- May 26, 2011
7 days of real sevendays !
Day 1 / Arrival in Kutaisi , travel to Tbilisi ( 252 km )
Departure from Vilnius. Arrival in Kutaisi international airport. Pick up from Kutaisi international airport and ravel to Tbilisi. One stop on the road for a breakfast at a restaurant. Arrive in Tbilisi check in a hotel for some rest. The rest will be followed by the walk through the night Tbilisi streets. After a night city tour have an evening dinner at a restaurant with an opportunity to get acquainted to the traditional Georgian feast, watch the professional performance of colorful Georgian folk dances and listen to the Georgian singing.
Day 2 / Tbilisi – Tbilisi-City Tour – Cognac Factory “Sarajishvili”
After a breakfast at the hotel, start the Tbilisi – City Tour. This charming town was built in the 5th century along the twisting valley of the Mtkvari River. So, you will be able to see a lots of antiquities chained into a modern infrastructure. We will start tour from the 13th century Metekhi church. Continue to the Synagogue, Syoni Cathedral and Anchiskhati Basilica. Than we approach the 4th century Narikala Fortress, on the cable cab, from which you can enjoy a picturesque panoramic view of Tbilisi. And the walk to the brick-domed Sulfur Baths and botanical garden. After the city tour have a lunch at a restaurant accompanied with delicious local and foreign cuisine. Continue way towards Tbilisi’s district, where the famous Cognac Factory “Sarajishvili”is situated. Worlwide knowk company was estabilished in 1884 in Tbilisi and till today it has collected 500,000 decilitres cognac aged in 16000 oak barrels. Have a chance to taste that delicious alchocol and get aquinted with the history and art of creating cognac. To the end of busy day transfer to the hotel for a short rest followed with an evening dinner at a restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 / Tbilisi – Sighnaghi – Velistsikhe – Kvareli ( 161 km )
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive to the East part of Georgia – Kakheti, main highlight city Sighnaghi. Sighnaghi is one of Georgia’s historic city which kept its original style during the centuries with open traditional balconies, unique fortress with churches and towers built in it and narrow beautiful streets to walk along. Sighnaghi is also known as “a city of love”, overlooks the Alazani valley and opens to visitors the magnificent views of the Great Caucasus Range. After a long walk inn and around the city, arrive in Village Velistsikhe. At a local fermers place, have a lunch here and opportunity to see the local inabitation of comon Kakhetian farmer with it’s old-fashioed house and traditional wine making options. Arrive in Kvareli town , check in a hotel have an evening dinner and overnight.
Day 4 / Kvareli – Khareba Winery – Gremi – Lopota ( 81 km )
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and walk in Kvareli town to see it’s beautiful and magnificent sceneries. Move to Khareba Winery (12 minutes drive from Kvareli city). The place is unique with its wine caves, which represents the tunnel itself , that is cut off in the stone massif of Caucasian mountain range, where all-year-round the natural temperature of 10-12°C is sustained. Here you will be offered to taste the best sorts of Georgian wines and learn about traditional and modern ways of wine making. The way continues to the historical architectural museum at a Gremi place. Gremi Church dates back to 15th century. Afterwards, arrive in Lopota Resort Lake & Spa (15 minutes drive from Gremi place ). Check in a hotel and have a nice comfortable evening with houndreds of opportunities to fill relaxed and entertained. Evening dinner at the restourant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 / Lopota – Nekresi – Napareuli – Tbilisi ( 177 km )
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time until 13 o’clock to explore this unique place with it’s swild nature, comfort and calm athmosphere. Have a wine tasting free rom our company, provided along with Georgian National sweets. After a fine relaxation we drive to the west of Lopota to see some famous historical monuments in east part of Georgia to Nekresi monastery complex. We are lucky to see the 4th century basilica church , (which is considered to be one of the ancient basilicas in Georgia) and a rare 7th century three-church basilica. The complex also encloses the bishop’s palace dating from the 8th to 9th century , a 16th century tower surrouned with wild nature. Except this you have a chance to see the various ruins of other residential and domestic structures such are : the refectory, wine–caller, small chapels and other antiquities spread out through the complex area. Contiue our way towards Napareuli Village which gained popularity with the Twins Wine Cellar. Wine Company which belongs to two brothers. They established the wine company with a unique Georgian methods of wine making. Exactly this is a key of their success. Have a lunch in Naparauli and take part in a following workshops : making Churchkhela - the famous Georgian sweet and baking Georgian bread, as well as tasting various Georgian wine. Arrive in Tbilisi check in a hotel and enjoy free evening in a capital of Georgia.
Day 6 / Tbilisi – Ananuri – Kazbegi - Tbilisi ( 314 km )
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive towards Mtkheta – Mtianeti Region. En’rote to Kazbegi visit Ananuri, a 17th century architectural complex, overlooking the Zhinvali reservoir. One stop on the road for a lunch. Arrive in Kazbegi, drive up to the Gergeti Trinity church on the vehicles, to the main highlight of Kazbegi The Gergeti Trinity Church. The church is (14th century) located on top of the mountain (2170m). Which represents the one of the country’s most iconic images. To the end of the magnificent sceneries and felt of Caucasus spirit, drive back to the capital. Arrive in Tbilisi, check in a hotel have an evening dinner and vernight at the hotel.
Day 6 / Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Jvari – Mukhrani – Tbilisi ( 120 km )
After a breakfast at the hotel, 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. Than we continue our way to Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region. 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. Arrive in Tbilisi. Check in a hotel and overnight.
Day 7 / Tbilisi – Gori – Kutaisi ( 250 km )
After a breakfast at the hotel we check out and walk for shopping. After drive to Kutaisi. One stop on the road at Gori city. Which represents a historical , cultural and trade center of Imereti region. Where nowadays we can visit a Gori Fortress ( located on a hill ), St. George’s Church of Gorijvari ( on another hill. dated to 18th century ) and a Joseph Stalin Museum. Foto stop at the Joseph Stalin Museum. Proceed in Kutaisi. Check in a hotel, have an evening dinner accompined with a local cuisine and overnight.
Day 8 / Deaparture from Kutaisi Intenrational Airport.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to Kutaisi international Airport to depart.
Enjoy Your time in Georgia !