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Admirable Georgia


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Admirable Georgia
 
Tbilisi — Ananuri — Gudauri – Kazbegi – Mtskheta – Gori– Batumi – Petra fortress– Kutaisi – Tbilsi (8 days, 7 nights)
 
Day 1: Tbilisi
Arrival to Tbilisi. Meeting with the representatives of the agency. Hotel accommodation. Overnight.
 
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Day 2: Tbilisi
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour in Tbilisi. The capital of Georgia is unique.It stands on the several mountain hills, on which "creep" the old blocks. Tbilisi – is a beautiful river Kura with its picturesque rocky shores, that flows across the whole city. Tbilisi is one of the rare places in the world, where can peacefully exist in the Old Town orthodox church, catholic cathedra, synagogue and mosque.
"Old Town" - is the historic center of Tbilisi, that is located at the root of Mtatsminda (Holy Mount) mountain. Near sulfur baths, which are attended and enthusiastically described AS Pushkin and Alexander Dumas. Almost all of the buildings of the Old Town are historical and cultural sites, this part of the city is round-the-clock full of life, here walk alone or in groups tourists, meet lovers near the Clock Tower. This amuzing Tower appeared here recently, built by the Puppet Theatre director Rezo Gabriadze. Here artists exhibit their paintings, artisans offer numerous souvenirs. Walk on the Shardeni street– a cult place in Tbilisi, named after the French Catholic missionary, who now represents something that resembles the Champs-Elysées, with its many restaurants and boutiques. Using the newest lift we get to Narikala fortress ( IV c.), during the lifting we can observe the city from the bird's eye view.
During the excursion, visit of Mechetian Church ( V c.), Sioni Cathedral (VI-VII c.), Anchiskhati Basilica of St Mary, the oldest surviving church, Synaxis of Saint Truinity of the temple complex of Tsminda Sameba — the main Cathedral of Georgian Orthodox Church. Walking tour at the Shota Rustaveli avenue. Buying souvenirs on the Dry Bridge.
Dinner with national dances and songs. Overnight.
 
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Day 3: Tbilisi — Ananuri — Gudauri – Kazbegi — Tbilisi
Breakfast. Departure to modern ski resort – Gudauri. On the way to it, we overlook the picturesque Ananuri fortress (XVI c.), located above Aragvi river, and also the amazing beauty of Zhinvali reservoir. When the weather is fine: a trip through Cross Pass (2400 m), in the direction of Stepantsminda (Kazbegi). Lunch in the mountains. Excursion in Kazbegi: church of the Most Holy Gergeti Triunity (2170 m above the sea level). When the weather is fair, the stunning view on the mountain Kazbeg (5147 m), one of the highest tops of Georgia, opens. Dinner. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight.
 
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Day 4: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Gori – Tbilisi
Breakfast. Excursion in the ancient capital of Georgia Mtskheta – the town-museum, included to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. Visit of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (1010-1029), at the bottom of which is buried one of the major Christian relics Lords chiton, as well as the burial place of many of the Georgian kings. Here is also the part of life-giving pillar. Visit of Samtavro monastery, where year round grow, flower and fruit blackberry bush, near of which in the IV century lived and preached St. Nino- enlightener, the first preacher of Christianity in Georgia. Woderworking icon of Iberian Mother of God, woderworking icon of St. Nino, grave of St. Tsar Merian and Tsarina Nani, hallows of St. Abibos Nekresky, St. Shio Mhvimskoho are placed inside. Visit of the ancient temple - monastery Jvari (VI c.).
Next excursion to Gori - Stalin's homeland. Excursion in the Stalin museum. Museum consists of three blocks - museum, house and railway carriage.
Return to Tbilisi. Dinner. Overnight.
 
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Day 5: Tbilisi – Batumi
Breakfast. Moving to Batumi. Sightseeing tour. Batumi – is "Georgian Singapore" – the most famous Black Sea resort of Georgia, with the population of 120 000 people. A visit card of Batumi – a beloved place for both local residents and visitors of the city – is Batumi Piazza built in 2009. In 2010, a new, 7 meters high, moving sculpture of Love became the adornment of the city. The monument is represented by a figure of a woman and a man. They seek for each other, during 8-10 minutes they move towards each other and eventually merge as one in original way. Excursion in city: animated fountains (a laser show), Argonauts square with statue of Medea.
Excursion to Gonio Apsar fortress - the oldest fortress in Georgia, on the board with Turkey. The fortress was built in I-II century AD, and served as citadel of Roman at first, and then of the Byzantine Empire. Total length of fortress is 900 m, walls height - 5 m, the height of each of the eighteen towers is 7 m.
Dinner. Overnight.
 
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Day 6: Batumi – Petra fortress – Batumi
Breakfast. Excursion to Petra Fortress near Batumi. The fortress is one of the most significant monuments on the entire eastern coast of the Black Sea. Built during the 6th century A.D., it held an important strategic position at the crossroads of the route linking Georgia with Iran and Armenia. Situated on a rocky outcrop beside the shore of the Black Sea, Petra was considered to be an impregnable fortress. Its name originated from the Greek word “Petra” – meaning rock, stone. Archaeological excavations have revealed that the site has been settled since at least the Late Bronze Age. Although the fortress is in ruins today, the remains of a small hall-style 10th century church can be found in the center of the complex.
Return to Batumi. Dinner. Overnight.
  
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Day 7: Batumi – Kutaisi
Breakfast. Departure to Kutaisi. Excursion in the city that has has more than 3 thousand years. Visit of the monastery and academy Gelati (XII c.), established by the great georgian tsar David IV the Builder, included to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.  Overlook of Bagrati Cathedral (XI c.). Lunch. Excursion in the Prometheus karst cave where by the legend he gave the fire to people and because of that he was enchained to the rock. Dinner. Overnight in Kutaisi.
 
Day 8: Kutaisi – Tbilsi
Breakfast. Departure to Tbilisi. Lunch. Transfer to the airport.
 
Tour price in USD p/p:
10+1
Surcharge for single occupancy
1270
250
 
Price includes:
  • Accommodation in 4* hotels, standard double rooms: 4 nights in Tbilisi, 2 nights in Batumi, 1 night in Kutaisi;
  • FB: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners with a glass of wine each;
  • Excursions according to the program with guide;
  • Transport service according to the program;
  • Bottle of 0.5 liters of water per day per person on the bus.
  • Entrance tickets;
  • One gratis for TL.
Price does not include:
  • Flight;
  • Visa service;
  • Services not mentioned above;
  • Insurance.

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