The highlights of this trip include Tbilisi, Mtskheta, the forested Mountains of the Lesser Caucasus, Vardzia, Kazbegi and finally trip to Kakheti, Georgia’s wine-growing countryside known for beautiful churches and monasteries.
Itinerary: Day 1: Arrive Tbilisi. Day 2: Full day city tour of Tbilisi with excursions to its old part, churches, architectural monuments and other major sites of this fascinating city. Day 3: Today we have full day trip to Kakheti. First we visit Sighnaghi, a beautiful hill-town. Walk in the town. Optional visit of the winery. Then we visit Gremi architectural complex of the 16th c. and Alaverdi Cathedral (11th c). Visit Tsinandali. Time permitting we have short sightseeing of Telavi. Return to Tbilisi via the forested mountains of Gombori. Arrive in Tbilisi. Hotel. Day 4: Excursion to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia. Trip to Gori. Excursion to Uplistsikhe cave-town. Drive to Bakuriani, nestled in the Mountains of the Lesser Caucasus. Day 5: Excursion to Vardzia cave-monastery. On the way stop at Khertvisi fortress. Overnight in Bakuriani. Day 6: Trip along the Georgian Military Highway. On the road stop at Ananuri Fortress. Overnight in Gudauri. Day 7: Cross the Greater Caucasus at Jvari Pass (2395m) down to Kazbegi. Explore the area and enjoy wonderful views of the Caucasus Mountains, including Mt. Kazbek, 5047m. Return to Tbilisi. Hotel. Day 8: End of the tour.
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