9 Days Cultural Tour from Tbilisi – Tour to places to visit in Georgia Country
500 EURper person
This tour is to must see places to visit in Georgia country – a cultural Tour from Tbilisi which has all – explore Kutaisi and the capital Tbilisi, have a Kazbegi tour in the mountain region, Discover south Georgia – Akhaltsikhe – Rabati castle, Vardzia cave town, Racha region and winery visit there and caves area near Kutaisi. Georgia tour package with vacation in Batumi and Goderdzi pass visit and in case of 9th day you can visit historical area of Dmanisi and Bolnisi and enjoy views from Poladauri fortress
Tour to places to visit in Georgia Country
Visit famous wine tunnel in Kvareli during cultural tour in Kakheti
Get acquainted with Georgian drinking culture and toasting tradition
Take a walk in the old streets of Sighnaghi
Taste mineral water and take cable cars in Borjomi park
Explore amazing canyons and waterfall in Imereti area
Walk in the area of stunning eastern-styled towers, shining mosque, charming palaces and fountains in Rabati Castle
Visit Sapara monastery hidden in the beautiful nature
Travel to the ancient Georgia in Vardzia, Saro and Dmanisi
Enjoy breathtaking views from Poladauri fortress
Taste wine in a winery in Bolnisi
Take a walk in the boulevard of Batumi
Tour to places to visit in Georgia Country Outline:
Day 1: Tbilisi Tour
Day 2: Tbilisi – Sighnaghi – Kvareli wine tunnel – Gremi Castle – Telavi
Day 3: Tsinandali – Supra (feast) – Davit Gareja – Tbilisi
Day 4: Martvili canyons – Kaghu waterfall – Salkhino garden – Elarji workshop – Kutaisi/Tskaltubo
Day 5: Batumi Tour – Botanical garden – Fish Market
Day 6 : Drive to akhaltsikhe via Green lake and Goderdzi pass or via Borjomi park
Day 7: Sapara – Vardzia – Saro – Chobareti workshop of cheese – Akhaltsikhe
Day 8: Akhaltsikhe – rafting or horse riding in Borjomi – Mtskheta – Jvari Monastery – Tbilisi
Day 9: Dmanisi museum and castle – St Peter and Paul church viewpoint – Bolnisi winery of brothers – Bolnisi Sioni – Poladauri fortress
We will start cultural tour Georgia from Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia which is a combination of European, Asian, and Caucasian cultures. Newly built pedestrian glass and steel bridge with bow design - Peace Bridge is an attraction that should not be missed in Tbilisi. It will be our first destination.Our next destination will be the Mother of Georgia’s monument. We will reach this sightseeing 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.
The main symbol of Tbilisi is the sulfur baths so this will be our next destination. Ottoman’s period bathhouses and sulfur smell around will immediately make you feel the vibe of old Tbilisi. Through this amazing atmosphere, we will 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.
The day will end with Georgian gastronomy and art. You will taste delicious dishes accompanied by Georgian music and traditional dances.
Overnight in Tbilisi.
Tbilisi – Sighnaghi – Kvareli wine tunnel – Gremi Castle – Telavi
After breakfast we will drive to east Georgia for a tour in Kakheti. Our first stop will be Sighnaghi town which is full of beautiful streets, old-style architecture and interesting sightseeingsThe most important sight of the Georgian wine tour awaits next. You will visit Kvareli Tunnel - soviet time longest wine storage and restaurant where you will have a guided tour and wine tasting.
The next stop may be Gremi Castle which was built in the 16th century. One of the unique features of Georgian churches is that they blend into them. Gremi is one of the great examples of that.
In the evening we will arrive in Telavi - center of the region.
Overnight in Telavi.
Tsinandali – Supra (feast) – Davit Gareja – Tbilisi
Our next destination is Tsinandali Palace that surprises all guests with its beauty with its beautiful garden and a historic winery . Later, you will be able to experience the Georgian traditional supra (meal with toast making) – at a local chacha (vodka) maker. With toasts, dishes, barbeque and songs you will create unforgettable memories.
Then we will visit the monastery complex built in the sixth century – David Gareja, a cave town and a spiritual sanctuary for monks. Then we will return to the capital.
Overnight in Tbilisi.
Martvili canyons – Kaghu waterfall – Salkhino garden – Elarji workshop – Kutaisi/Tskaltubo
we will continue Georgia tour package to the western Georgia. Our first destination will be 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.Then we will visit Salkhino Palace with a very large and beautiful garden. After that we will have a Georgian traditional food “Elarji” workshop. Locals will show you a unique technique of making tasty dish of corneal with Sulguni cheese. You will be able to do it yourself and learn more about Georgian mountain culture.
Overnight in Kutaisi or Tskaltubo
Batumi Tour – Botanical garden – Fish Market
After breakfast we will drive to Batumi - one of the most popular and visited cities in Georgia. While walking in the beautiful streets of Batumi, we can visit Piazza Square, take unforgettable photos with the statue of Medea on Europe Square. We can also take a walk along Lake Nuri Geli and the Neptune Fountain.
Then we will walk on the seaside boulevard in Batumi. We will see the remarkable sights: the Alphabet Tower on which all Georgian letters are depicted, the statue of Alice and Nino - lovers from the famous Caucasian bestseller novel embracing each other. We will go to the fish market where you buy freshly caught sea bass fish and have it fried for you.
Our next destination will be the Batumi Botanical Garden where a variety of tree species from different parts of the world are presented. From the garden, you can enjoy an amazing view to the sea. In the evening you can attend an amazing dolphin show.
Overnight in Batumi.
Drive to Akhaltsikhe via Green lake and Goderdzi pass or via Borjomi park
After breakfast we will drive to Akhaltsikhe. Depending on the demand of the group and season we may choose the mountain road via Khulo town and Goderdzi Pass. While driving to Goderdzi Pass we will visit Green lake . The lake is green during the day and changes color in the evening. The road to the lake passes through charming Adjarian summer settlements with breathtaking views.
If we take a regular highway, our stop will be Borjomi park where we can taste mineral water and walk in the beautiful nature to the sulfur pools of Borjomi.
In the evening we will visit Rabati Castle - a castle complex of Asian style in Akhaltsikhe. Recently renovated Castle is the perfect place to take stunning photos in the background of its stunning eastern-styled towers, shining mosque, charming palaces and fountains.
Overnight in Akhaltsikhe.
Sapara – Vardzia – Saro – Chobareti workshop of cheese – Akhaltsikhe
In the morning we will drive to Sapara Monastery. The monastery, hidden in the woods, overlooks the beautiful valley. After exploring the area we will visit the most important monument of Georgian history - Vardzia Cave town. In the Cave town you can find the main church, bell tower, cave dwellings, chapels, pharmacy, and wine cellars - dated to the Bronze Age.Then we may visit Saro village with its megaliths, small church and breathtaking yellow panoramas. There You can taste vodka and see a real Georgian small village lifestyle.
At the end of the day you will have a Meskhetian cheese workshop where we can participate in workshops of Meskhetian Khachapuri and bread and have an excursion in the old Meskhetian Oda-house.
Overnight in Akhaltsikhe
Akhaltsikhe – Rafting or horse riding in Borjomi – Mtskheta – Jvari Monastery – Tbilisi
On this day we have an option to ride horses in Borjomi. The horse riding tour starts in Likani village at the entrance of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. We will be able to ride horses in the beautiful pine forests and green fields of the national park. Alternatively, we can try rafting in the Kur river gorge. Rafting is easy and enjoyable, passing beautiful villages, canyons and fortresses of Borjomi gorge.
Later we will drive to Mtskheta - the old capital of Georgia. Our first destination will be Jvari Monastery (6th cent.). Jvari is also very popular because of its magnificent view. From here you will see the beautiful landmark of the confluence of two rivers. 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.
At the end of the day we will return to the capital - Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi
Dmanisi museum and castle – St Peter and Paul church viewpoint – Bolnisi winery of brothers – Bolnisi Sioni – Tsughrughasheni (optional) – Poladauri fortress
In the morning we will drive to Dmanisi. There we can visit the Dmanisi museum where the oldest human’s skull in Europe was discovered. The museum stands in the territory of an old castle which stands above a beautiful canyon, so even if we don't visit the museum the historical site and its panoramas are a must visit.
Then we can drive to another viewpoint, St Peter and Paul’s monastery where we can enjoy a 360 degrees panorama of valleys and mountains of the region.
Then we will visit a winery in Bolnisi for wine tasting and possibly lunch. After that we will drive to Bolnisi sioni - Basilica which stores the oldest Georgian inscription. There we will see unique cross shapes which are called “Bolonian Cross”.
After a short stop there we will visit the medieval fortress of Berdiki (poladauri fortress). This is one of the best fortresses of Georgia, non-touristic, with perfect views and thrilling uphill walk. The castle was controlling road in Poladauri gorge. The ruins of the castle are still preserved today. Below the fortress we can make Georgian shashlik (barbeque) and go back to Tbilisi late at night.