We wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year, though only wishes are not enough :D Join our 8 days ultimate Christmas and new year tour that starts on Christmas and finishes on 1st January.
Program of tour
Summer season (April-October) - Everyday
Dates - 24th December to 1st January
Start and finish point - Kutaisi
Day 1 - 25th December
We get together in afternoon at our office. The first thing we do is attending Christmas mass in Catholic church. Mass takes place in Georgia. Once Praying is finished we go to celebrate Christmas.
Overnight in Kutaisi
Day 2 - 26th December
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 19:00.
Overnight in Kutaisi
Day 3 - 27th December
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 Seti square.
Overnight in Mestia
Day 4 – 28th December
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 back to Kutaisi. At 22:00 all guests are dropped off to their hotels.
If road to Ushguli is locked because of snow we visit Tetnuldi Ski Resort.
Overnight in Kutaisi
Day 5 - 29th December
Tour starts at 10:00 from our office in Kutaisi. 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. We are in the city at 19:30.
Day 6 - 30th December
We start picking up guests at 07:30 and at 08:00 we leave the city. The first stop is Surami where we taste Georgian sweet bread “Nazuki”. They show us how it’s made and give us some to test. The next stop is in Khashuri to pick up guests who join tour from Tbilisi. In Borjomi we get off the vehicle and take a train (Kukushka) ride to Bakuriani. Kukushka is a tiny train that takes a route through snowy forest and mountains. Once we arrive in Bakuriani guests have free time to enjoy with snow. There are several activities that guests can do like cable car ride, skiing, taking quad bike ride. By 6 p.m. We take a car back to Borjomi where we join our group and go back to Tbilisi. We arrive in Tbilisi by 22:00.
Day 7 - 31st December
We Start picking up guests at 09:00 and at 10 already leave the city. Our first stop is Zhinvali water dam for photoshooting. 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 next stop is Gudauri ski resort. Here we have free time to enjoy with snow. In the evening...
Day 8 - 1st January
We check out from hotel late morning (12:00) and heading to Kutaisi.