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Cultural tour  to ancient Georgia 

Itinerary: Kutaisi-Тbilisi-Mtskheta-Signagi- Kvareli -Batumi -Kutaisi
Tour duration:  8 days/ 7 nights 
 
Day 1: Kutaisi
Meeting at the Kutaisi airport; transfer to Guest-house; check in. 
Excursion to Kutaisi, an ancient city with more than 3000 years history. 
Visit to Gelati Monastery Complex (12th century), founded by the great Georgian King, David the Builder,  which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit to Bagrati Temple (11th century). The Temple was built by King Bagrat the IIIrd. 
Excursion to Prometheus's cave. Natural cave with an underground river,  underground lake and even underground falls. Huge halls of stalactites and stalagmites seem even more graceful together with classical music and special lighting.
Dinner and overnight in guest-house in Kutaisi. 
 
Day 2 : Kutaisi-Mtskheta-Tbilisi 
Breakfast in guest-house.  
Trip to the town of Mtskheta, a historic capital of Georgia, which is a UNESCO World  Heritage Site. The “Second Jerusalem” as they called it.   
Visit to Jvari Monastery (Cross in Georgian) 6th century. It is situated at the top of mountain   where, according to historical sources, Saint, similar to the apostles Nino erected a cross.
Visit to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century), where it is believed that Jesus Christ’s tunic is buried. 
Samtavro Monastery for women (4th century). The blackberry bush since the time of  Saint Nina  still grows here. Sacred objects are stored in the Monastery:  the icon of Iveri Mother of God, the miracle-working icon of St.Nino, tombs of Saint King Mirian and Queen Nana.Stroll along narrow streets of the town.
Dinner at traditional Georgian restaurant Salobie. 
Then:
In the evening, trip to Tbilisi. Hotel check-in.
Dinner at one of the Tbilisi’s restaurants. Overnight in Tbilisi.
 
Day 3: Tbilisi
Breakfast in the hotel.
Tbilisi city excursion.
Old city: 
Sameba Cathedral, Freedom Square,  Sioni Cathedral(6-7th  centuries) and Anchiskhati Basilica ( 6th  century), Metekhi Temple – founded in 13th century, building of Parliament , Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi Opera House, Kashveti church, Abanotubani (sulfur baths), the new Rike Park,  the new Peace  Bridge, Maydan and Chardin Street. Visit to  Narikala Fortress.
Free time, opportunity to buy some handmade souvenirs. 
Dinner at one of  Tbilisi’s restaurants. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi. 
 
Day 4: Tbilisi-Signagi-Bodbe-Tbilisi 
Breakfast in the hotel. 
Trip to the city of love -  Signagi (Kakheti region).Walk around  Signagi. It’s surrounded by an 18th century wall. You can enjoy the unbelievable view on Alazani Valley and Caucasian Ridge.
Visit to Niko Pirosmani’s house-museum; Famous singer Alla Pugacheva sang the song "Million  Scarlet Roses" about Pirosmani.
Visit to an old wine cellar. Wine and chacha tasting.
Visit to Bodbe Monastery where St. Nino is buried. Her name is connected with the acceptance of Christianity in Georgia. Possibility to bathe in the holy spring of St. Nino (walk to spring will take 20 min).
Return to Tbilisi. Dinner at one of the Tbilisi’s restaurants. Overnight in Tbilisi hotel.
 
Day 5: Tbilisi 
Breakfast in the hotel.
Free Day. Additional excursion to Gudauri is possible. Gudauri-   is the most famous ski resort of Georgia.  Skiing (in winter), or free time in the Mountains. Visit to the Architectural complex of Ananuri (16th   century) – historical fortress, a citadel with the most beautiful view of the Zhinvali reservoir. 
Return to Tbilisi. Dinner at one of the Tbilisi’s restaurants. Overnight in Tbilisi hotel.
 
Day 6: Tbilisi-Botanical Garden-Batumi
Breakfast in the hotel.
Trip to Western Georgia. We will drive through the scenic mountain pass.
Visit to Borjomi — the resort in the southwest of Georgia. The city is famous for its mineral water of the same name. A leading Georgian export and renowned for its curative powers.  Visit to  National park of Kharagauli. Tasting of medical-mineral water from local springs. Visit to souvenir shops.  
Excursion to the Botanical Garden. The Botanical Garden is located in one of the most beautiful corners of Adjara – the Green Cape. The collection of plants on the territory of the botanical garden consists of more than 5 thousand species. Several scenes of Soviet movies were shot on its territory.
Batumi city tour.
Seaside park ; temples and churches of the city ; Statue of Medea; Batumi; Piazza(the Italian style square); Sea Port ; Alphabet Tower ; moving  statue of Ali and Nino; the 6th  of May Park and Nurigel Lake;  Dolphinarium; Ministry of Justice; Adjarian House; Dancing Fountains.
Dinner at one of the restaurants of the city. Overnight in Batumi hotel.
 
Day 7: Batumi-Gonio
Breakfast in the hotel. Free day at the coast of the Black Sea.
Additional excursion is possible to the Ajara Mountain (for an additional payment 23$), in the second half of the day.
Visit to  Gonio Fortress. Gonio Fortress was the Roman outpost in the Caucasus. Plinius II was the first to mention it in the 1st century AD.  There is a grave on the territory of fortress, which   is considered to be a tomb of the apostle Matthew – one of twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. Trip to Makhuntseti waterfall. It is considered the pearl of the Ajara Mountain.  You arrive there by way of the  arch stone Makhuntseti Bridge. Visit to  Adjarian Wine House . Winery in Ajara Mountain.  Visit to wine cellars. Wine tasting is also possible for an additional payment.
Return to Batumi. Gala –dinner at one of the restaurants of the city. Overnight-Batumi.
 
Day 8: Batumi-Kutaisi 
Breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer to Kutaisi airport 
 
Tour Cost Includes: 
  • Transfer to/ from the airport;
  • Transportation according to the program on fully equipped, air conditioned transport; 
  • English/Russian/Polish/ German -speaking guide services according to the program;
  • Overnight in 3* hotels ( two persons in double room);
  • HB Meal (breakfast+ supper);
  • Dinner at restaurant “Salobie”( 2nd   day);
  • Gala-dinner at one of the restaurants in Batumi;
  • Wine tasting in Signagi (4th day);
  • Entrance tickets  to museums;
  • Insurance.
For an additional payment: 
Flights;
Meal, except as mentioned;
Alcohol drinks ,except as mentioned.
 
For further details and price of this  tour,  as well as booking  please use the form on our website or contact us on: +995 597 761000; +995 577 761000 ; Email: info@inter-travel.ge; tours1@inter-travel.ge

Type: Cultural tour to ancient Georgia
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Cultural tour to ancient Georgia
Cultural tour to ancient Georgia
Cultural tour to ancient Georgia
Cultural tour to ancient Georgia
Cultural tour to ancient Georgia
Cultural tour to ancient Georgia