Cultural & Sightseeing Tours
From: 103 $
DAY TRIP TO VANI, GEGUTI & VARTSIKHE
Starts from: Kutaisi
Available: All Year
Driving distance: 82 km (1 hr 45 min)
Type: Private Full day trip
Duration: 6 hours
If you are interested in archaeology and ancient history of European civilization, this private tour to Vani town from Kutaisi city is right for you!
This itinerary includes visiting beautiful, exceptional archaeological museum of Vani, ruins of Geguti Royal Palace and experience family lunch on the way back to Kutaisi in lovely, hospitable family winery of Vartsikhe.
We are happy to assist you discovering all hidden gems of Imereti region.
10:00 In the morning meet your guide at the hotel lobby.
Drive about 7 km to the South and visit ruins of the medieval Royal Palace of Geguti. The importance of the palace is emphasized by its largely secular nature as most of the surviving monuments of medieval Georgian architecture are churches and monasteries. The Palace occupies approximately 2000 m² territory. The earliest layers date back to the 8-9th c.c. the main building belongs to 12th c-the period of the reign of King Tamar. This was the place where her former husband, Prince Yuri Rusi (Bogolyubsky), was crowned by the rebellious nobles during an abortive coup against the queen in 1191.
Drive to the small town Vani. Here, you will discover ancient ruins and fragments through the whole town. There were numerous archaeological artifacts found during the excavations, which are proof of cultural development of the site from the 6th c. B.C. up to 1 c. B.C. The exhibits are displayed at Vani Archeological Museum.
Time to have a lunch. Vartsikhe Winery will serve homemade traditional dishes and qvevri wine.
After the lunch return back to Kutaisi.
Have a nice evening!
|Group size||Price per adult|
|2 - 3 people||151 $|
|4 - 5 people||126 $|
|6 - 15 people||103 $|
|0-6 years - Free|
|7-12 years - 50%|
|12 years and above - Adult|
*Online booking deposit will be deducted from the total tour price.
The balance can be paid in one of the following ways:
For a larger group or custom itinerary please contact us at info[at]georgianholidays.com
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1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together
Cancellation is free of charge prior 2 days of the starting day.
If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine: