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10 day svaneti self drive jeep tour

starts from: tbilisi
best time: may-oct
distance: 1287 km 
duration: 10 day tour
code: sdjt-10d

 

this is a special package for families and friends. the top offer of this program is unesco world heritage village ushguli-the highest settlement in europe (2200 m above the sea level). the village lies on the foothills of shkhara glacier (5068m) and offers splendid views of this giant. self-defensive medieval towers rise in the middle of the ring of alpine pastures. during the tour, we also visit archaeological site nokalakevi, ancient cave site vardzia, unesco world heritage sites gelati academy 12thc, bagrati cathedral 11th c, and enjoy full day sightseeing in tbilisi capital city. wonderful experience and unforgettable feelings are waiting for you!

 

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

arrival in tbilisi airport. transfer to the hotel. free evening in tbilisi. 

 

*optional tbilisi city tour for this day

start tbilisi city tour. visit main attractions of the city: holy trinity cathedral (“sameba”) built-in 21st c. and being the main christian orthodox cathedral in georgia. continue to metekhi church of 13th c. located on the bank of mtkvari river. ride up to narikala fortress by the aerial cable car. narikala fortress dates back to the 4th century ad, it has a superb location with magnificent panoramic views over tbilisi city. stroll down to legvtakhevi (translated literally as “fig ravine”) – a beautiful place with a waterfall, blooming plants, and a small river. take a walk in the park near sulfur bathhouses, well-known for their healing powers, shardeni street, its neighborhood, and meidan square with its outdoor cafes, galleries, and souvenir shops. cross the bridge of peace – a modern glass bridge in high-tech style. visit flea market at the dry bridge where you can buy souvenirs and handicrafts. free time on rustaveli avenue. 

overnight in tbilisi.

breakfast at the hotel. this day offers travelers an opportunity to explore remote villages of javakheti region, lakes and pastures, and the most attractive cave city vardzia. don’t miss the chance to visit an impressive natural monument of georgia-dashbashi canyon, which stays green all year long and is distinguished by the diversity of nature and spectacular landscapes.  pass the lake paravani and picturesque villages tetritskaro, tsalka, and tabatskuri lakes.  

arrive in vardzia and check in to the hotel for overnight. 

breakfast at the hotel. explore vardzia-an an ancient rock-hewn cave city established in the 12th c. vardzia was carved in the volcanic rocks on 13 levels, linked inside by internal corridors, secrete tunnels, and painted chapels. 

arrive in akhaltsikhe-a historical town and administrative center of samtskhe-javakheti region, south georgia.

visit rabati castle. the complex consists of the castle of the 14th c., several churches, a mosque, synagogue, and a museum, which houses different manuscripts, books, photo, archaeological and numismatic collections.

overnight in akhaltsikhe

breakfast at the hotel. drive to kutaisi, famous for its hospitality and delicious cuisine. on the way, you may visit abastumani astrophysical observatory- the first mountainous “classical” observatory in the soviet union. 

cross zekari pass at the elevation of 2.174m above sea level. stop to taste mineral spring waters at the health resort sairme.  the resort is located in a subtropical mountainous area, 950 meters above sea level. its unique location offers healing springs, beautiful nature, and an ecologically clean environment.

arrive in kutaisi in the evening time and overnight.   

breakfast at the hotel. drive to farmer’s market and unesco world heritage site bagrati cathedral ruins (11th c), located in kutaisi city center on top of the hill. 

continue journey to ushguli– the highest permanently inhabited village in europe, passing the towns tsageri and lentekhi. find yourself in the realm of medieval towers, surrounded by the mountains of the great caucasus range, glaciers, high peaks, and roaring waterfalls. the way to ushguli is extremely picturesque. 

overnight in ushguli

breakfast at the hotel.

explore ushguli village – the highest continually inhabited places in europe. the whole village with its fortifications is included in the unesco world heritage site. next drive to mestia passing ancient villages: adishi, mulakhi.  

arrive in mestia and overnight. 

breakfast at the hotel.

visit svaneti museum of history and ethnography, which houses old georgian manuscripts, ethnographic and archaeological items, georgian orthodox icons painted in svanetian style, etc. walk up to the tower and house museum of margiani. in this tower-museum visitors can take a look at local dwelling – “machubi” and get introduced to the traditional lifestyle of the svans.

continue to villages: latali and lemjeri located near mestia town containing churches decorated with medieval frescos and murals. 

overnight in mestia.

breakfast at the hotel.

start your way to the natural landmark – martvili canyon, created over millions of years by abasha river. it is possible to take a boat trip and get to the 7-meter high waterfall of the canyon. continue to nokalakevi, samegrelo region to visit archaeological sight.  the complex consists of a citadel of the late antique period, ruins of kings of egrisi palaces of 4th-6th cc, remains of bathhouses and water reservoirs of the same period, secret tunnels, and the remains of several churches. 

overnight in kutaisi.  

breakfast at the hotel.

explore prometheus caves in tskaltubo. it is one of the most popular and largest international tourist caves and includes various types of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes. the cluster of six caves differs significantly from each other in scale and the unique shapes of petrified flowstones found within.

drive to tbilisi. free evening and overnight. 

breakfast at the hotel.  transfer to tbilisi airport.

Inclusions


Included

Staff:

  • English speaking guide service during the tour 

 

Transport:

  • Private Transportation with a comfortable A/C 4 x 4 WD Jeep (4 seats in each)

 

Accommodation in the hotels:      

  • 2 x nights-Tbilisi 3* hotel Astoria or Brigitte
  • 1 x night- Vardzia Valodia's Cottage
  • 1 x night-Akhaltsikhe 3* hotel Tiflis
  • 2 x nights-Kutaisi 3* hotel Terrace, Solomoni or similar
  • 1 x night-Ushguli Guesthouse Panorama
  • 2 x nights-Mestia 3* hotel Mountain Mestia, Shgedi or Lileo

 

Meals:

  • 9 x Breakfasts-on days  2-10
  • Water (2 x bottles per person daily) 

 

Entertainment, equipment, and other: 

  • Excursions in accordance with the program 
  • Entrance fees in accordance with the program
  • All taxes

Excluded

  • Insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Early Check Ins/Late Check outs
  • Navigator Jeep with technical assistant
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Services not mentioned in the program

Prices


Prices

Group size Price per adult
Solo € 2619
2-3 people € 1504
4-5 people € 1203
6-7 people € 931
8-9 people € 924
10-15 people € 838
Online booking deposit*:  € 30

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

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

Single Supplement is: 163 €

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 - 419 €
7 years and over - Adult
 

The balance can be done by:

  • Bank transfer - in Euro/USD currency, seven days before the tour starts;
  • VISA/Mastercard - via POS terminal directly with your guide before starting the tour in local currency GEL. Additional card service fee + 2%.
  • Cash - in local currency GEL in the nearest TBC Bank office at 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

Lunch (12 Euro per person) 

Dinner (20 Euro per person) 

Wine tasting (10 Euro per person) 

To arrange airport transfers and additional hotel overnights, contact us travel [at]georgianholidays.com

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

  • The booking deposit 30 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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