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From Azerbaijan across Georgia

5 day(s)
from January to December
Tour countries:
Type of tour:
Mountains, Historical, General

Day 1 Lagodekhi - Signagkhi - David garedja - Tbilisi (350 km)

- Meeting on the border between Balakan and Lagodekhi at 10:00 a.m.;
- Bodbe monastery complexes (4th.c) holds the tomb of St Nino, the Cappadocia maiden who converted the Georgian people to Christianity as early as 337AD;
- Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Sighnaghi District. It is one of the country's smallest towns with a population of 2,146 as of the 2002 census. Sighnaghi's economy is dominated by production of wine, traditional carpets and Georgian traditional food Mcvadi. The town and its environs are also known for their landscapes and historical monuments. Sighnaghi has recently undergone a fundamental reconstruction program and has become an important center of Georgia's tourist industry.
- Lunch
- David Gareja is a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery complex located in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia, on the half-desert slopes of Mount Gareja, some 60-70 km southeast of Georgia's capital Tbilisi. The complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face. Part of the complex is located in the Agstafa region of Azerbaijan and has become subject to a border dispute between Georgia and Azerbaijan. The area is also home to protected animal species and evidence of some of the oldest human habitations in the region.
- Overnight in Tbilisi;

Day 2    Mtskheta - Gori - Uplistsikhe - Tbilisi (300 km)

- Breakfast at the Hotel
- Mtskheta (30 km) - ancient capital of Georgia. On the top of the hill, with amazing view conjunction of two rivers. Located here is the
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) that is the biggest Christian temple in Georgia - was erected in the in the same place where the first Christian church in Georgia stood in the 4th c. A sacred place where the robe of Christ is kept; Jvari - cross-shaped  monastery (6th century). Both  Monasteries  are UNESCO World Heritage sites
- Time for lunch
- Gori - the heart of Kartli region. Photo stop at Stalin's house and statue
- Uplistsikhe ancient cave town - museum (1st millennium BC). Uplistsikhe in translation from Georgian means Fortress of God
- Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 3 Tbilisi - Kazbegi - Tbilisi (350 km)

- Breakfast at the Hotel
- Jvari - cross-shaped  monastery was built in the 11th century, during the reign of King Bagrat IV by the Georgian Giorgi-Prokhore of Shavsheti. It is believed that the site was originally consecrated in the 4th century under the instruction of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, who later gave the site to king Mirian III of Kartli after the conversion of his kingdom to Christianity in 327 A.D.
- Ananuri Fortress -  Ananuri was a castle and seat of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty which ruled the area from the 13th century. The castle was the scene of numerous battles.
- Time for Lunch
- Kazbegi (160km from Tbilisi ) - a small town nestled among Great Caucasus Mountains (5047m). According to the legend Prometheus was chained on the mount Kazbek
- Gergeti Trinity Church 14th.c. beautifully situated on the hill with  excellent views: you have a chance to see Mt. Kazbegi (5033m) - one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus
- Overnight in Kazbegi

Day 4  Kazbegi - Tbilisi

- Breakfast at the Hotel; Return transfer to Tbilisi
- The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi - The idea to build a new cathedral to commemorate 1,500 years of autocephaly of the Georgian Orthodox Church and 2,000 years from the birth of Jesus emerged as early as 1989, a crucial year for the national awakening of the then-Soviet republic of Georgia
- Metekhi - The district was one of the earliest inhabited areas on the city's territory. According to traditional accounts, King Vakhtang I Gorgasali erected here a church and a fort which served also as a king's residence; hence comes the name Metekhi which dates back to the 12th century and literally means "the area around the palace". Tradition holds that it was also a site where the 5th-century martyr lady Saint Shushanik was buried. However, none of these structures have survived the Mongol invasion of 1235
- Time for Lunch
- The Asian-type coloring baths built on the hot sulfur springs - a favorite place of Tbilisi citizens and foreign guests (A. Pushkin, A. Duma, A. Tolstoy)
- Fortress Narikhala the 4th - 20th cc main citadel of the city overlooking Tbilisi and the Kura River
- Ethnography museum focusing on traditions and cultural diversity among different regions of Georgia
- Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 5

Transfer to Sadahlo at the Georgian-Armenianborder

Tour schedule

110:00Meeting on the border between Balakan and Lagodekhi at 10:00 a.m.;
1Transfer to the town of Sighnaghi - one of the loveliest places in Georgia
1After lunch visit David Gareja - a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery complex
1Overnight in Tbilisi
2Visit Mtskheta (30 km) - ancient capital of Georgia
2After lunch transfer to Gori - the heart of Kartli region. Photo stop at Stalin's house and statue
2Uplistsikhe ancient cave town - museum (1st millennium BC)
2Overnight in Tbilisi
3Full day sightseeing in Kazbegi (160km from Tbilisi ) and surrounding Great Caucasus Mountains.
4Return to Tbilisi. Full day sightseeing
5Transfer to Sadahlo at the Georgian-Armenian border

Package includes:

 - Hotel accommodation in 3* hotels (double/twin occupancy for groups)
 - Breakfasts in the hotel
 - Private vehicle accompanied by an experienced English speaking local guide who will look after you exclusively
 - Local driver for your vehicle, exclusively for your tour
 - Sightseeing program including all entrance fees
 - Private guided transfers to and from airport
 - Guide's and driver's expenses
 - Visa support

Not included into the package:

 - Fees for taking photos in historical sites
 - Any meals
 - Other personal expenses

N of pax

Tour cost for group (USD, $)

Cost per pax (USD, $) Special notes
2 2200 1100 4 seater sedan or 4WD vehicle to be provided
4 4000 1000 7 seater van to be provided
6 5400 900 15 seater van to be provided to allow luggage
8 6800 850 15/20 seater van to be provided to allow luggage
10 8000 800 15/20 seater van to be provided to allow luggage