8 days Tbilisi - Gudauri - Bakuriani
Day 1: –Tbilisi – arrival
A meeting at the airport, accommodation in the hotel
Tour in the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi
After a short free time, the guests will be accompanied by a guide to look through the city.
Firstly, the guests will visit The Holy Trinity Cathedral. The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. The church was built to commemorate 2,000 years from the birth of Jesus.
The cathedral is loved and appreciated among the local residents and the foreign tourists as well. The church becomes especially crowdie during the holidays. The photos taken on the background of the grand Holy Trinity building are always very impressive.
The next destination, from which the one can see the whole beauty of the city, is the Metekhi Plateau, with Metekhi Church of Assumption built on the rocky edge of the Metekhi Plateau. The monument of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, the founder of Tbilisi is erected beside it.
Metekhi, is not only the name of the church, but a historic neighborhood located on the elevated cliff that overlooks the Mtkvari river. The amazingly beautiful view from the cliff has been the winner of many photo contests.
The river Mtkvari flows below, and there is Narikala - an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi located above.
There is also "Abanotubani" - the district of Tbilisi sulfur baths, which is built on naturally hot, mineral waters. You should definitely visit this place. Before you visit these places, you will see the modern style of Europe Square and Rike Park.
Before visiting these places, you will see the modern style Europe Square and Rike Park. We will see The Bridge of Peace which stretches 150 meters over the Mtkvari River and is a steel and glass construction. The guide will tell you the history of this bridge and many interesting facts.
In Rike Park, you can sit in a small car, which will take you through the ropeway to Narikala Fortress, where you can enjoy another wonderful view of the city. After passing Abanotubani, you will find yourself surrounded with cozy cafés and souvenir shops - on Shardeni Street.
Sharden's reconstruction works started ten years ago and aimed at turning the street into artists and masters' street, like Montmartre. However, it turned into a commercial street with café-restaurants, souvenir shops and wine cellars, as well as several galleries.
Sharden and its adjoining narrow streets are a wonderful places to take a walk. The spirit of Old Tbilisi is still preserved in this area. These streets lead us to the 6th century Anchiskhati Cathedral and the unique clock tower of Rezo Gabriadze's puppet theater.
Overnight at the hotel
Day 2. Tbilisi – Gudauri
After breakfast we will go to Gudauri, and will pass a 2-hour road with impressive landscapes. Gudauri is a fast developing and very popular ski resort, located in Kazbegi Region at the elevation of 2196 meters. There are more than 50 tracks for professionals, as well as for the beginners and for the children. If you have never tried skiing before and you want to learn how to ski, Gudauri is the place where you will be able to do it. The ropeways are open till 16.00, and on weekends till 17.00. Free time and overnight stay at the hotel in Gudauri.
Day 3. Gudauri
Gudauri is a fascinating resort with well-developed infrastructure. It is rich in restaurants, bars, open cafes, clubs, indoor pools and baths. You can fly with the paraplane and enjoy the impressive beauty of the Gudauri landscapes. Overnight stay at the hotel in Gudauri.
Day 4. Gudauri - Borjomi – Bakuriani
After having breakfast, we will go to another well-known resort of Georgia in Bakuriani. On our way to Bakuriani, we will stop in Borjomi. Borjomi is famous for its medical mineral waters, people drink Borjomi water for curing various diseases and for the prevention as well. You will walk in the central park of the city where you can taste the real Borjomi water, buy the souvenirs and healthy jams made from pine cones of local coniferous forests.
Arrival in Bakuriani, accommodation and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5. Bakuriani
You will spend a day in Bakuriani, the most popular spot among winter vacation lovers and the oldest ski resort in Caucasus. Nowadays, Bakuriani is not only a center of the winter sports but also a well-known family resort. Here you can ski with sledges, skates, ride a horseback and visit the Bakuriani surroundings.
Day 6. Bakuriani
Free day at the ski resort.
-The ski resort where the ski season starts from the second half of December and continues till the beginning of April.
-A huge variety of ski tracks for professionals and beginners as well as for children:
- Kokhta-Gora - 2150 m above sea level. Length of the ski track - 1525 m. The ropeway –two-seat chairs and 2 drag lift ropeways.
- Kokhta -2 (Tatra-Poma) 1800 m above sea level. Length of the ski track - 1822 m. Tatra-Poma is the only track in Georgia certified by the International Mountain Ski Federation. Ropeways for the beginner skiers and children.
- Didveli - 2700 m above sea level. Length of the ski track - 1800 m. 8-seat gondola-ropeway serves the tourists.
So called "25" – s. 4 ropeways, the longest one is 400 m length. 1st ropeway -with open seats and with the place for hiring the skis, snow bikes and horses. It is the best option for the beginner skiers as long as it has a small slope. Those who dream of learning ski technique in a short period of time, will be taught by the experienced instructors. They work at all the ski tracks and offer their service to the people of any age. The coaches from the sports schools will also teach children skiing technique.
In the Bakuriani park you can ride all-terrain vehicles and horses. The ice skating rink is open from 10.00 am to 22.00 pm. There is also a children's amusement park (JOYLAND). Toboggan – a mountain sledge at Didveli is the best fun activity for the extreme lovers. It is the carrousel similar to the American Hills, where you are landing down on the track with a special sledge. This is an unbelievable pleasure. There are many café-restaurants located in the area.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7. Bakuriani - Tbilisi
After breakfast, a drive to Tbilisi, accommodation at the hotel, free time.
Day 8. Tbilisi - Departure
Departure from the hotel until afternoon, free time before leaving for the airport.