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Kazbegi, Stepantsminda, and Gudauri Tour

1. Kazbegi, Stepantsminda, and Gudauri Tour

You will depart from Tbilisi early in the morning, in the direction of Kazbegi. On the way, there will be some very interesting places to visit. Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble is a sixteenth-century castle complex on the Aragvi River. The fortress stands beside the famous Georgian Military Highway, overlooking the large Jinvali Lake. Its high, turreted stone walls protect two churches, a watchtower, and a reservoir. The main church facade is beautifully carved with animal, floral and Celtic style patterns. Next stop on the way is Gudauri, a remarkable ski resort in Georgia. The resort is at the altitude of 7,217 feet (2,200 meters) above sea level. The first lower lift station is at 6528 feet (1,990 meters ) above sea level and the last, or top, the station is at a 3,306-meter called summit Sadzele. The resort offers high-quality skiing opportunities, with the ski season lasting from December through April. From Gudauri, you'll continue your trip to Gergeti Trinity Church. At an altitude of 7,119 feet (2,170 meters), the twelfth or thirteenth-century monument was erected on the southern slopes of Mkinvarcveri. Gergeti Trinity Church is an important temple, remarkable for its beautiful scenery. The Gergeti Trinity Church is set poignantly on a hill directly below the towering white massif of Mount Kazbek, which sits at 5,033 meters. On top of all this, you will also have the opportunity to partake in the best tandem paragliding in Georgia. The spectacular views and stable weather conditions put it right up there. From the perfect take-off sites close to the spots around Gudauri, your flight will take you over the ridges with a birds-eye view of the places above Jvari pass or Aragvi Valley. After a 20 to 25 minute flight, you will smoothly land close to the takeoff area or near the road in the valley after your exhilarating cross-country flight.

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From Tbilisi: Full-Day Group Tour to Ananuri and Kazbegi

2. From Tbilisi: Full-Day Group Tour to Ananuri and Kazbegi

In the morning depart from Tbilisi and discover the treasures of northern Georgia. First, you will stop at Zhinvali Water Reservoir, where you will find the beautiful Ananuri castle complex. Explore the complex and admire the stunning panoramic views over the reservoir from one of the towers.  Later, visit the resort town of Gudauri, where you will discover the People’s Friendship Arch. Afterward, travel to the town Pasanauri, where you will taste delicious traditional khinkali paired with local wine and Georgian chacha. Next, take an off-road vehicle to the Monastery of St. Trinity, located in the city of Gergeti. At the monastery, you will find the perfect observation deck that will allow you to admire Mount Kazbegi and Stepantsminda. In the evening, after a full day touring northern Gerogia you will return to Tbilisi.

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Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Ananuri, Kazbegi and Gergeti Church Tour

3. Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Ananuri, Kazbegi and Gergeti Church Tour

After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel and take you to your first stop of the day, the ancient capital and religious center of Georgia - Mtskheta. In Mtskheta you will see two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the 7th-century Jvari Monastery and the 11th-century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. After exploring Mtskheta you will continue on with your tour.  You will drive north towards the Northern Caucasus along the well-known Georgian Military Road stopping along the way to explore the 17th-century architectural complex Ananuri before reaching Kazbegi which is the main town in the region. From Kazbegi you will take a 4WD vehicle through the beautiful valleys and woods to reach Gergeti Trinity Church. From the church, if weather permits you can see one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus. You will then start your trip back to Tbilisi. 

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What people are saying about Ananuri

Visited during the 1st week of December, the weather is cold and nice. There is already snow in the mountains and it was perfect weather for paragliding. The view is amazing. Out guide Khatuna introduced us to amazing tourists attractions and very knowledgeable about Georgian history and the way she explains it is making the history more interesting. She is very warm and friendly making the tour comfortable. I would definitely recommend this tour for everyone visiting Georgia. You’ll have the best view of the mountains and don’t miss the chance to go paragliding!

We booked a private tour for 3 people to visit Kazbegi, Stepantsminda, and Gudauri. Our guide was Aleksi and he was great! Very informational, friendly, talkative and very fun! He was on time in picking us up in our Tbilisi hotel, he took really great photos of us and he accommodated our request to drop us off in our hotel in Stepantsminda. I would give this experience 5/5.

Aleksi is a super host. I never had such a great experience earlier. He has real knowledge & background of Georgian history. Super highly recommended You won't find better than Aleksi

The tour went amazingly well. Our tour guide, Aleksi is very kind and informative. He knows the best places to bring us. We totally enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it.

The tour guide is amazing "Alexi" he explained clearly and very hospitable he make sure we are all ok 5 star to him.