Exotic feelings in Georgia (7 days and 6 nights)

My Weekend

Day 1: Tbilisi airport- Tbilisi center (20 km. 20 minutes’ driving)
Arrival. Transfer from the Tbilisi Airport. Check-in. Free time for resting.
In the evening we will have an excursion in the capital of Georgia Tbilisi. We will visit historical district of Old Tbilisi, where started history of the town 17 centuries ago. We will see temple Metekhi. According to traditional accounts, King Vakhtang I Gorgasali erected a church, a fort which served also as a king’s residence. Later we will visit district Abanotubani where are located famous Georgian sulfur baths and side by side Georgian, Armenian and catholical churches; Muslim mosque and jewish synagogue. This is a confirmation, how tolerant is this small capital. After this we will see fortress Narikala, which is an ancient symbol of Tbilisi’s defensive brilliance and from where the whole city is in front of it in full view.
After excursion we will have dinner in traditional Georgian restaurant, where we will taste Georgian dishes and wine, which has a history for about 7000 years. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 2: Campaign in Betania (64 km. (1 hour driving, 3. 15 hour walking)
In the morning we will start campaign in the Betania Monastery, which is located in 16 km southwest of Tbilisi. It is a remarkable piece of architecture of the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Georgia, at the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries, and is notable for its wall paintings, which include one of tree portraits of Queen Tamar. Bethany traditionally has been ancestral burial ground of the Georgian rulers Orbeliani.

In the midday we will have picnic. We will prepare Barbeques and have lunch in Georgian style.
In the evening we will return to Tbilisi.
Free time in the evening. Optionally guests can visit sulfur baths, one of the indulgent pleasures of the region, much like the hammams of Turkey and the Middle East.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 3: Tbilisi- -Gergeti Trinity Church- Tbilisi (320 km. 5 hours driving)
This day we are having jeep tour in Kazbegi district. On the way we will see Ananuri complex, which was a castle and seat of the Eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi. Then we will move to Gergeti Church (IXc. ), which is located at an elevation of 2170 meters, close to Georgia’s 3rd highest Mount Kazbegi. Built in the 14th century, its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia. On the way we will have a picnic in the nature. After visiting Gergeti Church we will come back to the Tbilisi direction and on the way we will rest in Phasanauri and we will have dinner in the restaurant tasting famous Kinkali.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 4: Tbilisi-Mtskheta-Jandari Lake (130 km. 2. 20 minutes driving)
In the morning we will move to the first capital of Georgia –Mtskheta, a town-museum. It has been listed in the cultural heritages of UNESCO. At first we will visit church Jvari (VI c), situated on a hilltop at the confluence of the river Kura and Aragvi.
Afterwards we will visit the Patriarchal Cathedral Church Svetitskhoveli (VI-XI cc). 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. We will have lunch in café-bar in Mtskheta.

After lunch we will return to Tbilisi and get ready for fishing. After meeting with fisherman we will move to Jandara Lake and we will fish until night. After catching some fishes we will make fire, prepare fishes and meat on it and have dinner with unforgettable taste and of course with some vodka.
We will overnight in tents.

Day 5: Tbilisi- Sighnaghi-Tbilisi (225 km. 3. 15 hour driving)
From the morning we will move to the historical part of Georgia Kakheti. On the way we will stop to have lunch and then we will visit Bodbe monastery. This is where St. Nino, enlightener of all Georgians, died and was buried. After this we will move to the love city Sighnaghi. Surrounded by walls Sighnaghi has very interesting architecture. Buildings in the city are built in the style of southern Italian classicism with Georgian elements.
For having dinner we will visit one Georgian ordinary family. We all will participate in the process of preparing Georgian dishes and table and we will acquaint with Georgian table traditions.
In the evening we will return to Tbilisi.

Day 6: Tbilisi- Borjomi-Tbilisi (130 km. 1. 40 hour driving)
This day we will have rafting tour on the River Kura in Borjomi. Rafting or white water rafting is the challenging recreational outdoor activity of using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This extreme sport is quite popular whole over the world. After arriving in Borjomi we will get instructions from rafting professionals (Tour will be made with standard rafting boats and leaded by qualified instructors. Rafting on the river Kura is very safety for not professionals). Before starting rafting we will have lunch on the bank of the river. After midday we will have rafting experience, full with new feelings and adrenaline.

After this we will walk down Borjomi park, where we will taste famous Borjomi naturally carbonated mineral water which is over 1, 500 years old. Borjomi does not cool down before it reaches the surface and comes out at a temperature of 38–41 °C. At last we will have dinner in the restaurant and return to Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 7: Tbilisi center-Tbilisi International Airport (20 km. 20 minutes’ driving)
Free time for buying souvenirs, transfer to the airport. Return to homeland with unforgettable memories.

Price includes:
 Transfers from and to airport
 Transportation according to the program
 5 overnights in Tbilisi 3* hotel
 5 breakfasts in the hotel
 4 lunch in picnic style with non-alcoholic beverages (On II, III, V, VI days)
 1 lunch in café-bar with non-alcoholic beverages (On IV day)
 3 dinners in the restaurant with alcoholic beverages wine and vodka(On I, III, VI days)
 1 dinner in Georgian Family with alcoholic beverages wine and vodka (On V day)
 1 dinner in the nature while fishing with alcoholic beverages wine and vodka (On IV day)
 Fishing-rods, sleeping-bags and Tents for one day
 1 rafting tour in Borjomi
 English speaker guide service during the whole tour
 Tripp insurance for 7 days

Price excludes:
 Air-tickets into Tbilisi
 Entrance fee for sulfur baths
 Private costs

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