Start the day by visiting Jvari Monastery. Explore Kazbegi and Gergeti Trinity church, surrounded by magical mountain peaks and stunning valleys. Discover the spectacular slopes of Gudauri and travel in the history of the Ananuri Fortress.
Meeting point: Avlabari Metro Station
Endpoint: Avlabari Metro Station
Available dates: Every day
Meeting & Check-in time: 07:45
Boarding time: 07:55
Departure time: 08:00
End time: 21:00-21:30
Duration: 14 hours
Start your tour at Jvari Monastery, a 6th-century Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the monastery stands on a rocky mountain above the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking Mtskheta, the old capital of Georgia.
Continue to Zhinvali Water Reservoir, located on the Georgian Military Highway. Learn the history of this Soviet dam, constructed in the 1980s. Then, arrive at the Ananuri Fortress, the seat of Aragvi’s Eristavis (Dukes). Discover the intriguing plots of this feudal dynasty that ruled the area from the 13th century. Explore the site of numerous historical battles and take in the magnificent scenery — ideal for landscape photography.
After Ananuri Fortress, have lunch in Pasanauri, the homeland of the most famous traditional Georgian food, Khinkali. Admire the Friendship Monument of Georgian and Russian people in Gudauri. Located on the Georgian Military Highway between the Gudauri ski resort and the Jvari Pass, the memorial consists of a large round stone arch and concrete structure overlooking the Devil’s Valley in the Caucasus Mountains.
Then, arrive at Kazbegi, and explore one of the most beautiful places in Georgia: Gergeti Trinity Church. The church is located under Kazbegi Mountain, 2170 meters above sea level, and offers spectacular panoramic views of the entire valley. Enjoy the serene natural beauty of this isolated marvel.
Finish your tour at the Rooms Hotel Kazbegi. Relax with a cup of coffee in their stylish restaurant and soak up the stunning views of Kazbegi.
At 07:45, our guide will meet you in front of Avlabari metro station with our company's branded flag.
Congratulations! Your experience has just started!
Duration: 45 minutes
The name of the monastery is translated as the “Monastery of cross''. For the Georgian monastery in Jerusalem with the same name, Monastery of the cross. Jvari monastery is the 6th-century orthodox monastery near Mtskheta; it is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountain, on the top of the confluence of the Mtkvari and the Aragvi rivers, overlooking town Mtskheta.
Duration: 20 minutes
Jinvali water reservoir, also known as a lake, is located on the Georgian Military Highway. Soviets constructed the dam in the 1980s—a wonderful place to take amazing pictures.
Duration: 1 hour
Ananuri fortress dates to the XVI-XVII centuries and is situated on the foreland by the Aragvi River. Ananuri was a castle and seat of the Eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty that ruled the area from the 13th century. The fortress was the scene of numerous battles. Ananuri is a perfect place for landscape photography, and there are stunning views of the fortress and Jinvali Reservoir. 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 and 30 minutes
We have lunch in a pleasant atmosphere to try many different traditional Georgian dishes.
Duration: 45 minutes
Friendship Monument of Georgian and Russian people was 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 arch and concrete structure overlooking the Devil's Valley in the Caucasus mountains. Gudauri is a ski resort located in the heart of the Caucasus Mountains. It belongs to Stepantsminda district (2,200 meters above sea level), with a skiing area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun. In addition, the resort takes you on a whole new life as a fabulous sightseeing destination with fresh air.
After arriving in Kazbegi, we need to change the transport, a local driver with a 4WD car takes us to Gergeti Trinity Church. Local drivers wait for 30 minutes at the church and take us back to our transport.
Duration: 30 minutes
Gergeti Trinity Church is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near Gergeti village. The church's location is the right bank of the Chkheri river under Kazbegi Mountain, 2170 meters above sea level. Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century, and this 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, soviets prohibited religious services, but the church remained a popular tourist destination. The church is an active establishment of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church. You will get an epic panoramic view of the whole valley from the church. Due to the church’s isolation in the steep mountainous area full of nature remains Georgia's most iconic tourist attraction. You will be impressed with the view of Mount Kazbegi, which is 5047 meters above sea level.
Duration: 30 minutes
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Stepantsminda, offering a luxury environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. The Rooms Kazbegi's stylish restaurant, decorated with wooden furnishings, serves international cuisine. Guests can read a book and drink in the lobby bar, while meals can be enjoyed on the terrace with the mountain view.
Departure from the Rooms Hotel Kazbegi to Tbilisi
We will arrive in Tbilisi around 21:00-21:30.
Don't be late.
The tour operates only in English.
The tour operates in all weather conditions. Therefore, please dress according to the weather.
Dress code for a church - It's not allowed for anyone to enter a church in shorts, and women need to cover their heads. It is not recommended for pregnant women.
There is a slight possibility that traffic will be challenging due to the snow during the winter season.
A scarf or a hat - if you are a woman.