“When the God divided the Earth among the people, Georgians were late because of their traditional feast, and by the moment of their arrival the entire world had already been divided. When the God asked them to what they had drunk Georgians just answered:”To you, oh Lord, to us, to peace”. The God liked their answer. So told them that although all lands were taken, he reserved a small plot for himself and now he decided to give it to Georgians. According to the God the land was incomparable in its beauty and all people would admire and cherish it forever “.
05:30 Arrival at Tbilisi international airport
Check in at hotel
11:00-13:00 Tbilisi city tour
Metechi - a historic district on the left bank of the River Mtkvari on the rocky eminent.This was the earliest settlement in the city.According to traditional accounts, King Vakhtang I Gorgasali built a church and a fortress, which was also the king's residence.Hence comes name Metekhi which means "area around the palace"
Narikhala (Naryn-Kala) - the ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi and the river Mtkvari. Fortress was founded in IV century as “ Shuricastle”.Later it expanded significantly by David the Builder (1089-1125). Later Mongols called it "NarinQala" ("Small Fortress").Narikala Fortress is considered among ancient historical monuments.Narikhala is one of the most important cultural and historical monument.
Abanotubani-- (literally "bath district") is the ancient district of Tbilisi, Georgia, known for its sulfuric baths. Located at the eastern bank of the Mtkvari River at the foot of Narikala fort across Metekhisubani, Abanotubani is an important historic part of the city — the place, where according to a legend the King of Iberia, VakhtangGorgasali’s falcon fell, leading to a discovery of the hot springs and, subsequently, to founding of a new capital.
13:30 - 15:30 lunch in Chateau Mukhrani
Many discoveries have left historians in no doubt that Georgia is the birthplace of wine. Ancient wine vessels made of clay, bronze and silver; gold cups for drinking wine; wine barrels dated to the 2nd or even 3rd millennium BC; and vine seeds found in the ancient tombs of the Bronze age all leave a continuous story of the history of Georgian wine. Today, over 500 varieties of grape grow in this small country and Georgian wines are well known for their unique properties and characteristics. Our warm climate and moist air from the Black Sea provides perfect conditions to produce superb wine. Our diverse landscape and numerous climate zones enable us to produce far more varieties of grapes than virtually any other country in the world.
In 1873, designed by French architects, Ivane Mukhranbatoni began construction of the castle that took 12 years to complete. The surrounding gardens were designed by a Versailles gardener. Both castle and grounds captured visitors’ attentions. The huge venue was a cultural centre for the Georgian elite. Ivane Mukhranbatoni hosted many guests including famous Georgian public figures counting writers and poets such as Ilia Chavchavadze and Akaki Tsereteli, along with the Russian Imperator of the time.
Back to Tbilisi and free Time
20:00 dinner in the Georgian traditional restaurant with Georgian folk music and dances
The Georgian "supra" has through centuries been one of the most significant social and cultural institutions in Georgia. We are talking about the traditional Georgian feast that units all the main cornerstones in Georgian culture and tradition, such as wine, the Georgian Orthodox Church, cuisine, folk songs, poetry, folk dance, hospitality, etc. The traditional Georgian feast is often considered as an "educational institution": Here important questions and issues in life are discussed, ideas are exchanged and friendships are established or consolidated, all in a warm and including atmosphere.
overnight in Tbilisi
Tbilisi- Mtskheta (former capital ) - Kazbegi - Tbilisi
09:00- 10:00 Breakfast
Departure to Mtskheta ( Svetitskhoveli )
11:30 - 13:00 Svetitskhoveli cathedral
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a Georgian Orthodox cathedral located in the historical town of Mtskheta. It is the second largest church building in the country, after the recently consecrated Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, and is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other historical monument of Mtskheta. According to Georgian hagiography, in the 1st century AD a Georgian Jew from Mtskheta named Elias was in Jerusalem when Jesus was crucified. Elias bought Jesus’ robe and brought it back to Georgia. Returning to his native city, he was met by his sister Sidonia who upon touching the robe immediately died from the emotions engendered by the sacred object. The robe could not be removed from her grasp, so she was buried with it. The place where Sidonia is buried with Christ's robe is preserved in the Cathedral. Later, from her grave grew an enormous cedar tree, from which a sacred liquid flowed that cured people of all deaseases.
continue tour by Georgian millitary road
14:00-15:00 lunch in Pasanauri
Pasanauri is one of tourism centre, there are many architectural and cultural monuments. It is considered to be the Centre of Mtiuleti district which contains 15 villages.Here joins to each other Black and White Aragvi.
The Gergeti Trinity Church is built in the 14th century. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia. The 18th century Georgian author Vakhushti Batonishvili wrote that in times of danger, precious relics from Mtskheta, including Saint Nino's Cross were brought here for safekeeping. GergetiSameba is located at 2200 meters above the sea level and you can see the astonishing views to the one of the highest mountain of the great caucasia range Kazbeg ( 5047 m )
There is one interesting Georgian legend . This story has a curious parallel with the Georgian legend of Amirani – local to the Kazbegi region. as in the myth Amirani defies God by introducing to the human kind the use of metal, and just like Prometheus, he is punished and chained on Caucasus with his cursed dog. Similar to the Prometheus myth, an eagle eats his liver in the day, but it heals itself every night
back to Tbilisi
21:00 dinner at hotel
09:00- 10 :00 Breakfast
11:00 - 12: 00 Stalin museum in Gori
The Joseph Stalin Museum is a museum in Gori, Georgia dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin (1879-1953), the leader of the Soviet Union, who was born in Gori. The museum has three sections, all located in the town's central square. One pavilion is a small wooden hut, in which Stalin was born in 1878 and spent his first four years. To one side of the museum is Stalin's personal railway carriage. The green Pullman carriage, which is armour plated and weighs 83 tons, was used by Stalin from 1941 onwards, including his attendances at the Yalta Conference and the Tehran Conference. The exhibits are divided into six halls in roughly chronological order, and contain many items actually or allegedly owned by Stalin, including some of his office furniture, his personal effects and gifts made to him over the years. There is also much illustration by way of documentation, photographs, paintings (U.Japaridze,L.Gudiashvili,E. Akhvlediani) and newspaper articles. The display concludes with one of twelve copies of the death mask of Stalin taken shortly after his death.
12:30 - 14:00 Uflistsikhe
Uflistsikhe (duration an hour1)
Uplistsikhe - the cave city ,one of the oldest settlements in Caucasus.first time
In sources is mentioned in the X century BC .in Uflistsikhe and in it’ssurroundings there are protected a group of archeological and architectural monuments,wich belongs to the circle of Bronze Age and the Kura-Aras culture.
Back to Tbilisi and lunch time ( 15:00 - 16:00 )
free time for shopping
Transfer to The airport
Tour includes :
Transfer from/to international airport
Transport durin 3 days
Insurance in Georgian territory
Insurance includes :
Medical Assistance ……………………………………………………Fully paid
Emergency Medical Transportation …………………………..Fully paid
Emergency medical evacuation ………………………………...Fully paid
Emergency medical services………………………………………500 Gel
Emergency ophthalmology services
Emergency dental services ……………………………………… .500 Gel