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TBILISI & SVANETI

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TBILISI

Located on the cross roads of Europe and Asia Tbilisi is a year round destination offering its guests uniqueness of attractions and cultural as well as architectural diversity. Best place to feel the real spirit of the city is its old part. Relaxed and welcoming with its wooden houses, old churches, charming cafés and shops, narrow, cobbled streets and sulfur bath houses, the capital has retained this mood for centuries.

SIGHTS TO SEE:

DAY 1

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Rike Park

Rike Park is a public recreation area of the city, popular with families especially in summer. It sits on the left bank of the Mtkvari River, under the gaze of the Presidential Palace. The park is easy to access from the Old City via the glass and steel pedestrian Peace Bridge.

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Narikala Fortress

Narikala Fortress overlooking the old part of the city and the banks of the Mtkvari River stands proudly on a hill as a sentinel of Tbilisi. Climb up on the fortress or ride a cable car to enjoy panoramic views over the old city.

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Sulfur Baths

Fed by naturally hot mineral waters the sulfur baths have been an essential part of life in Tbilisi for centuries. The brick-domed underground baths were built in the 17th century and produce 3 million liters of water every day. To make your visit complete, make sure to have the invigorating massage. High in sulfur and other minerals, with a constant temperature of 38oC to 40oC, the water have long been used as a therapeutic aid for a range of illnesses including skin conditions and arthritis.

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Tbilisi Botanical Garden

Founded in the XVII century, formerly royal garden and nowadays Tbilisi Botanical Garden is open to its visitors to offer nice trails to walk and spectacular waterfall. Here you can find Japanese garden as well.

DAY 2, 3 & 4

Flight to Mestia, Svaneti

Svaneti is undoubtedly one of the most impressive regions of Georgia. Beautiful and mysterious, with well-preserved wild nature, Svaneti offers most adventurous tracks in the country. Uniquely picturesque villages, green valleys, snowcapped mountains rising above flower-strew alpine meadows and stone watch towers that dot the landscape will make you feel in a medieval world. You can find here more than 150 towers most originally built between the 9th and 13th centuries. The regions houses UNESCO’s world heritage site – Village of Ushguli, one of the attractive destinations in Georgia equally popular among foreign and domestic tourists.

This mountain retreat due to its ski resorts and various offerings is a year round destination promising one of the best travel experiences of your life.

DAY 2 - Mestis Sightseeing

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Mestia

This small town in Svaneti has recently been developed as a new ski resort. Famous for its stone towers, beautiful landscapes and mountains Ushba (4 690 m) and Tetnuldi (4 858), it has always been a popular summer destination for advanture and cultural tours.

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Svaneti Museum of History & Ethnography

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Hatsvali Ski Lifts & Panorama

Svanetian skiing resort, Hatsvali, is 8 km away from Mestia. It is a new resort used for not more than three years. Lower lift station is located at an altitude of 1865 meters; the equipment rentals are nearby. Leitner ski lift will take you up to the mountain Zuruldi (2347 meters above sea level) within 10 minutes. At the resort there are also two smaller ski lifts 600 and 800 meters long.

DAY 3

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Ushguli

This UNESCO World Heritage Site within 40 km from Mestia, Ushguli is a picturesque and exceptionally remote village, unique not only for its amazing collection of medieval towers, but also its altitude - 2 200m. As one of the highest villages in Europe, it spends much of the year snowed in. On a clear day it looks straight into the face of Georgia’s highest mountain, Shkhara 5 068.

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Ushguli

On a clear day it looks straight into the face of Georgia’s highest mountain, Shkhara 5 068.

DAY 4 - Departure and overnight in Tbilisi

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Shopping

After sightseeing it is time for shopping, so here are some recommendations where to head to in order to find some international brands or stores of local designers and Georgian craftwork and souvenirs. There are two shopping malls in Tbilisi - East Point and Tbilisi Mall. A shopping gallery, Merani, can be found right on Rustaveli Avenue, and you'll also find shops and among them ones of Georgian designers sprinkled around Freedom Square and the Vake area, Rustaveli and Agmashenebeli Avenues, Kote Abkhazi and Pekini Streets.

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Georgian cuisine Cafes & restaurants

Authentic and very specific to the country, Georgian cuisine is the natural extension of a rich landscape – fed by the pure waters of the Caucasus Mountains. The cuisine offers a variety of dishes, high in herbs and spices and mix of vegetarian and meet dishes. Boutique cafes and fancy restaurants in Tbilisi and other destinations offer traditional Georgian as well as international cuisine.

PRICES & SERVICES INCLUDED


  • Transfers from/to the airport
  • Transportation per the tour program including flight to Mestia
  • Guiding service
  • Cable car fees
  • Museum tickets
  • Accommodation

Tbilisi – 3 nights (BB)
Mestia – 2 nights (BB)

 

Prices are given for double/twin rooms per pax (double occupancy)

HOTELS

AMBASSADORI TBILISI

BILTMORE

ROOMS HOTEL TBILISI

MERCURE TBILISI OLD TOWN

HOLIDAY INN TBILISI

HOTEL COSTE

ZP PALACE

IBIS STYLE TBILISI CENTER

SVANETI HOTELS

LILEO HOTEL

CHUBU HOTEL