1. Georgia
  2. Mtskheta-Mtianeti
  3. Tbilisi
  4. Ananuri

Tbilisi: Jvari Monastery, Ananuri, Gudauri, and Kazbegi Tour

Product ID: 372060
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Take astonishing pictures from the Jvari Monastery, before exploring Kazbegi and the Gergeti Trinity Church. Later, discover Gudauri and the Fortress of Ananuri whilst surrounded by magical mountain peaks and stunning valleys.
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Duration: 14 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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English, Russian

Pickup included

Please be ready at your accommodation 5 minutes before your pickup time.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Jvari Monastery
  • Visit the Jinvali Water Reservoir
  • Discover the Ski Resort
  • Wander around the Ananuri Fortress
  • Be amazed by the Gergeti Trinity Church
Full description
After collection from your Tbilisi accommodation, make your way to your first destination of the Jvari Monastery. The Jvari Monastery is a 6th-century orthodox monastery near Mtskheta. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the monastery stands on a rocky mountain above the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking Mtskheta.

Following the monastery, continue onward to the Jinvali Water Reservoir. This site consists of blue-colored water between three cordilleras, sitting along the Georgian Military Highway. Next, travel to the Aragvi River and its basin on the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains, before making your way onward to Stepantsminda.

On the slope of the majestic Kazbek Mountain and among the snow-covered ranges, discover 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. Take in the epic panoramic views of the whole valley from the church, learning how due to the church’s isolation in the steep mountainous area full of nature, it remains the most iconic tourist attraction in Georgia.

Lunch will be next, at which point it is possible to dine amongst the beautiful nature. Try delicious and traditional dishes, including the most important “Khinkali”, which are dumplings that originated in this area. Following lunch, head to Gudauri, a ski resort situated on a south-facing plateau of the greater Caucasus Mountains. The resort takes on a whole new life as a fabulous sightseeing destination with fresh air, superior areas for horse-riding, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding, and more. Following that, 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, one of the best monuments of late feudal Georgia. Although there are many monuments like this within the country, it is Ananuri that best helps visitors understand how people lived in past times. Ananurian structures, unlike other similar structures, are perfectly preserved. This particular feature evokes interest in the fortress of both tourists and historians. Your tour finally concludes as you are dropped off to the Avlabari Metro Station.
Includes
  • Guide's services
  • VIP class transportation service
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transportation from Kazbegi to Gergeti by 4-wheel-drive vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off (the drop-off location is the Avlabari Metro Station)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
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Gamarjoba Georgia Tours

Product ID: 372060