Day 1: Arrival - Tbilisi
Arrival to Tbilisi Airport; Meeting at Tbilisi International airport and departure to the hotel. Greeting dinner. Free time in the evening. Overnight in Tbilsi.
Day 2: Tbilisi - City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to the Open Air Museum of Ethnography, which occupies 52 hectares of land and houses more than eight thousand artifacts from all over Georgia. A walk along Rustaveli Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Tbilisi; Sightseeing tour in Tbilisi: Old Town (Abanotubani –the ancient part of the city, known for its sulfuric baths, Meidan square – the place where the Georgian Orthodox Church, Mosque, Synagogue and Armenian Apostholic Church are located several meters away from each other, Metechi Church, Narikala Castle, Shardeni Street with its wine cellars, cafes and art galleries). Mtatsminda (Holy Mountain), St. David Church (XIX c); Sameba (Holy Trinity Cathedral) - the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world. Aghmashenebeli Avenue (pedestrian street) with a lot cafes, bars and galleries. Free time. Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 3: Tbilisi - Mtskheta – Kazbegi – Gergeti - Tbilisi
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia: Jvari Monastery, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral which are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a brief walk along picturesque streets of Mtskheta. Departure to Kazbegi. En route medieval Ananuri Fortress situated on the Georgian Military Road.
Lunch at the HB restaurant, with traditional dishes typical for this region. Gergeti Church (XIV c.) which is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri (the left tributary of the river Terek), at an elevation of 2170 meters (7120 feet), under Mount Kazbegi. Drive back to Tbilisi. Dinner and master class in preparing Georgian dish – khinkali. Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 4: Tbilisi - Telavi or Sighnaghi - Tbilisi
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Kakheti, the cradle of Georgian winemaking. Ujarma Fortress (III-IV cc), Shuamta Monasteries, the Ikalto Academy, built in the XI century, where the famous Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli studied; Alaverdi Cathedral, the second tallest cathedral in Georgia after Holy Trinity in Tbilisi (XI c). Museum of History and Enthography and Batonis-Tsikhe Fortress in Telavi, a walk to the 900-year old giant plane tree. Drive back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Departure to Kakheti, the cradle of Georgian winemaking; You will spend a memorable day in Kakheti visiting Signaghi, also known as the city of love, walk along its narrow cobbled streets, enjoy breathtaking views of the Alazani Valley, and visit a local museum, which houses paintings by Pirosmani and EleneAkhvlediani. You will explore Bodbe Monastery, where relics of St. Nino, Equal to the Apostles and the Enlightener of Georgia, are kept.
Drive back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 5: Tbilsi - Vardzia - Akhaltsikhe
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to the region of Samtskhe-Javakheti located in southern part of Georgia. Khertvisi Fortress, one of the oldest and best preserved fortresses (X-XI cc). The rock-hewn town of Vardzia, built during the reign of King George III and his daughter Queen Tamara in XII c. Departure to Akhaltsikhe, checking-in to the hotel.
Dinner at the restaurant with dishes typical to this region and folk program.
free time. Overnight in Akhaltsikhe.
Day 6: Akhaltsikhe – Borjomi - Tbilisi
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit to Recently restored medieval Rabati Fortress; Departure to Borjomi, a resort town located in the picturesque Borjomi Gorge. A walk along the Borjomi Park, where you can taste natural Borjomi mineral water and take a cable car to Borjomi Plateau to enjoy breathtaking views of the town. A walk through Likani Park, where the Romanov Palace is situated. It was built by a well-known architect Leon Benois as a summer residence of Grand Duke Nikolay Mikhailovich.
Return to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Breakfast, Check out from hotel. Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport.