Here is a 7 day tour of Georgia itinerary that you will want to follow – beautiful places, old temples and monasteries, and the famous Kakhetian wine. Tour to Georgia for 7 days is an excellent choice for a week-long vacation.
Meeting at the Tbilisi international airport and transfer to the hotel.
The program on this day depends on the arrival time.
We will begin Your tour in Georgia with the acquaintance of Tbilisi.
Tbilisi sightseeing tour
Metekhi Plateau – the historic district of Tbilisi on a high cliff overhanging the banks of the Kura River (Mtkvari), overlooking the old city.
The Bridge of Peace – a pedestrian bridge over the Kura River, connects Irakli II Street and Rike Park.
Abanotubani (bath district) is a historical district in the center of Tbilisi, famous for its complex of baths, standing on natural sulfur springs. Baths form a separate quarter of the city, which is a popular place with many tourists.
The area of 3 churches – a place, where the Orthodox church, Synagogue and Mosque coexist nearby.
Narikala Fortress – the most famous and ancient monument of Tbilisi antiquity, since the date of the construction of the fortress is called the 4th century.
Sioni Cathedral (VI-XII century) – historically the main temple of Tbilisi, built in the name of the Assumption of Our Lady – one of the most famous monuments of the old city, named after the Mount Zion of Jerusalem.
Tbilisi State Puppet Theater named after Rezo Gabriadze – in the Old Town on Shavteli Street there is a small Puppet Theater (one of the sights of Tbilisi).
Mount Mtatsminda (Holy Mountain), where the Pantheon of Georgian writers and public figures is located. We ascent by funicular to the Mtatsminda Park, from where the whole city is visible in full view.
Tbilisi sightseeing tour will give you an unforgettable experience.
The length of the tour is 6 hours.
Day trip to the ancient rock-hewn town Uplistsikhe
We will visit Jvari Monastery (VI c.), which is located on top of a mountain, from the slopes of which you can see how the jets of two rivers merge – the Kura and Aragvi.
Arrival in the city of Gori and, in case of your interest, visiting Joseph Stalin’s house-museum. The museum has three departments. There are many things on display that actually or presumably belonged to Stalin, including some of the furniture from his offices, and gifts. A large number of illustrations, paintings, documents, photographs and newspaper articles are also presented. In front of the main museum is the house in which Stalin was born and spent the first four years of his life. The museum features a personal railway carriage of Stalin. The railway carriage was used by him since 1941, including for trips to the Tehran and Yalta conferences.
Uplistsikhe – one of the rarest monuments in the world, the oldest cave city, one of the first cities in Georgia. Uplistsikhe is carved into the rock located 12 km east of the city of Gori, on the left bank of the Mtkvari River. The city arose at the end of II – at the beginning of the first millennium BC and contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages.
Day trip to Uplistsikhe will give you a sea of impressions and an unforgettable experience.
Dinner (at your discretion).
Then we will leave for Kutaisi – one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
Hotel accommodation and overnight in Kutaisi.
Cave, canyon and amazing nature
Kutaisi is the third-most populous city in Georgia, traditionally, second in importance, after the capital city of Tbilisi. Documentary history of Kutaisi begins from the 3rd century BC, although ancient authors consider it the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Colchis (8th century BC).
Bagrati Cathedral – the Cathedral of the Dormition – an 11th-century cathedral in the city of Kutaisi. Bagrati Cathedral was built in the early years of the 11th century, during the reign of King Bagrat III.
Prometheus Cave Natural Monument is located in Imereti region. The length is 1, 8 km and it is located 40 meters below sea level. An hour tourist route of the Prometheus cave passes through Argonauts Hall, Kolkheti Hall, Medea Hall, Love Hall, Prometheus Hall and Iberia Hall. The trail finishes by pedestrian or boating tour on an underground flow of river Kumi. It takes 15 minutes.
Martvili Canyon Natural Monument – located in Martvili municipality, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. 700 m long stone paved circular route starts from Martvili Canyon visitor center and crosses the Dadiani historical trail. There are 2 bridges, 3 platform views and historical 30 steps stair constructed by large limestone boulders. Visitors can enjoy 300 meter boat tour on river Abasha and beautiful views of mountain river canyon.
You will have a dinner in Martvili (at your discretion).
Overnight in Kutaisi.
Resort town Borjomi and holy city of Mtskheta
Borjomi – a resort town in Samtskhe-Javakheti, famous for its mineral water Borjomi. The Borjomi resort is located in the gorge of the Kura River, at an altitude of 810-850 m above sea level. Borjomi belongs to the group of low-mountain resorts and is surrounded by mountain ranges covered with coniferous and broad-leaved forests.
The climate is moderate in both summer and winter. There are over 200 historical monuments in the Borjomi Gorge: fortresses, churches, monasteries. A special place among the historical monuments is occupied by the palace of the Russian Tsars of the Romanovs, built at the end of the 19th century.
In the park there is probably the most famous place in Borjomi – a place where mineral water comes out of the spring and you can enjoy it from a source absolutely free.
Dinner (at your discretion – approximately 12-15 USD per person).
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral – the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church, in honor of the Twelve Apostles, built in 1010-1029, on the site of the first Christian church in Georgia, built over the grave of St. Sidonia. 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. Svetitskhoveli is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Samtavro Transfiguration Orthodox Church and Nunnery of St. Nino is located at the confluence of the Mtkvari (Kura) and Aragvi rivers.
In the evening we return to Tbilisi.
Day trip to Kakheti
Early in the morning we will leave for Kakheti – the birthplace of wine!
Visit to the winery KTW (Kakheti traditional winemaking), tasting several varieties of wine.
Arrival at the Bodbe Monastery (100 km. from Tbilisi), where rests the relics of the enlightener of Georgia – St. Nino, who died there in 347. The monastery was founded in the IV century, and later transformed into a convent. Here is the copy of miraculous icon of Our Lady of Iveron (that was written in 1905 on Mount Athos) and the spring of St. Nino, where at any time of the year you can swim for the purpose of healing.
Arrival in Signagi – the “City of Love”, located on the terraces, connecting winding steep streets. The city is impressive with its magnificent history. It is surrounded by a double fortified wall with 28 towers. Climbing on any of them, it will seem to you that you touch the sky with your hand…
From Signagi we will go to the wine cellar, where you will have a master class in making Churchkhela (a traditional Georgian cuisine candle-shaped candy), Kakhetian Shoti (bread) and Khinkali.
Dinner you will have at the wine cellar with traditional cuisine and Kakhetian wine.
A one-day excursion to Kakheti is an unforgettable experience, excellent mood and a sea of positive emotions.
In the evening we will return to Tbilisi.
Transfer to the Tbilisi international airport.
In case you will arrive in Tbilisi in the morning, we can start your tour in that day and you will have one more day for an additional excursion – You will have a trip to Gergeti Trinity Church.
After breakfast, departure along the Georgian military road towards Kazbegi (Stepantsminda is an urban-type settlement, 160 km from Tbilisi).
On the way, visit the Ananuri fortress (XVI century). Ananuri fortress is located in the village of the same name, on the Georgian Military Highway, 70 km from Tbilisi. Ananuri fortress played a significant role in numerous wars and has never been taken by storm in its history. Today it is one of the main points of tourist routes in Georgia. Near the village Pasanauri there is an amazing place that attracts thousands of tourists. This is the confluence of two rivers – the White and Black Aragvi rivers.
Next stop at the viewing platform in Gudauri.
Arrival to Kazbegi through the Gudauri ski resort – passing through the Jvari Pass 2379 m above sea level. Ascent to Gergeti Trinity – among all the churches of Europe located in the alpine zone, Gergeti Trinity is located at the highest point – 2200 m. The church is located at the foot of the peak of Mkinvartsveri (from Georgian: “Ice peak”).
Lunch is available at Stepantsminda (at your discretion).
In the evening, we will return to Tbilisi.
Duration of the tour: 9 hours.