6 days / 5 nights
Arrive in Tbilisi, meet in the airport and transfer to a hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi in a hotel.
Day 2/Tbilisi Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast at the hotel we will explore the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi, wonder in the old districts of the city which are structured like terraces, as well as take a walk in the narrow streets to enjoy colorful houses, patterned balconies and wonderful samples of modern architecture. We will start the tour from Metekhi church (13th century) facing the magnificent views over old Tbilisi. Strolling along winding little streets we get to the main sights of the city. Here in Tbilisi we can see the interesting coexistence of different religions: Armenian Church, Jewish Synagogue and Muslim Mosque. Afterwards we enjoy the panoramic views of the whole town and through the ancient Narikala fortress (4th century), find ourselves in the historical domed sulphur bath area – connected with the name of our city. Overnight in Tbilisi in a hotel.
Day 3/Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Svetitskhoveli Cathedral – Jvari Monastery – Gori (Museum of Stalin, Goristsihe Fortress) – Uplistsikhe – Tbilisi
After breakfast at the hotel we will drive to the ancient capital of Georgia – Mtskheta. We will visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (UNESCO), the second largest church building in Georgia where the robe of Jesus Christ is buried. A masterpiece of the Early and High Middle Ages, the XI century Cathedral is the burial place of the Royal family of Bagrationi and the patriarchs of Georgia. Our next stop is Jvari Monastery which is a sixth-century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. Here the visitors are given an unrepeated opportunity to enjoy the magnificently panoramic view to the Mtkvari and the Aragvi rivers flowing together. This place is considered the cradle of Christianity and is of special importance for Georgians as the baptizing of king Mirian and Georgian people took place here in 337. Moving on, our next spot is Gori – an ancient city located on the silk road. Among many ancient sights in Gori the ruins of an ancient fortress Goristsihe is of high importance. The fortress is located on a hill in the city center. Beautiful city Gori is also famous for being the birthplace of Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin. In honor of the leader there was built a state House Museum of Stalin where the visitors can explore some personal details connected with Stalin’s life. And to sum up, we will visit Uplistsikhe– the most ancient cave city hewed in a rock dating back to the IV century B.C. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi.
Day 4/Tbilisi – Tsinandali – Sighnaghi – Tbilisi
After breakfast at the hotel we will drive to Kakheti region well known for its wine production. On our way we will enjoy superb views of Great Caucasus Mountains and valleys of Kakheti; acknowledge traditions and culture of the country and region, taste wines and delicious food. Our first stop will be at the 19th century Georgian duke’s palaces in Tsinandali. We will have a pleasant walk in the beautiful garden and taste different kinds of red and white wine. Optional* We will have lunch tasting homemade dishes at a local’s house, enjoy the hospitality of the local people and taste some delicious homemade wine. On the way back we also visit the city of love – fortified town of Sighnaghi, offering wonderful views over Alazani valley. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi.
Day 5/Free day
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. Overnight in Tbilisi in a hotel.
Breakfast and check out from the hotel. Transfer to the airport and departure.