THE SOUL OF GEORGIA

This program has been designed in the way to give the visitor as complete picture of the culture, history, ecology and traditions of Georgia as possible. During the tour you will traverse Georgia from the snowy, severe and inaccessible summits of the Caucasus to the subtropical Black Sea coast; from the barren highlands to the rich and fertile agricultural lowlands and from deserts to lush forests and coniferous woods. You will sample some of the many traditional Georgian dishes and famous Georgian wines. As you follow this program you will visit almost every geographical and historical province of Georgia: kartli, kakheti, imereti, guria, adjara, Meskheti, mtiuleti and khevi. You will have a chance to meet the local people who speak different dialects, observe different traditions, lead different lives, but who in spite of some differences are united by one main characteristic hospitality.

 

Day 1: Arrival in Tbilisi / overnight Tbilisi
Day 2: Tbilisi sightseeing tour / overnight Tbilisi
Day 3: Tbilisi - david gareja cave town - sighnaghi / overnight sighnaghi
Day 4: sighnaghi - Telavi - Tbilisi / overnight Tbilisi
Day 5: Tbilisi – Mtskheta - Gudauri / overnight Gudauri
Day 6: Gudauri - Kazbegi – Gudauri/ overnight Gudauri
Days 7: Gudauri - Gori - Bakuriani / overnight Bakuriani
Day 8: Bakuriani – vardzia - Bakuriani / overnight Bakuriani
Day 9: Bakuriani - Kutaisi / overnight Kutaisi
Day 10: Kutaisi sightseeing – Batumi / overnight Batumi
Day 11: Batumi sightseeing / overnight Batumi
Day 12: Batumi – Tbilisi / overnight Tbilisi
Day 13: Departure from Tbilisi

 

Highlights:
Old and New Tbilisi; david gareja cave monastery; 18th  cc. town of sighnaghi surrounded by the defensive wall; the Tsinandali residence – the fist wine factory in Georgia; the town of Mtskheta (UNESCO site); ananuri Architectural complex; Mt. Kazbek and Gergety Trinity church (14th  cc.); rock-cut town of uplistsikhe (6th c BC), Stalins museum; monastery complex of vardzia; gelati and bagrati Monasteries (UNESCO sites); the Black Sea shore and the town of Batumi; delicious food and wine.