Driving distance: 138 km (2h 45min)
After breakfast at the hotel, start Tbilisi half day city tour. First, visit is one of the tallest orthodox churches Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi (Sameba). Splendid panorama of Mtatsminda mount and the city will open up from the yard of a church. Excursion will take about 30 minutes.
After Sameba let’s head to Tbilisi Historical district to the Europe square and Rike park. Ride to the Narikala Fortress by an aerial cable car. Narikala fort is situated on the opposite side of the River Mtkvari on the hill top and overlooks the central districts of Tbilisi. 3 minutes fly above the river is gorgeous feeling!
Stroll down hills to the Botanical street, the Mosque, Sulfur Bathhouse district and visit to the LegvtaKhevi canyon and a small natural waterfall falling from 22 m.
After this short Tbilisi tour drive to the North. First stop is 19 km away from the capital. UNESCO World Heritage Site Jvari Monastery (6th c.) is overlooking the area from the hilltop. Look around, feel the calmness of Kartli mountains and enjoy the panorama of Aragvi and Mtkvari valleys.
Continue the way along the Georgian Military road towards the mountainous region of Khevi. On the way stop at the Zhinvali Reservoir and visit Ananuri Fortress, built in the 16th 17th c.c. Ananuri stronghold consists of the fortress, two churches and residential building of Aragvi Eristavi dukes.
In the evening arrive to Gudauri (2196 m).
Dinner and overnight in Gudauri.