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

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

Activity provider: Real Georgia Tours
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From US$ 61.72 per person

Enjoy a day of mountain scenery and ancient forts on a tour from Tbilisi. Follow the historic Georgian Military Highway to Ananuri Fort, Jinvali Reservoir, the Gudauri Friendship Monument, and more.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
From your hotel or holiday apartment in Tbilisi
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Feast your eyes on the spectacular scenery of the Caucasian mountain range
  • Explore the highlights of the region on a full-day trip with a local guide
  • Marvel at the medieval Gergeti Trinity Church and its mountainous surroundings
  • Enjoy the calm beauty of the Zhinvali Reservoir and ancient Ananuri Fort
  • Get the chance to sample traditional khinkali dumplings at a local restaurant
Full description

Discover the magic of the mountains on a full-day guided trip from Tbilisi. Visit Zhinvali Reservoir, Ananuri Fort, Gudauri, the Cross Pass, Kazbegi National Park, and the famous Gergeti Trinity Church. Admire panoramic views and old forts, and have the chance to sample the local cuisine.

Start your tour at your hotel or holiday apartment if you choose the private tour option, or at a central meeting point in Tbilisi if you opt for the shared tour. Then, head northward and enjoy stunning views.

Stop at the Zhinvali Reservoir, a calm lake surrounded by green hills. From there, discover the impressive Ananuri Fort. Explore the remains, the yard, and the old tower while your guide tells you the story of this place. Continue along the Georgian Military Highway to see more scenic and interesting spots, including a mineral spring that is believed to have healing powers, before reaching Gudauri and the Cross Pass.

Take in the views at the Soviet Monument of Friendship, and marvel at the panoramic views of mountains and gorges from one of the best panoramic platforms in Georgia. Stop at Kazbegi, the center of the region and home to the famous Gergeti Trinity Church. In the summer, you can choose to hike to the church or go there by car.

On the way back, your guide will show you the locals' favorite restaurant, where you can try authentic mountain-style khinkali dumplings (included in the shared tour; at your own expense on the private tour) before you return to Tbilisi.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Driver/guide
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary
  • All gas expenses
  • SUV to Gergeti church (private tour option only)
  • Souvenirs
  • Lunch (unless option selected)
Not suitable for
  • People with vertigo
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide and the rest of the group at the Big Bicycle monument on Rose Revolution square (walking distance from Rustaveli metro station)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking indoors
  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • The tour follows curved mountain roads which may provoke vertigo in people sensitive to altitude
  • Modest clothing is required to enter the churches. Legs must be covered and women should cover their head
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Amazing tour. Our guide was extremly friendly and easy to talk to, actually by doing this tour we have won a new friend. The landscape and sites showing at this tour are literally incredible, from the old monasteries to the mindblowing kaukasus mountains. Plus the restaurant chosen, was very very tasty and made the best khinkali i have tasted so far. Thank you for this amazing tour, would recommend it to anyone.

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April 18, 2022

Kazbegi is a must on everyone's visit but the trip was even better than I had expected. The visit started with Ananuri fortress, set in stunning landscape which just kept getting more and more beautiful as the trip progressed. Kazbegi mountain and the Gergeti Trinity church are picture perfect and the Monument to Russian-Georgian friendship was breathtaking. We also fitted in time for a visit to Gudauri and had a typical mountain lunch of khinkali and khachapuri. The trip was really well organised and Irakli was a great guide.

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February 22, 2022

We can absolutely recommend this tour to anyone coming to Tbilisi! Georgi was a great guide and host. The communication upfront was easy and the pickup from our location went super smooth and fast. In Georgi's comfortable car, we drove to the north with many beautiful stops along the way. Georgi's English is perfect and during the ride he told us many interesting facts about Georgia and its history. The stops on the tour are all breathtaking and after you take pictures you might think the background is photoshopped - that's how beautiful it is. We had the Khinkhali lunch option included and didn't regret it as the food at the restaurant that Georgi took us to was delicious. All in all, we would recommend to take this tour on your first days in Tbilisi, as Georgi will also then be able to share his recommendations for places to eat/see in the city as well, which have served us very well for the rest of our trip. Thank you very much Georgi!

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November 21, 2021

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