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‘Best of’ Georgia Tour

Overview

Explore Georgia like never before with this spectacular 11-day experience. Our ‘Best of’ Georgia tour will guide you through this fascinating country from its beautiful mountain landscapes to ancient wonders. If you want to know what Georgian culture is really like, then this tour has everything you need from guided city tours to historical landmarks and scenic panoramas. Perfect for the culturally curious.

  • Batumi, Mestia and Tbilisi city tours

  • Dadiani Palace and Zugdidi Botanical garden

  • Hiking to Shkhara Glacier

  • Tour of Gonio fortress

  • Uplistsilkhe excursion

  • Visiting Prometheus Cave

Itinerary

Tbilisi

Located on the banks of the Kura River, Tbilisi, is the capital and largest city of Georgia. The city was a point of contention between many empires due to its prominent position on the Silk Road and has been under Persian and Russian rule which has contributed to its ecclectic architectural style. Tbilisi is best known for its Orthodox cathedrals, sulphur baths, and the Narikala Fortress, a reconstructed 4th-century fortress that overlooks the city.

Day 1

Tbilisi City Tour

Welcome to Tbilisi! Your driver will meet you at your scheduled arrival point (airport or railway station) before taking you to your hotel for early check-in.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Arrival Transfer

  • City Tour

  • Tbilisi Old City

  • Metekhi Church

  • Narikala fortress

  • Old Sulpher Baths

  • Mtatsminda Park

  • Tbilisi Funicular

Day 2

Sightseeing around Mtskheta and Kazbegi

After a good night’s sleep and breakfast, you will kick off your day with an excursion to Mtskheta and Kazbegi.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Mtskheta Old City

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Dzhvari Monastery

  • Khinkali masterclass

  • Cultural Immersive Experience

  • Ananuri castle complex

  • Mount Kazbegi

  • Gergeti Holy Trinity Church

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Batumi

A port city situated on the Black Sea in Georgia, Batumi is considered Georgia’s second largest city and capital of the Adjara province. The town is home to many famous monuments including the Alphabetic Tower and the historic Old Town, although it is best known for its exquisite botanical gardens that displays flora and fauna from around the world.

Day 3

Evening City Tour of Batumi

After having breakfast in your hotel, your driver will take you to Tbilisi Railway Station for the 6-hour train to Batumi. Lunch boxes will be provided while on the train, and on arrival at Batumi Railway Station your driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel ready for check-in.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Transfer to Train

  • Day on the Train

  • City Tour

  • Europe Square

  • Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral

  • Alphabetic Tower

  • Batumi Sea Port

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 4

Gonio Fortress and Upper Adjara Villages Excursion

Today you will depart on a unique 6-hour excursion to the Gonio Fortress and Upper Adjara Villages.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Gonio Fortress

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Queen Tamar’s Bridge

  • Makhuntseti Waterfall

  • local honey market

  • Upper Adjara Villages

  • wine tasting

  • Cultural Immersive Experience

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Mestia

A quaint townlet nestled in the Caucasus Mountains of Northwest Georgia, Mestia, is often used as a base for exploring in the region. Its importance as a tourist hub has seen the area grow in recent years and it is now situated on many major hiking trails. It offers spectacular views of the Caucasus mountains from an elevation of 1500 metres.

Day 5

Visiting the Dadiani Palace and the Zugdidi Botanical Gardens

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel in Batumi and begin the 4-5 hour journey to Mestia – the highest settlement in Georgia.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6

Mestia City Tour

After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel where you will begin your 5-hour city tour of Mestia. As part of the tour, you will visit many of the Mestia’s most famous landmarks including the Ethnographical Museum of Mestia and the Margiania Tower and Museum, where you will learn more about local Georgian culture. After your museum visit, we will drive to Zuruldi where you will embark on a 1 ½ hour hike before taking the cable car to a viewing platform with spectacular views over the Caucasus Mountains.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Transfer

  • City Tour

  • Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography

  • Margiani’s Museum

  • Walking Tour

  • Cable Car Zuruldi Mountain

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Prominent Landscape

Day 7

Exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ushguli

Today, you will have a culture-packed excursion to Ushguli – the highest permanently inhabited village in Europe.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Ushguli – Europe’s highest settlement

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Shkhara Glacier

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Free Time

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Borjomi

A scenic resort town situated in central Georgia, Borjomi is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. The town is best known for its mineral water from nearby Borjomi Gorge which has led to various spa and health resorts appearing in the area. In addition to its water, the town is home to Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park and an ecologically-themed amusement park.

Day 8

Exploring the Mystical Prometheus Cave

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and your driver will pick you up and take you to your next destination, Borjomi.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Transfer

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Prometheus Cave Natural Monument

  • Khvamli Mountain view

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Free Time

Day 9

City Tour of Borjomi

Today, you will begin your time in Borjomi with a tour of this unique city made famous for its mineral water.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • City Tour

  • Akhaltsikhe (Rabati) Castle

  • Guided History Tour

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Free Time

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Gori

A historic city in the east of Georgia, Gori is situated at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Liakhvi Rivers and is the regional capital of Shida Kartli. The site is said to date back to the 7th century in which a fortress built, it had retained much of its military significance throughout history due to its strategic position on the arterial highway between East and West Georgia. Most notably, the city was the birth place of Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin.

Day 10

Excursion to Uplistsikhe Cave-Town and Gori

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel in Barjomi and head out on the road to Gori and Uplistsikhe.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Transfer

  • Joseph Stalin Museum

  • Guided History Tour

  • Uplistsikhe ancient rock-hewn town

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 11

Departure from Tbilisi

After breakfast and checking out of your hotel in Tbilisi, your driver will meet you and take you to the airport for departure.  

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Departure Transfer

Where you can stay

A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.

Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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