4 Days Beautiful Art Tour in Georgia – Paint Caucasus Mountains
365 EURper person
Art Tour in Georgia is not museum tour it’s more about art introduction to the Caucasus mountains. For those who are painters themselves paint in Georgia tour may be an easy and inexpensive way to be taken to the nearby mountain areas, beautiful gorges and have a chance to paint. For those who are not professional painters painting tour in Georgia can be a chance to try something else.
Art Tour in Georgia Outline:
Day 1: Tbilisi fine arts museum – Svetistkhoveli – Paint the view from Jvari monastery or from Kaloubani chapel
Day 2: Stepantsminda – Truso Valley – Paint from travertines.
Day 3: Gergeti Trinity church – Juta – Paint Mt Chaukhi evening view
Day 4: Visit Khada Gorge, Paint the landscape of Tskhere village and visit its waterfall – drive back to Tbilisi
Try to be in tranquility and enjoy the views, paint beautiful landscapes, we will arrange professional painters for them to help them paint. During cultural tour in Georgia painting will be the best way to enjoy nature. Taking a photo needs a second, to paint Caucasus mountains it takes hours and it really helps with peace of mind.
Tbilisi Fine Arts Museum - Svetistkhoveli - Paint the view from Jvari monastery or from Kaloubani chapel
We will start art tour in Georgia with a visit to Tbilisi fine arts museum where you can discover Georgian art culture and explore artworks created by Georgian Artists. Then we will leave the busy capital and drive to the small, cozy old capital town - Mtskheta. Then we will walk the narrow, old architectural style streets of the town. Browse handmade products displayed on small counters and visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - UNESCO World Heritage Site, known as the place of Tomb of Christ Robe.
Then we will visit Jvari monastery and enjoy its magnificent view of the confluence of two rivers. You can try to make the first painting here. However, since it can be a very touristy site, we will take you to Kaloubani chapel which is indeed a peaceful and spiritual place. There is a lonely old twinned tree next to the old chapel. It can be an inspiration for a painting or at least a sketch.
Overnight in Tbilisi/Mtskheta
Stepantsminda - Truso Valley - Paint from travertines.
At the beginning of the painging tour in Georgia we will drive to Kazbegi via a military highway. Our first stop will be Ananuri Fortress – a castle and a seat of the Eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi. Fortress is located next to the Zhinvali Reservoir. That’s why landscape photos taken from this place are always unforgettable. Our next destination will be the Gudauri panorama which is distinguished by a panorama of the Devil's Valley in the Caucasus mountains.
Then we will walk to Travertines in Truso Valley. Mineral springs, amazing landscapes, giant mountains - all in one. If we say that there is freedom in the mountains, you will find it in the valley of Truso. You will be able to paint the landscape from the travertines of Truso valley. The travertines are usually very colorful, with beautiful green fields around it and huge mountains guarding the gorge, with monasteries and their shepherd dogs, with castles rising up to the sky generating the beautiful skyline the painting should come out great. Pray to the Gods of Weather in advance!
Overnight in Stepantsminda.
Gergeti Trinity church - Juta - Paint Mt Chaukhi evening view
After breakfast we will drive to Gergeti Trinity Church. The temple is on the top of the mountain (2170 meters above sea level), from where the view of the whole region and there is iconic Mt Kazbek (5.047m) peak -3rd highest mountain in Georgia behind.
Then we will visit Juta village. Walking up, you will see magical nature there. In the summer the ground is green and the blue sky surrounded with snow-covered mountains creates an amazing atmosphere. Mt Chaukhi(3688m) seen from this place is breathtaking, and the works created in such beautiful nature carry a special spirit. You will stay in the 5th season hut, so you will have a chance to lay on the chair outdoors, look at the blue sky, enjoy views towards the Georgian dolomites and add different colors to the palette. You can continue sketching the views even at night, when the sun sets down and there is a starry cold night hugging you with an unforgettable milky way.
Overnight in 5th season huts.
Visit Khada Gorge, Paint the landscape of Tskhere village and visit its waterfall - drive back to Tbilisi
On this day we will drive to the hidden gorge of Khada at the edge of Caucasus mountains to visit Tskhere - The village is in the middle of the Caucasus Mountains. Here you will find yourself in a less touristy, calm and breathtaking place with green wide meadows, proud mountains and towers of Tskhere - Khada gorge was the valley of 70 towers and some still remain . There is a waterfall near the village. In the area we will find many nice spots for picnic and relaxation where you will have the opportunity to express your feelings about Georgia on the canvas.
Finally, we will return to the capital - Tbilisi. Transfer to the airport.