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Essence of Georgia

Private tour
11 days
5 cities
3nights

Tbilisi, Georgia

The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi is an ancient city surrounded by mountains and picturesque nature. Rich in museums and historical sites, the capital features components of different architectural styles, such as the Byzantine, Middle Eastern, Neoclassical, Beaux-Arts, and one characteristic of the Modern Soviet period. Tourists are attracted by numerous stunning sights such as Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, The Bridge of Peace, Anchikhati Basilica, Narikala fortress and many more! Moreover, one of the most popular attractions is wine tasting, which is worldwide known and made by friendly Georgians. ...
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    Day 1: Arrival to Tbilisi
    Welcome to Tbilisi - the charming capital of Georgia! Your private driver meets you at the airport and takes you to your centrally located hotel.

    This evening is free for you, so you can spend it at leisure relaxing in your room, dining in one of the numerous nearby restaurants or starting exploring the city center on your own.

    • Please, note: you may extend your tour to Baku, Azerbaijan. Contact your travel specialist for the details.


    Day 2: Tbilisi City Tour & Folk Show

    Following breakfast, you meet with your guide and driver at the hotel and go on an unforgettable Tbilisi city tour. You start with a visit to the historical city district Metekhi, where you see the famous Metekhi Cathedral built in the 13th century and located on a picturesque cliff that offers magnificent panoramic views of Tbilisi over the river Mtkvari.

    Then you ride a cable car to the ancient Tbilisi landmark that existed even before the city itself, the Narikala Fortress, also called the mother fortress of Tbilisi, and take a walk around its enormous walls feeling the history of this unique place.

    Another highlight of the tour is a ride with a funicular up to the holy mountain Mtatsminda, with amazing views of Georgia's capital and nature.

    You then continue to explore famous Tbilisi landmarks including Anchiskhati, Bridge of Peace, the district of sulfur baths as well as wander through the charming streets of Chardin and Leselidze.

    In the evening you return to your hotel for a rest. Afterwards, you get ready for an exciting night with dinner and a Folk Show. Your private driver takes you to the venue, where you enjoy a delicious meal and opportunity to learn more about Georgia's traditions and customs.

    Afterwards, your driver takes you back to the hotel for overnight.
    Additional meals: dinner

    Day 3: Tour to Kakheti Region & Wine Tasting
    Following breakfast at the hotel you meet with your guide and driver and set out for another exciting day exploring Georgia.

    The first stunning stop of the day is Signagi - one of the tiniest cities in Georgia. When it comes to tourist attractions, the "City of Love" (as Signagi is often called) can take your breath away with its picturesque landscapes, charming narrow cobbled streets and pastel houses located in the heart of wine-growing regions. During the Signagi tour you visit Bodbe Monastery, which was built in the 9th century and now functions as a nunnery. The refreshing gardens and fascinating basilica hint you the history behind the famous landmark as it was used as a coronation venue by the Kings of Kakheti.

    After time for lunch you make the last stop of the day - Tsinandali, a historic Georgian village which is a home to the first winery in the county. Here you discover more about the regional wine in the Shumi winery.

    After the visit you are transferred back to your hotel in Tbilisi.

    Day 4: Tour on the Way to Kazbegi
    Following breakfast and a check out from the hotel and meet your guide and driver to embark on an exciting trip following one of the most scenic mountain roads in the world - Georgian Military Road.

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    Shota Rustaveli Boutique Hotel
    4-star hotel
    GE, Shevchenko str., bld.1 Tbilisi, Georgia, Tbilisi
    Shota Rustaveli Boutique Hotel
    Standard Double Breakfast Included
    Located in the center of Tbilisi, the Shota Rustaveli Boutique Hotel offers elegant and spacious rooms. Also, guests are welcome to dine at the hotel's restaurant, enjoy a drink at the bar or relax at the terrace.... show more
    4 days / 3 nights
    $651
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Privatte Tbilisi City Tour
    • Folk Show with Dinner
    • Tour to Kakheti Region & Wine Tasting
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Tbilisi - Kazbegi
Private Transfer Sedan & Georgian Military Road
Today you set off on an exciting excursion with your guide and driver following the Georgian Military Road - one of the most beautiful mountain roads in the world. Your first stop is Ananuri, a castle complex on the Agragbi river. The fortress was built in the 17th century with an aim to control the road below, nowadays it astonishes tourists with its beautiful surroundings and the rich history visible in the architecture of the castle. You also make a short stop at the highest village on the highway, Gudauri, which astounds you with the frosty scenery of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. You continue with discovering the beauty of Kazbegi and a nearby located Gergeti Church. The fascinating church is situated at an elevation of 2,170 m (7,119 ft) under Mount Kazbek, which is one of the major mountains of the Caucasus.
Tbilisi hotel
Tbilisi, Georgia
8 h
Kazbegi hotel
Kazbegi, Georgia
1night

Kazbegi, Georgia

The small town Kazbegi is also known as Stepantsminda and is one of the most stunning places in the world surrounded by mountains. The gem of Caucasus is famous for its Gergeti Trinity Church and Mount Kazbek which is surrounded by many myths. Moreover, this region has numerous attractions, such as horse riding, paragliding, and bike riding....
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    Day 4: Arrival
    After the tour you are transferred to a beautiful hotel at the base of Mount Kazbek for an overnight.

    Day 5: Departure
    After breakfast you check out from the hotel, meet with your guide and driver and start the tour.

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    Rooms Hotel Kazbegi
    4-star hotel
    GE, 1 V.Gorgasali Street Stepantsminda Georgia, Kazbegi
    Rooms Hotel Kazbegi
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
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    2 days / 1 night
    $280
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Connection | Kazbegi - Tbilisi
Private Transfer Sedan & Tour of Mtskheta
Today you set off to explore one of the oldest Georgian cities - Mtskheta. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has been the capital of the eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia for many centuries until 5th century AD. During the tour you walk through the old town and step into the beautifully decorated Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, built in the 11th century. After exploring this ancient town, you visit a traditional local restaurant for Georgian cuisine lunch. Following lunch you have a one-of-a-kind chacha tasting experience. The signature brandy drink of Georgia is made from pomace, left from winemaking and is usually about 40%, but can reach up to 60% if it is homemade. The drink is believed to work as a medical remedy too, so cheers! After discovering the taste of the national Georgian drink you attend a churchkhela making master class to unveil the art of creating a delicacy the Georgians are so proud of! During the masterclass you get to make your own churckhela consisting of grape dust, flour and nuts.
Kazbegi hotel
Kazbegi, Georgia
8 h
Tbilisi hotel
Tbilisi, Georgia
2nights

Tbilisi, Georgia

The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi is an ancient city surrounded by mountains and picturesque nature. Rich in museums and historical sites, the capital features components of different architectural styles, such as the Byzantine, Middle Eastern, Neoclassical, Beaux-Arts, and one characteristic of the Modern Soviet period. Tourists are attracted by numerous stunning sights such as Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, The Bridge of Peace, Anchikhati Basilica, Narikala fortress and many more! Moreover, one of the most popular attractions is wine tasting, which is worldwide known and made by friendly Georgians. ...
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    Day 5: Arrival
    After the tour you are transferred to Tbilisi hotel for check-in.

    Day 6: Tour to Uplistsikhe Caves & Gori
    Following breakfast you meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and set out on a five-hour tour.

    Af first you head for Uplistsikhe, an ancient rock-hewn town. The town, which is one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia, played an important role in the history of the country. During Mongol invasions Uplistsikhe was damaged and virtually abandoned in the 13th century. Nowadays fascinating rocky caves complex of Uplistsikhe is a popular destination for tourists visiting Georgia.

    After Uplistsikhe you are transferred to Gori to discover the birthplace of Joseph Stalin. Born in 1879, Stalin lived in Gori until the age of 4. You visit the old wooden hut where Stalin lived with his family, which is now known as the Museum of Stalin, as well as the railway car which Stalin used to travel throughout the country. During the tour your guide tells you about the role this town played in the Soviet history.

    After the tour you are taken back to your hotel in Tbilisi and have the evening at leisure.

    Day 7: Transfer to Borjomi
    Following breakfast you check out, meet your guide and driver and leave Tbilisi for another famous Georgian town - Borjomi. 

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    Shota Rustaveli Boutique Hotel
    4-star hotel
    GE, Shevchenko str., bld.1 Tbilisi, Georgia, Tbilisi
    Shota Rustaveli Boutique Hotel
    Standard Double Breakfast Included
    Located in the center of Tbilisi, the Shota Rustaveli Boutique Hotel offers elegant and spacious rooms. Also, guests are welcome to dine at the hotel's restaurant, enjoy a drink at the bar or relax at the terrace.... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    $434
    Included Experiences
    • Tour to Uplistsikhe Caves & Gori
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Connection | Tbilisi - Borjomi
Private Transfer
Tbilisi hotel
Tbilisi, Georgia
2 h
Borjomi hotel
Borjomi, Georgia
1night

Borjomi, Georgia

Rich in mineral waters, Borjomi is a must-visit resort town while in Georgia. It provides numerous activities and landmarks around the area, such as the Museum of Local History, the Green Monastery, the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park and more. However, the main stop on the Borjomi itinerary is undoubtedly the Borjomi Natural Springs Park, where you can actually taste the natural mineral water out of the spring!...
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    Day 7: Borjomi Park & Mineral Water SPA
    Welcome to Borjomi! The resort town is known for its mineral water, which is a number one export in Georgia.

    Upon arrival, you check in at the central hotel and get ready for a relaxing walk in the National Borjomi Park. The stunning park dates back to Medieval times when it was used for hunting by Georgian aristocracy.

    A highlight of the tour is a ride on the famous Borjomi cable car that leaves from the Mineral Water Park and heads uphill offering scenic views of the Park, Borjomi gorge and the Borjomi valley.

    After the visit to the park you return to your hotel and get to experience benefits of the famous mineral water with an evening at the SPA.

    Day 8: Departure
    Following breakfast you check out, meet your guide and driver and continue your trip.

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    Crowne Plaza Borjomi
    5-star hotel
    GE, 9 Baratashvili Street Borjomi, Borjomi, 1200
    Crowne Plaza Borjomi
    Standard Double Breakfast Included
    Situated in the city center, the 5-star Crowne Plaza Borjomi offers world-class service. The elegant guestrooms are equipped with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, soundproofing, a minibar, a bathroom with a roll in shower and other modern facilities. Moreover, guests are welcome to enjoy dishes in two different restaurants and spend their leisure time at the terrace cafe. Also, there is a swimming pool, spa baths, and other relaxing areas.... show more
    2 days / 1 night
    $225
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Tour of Borjomi National Park
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Connection | Borjomi - Batumi
Private Transfer & Tour of Gelati Monastery
Today you leave stunning Borjomi hitting the road to discover the second largest Georgian city - Batumi. On your way to Batumi you stop near the town of Kutaisi to explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Gelati Monastery. Founded by the most famous Georgian king, David IV, in the 12th century this monastery was a home to the first academy in the country and is a representation of art and architecture in Georgia's "Golden Age". After the tour you enjoy lunch at one of the national restaurants. After that you continue your way to Batumi.
Borjomi hotel
Borjomi, Georgia
8 h
Batumi hotel
Batumi, Georgia
3nights

Batumi, Georgia

Another Georgian gem, Batumi is the perfect mix of monumental heritage and a bustling lifestyle of a modern-day city. Featuring numerous scenic areas for strolling around, a beautiful boulevard, the stunning Ali and Nino Monument and multiple other attractions, the city also maintains its beautiful unique architecture and authentic customs alongside....
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    Day 8: Arrival
    Upon arrival to Batumi, you check in at a hotel and have the evening at leisure.

    Day 9: Batumi City Tour & Cable Car Ride
    Following breakfast, you meet your guide and driver in a lobby of your hotel and set out to explore the city also known as the "Pearl of the Black Sea".

    Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the city during your 5-hour tour: stroll along Batumi Boulevard, see the famous statue of Ali & Nino, explore Batumi and Alphabet towers.

    You are also invited to enjoy the beauty of Batumi, the sea and the hills from a bird's eye view during your cable car ride to the top of Argo (tickets for round cable car ride are included).

    After the ride, you are transferred to your hotel and enjoy a free evening.

    Day 10: Free Day at the Black Sea
    After breakfast, you give your legs a break and soak all the sun with an Iveria Beach Club day pass at the Black Sea. Don't forget your sunscreen!

    Day 11: Departure from Batumi
    This is the final day of your one-of-a-kind journey around the most picturesque and sacred places of Georgia.

    After breakfast your driver meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you enjoyed your tour with us and would be honored to see you soon again!

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    Radisson Blu Hotel Batumi
    5-star hotel
    GE, 1 Ninoshvili St, Batumi, 6000
    Radisson Blu Hotel Batumi
    Standard Double Breakfast Included
    Situated just a few minutes walk from the beach, The 5-star Radisson Blu Hotel Batumi offers world-class service and guestrooms with panoramic views. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, a private bathroom with a roll in shower and other modern facilities. Moreover, guests are welcome to enjoy the meal at the rooftop restaurant and relax at the indoor or outdoor swimming pools as well as sauna and massages.... show more
    4 days / 3 nights
    $705
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Private Batumi City Tour
    • Iveria Beach Club Day Pass
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    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation in remarkable hotels in Tbilisi, Kazbegi, Batumi and Borjomi;
  • Transfers according to the itinerary with a private driver;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Museum of Stalin & Uplistsikhe Caves;
  • Tickets for cable car and funicular rides in Tbilisi;
  • Round trip tickets for Argo cable car ride;
  • Tickets for the folk show;
  • Churchkhela master class and chacha tasting;
  • Iveria Beach Club day pass;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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