UNESCO Heritage – Georgia
Georgia UNESCO Heritage | Georgian Voyage Team offering tour itinerary in Georgia for 9 Days. Our package starting from meeting at the airport and ending there – departure. During UNESCO Heritage Package we will stay in three cities: Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Svaneti- Mestia, Package starting from Tbilisi city tour. We will see Tbilisi sightseeing’s and for third Day (Unesco Heritage in Georgia) – Mtsketa city Tour with Kazbegi tour. During forth day we will go to Imereti Region an see Heritage there – Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery. The last region will be Svaneti Georgia. It is also favorite destination for tourists. Will see UNESCO World Heritage Village Ushguli – Overnight in Mestia. After Svaneti we will go back in Tbilisi will have a day off and departure for ninth day. Most visited Destinations in Georgia
Georgia UNESCO Heritage
Tour Schedule – for more information see (TOUR PLAN ) | Tour can be simulate upon costumer request
1 Day Arrival at the Tbilisi/Batumi/Kutaisi International Airport, where will meet you our company’s representative. Check in hotel in Tbilisi – overnight in Tbilisi.
2 Day Tbilisi city tour.
3 Day Tbilisi hotel – Trip to Mtskheta – (Svetickhoveli Cathedral – Jvari Monastery) Trip to Kazbegi – Ananuri castle – Gudauri view point – Gergeti Trinity Church – overnight in Tbilisi.
4 Day Tbilisi hotel – katskhi Pillar – Motsameta Church – UNESCO heritage in Kutaisi – (Bagrati Cathedral, Gelati Monastery) Dinner time in Kutaisi – overnight in Kutaisi.
5 Day Kutaisi hotel – Trip to Mestia – overnight in Mestia.
6 Day Mestia, UNESCO heritage – Ushguli – overnight in Mestia.
7 Day Mestia – Mestia msueum – day off Mestia.
8 Day Mestia – came back to Tbilisi – Day off – Tbilisi shopping time – overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 9 Tbilisi hotel – Transfer to the Tbilisi/Kutaisi/Batumi international airport
Georgia UNESCO Heritage tour
DepartureTbilisi / Batumi / Kutaisi International Airports
Departure TimeOn Agreement
Return TimeOn Agreement
IncludedUNESCO Heritage – GeorgiaCar with driverTour guideEntry fees ( on agreement )Transfer to the airportTransfer from the airportAccommodation in economy / premium class hotelBreakfastTransportation
Not IncludedTraditional restaurantFly Tickets
Arrival at the Tbilisi/Batumi/Kutaisi International Airport, where will meet you our company’s representative. Check in hotel in Tbilisi - overnight in Tbilisi
Tbilisi city tourAfter breakfast at the hotel Georgian voyage team will orginize your pick up. Tour Starts at 10:00 am. Tbilisi city tour starts from Trinity cathedral (1995-2004), the highest one in Georgia. That’s the place where the Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia arranges public baptism every year. Take a nice walk on Sharden street, en-route you can see the small sculpture of Tamada (toast master). Continue to Sioni cathedral from the 13th c. And Erekle II Street full of nice cafes, bars. Cross the glass Bridge of Peace. Get in the cable car and drive up to Narikala fortress 4th c. Stroll down to the mosque, little canyon and waterfall in Legvtakhevi area. Continue to Abanotubani, sulfur bath houses. Here you can see the colorful bath (ChreliAbano) Alexander Pushkin’s favorite one. Finish the old city tour at Maidan square. Overnight in Tbilisi hotel
Tbilisi hotel - Trip to Mtskheta - (Svetickhoveli Cathedral - Jvari Monastery) Trip to Kazbegi - Ananuri castle - Gudauri view point - Gergeti Trinity Church - overnight in Tbilisi
- Svetickhoveli cathedral is the main Christian Orthodox Cathedral in Georgia, built in 1010-1029 cc by the Georgian architect Arsukisdze and represents the high artistic value of Feudal time’s architecture. It was the main pilgrimage place on the Silk Road, the burial place of the Christ’s Robe, the tomb place of Georgian Kings and the most frequently visited place in Georgia. It is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located in the historical town of Mtskheta, the former capital of the kingdom of Iberia.
- Jvari monastery - The masterpiece of Early Christian Orthodox architecture Jvari Monastery is dated 585-604 cc AD. Located on the hill top near the town Mtskheta, it is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1994. The name is translated as the Monastery of the Cross. According to traditional accounts, in the early 4th century Saint Nino stayed here to pray and erected a wooden cross on Mtskheta’s highest hill. The church was built on the crest of a cliff at a confluence of the rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi. It is a representative of the tetra conch architectural type that was popular not only in Georgia but also in Byzantine world.
- Ananuri castle - Ananuri fortress is a sixteenth century castle complex on the Aragvi River. The fortress stands beside the famous Georgian Military Highway, overlooking a large Jinvali lake. Its high, turreted stone walls protect two churches, a watch tower and a reservoir. The main church facade is beautifully carved with animal, floral and Celtic style patterns
- Gudauri view point - A huge curving stone-plated concrete structure, Russian Georgian Friendship Monument was built in 1983 to commemorate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk, which put Georgia under Russian protectorate.Gudauri is a fabulous ski resort situated on a southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia, 2,196 m above sea level. It is only 120 km from Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, less than 2 hours drive by car. The ski season lasts from December to April, weather is always warm and sunny.
- Gergeti trinity church In Kazbegi - This architectural complex from the XIV century is located in the village of Gergeti, 6 km from the town of Stepantsminda, at a height of 2200 m. The complex includes Holy Trinity Cathedral, constructed in the XIV century, the bell tower built in the XIV century, and clergy houses from the XV century. You can hike up to the complex in about two hours, hire a driver, or even rent a horse
Tbilisi hotel - katskhi Pillar - Motsameta Church - UNESCO heritage in Kutaisi - (Bagrati Cathedral, Gelati Monastery) Dinner time in Kutaisi - overnight in Kutaisi
- Katskhi Pillar - abruptly rises 40 meters from the hills of Central Georgia and looks similar to a giant’s club. Its mythical aura made it a place of worship since humans settled this area. Prior to the arrival of Christianity, the pillar served as a pagan holy place for a long time and was most likely used for fertility rites.
- Motsameta Monastery is located 6 kilometers from Kutaisi. The present day church dates back to the 11th century, but historic records show that a church was constructed in this spot as early as the 8th century. Motsameta attracts crowds of tourists with an ancient superstition: if one crawls three times under the ark and makes a wish while touching the hallows, the wish will come true.
- Gelati Monastery is a monastic complex near Kutaisi, Imereti, Western Georgia. It contains the Church of the Virgin founded by the King of Georgia David the Builder in 1106, and the 13th century churches of St George and St Nicholas. The Gelati Monastery for a long time was one of the main cultural and intellectual centers in Georgia. It had an Academy which employed some of the most celebrated Georgian scientists, theologians and philosophers, many of whom had previously been active at various orthodox monasteries abroad or at the Mangan Academy in Constantinople. Among the scientists were such celebrated scholars as Ioane Petritsi and Arsen Ikaltoeli.
- Bagrati cathedral - The Cathedral of King Bagrat in Kutaisi ranks among the best monuments of Georgian architecture. The constructions began in the last quarter of the 10th century and ended in 1003, during the time of flourishing feudal economy and culture in Georgia. The acropolis rose on a hill above the right bank of the Rioni River. From the 10th to the 13th century, Kutaisi was a prosperous city.
Kutaisi hotel - Trip to Mestia - overnight in Mestia
- Mestia - the most original and mysterious area of Georgia hiding high in the mountains. This wonderful little town lying at an altitude of 1,500 meters in an area of steppe that rises gradually up towards the surrounding Greater Caucasus Mountains.
Mestia, UNESCO heritage - Ushguli - overnight in Mestia
- Ushguli - UNESCO world heritage site is the highest permanently inhabited village in Europe, located in Svaneti, at the feet of Shkhara, one of the highest Caucasian summits. About 70 families, approximately 250 people live in the village, which dates back more than 2000 years
Mestia - Mestia msueum - day off Mestia
- Mestia msueum - The museum houses more than 4.000 items: archaeological objects discovered in Svaneti region, unique samples of engraved and painted icons, religious objects, manuscripts. New Testaments, weapons and armor, iron and cooper items, wooden ethnographic objects, adornments, silverware, textiles, etc.