Discover Georgian Spirit (6 days / 5 nights)
DAY 01: ARRIVAL
Depart for Tbilisi. Pick up from Tbilisi international airport and transfer to the hotel.
DAY 02: TBILISI CITY TOUR
After breakfast at the hotel start a few unforgettable hours of familiarization with the capital. A charming town built in the 5th century along the twisting valley of Mtkvari River. All the places of interest are very close to each other, within a few minutes' walk. All the places of interest are very close to each other, within a few minutes' walk. Start our excursion from Metekhi (13th century) plateau, afterwards visit Narikala Fortress (4th century) which dominates the skyline of the Old Town. Continue to explore brick-domed underground sulfur baths (17th century) - the district of naturally hot mineral waters, cafe street Shardeni, Synagogue, Sioni Cathedral and the most ancient basilica in Tbilisi Anchiskhati (6th century). Walk along Rustaveli Avenue with souvenir shopping possibility.
Hotel accommodation. Dinner at the traditional Georgian restaurant followed with folk show. Overnight in Tbilisi.
DAY 03: TBILISI - BODBE - SIGHNAGHI - TSINANDALI - TBILISI
Breakfast at the hotel. Start our drive to Kakheti region Georgia's premier wine-producing area and visit Monastery of Bodbe - final resting place of Saint Nino, "Enlightener of Georgians", who preached Christianity in Georgia with a vine cross in her hand. Afterwards head to Sighnaghi - a small beautiful city that opens to visitors the magnificent views of the Great Caucasus Range. This little town is a rare example of historic city which kept its style during the centuries with open traditional balconies, unique fortress with churches built in it and towers. Afterwards drive to Tsinandali - a village noted for the surrounding estate and its historic winery that belonged to the 19th century aristocratic poet Alexander Chavchavadze. Enjoy an excursion in the family museum and a walk in the park beautifully laid out in an English style with fine views and exotic plants.
In the evening return back to Tbilisi. Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi.
DAY 04: TBILISI - ANANURI - KAZBEGI - GERGETI TRINITY CHURCH - GUDAURI
After breakfast, drive up through the High Caucasus Mountains along the Georgian Military Highway. En route visit Ananuri architectural complex (17th century) overlooking a reservoir on the Aragvi River. The carvings on the churches are one of the best samples of the Georgian art. Arrive in Gudauri and photo stop at the monument of Friendship. Proceed along the Tergi River that brings us to Kazbegi - main town in this region. Drive from Kazbegi through Gergeti village and up to the Gergeti Holy Trinity church (14th century), stunningly located on a hilltop (2170m) both overlooking the surrounding snowy peaks of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. Here you will enjoy unique nature with beautiful panoramic views of Caucasus, including mount Kazbegi (5047m). Drive back to Gudauri.
Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight in Gudauri (2200 m).
DAY 05: GUDAURI - GORI - UPLISTSIKHE - MTSKHETA - TBILISI
Breakfast at the hotel. Start our drive to Gori - the birthplace of the Soviet leader Stalin. Photo-stop at the museum of Stalin and proceed to the cave town Uplistsikhe (1st millennium BC) - one of the first cities in Georgia carved into the rock. The caves were the site of pagan rituals, before Georgia became a Christian country. After inspecting the cave city, head to Mtskheta - an ancient capital of Georgia, important religious center and city-museum which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Stop to visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) which is known as a place where Christ's robe was buried. Walk along the narrow streets of Mtskheta with souvenir shopping possibility. Along the way we will stop to visit the Jvari Monastery (6th century). This well-known monastery is located on the top of the mountain, at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers. In the evening drive back to Tbilisi.
Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi.
DAY 06: DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport for departure.