west georgia heritage
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City Break from Tbilisi - 2 day Western Heritage
- Starts from: Tbilisi
- Type: City Break from Tbilisi
- code: CBWGH-05
- Best time: Jan - Dec
- Distance: 600
- Duration: 2 full days
West Georgia Heritage2 days city break takes you to Kutaisi – one of the oldest cities of Georgia. Visit Gori and Stalin’s house-museum, cave town of Uplistsikhe dating back to 1st millennium BC, enjoy sightseeing in two UNESCO World Heritage sites – Gelati Academy and Monastery and Bagrati Cathedral. Travel to Sataplia karst caves and nature reserve to experience the natural beauty of Kolkhetian forests.
All meals are included in the package.
Sights to visit
J. Stalin’s house-museum, Uplistskhe – 1st millennium BC, Kutaisi city, Gelati Academy and Monastery - 12th c. Bagrati Cathedral - 11th c. Tskaltubo and Stalin’s Bathhouse, Sataplia karst caves, Sataplia national reserve
PER PERSON PRICE IN EUR:
Solo - 425 €
2 people - 249 €
4 people - 167 €
6 people - 165 €
8 people - 142 €
10 people - 136 €
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 – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Rikoti pass – Kutaisi
Pick up from Tbilisi hotel and depart to West Georgia via main highway. First visit the J. Stalin’s house-museum located in the town of Gori. The museum presents items belonging to J. Stalin – leader of the Soviet Union. Afterwards drive to Uplistskhe cave town. Uplistsikhe is the first settled area mentioned in manuscripts dating from 2nd millennium BC and translates literally in English as “the fortress of God”. The town was an important point on the trade route linking Byzantium, India and China. Nowadays archaeological excavations uncovered several layers dating from Early Iron Age to the late Middle Ages.
Have lunch near the sight.
Drive to Kutaisi via Rikoti Pass and explore handmade wooden baskets and ceramic staff. Kutaisi is the second largest city of Georgia and based on archaeological sources it was the capital of the Colchis Kingdom in the 2nd millennium BC. Take a nice walk through Kutaisi old town.
Dinner and overnight in Kutaisi.
Day 2: Kutaisi – Gelati – Bagrati – Tskaltubo – Sataplia caves – Tbilisi
After breakfast visit Kutaisi farmer’s market, where are sold large assortment of locally produced fruit and vegetables, homemade sweets and delicious Imeretian cheese.
Then drive to Gelati Academy and Monastery complex of 12thc. The complex is included in UNESCO World Heritage sites list. For a long time Gelati Monastery was one of the main cultural and intellectual centers of Georgia. The complex included an Academy, where some of the most renowned Georgian theologians, scientists and philosophers have graduated from.
Continue to Bagrati Cathedral dating back to 11th c. The site is also included in UNESCO World Heritage sites list. The cathedral is standing on a hill and overlooks the city of Kutaisi. It’s named after the first King of united Georgia – Bagrat the Third.
Pass through Tskaltubo spa-resort famous for its mineral springs with natural temperature of 33-35 degrees C. Visit the bathhouse which J. Stalin often visited.
Drive to Sataplia karst caves and take a walking tour in Sataplia National Reserve. The place is famous for containing dinosaur footprints which are conserved on the territory of the museum. Sataplia cave is 900 m. long in total and contains stalactites, and stalagmites. Colorful visual effects and lights enrich the natural beauty of the caves.
Drive back to Tbilisi.
Includes / Excludes
- Professional guide service
- Accommodation at the Guesthouse in Kutaisi
- Catering: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner;
- 1 bottle mineral water per person per day
- Excursions and Entrance fees
- Map of Georgia
- All local taxes
- Personal expenses
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Booking Terms and Conditions
- We require EUR 30 per person deposit on booking for private tours and special sum for guaranteed tours.
- The balance of payment is due 30 days before departure.
- Cancellation is free of charge prior 30 days of the starting day. See booking terms and cancellation policy
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