Georgia - the undiscovered travel destination with immensely diverse array of landscapes offers one of the world`s most jaw dropping panoramic views on the planet. Begin in cosmopolitan capital of Georgia – Tbilisi, continue on a scenic and exhilarating journey through the uninterrupted panorama of the Great Caucasus range, and touch the skies by walking up to one of the most stunningly located churches in the background of the dazzling snowy peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. Finish in Signagi - one of the world`s most romantic towns perched high on a hill with stunning vistas of Allazany valley (known as cradle of wine).
Relax in a luxurious terrace accommodation, sip Georgia`s finest wine, enjoy enchanting views of Allazany valley, and watch the Caucasus Mountains glowing in the warm colors of sunset. A glimpse into the amazing contrast of Georgian nature and warm hospitality of the Georgian people can be found on the 7-day luxury journey.
Day One: ARRIVE
Upon your arrival into Tbilisi Airport (Georgia’s main international airport), we meet you to take you to your hotel Take time to rest and refresh before dinner at a traditional Georgian restaurant. After dinner, visit the sulphur bath to further rejuvenate after your travels. Expert spa technicians will treat you to a soothing body scrub and massage.
Day Two: TBILISI TO MTSKHETA
Tbilisi, capital of Georgia from the 5th century, has a long and fascinating history and was a key stop on the famous Silk Road – right on the border between Europe and Asia. Tbilisi’s Old Town, the most ancient part of the city, is renowned for its wonderful mix of cultures, with a mosque, synagogue, numerous churches and interesting wooden houses.
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, spend a glorious day exploring Tbilisi and visiting its key sites such as Metekhi temple, the Narikhala fortress and Georgia State museum. After lunch set off to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia and the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The country's conversion to Christianity occurred in Mtskheta in 337 AD and it is considered one of Georgia's most important religious centers. Visit the monasteries of Jvari perched on a cliff overlooking Mtskheta and continue to the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Svetitskhoveli, known as the burial site of Christ’s mantle, has long been the principal Georgian church and remains one of the most venerated places of worship to this day.Return to Tbilisi this evening for dinner in a traditional Georgian restaurant
Day Three: TBILISI TO KAZBEGI
After breakfast check out of your hotel, and enjoy one of the loveliest drives to Kazbegi, the only town in the Khevi province. Situated only a few miles from the Russian border, its scenic location in the Greater Caucuses Mountains is a hiker’s dream. Discover the traditions of the local villagers in the area, explore the fortresses in the surrounding countryside, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of this hidden paradise.
Before arriving at your hotel, stop to see Ananuri Fortress. This 13th-century castle was the seat of the Dukes of Aragvi and holds over 600 years of history. Two churches comprise part of the complex, with the larger Church of Assumption boasting elaborate facades, a large carved grapevine cross, and the remnants of stunning frescoes. Spend overnight in the Rooms Hotel Kazbegi. Situated amidst the inspiring beauty of the Caucasus landscape, Rooms Hotel Kazbegi is a unique, private escape. Each of Kazbegi’s 156 rooms and suites are elegant yet simply designed with plush beds, modern decor, and spectacular views of mountain peaks and wild flowers. Accommodations feature all the comforts of home including wireless Internet and satellite television.
Day Four: KAZBEGI
After breakfast we embark on four wheel drive to the Gergeti Tsminda Sameba Trinity Church, built in the 14th century and situated nearly 7,000 feet up on the hill. From this spot you have an unforgettable view of Mount Kazbek, rising over 16,500 feet and covered with glaciers and permafrost. According to the legend, the titan Prometheus who brought fire to men was chained on Mount Kazbek.Afterwards we drive to Sno gorge, rich in natural mineral water springs and dotted with old towers. Return to the hotel this evening for dinner.
Day Five: KAZBEGI TO SIGNAGI
This morning we will head to the principal wine making region. A beautiful drive via Gombori range over the clouds takes you to wine lands of Georgia. On the way we will make a few stops. The first is the majestic 11th century Alaverdi Cathedral in the Allazani valley. Our second stop is the longest winery in Kvareli. The tunnel in its vaults keeps the huge collection of vintage wines; the oldest of them are produced in 1840. After wine tasting in Kvareli winery and excursion, we drive to the pretty town Signagi. Dinner and luxury accommodation at Kabadoni boutique hotel.
Day Six: SIGNAGI
Located in the eastern foothills of the Gombori Range of the Caucasus Mountains, Signagi is one of the smallest towns in the country. Rich in ancient culture, the Caucasus is mentioned in ancient Greek mythology and in the Bible. Enjoy breakfast this morning before embarking on a walking tour of the city. Signagi's economy is dominated by production of wine and traditional carpets.
In the afternoon enjoy lunch, wine tasting in local Chateau. Engage yourself in the process of harvesting – picking grapes and squeeze them in an old wine press using an ancient Georgian method, make your own bread, participate in making Churchkela – a traditional Georgian dessert take part in making Georgian grappa, and cook famous delicious Georgian dishes Khinkali- Georgian type of dumplings and famous Georgian Georgian barbeque Mtsvadi.
Day Seven: DEPARTURE
An early morning transfer takes you to the airport for your journey home
- All accommodation
- Full board breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
- Bottle of water a day
- English speaking driver-guide
- Entry tickets as per itinerary