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From Tbilisi: Full Day Private Ski Tour to Gudauri

1. From Tbilisi: Full Day Private Ski Tour to Gudauri

In the morning, meet your guide at your hotel before driving to the north-east of Georgia. Visit Jvari Monastery, an early medieval age church (VI-VII centuries) which was built on the top of the hill where St. Nino erected a wooden cross in the 4th century. The church overlooks the confluence of two rivers and amazes its visitors with its beautiful facades and geographical locations. Then, travel along the Great Caucasus Mountains. You will also visit Ananuri castle complex (14-18cc) a medieval architectural complex which unites two churches, several towers, and defense walls. See beautiful frescos, facades, and views over the Jinvali reservoir. Afterwards, drive to Gudauri, a famous winter resort surrounded by Great Caucasus mountain peaks. Stop at the Panorama view site and take photos in the green mountains. Here you can take optional small skiing training from experienced skiing guides and then spend remaining time for skiing. In the evening, you will head back to Tbilisi.

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Gudauri Ski Tour: Private Tour with Lunch & Ski Pass

2. Gudauri Ski Tour: Private Tour with Lunch & Ski Pass

Start your snow adventure by meeting your tour guide and driver at your accomodation at 8:30am. After a short meet and greet you will head off on a 2-2.5 hour drive to Gudauri filled with picturesque views of snow covered villages, ancient towers and clear creeks and rivers. Upon arrival, you will stop at the ski rental store where you can choose the right ski or snowboarding gear you require. Here is where you will also receive your all-day ski pass, so that your outdoor adventure can begin. Beginners can have a private lesson arranged for them (approx. 1-1.5 hours) with a professional ski instructor at an extra fee. After your lessons you are free to hit the snow fields for a day of skiing or snowboarding fun. When it's time to have a break from all your fun, a warming and filling lunch can be prepared at any time of your choice to help you replenish your energy and continue your outdoor adventure.

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Tbilisi: Full-Day Kazbegi, Gudauri and Ananuri Tour

3. Tbilisi: Full-Day Kazbegi, Gudauri and Ananuri Tour

After being collected from your hotel in the morning, you will venture to Jinvali, which is the largest reservoir of eastern Georgia. Following this, you will head toward the fortress of Ananuri, which is one of the best monuments of late feudal Georgia, and although there are not so few of these monuments in Georgia, it is Ananuri that helps people understand exactly how people lived at that distant time. Ananurian structures, unlike other similar cultures, are perfectly preserved. This particular feature evokes interest in the fortress of both tourists and historians, and since 2012, the fortress has the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the early afternoon, you will experience Gudauri, a ski resort situated on a south-facing plateau of the greater Caucasus Mountain, 2,200 meters above sea level (in the winter season you can even enjoy skiing). Later on, you will see the People's Friendship Arch, which was the inspiration of the famous sculptor Tsereteli. It was built at an altitude of 2,384 meters in the Kazbegi district, on a cross pass near the Military Georgian Road. Later in the afternoon, you will tour Stepantsminda (Kazbegi), a Trinity Church in Gergeti. Among the snow-covered ranges and on the slope of the majestic mountain of Kazbegi, you will find the ancient Georgian Trinity Church. It is located at an altitude of 2,170 meters near the town of Stepantsminda and the village of Gergeti, in honor of which it was named. It is widely known as the Trinity Church in Gergeti, but the Georgians refer to it as "Gergetis Tsminda Sameba". Following this church trip, you will have free time in Kazbegi, before you are dropped off at your accommodation.

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From Kazbegi: Day Trip to Gergeti, Gaudauri & Ananuri

4. From Kazbegi: Day Trip to Gergeti, Gaudauri & Ananuri

Embark on an exciting full-day tour of Georgia's beautiful countryside, starting at the meeting point in Kazbegi. After meeting your guide and the rest of your group, head towards the Gergeti Holy Trinity Church, located on the slope of the majestic Kazbek Mountain, among snow-covered ranges. Enjoy panoramic views over the town of Stepantsminda and the village of Gergeti.  Lunch will be next. Dine amongst the beautiful nature and try tasty traditional dishes, including the most famous Georgian dish — Khinkali. Following lunch, head to Gudauri, a ski resort situated on a south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain. Enjoy the fresh air of the resort area that offers many activities, including horse-riding, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding, etc. You can also encounter the People's Friendship Arch, an inspiration of the famous sculptor Tsereteli. It was built at an altitude of 2,384 meters in the Kazbegi district, on the cross pass near the Military Georgian Road. After Gudauri, visit the fortress of Ananuri, which is one of the best monuments of late feudal Georgia. Step back in time and come to understand how people lived in the past. Marvel at the perfectly preserved Ananurian structures that evokes the interest of both tourists and historians. Your tour finally concludes as you are dropped off to the Avlabari Metro Station between 8 PM and 9 PM.

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What people are saying about Ananuri

Very nice place. Our tour guide Luca is the best and very nice. Always smiling and ready to help. Good job Gamarjoba tour esp Luca!