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

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

    Start your tour at Jvari Monastery, 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, the old capital of Georgia. Continue to Zhinvali Water Reservoir, located on the Georgian Military Highway. Learn the history of this Soviet dam, constructed in the 1980s. Then, arrive at the Ananuri Fortress, the seat of the Eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi. Discover the intriguing plots of this feudal dynasty that ruled the area from the 13th century. Explore the site of numerous historic battles and take in the magnificent scenery — ideal for landscape photography. After Ananuri Fortress, have lunch in Pasanauri, the homeland of the most famous traditional Georgian food, Khinkali. Admire the Friendship Monument of Georgian and Russian people in Gu...

    It was a perfect tour.Thanks to our guide Zura and the speedy driver Micha.They were really exceptional.We saw a lot and enjoyed it so much!

  • Tbilisi: Kazbegi, Gergeti & Ananuri Mountains Full-Day Tour

    2. Tbilisi: Kazbegi, Gergeti & Ananuri Mountains Full-Day Tour

    Start your tour at 9:00 AM from your hotel or holiday apartment. Head northwards and enjoy stunning views. Stop at the Jinvali water reservoir, a calm lake surrounded by green hills. From there, discover the impressive Ananuri Fort. Explore the remains, walk through the yard and the old tower while your guide tells you the story of this beautiful place. The Georgian Military Highway is full of scenic and interesting spots including a mineral spring, which is believed to have healing powers. Reach Gudauri and the Cross Pass. Take in the views at the Soviet Monument of Friendship, home to one of the most beautiful panorama platforms in Georgia, with stunning panoramas of the mountains and gorges. Next, stop at Kazbegi, the center of the region and home to the famous Gergeti church. Switch to a specially equipped SUV to take you up the rugged road to the church. After Gergeti, go off the ...

    George is the best tour guide I have ever had. He made the entire trip fun and was very accommodating. I highly recommend that you request him if you are going on this trip. George's vehicle is very comfortable as well. Horse back riding add on is a must and gave us some of the best views on this trip

  • Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Tour from Tbilisi

    3. 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.

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

  • From Tbilisi: Ananuri-Kazbegi Mountains Cultural Tour

    4. From Tbilisi: Ananuri-Kazbegi Mountains Cultural Tour

    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 ...

    Very cool guide Zaza, we were a small group of 11 people, met pretty great people there. The views are amazing and totally worth traveling there.

  • Gudauri and Kazbegi: Private Day Trip from Tbilisi

    5. Gudauri and Kazbegi: Private Day Trip from Tbilisi

    Kick off your 10-hour day trip with a pick-up from your hotel anywhere in Tbilisi. Visit Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia, and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Afterwards, you will have the chance to visit Jvari monastery and enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the ancient capital. Moving forward, you will drive on a Georgian military road towards Kazbegi/Stepantsminda. On the way, you will visit Ananuri fortress on Jinvali dam. Pass by Gudauri Ski Resort, and stop at the Georgian Russian "friendship" monument, Cross Pass, and Kazbegi. Enjoy lunch on a wonderful terrace at Rooms Hotel Kazbegi, which overlooks the glacier of Kazbegi, or at typical Georgian restaurant with traditional food. For your last stop, travel via a 4x4 vehicle towards the Trinity Monastery at 2,200 meters above sea level. Your day trip will conclude with drop off back at your hotel.

  • Full Day Mtskheta & Kazbegi With Gourmet Lunch

    6. Full Day Mtskheta & Kazbegi With Gourmet Lunch

    After being picked up by your guide at 9:00am, you will start your day trip towards Kazbegi. Passing by the old capital of Georgia, you will visit the Jvari monastery, built in the 7th Century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, you will head towards Jhinvali Dam - made during the Soviet era in Georgia. Only ten minutes drive away, you will stop at Ananuri Castle. Passing by Gudauri ski resort, you will stop by a panoramic view point to admire the Great Caucasus Mountain Range. Then continue towards Kazbegi Village, a top destination in Georgia for its unique people, landscapes, and food. Go on a 4WD ride to reach Gergeti Trinity Church and explore above the clouds. Enjoy a delicious lunch before driving back to Tbilisi.

    Mariam is my tour guide. She is a very nice person and very friendly. She showed and explained to us a lot of information. She helped to adjust the itinerary to fit with traffic and weather. It was a wonderful experience to have here. We are impressed!!

  • Tbilisi: Private Full-Day Tour to Kazbegi

    7. Tbilisi: Private Full-Day Tour to Kazbegi

    Start with pickup from your hotel in Tbilisi and meet your professional guide. Travel north of Tbilisi and first visit the historic capital city of Georgia, Mtskheta. See the main cathedral of the city, Svetitkhoveli, and the monastery complex of Jvari as you learn about the strategic importance of the city. Continue the journey to the Kazbegi region. Enjoy the panoramic views of Ananuri Castle and the Jinvali Water Reservoir, with some stops along the way to take some photos. There will also be an opportunity to taste some traditional Georgian traditional snacks during the day Finally, hike to the scenic Gergeti Trinity Church. Admire the amazing scenery that surrounds you on all sides as you stand at this remote location. Afterward, return to Tbilisi in the evening.

  • Tbilisi: Kazbegi, Waterfalls and Dariali

    8. Tbilisi: Kazbegi, Waterfalls and Dariali

    The Greater Caucasus Mountain or Kazbegi tour is the most popular tour for this entire region. The tour kicks off at 9:00AM or 10:00AM and lasts for approximately 10 hours. The road to Kazbegi is arguably one of the most breathtaking and scenic drives in Georgia, offering fantastic views of the rolling hills and mountainous regions in this area. Throughout the tour guests will visit ancient monuments such as the Ananuri Fortress,  the “Friendship Monument”, and the famous Gergeti Trinity Church, from where guests will be able to see the striking Mount Kazbeg. Following a visit to the Gergeti Trinity church, the road will continue to Dariali Gorge to see Gveleti Waterfalls and the Georgian-Russian border. After a visit to the Dariali Gorge, guests will be offered a lunch and Chacha tasting in either a family-owned restaurant or in a luxury hotel offering spectacular panoramic views. Thi...

  • Mount Kazbegi Day Tour from Tbilisi

    9. Mount Kazbegi Day Tour from Tbilisi

    Mount Kazbegi, measuring in at 5,033 meters above sea level, is rich with tales of Georgian folklore and spectacular views over the surrounding landscape. Begin your day early with pick-up at your hotel in Tbilisi, and as you travel along the Georgian Military Highway from Tbilisi, stop in at the 16th-century Ananuri Fortress, located by the Aragvi River. Admire its high, turreted stone walls, which protect two churches, a watch tower, a spring and a reservoir, and the beautifully carved facade adorned with animal, floral and Celtic style patterns. Continue the tour to the Cross Pass, from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and the beautiful Aragvi River gorge, and then make your way to the village of Stepantsminda, located at the foot of Kazbegi mountain. On the slopes of the mountain, discover the ancient 12th-century Gergeti Trinity church and the famous 5th-centu...

    The Kasbegi trip was the highlight of our Georgian tour with our base at Tbilisi.The Guide and tour were friendly and mindful not to converse in Georgian too often and apologised on one or two occasions.They made it a point to highlight all the landmarks and panoramic sights and a brief history of each.They prioritized the customers comfort and always sought permission before hand including when stopping for lunch.Recommended strongly that wine for which Georgia is famous is purchased from these fair priced shops rather than the wine shops as very often we got far better competitive prices in these supermarkets than in the wineries ( where they often hike prices according to the customers appearance) Strongly recommended is the Paragliding arranged on the way back, it is secure and well conducted by international licensed pilots who familiarize you with all the rules Paragliding. The tour of the Gergeti Trinity church at the top of Mt Kazbegi is a lifetime unforgettable experience.

  • From Tbilisi: Full Day Tour of Kazbegi, Ananuri and Gergeti

    10. From Tbilisi: Full Day Tour of Kazbegi, Ananuri and Gergeti

    Depart from Tbilisi by comfortable minivan along the Georgian Military Road that runs between Tbilisi (Georgia) and Vladikavkaz (Russia). On the way there will be lots to see, including the Ananuri fortress, which stands beside the famous Georgian Military Highway overlooking the large Jhinvali Lake. Your next stop is a remarkable ski resort located at an altitude of 2200 meters above sea level. Head to the top station, at 3,306 meters, called summit Sadzele. From here, continue your trip to Gergeti Trinity Church, erected on the southern slopes of Mkinvarcveri. Gergeti Trinity Church is an important temple and remarkable for its beautiful scenery. Built 600 years ago, its stones have weathered repeated blizzards, rain and invasions to stand as a proud symbol of Georgian resilience in the face of adversity. It's also the photographer’s perfect shot. After this visit, you will arrive at...

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 101 reviews

I highly recommend getting this tour as its so helpful having someone explain everything you're seeing. Giorgi was a wonderful tour guide who went above and beyond into making our Kazbegi tour an unforgettable one. He was also someone that is passionate about his job and so its fun talking with him. Get this tour if you want to 1- see the naturistic side of Georgia 2 - be accompanied by a friendly tour guide who will make your day trip an unforgettable one.

George is the best tour guide I have ever had. He made the entire trip fun and was very accommodating. I highly recommend that you request him if you are going on this trip. George's vehicle is very comfortable as well. Horse back riding add on is a must and gave us some of the best views on this trip

Zura was an excellent guide, he was friendly, laid-back and knowledgeable. He really made our tour fun and easy, I can’t wait to come back and see more of beautiful Georgia!

It was a perfect tour.Thanks to our guide Zura and the speedy driver Micha.They were really exceptional.We saw a lot and enjoyed it so much!

George was an informative, friendly guide with excellent English. We couldn't rate the tour highly enough!