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Tbilisi: Full-Day Kazbegi, Gudauri and Ananuri Tour

1. 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.

Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Tour from Tbilisi

2. Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Tour from Tbilisi

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Tbilisi, and then drive by air-conditioned minivan to the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Iberia in Mtskheta. Visit the beautiful 6th-century Jvari Monastery to experience one of the most important monuments in Georgia. Next, head to Zhinvali to see the largest reservoir in eastern Georgia. Continue to the castle complex of Ananuri on the Aragvi River and learn about the feudal dynasty that ruled the area from the 13th century. Get back to nature in the Caucasus Mountains and visit the ski resort of Gudauri. See an impressive example of public art at the Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument on the Georgian Military Highway. Head to the Gergeti Trinity Church perched 2,170 meters above sea level. Get 2.5 hours of free time in the town of Kazbegi (also known as Stepantsminda) before the return trip to Tbilisi in the late evening.

Tbilisi and Mtskheta: Full-Day Tour

3. Tbilisi and Mtskheta: Full-Day Tour

Meet your guide in your hotel lobby and go for a guided walk around Tbilisi. Visit royal palaces, cathedrals and sulfur baths. Stop for lunch at one of the many bars and restaurants on Jean Chardin Street and take a stroll through Meidan Square. Pick up some souvenirs from one of the art galleries or souvenir stands and wander through its winding streets with cafes, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. Afterward, head to Mtskheta. Visit Jvari Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then marvel at the masterpiece of Georgian Residence, The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, explore the former residence of Saint Nino, Samtavro monastery. At dinner time, ask your guide for the best place to sample Georgian cuisine before heading back to your hotel in Tbilisi.

Kazbegi: Magic Christmas Tour

4. Kazbegi: Magic Christmas Tour

Find out how Georgia celebrates Christmas and why Georgians celebrate Christmas on January 6 on a guided walking tour of Kazbegi. Hear about a wide variety of Georgian traditions and customs, which include a range of seasonal products. Together with a professional local guide, sense the magic that the Christmas and Advent period brings to Kazbegi. Visit the most beautifully decorated places in the city, and feel spellbound by the charming atmosphere in the streets at this time of year. Experience Kazbegi from a different perspective and live an authentic white mountain Christmas with your family and friends.

Mtskheta: The Best of Mtskheta Walking Tour

5. Mtskheta: The Best of Mtskheta Walking Tour

Discover why Mtskheta is a famous holiday destination. The magical town offers a long collection of historic buildings, markets, and top attractions which everyone should visit at least once in their life. Discover Mtskheta’s best attractions, with downtown just the beginning of the city's charms. The vibrant and contrasting city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Caucasian history, and you are bound to be stunned with the history-rich streets and its beautiful architecture examples. Get ready to experience Georgia from a different perspective as your local guide reveals the secrets and interesting facts about one of the last secluded European cities.

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What people are saying about Mtskheta-Mtianeti

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

We very much enjoyed our trip and has a great time with our Guide Mana. He nailed the balance of letting us do our thing whilst also being helpful and informative. He had excellent English and we were easily able to enjoy his company and have interesting conversations. Key things to know: Lunch is not a thing. If you’d like to eat during the 9-11 hour tour, bring a pack up! Currently there is a need to use a 4x4 at your cost to get up the last bit - we were aware, so didn’t mind. But it was an extra 100GEL so may need to be factored in. Ladies seem to need skirts/wraps when entering monasteries and donations and toilet costs are common - so take some small change…Still well worth the money though :0)

Awesome and chic journey. Everything was great. Our driver Rezo and guide Maya were very nice and sociable people. Thanks to them, our day was great and we got a lot of positive emotions. The places were impressive and very scenic, this organized chain of places must be done. We were shown Georgia as a very majestic and beautiful country with an interesting history. We were taken to a good restaurant where we enjoyed the atmosphere and cuisine of local life. Everything was really great, we were more than satisfied and highly recommend this Journey !!!

This is tour is amazing! The whole day tour was very worth it. Our tour guide Goga is very accommodating, very informative and he make sure that we are satisfied and happy. He’s an excellent photographer also. i would highly recommend him. Thumbs up! P.S try to bring youf iwn bottled water and snacks for long drive way to kazbegi

I booked through getyourguide.com last minute but they were very prompt in responding and gave whatever they promised.

An excellent tour that takes in some of the most beautiful spots in Georgia.