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Discovery of Caucasus Holiday Planner Tours to Georgia A Holiday in Georgia: from the Mountains to the Black Sea - Batumi (GE-10)

A Holiday in Georgia: from the Mountains to the Black Sea - Batumi (GE-10)

Group size
2-12 people
Season
Summer
Duration
10 days
Departs
Saturday
Starts
Tbilisi
Ends
Tbilisi
Countries
Georgia
Cities
Ananuri, Batumi, Gori, Gudauri, Kazbegi, Kutaisi, Mtskheta, Tbilisi, Uplistikhe
Batumi - 4 nights
Gudauri - 1 night
Kutaisi - 1 night
Tbilisi - 3 nights
Price
from $1,595
Reservation
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This 10 day cultural tour of Georgia gives you the opportunity to visit some of the country’s most significant cities. You’ll discover why so many people rate the capital Tbilisi so highly as you explore its charming old town. Travelling out into the countryside, you’ll be treated to the spectacular mountain panoramas of Kazbegi and atmospheric subterranean caverns, via ancient churches and historic fortresses. We’ve built in plenty of time in Batumi towards the end of your tour for you to unwind and relax. If you prefer to be on the go, there’s plenty to occupy your time in this popular seaside resort beside the glittering Black Sea.
 

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Tbilisi
Day 1
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Begin your adventure as you touch down in the capital Tbilisi. Our representative will be waiting in the arrivals hall to welcome you to Georgia and see that you reach your city centre hotel safely. Overnight Tbilisi. (Dinner)
Day 2
Tbilisi City Tour
Gala Dinner & Folklore Show
Tbilisi has bags of charm and you’ll soon see why it’s a favourite with travellers. After breakfast we’ll help you get acquainted with the characterful old town, starting at the 8th century Methekhi church from which there’s a fabulous view over the city. There are several key sites that any visitor should include on their itinerary and we’ll make sure you don’t miss them: the 4th century Narikala fortress, the 6th century Antchiskhati church, Sioni cathedral built in the 12th century and Tbilisi’s synagogue. Over in the newer part of town, you’ll admire the exhibits on display in the Georgian National Museum and also take a stroll along the main shopping street, Rustaveli Avenue. Tonight’s dinner is a special one - you can get to know your fellow travellers as you enjoy a typically Georgian meal and some folk dancing or singing. Breakfast, dinner and overnight Tbilisi.
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Kazbegi - Gudauri
Day 3
Transfer by car / minibus: Tbilisi - Mtskheta
Walking Tour. Visit Jvari Church and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Transfer by car / minibus: Mtskheta - Ananuri
Ananuri Castle Guided Tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Ananuri - Kazbegi
Visit Gergeti Trinity Church
Transfer by car / minibus: Kazbegi - Gudauri
Before Tbilisi was the Georgian capital, that status was awarded to Mtskheta, so we’ll call in and pay a visit to the UNESCO-listed Jvari Church, and the 11th century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Today’s highlight, however, is likely to be the 14th century Gergeti Trinity Church, which we’ll reach by jeep as the road is a bumpy one. Located on a lofty hillside in the shadow of a glacier, this extraordinary place is well worth the bumpy ride and the views from all sides are simply magnificent. Tonight our base is in the ski resort of Gudauri, where the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Kazbegi region awaits. Breakfast, dinner and overnight Gudauri
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Uplistikhe - Gelati - Kutaisi
Day 4
Transfer by car / minibus: Gudauri - Gori
Stalin Museum Guided Tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Gori - Uplistikhe
Uplistikhe Cave Town Guided Tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Uplistikhe - Kutaisi
Gelati Monastery Guided Tour
It’s time to head west, on the trail of one of history’s most infamous leaders. Though Joseph Stalin is best known for his role as leader of the Soviet Union, he wasn’t born in Russia. Instead, he began life’s journey in Gori, and we’ll learn a little of his early years when we make our first stop today. Afterwards, we’ll drive 6 miles or so to Uplistikhe. It’s one of the oldest settlements in the country, dating back as far as the second millennium BC; people lived here in ancient times in caves hewn from the rock. Continuing on towards Kutaisi, we visit the Gelati Monastery and Academy Complex, a 12th century UNESCO World Heritage Site. Breakfast, dinner and overnight Kutaisi.
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Bagrati - Promete - Batumi
Day 5
Bagrati Cathedral Guided Tour
Visit Prometheus Cave
Transfer by car / minibus: Kutaisi - Tbilisi
Georgia’s third largest city, Kutaisi is best known for the Bagrati Cathedral. This reconstructed church dates from the 11th century and attracts many pilgrims and tourists. After we’ve explored this important site, we’ll move on to Prometheus Cave. This karst cavern system consists of more than twenty caves, six of which are open to the public. With its colourfully lit stalactites and stalagmites, it’s a must-see while we’re in the area. From there, we’ll push on to Batumi, our base for the next four nights. Breakfast, dinner and overnight Batumi.
Day 6
Batumi City Tour
As well as being known for its jaw-dropping mountain scenery, Georgia also shares a Black Sea coastline. Batumi is one of the main resorts and makes a convenient base to relax and unwind. First, though, we’ll show you around on an included city tour. Our guide will lead you around the old town and you’ll visit the piazza, the Catholic Church and the Kissing Monument of Ali and Nino.This afternoon we’ll drive over to Gonio Fortress, which dates from the 1st century AD. Its position at the head of the Chorokhi and Adjaristskali valleysmeant that it sat at the intersection of southwestern Georgia with the Black Sea coast. For that reason it was strategically important to the Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans. After returning to the hotel, the guide will leave you for a few nights so that you can enjoy some independent travel. Breakfast and overnight Batumi.
Day 7
Free day
Today’s a free day so you can explore Batumi at your own pace. If you’re undecided as to what to do, we recommend strolling along the seafront and taking a closer look at Batumi’s promenade and beach. For a wider view, why not climb to the top of the 130 metre high Alphabetic Tower, which is easy to identify as it is adorned with Georgian script. From its observation deck, you’ll have an uninterrupted view over the waterfront, city and surrounding countryside. Overnight Batumi. (Breakfast)
Day 8
Free day
As yesterday, this is a free day, giving you the opportunity again to pursue your own interests. Perhaps you might enjoy a stroll through the Batumi Botanical Garden, established in 1912. Across a 111 hectare site, this glorious garden contains many native species as well as displays focused on places as far afield as Australia and Mexico. Overnight Batumi. (Breakfast)
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Tbilisi
Day 9
Day train: Batumi - Tbilisi
Transfer from the railway station to the hotel
Today you’ll make your way to Tbilisi by train. Georgia’s rail network spans the breadth of the country and there’ll most likely be the opportunity to learn a little of the country from those you meet on the train. When you reach Tbilisi, you’ll be met by our driver for your included transfer and spend the night in a comfortable city centre hotel. Overnight Tbilisi. (Breakfast)

Alternatively you can stay overnight in Batumi and not travel to Tbilisi. There is an international airport in Batumi from where you can depart home.
Day 10
Transfer from the hotel to the airport
It’s time to say farewell to Georgia and head home. Our driver will take you to the airport in good time for your flight. We trust that you have enjoyed your tour and hope to see you again soon. (Breakfast)
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Dates and prices
Please read notes at the bottom of the table to learn more about the meaning of each pricing section
Travel package
Year of travel
2023
Travel dates Excluding flights Single / Solo supplement Book
03/11/2023 - 03/20/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
03/18/2023 - 03/27/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
03/25/2023 - 04/03/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
04/01/2023 - 04/10/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
04/08/2023 - 04/17/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
04/15/2023 - 04/24/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
04/22/2023 - 05/01/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
04/29/2023 - 05/08/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
05/06/2023 - 05/15/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
05/13/2023 - 05/22/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
05/20/2023 - 05/29/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
05/27/2023 - 06/05/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
06/03/2023 - 06/12/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
06/10/2023 - 06/19/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
06/17/2023 - 06/26/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
06/24/2023 - 07/03/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
07/01/2023 - 07/10/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
07/08/2023 - 07/17/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
07/15/2023 - 07/24/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
07/22/2023 - 07/31/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
07/29/2023 - 08/07/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
08/05/2023 - 08/14/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
08/12/2023 - 08/21/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
08/19/2023 - 08/28/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
08/26/2023 - 09/04/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
09/02/2023 - 09/11/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
09/09/2023 - 09/18/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
09/16/2023 - 09/25/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
09/23/2023 - 10/02/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
09/30/2023 - 10/09/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
10/07/2023 - 10/16/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
10/14/2023 - 10/23/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
10/21/2023 - 10/30/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
10/28/2023 - 11/06/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
11/04/2023 - 11/13/2023 $1,595 $215 / $365 book now
Travel dates Excluding flights Single / Solo supplement Book
03/11/2023 - 03/20/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
03/18/2023 - 03/27/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
03/25/2023 - 04/03/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
04/01/2023 - 04/10/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
04/08/2023 - 04/17/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
04/15/2023 - 04/24/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
04/22/2023 - 05/01/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
04/29/2023 - 05/08/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
05/06/2023 - 05/15/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
05/13/2023 - 05/22/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
05/20/2023 - 05/29/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
05/27/2023 - 06/05/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
06/03/2023 - 06/12/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
06/10/2023 - 06/19/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
06/17/2023 - 06/26/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
06/24/2023 - 07/03/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
07/01/2023 - 07/10/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
07/08/2023 - 07/17/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
07/15/2023 - 07/24/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
07/22/2023 - 07/31/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
07/29/2023 - 08/07/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
08/05/2023 - 08/14/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
08/12/2023 - 08/21/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
08/19/2023 - 08/28/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
08/26/2023 - 09/04/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
09/02/2023 - 09/11/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
09/09/2023 - 09/18/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
09/16/2023 - 09/25/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
09/23/2023 - 10/02/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
09/30/2023 - 10/09/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
10/07/2023 - 10/16/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
10/14/2023 - 10/23/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
10/21/2023 - 10/30/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
10/28/2023 - 11/06/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now
11/04/2023 - 11/13/2023 $1,695 $375 / $365 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in US dollars. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section "Included" in the tour description.
  2. Price "Excluding flight" does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights. Alternatively we can quote for flights from any international airport.
  3. Single supplement goes towards single room accommodation.
  4. Solo supplement is payable in the unlikely event when you are the only person on the tour. It will be refunded if other people join the same tour.
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