7 DAY CULTURAL & ADVENTURE TOUR

Day 1 Highlights: 

One of the Must-Dos and probably the most distinctive pleasures of visiting Georgia is wandering through Tbilisi Old City, with its old-style balconies, ancient churches, narrow streets, food markets and charming stores. Here you will notice a number of eclectic sights – sites ranging from churches to mosques and synagogues, as well as the art galleries and handicraft shops, lining along the way. The uniqueness of attractions and the cultural as well as architectural diversity widely presented at this spot starting from Sulfur Baths and the stunning views from the Narikala Fortress (by Cable Car) is simply overwhelming.  Old Tbilisi also includes: Anchiskhati, Erekle II street, Peace Bridge, Botanical Garden, Sioni, Rike Park, Metekhi, Caravanserai

  • Pick up from the Hotel
  • Walking tour around Tbilisi Old Town (Around 2h)
  • Ride to Mtskheta  

Mtksheta old capital of Georgia is located about 20 kilometres north of Tbilisi at the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. The city is considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Due to its historical significance and numerous ancient monuments, the “Historical Monuments of Mtskheta” became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The historic churches of Mtskheta are outstanding examples of medieval religious architecture in the Caucasus.   

  • Visit to UNESCO world heritage sites of Mtskheta: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Jvari Monastery, Medieval complex of Shio Mghvime in limestone canyon
  • Lunch Opportunity nearby Mtskheta
  • Afternoon Drop off in Tbilisi for Dinner on Aghmashenebeli Avenue located in historical part of Tbilisi and known for its 19th century classical architecture

Day 2 Highlights:

Proclaimed by archaeologists to be the “Cradle of Wine”, Kakheti is the oldest wine-producing region in the world. It is the land of hospitable, open-hearted people that live surrounded by monasteries, ancient castles and glorious churches. Kakheti is characterised by its unique vine grape varieties, countryside and centuries of exceptional wine-making experience

Wine Tour (Gold Circle): 

  • Early Pick up from the hotel
  • Departure to capital city of Kakheti Region Telavi via Gombroi Pass
  • Visit to Tsinandali Palace knows for its historic Enoteca and gardens
  • Kvareli Town: Lunch at Wine Tunnel and photo opportunity at Ilia Lake
  • Visit Sighaghi - a love city famous for its vast city walls

Day 3 Highlights:

Svaneti region of Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains is Medieval Hideaway. Preserved by its long isolation, the region is an exceptional example of mountain scenery, where centuries-old defensive towers loom over remote villages. The culture of Svaneti is intriguing, offering some of Georgia's most solemn and mysterious dances, and the most complex polyphonic singing in the Caucasus—a tradition dating back over two millenia.

  • Pick up from the hotel
  • Domestic Flight to Mestia at 13:00 (Duration: 45 min)
  • Walk Around town of Mestia and Medieval Svanetian Towers
  • Ropeway ride from Hatsvali Ski Resort

Day 4 Highlights:

Svaneti region is a must visit place in Georgia. If you are interested to see the highest inhabited point in all of Europe, you will have the opportunity to do so during the trip: Ushguli, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a Svan village with some of the most stunning views found in the entire country.

  • Pick up from the hotel
  • Visit Ushghuli (at the foot of Shkhara Peak) - 45 km from Mestia
  • Back to Mestia 

Day  5 Highlights:

Kazbegi is a valley town with the famous hilltop silhouette of Trinity Church and the towering snowy peak of Mt Kazbegi looking down on it.  Now officially named Stepantsminda, it is a base for some wonderful hiking and mountain-biking trails. It would be impossible for anyone to visit this area of Georgia without feeling overwhelmed by both nature and history combined.

  • Guided Hike to the highest waterfall of Georgia - Shdugra waterfall.  It’s a 2 hour trek (3km) to waterfall from village Mazeri (20km from Mestia)
  • Domestic Flight from Mestia to Natakhtari at 15:00 (Duration: 45 min)
  • Pick up from the Airport & Transfer to Kazbegi  

Day 6 Highlights:

The best way to witness the diversity of this small country’s terrain is on Kazbegi’s hiking trails, which wind through the Greater Caucasus mountain range dividing Europe from Asia. 

  • Hike/drive to Gergety Holy Trinity Church on the top of Mount Kazbegi (altitude 2170m) / 1 Hour Hike (6km) from Kazbegi Town
  • Drive through Dariali Gorge located by the border of Georgia and Russia
  • Hike to Gveleti Waterfall from driveway
  • Hike Truso Valley known for its mineral water springs, white/yellow travertines, mineral lake with bubbles  

Day 7 Highlights:

Uplistsikhe Cave City - Literally meaning ‘fortress of the lord’, dates back as far as the Iron Age and is one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. It’s an ancient rock-hewn town, some 100 kilometers east of Tbilisi. Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari River, it is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures.

  • Early Pick up from Tbilisi Hotel
  • Visit to Ananuri Complex featuring fortress and church dating back toXVI-XVII cc
  • Photo opportunity at Jinvali Reservoir 
  • Gudauri Cross Pass overlooking a deep gorge of Caucasus mountain range
  • Visit to Uplistikhe Complex
  • Back to Tbilisi
  • Free time for walking & souvenir shopping around Dry Bridge, Rustaveli Avenue, Freedom Square; Evening Cable Car ride to Mount Mtatsminda offering beautiful views over the city of Tbilisi