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Around Beautiful Georgia

Around beautiful Georgia
10 days – 9 Nights

Day 1 – Arrival in Tbilisi
When you arrive, we’ll have a driver waiting to greet you. You’ll be taken to your accommodation in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Visit Funicular Restaurant
Suggestion to explore on your own
For your first night, we recommend taking a funicular up to, yes, Funicular Restaurant. There you can enjoy one of the city’s best panoramic views. This excellent restaurant is located in a Soviet building that has been recently renovated, at the entrance to the Mtatsminda Amusement Park (which you can stroll around for free). The funicular itself dates back more than 100 years, but has fortunately likewise been renovated. Grab “Lagidze Waters” (a popular natural lemonade), and a “ponchik” filled donut, and take in the city from above.

Day 2 – Your First Full Day in Tbilisi
Tbilisi Old Town Walking & Driving Private Tour
Explore Tbilisi With our Expert Guide
The history, culture and legends of Tbilisi will come alive for you on this wonderfully informative walking and driving tour. Your experienced local guide will provide an overview of the history of Tbilisi and Georgia as you explore the charming historical sights of the Old Town. It’s the best way to see all the famous places in one easy tour.

Sample Georgian Food and Wine with an Expert
Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice
Georgian cuisine is unique but carries some influences from other European and nearby Middle Eastern culinary traditions. Get familiar with the aromas and flavors of Georgian cuisine by joining one of our fantastic gastronomic experiences, which will introduce you to classic local dishes, wines, and spirits. It’s highly recommended, especially for first-time visitors to the city because it’s a fun tour that’s convenient, tasty, and very engaging.

Family-Style Private Georgian Cooking Class
Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice
Enjoy a real family lunch and learn the secrets of Lali, the proud mother of two sons and an enthusiastic cook. At her home in the historic, bohemian Sololaki neighborhood between the Old Town and Liberty Square, you’ll join her in cooking a traditional meal, and after enjoying it, will get a neatly printed list of her recipes!

Tbilisi Private Food Tour
Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice
Eat like a local on our Food Walking tour of one of Tbilisi’s most beautiful and authentic neighborhoods – Sololaki. The beauty of decaying grandeur blends perfectly with the modern flavors of new hip bars and the traditional tastes of old taverns and bakeries.

Day 3 – Your Second Full Day in Tbilisi
Kazbegi Private Day Trip
You’ll have the chance to explore Georgia’s portion of the Greater Caucasus Mountains on this private full-day Kazbegi. Visit the 16th-century Ananuri Fortress with a private guide, and enjoy amazing views over the Aragvi River from the turreted stone walls. Then you’ll travel through the pretty resort of Gudauri to the Gergeti Trinity Church — nestled beneath the soaring summit of Mount Kazbek and widely considered the region’s top attraction. Capture fine countryside views on camera as you pass through the Dariali Gorge, and learn of the route’s importance for travellers across the Caucasus over the centuries. These mountains are some of the most dramatic in the country, and you’ll enjoy seeing them.

Suggestion to explore on your own
The ancient Abanotubani District sits below the imposing fortress; the brick, domed rooftops of the baths bubble up like spring water. This is the most historic part of the city, as according to legend, it was the sulfur springs that enticed King Vakhtang Georgasali to settle the land and declare it the new capital city in the 5th century AD. There were once more than 60 bathhouses in Tbilisi where people could get squeaky clean or stay for a soak, letting the curative sulfur water ease their ailments. Fast-forward to today: there are five surviving bathhouses in Abanotubani where locals and travelers can experience a sulfur bath.

Bathe with the Locals

Day 4 – Your Third Full Day in Tbilisi

Kakheti Private Day Trip with Wine Tasting
The Kakheti Region Day Trip will get you out of the city into the countryside, where you’ll experience the local way of life and learn more about the history of the region. You’ll see bakers at work making bread, and winemakers tending to their harvests, along with ancient buildings, monuments and more. This full-day trip will show you another side of Georgia!

Experience the Aerial Tramway
Suggestion to explore on your own
A cable car connects Rike Park on the left bank of the Mtkvari river with Narikala Fortress. Here you’ll have fantastic 360-degree views of the city from the large windows of the car, plus an easy ride to the top of the hill. The ride only takes a couple of minutes. When you get out at the hill-top station turn right to the huge aluminium Kartlis Deda (Mother of Georgia) statue, or left to the Narikala Fortress.

Experience the Aerial Tramway

Day 5 – Traveling to Kutaisi by Private Transfer
Be prepared for an interesting day today as you say “goodbye” to Tbilisi, “hello” to Kutaisi, and along the way, visit Stalin’s birthplace of Gori, the Soviet cableways of Chiatura and Katskhi Pillar, a limestone monolith decked out with a church. Based on your preferred departure time, a driver will pick you up at your accommodations in Tbilisi. The journey, including stops, takes about 6 hours. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon, or minivan.

Kutaisi by Private Transfer with stops along the way
We also offer the following excursions in Tbilisi
Borjomi and Uplistikhe Private Tour

Kartli Wine Region Private Day Trip

Mtskheta Private Tour

Mysterious David Gareji Private Tour

Day 5 – Arrival in Kutaisi
Georgia’s third largest city, Kutaisi has often served as a capital throughout its long history, even hosting the national parliament from 2012 to 2018. The ruins of Bagrati Cathedral overlook Kutaisi, while several other UNESCO sites, such as Gelati Monastery, are nearby. The city is also known for its adventure tourism, with Georgia’s largest caves and some of its best rafting areas located nearby.

Once you reach the city, your driver will bring you directly to your accommodation.

Day 6 – Your First Full Day in Kutaisi

Kutaisi Private City Tour
On this 3-hour walking tour with an expert local guide you’ll explore the most interesting sites in Kutaisi’s Old Town. Some of the highlights include Bagrati Cathedral, the city market, and the White Bridge. Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation and drop you off there at the end of the tour. There’s no better way to get to know this city quickly. Wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget your camera!

Kutaisi’s Temples
Suggestion to explore on your own
Kutaisi’s three synagogues can all be found on Boris Gaponov Street, named for the man who translated Shota Rustaveli’s “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin,” a 12th century poem and the Georgian national epic, into Hebrew. The largest synagogue was built in the 1880s, and has impressive frescoes, which you can take in during Shabbat and holidays. The other two synagogues, which are older still, are inactive, but we can arrange visits, especially in the summer.

Day 7 – Your Second Full Day in Kutaisi
Kutaisi Surroundings Private Day Trip
This full-day excursion is the best way to get to know the beautiful and impressive countryside around Kutaisi. Your driver and guide will pick you up from your accommodation and you’ll set out on the excursion. Highlights include the Prometheus Cave, Gelati Monastery, the Martvili and Okatse Canyons, and the Kinchkha waterfalls. At the end of the excursion, you’ll be taken back to your accommodation.

Day 8 – Arrival in Batumi
Today you are going to Georgia’s summer capital Batumi and have a brief visit to one the largest and richest botanical gardens in the world and the ruins of the ancient fortress city of Petra. Based on your preferred departure time, a driver will pick you up at your accommodation in Kutaisi and your journey to Batumi can start. The journey takes about 6 hours, depending on traffic. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan.

Batumi by Private Transfer with Botanical Gardens and Petra Fortress Stops
Once you reach the city, your driver will bring you directly to your accommodation.

See the City from Above
Suggestion to explore on your own
Above the sprawling city, Argo Cable Car offers wide-open views of the rooftops, the sea, and the lush hills that surround the area. At 250 m (820 ft) above sea level, this sightseeing center provides visitors with unmatched views. Hop into a blue enclosed gondola with panoramic glass walls and head for a dramatic 2,586 m (8,484 ft) downhill ride. Snap photos of the mountains meeting the sea, featuring modern buildings and quaint neighborhoods in between. You can also grab a drink at the center before heading down.

Day 9 – Your First Full Day in Batumi
Batumi Private City Tour
Batumi City Tours will give you an opportunity to explore one of the oldest cities in Georgia. Our local expert guide will take you the beautiful narrow streets of Old Batumi and long pleasant boulevards and alleys near the coast. Along with the pleasant exploration of all important city sights, you will also get familiar with the history and traditions of Adjarian people.

Mountains and Waterfalls of Adjara Private Tour
Enjoy unforgettable walks along the picturesque mountains, deep canyons, swift rivers, and mighty waterfalls of Adjara, the semi-autonomous region that counts Batumi as its capital. You’ll enjoy the Makhuntseti and Mirvety waterfalls, explore the rugged Machakhela Gorge, and see the 12th century Queen Tamar’s Bridge. A traditional lunch with local wine and fresh trout will cap off this memorable day!

Day 10 – Departure Day
Today, a driver will pick you up at your accommodations and bring you to Batumi’s airport for your departing flight.