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Overview
Enjoy a short getaway to Georgia in this brief but packed tour. Enjoy the beautiful sights in the charming capital’ Tbilisi. Delight in the snow covered ski fields of Gudauri. Marvel at the old capital city of Mtskheta and be amazed at the cave city of Uplistikhe. Get a taste of the delicious traditional cuisine and appreciate the warmth of the local hospitality. The perfect getaway to Georgia!
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer from Tbilisi Airport to accommodation. Free day to rest and enjoy the city.

Pass By: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
Arrival and transfer from Tbilisi Airport to accommodation. Free day to rest and enjoy the city.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Tbilisi Tour - Private sightseeing Tours in and around Tbilisi

Stop At: Metekhi Cathedral, Metekhi St, Tbilisi Georgia
Virgin Mary Metekhi church is located on the left bank of the river Mtkvari, on the cliff plateau , the first church on this place was probably built by Vakhtang Gorgasali symbolically resembling the church built on virgin Mary’s tomb in Gethsemane garden in Jerusalem. According to the legend the former catholicos Kirion transferred the body of the saint Shushanik to this church in 7th century.
Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Monument of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, Tbilisi Georgia
Vakhtang I Gorgasali, of the Chosroid dynasty, was a king of Iberia, natively known as Kartli in the second half of the 5th and first quarter of the 6th century. He led his people, in an ill-fated alliance with the Byzantine Empire, into a lengthy struggle against Sasanian Iranian hegemony, which ended in Vakhtang's defeat and weakening of the kingdom of Iberia. Tradition also ascribes him reorganization of the Georgian Orthodox Church and foundation of Tbilisi,

Pass By: Shardeni Street, Tbilisi Georgia
Shardeni Street is one of the most popular and beautiful streets in Tbilisi. This pedestrian street is so well known that any guest that travels to Georgia never leaves this country without visiting Shardeni Street.

Pass By: Anchiskhati Basilica, Loane Shavteli, Tbilisi Georgia
In the historical district, in upper Kala, on Shavteli street the Anchiskhati basilica is located, the church dates back to the 6th century, and according to the historical sources it was constructed by Dachi Ujarmeli ( from Ujarma) and it was bearing the name of the Virgin Mary’s birth.

Pass By: Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater, Shavteli St., 26, Tbilisi 0105 Georgia
In 2010 Rezo Gabriadze built a unique clock tower next to marionette theatre in Tbilisi old town. Every hour an angel comes out with a small hammer to ring the bell. There is a small puppet theatre inside the tower and twice a day at noon and at 7pm you can see a show – “The Circle of Life”. Rezo decorated the tower with hundreds of tiles which he designed himself and the it instantly became a major architectural attraction of Tbilisi.

Pass By: Sioni Cathedral Church, Tbilisi Georgia
Virgin Mary church Sioni is located on the street having the same name, in one of the oldest districts of Tbilisi, in upper Kala. According to the legend the first church on the very place was constructed by the King Vakhtang Gorgasali in the 5th century,

Pass By: The Bridge of Peace, Tbilisi Georgia
elatively newly constructed the Bridge of Peace is definitely the attraction one wouldn’t want to miss in Tbilisi. It is a pedestrian glass and steel bridge in a bow-shaped design that sits over the Mtkvari (Kura) river in Georgian capital. It was officially opened in May 2010. The bridge was brought to Georgia from Italy in 200 unassembled components.

Pass By: Rike Park, The left bank of the Mtkvari River, Tbilisi Georgia
Rike park is considered to be the youngest recreational area in Tbilisi. It is situated on the left bank of the river Kura (Mtkvari) and already has become a popular place for both local and international visitors, especially families, and in summer. The Rike park is quite easy to find, as its main entrance is right from the beautiful pedestrian ‘Bridge of Peace’

Pass By: Kartlis Deda, On the top of Sololaki hill, Tbilisi Georgia
Kartvlis Deda (Mother of a Georgian) erroneously known as Kartlis Deda is a monument in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, which has become a symbol of the city. The statue was erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. Prominent Georgian sculptor Elguja Amashukeli designed the twenty-meter aluminium figure of a woman in Georgian national dress. She symbolizes the Georgian national character: in her left hand she holds a bowl of wine to greet those who come as friends, and in her right hand is a sword for those who come as enemies.

Pass By: Abanotubani, Abano St, Tbilisi Georgia
The “Abanotubani” is the name given to the district in the Old Town of Tbilisi where there is a whole street (Abanos kucha) of public bathhouses that use the sulphurous waters of the many hot springs in this area.

Pass By: Dzveli Tbilisi Sulphur Waterfall, Botanikuri st 1, Tbilisi 0105 Georgia
Leghvtakhevi - ‘fig gorge’, in Georgian - is located behind Tbilisi’s renowned Sulphur Baths. Formerly accessible only from within the Botanic Garden, this beautiful waterfall and watering hole for locals is now reachable through a series of paths and bridges behind the baths. A popular location to relax and stroll about especially at night or during hot weekend days.

Pass By: Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi Georgia
Narikala fortress is the most known landmark of Tbilisi. No one leaves Tbilisi without walking around this amazing fortress. You can feel the history of Tbilisi, even though the walls are not in a great shape. During the day Narikala fortress draws your attention from all sides of Tbilisi. It overlooks Mtkvari River, which makes Narikala more incredible. Narikala is one of the most visited places in Tbilisi.

Pass By: Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, Tbilisi Georgia
Tbilisi’s Old Town is one of the oldest parts of the city. The Old Town is part of the Tbilisi Historic District and contains a number of officially designated monuments, churches, cobbled streets and picturesque pastel colored wooden houses with open, carved balconies. The houses are mainly 19th century as much of the city was destroyed by the devastating Persian invasion of 1795. Much of the Old Town has been restored under a scheme introduced by the Tbilisi government in 2009. Called “New Life for Old Tbilisi”, the scheme is restoring and rehabilitating Tbilisi’s historical districts and neighborhoods.

Stop At: Mtatsminda Amusement Park, Tbilisi Georgia
Mtatsminda Park is a famous landscaped park located at the top of Mount Mtatsminda overlooking the Georgian capital Tbilisi. The park has carousels, water slides, a roller-coaster, funicular, and a big Ferris Wheel at the edge of the mountain, offering a splendid view over the city.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Memorial History of Georgia, Tbilisi Georgia
The impressive monument dedicated to Georgian history is a perfect example of brutalist Soviet architecture. The "Stonehenge of Tbilisi" as locals call it, is located on a hill over viewing the Soviet suburbs and the scenic Tbilisi Sea. If you like architecture, non-touristic places and photography, this is a must visit! Usually you won´t meet any other visitors there and the huge pillars make a great photo location. The monument is located on a hill and offers an interesting panorama on the suburbs of Tbilisi.

Stop At: Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, Elia Hill, Tbilisi Georgia
The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi commonly known as Sameba is the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church located in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Flea Market Dry Bridge, Kvishketi Str 1a Tbilisi st, Tbilisi 0105 Georgia
This extraordinary flea market will keep you entertained for hours. There is a mesmerising assortment of antiques, jewellery and bric-a-brac on sale.

In the tough days of Perestroika and the early years of independence, the Dry Bridge is where hard-up citizens of Tbilisi would come to sell their possessions in order to make a little cash. For some people that is still the case today, though for others this is their main business. Everything is laid out on the ground, often carefully arranged on on sheets of material, other times it is a haphazard collection.

One person might be trying to sell you twenty-year-old batteries or an old toothbrush, while their neighbour will be touting antique amber and silver jewellery. If you want to buy anything remember to haggle. Prices may be inflated, especially for tourists.

Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Gudauri Ski Resort || Kazbegi || Ananuri (Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia)

Stop At: Jinvali Water Reservoir, 40 km to the North from Tbilisi, Tbilisi Georgia
Zhinvali water reservoir, also known as a lake is located on the Georgian Military Highway. Soviets constructed the dam in the 1980s. As Tbilisi was growing rapidly, there was a need of a new water supply. Government decided that the Aragvi Gorge rich with glacier water was the perfect spot.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ananuri, Ananuri, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region
Ananuri Fortress is a 17th Century Architectural Ensemble which at the time was one of the strongest fortresses in Georgia. Fortress is located in a 70 km drive from Tbilisi, in the village with the same name – Ananuri.

Location for the complex was chosen because of its strategical importance. This fortress belonged to the local rulers called “Aragvistavi” and was the main stronghold for the family.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Russian Georgian Friendship Monument, Georgian Military Highway, Gudauri 383085 Georgia
Gudauri Friendship monument is located 120 KM from Tbilisi, on the Georgian Military Highway connecting to Russia. The government of Soviet Union built this monument in order to celebrate 200 years since the treaty of Georgievs signed in 1783.

This panorama is decorated with Soviet Style mosaics depicting Georgian and Russian heroes, farmers, fairy tales and communist symbols. The monument is very vivid and colorful, however the most important part of it’s beauty is its location.

Here you will have an opportunity to fly over the Caucasus Mountains with a professional pilot and a paragilide.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gergeti Trinity Church, Stepantsminda Georgia
This is the most anticipated stop of the Kazbegi Tour – Gergeti Trinity Church.

Gergeti Church of the holy trinity is located in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region, Kazbegi Municipality under the famous Mount Kazbegi. This monastery has recently become very well-known worldwide for its amazing views.

Trinity church stands at 1800 meters from sea level, overlooking the city of Stepantsminda also known as Kazbegi. Behind it is the great Kazbegi peak at 5047 meters from sea level.

We will visit the monastery with a 4WD as there is no other way of getting up to the monastery.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gudauri, Gudauri, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region
Drive to the Ski resort of Gudauri, where you’ll have 3 hours to enjoy snow fun! (Activities available include sledding, skiing, snowboarding, paragliding and more)
Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
At around 20:00 we’ll return to Tbilisi and our team will deliver you to your hotel.

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Georgian Heritage – Mtskheta, Gori & Uplistsikhe- cave city

Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia
Jvari Monastery is one of the oldest churches in Georgia. History of this complex begins in the 4th century when Christianity became the main religion of Georgia.

Place where Jvari Monastery is located had been a place of worship of pagans. Idols stood tall overlooking the city of Mtskheta and remind everyone of their pagan believes.

This changed with the conversion to Christianity. King Mirian and Saint Nino destroyed pagan idols and erected a cross in their place. It quickly became the main place of worship not only for Georgians but also recently Christian northern Caucasian tribes.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 383400 Georgia
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is located in the former capital of Georgia(Iberia) Mtskheta. The building that stands here now is from the 11th century, however the history of this cathedral goes a lot further into the past.

The first church was built here in the 4th century when Georgia(Iberia) converted to Christianity. We’ll explore all the interesting parts of this cathedral and later walk through the streets where you’ll have an opportunity for souvenir shopping.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Stalin Museum, 32 Stalin Avenue, Gori Georgia
Here’s a very awkward piece of History – Stalin Museum. Stalin or Ioseb Jugashvili to be more accurate, was born in a small town of Gori, Georgia.

He was born in a small district, in a family of a shoe-maker. In 1937 this district Soviets completely erased this district except of the tiny house were Stalin was born. A protective monument was built to protect his house. Next to it they built a huge museum.

The Stalin Museum is still functioning here today in the same exact form. With the only difference being the pitch of the museum guides. Now they can actually tell the real stories of Stalin and what it was like back in the USSR – pun very much intended
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Kvakhvreli 15 km Eastwards to Town Gori, Gori Georgia
The cave city of Uplistsikhe was founded between 6th and 4th Centuries BC by pagan tribes. It’s located in 90 KM from Tbilisi, on the left bank of Mtkvari River.

Today, it has become a big attraction for travelers. Uplistsikhe is a full scale city carved into rock. Here you’ll find temples, churches, wineries, a pharmacy and even a theater! It’s a must see location for history, nature and photo lovers!

We’ll explore the complex for about 1 hour to get a full understanding of what the life was like here 2000 years ago!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Check out and transfer to Tbilisi Airport.

Pass By: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
Check out and transfer to Tbilisi Airport.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Free transfer to/from airport from/to hotel with the purchase. You can visit desired locations throughout Tbilisi after the tour like the restaurant, cafe-bar or shopping mall.

Airports

  • Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport, Tbilisi Georgia
  • David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport, Georgia
Duration
5 days
Inclusions
  • 2x Lunch
  • English Speaking Guide Service
  • Comfortable Transport
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Pickup & Drop off at your hotel
  • Bottled waters
  • Entry/Admission - Mtatsminda Amusement Park
  • Entry/Admission - Tsminda Sameba Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Stalin Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Uplistsiche Cave Town
Exclusions
  • Foods and meals
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: ioTour - Georgia Custom And Private Tours
19 reviews
Jerk198
Doha, Qatar
20
5 🌟 TOUR
We visited Georgia last 16th of January. ioTour explained well the history of the places that we've been to. Ioane
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SantyLeBosssss
Moscow, Russia
42
Incredible experience!
Incredible experience! He has been attentive and friendly the whole trip. Meanwhile, he has explained every detail
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Mlkong
20
Memorable Trip
I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to Georgia. Everything was well planned and organized. Our tour guide/driver
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Srk86
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
41
Kind Guide
IO was very kind and customized the tour despite me booking a different tour. he ensured I felt at home during the
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Mlkong
20
Five⭐services
Very good service and give very clear explanation about Georgia. The tour guide is very friendly and good
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Ia_Bejiashvili
10
Fun Fun Fun
Wonderful place!!! Loved it! Thank you a lot for great memories!!! <3 <3 Martvili is the beautiful place to
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demurn2016
10
Positive and friendly
Bakuriani was a really good choice, an amazing place to spend time, mountains forest fresh air, I loved it. Ioane
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dmuml10
Tallinn, Estonia
91
Stunning Kazbegi
Me and my friends had amazing time in Kazbegi, truly a breathtaking place. Our tour guide Ioane was very friendly,
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GiorgiPeranidze
21
Tour in friendly atmosphere
Ioane is friendly and knowledgeable guide. He helped me and my guests to have a fun and interesting adventure. He
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dachi96
10
Truly unique experience
First of all, may I start with just saying that Borjomi-Bakuriani area is absolutely beautiful, the nature is
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Ketevan g
10
great tour, relaxed atmosphere
I took Ioane's tour this July. We visited some wonderful places ! Ioane was a wonderful guide - he was kind and
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AnkaM200
20
Great time with great people
Have been on tour with my friends. Had a great fun. informative and very pleasant guide ❤ Beautiful sights,
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Magdalene8
10
One of the best and unforgettable experiences in Georgia
I had a great time in Georgia, I am glad to have found IoTours. Ioane is a very friendly host. He showed us one of
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Midhun H
1414
A wonderful Vacation in Georgia in Autumn
I traveled with my wife and son to Georgia in October last week. Mr.Ioane (Our tour guide cum driver) was a cool
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WashingtonJonDC
Washington DC, District of Columbia
285125
Amazing sites, amazing tour.
The sites on this tour were all amazing- Uplistsiche Cave Town was fascinating to say the least, Jvari Church and
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