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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.

  • 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.

    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

    3. 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

    4. 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.

  • Tbilisi: Full Day Private Guided Tour to Kazbegi

    5. 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

    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!!

  • From Tbilisi: Full-Day Group Tour to Ananuri and Kazbegi

    7. From Tbilisi: Full-Day Group Tour to Ananuri and Kazbegi

    In the morning depart from Tbilisi and discover the treasures of northern Georgia. First, you will stop at Zhinvali Water Reservoir, where you will find the beautiful Ananuri castle complex. Explore the complex and admire the stunning panoramic views over the reservoir from one of the towers.  Later, visit the resort town of Gudauri, where you will discover the People’s Friendship Arch. Afterward, travel to the town Pasanauri, where you will taste delicious traditional khinkali paired with local wine and Georgian chacha. Next, take an off-road vehicle to the Monastery of St. Trinity, located in the city of Gergeti. At the monastery, you will find the perfect observation deck that will allow you to admire Mount Kazbegi and Stepantsminda. In the evening, after a full day touring northern Gerogia you will return to Tbilisi.

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

    8. 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...

  • From Kazbegi: Day Trip to Gergeti, Gaudauri & Ananuri

    9. From Kazbegi: Day Trip to Gergeti, Gaudauri & Ananuri

    Embark on an exciting full-day tour of Georgia's beautiful countryside, starting at the meeting point in Kazbegi. After meeting your guide and the rest of your group, head towards the Gergeti Holy Trinity Church, located on the slope of the majestic Kazbek Mountain, among snow-covered ranges. Enjoy panoramic views over the town of Stepantsminda and the village of Gergeti.  Lunch will be next. Dine amongst the beautiful nature and try tasty traditional dishes, including the most famous Georgian dish — Khinkali. Following lunch, head to Gudauri, a ski resort situated on a south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain. Enjoy the fresh air of the resort area that offers many activities, including horse-riding, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding, etc. You can also encounter the People's Friendship Arch, an inspiration of the famous sculptor Tsereteli. It was built at an altitude o...

    Very nice place. Our tour guide Luca is the best and very nice. Always smiling and ready to help. Good job Gamarjoba tour esp Luca!

  • Kazbegi: Caucasus Mountains Full-Day Tour

    10. Kazbegi: Caucasus Mountains Full-Day Tour

    The journey takes place in Khevi, a unique region in the Caucasus Mountains, located in the Northeastern part of Georgia. Visit Stepantsminda by crossing the famous Georgian Military Road, Gudauri ski resort, and Jvari Pass. Then, take delight in the panoramic views of the Caucasus Mountains. Visit Ananuri Church and Fortress, which dates back to 16th Century, and stop at the Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument to enjoy breathtaking views. Visit Gergeti Trinity Monastery, built in the 14th Century, located at a height of 2200 meters above sea level. There are two ways to get to the church - approximately three hours of hiking or driving. See and admire one of the highest peaks of Georgia – Kazbegi (5047m). Afterwards you can, of course, taste and enjoy delicious dishes of rich Georgian cuisine.

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What people are saying about Stepantsminda

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 193 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