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1700 Years of Christianity
14 Days
1700 Years of Christianity - In the Footsteps of St. Nino

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival to Tbilisi. Passport control.

Proceed to Hotel, overnight.

Day 02

Breakfast at hotel.

Tbilisi City tour: All sightseeing (Sioni cathedral, Metekhi church, National History Museum, State Arts museum, Modern Art gallery etc).

Return to hotel, overnight

Day 03

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive to (Kakheti region) Signagi, medieval city with wall around it, greatest view over river Alazani valley & Caucasus Mountains range, St. Nino’s monastery, proceed to Tsinandali – former residence of Prince Chavchavadze, dinner with wine testing in local cellar,
overnight in residence.

Day 04

Breakfast at hotel.

Trip to Telavi – the former residence of Georgian Kings, Ikalto academy (XI-XII cc) Shuamta Monastery (5th -7th cc) , Alaverdi cathedral (11th c), Gremi church,

Return to Tbilisi, overnight.

Day 05

Breakfast at hotel.

Full day Mtskheta excursion: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (XI c) , Jvari Church (VI c), then drive to Gudauri (2000m),
overnight.

Day 06

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive to town Kazbegi (1700m ), en route crossing Jvari pass 2380m. Visit Gergeti Church, beautiful views of mountains including Mt. Kazbegi 5047m,

then drive back to Gudauri, overnight.

Day 07

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive to Bakuriani ski resort, en route visit Ananuri church (XV cc.),
overnight in Bakuriani.

Day 08

Breakfast .

Walk around of Bakuriani, beautiful views of mountains including Mt. Elbrus (5642),

Proceed to Akhaltsikhe, Lunch, tour to Vardzia cave city.

Return to Akhaltsikhe, overnight at private houses.

Day 09

Drive to Black see port Batumi, main city of Adjara region. En route passing picturesque villages of Meskheti province and Goderdzi Pass at 2000m.

Overnight in Batumi.

Day 10

Breakfast at hotel.

City tour, nice boulevard, architecture which differs from other Georgian cities, excursion to Gonio fortress, visit to Turkish border.
Lunch, free time, overnight.

Day 11

Drive to Kutaisi, capital of ancient Kolkhida (known as AIA, first mentioned in Argonauts Myth)

Overnight.

Day 12

Breakfast at hotel.

Excursions to Bagrati temple (XI c), Gelati Monastery (XII c), this last was founded by greatest Georgian King David The Builder in 1106, as an academy & monastery.

Then drive to high altitude Racha province, one of the most beautiful regions of Georgia.

Overnight in private houses.

Day 13

Breakfast.

Tour to Nikortsminda church (XII c), one of the best samples of medieval Georgia architecture,
after lunch drive back to Tbilisi, on the way visit Samtavisi church (XI c)

Overnight.

Tour Size: 2 - 46 Passengers
Hotel: Various
Occupancy: Double, Single is extra
Guide: Multi-lingual
Meals: Full Board; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Transportation: Full Transportation, Transfer Included
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