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Vacation Activities ID: 2708
Short Tour to Tbilisi and Sighnaghi
Offered by partner: ID 3843
Country : Georgia
Destination's: tbilisi (Dushet'is Raioni), sighnaghi (Dedop'listsqaros Raioni), mts'khet'a (Dushet'is Raioni)
Duration: 4 day(s)
Minimum Price: $248 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price: $465 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Group,Customized
Group Size : 2 - 30 People(s)
Season : All Year Round
Categories : City Tours, Full day Tours
Vacation Activities Highlight
In four days discover the Georgian capital Tbilisi and the Kakheti region well-known for wines. Tbilisi is one of the oldest cities in the world, built in the 5th century AD. Present Tbilisi is an important industrial, social and cultural center of the Caucasus. Kakheti region is the land with the beauties of nature, historical cities, old churches and monasteries and Georgian traditions. Kakheti is unquestionably a must-see for any visitor to Georgia. With its generous landscapes and people, Kakheti offers an unforgettable experience to its first-time visitors and those who are well acquainted with its heart-warming culture.
Vacation Activities Detail Information
Day 1: Tbilisi

Arrival to Tbilisi. Meeting with the representatives of the agency. Hotel accommodation. Overnight in the hotel.
 
Day 2: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Tbilisi

Breakfast. Excursion in Tbilisi. The capital of Georgia is unique. It is located on the several mountain hills, on which "creep" the old blocks. Tbilisi – is a beautiful river Kura with its picturesque rocky shores, that flows across the whole city. "Old Town" – is the historic center of Tbilisi, that is located at the root of Mtatsminda (Holy Mount) mountain. Almost all of the buildings of the Old Town are historical and cultural sites, this part of the city is round – the – clock full of life, here walk alone or in groups tourists, meet lovers near the Clock Tower. This amazing Tower appeared here recently, built by the Puppet Theatre director Rezo Gabriadze. Here artists exhibit their paintings, artisans offer numerous souvenirs. Basically here are 2-3 storeyed houses, built of brick and stone, that have a particular Tbilisi architecture, distinguished by narrow streets, galleries and carved wooden balconies. Tbilisi is one of the rare places in the world, where can peacefully exist in the Old Town orthodox church, catholic cathedral, synagogue and mosque. During the excursion, visit of Metekhi Church ( V c.), Narikala fortress ( IV c.), Sioni Cathedral (VI-VII c.), Anchiskhati Basilica of St Mary, the oldest surviving church, Synaxis of Saint Trinity of the temple complex of Tsminda Sameba – the main Cathedral of Georgian Orthodox Church. Walking tour in the city. Then, excursion in Mtskheta. Visit of temple- monastery Jvari ( VI c.). At the top of the mountain, where the temple is located, opens a fantastic view on the place of confluence of two rivers – Kura and Aragvi. There also opens a beautiful view on the ancient capital of Georgia – Mtskheta. Visit of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (1010-1029), at the bottom of which is buried one of the major Christian relics Lords chiton, as well as the burial place of many of the Georgian kings. Here is also the part of life-giving pillar. Visit of Samtavro monastery, where year round grow, flower and fruit blackberry bush, near of which in the IV century lived and preached St. Nino – enlightener, the first preacher of Christianity in Georgia. The official adoption of Christianity in Georgia in 324 is associated with the name of St. Nino, with the assistance and participation of the King St. Miriam and Queen St. Nana. It was St. Nino who persuaded the king Miriam and queen Nana to adopt Christianity in Georgia. Wonder working icon of Iberian Mother of God, wonder working icon of St. Nino, grave of St. Tsar Merian and Tsarina Nani, hallows of St. Abibos Nekresky, St. Shio Mhvimskoho are inside. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight.
 
Day 3: 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 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-IXvv.), including Portrait of Queen Tamara. Arrival to the " town of everlasting love" Sighnaghi. Visit in the Bodbe village of the monastery complex of St. George and the grave of St. Nino, that brought Christianity to Georgia. Upon request, bathing in the holy waters of the in create spring, that heals the sick and make miserable people happy. Optional, for an extra charge, degustation of Georgian wine in the 300 years old wine cellar, where the wine is stored in clay jars buried in the ground. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight.
  
Day 4: Tbilisi

Breakfast. Free time for souvenirs buying. Transfer to the airport. Return home.
Notes for price Information
Price Includes:

• 3* hotel accommodation with breakfast, standard double rooms;
• Excursions according to the program with guide;
• Transportation according to the program.

Price Excludes:

• Price does not include:
• Flight;
• Wine degustation in Sighnaghi;
• Personal expenses.
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