Beyond Turkey > the Republic of Georgia
the Republic of Georgia --- We have always considered Republic of Georgia as a natural extension of our Black Sea tour program, but in time we have realized that this country has a great deal more to offer as a particular destination...
  • 4 nights & 5 days - tour begins and ends at Sarpi border gate
  • contact for pre- & post-tour services and alternatives
tour highlights
  • Ancient Kutaisi, and Unesco world heritage sites, Gelati and Bagrati Cathedrals
  • the 3000 years old Mtskheta, ancient capital of Georgia
  • Kakheti region in south east Georgia, known for its vineyards
  • Gori and Uplistsikhe cave town
  • Capital city Tbilisi
included are
  • Accommodations in centrally located hotels and guesthouses
  • All breakfasts, and half the lunches and dinners
  • All entrance fees to sites and museums listed in the itinerary
  • All tips, including your guide and driver
itinerary details

day 1 - Sarpi - Kutaisi --- In the morning, we drive to the border gate of Sarpi. As we cross the border, we will visit the Gonio fortress from the 1st century AD. After lunch in Batumi, we will see the botanical gardens in the outskirts of the city.
Later in the day we will drive to the city of Kutaisi in the Imereti province for the Gelati Cathedral from the 12th century - one of the earliest academies in Europe, and the splendid Bagrati Cathedral. Both the Gelati and Bagrati cathedrals are UNESCO world heritage sites.

day 2 - Tbilisi --- Today we will visit the town of Gori, center of Kartli region, and the Uplistsikhe cave town on the great Silk Road. This is an ancient complex with several dwellings, wine cellars, bakeries, and a three nave basilica church hewn out of rock.
In Gori, we will see the Stalin Museum and his biggest statue that still survives.
Enroute to Tbilisi, we will visit the 17th century Ananuri architectural complex, that overlooks the Zhinvali reservoir.

day 3 - Tbilisi --- We will discover old town Tbilisi on a walking tour. We will visit the 4th century Narikala Fortress, Metekhi church overlooking the river Mtkvari(13th C), and the statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, founder of Tbilisi.
The 7th century Sioni Cathedral is where the cross of St. Nino, who brought Christianity to Georgia, is preserved. The ancient Synagogue and the 6th century Anchiskhati Church will conclude the tour.
Later in the day, we will drive to the ancient capital of Georgia, the 3000 years old Mtskheta. Jvari church (6th century) and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) are UNESCO heritage sites.

day 4 -Tbilisi --- Excursion to Kakheti region, known as the wine country, east of Tbilisi.

day 5 --- Drive back to Sarpi border gate, or transfer to Tbilisi airport.

- this tour is physically demanding
tour dates;
  • on demand, Apr. thru Oct.
Itinerary can be extended with additional features, and/or re- designed to your specifications, travel plans and expectations...



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