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Day 1 arrival in Tbilisi

Meeting at Tbilisi airport with a sign “TRAVEL BEE”. Transfer to the hotel.

Free time to wander through Tbilisi.

Day 2 Kazbegi

We invite all fans of mountains and extreme sports to one of the most exciting tours through Georgian Military Highway. Some time, there have been great people such as A. Pushkin, M. Lermontov, A. Dumas, P. Tchaikovsky, V. Mayakovsky, M. Gorky and not only! And now you have such an opportunity too! On the way, we will see the famous Zhinvali reservoir, stop at the impregnable castle Ananuri (Residence of Aragvian rulers), take a picture of the junction of Black and White Aragvi, climb the Mleti rise through ski resort Gudauri to the Friendship Arch, where a lot of positive emotions and heaps of amazing pictures are awaiting you! We will be at a height of 2395 meters and this is not a fairy tale! Then we will stop at the sources of mineral water, and already in the city of Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) you will rise to the temple of St. Trinity Gergeti (XIV century) by jeeps at a height of 1200 meters above sea level. The construction of the temple is associated with a number of interesting legends. It was there, where for about a hundred years, monks hid the cross of St. Nino and from there, in fair weather, one can discover the best views of Mount Kazbegi (5039 meters).

 

Day 3 City Sightseeing Tour Tbilisi + Mtskheta

We will begin our tour from Sameba Holy Trinity Cathedral, built in 2006, where the relics of St. Giorgi the Victorious are stored and where the Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II is currently conducting services. This Cathedral is the largest in Georgia and one of the grandest Orthodox churches in the whole world. The territory of the cathedral is quite vast, it offers beautiful views of Mount Mtatsminda and the old city, you can see olive trees, Spanish firs, lavender, you can go up to the pond with peacocks and swans, as well as try the best Georgian lemonade Laghidze and unique homemade ice cream . Then we go up the mountain Mtatsminda known in translation as the "Holy Mountain". It got its name for a reason. In the distant 6th century the holy monk David (Idem David Gareja) lived in the grotto. And now there is a church of the Holy Father David and a miraculous spring that heals women from infertility and people from blindness. Many believers come here from different parts of the world to try out the effect of the miraculous spring and are granted due to their faith. Around the temple, there is a pantheon of great writers and public figures, including Alexander Griboedov, the great Georgian poet and writer Ilia Chavchavadze, the first president of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Stalin's mother Ekaterina Jughashvili and many others. Later on we will go through the entire historical part of the old city, where we will visit the ancient temple of the 5th century Anchiskhati, the Cathedral of the 6th century Sioni, where the Patriarch of All Georgia used to serve, go down the famous Shardeni street to Meidan, see the famous Sulfur baths and waterfall, learn the legend of the creation of Tbilisi (5th century), cross the Bridge of Peace to the park of Europe (Rike). Next we will go to Mtskheta.

These famous lines were born, when the great writer M. Lermontov visited the ancient capital of Mtskheta and the monastery of the 6th century Jvari.  Jvari “Cross” is a functioning monastery, which is one of the very first UNESCO monuments from Georgia, a place of power and more. On the place where the monastery stands now, preserved almost in its original form, in the 4th century, St. Nino created her cross from the vine, and Christianity was adopted as the main religion. We will visit the monastery itself, enjoy the gorgeous views around and see the junction of the two rivers described in the poem “Mtsiri”. In fair weather, from the territory of Jvari one can see even the top of Kazbegi! Then we will visit the ancient capital Mtskheta, where you can take a stroll along the streets, purchase exclusive handmade souvenirs, Georgian sweets, and most importantly, we will see the Cathedral Svetitskhoveli “Life-giving Pillar” (XI century), which is called The Second Jerusalem for a reason. According to legend, the tunic of Jesus Christ is buried under this cathedral, which was brought there in the 1st century by rabbi Elioz from Mtskheta. The part of the cross, on which Jesus Christ was crucified is stored in the cathedral, there is the burial of Georgian kings and princes and many interesting mysterious frescoes.
 

Day 4 Kakheti +Wine degustation tour+ Georgian bread baking - puri master class

If you have not visited Kakheti, you were not in Georgia! We are inviting you to visit the eastern part of Georgia - the homeland of wine and hospitality. This tour is truly gastronomic. In the first part of the tour we will visit the women's monastery complex in Bodbe, where Saint Nino is buried, thanks to which Christianity was adopted in Georgia. Afterwards, a fascinating walk through the city of love Sighnaghi (which means "refuge") is awaiting you, where once the great artist Pirosmani fell in love with his Margarita, and now there is a 24-hour registry office where one can get married in just 15 minutes! You will also have a unique opportunity to stroll along the fortress wall (The second in the world after the Chinese), along which there are 28 watch towers, and where you can enjoy the best views of Alazani valley! In Kakheti, you will find the most delicious khachapuri master class in a real Kakhetian family.

Later on we will go to the winery, where you can learn all about the technologies of Georgian winemaking, and, of course, try several varieties of real natural wine directly from the tanks!

On the way, we will drop-in a small home bakery - try to make Georgian bread “shotis puri“ in a hot oven – “Tone” and will have  delicious snack - hot bread with a crispy crust, salty Georgian cheese and wine. Return to Tbilisi.


 

Day 5 Back Home

After breakfast, we check out and go to the airport. Goodbye Georgia!
 

Cost:

Tour price per person in a double occupancy 270 $

Tour price per person for single occupancy 325 $

Tour price per person for triple occupancy 220 $

 

Note:

Company Travel Bee do not bear responsibility for weather conditions and mode of operation of excursion objects and may make some changes to the program, namely:

- replacement of excursions with similar ones

- change of days of excursions

- combining excursions

If it is impossible to provide any point due to weather or technical conditions.

 

The tour price includes:

• Transport and excursion services

• Georgian bread-puri master class, khachapuri master class

• Accommodation in 3 * hotels according to the program (Hotel King Tom, MariaLuis Hotel, Hotello, Argo Palace, Nice Place Apart Hotel). Meals “breakfasts” is confirmed by one of these hotels (upon availability of the place)

The price does not include:

Air tickets

Insurance

Personal expenses

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