Mountains, ski resorts, Wine & Dine, churches, monasteries, castles, canyons, caves and dozen of Georgian stories make 7 days of non-stop adventure and culture tour in Georgia. Cross fingers and join a trip with some cool buddies.
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Highlights of tour:
Day 1 - Monday - Kutaisi, Wine & Dine
Tour starts at 10 a.m. from our office in Kutaisi. 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 & Kabegi
Tour starts at 09:00 from Avlabari Metro Station. Our first stop 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). We drive through Gudauri ski resort and visit Gudauri viewpoint. The last spor of the tour is holy trinity church of Gergeti. In case of the heavy snow and ice we ski viewpoint and Gergeti cathedral. Once the tour is done we drive to Kutaisi.
Overnight in Kutaisi
Day 4 - Thursday - Canyon & Caves
Tour starts at 10:00 from our office in 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. We are in the city at 17:00.
Overnight in Kutaisi
Day 5 - Friday - Mestia, Svaneti
We start picking up guests at 07:30 and at 08:00 leave the city. The first stop is Enguri water dam. After visiting dam we are heading to Mestia. On the way we stop at local restaurant for lunch. Also, we stop several times for taking pictures and to enjoy with waterfalls and amazing views on Caucasus mountain range. We arrive in Mestia by 15:00. Firstly, we visit Hatsvali ski resort. Cable way goes from 1500 to 2300 m altitude. There guests can ski and take other snow activities. From the top there is amazing view on Ushba (4700-4710m) and Tetnuldi (4850m). Tour finishes at 16:30 at Credo Bank.
Overnight in Mestia
Day 6 – Saturday - Ushguli, Svaneti
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 15:00. Here we change vehicle and heading to Batumi. We drop off our guests at their hotels by 21:00.
Overnight in Batumi
Day 7 - Sunday - Batumi & Adjara
We start at 11:00 from the 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. After walking tour we have a lunch break at local restaurant. Then 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. The next stop is Mirveti waterfall to achieve it we have to cross hanged bridge and walk through village. Once the tour is finished we come back in Kutaisi by 20:00.
Overnight in Kutaisi
Grand Georgian Tour is available from Tbilisi & Batumi as well.
Note: On group tours there is no minimum guests number restriction. They are guaranteed departure.