Enjoy nature and cultural heritage of Kutaisi and Javakheti region during this 4 days tour. Travel from Batumi and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site s of Kutaisi, Prometheus grotto and finally Javakheti region with its ancient cave town and fortresses. During these 4 days you’ll have guided excursions, travel by comfortable vehicle, have overnight in 3-star hotel located in ski-resort Bakuriani and taste Georgian cuisine during dinners.
Day 1: Batumi – KutaisiAfter breakfast at the hotel your driver and guide will meet you at the lobby and you’ll start your journey to Kutaisi city. Your first stop is Gelati Monastery and Academy – a UNESCO site dating back to 12th century. The monastery has preserved large number of murals and manuscripts from 12th-17th centuries. Have excursion at Gelati and then drive to Prometheus caves located in Kumistavi village, near Kutaisi. The cave has several halls and is notable for its landscape diversity. After visiting Prometheus caves, you will drive back to Kutaisi and visit Bagrati Cathedral, another UNESCO World Heritage site, dating back to 11th century. Bagrati stands on the hill and overlooks the Kutaisi city. Drive down to Kutaisi and check-in at the hotel and prepare for a dinner in one of the restaurants serving Imeretian food.Overnight: 3-star hotel Kutaisi Day 2: Kutaisi – Borjomi – BakurianiAfter breakfast leave Kutaisi for Javakheti region and arrive in Borjomi town, notable for its mineral springs. The artesian springs are fed by waters coming from glaciers and they rise to the surface without pumping. Here you can taste Borjomi mineral water strait from the springs. Take a 1.5 hours walk through Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park using one of the trails designed for the travelers. In the evening drive to Bakuriani ski-resort located at an elevation of 1700 meters above sea level and surrounded by spruce forest. Check-in at the hotel, take a rest and have dinner.Overnight: 3-star hotel in BakurianiDay 3: Bakuriani - Akhaltsikhe – Vardzia – Bakuriani After breakfast at the hotel drive to Akhaltsikhe town to visit Rabati Fortress and Museum. The museum presents major part of the cultural heritage of Javakheti region, such as old manuscripts, archaeological exhibits, and etc. Rabati also includes a castle, a mosque and ruins of Islamic school. Continue your way and drive along Mtkvari River to arrive in Vardzia – a cave city dating back to 12th-13th cc. During its rise in the 12th c. the cave city contained 3000 apartments, throne room and a large church with bell tower. Explore the cave city and drive back to Bakuriani for a dinner and overnight.Overnight: 3-star hotel in BakurianiDay 4: Bakuriani - Batumi After breakfast start your journey back to Batumi. Upon arrival take a walk along Batumi Boulevard and have small but informative city tour. End you tour with a farewell dinner at one of the restaurant serving traditional food of Adjarian people. After dinner the guide and driver will drop you off at your place of stay in Batumi.