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  • Tbilisi: Kazbegi Full-Day Group Tour

    1. Tbilisi: Kazbegi Full-Day Group Tour

    Explore Kazbegi, the mountainous region of Georgia. Feel the Caucasian Georgian spirit in the Caucasus Mountains. Take many beautiful pictures, hear exciting parts of the history, try the traditional Georgian dish Khinkali (Dumpling), discover the most beautiful part of Georgia, and get unforgettable memories. Your first stop is Zhinvali Water Reservoir, also known as a lake, it is located on the Georgian Military Highway. Soviets constructed the dam in the 1980s—a wonderful place to take amazing pictures. The second place is the Ananuri Fortress, a castle, and seat of the Eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty that ruled the area from the 13th century. The fortress was the scene of numerous battles. Ananuri is a perfect place for landscape photography, and there are stunning views of the fortress and Zhinvali Reservoir. After Ananuri Fortress, you have a chance to have lunch in...

    The experience was very nice! The organization and our travel guide were both amazing.

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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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.

  • Ananuri, Gudauri, and Kazbegi Private Tour

    7. Ananuri, Gudauri, and Kazbegi Private Tour

    After meeting your driver, take an exciting drive north along the Georgian Military Highway into the high Caucasus Mountains. This spectacular highway winds its way through sheer mountains on a route that runs for 220 km from Tbilisi to Vladikavkaz in Russia and dates back to the 1st century BC. Pass by the Zhinvali Dam hydroelectric dam and reservoir on the Aragvi River which blends in with the surrounding environment perfectly. Enjoy the view of the turquoise waters from Ananuri Fortress, a popular tourist sight with stunning, panoramic views. Descend to the shores of the reservoir until you reach Ananuri fortress, built by the Dukes of Aragvi and eith parts dating back to the 13th century. Admire the two fortifications joined by a crenelated curtain wall and the well-preserved, large square tower, known as the Sheupovari. Continue along the highway towards the Gudauri ski resort sit...

    i love this trip!special mention with sheva the tour guide he's very well versed when it comes to georgian history he cares for their guest as much as he could and also he is a nice person as well as the driver he drive carefully though we were quite shocked since this is our first encounter with this kinds of road going to gudauri.to sum it all it was a perfect and memorable experience i won't forget and we'll definitely recommend your tour to our friends and relatives in the Philippines!!cheers guys!#ilovegeorgia

  • Tbilisi: Full Day Private Guided Tour to Kazbegi

    8. Tbilisi: Full Day Private Guided Tour to Kazbegi

    Start the day with pickup from your hotel in Tbilisi and then head to Jinali, the largest reservoir of eastern Georgia. Marvel at the stunning landscape of the scene and then travel to the fortress of Ananuri, which is one of the best monuments of late feudal Georgia. The impressive fortress provides and interesting insight into how the people lived in that long-ago time, and from your guide, learn about how this period of history influenced the country. The Ananurian structures at the fortress are perfectly preserved, unlike other similar historic structures. This feature evokes interest in the fortress of both tourists and historians, and since 2012 the fortress has held the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the fortress, enjoy a lunch break at a nearby restaurant, or opt for a tasting of the traditional Georgian Khinkali. Following lunch, head to Gudauri, a ski resort sit...

    This tour was the highlight of our holiday. The tour was the same as in the advertisment.

  • Full Day Mtskheta & Kazbegi With Gourmet Lunch

    9. 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!!

  • Georgia: Caucasus Mountains Hike and Alpine Meadow Camping

    10. Georgia: Caucasus Mountains Hike and Alpine Meadow Camping

    Start your trip with an early morning drive to the North East of Georgia and explore the Anunuri Castle Complex, where medieval architecture unites two churches, several towers, and defense walls. Marvel at the beautiful frescoes and facades at this fairy tale site and gaze at the views over the Jinvali Resevoir. Travel on to Kazbegi to discover the famous Gergeti Trinity church built in the 14th Century and located 2200 meters above sea level, right below the summit of Mount Kazbegi. After Kazbegi, drive to Jura to start the hike and follow the river basin across the mountainous region to your campsite in the Chaukhi Massif. Spend the night gazing at the stars and refueling your energy for the next day.  Begin day 2 at dawn with a delicious breakfast, before hiking 3.3km over the Chaukhi pass. Descend the slopes of the Chaukhi Massif and reach the Abudelaurebi White Lake at 2800 meter...

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What people are saying about Stepantsminda

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 237 reviews

Great tour with very professional guide George. Wonderful international group with people from all over the world. All planned places visited in time without any delays. Logistics and management in this company is really strong side. I will recommend your tours to all my friends who will visit Georgia in future.

Professional and friendly organisation and tourist guide.Widespread informations about places what we visited.Safe transport.Next time choosing again Them!

Giuna!!! If you’re lucky to get him as your guide you can guarantee it will be a great time! The tour was amazing and the views spectacular.

The experience was very nice! The organization and our travel guide were both amazing.

Very beautiful experience, amazing nature and full of new information