Hotel accommodation, free evening.
Arrival to Batumi, hotel accommodation, free time.
In the evening meet your guide at the hotel lobby and start the city tour of Batumi, the capital of seaside province of Adjara. For several centuries it was conquered by the Ottoman Empire, hence the significant amount of population was converted to Islam. Nowadays it preserves a status of autonomous republic in Georgia.
You will start the discovery of the city from the seaside boulevard. Seeing the exteriors of House of Justice, Statue of Love and brand new buildings of the world known hotels. Take a walk on the famous Batumi Piazza – the square which was built as a replica of Italian city square.
Afterwards you proceed to the historical part of the city and discover the authentic vibes of old Batumi.
Transfer to the hotel.
You will also see the longest river of Ajara – Ajaristskali, medieval arched bridge Makhuntseti, built in XI century of volcanic rock boulders and mountain waterfall Makhuntseti with crystal clear water and a height of over 20 m. Just down the road we will visit wine house “Ajarian wine house” (Tasting of the rarest Ajarian wine – 12 USD per person). After excursion drive back to Batumi.
Train to Tbilisi. Arrival to Tbilisi at 12:30 pm, meeting with driver. Transfer to the hotel. Free day.
Proceed to city Mtskheta – the old, legendary capital of Georgia, just 20km from the city center. The historic capital of Eastern Georgia (Kartli) and set at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi Rivers, Mtskheta has remained at the spiritual heart of Georgia since Christianity was established. You’ll visit Jvari Monastery (Monastery of the Cross), previously a pagan temple and latterly turned into Christian church. Perched on a windblown, rocky promontory, take some time to enjoy the exceptional scenery and take some photos of this amazing UNESCO world heritage listed structure. The Svetitskhoveli cathedral remains at the center of the Orthodox church. Legend has it that a seamless robe of Christ’s is buried somewhere within the temple and you’ll find fragments of paintings dating back to the 11th century, including one depicting a hand which stories tell is the hand of the cathedrals architect which king Giorgi amputated to stop him making another cathedral as beautiful as Svetitskhoveli.
Drive back to Tbilisi, transfer to the hotel. Free time. In the evening transfer to Georgian restaurant to have delicious dinner with folk show. After transfer to the hotel.
After the tour of Signagi, we’ll visit one of the traditional, authentic wineries, where you will discover more about the traditional methods of wine making in Georgia. Here you will have delicious Kakhetian lunch with master-classes of making Georgian snickers Churchkhela as well as tasting Kakhetian wines. Return to Tbilisi.
Later on you will visit the pride of many Georgians – the ski resort Gudauri, located at an altitude of 2195m. With kilometers of ski runs, the cheapest ski passes in Europe and sun drenched south facing slopes the resort offers fabulous terrain for beginners and advanced skiers alike. In summer hiking, horse riding, birdwatching and climbing are some of the many activities on offer.
Finally, will go up the mountain and enjoy the breath-taking views from the Gergeti Trinity Church – built in medieval time the church is located on the slope of Mount Kazbek with the Caucus Mountains rising in the background. The only cross-cupola church in Khevi, photos of the church and detached bell-tower have become symbols of Georgia, inspiring travelers to from across the world to visit Georgia.
After the tour will travel back to Tbilisi.
After visiting Uplistsikhe we will drive to the resort town of Borjomi. Borjomi is an incredibly beautiful place, located in a lush valley of the Mtkvari River and famous for its spring water and Romanov Summer palace, Likani. Here you will visit the famous Borjomi National Park where you can taste real Borjomi water right from the spring. The water became popular in the 19th century when Tsarist soldiers discovered the springs and spread word of their health giving properties. Nowadays the salty, fizzy spring water divides opinion, but remains one of Georgia’s most famous exports. Arrival to Kutaisi, hotel accommodation.
Your driver will meet you at the hotel lobby for the scheduled transfer to Kutaisi International Airport.
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Each program can be updated as per individual request and budget.
Each program can be re-calculated with the option guide/driver as one person.