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)
Start and finish - Tbilisi
Day 1 – Tour starts at 06:00 with picking up guests from hotels. At 9 a.m. we stop at a cozy café in Kutaisi for 30 min breakfast break. Excursion starts at 10:00 from our office in Kutaisi. The first stop is the first gymnasium of Kutaisi. Here guide tells about history of Georgia and Kutaisi. After taking pictures group 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 to central square of Kutaisi. The next stop is central park, statue of Sisters Ishkhnelebi and memorial of "9 April". Then we pass by opera house and Mon Plaisir arch. 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 by 18:00 and finish tour at our office.
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 3 – 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 our guests at their hotels by 23:00.
Overnight in Batumi
Day 4 – Tour starts at 12:30 from Piazza square. Then we move to Church of St. Nicholas. Next stop is Europe square and statue of Medea. From here we go to drama theatre of Batumi. Afterwards group visits dancing fountain and walk down to boulevard. Then we visit moving statue of Ali & Nino and Batumi port. We’re heading to Makhuntseti where we try to escape from heat of Batumi. First stop is water reservoir of river Adjaristskali. Then we are heading to Makhuntseti 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. Water makes people hungry. For dinner we visit local winery where we are able to taste Adjarian food and wine sorts. Excursion finishes at 17:00 at our office. In the evening guests have free time to enjoy with nightlife of Batumi.
Overnight in Batumi
Day 5 - 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. Here guests meet our guide. After breakfast the first stop is Sataplia Nature Reserve. Reserve includes footprints of dinosaurs, 900 m long cave and ski walk bridge with view on Kolkheti lowland. Next 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, change vehicle and then return to Tbilisi. We drop off guests at their hotels by 23:00
Price - 390 GEL
- Hotel pick up and drop off according to program
- Guiding service
- 2 Wine tasting & Georgian dinners
- Entrance fees