Day 1 Arrival to Tbilisi – Check in rest time
Arrival to “Shota Rustaveli “International Airport in Tbilisi – Transfer to the Hotel – Check-in – hotel (O/N in Tbilisi)
*Tbilisi: The history of this amazing city throws back as far as the 5th century when the Georgian king Vakhtang Gorgasali ordered to build a city in the center of the fertile valley cozily lying between two Caucasian ridges. It originated from the word “tbili” – warm. Present-day Tbilisi is one of the safest cities in Europe, and frequently ranks among the most popular emerging destinations thanks to Georgia’s growing tourism industry.Historically, Tbilisi has been home to people of diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, though it is overwhelmingly Eastern Orthodox Christian. Notable landmarks include cathedrals like Sameba and Sioni, the medieval Narikala Fortress, classical avenues Rustaveliand Agmashenebeli, as well as the exotically-designed Georgian National Opera Theater.
Day 2 Signaghi city – Monastery Bodbe
10:30 After breakfast – visit Signaghi city “the city of Wine and Love” – wine tasting – visit Monastery Bodbe – back to Tbilisi – hotel (O/N in Tbilisi)
*Sighnaghi: The administrative center of the Sighnaghi Municipality, one of the country’s smallest towns, busy with the production of wine, traditional carpets and Georgian traditional food Mcvadi. City is located in the Kakheti region of Georgia, settled since the Paleolithic period. Signagi as a settlement is first recorded in the early 18th century. In 1762, King Heraclius II of Georgia sponsored the construction of the town and erected a fortress to defend the area from marauding attacks by Dagestan tribesmen.
*Bodbe: this beautiful monastery is one of the most important places for Georgians, because St. Nino, who brought Christianity to Georgia, is buried there.
*Georgian Wine: Georgia is one of the oldest wine regions in the world. The fertile valleys of the South Caucasus house the source of the world’s first cultivated grapevines and Neolithic wine production, from over 8,000 years ago. Due to the many millennia of wine in Georgian history, and its key economical role, the traditions of its viticulture are entwined and inseparable with the country’s national identity.
Day 3/ Tbilisi City Tour – Mtskheta Old Religious City & Jvari Monastery
10:30 After breakfast visit Old Tbilisi – take cable car to Narikala fortress – Bridge of Peace – walk by Rustaveli Street – visit Parliament and Opera House –The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi – Mtskheta Old Religious City – Svetiskhoveli Cathedral – Jvari Monastery –hotel (O/N in Tbilisi)
*The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilis is commonly known as Sameba is the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Churchlocate. Constructed between 1995 and 2004, it is the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world and one of the largest religious buildings in the world by total area. Sameba is a synthesis of traditional styles dominating the Georgian church architecture at various stages in history and has some Byzantine undertones.
*The bridge of Peace stretches 150 metres over the Kura River was ordered by the City Hall of Tbilisi to create a contemporary design feature connecting Old Tbilisi with the new district. The official opening took place on May 6, 2010. The bridge stretches over Kura River providing a unique view of Metekhi Church, Narikala Fortress and statue of city’s founder Vakhtang Gorgasali on one side, and Baratashvili Bridge and Presidential Office on the other.
*Narikala fortress was established in the 4th century as Shuris-tsikhe. It was considerably expanded by the Umayyads in the 7th century and later, by King David the Builder (1089–1125). The Mongols renamed it “Narin Qala”. Most of extant fortifications date from the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1827, parts of the fortress were damaged by an earthquake and demolished.
*Mtskheta is one of the oldest cities of Georgia, at the confluence of the Aragvi and Kura rivers. Mtskheta is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments, the “Historical Monuments of Mtskheta” became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the birthplace and one of the most vibrant centers of Christianity in Georgia, Mtskheta was declared as the “Holy City” by the Georgian Orthodox Church in 2014.
*Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia. According to traditional accounts, on this location in the early 4th century Saint Nino, a female evangelist credited with converting KingMirian III of Iberia to Christianity, erected a large wooden cross on the site of a pagan temple. The cross was reportedly able to work miracles and therefore drew pilgrims from all over the Caucasus. A small church was erected over the remnants of the wooden cross in c.545 named the “Small Church of Jvari”.
Day 4/ Gori city – Uplistikhe cave town – Stalin Museum
110:30 After breakfast drive to Gori city – I. Stalin Museum – Uplistikhe Cave town – hotel – hotel (O/N in Tbilisi)
*Gori Fortress stands on a rocky hill in the center of Gori. The ruins on the northern slope and the archaeological findings indicate that there was a fortress here as far back as the I century BC. In historic manuscripts the fortress is first mentioned in the XIII century as “Gori Prison.”
*Uplistsikhe is a rock-hewn city, located just 10 km east of Gori, on the left bank of the river Mtkvari. One of the oldest settlements in the Caucasus region, Uplistikhe is first mentioned within the pages of history in the VII century. Uplistiskhe and its surrounding archeological and architectural monuments belong to a distinct group, the oldest of which dates back to the early Bronze Age, and are considered to be relics of the Kura-Araxes culture.
Day 5/ Monument of Chronicles of Georgia – Shopping in the Mall
10:30 After breakfast visit the monument of Chronicles of Georgia- Shopping in the Mall –free time -hotel (O/N in Tbilisi)
*The Georgian Chronicles is a conventional English name for the principal compendium of medieval Georgian historical texts, natively known as Kartlis Tskhovreba , literally “Life of Kartli”, Kartli being a core region of ancient and medieval Georgia, known to the Classical and Byzantine authors as Iberia.
The Chronicles consist of a series of distinct texts dating from the 9th to the 14th century. The dating of these works as well as the identification of their authors (e.g., Leonti Mroveli and Juansheriani) has been a subject of scholarly debates.
Day 6/ / Check out–Transfer to Airport – Departure with everlasting memories
|Number of tourists in group||With guide service||Without guide service|
|5||358 GEL||236 GEL|
|10||235 GEL||155 GEL|
|15||165 GEL||125 GEL|
Included In Price
- Tickets to museums