Overnight in Tbilisi - Arrival at the Tbilisi International Airport. You will be welcomed by the tour guide and then transferred to your hotel in Tbilisi. Check-in at the hotel.Free time.
Tbilisi is the capital and largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the MtkvariRiver. Founded in the 5th century by the monarch of Georgia Tbilisi has since served, with intermissions, as the capital of various Georgian kingdoms and republics.
Overnight in Tbilisi / DEP 11:00
- RET 16:00 - Tbilisi city tour :Breakfast at the hotel.11:00 - Tbilisi city tour. Excursion program: Puppet Theatre, Anchiskhati Church, Bridge of Peace, Rike Park, Narikala Fortress, Old Town, Waterfall Leghvtakhevi, Abanotubani (literally “Bath District”), Heydar Aliev Park, Freedom Square, Rustaveli Avenue, Turtle lake.
Overnight in Tbilisi / Dep 12:00 - RET 16:00 - Mtskheta city tour & Jvary monastery : Breakfast at the hotel. 12:00 – Mtskheta city tour. Excursion program:Jvari monastery (Cross) templeof 6th century situated near the merge of rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi, Cathedral Svetitskhoveli of the 9th century, walking through old streets of Mtskheta, visit to the souvenir market, on the way back to Tbilisi visit to one of the largest shopping mall of Georgia “Tbilisi Mall”, free time for dinner in the afternoon, transfer back to the hotel in Tbilisi.
Overnight in Borjomi / DEP 10:30 - ARR 17:00 - Transfer from Tbilisi to Borjomi visit of Uplistsikhe Cave City en-rout : Breakfast at the hotel. 10:30 transfer to Borjomi. Arrival to Borjomi. Check in at the hotel. Free time to rest.
Uplistsikhe cave city(literally, «the lord’s fortress») – which is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of the town of Gori, Shida Kartli. Uplistsikhe is identified by archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Strategically located in the heartland of ancient kingdom of Kartli (or Iberia as it was known to the Classical authors), it emerged as a major political and religious center of the country. The town’s age and importance led medieval Georgian written tradition to ascribe its foundation to the mythical Uplos, son of Mtskhetos, and grandson of Kartlos. With the Christianization of Kartli early in the 4th century, Uplistsikhe seems to have declined in its importance and lost its position to the new centers of Christian culture – Mtskheta and, later Tbilisi. However, Uplistsikhe reemerged as a principal Georgian stronghold during the Muslim conquest of Tbilisi in the 8th and 9th century. The Mongol raids in the 14th century marked the ultimate eclipse of the town; It was virtually abandoned, and only occasionally used as a temporary shelter in times of foreign intrusions.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. Borjomi is a resort town in south-central Georgia with a population of 10,546. It is one of the districts of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region and is situated in the northwestern part of the region in the picturesque Borjomi Gorge on the eastern edge of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. The town is famous for its mineral water industry (which is the number one export of Georgia), the Romanov summer palace in Likani, and the World Wide Fund for Nature-site Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Borjomi mineral water is particularly well known in those countries which were part of the former Soviet Union; the bottling of mineral water is a major source of income for the area. Because of the supposed curative powers of the area's mineral springs, it is a frequent destination for people with health problems. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically-themed amusement park in the Caucasus.Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Borjomi / DEP 11:00 - RET 19:00 - Rabati castle tour & Borjomi Mineral Water Park :Breakfast at the hotel.11:00 – Transfer to Rabati castle.Rabati Castle - is a medieval castle complex in Akhaltsikhe, built in the 13th century. The eastern end of this large, impressive castle (the first part inside the main entrance) includes a hotel, restaurant, tourism information centre and a couple of shops, while the monumental part at the west end contains mosque, citadel and museum. Transfer back to Borjomi, dinner at the hotel.In the evening Borjomi Mineral Water Park tour.
Overnight in Tbilisi / DEP 12:00 - ARR 16:00 - Transfer from Borjomi to Tbilisi : Breakfast at the hotel. 12:00 transfer to Tbilisi. Arrival to Tbilisi. Check in at the hotel. Free time to rest.On the way to Tbilisi we will visit Tbilisi Mall shopping mall. (2 hours).
Overnight in Tbilisi / DEP 10:00 - RET 18:00 - Ananuri-Gudauri-Kazbegi tour : Breakfast at the hotel. 10:00 – Ananuri-Kazbegi tour. Excursion program:Zhinvali Water Reservoir, Ananuri fortress, Gudauri ski resort, Holly Trinity church in Stephantsminda (Kazbegi).
Ananuriis a castle complex on the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. Ananuri was a castle and seat of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty which ruled the area from the 13th century. The castle was the scene of numerous battles. In 1739, Ananuri was attacked by forces from a rival duchy, commanded by Shanshe of Ksani and was set on fire. The Aragvi clan was massacred. However, four years later, the local peasants revolted against rule by the Shamshe, killing the usurpers and inviting King Teimuraz II to rule directly over them. However, in 1746, King Teimuraz was forced to suppress another peasant uprising, with the help of King Erekle II of Kakheti. The fortress remained in use until the beginning of the 19th century. In 2007, the complex has been on the tentative list for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage Site program. Gudauri is a ski resort located on the south-facing plateau of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda District, along the Georgian Military Highway near the Cross Pass, at an elevation of 2,200 meters (7,200 ft.) above sea level with skiable area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun. Gudauri lies 120 km (75 mi) to the north of the capital Tbilisi and two hours drive from the Tbilisi International Airport or even a short helicopter flight from the capital. The resort offers high quality skiing opportunities. The slopes of Gudauri are completely above the tree line and are best for free-riders and are generally considered to be avalanche-safe. The ski season lasts from December to April. Heliskiing is also available throughout the season. Gveleti Waterfalls.