INCLUDING FLIGHTS FROM MADRID OR BARCELONA. PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANCE BY COUNTRY OR CITY OF DEPARTURE
Accommodation category 4 & 5 *
Day 1 DEPARTURE CITY – TBILISI
Departure to Tbilisi. Arrival at Tbilisi airport. Tranfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 2 TBILISI
After breakfast we will go for a city tour to the Metekhi Church, Sioni Cathedral and Anchiskhati Church. After lunch we will visit: Narikala Fortress, after that we will go through the old town and will see the Abanotaubani sulfur baths and the History Museum. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 TBILISI (GORI – UPLISTSIKE – MTSKHETA – JVARI)
Breakfast. Departure to the Shida Kartli region, where the city of Gori, birthplace of Joseph Stalin to visit his house-museum. Later we will continue to the cave city of Uplistsikhe, ancient city carved into the rock. Departure to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Georgia. Lunch and visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It was built in the eleventh century and is known as the place where the sacred blanket of Christ was buried. Also we will visit Jvari Monastery, situated on top of a hill, it is considered one of the most sacred and spiritual places of Georgia. Return to Tbilisi. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 TBILISI (ANANURI – STEPANTSMINDA)
Breakfast and departure to the region of Mtianet. Arrival at Stepantsminda (formerly Kazbegui). Then we will go for short walk and there we will visit the Church of the Trinity Guergueti, located at 2,100 meters above sea level and offers a wonderful view of Mount Kazbek (up to 4 x 4 vehicles). After lunch we will go back to Tbilisi, there you will visit Ananuri architectural complex, one of the best Georgian monuments of that time. Dinner and overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 5 TBILISI – TELAVI (ALAVERDI – GREMI)
Breakfast and departure to the region of Kakheti, the famous land for viticulture and winemaking. There we will visit Alaverdi Monastery, the oldest temple of the great medieval Georgia, also is known as the cellar of Alaverdi, some parts of the monastery date back to s.VI and others, such as the Cathedral, the S.XI. Then we will visit Gremi, architectural monument of the sixteenth century. After lunch we will visit Numisi in Velistsikhe. Dinner and overnight in Telavi.
Day 6 TELAVI -TBILISI (DAVID GAREJA)
Breakfast. Departure to David Gareja monastic complex, was founded in the sixth century by David Garejeli, is unique for its murals and the monastery carved into the rock. The resort is located in a desert area on the border with Azerbaijan, and consists of thirteen monasteries, among which Lavra Monastery and Udabno. For centuries, despite its harsh conditions, this complex has been an important center of religious and cultural activity. We recommend that this visit be equipped with comfortable shoes and water. Picnic lunch and back to Tbilisi. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 TBILISI-HOME
Breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled time, transfer to Tbilisi airport. Departure back home. Arrival home. End of services.