious city of Georgia as it has been the shrine of pagan idols since times immemorial and it is where Christianity in Georgia takes its origin.

After,

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) and Jvari Monastery (6th century):

in Mtskheta are amongst the most significant monuments of Georgian Christian architecture, and are historically significant in the development of medieval architecture throughout the Caucasus. Of special significance are early inscriptions, which form a valuable reference in the study of the origins of the early Georgian alphabet.

Château Mukhrani is based on the historical tradition of wine-making in Mukhrani region. This is the first and the only true Georgian Royal Chateau, which unites four key components: vineyards, winery, castle and history. In 1512 Mukhrani became the prince’s estate, governed by Bagrationi royal family. Mukhranian wine production was established by Ivane Mukhranbatoni a famous representative of royal family, political and public figure of the 19th century. In 1876, Ivane Mukhranbatoni returned from France with Chateau concept knowledge and since then the history of Château Mukhrani’s winemaking starts.

In 2007, major investment was made in new winery of Château Mukhrani. Now it is equipped with ultra-modern technology and corresponds with ISO 9001:2005 Food Safety and ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management standards.

Along with modern winery, Château Mukhrani Cellar was also reconstructed, returning to unique origin, which has great historical value. Today the cellar is fully reconstructed and stores more than 1000 barrels of wine at constant temperature of 16C.

Since 2007, Château Mukhrani is making wine from grapes harvested in its own vineyards. To make the wine more exquisite and truly unique, winery receives grapes for processing maximum in 15 minutes from harvesting.

Lunch on the way to Tbilisi, “Salobie” restaurant.

Length: 120km

Duration of the tour: from 6 hours.

Return to the Tbilisi, Free time.

 

Day 3:

Kakheti: Tbilisi – Gombori – Telavi – Tsinandali – Sighnaghi – Bodbe – Tbilisi

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Breakfast in the hotel.Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

The Gombori range serves as a watershed, separating the Alazani and Iori river valleys, thereby dividing Kakheti into two traditional regions: inner (Shida) and outer (Gare). The slopes of the range are traversed by several smaller river gorges. The Alazani passes through the mountain range affecting the overall climatic conditions in the region. Mariamjvari Nature Reserve is located in the southern side of the range. Both northern and southern slopes are home to pine forests. It is the most pleasant part of the road, thoush it is not long. Then we go to Telavi. Photo stop at summer Platan (it is 400 years old). After,

Tsinandali Estate is the cradle of classical winemaking of Georgia, the place where Georgian wine was first bottled. Saperavi of 1841 and other 19thcentury historical vintages are still preserved at Princely Oenotheque. In the collection starting from 1814, one can find Tsinandali, Saperavi, Chateau Lafitte, Chateau d’Yquem and other legends of the period.

Under Prince Alexander Chavchavadze Tsinandali Estate on the one hand continued 8000 year long tradition of Georgian winemaking while at the same time creating standard of modern technological approach. Today this noble tradition continues and ancient qvevri and classical European winemaking still coexist.

Tasting at the winery. After,

Mtevani restaurant. Lunch, degustation, master classes.

Signagi – Bodbe

Signagi is located in the Kakheti region of Georgia, settled since the Paleolithic period. Signagi as a settlement is first recorded in the early 18th century. In 1762, King Heraclius II of Georgia sponsored the construction of the town and erected a fortress to defend the area from marauding attacks by Dagestan tribesmen.

As of the 1770 census, Signagi was settled by 100 families, chiefly craftsmen and merchants. When Georgia was annexed by Imperial Russia in 1801, Signagi (Signakh) was officially granted town status. After,

The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe is a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex and the seat of the Bishops of Bodbe located 2 km from the town of Signagi, Kakheti, Georgia. Originally built in the 9th century, it has been significantly remodeled, especially in the 17th century. The monastery now functions as a nunnery and is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th-century female evangelist of Georgians, whose relics are shrined there.

 Return to Tbilisi.

Free time.

 Length: 320km

Duration of the tour: from 9 hours

Back way to Tbilisi (from Signagi to Tbilisi – 120 km).

 

Day 4:

Uplistsikhe – Borjomi – Akhaltsikhe check-in at the hotel.

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Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out from the hotel.Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of the town of Gori, Shida Kartli.

Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages, and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran, as well as the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. After,

The most famous balneological city of Georgia is Borjomi.

Walk along the Borjomi park, where you can try Borjomi straight from the spring. Relaxation.

Lunch at the restaurant.
Transfer to Akhaltsikhe. Check-in at the hotel.
Free time.
Length: 260km

Duration of the tour: from 9 hours

Day 5:

Rabat – Vardzia – Kutaisi hotel check-in

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Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out from the hotel.Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

Rabati castle

Built in the 13th century, Rabati castle developed under the influence of diferent cultures over subsequent centuries and this is reflected in its architecture. Within the 7 hectares’ castle complex there is a Church, a Mosque, a Minaret and a Synagogue.

Vardzia

The cave monastery complex of the XII-XIII centuries in the south of Georgia. Everyone recognizes that Vardzia feels unique and unique in sensations. Located 60 kilometers from the city of Akhaltsikhe.

Lunch in Vardzia, in the restaurant of national cuisine.
After, transfer to Kutaisi.
Check in at the hotel, rest.

 Length: 310km

Duration of the tour: from 10 hours

Day 6:

Kutaisi – Prometheus Cave – Okace –Batumi

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Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out from the hotel.Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

“Kumistavi cave”, also known as the cave of Prometheus, is located near the Georgian town of Tskhaltubo, 20 km away from Kutaisi in Imereti region in the West of the country. The cave was discovered in 1984 and was almost immediately developed as a show cave. Kumistavi is the biggest cave in Georgia. Although only one tenth is open for tourists, it takes about an hour to explore it. Inside there are underground lakes and rivers; rather high humidity and a lot of bats, which, however, do not bother tourists, as they fly very high.

“OKACE” – Even several years ago there was only the earth path through the park – but now you can walk down the paved road leading to the rocks. This road is not easy, as you have to go up and down following the relief of the area – which is located high above the sea level so the air is a bit rarefied. You can also take a car right to the stairs on the slope of the canyon, but you’ll miss the fantastical trees along the road and lots of amazing views of the mountains covered with snow for the most part of the year.

Lunch with degustacion in the restaurant.

Transfer to the Batumi, check-in at the hotel,

Free time.

 Length: 235km

Duration of the tour: from 8 hours

Day 7:

Batumi – city tour – Gonio

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Breakfast in the hotel.Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

Sightseeing tour

Includes:

Primorsky Boulevard, the famous Chapa Fountain, the Alphabet Tower, the mobile statue of Ali and Nino, the statue of Medea, the fountain with the statue of Neptune, St. Nicholas and them. St. Varvara, Piazza Square (Venetian style square), Batumi seaport, the building of the Ministry of Justice, Adjaria House, singing and dancing fountains, Lake Ardahan. Walk along the boulevard.

Gonio-Apsarossa fortress is associated with many legends and myths. On the territory of the fortress there is a grave, which today is considered to be the grave of the apostle Matthew.

Lunch during tour.

Visit to “Adjara Wine House”. Wine tasting.

Return to the hotel, Free time.

Length: 30km

Duration of the tour: from 6 hours.

Day 8:

Botanical Garden – Petra – Mtirala Park

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Breakfast in the hotel.Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

Batumi Botanical Garden was established in 1912 by the prominent botanist and geographer Andrey Krasnov. The garden is 111 hectares and contains flora from nine phyto-geographic areas: East Asia, North America, New Zealand, South America, the Himalayas, Mexico, Australia, the Mediterranean, and the Caucasian humid subtropics. It’s 10 km far from the city center.

“Petra” is first referred to in the Novellae Constitutiones by the Eastern Roman emperor Justinian I, dated to 535. It was built to reinforce the Roman authority in the kingdom of Lazica, located on the southeastern shores of the Black Sea and, with the emperor’s approval, was named in his honor as Petra Pia Justiniana. According to the contemporary historian Procopius, Petra was founded through the efforts of the Roman official John Tzibus, who thereafter exercised tight control of imports into Lazica and controlled local access to luxury commodities and much-needed salt. The name of Petra, literally, “rock” in Greek, was a reference to the rocky and precipitous coast where the city was built. Its location between the sea and the cliffs rendered the city inaccessible, except for a narrow and rocky stretch of level ground, which was defended by a defensive wall with two towers. Terraces are abundantly covered with ivy, which creates a vivid analogy with the hanging gardens of the Semiramis. After,

Lunch

Mountain Adjara – one of the most beautiful places on Earth, it surrounds the entire southern-western part of Georgia, the mountain landscape located at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level. Mtirala Park.

Transfer to the hotel, Free time. Possible  an evening train in Tbilisi.

 Length: 100km

Duration of the tour: from 6 hours.

Day 9:                                                    Batumi – Tbilisi

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Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out from the hotel in Batumi.10:00 – Transfer: Batumi – Tbilisi

14:00 (+-) Lunch – restaurant “Zgapari”

Transfer to Tbilisi.

2 stops on the way for sort rest.

Check-in to the hotel. Free time.

 Length: 400km

 

Day 10:                 Free day   –    Transfer to Tbilisi Airport

Breakfast in the hotel.Free day.

Or possible excursion at 10:00 (extra charges)

Possible for an extra charge in Discover Georgia – Tbilisi:

  • Sulfur baths with massage (needs reservation) – from 70.0$ per hour (from 1 to 4 persons excl. transfer)·
  • Tour to the Memorial “History of Georgia” by Z. Tsereteli on the Tbilisi Sea – 140.0$ (for minimum 2 person, incl. transfer)
  • Shevardnadze Gardenia Garden -140.0$ (for minimum 2 person, incl. transfer, tickets)
  • Ethnographic Museum – 140.0$ (for minimum 2 person, incl. transfer, tickets)
  • Museum of Georgia -100.0$ (for minimum 2 person, incl. transfer, tickets)
  • Golden Fund – 100.0$ (for minimum 2 person, incl. transfer, tickets)

Possible for an extra charge in Discover Georgia – Batumi:

  • Visit to the Dolphinarium – needs reservation. 40.0$ for 2 persons (transfer, ticket)
  • Visiting the aquarium
  • Visiting the zoo

Price per person:

for group 2 person 1750.0$
for group 4 person 1488.0$
for group 6 person 1278.0$
for group 8 person 1199.0$
for group 10 person 985.0$
for group 16 person 985.0$

Price includes:

  • Car (Mercedes Sprinter)
  • Driver service for the duration of the whole tour;
  • Fuel;
  • Wife service in the car;
  • Guide service for the duration of the whole tour;
  • Entrance ticket sightseeing;
  • Meals mentioned above (HB);
  • 1 Gala diner;
  • Hotel (minimum)
  • Water 0.5L per person per day;
  • Wine tastings – 4;

Price Not incl.

  • Avia ticket;
  • all charges not mentioned above
  • tip for driver
  • tip for guide
  • insurance
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