Driving distance during the day: 135 km (2h 45min)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and 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 two valleys: Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers.
Drive to Mtskheta – the capital of the former kingdom of Iberia in the Eastern Georgia and visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, the architectural masterpiece of the 11th c. Walk around the historic district, drink coffee prepared on the hot sends and continue along the Georgian Military Highway.
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. The sightseeing will take about 30 minutes.
In the evening arrive to Gudauri ski resort (2196 m asl).
Overnight in Gudauri hotel.