Hospitable and romantic Georgia is waiting for you to treat with famous Caucasian kebabs and “Kindzmarauli” wine to poetic toasts and foot-tapping lezginka dance. The country of ancient culture, loaded with the southern sun, cherished by the sea and framed by the famous Caucasus Mountains, combines Western civilization and Georgian hospitality, love of historical heritage and a tribute to modern trends. Four days spent in both modern and old Georgian capitals and their surroundings is an exposure to the special world of Caucasian romance, culinary art and hospitality of local people.
Day 1: TbilisiArrive in Tbilisi. You will be met by driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel at noon. Meet your guide to start sightseeing in the capital of Georgia. Visit the National Museum of Fine Arts. The Museum houses the best-known samples of Georgian artwork. The permanent exhibitions display artworks from medieval times up to 20th century. We continue our tour with visiting Metekhi church (12th-13th centuries), cross cupola church, part of the Royal residential complex; Sulfur baths, favorite place of Tbilisi citizens and foreign guests; Sioni Cathedral (7th -19th centuries); Anchiskhati Basilica and bell tower (6th -18th centuries); Rustaveli Avenue and Freedom Square. Overnight at the hotel. Day 2: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Ananuri – Gudauri – KazbegiIn the morning, depart Tbilisi and drive to Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns, the cultural and religious center of Georgia. Today, it is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a living museum, with many architectural and historical monuments. Visit Jvari (temple of the “Holy Cross"), built in the 6th century. Stand on a high hill overlooking the confluence of two majestic rivers Aragvi and Mtkvari. Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century). Continue exploring Khevi province visiting Ananuri Architectural complex, which used to be a residence of Dukes of Argveti region. Complex featuring churches and towers dating back to the 16th-17th centuries is beautifully overlooking Jinvali reservoir. Continue driving on Georgian Military Highway passing through the highest point of it at 2379 m above sea level. En-route, make a stop at the mineral water spring flowing down from a hilltop. Arrive in Kazbegi, a small town with the views of Mt. Kazbek (or Mkinvari) 5033 m, the seventh highest peak in the Caucasus Mountains. Trek to14th century Gergeti Holy Trinity Church located at an elevation of 2170 m under mountain Kazbegi. Overnight in Kazbegi.Day 3: Kazbegi – Gori – Uplistsikhe – TbilisiIn the morning, depart Kazbegi and drive to the city of Gori. Explore Joseph Stalin museum featuring original small house where he was born, and his personal armored wagon. Continue to Uplistsikhe (“Fortress of God”), rock-hewn town dating back to Hellensitic period. Uplistsikhe is located on the left bank of Mtkvari River and is notable for unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures and the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. Arrive in Tbilisi. Overnight at the hotel.Day 4: DepartureCheck-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Tbilisi International Airport. End of the tour.