Kazbegi and Mtskheta private full day trip - Ananuri - Gergeti - Gudauri

Day Trips & Excursions in Stepantsminda

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Enjoy the beauty of the Caucasian mountains on a private day trip from Tbilisi to Kazbegi. The road leads along the legendary Georgian Military Highway, famous for its scenic landscapes and architectural jewels such as the Ananuri fort. As an extra highlight we include a stop at the ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta, where you can visit the Svetitskhoveli cathedral - a UNESCO protected craddle of Georgian Christianity.
The tour starts from your place of accommodation in Tbilisi. After some 20-30 minutes we will reach Mtskheta, the old capital of Iveria, East Georgian Kingdom. The picturesque small town on a shore is surrounded by two rivers and green hills. Here we will visit the most iconic cathedral of Georgia - the Svetitskhoveli - a magnificent example of ancient architecture and highly spiritual place, which is considered to be the cradle of Georgian Christianity. From Mtskheta we proceed along the Jinvali reservoir to Ananuri - a fortified castle, that used to be the last defense of the region against invaders. You can visit the fort and even climb one of its towers if you wish to. While driving along the old Georgian Military Highway you will have several opportunities to stop at viewpoints and natural sights, such as mineral water springs, a mountain river shore, a waterfall. Gudauri, the famous ski resort is beautiful both in winter and summer season, as it offers stunning panorama views from its cliffs. The Friendship monument at the Cross pass is one of the most famous spots for beautiful panoramas. In Stepantsminda you can visit the Gergeti church, have a lunch with a view of Kazbek mountain or even go on a hike to the nearby waterfall.

What’s included

  • private full day trip to the mountain region of Georgia
  • with private driver and an English speaking guide
  • hotel pick up and drop off
  • bottled water for all guests

What’s not included

  • lunch or any other food related expenses
  • a local SUV if you would like to drive to Gergeti church