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Gems of Georgia Svaneti and Vardzia tour – 10 days

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Duration

10 days 9 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people

Languages

English, Russian

Overview

The most demanded and very requested tour including Svaneti and Vardzia tour, duration 10 days. In this 10 days you will enjoy gems of Georgia, the most beautiful and interesting places in Georgia.

Tour includes capital of Georgia Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Martvili or Balda canyons, exploring Svaneti during 4 days, where we also will visit village Latali. Travel to south Georgia, Samtskhe-Javakheti region via Zekari pass, Abastumani observatory, Vardzia itself and Javakheti plateau.

Tour includes four star hotel, or best possible guesthouse accommodation.

This is individual tour, that means you will be only with your companions during exploring Georgia, biggest advantage is that you can adapt tour to your interests.

By your request we can change attractions which you will visit on the way, according to your interests. Request personalised itinerary for your group!

Tour in Georgia including Svaneti and Vardzia tour is one of the best seller multi day tours during many years.

Svaneti and Vardzia tour price table:

PAX 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
Price in USD per person 1400$ 1150$ 810$ 760$ 720$ 680$ 660$

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tbilisi
  • Mtskheta
  • Uplistsikhe
  • Kutaisi
  • Martvili canyon
  • Enguri dam
  • Svaneti, Mestia
  • Svaneti, Ushguli
  • Svaneti, Latali
  • Tskaltubo
  • Prometheus grotto
  • Sairme
  • Abastumani
  • Akhaltsikhe
  • Vardzia
  • Javakheti lakes

Itinerary

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Day 1 Tbilisi
Day 1 Tbilisi

Meeting in Tbilisi airport.
Old Tbilisi city tour, including Freedom square, Metekhi plateau viewpoint, Shardeni street, Baratashvili avenue, Narikala fortress and Sulphur bath district.
Accommodation in hotel.
Optionally greeting dinner in restaurant.

Day 2 - Tbilisi - Kutaisi
Day 2 - Tbilisi - Kutaisi

After breakfast travel from Tbilisi to Kutaisi.
Tour in Mtskheta - ancient capital of Georgia, where we will visit monuments listed in UNESCO World heritage sites - Jvari monastery and Svetitskhoveli cathedral.
Next destination will Uplistsikhe, carved in the rock ancient town.
Time for lunch - We will visit local winery to get familiar with wines of central Georgia. Enjoy delicious lunch and wine, before continue travel. By evening we will approach Kutaisi, short walk in downtown and check in hotel.

Day 3 Kutaisi - Mestia
Day 3 Kutaisi - Mestia

Long travel from Kutaisi to Mestia, Svaneti.
First of all we will visit Martvili or Balda canyon, enjoy beautiful nature and continue to Zugdidi. In Zugdidi free time for lunch in restaurant.
Afterwards we will visit Enguri dam and enjoy beautiful road to Mestia. Arrival to Mestia around 4 PM. Accommodation in hotel.
Evening walk in Mestia historical districts Lanchvali and Seti.

Day 4 Ushguli tour
Day 4 Ushguli tour

Ushguli is known as the highest permanently inhabitant village in Europe. Here on altitude around 2000 m above the sea level, leaves 65 families. The village is included in UNESCO World heritage sights. Drive from Mestia to Ushguli takes up to 2 hours, road itself is very picturesque, and there will be several very interesting stops.
In Ushguli you will walk through the village itself, enjoy old style architecture, if you wish you may visit local museums there. In the evening return to Mestia.

Day 5 Latali tour
Day 5 Latali tour

This day will be very special, we will visit small village Lakhushdi in Latali community, 10 km away from Mestia. Lakhushdi is very traditional village, here you will see how was life in Svaneti decades or even centuries ago.
First of all we will have short hike Tangili, dated by XI century. Afterwards we will have cooking class in local family and late lunch or early dinner. Afterwards return to Mestia. If weather will allow we will visit viewpoint on Hatsvali ski resort.

Day 6 Tskaltubo - Kutaisi
Day 6 Tskaltubo - Kutaisi

Departure from Svaneti.
Arrival to town Tskaltubo near Kutaisi.
Visit Prometheus grotto.
Optionally possible to visit Spa in Tskaltubo, which is known as spa town.
Dinner in the winery near Kutaisi. Overnight in Kutaisi.

Day 7 Sairme - Abastumani
Day 7 Sairme - Abastumani

In the morning Kutaisi city tour including Bagrati cathedral. Drive to Sairme resort. After Sairme mud road to Zekari pass and final destination – Abastumani. If weather will allow, observatory tour after darkness.

Day 8 Akhaltsikhe - Vardzia
Day 8 Akhaltsikhe - Vardzia

In the morning tour in Akhaltsikhe. Visit Rabati fortress, afterwards Sapara monastery, near Akhaltsikhe. Drive to village Saro, see old houses and very ancient megalith fortress. Next destination will be Khertvisi fortress, Overnight in hotel near Vardzia.

Day 9 Javakheti
Day 9 Javakheti

After breakfast visit Vardzia monastery complex before other tourists will arrive.
Afterwards drive to Tbilisi through Javakheti plateau, and visit Sagamo and Paravani lakes, located on altitude around 2000 m above the sea level.
By evening arrival to Tbilisi. Check in hotel.

Day 10 Departure

Check out from hotel.
Transfer to the airport.

Included/Excluded

  • Guide
  • Comfortable vehicle
  • 4* hotels where possible
  • Very comfortable guesthouses
  • Breakfasts
  • Meals mentioned in itinerary
  • Entrance fees mentioned in itinerary
  • Insurance
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any expenses in case of Covid infection
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Extra wine.
  • Tips

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