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Essential Georgia

Your First Step Into The Magic Of Georgia
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Overview

Difficulty
Comfort
Tour type
June — October
Period
8 days
Duration
6-12
Group
4+
Age
GT002
Program code
  • Experience breathtaking views of towering mountains and the rich biodiversity of Georgian nature
  • Visit the renowned UNESCO World Heritage sites such as : Gelati Monastery and Ushguli Village
  • In the "Birthplace of Wine," sample wine made using the ancient "Kvevri" method
  • Taste the finest Georgian cuisine, including a Kakhetian bread-making lesson
  • Explore Georgia's Natural Wonders: Prometeus Cave & Okatse Canyon
  • Interact with the locals and gain insights into their way of life

Discover a land unlike any other! Georgia sits at the crossroads where Europe meets Asia, and its rich cultural heritage reflects this unique blend. From its diverse landscapes to its one-of-a-kind alphabet, this country is a treasure trove of wonders.

Take an action-packed 8-day tour and see the best of Georgia! Marvel at breathtaking mountain views, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, savor the finest cuisine and sip on wines made using ancient methods.

Embark on an adventure in a truly unique land, steeped in culture, tradition and its own language. Come experience Georgia, where ancient meets modern and every day is an unforgettable journey. Welcome!

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Itinerary

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Day 1 photo: Welcome to Tbilisi

Welcome to Tbilisi

Our team will meet you at Tbilisi airport and escort you to your hotel for some rest. After, we will embark on a tour of the city to ensure you have an unforgettable time in Georgia. Your Tbilisi itinerary will include visits to the pedestrian streets of the old town with its wooden balconies, historic churches such as Anchiskhati and Sioni, the ancient Meydan square, the famous sulfur baths and mosque. We will also take a cable car to Narikala Fortress and the statue of Mother Georgia for some photo opportunities with breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Our tour will conclude with a visit to the Sololaki district, once a neighborhood of wealthy merchants and artists and still a captivating destination for visitors. If you have the energy, we can attend a free open-air puppet show in front of the Rezo Gabriadze Theatre. Dinner and overnight stay in Tbilisi.

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Day 2 photo: Georgia's Premier wine region

Georgia's Premier wine region

On the second day, we will travel to the Kakheti region, known for its wine. Along the way, we will stop at the Gombori Pass to take in the stunning mountain views at the entrance of Kakheti. Then, we will visit the Telavi market to see the diverse fruit and vegetable offerings, including specialty items like Kakhetian oil, churchkhela, and delicious nuts. Our next stop is the famous Tsinandali Estate, where you can take a peaceful walk in the park, visit one of the oldest cellars in Georgia, explore the beautiful home of Prince Alexander Chavchavade, and sample the estate's renowned wine. After lunch at a restaurant, we will continue exploring Kakheti by visiting the charming Bodbe Monastery. Our final destination for the day is the gem of the region: the charming city of Sighnaghi, known as the "City of Love." Walking through its narrow streets will give you a deeper understanding of its nickname. Dinner and overnight stay in Sighnaghi.

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Day 3 photo: Discover the Majestic Cave City of Uplistsikhe

Discover the Majestic Cave City of Uplistsikhe

After a delicious breakfast in Sighnaghi, we will participate in a masterclass to learn how Kakhetian bread is made and how it can be so crispy and tasty. You will have the opportunity to make your own bread and taste it afterwards. To further tantalize your taste buds, we will sample some traditional Kakhetian cheese. After one final meal in Kakheti, we will continue our journey to the central region of Shida Kartli, starting with a visit to the museum dedicated to one of the most famous Georgians: Stalin. After this historical excursion, we will visit the cave city of Uplistsikhe, built along the Great Silk Road. Dinner and overnight stay in Gori.

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Day 4 photo: Embark on a Western Georgian Adventure

Embark on a Western Georgian Adventure

This morning, we will head to the western region of Georgia, crossing the Rikoti Pass, which connects East and West Georgia. Our first stop will be at the historic Gelati Monastery Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then, we will take a break for lunch in Kutaisi, Georgia's third largest city. After lunch, we will explore the stunning Kumistavi Cave, also known as Prometheus Cave, with its awe-inspiring display of stalactites, stalagmites, petrified waterfalls, and underground rivers and lakes. To cap off this unforgettable day, you will be hosted by a Georgian family for a delicious homemade dinner. If time permits, we may also visit the Okatse Canyon. Overnight stay in Gordi.

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Day 5 photo: Discover the Beauty of Svaneti: A Journey to Mestia

Discover the Beauty of Svaneti: A Journey to Mestia

Today, we'll embark on a journey to Mestia, the heart of Svaneti. We'll be awed by the breathtaking landscapes of alpine meadows and deep forests, as well as the enormity of one of Europe's largest dams. After a delicious meal surrounded by glaciers and towering mountains, we'll continue on to the unique Svan villages and their intriguing defensive towers. Finally, we'll arrive in Mestia, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where we'll immerse ourselves in its beauty and history. Dinner and overnight in Mestia.

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Day 6 photo: Ushguli — The Highest Village in Europe

Ushguli — The Highest Village in Europe

Today, experience the authentic charm of Svaneti in the idyllic village of Ushguli. If the weather is favorable, you'll journey to this remote village, situated at a breathtaking 2200m above sea level, making it the highest inhabited village in Europe and a proud UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the preservation of the unique Svan culture and early Orthodox Christian beliefs, as you take a leisurely walk through the village, visiting the Svan towers in Zhibiani, the Lamaria Temple, St. George's Church, and the Church of the Savior. Savor a delicious meal in the village. If you have time, climb to the castle of Queen Tamar for a memorable experience. To conclude the day, optionally, you may visit the Ethnographic Museum in Mestia, a treasure trove of local artifacts, or the House-Museum of the Georgian climber Mikheil Khergiani, a celebration of sporting glory. Overnight in Mestia.

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Day 7 photo: Experience the thrill of Georgian Las Vegas in Batumi!

Experience the thrill of Georgian Las Vegas in Batumi!

Today, we'll primarily descend from the high mountains of Svaneti. Along the way, we'll make several stops and end the morning in Zugdidi, a city known for its association with the Dadiani family and Napoleon. Then, we'll enter a different world as we reach Adjara, a subtropical region characterized by warm and humid weather, a stark contrast from the high mountains and cold temperatures. As the final destination, we'll welcome you to Batumi, Georgia's second-largest city. After checking you into a panoramic hotel, we'll go for a night walk by the tranquil seaside gardens, stopping by the animated sculpture of Ali and Nino, a Georgian equivalent of Romeo and Juliet. For dinner, we'll sample some Adjarian specialties at one of the best restaurants in the city. Dinner and overnight stay in Batumi.

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Day 8 photo: End of the tour

End of the tour

For your last day, come with us as we explore the quaint pedestrian streets of Batumi, dotted with fountains, sculptures, towers, and skyscrapers. We'll take in the unique blend of Art Nouveau architecture, traditional buildings, and modernist structures. It's also your last chance to purchase some souvenirs to take back with you.
Then, it's time to bid farewell as our team will escort you to the Batumi airport, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.
Departure from Batumi.

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Our tour program's list of attractions is a guide, not exhaustive. Unlisted sites may be visited, and listed ones might be viewed from a distance. Conditions like operating hours, weather, or local rules may affect access. Thank you for your understanding.

Departures

June 29, 2024 — July 6, 2024 GEL 2,280 USD 807 On sale
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Aug. 3, 2024 — Aug. 10, 2024 GEL 2,280 USD 807 On sale
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Aug. 31, 2024 — Sept. 7, 2024 GEL 2,280 USD 807 On sale
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