Georgian Chronicles - Family Vacation

Being at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia is an amazing cluster of religions and cultures, beautiful landscapes and historical monuments, legends and ancient history, folklore and fabulous feasting traditions. During this tour you will be able to develop a general impression of this amazing country, its history, culture, nature, traditions and enjoy delicious Georgian cuisine
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Dates and Booking: For more information regarding tour dates and bookings, kindly send us a request via the link below.
Description
 

 DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN TBILISI
Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel.


 

 

 DAY 2: TBILISI CITY TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel. A moderate combination of sightseeing and a walking tour of Tbilisi: Old and New towns. The city offers a great variety of sights, most of them very ancient. All the places of interest in the Old Town are very close to each other, within a few minutes' walk. The trip will start by visiting an important historic part - Abanot-ubani, the place, where according to a legend King Vakhtang Gorgasali's pheasant fell, leading to the discovery of the hot springs and, subsequently, to the founding of a new capital. From the Baths the guests will head up the hill to visit Narikala Fortress - one of the oldest fortifications in the city. Continue with your excursion in old Tbilisi, which is a great place to visit and see history in live mode. Here Orthodox and Islam monuments are strangely located together. After lunch drive to Mtatsminda Park, one of the hallmarks of Tbilisi. At the top of the hill, the beautiful, peaceful BOMBORA entertainment park spreads over more than 1 sq km, with wonderful views. Rest in the park. It's time to take pictures and enjoy the picturesque views of the city. Dinner in the restaurant with a folklore show program. Stay overnight in Tbilisi.


 

  

 DAY 3: Free day
 Breakfast at the hotel. Stay overnight in Tbilisi. In case of interest our guests can choose some optional activities.

Option 1. TBILISI-MTSKHETA-UPlISTSIKHE-TBILISI full day tour

Drive to the ancient capital and religious centre of Georgia - Mtsketa, with its historical places: Jvari monastery (VI century) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (XI century), where the Robe of Christ is buried. Both Jvari and Svetiskhoveli are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Free time for shopping Georgian national handmade souvenirs, walking on the pedestrian area within the town. After lunch visit Uplistsikhe cave town, which is one of the oldest places of settlement in the Caucasus. It was founded in the late Bronze Age, (around 900 BC), but developed mainly from the 5th century to the 1st centuries BC. The main caravan road from Asia to Europe used to run just 2km north of the city, which became a very important trade centre. Built on the high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains different structures and is notable for a unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran, as well as the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture, as Uplistsikhe was also a special site for pagan rituals before Georgia became a Christian country. Return to Tbilisi.

 Option 2.
Visit "Euro park" - there is a wide range of services: massage, animation, attractions, Jacuzzi, fountains, artificial rivers, fitness, food & beverage and etc.


 

 DAY 4: Tbilisi-Ananuri-Kazbegi-Tbilisi
 Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Kazbegi (1740m above sea level) throughthe south slopes of the Caucasus main range, along the Georgian military highway. This ancient route has been much celebrated by everyone from poets to guidebook writers. It's remarkable for the landscapes; flora and fauna, people and history, and many travelers to Georgia will regard this place as a highlight of their visit. On the way visit Ananuri fortified ensemble - built in the 16th century, once belonging to the Duke of Aragvi, located on the left bank of the Aragvi River and with a magnificent view of Jinvali Reservoir.

Kazbegi - a small town situated at the bottom of Mount Kazbek, which is considered to be one of the highest points in the Caucasus, the height of the mountains reaches 5000 meters. These places are glorified by their nature with high mountains, gorges, passes, lakes and small rivers. We take a pleasant walk to visit Gergeti Sameba (Holy Trinity) church with beautiful panoramic views of the Caucasus, including Mount Kazbegi (5047m.). Picnic in nature. Photo stops en-route. Rafting (* optional). Return to Tbilisi. Stay overnight in Tbilisi.


 

 DAY 5: Tbilisi-Signagi-Tsinandali-Tbilisi
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive through the beautiful landscape of vineyards and wine-producing villages of the Kakheti region and arrive in Sighnaghi - the city of love and art. The winding cobblestone streets, architecture and 18th century walls create a charming atmosphere. After lunch drive to Kvareli lake resort, which is the best place for leisure and entertainment. Enjoying a wide range of optional services: Terrace bar, fishing zone, boats, water bicycles, mountain and utility bicycles, strolling line, backgammon, chess, playing cards, darts, badminton, children playground and so on. In the evening return to Tbilisi. Stay overnight in Tbilisi.


 

 DAY 6: DEPARTURE FROM TBILISI
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time. Transfer from the hotel to the Airport.


 

   Price includes:
• Transfer: airport-hotel-airport;

• Transportation according to the tour program;

• Accommodation on BB basis (Hotel: Golden Palace 4 * - http://www.golden-palace.ge/)

• Entrance fees;

• Tour guide service;

• Excursions mentioned in the program;

• Dinner in the restaurant with folklore show program.

 
   Price doesn't include:

• Air tickets;

• Travel insurance.

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