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  2. Tbilisi
  3. Ananuri

From Tbilisi: Ananuri-Kazbegi Mountains Cultural Tour

Product ID: 186726
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Take a day trip from Tbilisi to the mountainous region of Ananuri and Kazbegi. Visit several tourist areas, such as the Ananuri architectural complex, Zhinvali water reservoir, Gergeti Trinity Church and Kazbegi village.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Zhinvali Dam, a hydroelectric dam on the Aragvi River
  • Discover Ananuri, a fortress situated on the banks of the Aragvi River
  • Explore Gudauri, a ski resort located in the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range
  • Learn the history of Gergeti Trinity Church, an old Georgian church
  • Enjoy an an exciting drive to the Ananuri-Kazbegi Mountains
Full description
Head north from Tbilisi along the Georgian Military Highway, the only road connecting Georgia to Russia through the high Caucasus Mountains. First you'll visit Zhinvali Dam, a hydroelectric dam on the Aragvi River. Despite its artificial origins, the reservoir blends in with the surrounding environment perfectly and delights visitors with its turquoise waters. As you descend to the shores of the reservoir you will notice the ruins of a church from a settlement that was relocated out of the flooding area of the dam.
 
Next, visit Ananuri Fortress, known for its stunning panoramic views. It was built by the Dukes of Aragvi and its earliest parts date back to the 13th century. After this, you'll explore Gudauri, a ski resort located in the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. The slopes of Gudauri are completely above the tree line.

Discover the Treaty of Georgievsk Monument, built in 1983 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk and ongoing friendship between Georgia and Russia. Inside the monument is a large tile mural that spans the whole circumference of the structure and depicts scenes from Georgian history. Finally, you'll visit Gergeti Trinity Church. The church is located under Mount Kazbek, and served as a popular waypoint for travellers on the road connecting Russia and Georgia. At the end of the day, return to Tbilisi.
Includes
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food drinks
  • Optional fee to ascend to Trinity Church by jeep (15 GEL per person)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

44 Kote Afkhazi Street, Tbilisi 0105.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Please note that from November, 20, 2018 ascent to the Gergeti Trinity Church is not possible (tour changes are seasonal)
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 19 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.8/5

Organized by

WST Company

Product ID: 186726