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Discover Georgia on this 7 night tour visiting Tbilisi, Gudauri & Akhaltsikhe including tours and wine tasting!

From its green valleys spread with vineyards to its old churches and watchtowers perched in fantastic mountain scenery, Georgia is one of the most beautiful countries on earth and a marvellous canvas for walkers, horse riders, cyclists, skiers, rafters and travellers of every kind. Equally special are its proud, high-spirited, cultured people: Georgia claims to be the birthplace of wine, and this is a place where guests are considered blessings and hospitality is the very stuff of life.

A deeply complicated history has given Georgia a wonderful heritage of architecture and arts, from cave cities to ancient cathedrals to the inimitable canvases of Pirosmani. Tbilisi, the capital, is still redolent of an age-old Eurasian crossroads. But this is also a country moving forward in the 21st century, with spectacular contemporary buildings, a minimal crime rate and ever-improving facilities for the visitors who are a growing part of its future.

Inclusions

  • Return flight Dublin to Tbilisi, Georgia (indirect)
  • Airport transfer to your hotel
  • 7 nights accommodation in 3* hotels (Standard package) as outlined in the itinerary
  • Upgrade to 4* hotels available (Superior Package) for €320 pp
  • 4 nights in Tbilisi, 2 nights in Gudauri, 1 night in Akhaltsikhe
  • Meals – 8 x breakfasts / 2 x lunches / 4 x dinners / 1 x wine tasting Tours as outlined in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • One bottle of water per person per day
  • The use of coaches throughout
  • Return transfer from your hotel to airport
  • Services of guide and local representatives
  • Taxes and charges
  • 15kg check-in bag plus hand luggage

Itinerary

Day 1

Tbilisi. After your flight via Munich, you will be taken to your hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 2

Tbilisi. Half day city tour of Tbilisi including visits to Old City, Metekhi Church, Narikala Fortress, ‘Abanotubani’ – Sulphur bath district, Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica & Rustaveli Avenue. Welcome Dinner in evening. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 3

Tbilisi. Round trip to Wine Region – Kakheti. Sights to Visit: Bodbe Nunnery, Sighnaghi ‘City of Love’. Lunch and wine tasting at the local winery followed by a visit to the Tsinandali Family Estate. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 4

From Tbilisi to Khevi Province. Drive to Mtskheta. Sights to visit: Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Drive along Georgian Military Highway and visit Ananuri Architectural complex. Overnight in Gudauri.

Day 5

Explore the Greater Caucasus Mountains. Drive to Stepantsminda. Hike up to Gergeti Trinity Church 13 – app. 3hrs. hiking. Overnight in Gudauri.

Day 6

Trip to the oldest urban settlement in Georgia. Drive to Uplistsikhe. Explore Uplistsikhe rock-hewn town. Visit Stalin’s Museum and the house, where Stalin, the leader of Soviet Union, was born. Drive to Akhaltsikhe via Borjomi. Visit Borjomi Park to taste famous Borjomi mineral water. Overnight in Akhaltsikhe.

Day 7

Ancient cave monastery of Southern Georgia. Drive to Vardzia, explore Vardzia Cave Complex. Photo stop at Khertvisi Fortress. Visit Rabath Castle. Farewell dinner at traditional Georgian restaurant, enjoying folk music and dance. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 8

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Dublin.

Accommodation

Standard Tour Package: Accommodation in Hotel Sharden 3*, Hotel Truso 3*, Hotel Rabath 3* (or similar hotels)

Superior Tour Package: Accommodation in Hotel Courtyard by Marriott 4*, Hotel Marco Polo 4*, Lomsia 3* (or similar hotels)

Hotel Sharden 3* 
Hotel “Sharden” is located in historical and cultural center of old Tbilisi. Hotel “Sharden” is in a walking distance from famous “Narikala fortress(4-8)”, churches of different confessions, monument of Tbilisi founder king, famous Tbilisi sulfur baths and other monuments. ___Hotel is also near from the city’s main avenue Rustaveli, Opera House, Museums and the Rustaveli Theatre. Hotel “Sharden” offers 18 comfortable guest rooms, all featuring satelite TV, Internet, telephone, air conditioning, heating system, hair dryer, smoke detectors, mini bar and fully equipped Business center. ___Enjoy the Hotel “Sharden’s” restaurant with Georgian and European cuisine and the summer terrace cafe with wonderful view of the old town at the 3rd floor. So dear guests, our doors are open, welcome to hotel “Sharden”! 

Hotel Truso  3*
Hotel Truso is located in the center of Gudauri, in the Caucasus region and in one of the featured ski resorts, in the area of a strategically important place along the Kazbegi – Larsi highway. The hotel is in the vicinity of a variety of facilities and necessary infrastructure: ski lift (200 m), ski slopes, Wisol gas station, supermarket, pharmacy, police station and ambulance station.

Hotel Courtyard by Marriott 4*
Reward yourself with a memorable hotel experience here at the Courtyard Tbilisi. Perfectly located in Freedom Square in the heart of the city centre, our hotel is within walking distance of the Georgian National Museum, Rustaveli Theatre, and the State Opera House – not to mention a host of galleries, gardens, and attractions. Our modern and comfortable hotel accommodations feature plush bedding, high-speed Internet access, climate control, and other superb amenities; many offer beautiful views of Tbilisi city centre as well. Additional hotel perks include a fitness center and whirlpool, as well as a heated indoor pool. Pay a visit to our hotel restaurant, Brasserie Freedom, for delicious all-day dining and stunning Freedom Square views. Or plan a catered event for up to 400 guests in one of our venue spaces, some of which feature natural daylight. And you’ll enjoy the convenience of having Old Tbilisi and other city sights at your doorstep. For business or leisure, the Courtyard Tbilisi is the ideal choice!

Lomsia 3*
Located in the heart of historic Akhaltsikhe, next to the central park, Lomsia Hotel is within walking distance of premier tourist attractions like Rabati castle.  The hotel offers full accommodations bound to make any getaway unforgettable, including: Tamar Restaurant, King’s Bar, Terrace, a lounge, and fully equipped conference rooms for every professional need.  Our hotel is equipped with 9 single rooms, 13 doubles, 34 twin rooms, 6 suites, and an apartment. All rooms are furnished with a bath and shower, satellite TV, and a telephone. High-speed Wi-Fi internet is accessible throughout the building.  We have constructed our hotel to be fully wheel-chair accessible. Two rooms come with adjoining doors as well as handicap-enabled bath facilities, specially designed for any special needs our guests may have.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Single room supplement €420 (Standard) or €650 (Superior)
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit €200 per person
  • Full payment due on confirmation
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Optional Insurance available. Call for details (conditions apply)
  • Taxes, charges or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price

  Cost per person: €2,019pp
  Number of nights: 7

09 June 2017 €2,019
23 June 2017 €2,019
07 July 2017 €2,019
21 July 2017 €2,019
04 August 2017 €2,019
18 August 2017 €2,019
01 September 2017 €2,019
15 September 2017 €2,019
29 September 2017 €2,019
13 October 2017 €2,019
27 October 2017 €2,019

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