After breakfast drive to Mtskheta. We visit the ancient capital and religious center of Georgia – Mtskheta (3000 years old) and see its historical places: Jvari church (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) where the Robe of Christ is buried. Both Jvari and Svetitskhoveli are UNESCO World Heritage sites;
After Mtskheta drive back to Tbilisi. Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia. The city covers an area of 372 km² (144 square miles) and has 1,093,000 inhabitants. Founded in the 5th century AD by Vakhtang Gorgasali, the Georgian King of Kartli (Iberia) and made into a capital in the 6th century, Tbilisi is a significant industrial, social, and cultural center. In Tbilisi we will visit Metechi Church of Holy Virgin – built in 5th c and rebuilt in 13th c; visit old city with bath district and Narikala castle. Walk wonderful Shardeni Street with cafes and restaurants. Afterwards visit Sioni and Anchiskhati Churches and Sameba – Holy Trinity Cathedral, called as “Millennium Building”. Sameba is the greatest Orthodox Cathedral in Georgia and Caucasus. It represents the synthesis of cross–domed and central-domed churches. Passing through famous Rustaveli Avenue;
Welcome dinner in the national restaurant.
Overnight in Tbilisi.
After breakfast drive to the east Georgia. We have to visit Signagi-City of love (110 km. 1.50 hour drive). Visit Bodbe monastery. St. Nino has become one of the most venerated saints of the Georgian Orthodox Church. A Grapevine cross, is a symbol of Georgian Christianity. Drive to Kvareli .Visit wine seller in KVARELI, where we can taste 3 different sorts of wine. Mater classes of Georgian bread baking and Churchkela making,
Dinner in the restaurant in Kakheti.
Transfer to Tbilisi
Overnight in Tbilisi
In the morning drive to Gori and its historical places: Uplistsikhe Cave Town (1st millennium BC). Uplistsikhe is the place where the Great Silk Road used to pass. This is an old and interesting complex with dwelling quarters, wine-cellars, bakeries, a three-nave basilica church hewn out in rock and even an antic theatre
After Uplistkisikhe transfer to Kutaisi.
Lunch on the way to Kutaisi
Dinner in the hotel
Overnight in Kutaisi
Kutaisi is the Second largest city in the country (antique town more than 3000 years old) and its historical places:
We will visit Gelati Cathedral (12th century) which is the UNESCO World heritage site– one of the earliest academies in Europe, and the Bagrati Cathedral (11th century).
Visit to the underground cave of Prometheus, the famous impressive halls, underground lakes and western rivers. In one of the historic complexes in Georgia near Tshaltubo Resort (5 km). In the cave of Prometheus at different stages of development of the land arose four layers, and tourists can explore this historic area as a pedestrian path and also from the small boats. Very impressive and a little bit tiring experience.
Dinner in the Hotel.
Overnight in Kutaisi
Breakfast in the hotel. After check-out drive to Batumi.
Visit Botanical garden of Batumi.
Botanical Garden of Batumi will be another experience of the trip. Found in 1912, this garden contains more than 5000 kind of plants from all over the world.
Check-in in the Hotel
After lunch Visit Piazza Square, one of the most beautiful squares in whole Georgia, distinguished by its painting, as well as by its exquisite mosaics and stained glass windows. Piazza Square has already become the venue of numerous entertaining and cultural events. Afterwards we reach the Europa square with the beautiful statue of Medea.
Free evening in Batumi
Dinner in the restaurant.
Overnight in Batumi
Breakfast in the hotel.
Rest on the beach in Batumi.
We will visit Gonio Fortress.
Gonio Fortress (1st century AD) was once a large Roman-Byzantine military settlement and an important strategic point along the Black Sea coast. It was occupied intermittently by Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans. More importantly it is connected with the myth of the Argonauts and the Golden Fleece.
Transfer to Tbilisi
Lunch on the way to Tbilisi.
Arrival at the airport.
End of the trip
Price of the tour:
The price includes:
Comfortable transportation throughout the tour
Guide services during the whole tour;
Hotel accommodation 3*;
3 nights in Tbilisi;
1 nights in Batumi;
2 nights in Kutaisi;
Master classes baking bread and making churchkhela;