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.
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.