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Georgia In Contrasts (Summer Tour)

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time-raw1 weeks
Starting point
Your accommodation in Tbilisi
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Experience everything from local wellness spas to a Soviet-built astrophysical observatory on this weeklong excursion that gives visitors a great overview of the country of Georgia. Your local, English-speaking guides will provide any & all information they have as you explore this fascinating country.

What to expect?

Day 1: Tbilisi

  • Upon arrival at Tbilisi Airport, our guide will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. After check-in and some rest, you will take a walk on the famous Rustaveli Avenue. Here you will see the Parliament building, the Kashveti Church of St. George, & the Opera and Ballet State Theater.

Day 2: Tbilisi

  • After breakfast, you will take a Tbilisi city tour. During the tour, you will visit the following destinations: Church of Holy Trinity, Bridge of Peace, Narikala Fortress, Abanotubani, and Mount Mtatsminda.

Day 3: Jvari Monastery – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Borjomi

  • After breakfast at the hotel, you will head to Jvari Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Later you will depart to Gori where you will visit the Stalin Museum. You'll also check out the ancient cave town of Uplitsikhe (literally meaning Fortress of God) which was built in the 2nd century BCE. After this, you'll depart for the famous resort of Borjomi.

Day 4: Borjomi

  • Today you will spend in Borjomi – balneological resort in the mountains. You will take a hike in the National Park. Here you can taste famous Borjomi mineral water right from the springs and swim in the open air thermal pool.

  • Later you will have free time to relax and enjoy your evening in the fresh air of the mountain. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Akhaltsikhe – Rabat – Vardzia – Abastumani

  • After breakfast in Borjomi, you will head to Akhaltsikhe, the location of one of the oldest fortresses Rabat.

  • Departure to Vardzia - cave town monastery complex. The monastery consists of 1,000 caves of natural and artificial origin.

  • You will drive to Abastumani and gaze at the stars from the Astrophysical Observatory. Abastumani has been and still is famous for its fresh air and thermal waters, where you can bathe for an additional price.

Day 6: Batumi

  • You will drive to Batumi via the Goderdzi mountain pass, during which time you'll make a stop at Green Lake.. On the way, you'll also see "Yailebi", summer houses of local farmers who've been continuing traditions for centuries. Later, you will arrive in Batumi.

Day 7: Free Day

  • Free day to relax on the Black Sea coast of Batumi.

What is included?

  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Local taxes & fees
  • Admission to all attractions
  • English-speaking guides

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Recommended to take on tour seasonal shoes and clothes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves & a coat (dependant on weather)
  • Overnight items

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

Meeting point

  • VIsitors can either be picked up at their accommodation in Tbilisi, or at Tbilisi International Airport upon arrival

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