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Vacation Activities ID: 2700
Jeep Tour in Georgia
Offered by partner: ID 3843
Country : Georgia
Destination's: tbilisi (Dushet'is Raioni), mts'khet'a (Dushet'is Raioni), sighnaghi (Dedop'listsqaros Raioni), kvareli (Qazbegis Raioni), gremi (Qazbegis Raioni), telav (T'bilisi), ananuri (Dushet'is Raioni), gudauri (Dushet'is Raioni), kazbegi (Dushet'is Raioni), gori (Goris Raioni), kutaissi (Tsalkis Raioni), zugdidi (Zestap'onis Raioni), mestia (Martvilis Raioni), batum (Ajaria), khulo (Ajaria), vardzia (Kharagaulis Raioni), akhalts'ikhe (Akhalts'ikhis Raioni), borjomi (Borjomis Raioni)
Duration: 12 day(s)
Minimum Price: $1180 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price: $1875 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Group,Customized
Group Size : 2 - 12 People(s)
Season : All Year Round
Categories : Adventure Tours, Jeep Tours
Vacation Activities Highlight
Enjoy an extreme vacation, a little off road adventure combined with great history and culture, nature, geology and panoramic views of the most beautiful areas of Caucasus mountains. The top offer of this tour is the UNESCO World heritage village Ushguli, the highest settlement in Europe (2200 m above the sea level). Self-defensive medieval towers rise in the middle of the ring of alpine pastures. Wonderful experience and unforgettable feelings are waiting for you! On your way, you will visit archaeological site: Nokalakevi, Cave city Vardzia, UNESCO World Heritage site Gelati architectural complex 12thc, Bagrati Cathedral 11th c, Jvari monastery 6th c, and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral 12th c and enjoy the capital city Tbilisi.
Vacation Activities Detail Information
Day 1: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Tbilisi

Arrival to Tbilisi. Meeting with the representatives of the agency. Hotel accommodation. Excursion to the city. The capital of Georgia is unique. Located on several hills, ancient district is spread out on the terraces of the slope. Tbilisi – is a beautiful Kura river with its picturesque rocky shores that flows across the whole city. Tbilisi is one of the rare places in the world, where Orthodox Church, catholic cathedral, synagogue and mosque can peacefully coexist in the territory of Old Town. During the excursion, the list of sightseeing to visit: Metekhi Church (V c.), Narikala fortress (IV c.), Sioni Cathedral (VI-VII c.), Anchiskhati Basilica of St. Mary, the oldest existing church in the capital, Synaxis of Saint Trinity – the temple complex of Tsminda Sameba – the main Cathedral of Georgian Orthodox Church. Next, excursion to ancient capital of Georgia – Mtskheta – the town-museum, included into the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. Visit Temple-Monastery Jvari (VI c.). On the top of the mountain where the temple is placed opens a fantastic view on the place of conjunction of two rivers – Kura and Aragvi. The site has a beautiful view of the ancient capital of Georgia – Mtskheta. Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (1010-1029 ), at the basement of which one of the major Christian relics – Lords Tunic is buried, brought in Georgian by Ellious, Jewish citizen of Mtskheta who witnessed crucifixion. This is the burial place of many Georgian kings too. The pieces of the life-giving pillar is preserved here. Visit Samtavro Monastery, where the blackberry bush grows, flowers and fruits whole year round. St. Nino – the enlightener of IV century – lived and preached nearby. Wonder working icon of Iberian Mother of God, wonder working icon of St. Nino, grave of St. King Mirian and Queen Nana, hallows of St. Abibos Nekreseli, St. Shio Mgvimeli are placed inside. Return to Tbilisi. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 2: Tbilisi – David Gareji – Bodbe – Sighnaghi – Tbilisi

Breakfast. Excursion in David Gareji – the complex of Georgian cave monasteries of V century, that were founded by Holy Father David. According to legend, Saint David reached Jerusalem, he took three stones at the gates of Jerusalem, and went back. Legend says that with those stones he carried out from Jerusalem all the good of Lord. Then the Patriarch of Jerusalem caught up with him and asked to leave these stones. David left two stones, and one of them he brought to Georgia. This stone is still at his grave in the Laura of David-Gareji. You can see it and pray over this stone. Many churches and refectories of the complex preserved frescoes (VI-IX c.), including Portrait of Queen Tamara. Arrival to the  "town of everlasting love" – Sighnaghi. Visit Bodbe village and the monastery complex of St. George and the grave of St. Nino who brought Christianity to Georgia. Upon request, bathing in the holy waters of the holy spring, that heals the sick and make miserable people happy. Excursion in the "town of everlasting love" – Sighnaghi, that is placed at the top of the ridge, overlooking Alazani valley. Visit of the workshop of the handmade carpets and narrow carpets production. Return to Tbilisi. Dinner. Overnight.
 
Day 3: Tbilisi – Kvareli – Nekresi – Gremi – Telavi – Tbilisi

Breakfast. Arrival to Kvareli, and visit of the wine warehouse, 7.7 km long with the vinotheque of vintage wines. Optional wine degustation.  Visit Nekresi – the oldest temple of Georgia of IV c. Then, excursion in  Gremi – royal fortress (XVI c.). The complex is surrounded by the wall with towers and embrasures. The remains of the secret underground passage leading to the river still survived. T he complex of Church of Archangels (XVI -XVII c.) is also located there. Then, visit Alaverdi Cathedral (XI c.), the second highest church (more than 50 m) and also monastery cellar. Excursion to the ancient Ikalto Academy (X-XII c.), where the great Georgian poet and philosopher Shota Rustaveli studied. He is the author of the world-known poem "The Knight in the Panther's Skin". Excursion toTelavi – main city and administrative center of Kakheti region with museum in the fortress of king Heraclius II (XVIII c.). He signed Treaty of Georgievsky with the Russian Empire. Return to Tbilisi. Dinner. Overnight.
  
Day 4: Jeep-tour: Tbilisi – Ananuri – Gudairi – Kazbegi – Tbilisi

Breakfast. In the morning, departure from Tbilisi in the direction of Stepantsminda (Kazbegi). On the way, we visit the picturesque Ananuri fortress (XVI c.), located above the Aragvi river and also, attracting visitors with the beauty of Zhinvali reservoir. Pass the ski resort Gudauri (2200 m), the stunning trip along Tergi river, through Cross Pass (2400 m). Visit Stepantsminda (Kazbegi). Excursion in Kazbegi: church of the Holy Trinity of Gergeti (2170 m above the sea level). With fair weather condition there is a chance to take a look of the stunning mountain Kazbegi (5147 m), one of the highest tops of Georgia. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight.

Day 5: Tbilisi – Gori – Kutaisi

Breakfast. Arrival to Kutaisi. On the way, visit Gori and Stalin museum. Museum consists of three blocks – museum, house and railway carriage. Excursion to the ancient Goristsikhe fortress, placed on the hill in the city center. Excursion in the ancient city of  Kutaisi, that is more than 3 thousand years old. Visit Gelati monastery and academy, established by the great Georgian king David IV the Builder. The monastery is included into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit Bagrati Cathedral and Motsameta – The monastery “for accomplishment of desires”. Excursion to the  Prometheus castor cave. According to the legend, Prometheus was chained on the rock because he gave fire to humanity. Hotel settlement in Kutaisi. Overnight.
  
Day 6: Kutaisi – Zugdidi – Mestia

Breakfast. Arrival to Zugdidi. The treasure of Zugdidi is graceful  patrimonial palace of Dadiani princes, with the nicest park. Currently, it is a museum with magnificent historic collection, including the death mask of Napoleon Bonaparte. The oldest aristocratic family of Dadiani is known for its relation with Napoleon Bonaparte. One of the most precious Christian relics -Cincture of the Virgin Mary is kept in Vlakerna church. It belonged to Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. On the way to Mestia, we can enjoy the fantastic views of four waterfalls and three mountain peaks of the Caucasus – Ushba, Mazera, Shkhelda. Hotel settlement in Mestia. Dinner. Overnight.
 
Day 7: Jeep-tour: Mestia – Ushguli – Batumi

Breakfast. Excursion in Mestia, that is included to the in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit the historic- ethnographic museum, district of medieval church and fortifications in Mestia. Arrival to Ushguli. Excursion in Ushguli – Svanetian village located at an altitude of 2200 m. above sea level, the highest mountain permanent settlement in Europe, included to the World Heritage sites list of UNESCO. Visit of Lamaria church (2300 m. above sea level), Ushguli museum of icons, Towers of Queen Tamara, Ushguli Ethnographic Museum. Arrival to Batumi. Dinner. Overnight.
 
Days 8-10: Batumi

Batumi – is a "Georgian Singapore", the most famous Black Sea resort of Georgia, with the population of 120 000 people. A visiting card of Batumi is a popular place for the residents and visitors as well – it is Batumi Piazza, built in 2009. In 2010, a new, 7 meters high, moving sculpture of Love became the adornment of the city. The statue is a figure of a woman and a man. They seek for each other, in 8-10 minutes they move in original and beautiful way towards each other and eventually merge as one. Excursion in Batumi: animated fountains (laser show), famous Dolphinarium, Argonauts square with the statue of Medea. Walk along the boulevard. According to your request (Extra charge), visit Gonio Apsarus fortress – the oldest fortress in Georgia situated on the board with Turkey. The fortress was built in I-II century AD, and served as Roman citadel from the beginning and later, the citadel of Byzantine Empire. Total length of fortress is 900 m, walls height – 5 m, the height of each of the eighteen towers is 7 m. Walk in boulevard. Overnight.

Day 11: Jeep-tour: Batumi – Khulo – Vardzia – Akhaltsikhe Fortification – Borjomi – Tbilisi

Breakfast. Arrival to Akhaltsikhe. On the way, v isit Vardzia cave monastery complex (XII- XIII c.) – 19 stepped rock town. Situated 900 m along the left bank of Kura river, in the plumb wall of the mountain, around 600 buildings are cut out – churches, chapels, living caves, storage rooms, baths, libraries. There are preserved secret passages, remains of plumbing, and irrigation system. Vardzia – is the site of Golden Age. More than thousands of monks lived there, and when being attacked, 50 thousand of people could find shelter there. Next, visit recently reconstructed Akhaltsikhe fortress, the motherland of Sharl Aznavur, the ancient center of Catholicism in Georgia. In the complex, together with Orthodox Church of St. Marina, are placed mosque, catholic church and monastery of Benedictine Sisters, synagogue and Armenian church. Return to Tbilisi. Pass Borjomi. Tasting famous water from spring of Borjomi. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 12: Tbilisi

Breakfast. Free time for the souvenir purchase. Transfer to the airport. Home return.
Notes for price Information
Price Includes:

• Hotel accommodation in the 3* hotel with breakfasts, 5 nights in Tbilisi, 1 night in Kutaisi and 4 nights in Batumi in standard doubles;
• Dinners;
• Car with the driver;
• Jeep rental for Jeep tours (Kazbegi, Mestia, Batumi – Vardzia).

Price Excludes:

• Guide;
• Entrance fees;
• Flight;
• Personal expenses.
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