Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia. The most popular places of Tbilisi for tourists are the Metekhi plateau, historic district of Tbilisi on a high cliff, overhanging the banks of the Kura River and overlooking the old city; Bridge of Peace – pedestrian bridge over the Kura River; Abanotubani (bath district) – historical district in the center of Tbilisi, famous for its complex of baths, standing on natural sulfur springs; The area of 3 churches, the place where the Orthodox church, synagogue and mosque coexist nearby; Narikala Fortress is the most famous and ancient monument of Tbilisi antiquity; Sioni Cathedral (VI-XII century); Tbilisi State Puppet Theater; Mount Mtatsminda (where the Pantheon of Georgian Writers is located) and the funicular, from where the whole city is visible at a glance.
Guided tours of Georgia can’t be imagined without Kakheti region and tasting beautiful wine, as Kakheti is the birthplace of wine! First we will visit the Bodbe Monastery, where is a nunnery and the St. George Cathedral. Monastery holds the remains of St. Nino, who brought Christianity to Georgia. From Bodbe we go to the city of love Signagi. The town is located on terraces and connecting winding steep streets. Signagi is surrounded by a double fortified wall with 28 towers. Then we will go to the wine cellar, where you will have a master class on making churchkhela, Shoti (Kakhetian bread) and Khinkali. You will have a dinner in the wine cellar with traditional cuisine and Kakhetian wine. We will visit the Nekresi monastery complex, which offers stunning views of the Alazani Valley. Gremi is an architectural monument of the 16th century, a royal fortress in the historical region of Kakheti. At the end of the trip we will visit the capital of Kakheti – the city of Telavi. Full day tour to Kakheti will give you a whole range of positive emotions and warm memories.
The tour to Gergeti Trinity Church takes the whole day. On the way, we will visit the Ananuri fortress, which served as the main stronghold for the Aragvi Eristavs, the rulers of this region. On the road, near the village of Pasanauri is an amazing place that attracts thousands of tourists. This is the confluence of two rivers – the White and Black Aragvi. Our next stop will be at the viewing platform in Gudauri, the “Friendship Monument”. Driving through the Cross Pass above sea level of 2395 m, we will arrive at Stepantsminda and ascent the mountain where Gergeti Trinity rises – one of the most beautiful places in the mountains of Georgia and is very popular among tourists. Among all the churches of Europe located in the alpine zone, Gergeti Trinity is located at the highest point – 2200 m.
First, we will go to the ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta. Jvari Monastery, Svetitskhoveli, Samtavro. Dinner at Mtskheta. Tour of Tbilisi – Rustaveli Avenue, Freedom Square, Betlemi Street in the historical district of the Old City, Abanotubani – a historical district in the center of Tbilisi, Maidan and Vakhtang Gorgasali Square, Shardeni Street, Shavteli and Baratashvili Streets. A one-day excursion to Mtskheta and Tbilisi will give you a lot of unforgettable experiences.
Jvari Monastery (6th century), located on top of a mountain, from the slopes of which you can see how the jets of the Kura and Aragvi rivers merge. Svetitskhoveli, the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church, in honor of the Twelve Apostles, built in 1010-1029. Known as the burial site of the claimed Christ’s mantle, Svetitskhoveli has long been one of the principal Georgian Orthodox churches and is among the most venerated places of worship in the region. Samtavro Transfiguration Orthodox Church and Nunnery of St. Nino. There are many shrines in the Samtavro temple. Wine tasting in the wine cellar of Guramishvili.
First we will visit the Jvari Monastery, which is located on the top of the mountain at the confluence of the Kura and Aragvi rivers near Mtskheta. In Gori, we will visit the Joseph Stalin’s house-museum, where there is an exposition of a lot of things that actually or presumably belonged to Stalin. Uplistsikhe is one of the rarest monuments in the world, the oldest cave city, one of the first cities in Georgia. The city arose at the end of II – at the beginning of the first millennium BC. After Uplistsikhe, we will visit the ancient capital of Georgia, now the Holy city of Mtskheta – cultural monuments are under the protection of UNESCO and belong to the world heritage. Svetitskhoveli – cathedral patriarchal church of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Samtavro Transfiguration Orthodox Church and Nunnery of St. Nino, located at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers.
Borjomi resort town is famous for its Borjomi mineral water, which occupies the first export position in Georgia. There are over 200 historical monuments in the Borjomi Gorge. Borjomi-Kharagaul National Park is one of the largest parks in Europe – its area is 5.3 thousand km². In the park you can drink Borjomi mineral water from a source absolutely free. Vardzia is a cave monastery complex of the XII-XIII centuries in the south of Georgia – a product of the Golden Age of Georgia. Over 900 m along the left bank of the Kura River, up to 600 rooms are carved into the wall of the mountain. Now part of a state heritage reserve, the extended area of Vardzia-Khertvisi has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Rabat Castle, a fortress in the city of Akhaltsikhe. Originally established in the 9th century as the Lomisa Castle, it was completely rebuilt by Ottomans. Most of the surviving buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries.
The tour entitled “Amazing nature and history immortalized in the temples” begins with a guided tour of Kutaisi, which is called “the city of May and Roses”. Kutaisi has always been one of the most important historical and economic centers in western Georgia. Bagrati Cathedral, was built in the early years of the 11th century, as the main cathedral of the united Georgian kingdom; the Gelati Monastery is the most significant medieval monastic complex in Georgia. The monastery was founded by King David IV the Builder. Gelati Monastery is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Prometheus Cave – a karst cave in western Georgia, about 11 km long, of which 1060 m are open for visitors. Martvili Canyon – a 700 m long circular track paved with stone. Visitors can enjoy a 300-meter boat ride on the Abasha River and stunning views of the mountain river’s canyon.
A weekend in Tbilisi, or a 3-day tour in Georgia, contains an informative tour of the sights of the capital of Georgia Tbilisi and Mtskheta. Weekend tour in Georgia may be fully based on wine degustation in Kakheti region. Weekend tour includes all transfers, reservations and hotel accommodation, professional guide and driver services. If desired, we can book a table in one of the best restaurants in Tbilisi. We can also make a trip route according to your wishes.
Guided tours in Georgia
Our guided tours of Georgia provide an opportunity to feel the country, its culture, all the tastes of Georgian cuisine and the colors of amazing nature, to plunge into many of the wonders of Georgia, making a trip to this wonderful country. Guided tours of Georgia will lead you to the winding streets of Tbilisi, the high mountains of Kazbegi and the serene banks of Batumi. But the best guided tours will make you feel like a local, introducing you to the famous Georgian cuisine, culture and history. Immerse yourself in the history by trips from Kutaisi or try the best wines of Kakheti – Georgia offers endless options for the most courageous travelers.
Our guided tours of Georgia are conducted by local experts, professional guides. Their knowledge of the geography, culture and history of Georgia is excellent. A good tour of Georgia also includes close relationships with local residents, so our guides can take you to boutique wineries or restaurants, places that you would not have found without their experience and knowledge. Needless to say, our tours of Georgia are conducted by people who are fluent in Russian, English, French or another language.
Our wine tours in Georgia are the result of an excellent selection of our team of wine experts. You will meet Georgian winemakers, whether they are owners of small wine cellars in small villages and vineyards or larger producers such as KTW and you will taste their world-famous wines. Our wine tours in Kakheti will tell you about grape varieties, soil, climate, technology and traditions in the development of the best Kakhetian wines.
We are always happy to make guided tours of Georgia individually for each group, taking into consideration the interests and desires of tourists.
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