From: 170 $
Private 2-Day Tour to Kazbegi
Starts from: Tbilisi
Type: City Break, Private Trip
Duration: 2 days
Total Distance: 350 km
Travel to the north by former Silk-Road, towards Great Caucasus mountains, Mtiuleti and Khevi areas of Kazbegi municipality. This narrow mountain road has historical name - Georgian Military highway. Enjoy the way, stop for sightseeing in Mtskheta town, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites Svetitskhoveli and Jvari Monasteries. Visit Ananuri Fortress, Zhinvali reserve, continue to Jvari Pass (2379 m) arrive in Stepantsminda, and witness the majesty of the Kazbegi glacier (5054m). During the tour visit Gveleti waterfall, Dariali Gorge and Sno valley, the mountainous of Khevi, and the masterpiece of medieval architecture – Gergeti Trinity Church.
9:00 Pick up from Tbilisi hotel and depart for Mtskheta – the ancient capital of Eastern kingdom of Georgia. First stop is at the hill top of Jvari Monastery, the prominent viewpoint and the early feudal era church of 6th c. Next stop for Mtskheta town, sightseeing and visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral 11th c. – both sites are included in UNESCO world heritage list for the high artistic value and original architecture.
Continue to drive along the river Aragvi to Zhinvali reserve and Ananuri Fortress 14-17th cc. The fort consists of fortification and residential buildings of Aragvi Dukes, who used to control the trade route and protected the country from the North. Ananuri church wall carving is real masterpiece of the medieval artistry.
Drive along the Georgian Military highway to the ski resort Gudauri and Jvari Pass (2395m). The road is very attractive. Make several photo-stops: at observation platform raised on the edge of the cliff and overlooking a birthplace of roaring river Aragvi, near the highest point on the road marked by 19th c stone obelisk and Kazbegi Travertine Natural Monument.
Arrive in the townlet of Stepantsminda (former name Kazbegi), the centre of Khevi province and main town of Kazbegi municipality. Stepantsminda means St. Stephan and is located at 1700 m above sea level.
Overnight in Stepantsminda guesthouse.
After breakfast at the local 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.
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 and see the contemporary sculptures of Georgian writers and public figures by Merab Piranishvili.
In the evening return back to Tbilisi.
|Group size||Price per adult|
|2 - 3 people||280 $|
|4 - 5 people||222 $|
|6 - 15 people||170 $|
The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing a twin/double room accommodation.
There is additional fee for single room accomodation that you can select at checkout.
|0-6 years - Free|
|7-12 years - 50%|
|12 years and above - Adult|
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Cancellation is free of charge prior 5 days of the starting day.
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