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The Best Of Georgia 17 Days

Duration: 17 Days

Best season: June to October
Interests: Georgia, Nature, Cultiral herritage, Hiking,  Wine, Cuisine, Folklore, Craft, Adventure sports: Rafting, Horseback riding, bicycle riding, 4x4.

This tour program offers you the most beautiful and remote places of Georgia. Visiting hospitable families and staying at the most authentic hotels, wine chateaus and guesthouses with delicious and organic locally produced food and wine. In this itinerary  we can include different activities such as: Hiking, rafting, horse riding, paragliding, sailing, wine tasting, cooking & handicraft classes, private folk shows, etc. So if you have enough time, we highly recommend you to book this tour program.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1.  Arrival 

Meet in the airport and transfer to a hotel in the old part of Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi. Hotel(B)

Day 2.  Tbilisi city tour

Visit old part of the town and start the tour with a visit to Metekhi church from the 13th century from where we have a panoramic view of the old city where we have an introduction of its history - next we take the cable car to the Narikala fortress - one of the oldest building of Tbilisi - visit Botanical garden - Juma Mosque - Leghvtakhevi waterfall - Abanotubani (Suphur bath district) - Maidan square - Sharden street-Great Synagogue of Tbilisi - Statue of Tamada - Konka (old tram of Tbilisi) - Caravanserais - Sioni cathedral where we will see St. Nino's original vine cross-Erekle II street-Bridge of Peace - Rike park -Anchiskhati - oldest church of Tbilisi - Gabriadze theatre and a tower - Statue of Berikaoba - Freedom square and Rustaveli avenue-the main artery of Tbilisi-Overnight in Tbilisi. Hotel(B)

Day 3. Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Ananuri - Zhinvali - Gudauri - Gergeti church - mount Kazbeg - Stepantsminda

Tbilisi - drive to Jvari monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site) from the 6th century explore the complex and enjoy the views of Mtskheta - 3000 years old town and former capital of Georgia where Christianity was declared as an official religion of Georgia in the 4th century - drive to Mtskheta to visit Svetitskhoveli cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage Site) - the most important religious center of Georgia from the Middle Ages - drive to Ananuri to explore its medieval architectural ensemble and enjoy the views of Zhinvali water reservoir - drive to Gudauri - optional paragliding-drive to Khevi region and to the village Gergeti - walk(4 km total) to the Holy Trinity Church of Gergeti dating from the 14th century - enjoy the views of the 3rd highest peak of Georgia mount Kazbeg 5054 m - drive to Stepantsminda - Dinner. Overnight in Stepantsminda. Hotel (BD)

Day 4. Stepantsminda - Juta - Chaukhi lake hike - Gveleti waterfall-  Khinkali cooking class

Stepantsminda - drive to Juta - hike (8 km total) from Juta to Chaukhi lake - walk back and have lunch at a local café - drive to the Dariali gorge - walk(3 km total) to the Gveleti waterfall - drive back to Stepantsminda - cooking masterclass to learn how to cook traditional Georgian dumpling Khinkali - Dinner. Overnight in Stepantsminda. Hotel (BD)

Day 5. Stepantsminda-Pasanauri - Rafting - Tsedisi - Organic winery - Uplistsikhe rock hewn town - Ateni winery & guesthouse

Stepantsminda - drive to Pasanauri - optional rafting on Aragvi river (level 2-3) - drive to Kartli region-lunch and wine tasting at a natural winery in Tsedisi - drive to Uplistsikhe to explore the rock hewn town from the 7th century BC - drive to Ateni - enjoy dinner and local natural wine. Overnight in Ateni. Winery & Guesthouse (BD)

Day 6. Ateni - Ubisa monastery - Gelati architectural complex -Prometheus cave - Tskaltubo - Bicycle ride - Family winery

Ateni - drive to Imereti region - visit Ubisa monastery and explore its unique murals from the 14th century - drive to Gelati architectural complex from the 12th century UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore the complex - drive to Prometheus cave - walk 1 hour to explore the cave - drive to Tskaltubo - optional bicycle ride in the park - visit a family winery and enjoy dinner with local Imeretian dishes and wine - Overnight in Tskaltubo. Hotel (B)

Day 7. Tskaltubo - Martvili canyon - Kaghu waterfall - Natural winery - Enguri dam - Mestia - Machubi and Svanetian tower

Tskaltubo - drive to Martvili canyon - explore the canyon - drive to Kaghu waterfall - drive back to Martvili  for lunch and wine tasting at an organic winery with local Megrelian dishes and wine - drive to Mestia - Enguri dam - photo stops on the way - visit traditional Svanetian tower and a dwelling Machubi from the Middle Ages -Dinner. Overnight in Mestia. Guesthouse (BD)

Day 8. Mestia - Ushguli - Lamaria monastery - Mount Shkhara Glacier hike - Museum of Mestia - Svanetian Folk show

Mestia - Ushguli - village Chazhashi (UNESCO site) - visit Lamaria monastery from the middle ages-walk to the foot of the highest peak of Georgia - Shkhara 5201 m - drive back to Mestia - optional visit to Mestia museum - optional Svanetian folk show. Dinner. Overnight in Mestia. Guesthouse (BD)

Day 9. Mestia - Zugdidi - Paliastomi lake sale - Batumi botaniocal garden - Batumi - The Black Sea beach

Mestia - Zugdidi - optional visit to Dadiani palace - lunch in a local café - drive to Paliastomi lake - sale in the lake - drive to Batumi botanical garden - walk 3 km in the botanical garden - drive to Batumi. Free evening in Batumi. Overnight in Batumi. Hotel (B)

Day 10. Batumi - Mtirala park hike - Pottery market - Borjomi park hike

Start a day with a walk in Batumi's boulevard - drive to Mtirala park -hike 7 km in the park - drive to Borjomi - stop for a pottery market in Shrosha - Borjomi park - walk (6 km total) in the park of Borjomi -optional swim in the thermal pools - Borjomi. Overnight in Borjomi. Hotel (B)

Day 11. Borjomi - Akhaltsikhe - Organic winery - Khertvisi fortress -Vardzia cave complex - Upper Vardzia Nunnery

Borjomi - drive to Akhaltsikhe - visit a local organic winery and have a wine tasting - drive to Khertvisi fortress dating from the 2nd century BC - walk on the swinging bridge and enjoy the views of the fortress -drive to Vardzia - lunch at a local café - walk and explore Vardzia cave complex from the 12th century and its unique frescoes - drive to Upper Vardzia nunnery dating from the 10th century - stay at a local farmer's a guesthouse and enjoy dinner with a locally produced food and wine. Overnight in Vardzia. Guesthouse (BLDW)

Day 12. Vardzia - Rabati castle - Rafting - Horseriding - Tbilisi

Vardzia - drive to Rabati castle - explore Rabati complex and its museum - drive to Chitakhevi - optional rafting on Mtkvari river (level 3-4) - optional horse riding in Borjomi national park-drive back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi. Hotel(B)

Day 13. Tbilisi - Qedeli - Horse riding - Beer brewery - Bodbe nunnery - Sighnaghi - Natural winery - Tsinandali palace

Tbilisi - Badiauri - stop for the bread bakery to see how Georgian traditional bread Shoti is baked in oven called  ''Tone'' and try cheese and bread - drive to village Kedeli - optional horse riding - visit a beer brewery and taste different types of locally brewed beer - visit Bodbe Nunnery - drive to Sighnaghi - wine tasting and delicious lunch at the natural winery - walk and explore Sighnaghi and its historical wall - enjoy the views of Alazani valley and the Great Caucasus Mountains - drive to Tsinandali palace and explore it - drive to Kisiskhevi. Overnight in Kisiskhevi. Wine Château (BLW)

Day 14. Kisiskhevi - Gremi complex - Abano pass - Tusheti national park - Omalo - Keselo fortress

Kisiskhevi - drive to Gremi and explore medieval architectural complex - drive to Tusheti national park-Pshaveli - lunch picnic - Abano pass (2900 m) - Omalo- visit Keselo fortress and enjoy the 

views of Tusheti - Dinner. Overnight in Omalo. Guesthouse(BD)

Day 15. Omalo - Horseriding - Dartlo - Parsma

Omalo - optional horse riding or hiking - lunch picnic - explore medieval villages of Dartlo and Parsma - drive back to Omalo. Dinner. Overnight in Omalo. Guesthouse (BD)

Day 16. Omalo - Zemo Alvani - Natural winery - Alaverdi monastery - Gombori pass - Tbilisi

Omalo - Abano pass - Zemo Alvani - visit a local natural winery for wine tasting and lunch - drive to Alaverdi and explore the monastery from the Middle Ages drive to Tbilisi via - Gombori pass. Overnight in Tbilisi. Hotel (BLW)

Day 17.  Departure

Hotel check out and drive to Tbilisi's airport.  Departure

End of the tour

Price of the tour depends on the size of the group and types of hotels used for this tour program. For more details please contact us, as we offer private tours we are ready to make changes in the itinerary and consider your requirements.

What will be included in the price:

- Tour guide

- Transportation

- Accommodation

- Entrance tickets

- Meals as specified in the itinerary: B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner and W - wine tasting

- Costs of the activities which are mentioned in the itinerary

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