Kutaisi and Svaneti - 3 days adventure to Batumi. Tour is guaranteed departure and starts every morning. On first day we go to the oldest city in Georgia - Kutaiis, have sightseeing, taste wine and local food, on the second day we are heading to Mestia and spend 2 days in the heart of Caucasus mountains.
Program of tour:
Duration - 3 days
Frequency - Starts every day
Start and finish - Batumi
Day 1 - We start picking up guests at 06:00 and at 06:30 we leave the city. At 9 a.m. we stop at a cozy café in Kutaisi for 30 min breakfast break. The first stop is the central square of Kutaisi. Here guide tells about history of Georgia and Kutaisi. After taking pictures at fountain group continues down to central park. We pass by Kutaisi city hall, Opera house and visit “Mon Plaisir” arch. Then we pass by the first gymnasium and visit “Satsnakheli” wine gallery. They tell us about their wines and give a glass to test for free. Afterwards we continue to white bridge, then go through park of love and visit Golden marquee palace. Then we go to central grocery Bazar. After short shopping we walk through Jewish district and visit Synagogue of Kutaisi. Then we move to Kutaisi state history museum. After museum we drive up to Bagrati cathedral that overlooks the city. It was built in 11th century as a symbol of united Georgia. Afterwards we move to Gelati monastery of 12th century. There are 3 big churches, an academy, grave of David the builder, bell tower and houses of monks in the complex. It was built by the greatest Georgian King David The Builder. Then we move to Motsameta monastery that is related to story of tortured brother lords David and Constantine Mkheidze. It’s built on the cliff and is surrounded by the river from 3 sides. The nature and colors around monastery are amazing. For lunch we visit family winery “Baia’s wine” located in Bagdati municipality, village Obcha. Firstly Baia and Gvantsa (Baia’s sister) show us vineyard that is just behind their house. Then we move to wine cellar to test several types of wines they have. They produce “Tsolikouri”, “Krakhuna”, “Aladasturi”, “Ojaleshi”, “Otskhanuri Sapere” and of course “Chacha”. Afterwards we sit around big table full of Georgian food. Their mom makes the most delicious Imereian food you’ll ever try. After satisfying lunch we return back to Kutaisi and finish tour at our office by 18:00.
Overnight in Kutaisi
Day 2 - Tour starts at 07:30 by picking up guests. The first stop is breakfast at 10:00 at Café near Enguri water dam. After worm breakfast and dam we are heading to Mestia. On the way we stop several times to take pictures and to enjoy with waterfalls and amazing views on Caucasus mountain range. We arrive in Mestia for the lunch time. After lunch break we visit Hatsvali ski resort. Cable way goes from 1500 to 2300 m altitude. From the top there is amazing view on Ushba (4700-4710m) and Tetnuldi (4850m). Next stop is Margiani family fighting tower and house-museum and that was built in 14th century. Tour finishes at 17:00 at Seti square.
Overnight in Mestia
Day 2 – On this day we have off-road tour to Ushguli – the highest settlement in Europe. We start at 10 a.m. with picking up guests. Our first stop is tower of love that represents story of prohibited love. Afterwards we keep off-roading to Ushguli. Once we achieve Ushguli our vehicles are parked in the center. Guests have 3 hours to explore the ancient towers and churches. We return in Mestia at 17:00. Here we change vehicle and heading back to Batumi. On the way we change vehicle one more time and drop off guests st hotels by 23:00.
Price - 255 GEL per person
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Guiding service
- Wine tasting & Georgian dinner
- Entrance fees