Guria

Guria

With such natural surroundings, there's something for everyone in Guria. From the beautiful subtropical landscapes, to the Black Sea coastline, from the sweeping lowlands to the majestic snowy mountains, it is truly a unique and magical destination.

TBILISI - GURIA

Day 1 - Tbilisi - Arrival Day

Upon arrival in Tbilisi you will be met by our representative and will be taken to  your hotel room. After a short break, we will start our tour from Tbilisi.

  • The 4th century Narikala Fortress - An ancient citadel overlooking the capital and the Mtkvari river.
  • Metekhi Church (13th c.) The historical  heart of the city, Metekhi is a must-see for any visitor of Tbilisi. King Vakhtang Gorgasali erected the first church here in the 5 th century.
  • Sioni - the cathedral of the 6th-7th cc; It is situated on historic Sioni street,in downtown Tbilisi.
  • Sulphur baths - a favorite place of Tbilisi citizens and foreign guests.
  • Sameba Cathedral -The main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
  • National  Museum - With numerous objects, the Georgian National Museum presents the wide scope of Georgian culture from all around the country.

Day 2 - Tbilisi - Ozurgeti
After breakfast we will travel to Ozurgeti and will visit:

  • Jumati - The Church of Archangels of Jumati Monastery, near Chokhatauri, was once the residence of the Archbishop of Guria. Of particular note is a medieval temple painted in the 16-18th centuries.
  • Ozurgeti Historical Museum - This is a fascinating museum packed with archaeological collections of weapons, sculptures and currency from the Stone and Bronze Age right up to the 19th century. It even houses the sword of Napoleon.
  • Shemokmedi Monastery Complex - The village of Shemokmedi, near Ozurgeti has a fascinating history and is home to the Shemokmedi Monastery. During the Middle Ages, it was one of the biggest cultural-educational centers in the region. Its temple housed a very rich library with lots of manuscripts and golden engravings and served as the residence for archbishops as well as the burial site for local nobility. The second temple of the complex is a church dating back to the 16th century.
  • Overnight either in Ureki or Shekvetili.

Day 3 - Bakhmaro
After breakfast we will travel to the resort Bakhmaro.

  • Bakhmaro - Known for its healthy and fresh mountain air, the village of Bakhmaro is located in the district of Chokhatauri, on the Meskheti Mountain range. It sits on top of the gorge of the Bakhvistskali River, 1,926 - 2,050 meters above sea level, and the mixture of the sea and mountain air results in a unique local climate  a great benefit for those who have health problems and can benefit from humid, clean air and healthy food.
  • Here we will put up the tents in camps, watch the beautiful sunset   from one of the mountains. At the end of the day we will rest at the fire.

Day 4 - Back to Tbilisi

  • In the early morning we will watch beautiful sunrise from the Rising Sun Hill. On our way to the capital we will visit:
  • Bukistsikhe (Castle of Tamari) - Tamari Castle is on the right bank of Supsa River on a high hill at the so called Guri Lake. People lived there from late Bronze Era. Remains of the fence-walls built by smoothed square stones were found as well.
  • Udabno Monastery - Village Udabno is on the steep side of Amagleba mountain in Chokhatauri. There are two churches there. One is old, small, and partly cut in the rock and its construction date is unknown. According to architectural data it should be built in the second half of VI century. The second church is without the dome, more a hall type construction. From the inscription we know, that it was built in the name of Baptist John in 1858.

Our guide will be at your service till 8 p.m.

This is the end of the tour. Regarding your flight departure time, we will arrange your transfer to airport for your international flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing Trawellin.

TBILISI GURIA В TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Arrival airport transfer from airport to the hotel.
  • 2 night accommodation in Tbilisi.
  • 2 night accommodation in Guria.
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners during the tour.
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Professional English / German / Russian speaking guide.
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned car/mini van.
  • Return airport transfer from hotel to airport.
  • Prices do not include: Beverages; Travel insurance.

The prices are calculated per person, and depend on the size of the group.

  • Days: 4
  • Region: Guria
  • Tour Type: Cultural