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7 Day Taste of Georgia

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Akhaltsikhe castle, Rabati, Georgia

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Georgia

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Georgia

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Prometheus karst caves

Prometheus karst caves

The rock-hewn cave-monastery Vardzia

The rock-hewn cave-monastery Vardzia

Archaeological Museum Vani

Archaeological Museum Vani

Vani Archaeological Museum

Vani Archaeological Museum

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Multi-day private tour Taste of Georgia

Starts from: TBILISI
Available: All Year
Distance: 957 km
Duration: 7 DAYS

7-day private tour Taste of Georgia starts from the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi. Tour covers four regions and numerous highlights: the cities of Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Borjomi, Akhaltsikhe and Gori, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ancient caves of Uplistsikhe and Vardzia, Prometheus karst Caves, Borjomi National Park, medieval Castle Rabati and three major museums: National Museum, Vani archaeological and house-museum of Stalin,

We offer delicious traditional dishes in each region to show you diversity and peculiarity of local gastronomy.

We are excited to greet you in Georgia!

Happy travel!

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Welcome in Tbilisi international airport.

Transfer to Tbilisi hotel. Free evening.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Driving distance: 286 km (5h 57 min)

After breakfast, guide will meet you at the hotel and help for check out.

Suggested time to start a day is 09:00.

Drive to the capital of former Kingdom of Iberia – Mtskheta town. Visit UNESCO Sites: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th c.), and Jvari Monastery (6th c.).

Text stop is small town Gori, prominent for agriculture production, especially for apples, and a birthplace of Soviet dictator, Stalin. Visit Soviet-era museum of Joseph Stalin, which consists of Stalin’s memorial house, train and exhibition halls displaying his personal belongings.

Lunch at the Restaurant Fish House & Farm- offering various, high quality national fish dishes. The fish is caught in front of you and is prepared immediately.

Drive towards Uplistsikhe, an ancient temple town carved in a sandstone rocks. This cave complex is considered as the oldest urban settlement discovered on the territory of present-day Georgia. Sightseeing will take about 45 minutes.

Tour continues to the western Georgia. After driving through 1.8 km tunnel on Rikoti Pass, arrive in Kutaisi, the third largest city of Georgia country. Before entering Kutaisi, visit Gelati Academy and Monastery, 12th c masterpiece, built during the Golden Age. The western window of the academy building is good place to see sunset.

In the evening arrive to Kutaisi and walk around the central park.

Two overnights in Kutaisi.

Driving distance: 116 km (2h 34 min)

After breakfast at the hotel, visit Bagrati Cathedral, at the former residential place of Great King Bagrat III. Built in early 11th c., the cathedral overlooks from the hill and is considered as a symbol of Kutaisi.

Today visit the pearl of Imeteri Protected areas - Prometheus karst caves, one of the longest and beautiful caves in the region; various types of stalactites, stalagmites, cave pearls, underground rivers and lakes will amaze you. The boat trip is possible to book separately, as availability depends of the river level inside the caves.

After visiting Prometheus Caves, drive to Vani Archaeological Museum-Reserve, prominent for archaeological findings of the ancient Colchis civilization. The permanent exhibition displays cultural development of the city (from 800 BC up to 100 AD).

*Optional visit of the winery Vartsikhe is available on the way back to Kutaisi.

Dinner in Kutaisi at Palaty Restaurant, that stands out for its vintage colorful environment. You will taste selected Imeretian dishes in a warm family atmosphere.

Overnight in Kutaisi.

Driving distance: 183 km (3h 29 min)

In the morning check out and drive to Borjomi spa-resort.

Surrounded by evergreen forested mountains, the town lies on the banks of Mtkvari and small river Borjomula. Take a nice walk either in a central park or in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, taste famous bobbling mineral spring water and have a relaxing day in the nature.

In the evening continue to another town of Samtskhe-Javakheti area, Akhaltsikhe, administrative center of the region. Here, visit Akhaltsikhe Castle, in Rabati district dating back to the 14th century. The Castle includes public area, administrative building, amphitheater, hotel, restaurant, museum, church, mosque and remains of residential palace of duke Jakheli.

Dinner at Gino Rabath restaurant serving Georgian cuisine.

Overnight in Akhaltsikhe hotel.

Driving distance: 288 km (5h 22 min)

Today, follow the up-stream of the river Mtkvari and explore Javakheti region. Picturesque valley! Visit Europa Nostra winner of 2021 - Vardzia cave monastery. On the way, we can see ruined medieval fortresses of Borjomi, Atskuri, Khertvisi and Tmogvi, closer to the border of Ottomans. Make as much stops as you wish. Vulcanic mountains are striped with terraced vineyards. Amazing valley!

The rock-hewn cave-monastery Vardzia was built in 12th c as a stronghold, and consists of approximately 600 rooms located in five, six, seven and sometimes thirteen tiers. There are residential caves, prayers, spring, churches, refectories, bakeries, wine presses, stables, barracks and stores, secret tunnels, internal corridors and chapels. Complex flourished under the rule of the lady king Tamar the Great of Georgia (1184 to 1213). Her portrayal can be observed on the southern wall of the main church.

Lunch in Vardzia Resort. The hosts offer delicious traditional fresh and organic food; A bake house oven and a “Tonne” (Georgian clay oven) are in the yard. *Optional: Cooking master-class is available here

In the evening drive back to Tbilisi.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Tbilisi full day private sightseeing by foot and car.

After breakfast, head to the highest point of the city - Mtatsminda Park. It is possible to get on the top by car or by the funicular cable tram. Two main panoramas shell be depicted on the tour’s final day: view of Tbilisi historical district (opera house, Rustaveli avenue, Metekhi Church, golden domed Sameba trinity cathedral, Narikala Fortress and e.s) and another, view of Soviet Tbilisi (Stadium, Tbilisi central railway, residential blocks of Saburtalo district, Sport palace and e.s).

Take a moment under the TV tower, walk in a park and don’t skip good portion of ice-cream in Funicular restaurant - the best place to enjoy the day.

Walk to the city by foot, visit Mtatsminda Pantheon, Rustaveli Avenue and the Georgian National Museum. It’s unique collections features gold and silver artifacts from Vani excavations of the pre-Christian period.

After visiting the museum, continue to the old city to visit the main cathedral - Holy Trinity of Tbilisi and Metekhi Church , Rike park Cable car, the ancient Fortress Narikala, the LegvtaKhevi canyon and natural waterfall, the Sulfur bathhouse district and historical streets of Shardeni and King Erekle II, visit outdoor cafes, souvenir shops, art-galleries, walk through the glass Bridge of Peace and Dry Bridge flee market over the river Mtkvari. You can feel the spirit of two great continents: this is a crossroad, here Europe meets Asia. You will fall in love with his eclectic city. Have a great evening!

Farwell dinner in the Georgian restaurant Ethnographer is booked for you: taste variety of national dishes and listen to live music of traditional folklore.

Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out time is 12:00.

Transfer to the Airport for departure.

We wish you nice flight and wait for your next arrival.

Inclusions


Included

Transportation:

  • 2 x Private transfers to/from Tbilisi Airport-hotel  by a comfortable vehicle
  • Private transportation with a comfortable vehicle all days

Private Staff:

  • Professional guide service during the tour

Accommodation: 

  • 3 x nights-Tbilisi 3* Tbilisi ZP Hotel, Brigitte, Epic or Beaumonde Garden
  • 2 x nights-Kutaisi 3* Kutaisi Terrace, Bagrati, Argo Palace or Sani
  • 1 x nights-Akhaltsikhe 3* Tiflis Boutique or Almi

Meals:

  • 6 x Breakfasts-on days 2-7
  • 2 x Lunches-on days 2, 5
  • 3 x Dinners-on days 3, 4, 6

Other:

 

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

Excluded

  • Visa Fees (when needed)
  • Insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Early Check Ins/Late Check outs
  • Meals & Alcoholic beverages

Price


Price

Group size Price per adult
Solo 1458 €
2-3 people 925 €
4-5 people 872 €
803 802 €
8-9 people  650 €
10-15 people 621 €
*Online booking deposit:  60 €

 

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

Single Supplement: 116

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 - 310 €
7 years and over - Adult

 

 

 

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

Balance can be paid by one of the following methods:

  • Bank transfer - in Euro/USD/GBP currency, no later than two weeks before the tour starts
  • VISA/Master card - 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 Supplement: 116 € 
  • Wine tasting in Vartsikhe winery - per person 10 € 
  • Cooking master-class in Vardzia- per person 18 € 

To arrange extra services and pre-tour (post-tour) hotel overnights, contact us travel[at]georgianholidays.com

 

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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