6 Days Tour to the Jewels of Prehistoric West

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6 days guaranteed tour to takes you to the jewels of prehistoric Georgia. Visit major highlights of the region including Tbilisi, Gori, Kutaisi & Svaneti. Explore all 5 UNESCO sites, ancient rock-cut town of Uplistsikhe and enjoy natural beauty of Martvili Canyon.
Day 1: Tbilisi-Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe-Kutaisi09:00 Pickup from Tbilisi hotel. Head to Mtskheta – the old capital of ancient Georgian Kingdom Iberia. Mtskheta and its two landmarks – Jvari Monastery & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral – are included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Explore both sights and head to Uplistikhe – one of the most ancient caves in Georgia dating from 1st millennium BC. After Uplistsikhe, continue to West Georgia and the city of Kutaisi. In the evening visit Geladi Academy (UNESCO) with beautiful frescoes preserved from 12th century.Overnight in Kutaisi.Day 2: Kutaisi Tour-Zugdidi-MestiaAfter breakfast at the hotel visit anther UNESCO site in this region – Bagrati Cathedral – located in the center of Kutaisi. Head to Svaneti region via Zugdidi. Stop in Dadiani Palaces and History Museum which once was the residence of Mingrelian Kings and Queens. The museum includes royal palaces, court church, and the botanical garden. Continue your way to Svaneti and stop near Enguri dam – one of the highest arc dams in the world. In the evening arrive in Mestia.Overnight in Mestia.Day 3: Mestia-Ushguli-MestiaBreakfast at the guesthouse. Explore Svaneti mountains by 4x4. Drive to Ushguli village – another UNESCO site and highest continually inhabited places in Europe. Visit small villages like Ipari and Kala and explore small churches and fortifications, some of them dating from medieval times. Arrive in Ushguli and walk to the foothills of Shkhara glacier – highest peak in Georgia (5068 m). In the evening return back to Mestia.Overnight in Mestia.Day 4: Mestia-Martvili Canyon-KutaisiBreakfast at the hotel. Morning visit to Margiani tower-museum (12th century). Here you can see how local were leaving back in medieval times. Head back to Kutaisi. Stop in Martvili – a village in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti province. Visit Martvili Canyon – one of the natural monuments of Georgia. Total length of the canyon open to the public is 1 kilometer. Here you’ll also have boat tour and reach the very beginning of 7 meter high powerful waterfall. In the evening arrive in Kutaisi.Overnight in KutaisiDay 5: Kutaisi-Tbilisi After breakfast drive to Prometheus caves and enjoy a walk on 1.4 kms trail open to the public. Here you’ll find vas variety of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, underground rivers and caves. Head to another karst cave located nearby - Sataplia Nature Reserve. The place is famous for well-preserved footprints of dinosaurs. Sataplia caves is also full of stalactites and stalagmites while colorful visual effects and lights enrich their beauty. Arrive in Tbilisi.Overnight in Tbilisi.Day 6:  Tbilisi – end of tourBreakfast at the hotel. Check out untill 12:00 pm. End of service. 

What’s included

  • Air conditioned comfortable car all days except day 6;
  • English speaking Guide & Driver service all days;
  • 1 x nights-Tbilisi 3* hotel
  • 2 x nights-Kutaisi guesthouse
  • 2 x nights- Mestia guesthouse
  • 5 x Breakfasts-on days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Water (2 x bottles per person daily)
  • Excursions in accordance with the program
  • Breakfast

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Tbilisi Airport transfers the beginning and end of the trip

Itinerary

Day 1: Tbilisi-Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe-Kutaisi 09:00 Pickup from Tbilisi hotel. Head to Mtskheta – the old capital of ancient Georgian Kingdom Iberia. Mtskheta and its two landmarks – Jvari Monastery & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral – are included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Explore both sights and head to Uplistikhe – one of the most ancient caves in Georgia dating from 1st millennium BC. After Uplistsikhe, continue to West Georgia and the city of Kutaisi. In the evening visit Geladi Academy (UNESCO) with beautiful frescoes preserved from 12th century. Overnight in Kutaisi.
Day 2: Kutaisi Tour-Zugdidi-Mestia After breakfast at the hotel visit anther UNESCO site in this region – Bagrati Cathedral – located in the center of Kutaisi. Head to Svaneti region via Zugdidi. Stop in Dadiani Palaces and History Museum which once was the residence of Mingrelian Kings and Queens. The museum includes royal palaces, court church, and the botanical garden. Continue your way to Svaneti and stop near Enguri dam – one of the highest arc dams in the world. In the evening arrive in Mestia. Overnight in Mestia.
Day 3: Mestia-Ushguli-Mestia Breakfast at the guesthouse. Explore Svaneti mountains by 4x4. Drive to Ushguli village – another UNESCO site and highest continually inhabited places in Europe. Visit small villages like Ipari and Kala and explore small churches and fortifications, some of them dating from medieval times. Arrive in Ushguli and walk to the foothills of Shkhara glacier – highest peak in Georgia (5068 m). In the evening return back to Mestia. Overnight in Mestia.
Day 4: Mestia-Martvili Canyon-Kutaisi Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit to Margiani tower-museum (12th century). Here you can see how local were leaving back in medieval times. Head back to Kutaisi. Stop in Martvili – a village in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti province. Visit Martvili Canyon – one of the natural monuments of Georgia. Total length of the canyon open to the public is 1 kilometer. Here you’ll also have boat tour and reach the very beginning of 7 meter high powerful waterfall. In the evening arrive in Kutaisi. Overnight in Kutaisi
Day 5: Kutaisi-Tbilisi After breakfast drive to Prometheus caves and enjoy a walk on 1.4 kms trail open to the public. Here you’ll find vas variety of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, underground rivers and caves. Head to another karst cave located nearby - Sataplia Nature Reserve. The place is famous for well-preserved footprints of dinosaurs. Sataplia caves is also full of stalactites and stalagmites while colorful visual effects and lights enrich their beauty. Arrive in Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 6:  Tbilisi – end of tour Breakfast at the hotel. Check out untill 12:00 pm. End of service.
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