Every Monday we go from Batumi on 5 days tour to the eastern part of Georgia.
Details of tour:
Highlights of tour:
Day 1 - Monday, Kutaisi, Wine & Dine
Tour starts at 06:30 a.m. by picking up guests from the hotels in Batumi and drive to Kutaisi. Once we arrive have 40 minutes break for breakfast at McDonalds. The first spot on tour is 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. By the Lunch time we 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 Imerian food you’ll ever try. After satisfying lunch we return back to Kutaisi by 17:00.
Overnight in Kutaisi
Day 2 - Tuesday - Borjomi, Rabati & Vardzia
Tour starts at 08:00 by picking up guests from hotels in Kutaisi. The first stop is in Surami where we taste Georgian sweet bread “Nazuki”. They show us how it’s made and give us some to test. Afterwards we visit Borjomi central park. Here we are able to test mineral water from springs. After walking in the park we are heading to Rabati castle. We explore medieval castle with local guide who tells us about history and structure of it. For lunch we stop at local restaurant. The last destination is Vardzia – City of caves. When all rooms of the complex are explored we drive to Tbilisi. At 22:00 we drop off guests at hotel.
Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 3 - Wednesday - Gudauri Ski Resort
We Start picking up guests at 09:00 and at 10 already leave the city. The first sight we visit is Zhinvali water dam for photo shooting. Here is a open Bazar of souvenirs. Driving few kilometers we stop at Ananuri castle. After excursion in complex we are heading to the north. On the way we stop at place were 2 rivers (Black and White "Aragvi" mix). The tour finishes in Gudauri on this day. We leave guests in Gudauri where they have a free time to enjoy with skiing and other snow activities.
Overnight in Gudauri
Day 4 - Thursday - Kazbegi
We pick up guests from Gudauri at 1 p.m. and head to Gudauri viewpoint. From there is a magnificent view on Caucasus mountain range. The next destination is Holy Trinity Church of Gergeti, where we use off-road vehicles to get there. If the road is frozen and too dangerous we skip this activity. After the tour we drive to Kutaisi. We arrive in the city by 21:00.
Overnight in Kutaisi
Day 5 - Friday - Canyon & Caves
Tour starts at 10:00 from the central square of Kutaisi. The first stop is Sataplia Nature Reserve. Here we face footprints of dinosaurs and will visit 300 m long cave. The next spot is Prometheus cave that is 1,4 km long and is located 80 meters below sea level. In the cave there is a hall of love where people even get married. Here you can enjoy with underground boating. It’s cool, isn’t? Meanwhile it’s time for lunch. Our lunch break is at local restaurant Sweet Village where is made the most delicious Georgian food in neighborhood. After delicious lunch we are heading to Martvili canyon. Here we take a boat tour through the canyon and explore depth of it along waterfalls. Finally, when we are exhausted and full with emotions we go back to Kutaisi. Here we change vehicle and heading back to Batumi. We drop off our guests at their hotels by 20:00.
Overnight in Batumi
Note: On group tours there is no minimum guests number restriction. They are guaranteed departure.