At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia is a combination of uniqueness and diversity. Although a small country, you can find here the Caucasus Mountain range, Black Sea coastline, curative climate and mineral waters, national parks and UNESCO Heritage Sites, ancient history, diverse culture and traditions, delicious cuisine, rich wine culture and last but not least, our world-famous Georgian hospitality.
- Three nights accommodation in Tbilisi
- One night accommodation in Kutaisi
- Two nights accommodation in Mestia
- Daily breakfast at hotel
- Tours as per itinerary on private basis
- Return Airport transfers
- English speaking guide service during the mentioned tours, cable car tickets and all entrance tickets
- Visa Fees
- Travel Insurance
- Tickets to any other museums or entertainment
- Any additional expenses
Arrival in Tbilisi
Arrival at Tbilisi international airport. Meeting and transfer to the hotel in Tbilisi (30 minute drive).Check into the hotel (check in until 14:00 hrs. is upon availability). Overnight in the hotel
Tbilisi City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. 14:00 hrs. Excursion to Old Tbilisi ( duration 2-3 hours mostly walking) During the tour you will visit: Metekhi Church The heroic King Vakhtang Gorgasali commissioned the building of the inscribed-cross church in the 5th century. It is dramatically located on the cliff overlooking the Mtkvari River. Narikala Fortress Cable car will take you to the top of mountain to the old ruins of Narikala fortress; enjoy the panorama of the city. Chardin Street is one of the oldest streets of Tbilisi. Now this is a favorite meeting place for its fancy cafes and clubs, little art salons and galleries. The street got this name in honor of the famous French artist, Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. Old Baths A touch of Old Tbilisi -- the Sulfur Baths, built in 17th century, have subterranean pavilions topped by unique the red brick domes with steam from the hot springs streaming from their tops, giving a magical atmosphere to this historic area of old homes and interesting shops. 17:00 hrs. Second stop will be Chronicle of Georgia. It chronicles Georgia’s history. The top part of the statue features the kings and queens of Georgia the lower part portrays the life of Christ. The dark sculpture can be seen all the way from the highway, if you pay attention that is ? Guests will enjoy panoramic views over Tbilisi. Back to the hotel Overnight in the hotel
Transfer to Kutaisi
Breakfast at the hotel. 10:00 hrs. Check out from the hotel and transfer to Kutaisi (4 hour drive). Check in to the hotel in Kutaisi 17:00 hrs Transfer for Kutaisi City Tour, which is Georgian`s second largest city (duration 1-2 hours). Upon a wish visit Bagrati Cathedral. This Cathedral was built in 11th – century. It attracts many pilgrims and tourist. It’s also frequently used as a symbol of the city of Kutaisi. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Transfer to Mestia
Breakfast at the hotel. 10:00 hrs. Check out from the hotel and transfer to Svaneti- Mestia (5 hour drive). On the way visit Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum, in Zugdidi (duration 2 hours). The museum complex includes: palaces of the Samegrelo queen Ekaterine Chavchavadze-Dadiani and Prince Niko Dadiani, court church, and the botanic garden. 19th A.D. goldsmith works: icons, various religious objects, fine art samples; archaeological materials from Greek and Georgian antique culture; collection of Christian sacred objects, samples of European applied art (of Boulet, Rococo, Empire styles); relics of Samegrelo princes, royal families of France (numerous items connected with the Napoleon Buonaparte, from Ashil Miurat – Son in law of David Dadiani), Russia, Spain; 15-19th c.c. manuscripts and charters; libraries of Napoleon (6.000 items) and Dadiani family; samples of European and Asian weapons; collection of paintings of Russian peredvizhniks, French painters of battle-pieces, and English painters of seascapes; rich collection of photographs (5.000 items); collection of crystal, china and faience crockery (French, German, Russian), etc. Continue way to Mestia. Check into the hotel. Have free time. Overnight in the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. 11:00 hrs Proceed for Mestia City Tour (duration 2-3 hours). This region is the birthplace of the Svans, a unique ethnic group, who are distinguished by their amazing old culture and traditions. Svaneti is also famous for its original and authentic architecture and is dubbed “the land of thousand towers”. Those towers used to play an important economic and defensive role in the history of Svaneti. There are still dozens of the towers – stone houses from the Middle Ages with fire watchtowers and churches from the 10-14th centuries. In the evening visit the Mestia Ethnographic Museum, with an original Svan house “machubi” and “koshki” tower. Next stop will be a little and the oldest village of Heshkili in Samegrelo- Zemo Svaneti, located at 6 kilometers away from the region of Mestia, at 1900 meters from the sea level, on the way of the mountain ski resort of Hatsvali. There are the ancient monuments and religious buildings in the village, but the main reason, why it is so popular, is the so-called “Heshkili Huts.” This is a very interesting place, which attracts the attention of people with a little, lovely family hotel, where you can find yourself in “the Hobbit’s world”. Maybe, J.J.R. Tolkien’s book inspired the owners to create such place. Transfer back to the hotel Overnight in the hotel
Transfer to Tbilisi
Breakfast at the hotel. 12:00 hrs. Check out and transfer to Tbilisi (8 hour drive). On the way have stops for taking pictures or for a lunch (for extra cost) per guests wish. Check into the hotel in Tbilisi. Free time. Overnight in the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel (Depends on departure time). Check out from the hotel and transfer to airport. Departure.