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$98 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Private Tour in Kazbegi Ananuri Gergeti

Departure from Tbilisi early in the morning, at the direction of Kazbegi.(160km) through the Georgian Military Road, it runs between Tbilisi (Georgia) and Vladikavkaz (Russia), 208 km. On the way there are very interesting places to visit. Ananuri fortress, which is a XVI century castle complex on the Aragvi River. The Ananuri fortress stands beside the famous Georgian Military Highway overlooking a large Jinvali lake. Its high, turreted stone walls protect two churches, a watch tower and a reservoir. The main church facade is beautifully carved with animal, floral and Celtic style patterns. Next stop on the way in Gudauri – remarkable ski resort in Georgia. Resort is located at the altitude 2200 meters above the sea level. And the last but not least, top station is at 3,306 m, called summit Sadzele. The resort offers high quality skiing opportunities. The ski season lasts from December till April. From Gudauri continue your trip to Gergeti trinity church (XII-XIV) century’s monument erected on the southern slopes of Mkinvarcveri is located at an altitude of 2170 meters. Gergeti Trinity church is an important temple and remarkable for its beautiful scenery. The Gergeti Trinity church is set poignantly on a hill directly below the towering white massif of Mount Kazbek ( 5033 meters). Built six hundred years ago its stones have weathered repeated blizzards, rain and invasion to stand as a proud symbol of Georgian resilience in the face of adversity. It is the photographer’s perfect shot.After visiting Gergeti church we will arrive to Dariali Gorge. It is the gorge on the border between Russia and Georgia. Darial was historically important as the only available passage across the Caucasus and has been long fortified-at least since 150 BC. There is Tamari’s Fortress called Dariali castle which was built many years ago and is situated on the right side of the river Tergi. To the left of the river Tergi there is a new monastery complex on the cliff which is about 70 meters high.

$76 Private & Custom Tours

Full-Day Private Tour to Kazbegi from Tbilisi

You  will depart from Tbilisi early in the morning, in the direction of Kazbegi.100 miles (160 km) along the Georgian Military Road, it runs between Tbilisi, Georgia and Vladikavkaz, Russia. On the way, there are some very interesting places to visit. Ananuri fortress, is a sixteenth century castle complex on the Aragvi River. The fortress stands beside the famous Georgian Military Highway, overlooking a large Jinvali lake. Its high, turreted stone walls protect two churches, a watch tower and a reservoir. The main church facade is beautifully carved with animal, floral and Celtic style patterns.Next stop on the way is Gudauri, a remarkable ski resort in Georgia. The resort is at the altitude 7217 feet (2200 meters) above the sea level. The first lower lift station is at 6528 feet (1,990 meters ) above sea level and the last, or top, station is at 3,306 meters called summit Sadzele. The resort offers high-quality skiing opportunities. The ski season lasts from December through April.From Gudauri, you'll continue your trip to Gergeti Trinity Church. At an altitude of 7119 feet (2,170 meters), the twelfth or thirteenth century monument was erected on the southern slopes of Mkinvarcveri. Gergeti Trinity Church is an important temple, remarkable for its beautiful scenery. The Gergeti Trinity Church is set poignantly on a hill directly below the towering white massif of Mount Kazbek, which sits at 5,033 meters. Built six hundred years ago, its stones have weathered repeated blizzards, rain and invasion to stand as a proud symbol of Georgian resilience in the face of adversity. It is the photographer’s perfect shot. After visiting Gergeti church, we you'll arrive at Dariali Gorge, on the border between Russia and Georgia. Darial was historically important as the only available passage across the Caucasus and has been long fortified, since at least 150 BC. Located there is Tamari’s fortress, called Dariali Castle, which was built many years ago and is situated on the right side of the River Tergi. To the left of the River Tergi is a new monastery complex on the cliff at about 70 meters high.

$34.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to the Kazbegi-Ananuri Mountain Area from Tbilisi

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ananuri Fortified Castle EnsembleAnanuri is a fortress situated on the foreland by the Aragvi River, not far from Zhinvali water reservoir and about 70 km from Tbilisi, Georgia. It was built by the Dukes of Aragvi and its earliest parts date from the 13th century. The fortress is on the UNESCO Tentative list. The fortress consist of two fortifications joined by a crenellated curtain wall. The upper fortification with a large square tower, known as Sheupovari, is well-preserved.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Gergeti Trinity ChurchGergeti Trinity Church. The old Georgian Church is located under the Mount Kazbek, 2170m above the town of Stepantsminda (former Kazbegi) and village of Gergeti whose name she had adopted. The church is widely known as Gergeti trinity Church thought Georgians call it Gergeti Tsminda Sameba.It was built in the 14th century, but not much is known to us of its history, though it was mentioned in one of the guide books from 1906, that the church was built on the place that used to be pagan idols worshiping. And in 18th century, the church turned into storage for main Georgian relics that were transported here in the time of Persian invasion to Tbilisi. In the beginning of the 20th century, Soviet government had closed the church, and it was returned back to the Georgian Orthodox Church only in the 1990’s. But for the long times it had served as a popular waypoint for travelers on the road connecting Russia and GeorgiaDuration: 1 hourStop At: Russian Georgian Friendship MonumentMonument or Treaty of Georgievsk Monument is a monument build in 1983 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk and ongoing friendship between Georgia and Soviet Russia. Located on the Georgian Military Highway between the ski resort town of Gudauri and the Jvari pass, the monument is a large round stone and concrete structure overlooking the Devil"s Valley in the Caucasus mountains. Inside the monument is a large tile mural that spans the whole circumference of the structure and depicts scenes of Georgian history.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Gudauri Ski ResortGudauri ski resort we visit from - December to April!!!Gudauri The ski resort is located on the south-facing plateau of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda District, along the Georgian Military Highway near the Cross Pass, at an elevation of 2,200 meters, above sea level with skiable area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun. The resort offers high quality skiing opportunities. The slopes of Gudauri are completely above the tree line and are best for free-riders and are generally considered to be avalanche-safe. The ski season lasts from December to AprilDuration: 1 hour

$25 Private & Custom Tours

Full day private trip to Gudauri ski resort and Mtskheta

The private tour starts with a pick up at 9 am from your hotel or apartment.Around 9:30 you will reach Mtskheta, the old capital of Georgia. Mtskheta used to be an important trade and cultural city during the pagan times and it was also the first place in Georgia to officially accept Christianity as a state religion. No suprise, that the city houses some of the most important Christian sights of Georgia, such as the UNESCO protected Svetitskhoveli cathedral and the Samtavro monastery. After a walk through the picturesque streets of the Old town of Mtskheta you will continue your journey towards the mountains. Along the Georgian Military Highway, which is considered one of the most beautiful roads in Georgia you will get a chance to stop at the Jinvali water reservoir, explore the wonderfully preserved castle Ananuri, try pure spring and mineral water and enjoy the panoramic view from the Friendship monument platform. In Gudauri you will have 2 to 3 hours to spend at your wish - we can help you to rent ski equipment and find a ski instructor or arrange for you a paragliding flight or take you to a good and cozy restaurant. You decide and we assist you. On the way back you can simply relax after and eventful day and take a nap, while the driver drives you safely and fast to your hotel.

$24 Tours & Sightseeing

Gudauri Ski Resort Full Day Tour

The private tour starts with a pick up at 9 am from your hotel or apartment. Along the Georgian Military Highway, which is considered one of the most beautiful roads in Georgia you will get a chance to stop at the Jinvali water reservoir, explore the wonderfully preserved castle Ananuri, try pure spring and mineral water and enjoy the panoramic view from the Friendship monument platform. In Gudauri you will have 2 to 3 hours to spend at your wish - we can help you to rent ski equipment and find a ski instructor or arrange for you a paragliding flight. You will reach Tbilisi in the evening about 7-8 PM after your breathtaking journey to Caucasus .

$110 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kazbegi Tour

In the morning we drive up the famous Georgian Military Highway (leading to the Georgian-Russian border).  The drive is very scenic through high Caucasus Mountains. On the way visit Ananuri architectural complex (17th century), the two churches and the fortress overlook the Zhinvali water reservoir. The carvings on the churches are one of the best samples of the Georgian art. In Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) 1.5 hour walk up through beautiful valleys and woodland that leads us to Gergeti Trinity. We also enjoy the beautiful views of one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus - Mt Kazbegi (5047m). We then drive through the dramatic Dariali Gorge.  The given price is per car. NOT per person.  Price includes:  Hotel pickup/drop-off  Fuel surcharge  Driver (English speaking)  Bottled water per person   Transport by air-conditioned vehicle   Note: There are not any entrance fees or taxes during our tour.

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