Georgia Sunrises and Sunsets Tour – 8 Days Photography Tour in Georgia
450 EURper person
Georgia Sunrises and Sunsets Tour is a mountain photography tour in Georgia. Take photos of sunrises and sunsets in Georgia’s mountain regions Svaneti and Kazbegi☀️
Enjoy amazing sunset and sunrise in Ushguli at the foot of Shkhara summit
Feel the magic of the Caucasus mountains on Gergeti Trinity church during photograhy tour in Georgia
Explore the sightseeings in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi – Welcome the sun from Peace Bridge and watch how it goes into the ground from Tabori church
Watch the sunrise in the narrow beautiful streets of Mtskheta
Attend the beautiful sunset in Kutaisi
Look at the amazing mountain panorama in Gudauri
Get to know history of the country and Christianity at Chronicles of Georgia
Learn more about Svanetian unique culture in Mestia
Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Motsameta and Bagrati Monastery – One of the most important churches in Georgia
Make Georgian meat dumplings (Khinkali) by yourself
Georgia Sunrises and Sunsets Tour 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: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral – Motsameta Monastery – Bagrati Monastery – Kutaisi
Day 4 : Kutaisi – Mestia
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– Dinner – Transfer to airport
Holy Trinity Cathedral - Chronicle Georgia – Gudauri Panorama – Stepantsminda
Our first destination of the tour in Georgia 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.
Gergeti Trinity Church – Elia Church – Khinkali workshop - Ananuri Fortress Mtskheta - Jvari Monastery
After breakfast we will continue Kazbegi photography tour in 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 and you can 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 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 sunset is beautiful due to the amazing view of the conjunction of 2 rivers Kur and Aragvi.
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral – Motsameta Monastery – Bagrati Monastery - Kutaisi
In the morning we will visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. One of the most beautiful churches in the center of Mtskheta. We will walk the narrow, old architectural style streets of the town while taking pictures to the beautiful sunrise. After browsing handmade products displayed on small counters we will drive to Kutaisi – One of the oldest cities in Europe. There we will visit the beautiful Motsameta Monastery. In the evening light we will go to Bagrati Monastery – a monument included in UNESCO heritages site.
Overnight in Kutaisi.
Kutaisi - Mestia
In the early morning we will walk to the white bridge to attend sunrise in Kutaisi. Then we will drive to Mestia – a town in the mountainous Svaneti region. On the way we will stop in Zugdidi to have lunch. After reaching the town we will visit Mestia Museum where you can explore a rich collection of icons, jewelry, ornaments, etc. Then we will take a nice walk In the town streets and watch the sunset of the Georgian mountains.
Overnight in Mestia.
Mestia – Hatsvali cable cars – Ushguli
In the morning we will start Svaneti photography tour with breakfast and a beautiful sunrise. Then 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 watch the sunset and take pictures of a beautiful night sky full of the stars (If it is good weather).
Overnight in Ushguli.
Ushguli – Kutaisi – Gelati church
In the morning we will drive to Ushguli viewpoint to watch the sunrise, Then we will have breakfast and a long drive back to Kutaisi. In the evening we will visit Gelati church to capture a beautiful sunset.
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 a beautiful sunset.
Overnight in Tbilisi.
Tbilisi old town tour – Shopping– Dinner – Transfer to airport
In the early morning we will go to Tbilisi old town where we will take a picture of the sunrise 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 a shopping trip and drive to the airport.