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Discovery of Caucasus Holiday Planner Tours to Georgia Highlights of Georgia - 8 days (GE-01)

Highlights of Georgia - 8 days (GE-01)

Group size
2-12 people
Season
All year
Duration
8 days
Departs
Monday
Starts
Tbilisi
Ends
Tbilisi
Countries
Georgia
Cities
Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Gori, Uplistikhe, Akhaltsikhe, Vardzia, Kutaisi, Borjomi
Price
from £1,195
Reservation
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On this eight day tour, you’ll get to know why Georgia wins a place in the hearts of those who visit. You’ll explore the charming capital Tbilisi and its predecessor, the religious centre of Mtskheta. The country’s treasures aren’t confined to those above ground, as you’ll see in Vardzia and Uplistikhe. Visits to Gori, the birthplace of Stalin, the UNESCO-listed Gelati monastery and Rabati fortress complete this captivating introduction to one of the most welcoming countries in the Caucasus.

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Tbilisi
Day 1
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Arrival in Tbilisi and check in to the hotel. (D)
Day 2
Tbilisi City Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing of the Georgian capital. We begin in the characterful old town where the Methekhi Church has been a fixture on the landscape since the 13th century. From the riverfront, we’ll hop on a cable car which will take us to the 4th century Narikala Fortress, which occupies a prominent position on a hill overlooking the city. The view’s fabulous. Later, we complete our tour, ticking off the 6th century Antchiskhati Church, 12th century Sioni Cathedral and an ancient synagogue. Afterwards we visit the treasury of Georgian National Museum and take a stroll along Rustaweli Avenue, Tbilisi’s main street. Dinner and overnight in Tbilisi. (B, D)
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Mtskheta - Prometheus Cave - Kutaisi
Day 3
Transfer by car / minibus: Tbilisi - Mtskheta
Walking Tour. Visit Jvari Church and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Wine tasting at Merebashvil`s Marani
Transfer by car / minibus: Mtskheta - Kutaisi
Visit Prometheus Cave
The former capital and religious heart of Georgia is located at Mtskheta, just a short drive from Tbilisi. There we’ll show you the 6th century Djvari Church and the 11th century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, both of which are recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Afterwards, we drive to Kutaisi, the second largest city in Georgia. On the way to Kutaisi we enjoy wine tasting at Merebashvil`s Marani. Near Kutaisi we visit Prometheus Cave. Inside there’s a breathtaking array of stalactites and stalagmites. Dinner and overnight at the spa resort of Tskaltubo. (B, D)
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Gelati - Bagrati - Akhaltsikhe
Day 4
Bagrati Cathedral Guided Tour
Gelati Monastery Guided Tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Kutaisi - Akhaltsikhe
A visit to a bazaar is always an enjoyable activity; today we start at a local farmers’ market and check out the fresh produce. From there we check out the UNESCO-listed Gelati monastery complex, located close to Kutaisi, which was founded in 1106 by King David IV of Georgia, and then move on to the 12th century Academy Complex and Bagrati Cathedral. Afterwards we drive to Akhaltsikhe, tonight’s dinner and accommodation stop. (B, D)
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Vardzia - Rabati Fortress - Akhaltsikhe
Day 5
Rabati Fortress Guided Tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Akhaltsikhe - Vardzia
Cave Town Guided Tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Vardzia - Akhaltsikhe
It’s a splendid drive to Vardzia hugging the upper Mtkvari River and squeezing through arid, narrow canyons. Vardzia is the magnificent reward, a subterranean complex consisting of 300 or so caves cut from the mountain. We’ll explore churches, refectories and wine cellars to get a feel for what life used to be like before the site was abandoned many centuries ago. Later, we’ll return to Akhaltsikhe, where we visit the Ethnographic Museum housed in Rabati Fortress. Dinner and overnight at Akhaltsikhe. (B, D)
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Borjomi - Gori - Uplistikhe - Tbilisi
Day 6
Transfer by car / minibus: Akhaltsikhe - Borjomi
Borjomi Walking Tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Borjomi - Gori
Stalin Museum Guided Tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Gori - Uplistikhe
Uplistikhe Cave Town Guided Tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Uplistikhe - Tbilisi
Departing Akhaltsikhe after breakfast, we drive towards Borjomi, where we break our journey at Borjomi Park to stretch our legs. Next stop is the town of Gori, best known as the birthplace of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. A museum dedicated to his life offers a fascinating glimpse into his formative years. Nearby, we pay a visit to Uplistikhe, another atmospheric cave city that once formed part of the ancient Silk Road. Afterwards we return to Tbilisi, for dinner in a traditional restaurant accompanied by folk dancing and/or singing. Overnight in Tbilisi. (B, D)
Day 7
Free day
Today is free for you to explore Tbilisi a little more. Perhaps you’d like to experience one of its traditional thermal baths, or settle into one of the many cafés and lounge bars for a relaxing drink while you watch the world go by. (B, D)
Day 8
Transfer from the hotel to the airport
Our driver will meet you in the hotel lobby and take you to the airport to catch your flight home. (B)
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Dates and prices
Please read notes at the bottom of the table to learn more about the meaning of each pricing section
Travel package
Year of travel
2022
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single / Solo supplement Book
04/07/2022 - 11/07/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
11/07/2022 - 18/07/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
18/07/2022 - 25/07/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
25/07/2022 - 01/08/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
01/08/2022 - 08/08/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
08/08/2022 - 15/08/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
15/08/2022 - 22/08/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
22/08/2022 - 29/08/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
29/08/2022 - 05/09/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
05/09/2022 - 12/09/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
12/09/2022 - 19/09/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
19/09/2022 - 26/09/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
26/09/2022 - 03/10/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
03/10/2022 - 10/10/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
10/10/2022 - 17/10/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
17/10/2022 - 24/10/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
24/10/2022 - 31/10/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
31/10/2022 - 07/11/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
07/11/2022 - 14/11/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
14/11/2022 - 21/11/2022 £1,195 / £1,595 £145 / £345 book now
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single / Solo supplement Book
04/07/2022 - 11/07/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
11/07/2022 - 18/07/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
18/07/2022 - 25/07/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
25/07/2022 - 01/08/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
01/08/2022 - 08/08/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
08/08/2022 - 15/08/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
15/08/2022 - 22/08/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
22/08/2022 - 29/08/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
29/08/2022 - 05/09/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
05/09/2022 - 12/09/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
12/09/2022 - 19/09/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
19/09/2022 - 26/09/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
26/09/2022 - 03/10/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
03/10/2022 - 10/10/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
10/10/2022 - 17/10/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
17/10/2022 - 24/10/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
24/10/2022 - 31/10/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
31/10/2022 - 07/11/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
07/11/2022 - 14/11/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now
14/11/2022 - 21/11/2022 £1,295 / £1,695 £215 / £345 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section "Included" in the tour description.
  2. Price "Including flight" is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price "Excluding flight" does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room accommodation.
  5. Solo supplement is payable in the unlikely event when you are the only person on the tour. It will be refunded if other people join the same tour.
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