The Classic Georgia
Arrival in Tbilisi Airport.Transfer to the hotel.
Tbilisi – Bodbe (115km./1h.30min.) – Sighnaghi – Tsinandali - Davit Gareji monastery- Tbilisi (60km./1h.)
Encounter the true Tbilisi spirit, with the visits to the Old Tbilisi Sulfur Baths, Georgian Orthodox and Armenian Gregorian churches, a Jewish synagogue and a Turkish mosque side by side, reflecting Tbilisi's acceptance and tolerance of different religions. Observe the 19th century wooden Italian dwellings that are still preserved here. See a recent monument, the Tbilisi Sameba Cathedral, the largest cathedral in the Caucasus. Departure to Bodbe. Visit Bodbe temple the resting place of St.Nino, the enlightener of the Georgian nation and spreader of Christianity in Georgia. Continue on to Sighnaghi, famous for its traditional carpets. Enjoy the landscapes and discover history. Next destination is Tsinandali to visit the museum of the famous Georgian Poet Aleksandre Chavchavadze. Next in the program is the Davit Gareja rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery complex of VI century.
Tbilisi – Ananury(60km./1h.) - Kazbegi(100km./1h.30min.)
Departure to Kazbegi. Visiting the Svetitskhoveli (IV c. AD) and Jvari (VI c.) monasteries in Mtskheta. On the way to Kazbegi visit Ananuri castle complex. In Stefantsminda visiting the museum of the famous Georgian writer Aleksandre Kazbegi.
Kazbegi – Kutaisi (350km./5h.)
Start with Gergeti Trinity Church (XIV c.) located on the right bank of the river Chkheri, 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi. Departure to Kutaisi. Visiting the Gelati (XII c.), Motsameta and Bagrati (XI c.) monasteries and Sathaphlia caves.
Kutaisi – Mestia (240km./2h.30min.)
Departure to Mestia- a highland townlet in northwest Georgia, at an elevation of 1.500 meters in the Caucasus Mountains. Visit the Ethnographic museum and the house museum of the famous Georgian alpinist Mikheil Khergiani.
Mestia – Ushguli – Kutaisi (290km./3h.)
Departure to Ushguli, the highest inhabited village in Europe (2200 metres above sea level). On the way to Ugviri Pass, see the mount summits of Tetnuldi (4852 metres) and Ushba (4700 metres). Visit the Ushguli Ethnographic Museum and Lamaria Church (IX c.). Departure to Kutaisi.
Departure to Tbilisi. Transfer to the airport.