Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi - Constructed in 2004, it is the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox Cathedral in the World. “Sameba” is a synthesis of traditional styles dominating the Georgian church architecture at various stages in history and has some Byzantine undertones.
Metekhi - The magnificent church of XIII c. Located on the bank of the river Mtkvari in the old city;
Going up Narikala Fortress by a cable lift;
Straddling the Mtkvari River is an arresting new pedestrian bridge “Bridge of Piece” courtesy of Italian architect Michel De Lucchi- the structure composed of glass and iron with a 150 m canopy roof connecting Old Tbilisi with a new recreational park on Rike.
Abanotubani (Baths’ district) – The Asian-type coloring baths built on the hot sulfur springs-all the bath are below the ground level and are overlapped by semicircular domes and are naturally lit via glass lantern over the cupola; trying the bath is optional and costs 10$.
Thone -Georgian bakery- taste the delicious flavor of Georgian bread;
Walk along Chardin Street – a very narrow and short, it is named after a French explorer Jan Chardin who visited Tbilisi in 1663. It’s a great way to wander around the local art galleries and souvenir shops with a chance to refuel in one of the area’s many cafes. Visit enamel gallery and caravansary;
One of the famous memorials of the old city-Sioni Church in honor of Virgin Assumption. In the cathedral Saint Nino’s sacred rood made from two pieces of vine fixed with each other with enlightener’s hair is kept.
Walk along one of the central streets in Tbilisi –Rustaveli Avenue, which has been recently renovated and is abundant with the fascinating sites like Rustaveli Theatre, National Picture Gallery, Kashueti Church (1910), Parliament of Georgia, the Movie theatre, Opera and Ballet theatre, Academy of sciences and Shota Rustaveli monument as well as a great venue for shopping
State Museum of Fine Art
Bombora - Mtatsminda Park amusement entertainment Centre by a rail lift (on demand)- better known “Bombora” is the most elevated park of Tbilisi and at the same time one of the favorite place of Georgians for entertainment, walking and pleasant pastime.
Overnight in Tbilisi.
Breakfast at the hotel;
Visit Gergetis Sameba (Trinity of Gergeti) - the church of XIV c. is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri (the left tributary of the river Terek), at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi.
Sno Fortress - The unique fortress of Late Feudal Age erected on the mountain summit;
Drive to Borjomi;
Overnight in Akhaltsikhe;
Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive to Samtskhe- Javakheti region.
Visit Vardzia - the grand rock-carving town of the “Golden Age” of Georgian culture (XII c);
After lunch proceed to Kakheti region;
On the way visit Gori
Visit Stalin’s museum.
Visit Monastery of Bodbe - the monastery complex erected on the grave of St. Nino – the enlightener of Georgian;
Visit Sighnaghi - old fortified royal city in Kakheti, architecture is very similar to old Tbilisi;
Overnight in Tbilisi;
Breakfast at the hotel;
Ikalto - the church-chapels of VI-XIII cc. and the greatest Academy of X-XIII cc based by one of the Assurian fathers;
Gremi - Royal-town of Feudal Age (XVI c.);
Alaverdi monastery –founded by Assyrian monk Joseph in VI, but today’s church was erected in XI – century;
Tsinandali - Prince Al. Chavchavadze`s residence with unique wine collection and beautiful English park located in the village well-known for its vine species;
Return to Tbilisi.
Transfer to the Airport.
OUR PRICE INCLUDE (PER PERSON):
1. Board meal plan
2. Full transportation in Georgia as specified in itinerary
3. All European speaking guide-interpreter service
4. Entrance fees to museums and sightseeing destinations
5. Local taxes
OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
2. Visa for Georgia entry
4. Personal expenses (telephone, mini-bar, laundry, etc.)
5. Alcoholic drinks.
6. Additional tours and transfers not included in the itinerary.