Even for five days you can make an exciting trip around Georgia. This hospitable and sunny country is created for them, who are in love with nature, sun, wine, ancient culture and Georgian cuisine. In a short time you can get acquainted with Tbilisi, full of wine region Kakheti, gorgeous Kazbegi and even go to sea! But first things first.
After the meeting at the airport, we will take you to the hotels and tell you where to go for dinner. Full immersion into the fabulous atmosphere of a warm city will be held the next day immediately after breakfast. We’ll get acquainted with the statue of Mother Georgia, that protects the capital, and with the history of the city. Cable car will take us straight to the Sololaki ridge, where you can enjoy a fascinating view of Tbilisi. From there we will walk down to the sulfur baths and learn the story of the birth and secrets of the city. We will see the ancient and magnificent temples and Georgian «Pisa» tower, which is a part of Rezo Gabriadze’s puppet theater. All these sights and recalcitrant Kura river are peacefully neighboring each other. We’ll definitely visit the most cheerful and incendiary area of Shardeni, where the night life of the city is concentrated. During the day the night life hides behind the signboards of pretty cafes and hookahs. Then we’ll show you a street with excellent wine, cheese and souvenir shops, and say goodbye till the next day.
The next day right after breakfast you will go to the region of Georgia, full of wine – Kakheti. There the «city of love» Signaghi is located. A sad love story of the painter Niko Pirosmani, glorified in «A Million Crimson Roses», day-and-night Wedding center, real fortress walls and a stunning sunset over the Alazani Valley – all these things are just parts of one big mosaic of a small town.
Signaghi can be surely called the heart of the Alazani Valley. Exactly from the plenty of towers of the proud fortress wall you may observe the sky, flooded with vivid colors. This sky would be envied even by the impressionists! You can forget about the modern world for a while and get carried away by the charm of ancient times: lacy balconies and cobbled narrow streets that lead towards different directions. And unique Kakhetian wines will add an extra taste to your sensations!
On this day we will also visit the estate of Duke Chavchavadze. The story says, a poet Alexander Griboyedov first met his faithful wife Nina right there. In the estate park grows a tree of desires. You should bind ribbons on it and make a wish.
We will devote our next day to the mountains and go to the foot of Kazbegi along the picturesque Georgian Military Road. We’ll track to mountain pass in the central part of the Greater Caucasus Range, that was the only one until the 20th century: Darial Gates. Georgian Military Road is laid along the canyons of the Aragvi and Terek. These two rivers have nagged mighty mountain ridges for million years. As a result they have created majestic rocky ravines. You can see the stratums of rock formations on their hillsides, as if it was a sawed tree. This is like if we were on the pages of an illustrated book about the geology of the Caucasus. The higher we climb into the mountains, the more grandiose landscapes we’ll see.
We will look at the medieval residence, that belonged to the redoubtable rulers of the Aragvi canyon – Ananuri fortress. We’ll enjoy the wonderful views of Zhinvali mountain lake and the landscape view from high altitude observation platform «Arch of Friendship» near Cross Pass (2395 m). Also we’ll visit Gergeti monastery, that was built in 14th century (2170m) on a hillside of «Icy mountain» Kazbegi (5045m). Then we’ll taste authentic khinkali and return to Tbilisi.
It’s time to visit the sea! In any convenient way we’ll travel to Batumi, which arranges you with cozy little streets of the old town, statues of Ali and Nino, who are eternally in love, the real Italian square of Piazza and boundless sea. Batumi is perfectly located on the Black Sea coast: the most beautiful and interesting places, museums and restaurants that are always open for guests. You will have a whole day to see everything.
We will be there and help you to spend this time the way you want: walk around the huge botanical garden, tasting Chacha and Chacha cocktails in the most unusual bar of the city or tasting the best khachapuri «boats» in the most famous home café of the city. Maybe you’d like to to study the movement of the moon and time by astronomical clock? Or just walk along the seaside boulevard and then go to dinner in the Alphabet Tower, where you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the city and an excellent buyabes soup? The choice is yours!
The program of the trip is 6 days / 5 nights
Arrival in Tbilisi, transfer from the airport to the hotel, accommodation. You’ll spend the night at the hotel in Tbilisi.
Walk tour around Tbilisi (3 hours). You’ll spend the night at the hotel in Tbilisi.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Kakheti. You’ll spend the night at the hotel in Tbilisi.
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Kazbegi. You’ll spend the night at the hotel in Tbilisi.
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Batumi. Optional excursions You’ll spend the night at the hotel in Batumi.
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Batumi airport or Tbilisi Airport.