• Package tour includes 6 nights accommodation at 3 star hotels (upgrade to 4 star or 5 star possible), driver, airport transfers door to door, English speaking guide
  • Does not include international airfare, travel insurance, entrance fees to museums
  • UNESCO World heritage listing sites Jvari monastery and Vardzia caves
  • Visit of Soviet's leader Joseph's Stalin museum in Gori

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Map & Itineary

Tbilisi Airport

Tbilisi airport is airport where my Georgia's experience started more than 3 years ago - when I first landed here. I found that I have made no article regarding to one of the corner stones where most...

Alaverdi Monastery in Georgia

Alaverdi Monastery is a Georgian Eastern Orthodox monastery located 25 km from Akhmeta, in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia. While parts of the monastery...

Dzveli (Old) Shuamta Monastery

If you are traveling to region of Kakheti and your road is leading through Telavi town, there are few interesting tourist sites to visit and one of them is a very old monastery complex called Dzveli S...

Akhali (New) Shuamta Monastery Complex

If you are traveling to the region of Kakheti in Georgia and your road is leading through the Telavi town, there are a few interesting tourist sites to visit and one of them is monastery complex...

Postcards from Telavi

It was on an overcast day, we decided to leave our cozy room at Chateau Mere hotel and go explore Telavi. I've been to Telavi several times, and I always thought there is nothing much to see, except t...

Postcards From Sighnaghi

Signhaghi (Region of Kakheti, Republic of Georgia) has always been a special place for us to visit. Probably because it's pretty far away from nations capital Tbilisi, we have been heading rarely, but...

Ananuri Castle Complex On The Aragvi River, Georgia

The other day heading home from Gudauri - I insisted to take a brief stop at Ananuri Castle Complex just to make some pictures of it. As it turns out - I have many times passed it by, either heading...

Zhinvali Water Reservoir, Georgia

Zhinvali, also Jinvali, is an artificial water reservoir located on the river Aragvi in Georgia. The building of the hydroelectric dam formed the Zhinvali Reservoir. The dam has be...

Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument

In fact I had to open a Wikipedia to learn the name of this place, as I mistakenly thought this is just some cool viewing platform located high in the Caucasus mountains, built by Soviets. Turns out i...

Gergeti Trinity Church

Gergeti Trinity Church is a must have to visit destination in Georgia. The church is located at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi some 160 km North from nations capital Tbilisi. I...

Postcards from Mtskheta

Mtskheta is small and lovely town located some 20 km from nation' s capital Tbilisi. Some will find a lot of similarities in Mtskheta with town of Sighanghi, while others will enjoy architec...

Svetiskhoveli cathedral in Mtskheta

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is an another must have tourist attraction site not to miss when traveling to Georgia. Located in historical and picturesque town of Mtskheta some 20 km from nation'...

Jvari Monastery In Georgia

Jvari monastery is a popular tourist destination in Georgia, and I believe there are two reasons of that - first it's located close to the nation's capital Tbilisi and second it offers a really scenic...

Uplistsikhe Cave Town

Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of the town of Gori, Shida Kartli. Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari Ri...

Autumn in Borjomi

Borjomi altogether with Samtskhe - Javakheti region are among my Top destinations in Republic of Georgia. I have spent here countless days and nights. One of the best times to head here definitel...

Winter tours in Georgia: Gudauri Bakuriani

Winter time is always exciting because it associates with New Year and Christmas preparations. Starting from childhood we believed that miracles happen around this season and any activity you are enga...

Postcards from Rabati Fortress

I first visited Rabati Fortress in Akhaltsikhe, Republic of Georgia, in Summer of 2014, during a two day rafting drive on river Mtkavri, next time we booked a lovely hotel inside fortress complex at t...

Vardzia Cave Town Monastery Complex in Georgia

Vardzia cave town is definitely a must have tourist attraction when traveling to Republic of Georgia, located in region of Samtkshe - Javakheti in about one hour drive from Akhaltsikhe town. For years...

Shopping in Georgia: Tbilisi Mall

Though I have been living in Georgia for 3 and a half years, I have never talked much about shopping in Georgia or Tbilisi. Starting today I decided to change that. My first recommendation for those...

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Day 1: Arrival at Tbilisi airport - transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Departure to the region of wine (Kakheti), visit Telavi, Tsinandali, Sighnaghi, return back to the Tbilisi in the evening.

Alaverdi monastery is among ancient monasteries on Georgia’s territory. Its history goes back to the period between 11th-15th centuries when Kakheti Kingdom reached its apogee in political and economical affairs. Murals and old paintings cannot be left without attention as they show the pictures and life scenes of many saints and royals.

Ikalto Monastery is a very nice and cozy place not far from Telavi. This complex looks tiny compared to other Georgian grand churches. Ikalto monastery used to be an academy where the well-known and cherished Georgian writer Shota Rustaveli spent his days in studying literature and Old Georgian writings (creator of ‘The Knight in the Panther’s Skin’).

Shuamta Monastery Complex is divided into two parts – Akhali Shuamta (New Shuamta) and Dzveli Shuamta (Old Shuamta). Old Shuamta dates back to the 5th century and consists of three ancient temples. A small place like Dzveli Shuamta has experienced a lot throughout a long oppressive history of Georgia known for its exotic conquerors. This place is remote from the lively Telavi and is a perfect spot to take photos with nature on the background.

New Shuamta is a nunnery which differs a lot from the Old Shuamta, both in history and architecture. There is a legend that this complex was built by Kakhetian Queen Tina. In childhood she had a dream of a place where she had to build a big orthodox cathedral. In her adulthood she discovered the place and erected the temple where she took the veil.

Telavi Wine Cellar is a must-see place which was founded in 1915. Technology of Georgian winemaking takes roots from the Wine Cellar in Telavi where wine was kept in clay jugs put in the ground. The Company combines the art of ancient traditions with the modern technologies in Georgian winemaking.

After sightseeing of Telavi, we will visit the new technological factory Teliani Valley, founded in 1997. It is a successor of the traditional Georgian wine production using the modern technologies and the knowledge of motivated young professionals.

Leaving for a beautiful village of Tsinandali. We’ll visit the amazing botanical garden and the Museum of Prince Alexandre Chavchavadze, notable Georgian poet, Tsinandali Wine Factory and the enoteca with the Collection of the oldest wines.

Drive to Sighnaghi, famous with its wines and carpets. The way takes us to Temo Papa’s private cellar, the travelers’ favorite place. Grandfather Temo is a representative of the Kakhetian peasant, very kind and hospitable. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 3: Ananuri is known for its mighty Ananuri Castle that used to be a royal residence. It stands just at the shore of the beautiful Zhinvali Water Reservoir.

On the way to Kazbegi we will pass Gudauri and stop by the soviet structure ‘People’s Friendship’. There is an amazing mountain view.

Trip to Kazbegi is a breathtaking tour through the Georgian Military road. Kazbegi is situated in an alpine region (2170 meters) where mountains of stunning beauty wrapped in gentle grey clouds surround you.

Rout to Gergeti church is one of the most well-known tourist destinations. The church is right at the top of the high mountain and it takes time and courage to take a walking tour up to the mountain peak. After visiting Kazbegi we will go back to Tbilisi.

Day 4: It is impossible to come to Georgia without having a chance to travel to Mtskheta. It is a former capital of Georgia but now people mostly visit it to see Svetitskoveli Cathedral. This ancient cathedral was one if the first sparks of Christianity in Georgia as Svetitskhoveli was built in the 5th century. It is traced as the first church built on the territory of Georgia.

Jvari Monastery is near Mtskheta with a dreamlike view over the merging rivers Aragvi and Mtkvari. This place is situated on a peak of a mountain and drags you in a thought of all the monks and travelers who were looking for overnight stay in the middle of fields.

The next destination is the cave city of Uplistsikhe, near Gori. They say Uplitsikhe existed in 1000 B.C. and had tight connection with the ancient Mesopotamia. Now it represents a stone complex with caves that used to be rooms and cellars.

Stalin’s House-Museum in Gori reveals facts and spills truth on the life of a Soviet leader. The building of the museum was built near the house where Stalin was born so the place is historical indeed. After Gori the next stop will be in Borjomi.

Day 5: Borjomi is a city surrounded by mountains which are of deep green color. We will go to the City Park and fill up bottles with mineral water. The city is not very big and can be walked through less than in an hour and a half. The air is fresher than in any other big city in Georgia.

Bakuriani is not far from Borjomi but is hidden higher in the mountains. It is a popular ski resort but is not less popular in summer either. Compared to other cities we will have visited by so far it might seem rural and simple. Bakuriani is famous for its three staged ropeway. By the end of the way you occur at the top of the mountain hidden in the mist.

Day 6: Rabati is a big complex that includes a church, mosque, synagogue, a little park, historic museum and even registry office. It is not easy to clarify when Rabati Fortress was built though it is known that it was badly damaged in the 14th century by Tamerlan. In 2012 the territory underwent a massive reconstruction.

Vardzia complex may remind you of Uplistsikhe but it is many times bigger. Travelling to Vardzia is an unforgettable experience as you climb up and down multi-storey cave complex that also has underground paths that used to be illuminated by torches in the 12th century.

Visiting Vardzia and Rabati in one day is time-consuming so in the evening we will go back to Borjomi.

Day 7: We are going back to Tbilisi for a shopping tour. Right at the city entrance we will approach Tbilisi Mall with various brand shops. Quality and prices will leave you satisfied. Transfer to the airport

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