- Feb 27, 2016
( See The East Part of Georgia – The birth place of wine; Also the Mountanous Region of Georgia and get relaxed at bank of Lopota Lake )
Day 1 / Tbilisi
Arrival in Tbilisi international airport at a midday. Pick up from Tbilisi international airport. Check in a hotel have a lunch and one hour rest. The short rest will be followed by The evening Tbilisi-city tour. We’ll be able, to see an old beautiful lighten capital’s streets and an amazing views. First we’ll visit The Holly Trinity Church in Avlabari, which is the highest Cathedrals in Georgia (105,5 metres), it’s as beautiful at night as in the early morning sun. From here, you also have an opportunity to catch an eye on funicular where we’re planning to go to the end of our evening trip. From the cathedral we’ll move down by foot to the old part of town called Rike, where a beautiful garden is located, moving down from where, you cross the freedom bridge lighten up perfectly, which performs a modern element on this place, chained with an old infrastructure. Passing the bridge we appear on Shardeni street which is beautiful exactly at night, with a lot cafe-bars and restaurants. Also we’ll walk along the wine and souvenir shops on Leselidze Street, which represents a main touristic avenue in addition to Rustaveli, where we approximately expose in the end of Leselidze Street. We can see here a Statue of St. George, we call it a liberty statue, as we’re on Liberty Square now. We can see an old Parliament building here, as well as a new Opera House standing opposite and a Rustaveli Theatre, side by side with a Shota
Rustaveli Theatre University. Although a various clothes, technics and fine arts shops on a boundless venue. From the middle of that long avenue we step to Rustaveli Avenue, beautiful with it’s magnificent sceneries. Afterwards, we arrive on Chonkadze street by bus from where the funicular cab will drove us up to Mountain Mtatsminda, which in English refers to a Holly Mountain. From here an incredible view of full town is spread out. And exactly here, with a spectacular view of town, on the terrace of funicular restaurant we’re planning to have our evening dinner, accompanied with a chorus’s Georgian polyphonic singing. At the middle of the night or much earlier( as you like), we arrive back in our hotel for a good sleep. More closely and better, on the day light, we’ll see Tbilisi, but much later.
Day 2 / Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Jvari – Mukhrani – Tbilisi ( 120 km )
After a breakfast at the hotel, we’ll start our unforgettable drive to the mountainous region of Georgia (Mtskheta-Mtianeti). We arrive in Mtskheta, one of Georgia’s ancient cities (3000 years old) and see its historical place Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th cen.) Where the Robe of Christ is buried. This monument is under a UNESCO protection. From here we continue our way towards Jvari, to a hill, near ancient capital and religious center of Georgia – Mtskheta, where the Jvari ( cross) Monastery is located. One of the masterpieces of Georgian architecture was built in the 6th century. Jvari also represents the one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. From the Jvari Monastery’s yard a breathtaking views of Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers estuary can be seen. Afterward we drive to Mukhrani Vineyard 24 kilometers distanced from Mtskheta. We’ll have a lunch at this amazing place, where you will enjoy a gorgeous gardens, vineyards and an old cellars of Ivane Mukhranbatoni. The territory is twisted along the beautiful fields , vineyards and breathtaking panoramic views. You are able to see the patrimonial palace, wine cellar and a wine collection studio apart, where you can taste a different sorts of premium class Georgian wine made from the grapes grown in the vineyards walkable by you. You have an opportunity to make Georgian traditional sweet- Churchkhela , bake a Georgian bread in a clay oven or distillate Chacha ( Georgian “vodka” ) on your own. You are also able to take master class in winetasting ( for additional payment). Here are a dozens of things to do in this magnificent, place of Shato Mukhrani Winery. After a long, full of impressions day we arrive in Tbilisi. Check in a hotel, have an evening dinner and overnight at the same hotel.
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Day 3 /Tbilisi - Ananuri – Kazbegi ( 162 km )
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive towards Mtkheta – Mtianeti Region, more correctly, high destinations in this region, worth to see and feel yourself. First we arrive in Ananuri, a 17th century architectural complex, overlooking the Zhinvali reservoir. The sight from where is marvelous. Afterwards we arrive in Kazbegi- the main town in the region. Kazbegi is 157 kilometers distanced from the capital, and it’s elevation counts approximately 1,740 metres above sea level.
En’ rot we’ll stop on the special area made for tourists to review the scenic views from there, approximately 2000 metres above se level. We arrive at a Rooms Hotel. The gorgeous hotel in the area, with it’s luxury and incredible sights. Check in a hotel, have one hour rest followed by lunch on a terrace with a picturesque views of Kazbegi mountain ranges and the small villages opened up under the mountains slopes. The main highlight of Kazbegi The Gergeti Trinity Church is only a 7 kilometers distance from the hotel and we plan to get to the Gergeti Trinity church on the vehicles. The church is (14th century) located on top of the mountain (2170m) . Which represents the one of the country’s most iconic images. If the weather support us, we may also be able to catch a glimpse of one the highest glaciers in the Caucasus- Mkinvarcveri (5047m). ( As on the high like this there are clouds most of the time) To the end of the day we are going to have an evening dinner and at the Rooms Hotel and a good rest.
Day 4 / Kazbegi – Tbilisi ( 162 km )
We give an opportunity to stay a little longer in this miracle place to feel the calm and majestic spirit of this of Caucasus mountains which best is felt here. You’ll have a breakfast at the hotel, check out and move back for Tbilisi- city tour at 13:00 pm. The journey is long so we stop at Phasanauri for a lunch. Here is a chance for rafting (for additional payment) if there is a will. We continue our way and arrive in Tbilisi, check in a hotel for one hour rest and then walk in Old part of Tbilisi to see it’s greatness on the daylight. As you already know, this charming town was built in the 5th century along the twisting valley of the Mtkvari River. Where up-dated infrastructure is chained to the ancient one. What is more, the fine places in old part of Tbilisi are located side-by-side and it is easily walkable. We will start tour from the 13th century Metekhi church. Continue to the Synagogue, Syoni Cathedral and Anchiskhati Basilica. Afterwards we will approach the 4th century Narikala Fortress, on the cable cab, from which you can enjoy a picturesque panoramic view of Tbilisi. And then walk to the brick-domed Sulfur Baths.
After a long day we arrive at the hotel to have a time for changing and than have an evening dinner at a restaurant with an opportunity to get acquainted with the traditional Georgian feast, watch the professional performance of colorful Georgian folk dances and listen to the Georgian singing. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 / Tbilisi – Telavi – Lopota ( 117 km )
After a breakfast at the hotel we check out and drive to the east part of Georgia, Region – Kakheti a cradle of the wine. We arrive in Telavi , the main town of Kakheti Region. The city is built on the mountain slope from where spreads out a fascinating view of Alazani Valley and The Great Caucasus Mountain Ranges. In addition to this natural beauty, Telavi is rich with it’s history this approval are the archeological findings dated back to the Bronze Age. So, Telavi has preserved some fine places to see, such are: “The Lords Castle” with it’s huge fence and a yard where the House- Museum of Erekle II (17th century Kakheti Kingdom King), Giorgi Chubinishvili Telavi State Historical and Ethnographical Museum and the “Rcheuli Marani” in English Picked Cellar. Where you are able to taste some sorts famous Georgian wine. Afterwards our way continues to the 22 kilometers distanced Resort – Lopota Lake. We check in a breathtaking hotel Lopota Lake Resort & Spa. This is a little paradise situated in the beautiful, wooden Lopota valley , surrounded by ridges of the Caucasus Mountain Range. Have a lunch and opportunity to explore this unique place with it’s wild nature, comfort and calm atmosphere on yourself. You also have a chance to do a leisure activities such are swimming, water biking, playing a golf, basketball or valley ball, as well as (for additional payment) do a horse-riding, fishing, hunting or taking a Russian. Have a wine tasting free from our company, provided along with Georgian National sweets. The end of interesting day will be provided with Dinner at a Lopota Resort & Spa center. Overnight in the same hotel.
Day 6 / Lopota – Tbilisi ( 117 km )
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive to Tbilisi at 10:00 am. Arrive in Tbilisi, have a chance and one hour to buy some Georgian souvenirs, wine or traditional sweets on Leselidze Street and then drive to Tbilisi International airport have a lunch there and departure.
Enjoy Your time in Georgia !