Details of tour
Program of tour:
Day 1 – Batumi
Tour starts at 07:30 form by picking up guests from hotels in Kutaisi. The first stop is 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.
Overnight in Batumi
Day 2 – Kutaisi
At 06:30 we pick up gusts and leave Batumi. Once we arrive in Kutaisi have break for breakfast and start excursion at 10 a.m. 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 3 – Kazbegi
Tour starts at 06:30 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. On the way we need to change vehicles 2 times – in Khashuri and in Natakhtari. The first place we visit is Ananuri castle. We have one hour to explore medieval castle with churches and fighting towers. From the castle there is amazing view on Zhinvali water reservoir. After excursion in complex we are heading to the north. On the way we stop at Viewpoint of Gudauri. Driving few kilometers through Caucasus mountain range we arrive in Stepantsminda and stop for lunch. After satisfying lunch we visit Holy Trinity Church of Gergeti. Tour finishes in Tbilisi by 20:00 by dropping off guests at hotels.
Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 4 – Tbilisi & Mtskheta
Tour starts at 09:00 by picking up guests from hotels. On the way we change vehicle and start excursion from Svetitskhoveli cathedral in Mtskheta. Mtskheta is considered religious center of Georgia. Next stop is Jvari monastery. From There is amazing view on Mtskheta, Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers. After Jvari we have lunch break at local restaurant with delicious food. When lunch is finished we walk in old part of Tbilisi. We cover: Metekhi church, Europe square, Bridge of peace, Cable way ride to Narikala fortress, Legvatkhevi waterfall and Sulphur bathes of Tbilisi. By 18:00 all guest are dropped off at their hotels.
Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 5 – Borjomi, Rabati and Vardzia
Tour starts at 07:00 by picking up guests from hotels. In Khashuri we join group that comes from Kutaisi and continue tour together. The first spot is Borjomi central park. Here we are able to test mineral water from springs. At the entrance of park there is a cable way that goes up to the hill. From cable way and hill there is amazing view on the park and mountains of Borjomi. On the way back to the car we visit winery of Dimitri. Wine lovers can taste good ones from different regions of Georgia. 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 return back to Kutaisi. We arrive in Kutaisi by 22:00 and drop off guests at their hotels.
Overnight in Kutaisi
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