8-Day Tour to Georgian Highlands and Black Sea from Tbilisi

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8 days of an authentic experience through the unique places in Caucasus Highlands, alpine valleys and gorgeous mountains, remote villages with medieval towers, Black Sea shore and 5 UNESCO World heritage sites. The main highlight is the village Ushguli - the highest permanently settled village in Europe. To reach the village we start 4x4WD Jeep adventure from Mestia along Enguri River. After mountain adventures enjoy leisure time at breathtaking seashores of Black Sea Coast.
Day 1: Tbilisi Pickup from Tbilisi hotel and start city tour. Drive to the main Orthodox Cathedral Sameba. Continue to Metekhi plateau overlooking Old Tbilisi. Ride up to Narikala fortress by the areal cable car. Take a stroll to the old city; visit Tbilisi Mosque, Legvtakhevi and Sulfur Bathhouses. Walk to the Maidan square, Sharden and The King Erekle II streets. Visit Sioni cathedral and head to Anchiskhati basilica. Visit Georgian National Museum. Overnight in Tbilisi hotel 3* Day 2: Tbilisi - Gori - Uplistsikhe - Kutaisi (B) After breakfast at the hotel drive to the West through Gori and visit house-museum of Joseph Stalin. Visit Uplistsikhe caves. In the evening arrive in Kutaisi. Enjoy the sunset in from the yard of Bagrati Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Dinner and overnight in Kutaisi guesthouse.Day 3: Kutaisi - Zugdidi - Mestia (B, D)After breakfast drive to Sataplia caves. Dinosaur footprints are conserved here. Arrive to Zugdidi. Visit Dadiani Palace Museum. Arrive in Mestia, Svaneti, which were used for defensive as well as dwelling purposes. Dinner and overnight in Mestia guesthouse.Day 4: Mestia - Ushguli - Mestia (B, D) Breakfast in Mestia. Today we have off-road adventure to the isolated village Ushguli. The whole area has been included in World Heritage Sites list by UNESCO. Drive back to Mestia guesthouse for dinner and overnight.Day 5: Mestia - Batumi (B)After breakfast visit Margiani tower and Svanetian dwelling “Machubi”. Visit Svaneti Museum. Drive to Batumi. Overnight in Batumi hotel 3*.Day 6: Batumi - Kutaisi (B)After breakfast visit Gonio fortress. The oldest mention of Gonio has been made in 1st c. AD. Next excursion will be in Batumi Botanical Garden with beautiful views over the black sea shores. Drive to Kutaisi and visit Gelati Academy. Dinner and overnight in Kutaisi guesthouse.Day 7: Kutaisi - Tbilisi (B)After breakfast at the hotel drive back to Tbilisi. Visit Mtskheta town on the way, famous for its UNESCO World Heritage sites – Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Jvari Monastery. Visit both sites and drive to Tbilisi. Free evening. Overnight in Tbilisi hotel 3*.Day 8: Tbilisi (B)Breakfast at the hotel and check.End of service.

What’s included

  • Accommodation: 2 overnight(s) in Tbilisi hotel 3*; 2 overnight(s) in Kutaisi guesthouse; 2 overnight(s) in Mestia guesthouse; 1 overnight(s) in Batumi hotel 3*
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Air conditioned comfortable vehicle all days except the last day 8
  • Local 4x4WD vehicles in Mestia on day 4
  • English speaking professional tour guide and driver all days except the last day 8
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Tbilisi Airport transfers
  • Entrance fees which are not part of the itinerary

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Breakfast included
  • Dinner included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Itinerary

Day 1: Tbilisi Pickup from Tbilisi hotel and start city tour. Drive to the main Orthodox Cathedral Sameba. Continue to Metekhi plateau overlooking Old Tbilisi. Ride up to Narikala fortress by the areal cable car. Take a stroll to the old city; visit Tbilisi Mosque, Legvtakhevi and Sulfur Bathhouses. Walk to the Maidan square, Sharden and The King Erekle II streets. Visit Sioni cathedral and head to Anchiskhati basilica. Visit Georgian National Museum. Overnight in Tbilisi hotel 3*
Day 2: Tbilisi - Gori - Uplistsikhe - Kutaisi (B) After breakfast at the hotel drive to the West through Gori and visit house-museum of Joseph Stalin. Visit Uplistsikhe caves. In the evening arrive in Kutaisi. Enjoy the sunset in from the yard of Bagrati Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Dinner and overnight in Kutaisi guesthouse.
Day 3: Kutaisi - Zugdidi - Mestia (B, D) After breakfast drive to Sataplia caves. Dinosaur footprints are conserved here. Arrive to Zugdidi. Visit Dadiani Palace Museum. Arrive in Mestia, Svaneti, which were used for defensive as well as dwelling purposes. Dinner and overnight in Mestia guesthouse.
Day 4: Mestia - Ushguli - Mestia (B, D) Breakfast in Mestia. Today we have off-road adventure to the isolated village Ushguli. The whole area has been included in World Heritage Sites list by UNESCO. Drive back to Mestia guesthouse for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Mestia - Batumi (B) After breakfast visit Margiani tower and Svanetian dwelling “Machubi”. Visit Svaneti Museum. Drive to Batumi. Overnight in Batumi hotel 3*.
Day 6: Batumi - Kutaisi (B) After breakfast visit Gonio fortress. The oldest mention of Gonio has been made in 1st c. AD. Next excursion will be in Batumi Botanical Garden with beautiful views over the black sea shores. Drive to Kutaisi and visit Gelati Academy. Dinner and overnight in Kutaisi guesthouse.
Day 7: Kutaisi - Tbilisi (B) After breakfast at the hotel drive back to Tbilisi. Visit Mtskheta town on the way, famous for its UNESCO World Heritage sites – Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Jvari Monastery. Visit both sites and drive to Tbilisi. Free evening. Overnight in Tbilisi hotel 3*.
Day 8: Tbilisi (B) Breakfast at the hotel and check.End of service.
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