Hidden Pearls of Georgia: Travel the Unbeaten Path

Hidden Pearls of Georgia: Travel the Unbeaten Path

5 Days

Hidden Pearls of Georgia: Travel the Unbeaten Path

5 Days Starting and ending in Tbilisi, Georgia

Visiting:

Tbilisi

,

Borjomi

,

Akhaltsikhe

,

Vardzia

,

Goderdzis Ugheltekhili

,

Batumi

,

Ozurgeti

,

Bakhvi Center

,

Zeda Sazano

,

Chiatura

Tour operator:

Exotour

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Meat, Vegans, Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

2

Group size:

1 - 6

Age range:

8-99

Tour operated in:

English

,German

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

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Tour Overview

This tour will guide you to the selected tourist attractions to discover people of Georgia, their habits and ancient traditions. You will stay comfortable at the uncrowded accommodation places. Our professional guide with the own comfortable vehicle will accompany you through this unforgettable journey across Georgia. The tour is private and usually run by guide as a driver. Detailed hotel names are available after the booking confirmation.

Highlights

  • Vardzia cave town

  • Batumi Botanical Garden

  • Beshumi village

  • Goderdzi Pass

  • Borjomi

  • Sazano village

Places You'll See

Khachapuri masterclass

Tea harvesting family

Mountain roads

Landscapes

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Borjomi - Akhaltsikhe
Location:

  Tbilisi, Borjomi, Akhaltsikhe


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Akhaltsikhe town


Meals Included:

  Dinner


08:00 AM: Meeting with the guide at your desired location and start the journey. We have to take a short drive to visit the town of Mtskheta, which was the capital of Georgia before establishment of Tbilisi. Mtskheta is approximately 2,500 years-old and included in the UNESCO Heritage List. Here you will see Jvari Church built in the end of VI century. From here the beautiful panorama of Mtskheta, which lies between the peaks and the confluence of two rivers opens before our eyes. Arrive to Borjomi and taste famous mineral water from the springs. We will enjoy spectacular 3 hours hiking in Borjomi Park along the river Borjomula. We will have dinner at Nika Khachapuridze's wine cellar and check in at the local Guesthouse.

icon Day 2 : Vardzia - Beshumi village - Goderdzi pass
Location:

  Vardzia, Goderdzis Ugheltekhili


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Goderdzi resort


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


We drive to Vardzia Cave-City, en route photo stops at Rabati Castle and Khertvisi Fortress. Vardzia cave town, built in 12th Century - comprises hundreds of rooms carved into the rock, stretching for nearly one kilometer and reaching the height of 13 floors. Visit the masterpiece of Samtskhe-Javakheti Province: Zarzma Monastery. Start off-road part of the trip to Picturesque Goderdzi Pass, visit Alpine Botanical Garden and Beshumi Village. Accommodation and diner in the hotel.

icon Day 3 : Green Lake - Vaio Village - Batumi Botanical Garden - Ozurgeti Town
Location:

  Batumi, Ozurgeti


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ozurgeti Town


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast explore Green Lake located in the mountains. Drive to a farmer Lado Shavishvili family in Vaio Village of Mountainous Adjara Province. Here we see a real Georgian wine cellar Marani and learn about ancient technology of wine-making in clay amphora “Kvevri” that are usually buried in the ground. From the cold mountain glaciers we will continue to warm Black Sea: One of the largest botanical gardens is located near Batumi - on the slopes of Green Cape Mountain and has 9 departments, more than 5000 species and varieties of amazing plants that occupy 113 hectares. The Botanical Garden offers a lovely view of the coastline. After some rest near the sea, we will drive to the next Province - Guria. Accommodation and diner in Ozurgeti.

icon Day 4 : Teneshvili family tea plantations - culinary Masterclasses in Sazano village
Location:

  Bakhvi Center, Zeda Sazano


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Sazano


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Visit village Bakhvi, where we explore rich traditions and culture of Tea growing in Guria Province. Program will start from Teneshvili family tea plantations, where you will learn how to pick tea leaves yourself, same time you’ll visit family run small tea factory. Afterwards, we will move to our culinary Master-classes in another Province and will have “Imeretian Khachapuri” preparation with locals. We will be accommodated in the host’s Guesthouse in Sazano Village.

icon Day 5 : Chiataura - Katskhi Pillar - Tbilisi
Location:

  Chiatura, Tbilisi


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Depart towards small mining town Chiataura, the city of cable cars and magnificent Katskhi Pillar, this is 40-meter high natural limestone monolith towers over the gorge of the Karshuna River. On top of the pillar is tiny church (Only monks are allowed to climb up the steel ladder to get the top of the Pillar). We’ll have photo stop at Katshi Pillar and then will visit Mgvimevi monastery, which is built 8th century into the caves. Tour will be concluded after excursion in Chiatura and we’ll drive you to the desired location.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Hotels / Guesthouses (4 nights, with private facilities)

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Drinks with Meals

  • Entrance Fees

  • Fully Guided

  • Local Taxes

  • Meals – Half Board

  • All activities, wine & tea tasting, culinary masterclasses

What's Not Included

  • International Travel

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Travel insurance

Optional Extras

  • Pre / post tour accommodation in Tbilisi

    Price per room per night including breakfast & taxes.

Check out our Q&As

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

Comfortable hotels and guesthouses with private facilities.

Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

Place for 1 big suitcase per passenger guaranteed, more place under request.

What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

Moderate.

Are all entrance fees included in the price?

All entrance fees and activities are included.

Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

Yes, Single supplement.

    Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Please check your status at: https://www.evisa.gov.ge/GeoVisa/

    Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Lunchtime, photo stops, leisure evenings.

    Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes, we will send confirmed itinerary with hotel names and guide contacts.

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    From December 1, 2021 all individuals from the age of 18 years will be able to enter open and closed spaces of hotels, restaurants, cafes & bars with a "green passport" only!

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, guides are fluent in English language.

    What is the maximum group size?

    6 participants.

    Are flights included in this tour?

    Flights are not included.

    Will I receive contact number of the local guide?

    Yes, few days before departure you will receive Phone / WhatsApp contact of the local guide.

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Additional night in Tbilisi: 80 USD per room per night including breakfast and taxes.

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Children from 5 years old and above can participate

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    All vehicles are equipped with seatbelts, climate control system and baggage compartment.

    What is the tipping policy?

    Not mandatory.

    Will all hotel rooms have private facilities?

    Yes, we always select approved hotels with private facilities.

    What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    Departures are guaranteed starting from 1 traveller.

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No, this tour requires pick up location in Tbilisi.

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    No, this tour is private.

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes, tour is fully guided.

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Detailed itinerary with hotel names and guide contact.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    25+ years.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All hotels and restaurants are operating according the international health and safety regulations.

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes, your seat is guaranteed.

    What information is required before travel?

    If your tour is including round trip airport transfers, then we need to have flight details prior arrival. If tour starts from your place of stay, then please share address of your accommodation.

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Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Exotour allows you to make 2 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 15 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Exotour allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform exotour, 15 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Exotour requires a minimum deposit of 10% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 15 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of exotour charges.

    At 15 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

  • Green Passport

    From December 1, 2021 all individuals from the age of 18 years will be able to enter open and closed spaces of hotels, restaurants, cafes & bars with a "green passport" only!

Hidden Pearls of Georgia: Travel the Unbeaten Path

5 Days Starting and ending in Tbilisi, Georgia

Visiting:

Tbilisi

,

Borjomi

,

Akhaltsikhe

,

Vardzia

,

Goderdzis Ugheltekhili

,

Batumi

,

Ozurgeti

,

Bakhvi Center

,

Zeda Sazano

,

Chiatura

Tour operator:

Exotour

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Meat, Vegans, Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

2

Group size:

1 - 6

Age range:

8-99

Tour operated in:

English

,German

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

Request A Private Tour

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