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City Break from Tbilisi - 2 Day Tour to Kazbegi
- Starts from: Tbilisi
- Type: City Break from Tbilisi
- code: CBTK-01
- Best time: May - Oct
- Distance: 350 km
- Duration: 2 full days
Travel North, towards Mtiuleti and Khevi provinces by former Silk Road, named The Georgian Military Highway during 2 days city break to Kazbegi. Enjoy sightseeing in Mtskheta town and two of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, visit Ananuri fortress, which was the residence of Georgian Dukes during the 14-17th centuries. Travel to Kazbegi, the mountainous region of Georgia and adore the Gergeti Holy Trinity Church – the masterpiece of Georgian Christian architecture, the beauty of Dariali gorge and Gweleti waterfalls. Finally visit Sno Valley, full of stone sculptures.
All meals are included in the package.
Sights to visit
Mtskheta town, Jvari monastery of 6th c. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral of 11th c. Ananuri fortress of 14-17th cc. Gudauri ski-resort (2000m), Jvari (2395m) Pass, Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) town – the center of Khevi province, Gergeti Holy Trinity Church of 14th century, Dariali gorge, Gweleti waterfalls, Sno Valley and sculptures.
PER PERSON PRICE IN EUR:
Solo - 383 €
2 people - 223 €
4 people - 150 €
6 people - 147 €
8 people - 126 €
10 people - 120 €
In case of 10 and more people traveling together 1 person from the group will be FREE of charge.
0-4 years - Free
5-6 years - 50 % deduction
7-9 years - 30 % deduction
10 years and over - Adult price
10% Discount is available for “early bird” booking (6 months before your landing)
Day to day itinerary
Day 1: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Ananuri – Gudauri – Jvari pass – Kazbegi
Pick up from the hotel and departure from Tbilisi. First stop is in Mtskheta – the ancient capital of East Georgia. Sightseeing in Mtskheta town, visit of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral of 11th c. and Jvari monastery of 6th c. – both of them are included in UNESCO world heritage list.
Continue to Ananuri fortress 14-17th cc. The complex consists of fortifications and residential buildings of Aragvi Dukes. The purpose of the monument was to control the trade rout and to guard the country from North.
Lunch in Ananuri.
Continue to ski resort of Gudauri. Drive over Jvari (Cross) Pass (2395m). Arrive in the town of Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) the centre of Khevi province. located at 1700 m above sea level.
Dinner and overnight in Stepantsminda family guesthouse.
Day 2: Kazbegi – Gergeti Church– Dariali gorge – Gweleti waterfalls – Sno valley – Tbilisi
After breakfast at the family guesthouse take a walk (approx. time 2.5 hours) to Gergeti Holy Trinity Church –an important altar of 14th century, located on the slope of Mount Kazbegi. The church facade preserves stone decorations depicting ancient rituals and beliefs.
If we are lucky with weather, we will see Mount Kazbegi (5047 m. above sea level). According to the legend Amirani – a cult hero and a prototype of Greek Prometheus, punished by Gods was chained on the mountain.
Walk back to Kazbegi town and have lunch at the local guesthouse.
Drive to Dariali gorge, an important crossing point of Caucasus range, which was fortified since 150 BC. Take a walk along the river to Gweleti waterfalls, easy upwards trekking (20-25 minutes) and enjoy the views of green valleys and picturesque landscapes.
Drive to Sno Valley to see the contemporary sculptures of Georgian writers and public figures by Merab Piranishvili.
In the evening return back to Tbilisi.
Includes / Excludes
- Professional Guide service
- Accommodation at the family guesthouse in Stepantsminda
- Catering: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 picnic lunch, 1 dinner
- 1 bottle mineral water per person per day
- Excursion and other fees
- Prices do not include beverages
- Additional transport - Jeeps to Gergeti church: Niva jeeps - 25 EUR per car (capacity - 3 people per car) or Mitsubishi Delica jeeps - 35 EUR per car (capacity - 6 people per car)
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- The balance of payment is due 30 days before departure.
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