Day 1: Travel day
Upon arrival in Tbilisi, the guides of TRAVELDASH await you in the arrivals hall. From the airport, a transfer is arranged to the hotel in the heart of the historic city center. Depending on your arrival time, you have a free evening.
Day 2: Introduction to Tbilisi and Georgian cuisine
Today we start the day with a city walk through Tbilisi. With a local English speaking guide we walk through the old streets of Tbilisi. After the tour we will have lunch in the city center.
Then we will take a closer look at the Georgian cuisine. Together with experienced chefs we will make various Georgian traditional dishes. After preparation we can enjoy our own creations together with Georgian wine matching the dishes we have prepared. The rest of the evening is free to spend.
Day 3: Ethnographic museum and wine tasting
In the morning, after breakfast, we’ll drive to one of the largest open air museums in Georgia.
Day 4: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Kutaisi
Today we leave Tbilisi behind and drive towards West Georgia. Here we visit the old center and the ancient Cathedral Svetitskhoveli.
Day 5: Gelati monastery, Prometheus caves and Tskhaltubo spa
Today we start the day with a visit to one of the most famous churches in Georgia; The Gelati monastery. A beautiful monastery on a hill with an amazing view over Kutaisi. The monastery was built by one of the most powerful kings of Georgia in the 9th century, this period is also called the golden age of Georgia. This monastery is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After visiting the monastery we drive to the next location; the caves of Prometheus. This cave complex is about 11 kilometers and has 22 different halls. Part of this is open to visitors. The cave complex takes its name from the Greek myth of Prometheus that was chained to the rocks in this area. From the cave complex we drive to the next highlight: Tskhaltubo.
This cave complex is about 11 kilometers and has 22 different halls. Part of this is open to visitors. The cave complex takes its name from the Greek myth of Prometheus that was chained to the rocks in this area.
From the cave complex we drive to the next highlight: Tskhaltubo. This village has been known since the Soviet Union for its various spas, thermal baths and healing water for, for example, rheumatism patients. The water comes out of the ground at about 35 degrees and cures all kinds of skin conditions. We are going to take a walk through the new and old part of the village. A number of sanatoriums have been restored to their former glory. But also some have fallen into disrepair and are empty. It is a beautiful sight and it almost seems like a time travel back to Soviet times. After a walk through the village we return to Kutaisi and have dinner together.
Day 6: Martvili canyons
After breakfast we leave Kutaisi behind again and drive towards Martvili. Here we will find Georgia’s most famous canyons. After exploring the canyons from above, we take a boat tour through the canyon.
Then we visit one of the oldest structures in Georgia: Nokalakevi. This fortress was already mentioned in scripts from the 6th century BC.
After a tour through the fortress and a visit to the hot springs, we drive to the last canyon of today; the Okatse Canyon. We walk through a steel construction hanging in the canyon. This gives us a great panoramic view of the entire area.
At the end of the day we drive back to Kutaisi.
Day 7: From Kutaisi to Batumi
Today we leave in the morning and head to the coastal city of Batumi. On the way we stop in the Guria region. This region is known for its tea production. Today we visit a tea plantation and the associated building. We get a guided tour and get an explanation about the production of tea and the history of tea in Guria. After the visit to the tea house we continue our way towards Batumi.
When we arrive we have a few hours off to check in and freshen up. Then we take a city walk through the city along some special buildings and various art objects of Batumi.
The evening is free to spend.
Day 8: Tamar Mepe
Today we go inland again and explore the province of Adjara. We make a round trip starting in Batumi. First we pass the Tamar Mephe bridge. This bridge dates back to the 12th century and is still in a pretty good condition. The bridge in the middle of the green subtropical nature of the National Park is a beautiful picture.
A bit further, we visit the waterfall which is also called after the queen. Next, we drive back towards Batumi and stop at a nice winery along the way. Here we have a short tour around the place and get a chance to taste some of the wines produced in this region.
Our thirst is quenched and we return to Batumi. The rest of the evening is free to spend.
Day 9: Free day in Batumi
This day is completely free to spend. It is possible to walk around the city center or go to the beach. There is also a cable car that goes up from the center to the mountains behind. From here you have a breathtaking view of the city and the sea. It is also possible to drive about 30 minutes south by taxi. Here along the coastline you have beautiful quiet pebble beaches with crystal clear water. Or visit the Botanical Garden, just outside Batumi.
In short, there are plenty of options! We help you on your way and everyone can draw up their own plan.
Day 10: Back to Tbilisi
Today after breakfast we leave from Batumi back to Tbilisi. The drive takes about 6 hours. Once back in Tbilisi we check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend.
Day 11: Davit Gareji and wine tasting in a family atmosphere
Today we leave in the morning to the monastery complex of Davit Gareji. We drive from Tbilisi to the Azerbaijani border. Here we visit the monastery of Davit Gareji with the guide. This monastery is almost completely carved into the rocks. The structure dates from the 6th century AD.
After an impressive tour through this extraordinary monastery complex in a semi-desert environment, we continue our way through the province of Kakheti. Our next stop is at Nika’s house. His family lives in a small village which is about an hour drive from Tbilisi. In the house we get an insight on how real Georgians are living. After tasting different wines made by the host himself, we join a Georgian feast. Our guide will tell us more about the table manners, traditions and customs typical of the Georgian Supra – a festive meal.
After a delicious dinner we return to the hotel in Tbilisi. Here we can have a chat and relax on the balcony of the Hotel with an amazing view over the entire city. Here we can have a chat and relax on the balcony of the Hotel with a view over the entire city.
Day 12: Back to the Netherlands
The airport transfer will be ready at the desired time. depending on your departure time, breakfast will be ready for you. For those who would like to stay in Georgia for a few more days, you can book extra nights and we can organize other day trips to, for example, Kazbegi or Gori. If there is still time, breakfast will be ready for you. For those who would like to stay in Georgia for a few more days, we can book extra nights or organize other day trips to, for example to Kazbegi or Gori.