Bodbe Monastery - Sighnaghi
The first stop will be Bodbe Monastery, where are the relics of the Christian patron saint of St. Nino. It stands on a mountain, with a fantastic view of the Alazani valley. The monastery gives the impression of a very cozy and peaceful place. The next stop is Sighnaghi, which is located on a mountain. In Sighnaghi everything is beautiful and neat. As if the city is lying on a green pillow and covered with a duvet of clouds! It is entirely surrounded by a beautifully preserved fortress wall, on which you can take a walk.
The next stop is the palace-museum of Alexander Chavchavadze, located in Tsinandali. The complex in Tsinandali embraces the memorial house, a landscape garden, a historical winery, wine cellar, hotel and a café. The vineyards have been restored and wine production has resumed.The landscape garden in Tsinandali is the first European-type recreation zone in Georgia.It was in the Tsinandali winery that the wine was first bottled in Georgia. A. Chavchavadze’s collection of vintage wines consists of over 15 000 bottles, with the oldest dated with 1814.
Uplistsikhe, whose name translates to 'Fortress of the Lord', is an ancient rock-hewn town, which played a significant role in Georgian history over a period of approximately 3,000 years. Extraordinary creation, moreover, the creation of nature and the hands of men. Archaeological excavations have revealed extraordinary artifacts dating from the late Bronze Age all the way up to the late Middle Ages.
Beginning its history in the 2-nd millennium BC, Uplistsike has been identified as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Back then, the complex was a very important cultural center for pagan worship in the Kartli (Iberia) region.
The ancient city of Mtskheta is a must-visit place in Georgia. Especially if you are staying in Tbilisi. Since the ancient capital of Georgia is only 20 minutes from the modern capital. This ancient city is called the "Second Jerusalem". Holy Nino Cappadocia brought the good news here, one of the greatest shrines of the Christian world, the Heaton of the Lord, is kept here.
Tbilisi-Kazbegi-Tbilisi (350 km both ways)
Leave all your worries to the other side of the border and go with us to visit and experience the magical beauty of one of the regions of SAKARTVELO-Kazbegi. Everyone knows that in this small country, all regions are radically different from each other in nature and culture, even the character and appearance of local people is radically different in the region. Maybe with one Glance Mountain people will seem strict and not talkative to you, but, like all KARTVELI, they are also very hospitable and proud who appeared to be their homeland. However, how differently, this is the great mountain Kazbeg.
On the way to Kazbegi we will visit the Ananuri Fortress (XVII century), which stands on the banks of the Zhinvalsky reservoir, and enjoy magnificent views from the arch, from a height of 2384 meters.
And finally, the last chord of this trip ... Get ready for the scale of magnificence that will soon fall on you, this is a spectacle that the Gergeti Trinity monastery, located at an altitude of 2,170 meters, should feel with all six senses, and Included in the 10 most beautiful temples in the world, a unique location makes it more beautiful and exciting.
The last point of your unforgettable trip will be the most delicious pearl of this Khinkali region with unique spices, such can only be prepared in Kazbegi, we will adjust the mood of your trip to the tone of smooth chacha.
Transfer to Tbilisi.
Day 1. Tbilisi- Borjomi (200 km)
Transfer to the resort town of Borjomi, which is located in the south-eastern part of Sakartvelo. The resort is known for all its mineral springs. The city is surrounded by mountains covered with coniferous and deciduous forests. And Borjomi-Kharagagulsky National Park is one of the largest reserves in Europe. We will visit, Green Monastery ”, the name itself already tells about itself, is located away from the bustle of the world among the beautiful high mountains, dense green forests and on the bank of a fast noisy transparent river. The Green Monastery is one of the oldest male monasteries in Georgia. The most ancient building dates from 9-10. Once inside the temple, it is impossible not to feel the breath of antiquity. After visiting the monastery, we return to Borjomi. Hotel accommodation. Relaxation. After taking a break, you can walk through the central park of the city, where you can taste mineral water directly from the source.
Overnight in Borzhom.
Day 2. Borjomi - Vardzia - Rabati-Tbilisi (400 km)
After breakfast, we set off to visit the rocky town of Vardzia - a fabulous open-air museum, a product of the era of the Golden Age, the era of Queen Tamar. The complex at one time consisted of 13 floors and 3000 rooms. Vardzia is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Trial List. On the way, we will visit the Rabati fortress in the city of Akhaltsikhe, which is considered one of the tolerant places on the territory of Georgia. From the 9th century on this place, a representative of different denominations peacefully coexisted. After visiting the sights, we will have lunch and return to Tbilisi.