Stepantsminda
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  • Kazbegi, Stepantsminda, and Gudauri Tour

    1. Kazbegi, Stepantsminda, and Gudauri Tour

    You will depart from Tbilisi early in the morning, in the direction of Kazbegi. On the way, there will be some very interesting places to visit. Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble is a sixteenth-century castle complex on the Aragvi River. The fortress stands beside the famous Georgian Military Highway, overlooking the large Jinvali Lake. Its high, turreted stone walls protect two churches, a watchtower, and a reservoir. The main church facade is beautifully carved with animal, floral and Celtic style patterns. Next stop on the way is Gudauri, a remarkable ski resort in Georgia. The resort is at the altitude of 7,217 feet (2,200 meters) above sea level. The first lower lift station is at 6528 feet (1,990 meters ) above sea level and the last, or top, the station is at a 3,306-meter called summit Sadzele. The resort offers high-quality skiing opportunities, with the ski season lasting from...

    Aleksi is a super host. I never had such a great experience earlier. He has real knowledge & background of Georgian history. Super highly recommended You won't find better than Aleksi

  • Georgia: Caucasus Mountains Hike and Alpine Meadow Camping

    2. 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...

  • From Tbilisi: Paragliding in the Caucasus with Lunch

    3. From Tbilisi: Paragliding in the Caucasus with Lunch

    Begin the day with pickup from your accommodation in Tbilisi. Make a sightseeing stop at Ananuri Fortress, before arriving at the paragliding venue at approximately 12 PM. Receive safety advice from an instructor from the Georgian Paragliding Federation before take off. You’ll get the chance to soar through the sky for 15 minutes, accompanied by an expert instructor. Take photos whilst up there, or ask the instructor to record video with a GoPro. After the exhilarating flight, spend 30 minutes at a panoramic viewpoint called Friendship Monument before continuing to Stepantsminda village. Stop here for the included lunch and soft drink. Next, walk approximately 1 hour to Gergeti Trinity Church. The church dates back to the 14th century and offers spectacular views of the surroundings from its elevation of 2,170 meters. For guests that would prefer not to walk so far, a car is available...

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

    4. 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...

  • 1-Day Tour to Kazbegi & Gergeti Trinity Church

    5. 1-Day Tour to Kazbegi & Gergeti Trinity Church

    This one day tour to Kazbegi & Gergeti Trinity Church offers stunning natural landscapes with must-see cultural sights. You will travel to the Ananuri castle complex which unites two medieval defensive towers, two churches, and defensive walls. Afterwards, you travel to Gudauri and enjoy panoramic views over the Caucasus mountains. From here, you depart for Kazbegi town and take a 4X4 drive to Gergeti Trinity Church or take an optional hike to the church (Distance 10 km). You also visit Gveleti waterfalls in Dariali gorge near the Russian border. In the evening, you travel back to Tbilisi. 

  • Kazbegi: Romantic tour

    6. Kazbegi: Romantic tour

    What are the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you take lovely photos? Feel spellbound absorbing the charming atmosphere, and be surprised at how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. What sacred relics and treasures are said to be buried in the caves of the ancient Betlemi monastery? How is Mount Kazbek tied to the Greek Mythology and Prometheus? The answers to these questions and more await you. This tour is especially recommended for the period of St. Valentine's Day.

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What people are saying about Stepantsminda

Words are not enough to thank Mr. Alex who is our Tour guide for visiting Kazbegi, Stepantsminda and Gudauri Tour. He is very professional tour guide and he knows the history well. I booked this tour one month before our actual tour and he assisted me a lot. I enjoyed and in loved the beautiful scenery. Surely, i will come back to Georgia!. I highly recommended friendly.ge!

Very beautiful & picturesque places on this tour. We went in August and the weather was quite pleasant! But, I must say, the experience is made better by the amazing tour guide Alex - he is very knowledgeable, kind & patient (he is an excellent photographer as well and must have taken over 50 pictures for us) Would definitely recommend this tour if you’re visiting Georgia!

Sergio, our private guide was very pleasant, easy going and very accommodating. We got to know him better over lunch at a restaurant that he suggested on the way to Kazbegi where we tried some amazing khinkali. We felt like the experience was personalised. Very recommended.

Aleksi is a super host. I never had such a great experience earlier. He has real knowledge & background of Georgian history. Super highly recommended You won't find better than Aleksi

Really it's amazing trip was a great day aslo specially thank you Alex he's Exellent he show us real tour and traditional food and places excellent explore Georgia tbilisi