The Culture and Nature of Georgia Tour is the ultimate introduction to magnificent Georgia. Delve into its natural resplendence at such diverse sites as Chalaadi Glacier, Uplistsikhe Cave Town, Batumi Botanical Garden and Martvili and Okatse Canyons, while plunging into the rich historical jewels of Ushguli Village, Rabati Castle, Vardzia Cave Monastery, Khertvisi Fortress and more on this extensive 12-day tour.
The spirit of Georgia is personified through its lively and exotic culture and astonishingly varied natural formations. In every direction, Georgia’s distinctive flavor can be enjoyed: the wine culture of Sighnaghi, Tsinandali and Telavi, the imprint of Stalin in Gori, the beauty engulfing Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe and the minority ethnic groups of Mestia all enhance the beauty that is Georgia.
Arrive in Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital. Transfer to the hotel, where check-in begins at noon. Have a rest, followed by a private walking tour of Old Tbilisi. Your tour begins at Metekhi Bridge and includes the following sights:
In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel to continue your tour. Drive to the small town of Mtskheta (25km, 30min) to explore three UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
In the morning drive to Ushguli (2200 meters), one of the most remote settlements in Georgia. Ushguli highlights include:
Wake up early to watch the sun rise above Mount Ushba and Mount Laila. After breakfast, take a guided tour of the following:
In the morning, your driver and guide will meet you at the hotel to begin your Batumi city tour to the following sights: