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8 Days Religious tour itinerary for georgia: Embark On Trip For Iconic Forts, Monasteries & Castles

Tbilisi, Mount Kazbek, Gudauri, Mtskheta, Uplistsikhe

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Take an unforgettable trip across Georgia. You will visit the Narikala Fortress, the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Jvari Monastery, Ananuri castle, Bagrati Temple, Okatse Canyons, Motsameta monastery and many other historic sites. 

DAY 01

Arrival Day

  • Meeting at Tbilisi or Kutaisi airport and transfer to a hotel in Tbilisi; Check in after 15:00. 

Overnight in Tbilisi. 

DAY 02

Tbilisi - Jvari - Mtskheta

  • 10:00 - Start the tour from Sameba cathedral and Metekhi Church before continuing to the Abanotubani district famous with Sulphur baths. 

  • Take the cable car to visit the Narikala Fortress. 

  • Explore Shardeni Street with it's many souvenir and gift shops. No tour of Tbilisi would be complete without visiting the Sioni Cathedral and Anchiskhati Basilica. 

  • From Freedom square, we stroll along Rustaveli Avenue, the main street in Tbilisi.

  • Continue to Jvari Church built at the end of VI century. From here, the beautiful panorama of Mtskheta, which lies between the peaks and the confluence of two rivers. 

  • Drive to Mzkheta old city, and visit the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.

  • Return to Tbilisi.

Overnight in Tbilisi. 

Meal: breakfast. 

Distance: 100 km / 60 miles 

DAY 03

Ananuri - Gudauri - Kazbegi - Gergeti - Tbilisi

  • 09:00 - Driving towards the Caucasus Mountains.

  • Make a stop on the banks of the Zhinvali reservoir and visit the Ananuri castle. 

  • Continuing upwards to the alpine ski resort at Gudauri.

  • Follow the old Georgian Military road through Cross Pass to arrive at  Stephantsminda, and enjoy the view from Gergeti church. 

  • After exotic lunch in a local family, return to Tbilisi hotel. 

Overnight in Tbilisi. 

Meal: breakfast

Distance: 350 km / 220 miles 

DAY 04

Signagi - Bodbe - Kvareli - Telavi

  • 09:00 - Drive to the fortified city of Signagi which is surrounded by a wall with 28 watch towers.

  • View the convent of Bodbe, and the territory of the monastery offers spectacular views of the land of the best Georgian wines - Alazani Valley with peaks of the Greater Caucasus towering behind it. 

  • After Bodbe, continue to the tunnel winery at Khareba to taste Kakhetian wines made according to local traditions in Kvevri. 

  • Explore the Gremi fortress and continue to Telavi.

  • Visit the old town, check in to the hotel. 

Overnight in Kakheti province. 

Meal: breakfast. 

Distance: 200 km / 125 miles

DAY 05

Alaverdi - Tsinandali - Shuamta - Tbilisi

  • 09:00 - Start with Telavi food market and continue to the Alaverdi Cathedral. Built in the early XI century, it is one of four Great Cathedrals of the country and the highest of the ancient churches of Georgia. 

  • Stop at the Tsinandali estate - well known for its beauty. Prince Alexander Chavchavadze was a poet and a prominent figure in Georgia. In his home, you can find an art gallery and a bar, where you can try Tsinandali - the first Georgian wine produced in accordance with European technology. 

  • Continue visiting Ikalto Academy and Shuamta monastery complex.

  • Drive to Tbilisi hotel via beautiful Gombori pass.

Overnight in Tbilisi. 

Meal: breakfast.

 Distance: 200 km / 125 miles

DAY 06

Gori - Uplistsikhe - Kutaisi

  • 09:00 - Check out from Tbilisi hotel and drive to Georgia’s second large city Kutaisi.

  • Visit Uplistsikhe cave town, and Stalin’s birthplace and Museum in Gori. 

  • After arrival in Kutaisi, visit the Bagrati Temple, church complex of Gelati and Motsameta monastery. 

  • Check in to hotel. 

Overnight in Kutaisi. 

Meal: breakfast 

Distance: 350 km / 220 miles 

DAY 07

Okatse Canyons – Tbilisi

  • 09:00 - Excursion in Kutaisi old Town and depart to Okatse Canyons - natural monument in Village Gordi, which is deep and narrow ravine, in the vicinity of the river Okatse. 

  • Go 2 hour trekking along the canyon through historical forestd, where several waterfalls can be found, 780 m length hanging trail with several footsteps finishes with panoramic view. 

  • Drive to Tbilisi.

Overnight in Tbilisi. 

Meal: breakfast. 

Trekking 2 hours. 

Distance: 350 km / 220 miles

DAY 08

Departure

  • Check out from hotel and transfer to airport for departure. 

  • 650 USD Per Adult
  • Airport pick-up & drop off.

  • All excursions according to the itinerary.

  • Accommodation for 7 nights 

  • Breakfast at the hotels

  • Georgian guide service in the English language

  • Air tickets/flights.

  • Visas (if needed).

  • Meals: lunches and dinners.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Entrance fees and museum tickets.

  • It's a small group tour. It is a minimum of 6 person limit per group. It is a maximum of 14 person limit per group. For individual request or family trip, please contact us. 

  • Unforgettable 8 day trip to Georgia.

Tbilisi, Mount Kazbek, Gudauri, Mtskheta, Uplistsikhe

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