I was always wondering why travelers stay in Tbilisi for few days while Western Georgia has so much to offer - Canyons, Caves, Old towns, Seaside, wineries, wonderful landscapes and mountains of Svaneti. Join 4 days guaranteed departure tour from Tbilisi to Western Georgia and experience the most beautiful part of this country.
Program of tour
Duration - 5 days
Frequency - Starts every day (April-October)
Day 1 - Kutaisi, Wine & Dine
We leave Tbilisi by 6 a.m. Once we arrive in Kutaisi we have breakfast breat at local cafe and start excursion at 10:00 from 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 where are located statue of sister “Ishkhnelebi” and memorial of “9 April”. Afterwards we pass by Kutaisi city hall, Opera house and visit “Mon Plasir” arch. Then we pass by the first gymnasium and visit white bridge, then go through park of love and visit Golden marquee palace. Then we go to central grocery market called “Mtsvane Bazari”. After short shopping we go to Kutaisi 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. By the Lunch time 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 on the central square by 20:00.
Overnight in Kutaisi
Day 2 - Mestia
Tour starts at 07:30 by picking up guests. The first stop Enguri water dam. Then we stop for lunch at restaurant on they way. After worm lunch 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 Credo Bank.
Overnight in Mestia
Day 3 – Ushguli
On this day we have off-road tour to Ushguli – the highest settlement in Europe. We start at 10 a.m. from Credo Bank - #38 Tamar Mefe st., Mestia. 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 to Batumi. By 23:00 all guests are dropped off to their hotels.
Day 4 – Batumi
Tour starts at 11:00 from Europe square and statue of Medea. Then we move to Piazza square and to Church of St. Nicholas. From here we go to Batumi port. Afterwards group visits moving statue of Ali & Nino. The next stop is alphabet tower of Batumi. Then we walk down boulevard and through dancing fountains park. The last stop of our excursion is The Drama Theatre of Batumi and statue of Neptune. Here we have lunch break. Tour continues at 14:00 and we’re heading to Makhuntseti where we try to escape from heat of Batumi. The first stop is water reservoir of river Adjaristskali. Then we are heading to Makhuntsety waterfall that is one of the highest waterfalls in Georgia. Afterwards we go down to King Tamar’s bridge that was built in 14th century, where guests are able to jump from bridge and swim in freezing mountain river. The next stop is Mirveti waterfall to achieve it we have to cross hanged bridge and walk through village. Once we have visited all places we go back to Batumi by 17:00.
Overnight in Batumi
Day 5 - Canyons & Cave
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 1 hour breakfast break. Here guests meet our guide. After breakfast the first stop is Prometheus cave that is 1,8 km long and is located 40 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 Our Garden 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. The final attraction on tour is Okatse canyon. This is the deepest canyon in Georgia with hanged bridges and sky walks. There are 2 ways to achieve bridge: trekking on 3 km route and taking off-roading taxi. Off-roading is pretty impressive experience. Finally, when we are exhausted and full with emotions we go back to Kutaisi. Here we change vehicle and drive back to Tbilisi. By 23:00 guests are dropped of at their hotels.
Price - 193 Euro