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8 Day Classic Georgia

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Ascencion of the Holy Cross, Jvari Monastery, Mtskheta

Prometheus Cave, Imereti region

Prometheus Cave, Imereti region

Tbilisi

Tbilisi

Tbilisi

Tbilisi

Zhinvali Reservoir

Zhinvali Reservoir

Kazbegi National Park

Kazbegi National Park

Khevi Province

Khevi Province

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Overview

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Classic Tour to Georgia

Starts from: TBILISI

Available: APRIL-OCT

Distance: 1021 km

Type: Private Cultural multi-day tour

Duration: 8 DAYS

 

8-day private multi-day cultural tour Classic Georgia is designed to introduce to you to the major cities and regions of the country. Kartli and Imereti regions, Khevi province, caves of Uplistsikhe and Prometheus, UNESCO sites of Mtskheta and Gelati are part of the itinerary. The tour includes the sightseeing of the capital city Tbilisi, towns Mtskheta, Gori, Stephantsminda and Kutaisi and takes you through the mountains of Great Caucasus.

 

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Arrival in Tbilisi Airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

10:00 am is recommended to start Tbilisi City tour.

After breakfast guide will meet you near the hotel and begin the full day Tbilisi city tour.

The first place to visit is the Holy Trinity Cathedral (Sameba), the main cathedral of Georgia and one of tallest orthodox Christian churches in the world. The tour will take about 40 minutes.

Next stop is the Metekhi plateau. Situated on an elevated cliff above the river Mtkvari and old Tbilisi, this was the first residential area of Georgian Royal family; the church was built in the 13th century. Fantastic view - Tbilisi Historical district is lied in front of you!

Now start walking to Europe Square, Rike Park, and take a cable car, which goes to the other side of the river and to the Narikala Fortress – major fortification of mediaeval times. Enjoy panoramic views, walk down towards the LegvtaKhevi canyon (“Fig Ravine) and waterfall, through the Sulfur bathhouse district and Shardeni street and come across to the Maidan square. The area is notable for beautiful narrow streets, outdoor cafes, art galleries and souvenir stores, which links to the modern glass Bridge of Peace.

Have a wonderful day ahead!

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Today we drive to the Great Caucasus mountains and stay in Kazbegi for two nights.

After breakfast, check out and head to the North. Mtskheta – the old capital of former Georgian kingdom Iberia, is the first site to visit. Mtskheta town and its historical monuments: Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral are recognized by the UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

Jvari is a church of tetranoch architectural style, dated back to 6th century and was popular in Byzantine, Armenia and Georgia as well.

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th c) is known as the burial site of Christ’s mantle and has long been one of the most sacred places for Georgians. The interior walls of the cathedral are painted with frescoes. The stonework in the church depicts carved grapes reflecting Georgia’s wine-making traditions.

After Mtskheta tour, we continue towards Khevi region and on the way make a stop at Ananuri Fortress (built in the 16-17th cc) near the Zhinvali Reservoir. Medieval fort is comprised of churches, and residential buildings of local lord – Aragvi Eristavi.

This road had great economical and historical importance, as it was the trade tour, part of the Great Silk road, connecting Caucasus countries to the north. In 19th c the road was named by Russian Empire as Georgian Military Highway. Today, we follow it through Jvari Pass, Gudauri observation platforms, travertine mountain up to Kazbegi and in the evening arrive in Stephantsminda for overnight.

Overnight in Stephantsminda.

After breakfast start a full day Caucasus mountains exploration. Morning trek to Gergeti mount, observe Snowy peaks and visit the Holy Trinity Church 14th c., located on the very top of the mountain, overlooking Stephantsminda and at the same time, situated under the foot of the glacier Kazbegi (5054 m).

Drive to the Dariali Gorge, walk to the waterfalls of Gveleti. Follow the roaring stream of the river Tergi, visit Dariali Monastery and see Georgia-Russian border.

Second half of the day spend in Truso Valley.

Overnight in Stephantsminda.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Check out and depart for Gori – a small town in Kartli region. There are two sites to visit today in Gori: the museum of Joseph Stalin, the Soviet dictator leader and the ancient caves of Uplistsikhe (15 km from Gori).

Uplistsikhe town was carved in rocks, dated back to the 1st millennium BC. and is considered as the earliest discovered urban settlement in Georgia. The tour in Uplistsikhe will take approximately 40 minutes.

After visiting Kartli, continue to the west, through Rikoti Pass. We can make several stops on our way: near pottery and local farmers’ markets that sell various fruits, vegetables and handmade goods.

In the evening arrive in the former capital city of Georgia – Kutaisi. Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site Gelati Academy in the evening is very convenient, as the best sunset view is here and can be seen from the windows of 12th c Academy building.

Another highlight - Bagrati Cathedral, (11th c) is located in central part of the city and can be visited today or next morning.

Overnight in Kutaisi.

Start tour to Vani Archaeological Site, located about 42 km away from Kutaisi (about 45 minutes). Vani Archaeological Museum-Reserve is included in UNESCO tentative list. The permanent exhibition of the museum displays cultural development of the site between 800 BC and 100 AD (goldwork, silver, unique bronze sculptures and their fragments, samples of coins, etc.). Highlights of the exhibition include spectacular collection of jewellery, that displays skills, and talent of local goldsmiths.

Afterwards, we drive to Prometheus Caves that is known for various types of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes. If the water level permits, boat trip will be available to book on site.

In the evening return back to Kutaisi.

Evening stroll on Agmashenebeli Square and at Kutaisi Opera to the Kutaisi Historic district. Bagrati Cathedral of the Dormition is beautifully set on the hill top and overlooks Khvamli mountains and the river RiOni. The archaeological part of Bagrati Royal residence reveals 1st c curtain wall, the ruins of 9th c St, George church and secrete passage to the lower fort.

Overnight in Kutaisi.

After breakfast at Kutaisi hotel, check out and leave Kutaisi. On the way back to Tbilisi make a short stop on Rikoti Pass and visit 9th c Ubisa Monastery, prominent for 14th c wall paintings.

In Tbilisi enjoy leisure evening, visit shopping malls, flea market on the Dry Bridge, Tbilisi Historic District and Mtatsminda park by funicular train.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Airport for departure.

We wish you nice flight back home and hope to greet you again in Georgia.

Inclusions


Included

Transportation:

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

Staff:

  • Professional guide service during the tour

Accommodation: 

  • 3 x overnights in Tbilisi 3* hotel Brigitte (or similar)
  • 2 x overnights in Kutaisi 3* hotel Bagrati 1003 (or similar)
  • 2 x overnights in Kazbegi Tsitsia and Stephane Guesthouse (or similar) 

Meals:

  • 7 x Breakfasts-on days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • 2 x Dinners-on days 3, 4

Other:

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

Excluded

  • Visa Fees (when needed) & Insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Early Check ins/Late Check outs
  • Additional transport 4 x 4 WD Jeep to Gergeti- 20 EURO per car (5 seats)
  • Meals and alcoholic beverages

Price


Price

Group size Price per adult
Solo 1551 €
2-3 people 939 €
4-5 people 753 €
6-7 people 651 €
8-9 people  580 €
10-15 people 573 €
*Online booking deposit:  60 €

 

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

Single Supplement is: € 144

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 - 287 €
7 years and over - Adult

 

 

 

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

The balance can be paid in one of the following ways:

  • 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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More Info


More Info

Extra services are available to book in advance this tour:

  • Single Supplement: 144 € 
  • 4 x 4WD Jeep Mitsubishi Delica to Gergeti mountain - 25 EURO per car (5 seats)
  • Lunch - per person 10 € 
  • Gala dinner with live folk show and Georgian wine - per person 23 € 

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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