The UNESCO Sites in Georgia Tour will transport you to ancient worlds of wonder as you tour UNESCO cathedrals in Mtskheta, Gelati Monastery in Kutaisi, Ushguli Village in Upper Svaneti Region and Old Tbilisi’s cryptic streets. Guided tours of ancient relics are interspersed with Soviet history in Gori, Uplistsikhe Cave Town exploration, leisurely exploration of Telavi and Sighnaghi, and more.
With Georgia’s extensive, well-preserved history, unique culture and enclaves of endangered people groups, it should come as no surprise that the country boasts of numerous UNESCO World Heritage and Intangible Sites. Visiting these monuments of cultural pride, which include churches, monasteries, ethnographic museums and even entire villages, is an excellent way to appreciate the country and honor the people who call it home.
Arrive in Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital. You will be met by our driver for drop-off at the hotel, where check-in begins at noon. After a rest, your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel for a private city tour to the following:
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, start your private Kutaisi city tour to the following:
Depart Kutaisi in the morning and drive to Ushguli Village (170km, 4hrs 30min). Explore the mysterious and ethnically unique Upper Svaneti Region as you drive a scenic mountain road.
Take an off-road to Zagari Pass (2620 meters), passing through the wild nature of the High Caucasus in a region nicknamed the “Land of a Thousand Towers”. Enjoy spectacular views and a picnic lunch along the way.
Arrive 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: