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5 Day Tour Golden Fleece

Cultural & Sightseeing Tours

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Gelati Monastery

Prometheus Cave, Imereti region

Prometheus Cave, Imereti region

Shkhara, Greater Caucasus Mountains, Svaneti, Georgia

Shkhara, Greater Caucasus Mountains, Svaneti, Georgia

Fountain, Kutaisi Main square

Fountain, Kutaisi Main square

Bagrati Cathedral, Kutaisi, Georgia

Bagrati Cathedral, Kutaisi, Georgia

Lenjeri village, Svaneti

Lenjeri village, Svaneti

Ushguli in winter

Ushguli in winter

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Golden Fleece
Starts from: KUTAISI
Available: MAY-OCTOBER
Distance: 658 km
Duration: 5 DAYS
Type: Private Cultural Tour

The private tour Golden Fleece follows the trail of the Argonauts – Jason and a group of the mythical heroes from the ancient Greece who traveled to the early Georgian kingdom of Colchis for their quest to find the Golden Fleece.

The tour starts and ends in Kutaisi, Imereti region, and includes two more regions - Samegrelo and Zemo Svaneti, nested in remote and inaccessible Great Caucasus mountains in the west Georgia. Visit Ushguli, the village, which is included in UNESCO list, towns Mestia, Zugdidi and Tskaltubo, Prometheus karst caves, Nokalakevi archaeological site and see the beautiful pikes of Ushba (4 700m), Tetnuldi (4,858m) and Shkhara (5,193m).

Welcome to Georgia!

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Distance: 27 km (30 min)

Arrival in Kutaisi International Airport. Transfer to the hotel.

Free time. Optional Kutaisi city tour.

Overnight in Kutaisi.

Driving distance: 246 km (5 h 40 min)

After breakfast at the hotel check out and start the tour to Caucasus mountains.

Tskaltubo town is next to Kutaisi, visit Prometheus Cave. Discovered in 1984, Prometheus Cave is one of the biggest and beautiful karst caves in Georgia. Take a walk along the 1.2 km long underground trail that is open for visitors and enjoy the look of stalagmites, stalactites and colorful curtains of pre-historic times. At the very end of the caves there is an optional boat trip, which operates if the underground river level is good for navigation.

Continue the tour to Nokalakevi village Senaki Municipality, famous for its archaeological findings - the remnants of 4-6th c.c. fortress. Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region of Georgia starts here - after crossing Abasha river. Visit Nokalakevi museum-reserve, which includes a citadel of the Late Neolithic /Early Middle Ages, the remains of the palaces of the kings of Egrisi (IV-VI centuries), a gate and a secret tunnel, as well as royal and civil baths, a reservoir, a church (IV-VI) XVI-XVIII centuries. Electric car is available on site.

Drive to the north-west and make a stop near the Enguri hydroelectric dam, one of the tallest concrete arch dams in the world with a height of 271.5 m.

Follow Enguri river upward stream to Zemo (upper) Svaneti. The mountain road is attractive, roaring waterfalls, panoramic views, narrow canyons – take time and make several photo stops.

Arrive in town Mestia – the administrative center of Svaneti.

Dinner and overnight in Mestia (two overnights).

NOTE: Prometheus Cave is not open for visitors on Mondays. The best supplement on Mondays is Sataplia reserve and caves

Driving distance: 95 km (3 h 16 min)

After breakfast at the hotel leave for one of the most attractive and exotic villages in Europe – Ushguli (2,100 m).

Ushguli is a community of four villages that is included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, as one of the highest continually inhabited places in Europe. There are about 200 self-defensive medieval towers in the village, which stand as a statement of equality, pride and bravery.

Visit Lamaria church. Take a walk towards Shkhara Glacier – the highest mountain in Georgia (5193 m).

In the evening drive back to Mestia.

Dinner and overnight in Mestia.

Driving distance: 243 km (4 h 45 min)

After breakfast, check out and leave for Kutaisi. If the weather is clear, take time and visit Hatsvali mountain lift towards Zuruldi (2340 m). The cable car operates only in calm weather. Fantastic panoramic overview opens on Great Caucasus mountains and on double pikes of Ushba glacier.

Mestia museum keeps amazing collection of manuscripts, early medieval icons, wall paintings and unique ethnographic collection. Don’t skip the site and visit museum before leaving Mestia.

Drive to Zugdidi -administrative center of Samegrelo region. Visit Dadiani Palace and its History and Architectural Museum – the former residence of the Mingrelian dukes. The museum complex includes: palaces of the Samegrelo queen Ekaterine Chavchavadze-Dadiani and Prince Niko Dadiani, court church, and the botanical garden.

After the tour in Zugdidi drive back to Kutaisi. Leisure evening.

Overnight in Kutaisi.

Distance: 47 km (1 h 16 min)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Kutaisi city sightseeng and its surroundings.

Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Gelati Academy and Monastery and Bagrati Cathedral. Built in 12th century, the Georgian Golden Era, under the rule of King David IV the Builder, Gelati became an intellectual center in middle ages.

Named after King Bagrati III Bagrationy Dynasty, Bagrati Cathedral was built in early 11th century(1003) and presents a masterpiece of Georgian medieval church architecture. The cathedral stands on the hill at the heart of Kutaisi and is considered as a symbol of the city.

Transfer to Kutaisi International Airport for departure.

Inclusions


Included

Staff:

  • Private professional guide service during the tour

Transport:

  • 2 x transfers from/to Kutaisi airport by a comfortable car to the Kutaisi hotel
  • Private transportation with good condition car for 5 days
  • Additional transport 4 x 4 WD Jeep Delica service to Ushguli - on day 3

Accommodation in the hotels:     

  • 2 x nights in Kutaisi
  • 2 x nights in Mestia

Meals:

  • 4 x Breakfasts - days 2, 3, 4, 5
  • 2 x Dinners in Mestia – days 2, 3

Entertainment and other:

  • 2 x bottles Water per person daily
  • Excursions in accordance with the program
  • Entrance fees in accordance with the program
  • All taxes

 


Excluded

  • Visa Fees
  • Insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Meals and alcoholic beverages

Price


Price

Group size Price per adult
Solo € 1395
2-3 people € 791
4-5 people € 495
6-7 people € 459
8-9 people  € 366
10-15 people € 353
Online booking deposit*:  € 60

 

The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing a twin/double room accommodation.

Single room supplement is: € 94

1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together

Child Policy
0-1 years - Free
2-6 years - 176 €
7 years and over - Adult

 

 

 

 

*Online deposit will be deducted from the total tour price.

Balance, the remaining sum, you can pay with one of the following methods:

  • Bank transfer - in Euro/USD/GBP currency, no later than two weeks before the tour starts
  • VISA/Mastercard - in GEL (local currency) in Tbilisi only, before the tour starts, directly to your guide via POS terminal. Card service fee +3%
  • Cash – GEL only, directly to the nearest TBC Bank office or TBC Bank Cash terminal no later than the beginning of the tour.

For a larger group or custom itinerary please contact us at travel [at ] georgianholidays.com

 
Tips for booking procedure: 

How to know which “Operator” to select?

You only need to select the Operator name if you have previously communicated with one of our sales agents via phone or email, otherwise please leave it at default.

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*Optional services:

  • Single room supplement: 94
  • Wine tasting and lunch in Obene family winery, Mukhuri village: 18 €
  • Wine tasting and dinner in Sapere Wine bar, Kutaisi: 23 €

Dress code applies in churches and places of worship

 

Cancellation is free of charge prior 7 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 60 Euro is non-refundable. 

If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:

  • 50% of the total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 7 days or less prior to the tour;
  • 100% of the total cost of the tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear.

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