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Georgia Authentic Tour 10 days

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  • 10 days / 9 nights
  • Small Group: max 13 p.
  • Physical rating - Easy

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USA, The UK, Australia, UAE, and EU member countries citizens are exempt from visas to Armenia and Georgia. For the visa information for other countries citizens please check Visa section.

Why you'll love this trip
  • The Georgia 10 day Tour offers a diverse range of natural and historical attractions. Experience the tranquility of rowing in the crystal clear waters of Marrtvili Canyon. Marvel at the intricate formations of stalactites and stalagmites in the 1.5 km long Prometheous Cave. Step back in time as you explore the ancient Svan towers and the Bronze Age Uplistsikhe Cave Town.
  • During this Georgia 10 day tour you will visit Kakheti, Georgia's wine region indulge in Georgia's endless wineyards and wineries. Feel the warmth of Georgian winemaking families, taste diverse wines fermented with Georgian traditional ways in kvevris (claypots burried in the ground). Take a stroll in smal cozy red-roofed cities of Kakheti region.
  • Embark on a leisurely journey through the entire country, discovering its natural and cultural wonders, savoring its tasty cuisine, and indulging in its delicious wines. From the Alazani Valley, situated 300-600 meters above sea level, to Uplistsikhe, one of the highest inhabited settlements in Europe, you will experience the diverse beauty of this captivating destination.
  • Travel comfortably with a local tour operator. You will love hustle-free travel, easy, personal communication with your tour manager, and 24/7 customer support during the tour. Avoid any surcharges and international agent commissions, and get the privilege of a very small refundable deposit of 100 euros.
Is this trip right for you?
  • During this 10-day trip to Georgia, it's important to note that some regional overnights may have limited options for cafes, restaurants, or theaters. However, you can make the most of your evenings by engaging in activities such as reading or chatting with locals or your fellow group members.
  • There will be some sightseeing on the elevation of 2000 - 2400 m above the sea. If you have high blood pressure it is necessary to take your medicine.
  • It is important to mention that this tour does not involve any hiking or fitness level. A visit to Prometheus Cave or Martvili Canyon boat trip does not require physical strength.

Note: This tour can be extended to Azerbaijan. If you are seeking an Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan tour, leave as an inquiry, and our travel experts will contact you. 

 
Day by day itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Tbilisi, welcome dinner in Georgian traditional restaurant

After arrival at Tbilisi International Airport, a private transfer will be organized for you to the hotel in the heart of Tbilisi. Check-in at the hotel starts at 2:00 pm, if you arrive earlier, leave your luggage in the reception and take your time to walk in the city. Meet your guide and your group fellows at 7:00 pm in the lobby to head to a Georgian traditional restaurant for the welcome dinner.

Included Activities:

  • Welcome dinner in a traditional restaurant 

 Hotel in Tbilisi 
 Dinner

Day 2Tbilisi city tour

The Tbilisi city tour starts from Metekhi Church with a spectacular view of Tbilisi Old Town, with its lovely blend of colorful buildings, wooden balconies, red-bricked, blueish domed churches, Narikala fortress and a Persian Mosque. We head to Narikala fortress on the other bank of the Kura River flowing in Tbilisi. We will take a nice stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of Tbilisi, stop at sulfur semicircular domed baths, the Botanical Garden waterfall, and Tbilisi’s famous clock tower at Gabriani Theater. Then head to the Piece Bridge over the river made of glass and designed by Italian Architects. We will visit the 6th-century Anchiskhati Basilica with well-preserved frescoes and Sioni Cathedral. Enjoy your evening in Tbilisi’s cafes, national restaurants, and nice wine bars with live music.  

Included Activities:   

  • Tbilisi sightseeing guided tour

 Hotel in Tbilisi
  Breakfast
5-6 hours

Day 3Georgian Wine Route

The day starts with a spectacular drive to Telavi via Gombori Pass a 65 km forest serpentine highway. The first visit is to the 17th-century Batonis Tsikhe Fortress with its massive tower walls with very strong Persian influence. The Fortress was the main resistance of Kakhetian kings in the 17- 19 centuries. It holds a small church and an ethnographic museum inside. A wine-tasting experience awaits us in Shumi Winery along with a delightful lunch. After we will continue to Tsinandali Estate and Garden. The Estate was founded by Prince Alexander Chavchavadze, a Georgian Poet and military figure. Here wine tasting is available (optional). After we will drive Akhasheni Wine Resort and Spa for rest and overnight.

Included Activities:   

  • Batonis Tsikhe Fortress visit
  • Shumi Winery wine-tasting and lunch
  • Tsinandali Palace visit

Akhasheni Wine Resort & Spa 
  Breakfast, lunch
8-9 hours

 

Day 4 Sighnaghi - City of Love

After a healthy and leisurely breakfast, we continue our Georgia tour to Sighnaghi, a city of love. The city gained its name due to the opportunity to register marriage within a day. Sighnaghi is a nice small city with small brick-made houses, wooden balconies, and red roofs overlooking Alaznai Valley and the Caucasus Mountains. We visit Bodbe Monastery originally built in the 9th century. Bodbe is a burial place of Saint Nino who preached Christianity in Georgia in the early 4th century.  We will be back in Tbilisi around 5:00 pm and you will have a free evening in Tbilisi for your own explorations.

Included Activities:   

  • Bodbe Convent visit
  • Sighnaghi city walk

 Hotel in Tbilisi
  Breakfast
6-7 hours

Day 5Georgian Cave Town and Gori Stalin’s Birthplace

Today marks the beginning of our Georgia tour to the West. Our first stop is at the Jvari Church, a remarkable early medieval building that has stood the test of time, remaining largely unchanged. A spectacular view over the junction of Kura and Aragvi rivers opens from Jvari Chruch. We continue to Gori, the birthplace of Joseph Stalin. Here we will visit the Stalin House Museum, consisting of the main exposition building, a small house, and the room where he was born and his train. We continue to an impressive Uplistsike Cave Town dating to the Iron Age with dozens of cave settlements, dwellings, and a Christian Church. We drive to Kutaisi for rest and overnight and to be closer to tomorrow’s destination.

Included Activities:   

  • Jvari Church visit
  • Stalin Museum visit & guided tour
  • Uplistsikhe Cave Town visit 

 Hotel in Kutaisi
  Breakfast
8-9 hours

Day 6Prometheus Cave and Dadiani Royal Palace

This day is dedicated to one of the most famous natural wonders of Georgia Prometheus Cave with its wonderful underground world of stalactites, stalagmites, numerous halls, and a river flowing in the cave. The Cave length is 1.5 kilometers and takes 40 minutes to walk. After our exploration of Prometheus Cave, our journey continues to Zugdidi, where we will have the privilege of visiting the Dadiani Royal Palace. This magnificent neo-gothic style building now serves as a historical and architectural museum, showcasing an impressive collection of archeological excavations. Prepare to be amazed by the rich history and grandeur that awaits us at this remarkable destination. We leave Dadiani Palace behind we embark on a picturesque journey to Zemo-Svaneti. Our destination holds the captivating Svan Towers, which showcase unique architectural complexes living spaces, and watchtowers designed for defensive purposes. We will visit an original Svan house and tower to see these constructions in use. Dinner will be served in our hotel.

Included Activities:   

  • Prometheus Cave visit
  • Dadiani Palace visit
  • Svan tower visit

 Hotel in Mestia
  Breakfast, dinner
8-9 hours

Day 7 4x4 Ride to Ushguli

After a healthy breakfast and fresh coffee, we take a 4-wheel ride to Ushguli Village on 2200 m, which is considered to be one of the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Weather permitting Shkhara Mountain will open with its full magnificence. We will visit the Ushguli Architectural complex listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with a Lamaria Church with its 12th-century frescoes. Stroll in the pebbled narrow streets of Ushguly, and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains and fresh air. Evening we will be back to Mestia for rest and overnight.

Included Activities:   

  • 4×4 drive to Ushaguli
  • Ushguli Architectural Complex visit
  • Lamaria Church visit

 Hotel in Mestia
  Breakfast, dinner
6-7 hours

Day 8Martvili Canyon Boat Ride

Today, we will be dedicating our day to exploring the natural wonder of Martvili Canyon in Georgia. Our adventure begins with a scenic drive to the canyon, followed by a leisurely walk through its stunning landscape. Once we reach the observation point, we will be treated to breathtaking views of the river’s bluish crystal-clear waters. Next, we will embark on a delightful slow boat ride along the narrow canyon, where we can marvel at the picturesque cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Some sections of the canyon are so narrow that sunlight can barely penetrate its depths, creating a truly unique atmosphere. Don’t forget to bring your camera, as the canyon offers plenty of opportunities for capturing beautiful photos. We continue to drive to Kutaisi to our hotel for rest and overnight.

Included Activities:   

  • Martvili Canyon borat trip
  • Martvili Canyon photo stop

 Hotel in Kutaisi
  Breakfast
7-8 hours 

Day 9Mtskheta UNESCO World Heritage Site

After breakfast, we will check out from the hotel in Kutaisi and take a drive to 11th-century Gelati Academy. Gelati Complex played a crucial role in the history and education of Georgia as it was amongst the first institutions providing higher education, later it was converted into a refectory. Nowadays Gelati is a functioning Monastery Complex with impressive architecture and bright frescoes inside. After we will visit a family-run Merabashvili Restaurant for lunch and wine tasting. We continue to Mtskheta We continue to Mtskheta one of the first cities in Georgia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We take a leisurely stroll in Mtskheta and visit Svertitskhoveli Cathedral. In the evening we will be back in Tbilisi to enjoy the last evening in this bustling city.

Included Activities:   

  • Gelati Academi visit
  • Merabishvili Winery lunch & wine tasting
  • Mtskheta visit 
  • Svetitskhoveli Cathedral visit

 Hotel in Tbilisi
  Breakfast, lunch
7-8 hours

Day 10Departure day

Check out from the hotel, private transfer is organized for you to the airport according to your flight schedule. If you have an evening flight you can always leave your luggage in the reception and enjoy your time in Tbilisi.

  Breakfast 

 

Price Includes

  • Transportation
  • Private airport transfers
  • Air conditioned private transportation
  • Local Experience
  • 2 Wine tastings
  • 4x4 drive cars to Ushguli
  • Museums
  • Entrance fees to museums
  • Museum guide fees
  • Hotels
  • Overnight stays in double / twin rooms for 9 nights
  • Meals
  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Staff & experts
  • English speaking local guides
  • 24 / 7 customer support service

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Tips
  • Room service fees
  • Any private expenses
  • Visa Fee
  • Single Supplement-€ 277 whole tour
  • Extra night price-€ 100
Hotels

Georgia 10 day tour is calculated based on comfortable, centrally located 4-star hotels. 

Booking & Payment
Cancellation & Refund

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You may cancel your tour without penalty up to 10 days before the tour start date with fully refundable prepayment. Although we guarantee a full refund of the prepayment, we will not cover any bank transaction fees which will be deducted from the refunded amount.

Dates & Prices 2024
Guaranteed DatesAvailabilityPrice per person
19 April- 28 April13 seats left€1,483
03 May - 12 May13 seats left€1,483
17 May - 26 May11 seats left€1,483
07 June - 16 June13 seats left€1,483
21 June - 30 June13 seats left€1,483
05 July- 14 July13 seats left€1,483
02 Aug- 11 Aug13 seats left€1,483
23 Aug - 1 Sep13 seats left€1,483
06 Sep - 15 Sep10 seats left€1,483
20 Sep - 29 Sep10 seats left€1,483
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Azerbaijan tour extension

Important notes: 

Please note that the tour can be extended to Azerbaijan. The transfer to Azerbaijan is available by air only.  Air tickets vary from 95 – 200 USD. 

Azerbaijan requires an E-visa for most of the countries’ passport holders. Visa fee and support service are included in the tour price.

Azerbaijan tour

Sights visited: Baku, Absheron Peninsula, Gobustan
Duration:  3 days/2 nights
Day 1: Baku city tour

Arrival at Heidar Aliyev International Airport. Your driver will meet you and transfer to the hotel.  After check-in, you will start the Baku city tour. You will begin by exploring Icheri Sheher, the historic old town. The tour to Azerbaijan will then take you to notable landmarks such as Shirvan Shahs’ Palace, Caravanserai, and Maiden Tower.
Don’t forget to visit the main market square featuring numerous art studios and souvenir boots. New Baku is definitely worth attention to, where you will explore Nizami Street and Fountain Square. An excellent round-up to the city tour will be a visit to the iconic Heydar Aliyev Center.

Included Activities:

  • Visit Icheri Sheher
  • Shirvan Shahs’ Palace
  • Caravanserai
  • Maiden Tower
  • Nizami Street
  • Fountains Square
  • Heydar Aliyev Center

 Hotel in Baku
 Breakfast
7 hours.

Day 2: Baku – Absheron Peninsula – Gobustan – Baku

This day is dedicated to exploring the Absherun Peninsula. Our first stop is Yanardag Mountain, a place of perpetual burning fire that never extinguished. Then continue to the Ateshgah Fire Temple, historically used as a Hindu, Sikh, and Zoroastrian place of worship, according to Indian inscriptions. Nowadays Indian Zoroastrians travel thousands of kilometers to Ateshgah to worship the fire coming out of the earth. 

After a  lunch break,  we head to Gobustan National Park. Here, you’ll visit the Petroglyphs Museum which holds artifacts dating back to 10,000 BC. 

Weather permitting, drive to mud volcanoes in Gobustan Reserve (possible car change due to the road conditions). Gobustan is renowned for hosting almost half of the world’s mud volcanoes.  Return to Baku in the evening.

Included Activities:

  • Visit to Yanardag Mountain
  • Visit to Ateshgah Fire Temple
  • Visit the Petroglyphs Museum
  • Visit to mud volcanoes

 Hotel in Baku
 Breakfast
8-9 hours

Day 3: Baku
Check-out from hotel till noon. Free time until transfer to Baku International Airport. Departure.

 Breakfast

Tour price per person – 590 €

Price includes: 

1. All transfers (1-2 pax by sedan, 3-4 pax by Mercedes Vito or similar);
2. Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
3. Sightseeing tour program with local English-speaking guide;
4. Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
5. Mineral water;
6. Azerbaijan E-visa.

2 Reviews
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Daisy Taumata

Couple Traveller

Hey Nune! Just got back in Perth from our trip to Georgia and it was amazing! We followed your advice and also did the Eastern Turkey Armenian heritage tour. It was so worth it! Mestia and Ushguli were absolutely mind-blowing. I couldn’t get enough of those Svan Towers and Shkhara mountain landscapes and Tony either. Our next adventure is Armenia, and we can’t wait for that trip next September. It’s a bummer we couldn’t meet up this year, so see you in Armenia in 2024.

November 1, 2023

Amir Fadel

Solo Traveller

Hey! Writing to thank you for an amazing trip to Georgia. The whole experience was slow-paced and super enjoyable. Even better I loved traveling in a small group of 7 from different corners of the world – Netherlands, Australia, Canada, and South Africa, I cound’t believe we will have such a diverse bunch 🙂 .
About our guide Gio and our driver Gio 😀 yes, they had the same name, and they told it’s the most common male name in Georgia. These guys were simply wonderful. They made sure everything was organized and timed perfectly throughout the tour. As for the the places we visited. Martvili Canyon and Prometheus Cave were absolutely breathtaking. I mean, the natural beauty was off the charts! And then there was Tsinandali and Sighnaghi – both places were just incredible. It is very comfortable to
travel with local travel company, and to have that direct connection with the guys, they are super helpful and solve every small issue very smoothly. Airport private transfers are super comfortable as they track flight scedules and make changes accordingly. I would definetelt reccomend Cascade Travel for Georgia trips.

October 17, 2023