Cultural tour in Svaneti and Kazbegi – 8 Days Trip of Breathtaking landscapes
450 EURper person
Cultural tour in Svaneti and Kazbegi lets you visit Caucasus mountains by car. Discover Europe’s highest settlement Ushguli and symbolic Gergeti Trinity church in one tour, taste Georgian food, experience incredible beauty of Georgia. ☀️
Enjoy amazing view in Ushguli at the foot of Shkhara summit during cultural tour Svaneti
Feel the magic of the Caucasus mountains on Gergeti Trinity church during cultural tour Kazbegi
Explore the sightseeings in the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi
Take a walk in the narrow beautiful streets of Mtskheta
Look at the amazing mountain panorama in Gudauri.
Get to know history of the country at Chronicles of Georgia
Learn more about Svaneti unique culture in Mestia during Svaneti tour.
Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Motsameta monastery, Bagrati Monastery – One of the most important churches in Georgia.
Make Georgian meat dumplings, Khinkali, by yourself
Cultural tour in Svaneti and Kazbegi outline:
Day 1 : Holy Trinity Cathedral – Chronicle Georgia – Gudauri Panorama – Stepantsminda
Day 2 : Gergeti Trinity Church – Elia Church – Khinkali workshop – Ananuri Fortress Mtskheta – Jvari Monastery
Day 3: Martvili canyons-kaghu waterfall – Bagrati Monastery – Kutaisi
Day 4 : Kutaisi – Mestia-Mestia museum- Chalaadi glacier
Day 5: Mestia – Hatsvali cable cars – Ushguli
Day 6 : Ushguli – Kutaisi – Gelati church
Day 7 : Kutaisi – Uplistsikhe – Tbilisi
Day 8 : Tbilisi old town tour – Shopping mall – Dinner – Transfer to airport
Holy Trinity Cathedral - Chronicle Georgia – Gudauri Panorama – Stepantsminda
Our first destination will be Holy Trinity Cathedral, which is the largest orthodox church in the country. Then we will drive to chronicle Georgia, which is a 16 pillar monument overlooking the Tbilisi reservoir. Each pillar tells us individual stories from the Bible or country’s history.
Then we will have a Lunch and drive from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda. We will stop the car on the way to look at the amazing Devil’s gorge at the monument of friendship located near Gudauri resort and Jvari pass (2379m), also called as Gudauri Panorama.
In the evening we will arrive in Kazbegi Stepantsminda – center of the region.
Overnight in Stepantsminda.
Gergeti Trinity Church – Elia Church – Khinkali workshop - Ananuri Fortress Mtskheta - Jvari Monastery
After breakfast we will visit Gergeti Trinity Church. There is the iconic Mt Kazbek (5.047m) peak-3rd highest mountain in Georgia behind it, clearly visible in good weather. It's a symbolic viewpoint where you will feel the tranquility, the magic of the Caucasus Mountains, gorgeous panorama, and best in any season.
Then we will visit Elia church which is on the other side of Stepantsminda where you can see the whole town, the hill on which the amazing Gergeti Trinity stands and giant summit, guarding the area, behind it.
For lunch we will go for an amazing experience – Georgian traditional food “Khinkali” workshop. Locals will show you a unique technique of making Georgian meat dumplings - Khinkali. You will be able to do it yourself, learn more about Georgian mountain culture and drink a few shots of Georgian vodka (Chacha).
After lunch we will drive to the old capital – Mtskheta. First we will stop at Ananuri castle - a castle and a seat of the Eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi. The architectural treasure of the feudal times in Georgia is located next to the Zhinvali Reservoir. Landscape photos taken from this place are always impressive.
Then we will continue our journey and reach Mstkheta in the evening. We will drive to the hill where Jvari Monastery, built in the 6th century, is located. From here we will see the amazing view of the conjunction of 2 rivers Kur and Aragvi.
Overnight in Tbilisi or Mtskheta
Martvili Canyons - Kaghu waterfall – Bagrati Monastery - Kutaisi
In the morning we will drive to Martvili.
Then we will drive to Martvili canyon where we will have a relaxing boat ride in an amazing exotic nature. Our next destination will be Kaghu waterfall which is a perfect place for relaxation in a beautiful nature.
It is possible to visit Okatse Canyon as well in case of time and interest.
In the evening light we will visit Bagrati Monastery – a monument included in UNESCO heritages site.
Overnight in Kutaisi.
Kutaisi - Mestia - Mestia museum - Chalaadi glacier
In the morning we will drive to Mestia – a town in the mountainous Svaneti region. On the way we will stop at Enguri dam, the world's second highest concrete arch dam. Then we will visit Mestia Museum where we can explore a rich collection of icons, jewelry, ornaments, etc. Our main destination this day will be Chalaadi glacier - source of river Mestiachala. It will take only a 40 minutes walk to get to the icy fairy tale spot. Afterwards, we will return back to Mestia and have dinner.
Overnight in Mestia.
Mestia - Hatsvali cable cars - Ushguli
In the morning we will visit Hatsvali cable cars and reach the upper station on the mount Zuruldi(2347m). From the top the view is magnificent - you will see the amazing view of the Svanetian part of Caucasus mountain. Then we will drive to Ushguli(2200m) - the highest permanently inhabited village in Europe where we will take pictures of a beautiful night sky full of the stars (If it is good weather) and visit popular Svanetian towers (Svan towers).
Overnight in Ushguli.
Ushguli – Kutaisi - Gelati church
In the morning we will drive to Ushguli viewpoint from where we will see an amazing panorama of the mountains, Then we will have breakfast and a long drive back to Kutaisi.
Kutaisi – Uplistsikhe – Tbilisi
In the morning we will drive toward the capital - Tbilisi. On the way we will stop to visit Uplistsikhe cave town - an ancient rock-hewn town, which contains structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages. Then we will arrive in Tbilisi, drive to Tabori church from where we can see the beautiful view of the city.
Overnight in Tbilisi.
Tbilisi Old Town Tour – Shopping mall – Dinner – Transfer to airport
In the morning we will go to Tbilisi old town where we will take a walk from the newly built pedestrian Peace Bridge. Then we will go to the Mother of Georgia’s monument with a cable car. The monument is located on a hill overlooking the entire city. After enjoying the view we will visit Narikala Fortress - the main defensive structure of the city.
Then we will walk to sulfur baths and reach Leghvtakhevi - a 14 m high waterfall in the heart of Tbilisi and enjoy the views of old Tbilisi balconies in the shade and fury of the waterfall.
Our next destination will be Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater which has a leaning tower - famous photo place for tourists.
Finally we will visit a mall for shopping, have dinner and drive to the airport.