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Georgia for first-time visitors

Georgia for first-time visitors

$150 / per person
(18 Reviews)

Overview

There is not enough space in this paragraph to tell you the whole story of how this tour is the best way to feel Georgia in a short time. We will meet you at Tbilisi International Airport on your arrival and take you to the city. We have a Tbilisi walking tour on the same day, which starts at 11:00 and 18:00. This experience will help you get a first impression of the country and taste of Georgian wines.

On the second day, we go from Tbilisi to the Caucasus mountains. First, we visit the reservoir; the castle can enjoy paragliding, rafting, or horse riding. Then, we can see the sunset from the Gergeti church, the most visited place in Georgia and have an overnight stay in the Kazbegi mountains.

The third day is seasonal. In summer, we go hiking, but we go to the Gudauri ski resort in winter. Finally, we return to Tbilisi at night.

We explore the Kakheti wine region on the fourth day and return to Tbilisi afterward.

You can take more free days in Georgia. We  will take you to the Tbilisi airport on any date comfortable for you .Please let us know your flight details after booking the tour.

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Transfer from Tbilisi Airport and Tbilisi city walking Tour
Tbilisi Airport
We will meet you at Tbilisi airport and take you to the city. After the flight, all need to rest a little and then start exploring the country.
Duration: 30 minutes
Rose Revolution Square
We meet all travelers at Rose revolution square, in front of the Radisson blu hotel. You will see a big bicycle monument and our company employees wearing red color clothes. The meeting time depends on your flight time. This tour starts two times a day, 11:00 and 18:00. You can join any of them.
Duration: 10 minutes
Rustaveli Avenue
If you go to Paris, you simply must stroll the Champs Elysees and when you visit Tbilisi, this is the one avenue that has to explore. We explore the most important and magnificent buildings of Tbilisi as well as a lot of hotels, restaurants, cafes, and souvenirs.

Duration: 20 minutes

Freedom Monument
We reach the main square of Georgia-Liberty square, which is at the heart of Tbilisi.
Duration: 10 minutes
Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater

In 2010 Rezo Gabriadze built a unique clock tower next to the marionette theatre in Tbilisi’s old town. Every hour an angel comes out with a small hammer to ring the bell. There is a small puppet theatre inside the tower, and twice a day, at 12:00 and 19:00, you can see a show – “The Circle of Life.” Rezo decorated the tower with hundreds of tiles, which he designed himself, and then it instantly became a prominent architectural attraction of Tbilisi. People often call it the Tower with a clock or The Tower with the angel.

Duration: 20 minutes
The Bridge of Peace
Bridge of Peace is the attraction one wouldn’t want to miss in Tbilisi. A pedestrian glass and steel bridge in a bow-shaped design sit over the Mtkvari (Kura) river in the Georgian capital. It was officially opened in May 2010. The bridge was brought to Georgia from Italy in 200 unassembled components. The bridge is 156 meters long and has more than 10 000 LED bulbs built-in that are switched on daily 90 minutes before the sunset.
Duration: 10 minutes
Rike Park
Rike park is considered to be the youngest recreational area in Tbilisi. It is situated on the left bank of the river Kura (Mtkvari) and has already become a popular place for local and international visitors, especially families, and summer. The Rike park is relatively easy to find, as its main entrance is right from the beautiful pedestrian ‘Bridge of Peace.’ The park hosts numerous entertainment facilities like singing and dancing fountains, artificial climbing walls, children’s maze, mega-chess boards, footpaths, and quiet corners.
Duration: 10 minutes
Monument of King Vakhtang Gorgasali
Vakhtang I Gorgasali, of the Chosroid dynasty, was a king of Iberia, natively known as Kartli, in the second half of the 5th and first quarter of the 6th century. Dating Vakhtang’s reign is problematic. With the alliance to the Byzantine Empire, he led his people into a lengthy struggle against Sasanian Iranian hegemony, which ended in Vakhtang’s defeat and the weakening of the kingdom of Iberia. Tradition also ascribes his reorganization of the Georgian Orthodox Church and the foundation of Tbilisi, Georgia’s modern capital. Ivane Javakhishvili assigns to Vakhtang’s rule the dates c. 449–502,
Duration: 5 minutes
Metekhi Cathedral
Virgin Mary Metekhi church is located on the left bank of the river Mtkvari, on the cliff plateau. The first church on this place was probably built by Vakhtang Gorgasali, symbolically resembling the church built on virgin Mary’s tomb in Gethsemane garden in Jerusalem. According to the legend, the former catholicos Kirion transferred the saint Shushanik to this church in the 7th century.
Duration: 10 minutes
Abanotubani
The “Abanotubani” is the name given to the district in the Old Town of Tbilisi. There is a whole street (Abanos Kucha) of public bathhouses that use the sulfurous waters of the many hot springs in this area.
Duration: 10 minutes
Chreli Abano Spa
Chreli Abano is a place for a sulfur bath that is so popular among tourists and Georgians. The site looks like a mosque, but it’s a sulfur bath, nice to visit and have fun.
Duration: 10 minutes
Leghvtakhevi Waterfall
The place is popular among Georgians and foreigners to chill when it’s hot.
Duration: 10 minutes
Narikala Fortress
Narikala fortress is the most known landmark of Tbilisi. No one leaves Tbilisi without walking around this impressive fortress. You can feel the history of Tbilisi, even though the walls are not in great shape. During the day, the Narikala Fortress draws your attention from all sides of Tbilisi. It overlooks Mtkvari River, which makes Narikala more incredible. Narikala is one of the most visited places in Tbilisi.
Duration: 20 minutes
Kartlis Deda
Kartlis Deda (Mother of a Georgian), erroneously known as Kartlis Deda, is a monument in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, which has become a city symbol. The statue was erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. Prominent Georgian sculptor Elguja Amashukeli designed the twenty-meter aluminum figure of a woman in a Georgian national dress. She symbolizes the Georgian national character: in her left hand, she holds a bowl of wine to greet those who come as friends, and in her right hand is a sword for those who come as enemies.

Duration: 10 minutes

Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi
Marvel at the narrow streets and wooden balconies of the Old town.
Duration: 30 minutes
Shardeni Street
Shardeni Street is one of the most popular and beautiful streets in Tbilisi. This pedestrian street is so well known that any guest that travels to Georgia never leaves this country without visiting Shardeni Street.

Duration: 20 minutes

Wine Tower Tbilisi
We taste Georgian wine at the end of the tour.
Duration: 10 minutes
Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 2
Tbilisi-Jinvali-Ananuri-Gudauri-Kazbegi
Rose Revolution Square
We meet all travelers at Rose revolution square, in front of the Radisson blu hotel. You will see a significant bicycle monument and our company employees wearing red clothes. We’ll meet you at 8:30 AM.
Duration: 10 minutes
Jinvali Water Reservoir
Jinvali Reservoir is located Along the Georgian military highway. Excellent place to take amazing pictures, blue-colored water between three cordilleras.
Duration: 20 minutes
Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
Ananuri fortress dates to the XVI-XVIII centuries, and it is situated on the foreland by the river Aragvi. Ananuri was a castle and seat of the Eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty that ruled the area from the 13th century. The court was the scene of numerous battles. This is a perfect place for landscape photography; there are breathtaking views of the fortress and Jinvali reservoir together. The fortress remained in use until the beginning of the 19th century. In 2007, the complex was on the tentative list for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage Site program.
Duration: 1 hour 
Hotel-Restaurant Kakhaberi
You can go rafting before lunch, which is a great experience. Unique possibility to have lunch in beautiful nature. Try super delicious, homemade, traditional dishes, and most important Khinkali, because you are in the homeland of these dumplings.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Gudauri View Point
In case of good weather, you have the possibility to try Paragliding in Gudauri. Paragliding experience isn’t our service and that is extra cost approximately 100 USD.
Duration: 1 hour 
Russian Georgian Friendship Monument Activities or visit Friendship Monument Georgia-Russia (optional)
The Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument is a monument built in 1983 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk and the ongoing friendship between Soviet Georgia and Soviet Russia. Located on the Georgian Military Highway between the ski resort town of Gudauri and the Jvari pass, the monument is a large round stone and concrete structure overlooking the Devil’s Valley in the Caucasus Mountains. Gudauri ski resort is located on the south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda District, at an elevation of 2,200 meters, above sea level, with a skiing area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun. Gudauri is located in the heart of the Caucasus Mountains. The resort takes on a whole new life as a fabulous sightseeing destination with fresh air, superior areas for horse-riding, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding, etc.
Duration: 1 hour 
Stepantsminda
Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) is known for its scenic location in the Greater Caucasus Mountains and is a trekker and mountain climbing center. Local attractions include Mount Kazbegi itself and the alpine meadows and forests of the surrounding Kazbegi Nature Reserve and Gergeti Trinity Church Outside of town. Therefore in Kazbegi village, we rent a particular car (5-7$ per person) to take us to the top of the mountain to visit Gergeti Trinity Church.
Duration: 30 minutes
Gergeti Trinity Church
Gergeti Trinity Church is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri and under Mount Kazbegi at an elevation of 2170 meters. The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century and is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. In times of danger, precious relics from Mtskheta, including Saint Nino’s Cross were brought here for safekeeping. During the Soviet era, all religious services were prohibited, but the church remained a popular tourist destination. The church is now an active establishment of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church. From the church, you will get an epic panoramic view of the whole valley. The church due to its isolation in the steep mountainous area full of nature, the church remains the most iconic tourist attraction in Georgia. We will be impressed with the view of Mount Kazbegi, which is 5047 m high.
Duration: 30 minutes
After finishing the experience, we stayed in Kazbegi or Gudauri. We can leave you at Rooms Hotel Kazbegi or Best western Hotel Gudauri. We arrive at Rooms hotel around 7:00 PM. We arrive at Best western Gudauri at 8:00 PM.
Overnight in Kazbegi or Gudauri (optional)
Day 3
Kazbegi-Gveleti waterfall-Juta-Tbilisi
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi
We meet all travelers at the terrace rooms Hotel Kazbegi at 13:00. You will see our company employees wearing red color clothes. As we already mentioned, this day is seasonal. We go hiking in Summer and Gudauri ski resort in winter. After that, we are going to Tbilisi. If this is winter and you have overnight in Gudauri, we meet you at Best western hotel Gudauri and take you to Tbilisi. We meet you at 17:00
Duration: 10 minutes
Gveleti Waterfall
See the unique sights along the Georgian Military Highway and visit a hidden treasure next to Dariali Gorge. Gveleti waterfall, translated as “the Snake’s Waterfall,” is one of the most splendid waterfalls in Georgia. It is in Kazbegi, in Gveleti village. The path from Gveleti village to the waterfall is less than 1 km to see scenic views of the Caucasus.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Juta
The village of Juta is one of the highest points – 2200 meters above sea level. With only 18 locals, surrounded by an alpine area, it’s a great place to escape civilization. Moreover, the Chaukhi Mountain range is near the village on the prominent hill of the Caucasus mountain range, at the river Bakurkhevi. All these composition views give visitors incredible satisfaction and a feeling to be a part of nature. After driving to Juta village and hiking up to the hill, you will be surprised by stunning views of Chaukhi Mountain and unforgettable views from the Fifth Season Hotel. It’s a peaceful place with the stunning landscape of the multiple mountain Chaukhi peaks. Breathtaking location. Find the seat to have late lunch or dinner while enjoying the performance of nature.
Duration: 1 hour 
Gudauri Ski Resort
If this is wintertime, we go to the Gudauri ski resort and spend almost the whole day there instead of hiking. Gudauri ski resort is located on the south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda District, at an elevation of 2,200 meters, above sea level, with a skiing area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun. Gudauri is located in the heart of the Caucasus Mountains. The resort takes on a whole new life as a fabulous sightseeing destination with fresh air, select areas for horse-riding, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding, etc.
Duration: 4 hours 
Tbilisi
We return to Tbilisi around 23:00 
Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 4
Tbilisi-Kakheti-wine region-Tbilisi
Rose Revolution Square
We meet all travelers at Rose revolution square, in front of the Radisson blu hotel. You will see a big bicycle monument and our company employees wearing red color clothes. The meeting time is 10:30 AM. Today we go to the Kakheti wine region. Duration: 25 minutes
Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking
Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking Factory (Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking” is one of the most extensive wine and spirits producing companies in Georgia and the Caucasus region. Established in 2001, KTW has brandy, sparkling wine, and chacha with traditional Georgian techniques mixed with the state of art technologies. This allows the company to preserve an old, unique taste of wine and create its own signature style to spread to the world. We will have the possibility to visit the wine factory and try 5 types of Georgian wine and 10 years of Brandy. Advice: •Take your water bottle to drink it between wine tasting. •In a wine factory, it can be low temperature, so take your jackets. •Chkhaveri – White Dry Wine. KTW’s signature wine “Chkhaveri” dates back to 1880 to the village Askana, where wine-maker Antimoz Chkhaidze founded one of that period’s most prominent wine cellars. He used unique grapes in that region and made a new wine type. He named it: “Chkhaveri”.
Duration: 1 hour 
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
The monastery of St. Nino is located in the village of Bodbe, in the Sighnaghi region, Kakheti. The territory of the sanctuary is decorated with flower beds and bushes, vineyards, and a healing spring. The history of the monastery is closely connected with the adoption of Christianity. According to the legend, after the adoption of Christianity, King Miriani had a dream: four stars flew across the four mountains of Georgia, and one of the rays was near Bobde. Nino went there to put a cross on that very place. She lived very modestly in a tent where she died. She was buried in the area where her tent was. At the beginning of the IV century, a monastery was built on the site of the tent. The grave of Nino is located inside the monastery, under the altar, and the altar is strictly forbidden to be photographed.

Duration: 30 minutes

Signagi
Signagi is a small beautiful town in the Kakhetian region. About ten years ago, it was the forgotten dull town. After the extensive restoration, it has become a delightful civilized tourist center with cobbled streets and cozy houses with bright red tile roofs. The town’s architecture is made in the style of southern Italian classicism. Several hotels and guest houses have also been built corresponding to any taste and preferences. Signagi is also known as “the town of love”, and the reason is that there is a unique wedding house, where you can get married at any time without prior delivery of documents. After exploring Signagi, we meet all travelers at the Kusika restaurant and take them back to Tbilisi. The meeting time is 6:45 pm.
Duration: 5 hours 
Rose Revolution Square
We return from Kakheti to Tbilisi at around 9:00 PM. Tonight we can go and enjoy the nightlife or try a traditional Georgian dinner.
Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 5- Day 8
You can take more free days in Georgia. We  will take you to the Tbilisi airport on any date comfortable for you .Please let us know your flight details after booking the tour.
Transfer from Tbilisi to Tbilisi Airport.
Rose Revolution Square
We meet all travelers at Rose revolution square, in front of the Radisson blu hotel. First, you will see a significant bicycle monument and our company employees wearing red clothes. Then, we will take you to the airport at a comfortable time for you.

Duration: 30 minutes

Tour Includes:

2 way airport transfers

All transportation

All Entrance fees

Professional guide service

Wine tastings

Hotel pickup (selected groups only. more then 4 people)

Tour Excludes:

Flight tickets (Contact us via chat and we recommend the best options)

Accommodation(1st,3rd,4th nights in Tbilisi and 2nd night in Kazbegi) Airbnb prices are 15-20USD per person , per night .

Food and drink (10-20USD per day)

4WD car cost from Kazbegi to Gergeti . 5-7USD per person (optional)


Reviews Scores and Score Breakdown

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  • Izabela Martin

    It’s such a fantastic and easy way to see the beautiful landscape Georgia is blessed with. The guides were always so helpful, fun, and super informative when it came to explaining the history and culture at every part of the trip. I would absolutely recommend, and wish I had gone on more.

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    2021-12-21 at 12:37
  • Andrejus Račkovskis

    Excellent customer service – we knew what to expect even before we landed. Very thankful to our guide Naniko as well – she went out of her way to make this day a memorable one. Highly recommended.

    Rating
    2021-12-21 at 12:59
  • Joker Cuz

    We’ve enjoyed all our trip a lot. great places, churches and historical landmarks. Our guide George (Goldman) and May are very informative, accommodating and friendly. Transportation is really good and safe. It was really a good deal

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    2021-12-21 at 15:34
  • Greg Stacewicz

    One of the best, if not the best travel agency, that I have been able to use. Everything according to plan. A very good guide who interestingly told the stories of individual places. Contact the office via whatsup in virtually continuous mode, arrival confirmation, travel plan, payment, everything via Whatsup.
    I sincerely recommend 👌

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    2021-12-22 at 19:01
  • Alona Hriaznova

    I’m not a huge fan of a group tours, but this one was fantastic!
    Perfect timing, breathtaking spots, professional drivers, super tasty food 😍

    Rating
    2021-12-22 at 20:25
  • Omar Alashram

    It would be madness to go to another agency! They are fun, hippies, young and knowledgeable. Add to it a professional, helpful and always ready to help you. I went on 5 days tours with these guys and the all of them were amazing. They are genuinely helpful and care a lot that you have a good time. They are on time and provide rich information. I would highly recommend them for any sort of tour.

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    2021-12-23 at 18:55
  • Ahmed G

    The best 5 days tour in Georgia 🇬🇪 💛 ❤ 💕
    I am a solo traveller who like to visit different countries and know different culture. It is my first time to travel to Georgia, but I have a great experience with this 5 days tour in Georgia as a first time visitor because of tour guides experience, transportation, well planned program., I felt that I have friends in Georgia from long time ago because of the great hospitality from everyone in the team. I enjoyed my trip so so much and I will repeate it again 100% soon.

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    2022-05-22 at 19:19
  • Bishoy B

    Highly recommended
    Can’t give enough stars on this review! These guys are really the very best guides with the most amazing tourism service you can get! I’ve been to over 40 countries in my life, mostly doing tourism, and I never had such a spectacular experience on a tour. Special thanks to the expert Maia and accommodating Baia! You rock, girls! 🙌

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    2022-05-22 at 19:25
  • Hanif

    Excellent Tour ! Highly recommended if its your first trp to Georgia
    Really glad I booked this tour, it was one of the best parts of my trip to Georgia.
    Luca, our tour guide was great ! made the trip really fun, interesting and informative.

    If its your first trip to Georgia, then this trip is highly recoemmended.
    I made a lot of friends on the tour and will always have great memories of this trip.

    Rating
    2022-05-23 at 17:33
  • Hus

    Tour trip
    It was fun, we really enjoyed with Loca and the group. Everything was well organised and friendly environment. Recommended 👍🏼

    Rating
    2022-05-23 at 17:33
  • Hanif

    Excellent Tour ! Highly recommended if its your first trp to Georgia
    Apr 2022
    Really glad I booked this tour, it was one of the best parts of my trip to Georgia.
    Luca, our tour guide was great ! made the trip really fun, interesting and informative.

    If its your first trip to Georgia, then this trip is highly recoemmended.
    I made a lot of friends on the tour and will always have great memories of this trip.

    Rating
    2022-05-25 at 17:05
  • Abdow D

    Amazing trip with Luca and sophie
    Really it was amazing trip especially with my guides Luca & Sophie, they are so so professional , helpful and more friendly and they helped me also with my various inquires
    Really loved being with them and i am sure i will made more trips with them
    Wish you all the best guys

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    2022-05-25 at 17:07
  • Smriti R

    Scenic perfection!
    Feb 2022 • Couples
    Lovely experience with Luca! He is highly knowledgeable and friendly to talk to. Must visit trip in Georgia. Beautiful sights, adventurous activities, and great food. 😍

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    2022-05-25 at 17:08
  • gaurav

    Best trip ever !
    This was an amazing tour ! My second with them ! The guide luka ! the driver gela ! are just so awesome and helpful ! So well informed and nice ! U cant go wrong with this tour !

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    2022-05-26 at 19:26
  • Arevik111

    everything was great!
    we had a great time in georgia with the best guide in the world))) everything was very interesting and comfortable! We will definitely return! Thank you)

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    2022-05-26 at 19:27
  • Noah S

    Tour in Georgia
    Jan 2022 • Friends
    We had a tour in Georgia and It was nice experience for us. we really enjoyed our journey, Saw high snowy mountains and learned so much about the history and culture. And we tasted very yummy Georgian food. Many thanks to the company and especially to Luka who was our Guide, Explained everything and made sure that we were happy and safe. I‘ve got to admit that driver also was nice person and was driving safely. This tour is highly recommended from us.

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    2022-05-26 at 19:28
  • Mina R

    Must do in Georgia
    Me and my boyfriend bought a Kakheti wine tasting tour with this company. Even though we didn’t have a good weather, we enjoyed the tour a lot. Our guide Luka was amazing. For 100% recommended. 🙂 Now we bought another 2 tours with the company.

    Rating
    2022-05-30 at 07:32
  • Maria M

    Fantastic Vacation
    I’m not a huge fan of a group tours, but this one was fantastic!
    Perfect timing, breathtaking spots, professional driver, super tasty food 😍

    And the guide George is an enthusiastic person who’s giving all of himself to what’s he’s doing, sharing interested facts and insights.

    It’s 5/5, totally recommended 👍

    Rating
    2022-05-30 at 07:33

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