Arrival in Tbilisi. Meeting with a guide at the airport with a sign LEMATRAVEL.
Transfer to the hotel. A welcome dinner in the national restaurant: dishes of Georgian cuisine and incendiary, colorful dances.
Day 2 of Mtskheta - Tbilisi
Breakfast in the hotel
Moving to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia. Visit to the ancient temple of the monastery of Jvari (VI century). Visiting the magnificent cathedral Svetitskhoveli, in the basement of which one of the main Christian shrines is buried - the chiton of the Lord. Visiting the Samtavro monastery, where the bramble-tree blossoms and fructifies year-round, near which in the IV century. Lived and preached the enlightener of Georgia Saint Nino. Return to Tbilisi.
Excursion to the incredibly spiritual Tbilisi, climbing tiers to the hills: Old City - the historic center of Tbilisi with crooked lanes and colorful wooden balconies, Metekhi Church (5th c.), Narikala Fortress (IV c.), Sioni Cathedral (VI-VII cc.) , The Anchiskhat Basilica of the Nativity of the Virgin and others. A walk along Shota Rustaveli Avenue.
Return to Tbilisi
Day 3 fKakheti
Breakfast in the hotel
Trip to Kakheti, the most ancient region of Georgia
A fascinating panorama of the main Caucasian ridge from the Gombor pass (photo-stop);
Telavi is the ancient capital of Kakheti. Walk in the center of the city. It was here that many episodes of the cult film "Mimino" were filmed.
Visiting the old plane tree (plane tree), which is more than 900 years old. There, guests always make a wish.
Excursion to the family estate of the Georgian princes Chavchavadze in Tsinandali.
Alexander Chavchavadze was not only a military general, a famous winemaker, but also a poet, translator ... His estate was the center of the cultural life of Georgia of the XIX century: Pushkin and Lermontov, Odoyevsky and Alexander Dumas came to stay. A Griboyedov was married here, in the chapel, preserved to this day with Princess Nina Chavchavadze.
Gremi (Ancient capital of Kakheti). (Review).
Moving to Kvareli. Visit to the Winery "Hareba".
Afterwards, we will drive to the small village of Velesikhe, where we will visit the cellar museum "Numisi". We are met by the hostess Nunu with a delicious lunch.
Visit the nunnery in Bodba, where St. Nino is baptized, baptized Georgia.
Walk on Sighnaghi, the city of love.
Sighnaghi, an old, unusually picturesque town, is located on terraces, connected by winding steep streets. The city, as it were, is enclosed in a triangle of a well-preserved fortress wall with towers and gates. A huge multicolor mosaic of the Alazani Valley opens from the fortress walls.
Visit the exhibition of paintings by the legendary Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani.
Dinner - in the house of one of the local residents, Sergo, where the film "Love with an accent." Was filmed.
Return to Tbilisi. Night in Tbilisi
Day 4 Tbilisi - Rabat - Vardzia - Borjomi
Breakfast in the hotel .
Trip * Rabat-Vardzia-Borjomi, transfer to Vardzia is a unique rock city. It is not recommended for people with cardiovascular diseases, poor eyesight and poorly carrying height (comfortable clothes and shoes are needed). Moving to Akhaltsikhe, visiting the fortress of Rabat. Moving to Borjomi - balneological resort, tasting Borjomi water from the spring.
Return to Tbilisi.
Day 5 Tbilisi. Free day
Souvenir shopping in the antique market called "Dry Bridge". Here you will find souvenirs for every taste, as well as antiques: ancient weapons, military decorations, decorations, carpets, dishes. And all this at quite affordable prices.
Also we will take you to the store, where the best Georgian cheeses (monasteries), homemade jam, churchje, sauces and spices are presented.
In addition, in the suburbs of Tbilisi, there are several wine factories, where tourists are always welcome. In one of the suburbs of the city is a brandy factory - Sarajishvili, named after David Cagliak, the father of Caucasian cognac, David Saradzhishvili. It produces various types of cognac and vodka. Tourists are warmly welcomed on excursions and tastings. You will learn the history of the Caucasian cognac, from the 80th century XIX to the present day, and if you are very lucky, you will smell cognac for more than a hundred years. The cost of tasting 35 lari per person (optional).
And next to the cognac factory, there is another interesting plant - Bagrationi 1880, which produces sparkling wines. Here, tourists are also welcome to see the different technologies of sparkling wines and taste the products at the factory with snacks. The price is 30 lari per person.
An overnight train - Tbilisi-Baku
In the morning arrival to Baku by train. Transfer to the hotel.
Baku is the largest port on the Caspian Sea, the oil capital of the Caucasus, a city in which, due to the construction boom of the early 20th century, many new buildings, museums and skyscrapers appeared. Sightseeing tour around Baku: a magnificent panorama of the city and the Baku bay from Nagorny Park, the descent on the cable car, the medieval part of the city "Icheri Sheher" - the historical and architectural reserve (UNESCO): the Maiden Tower of the XII century (UNESCO), the Palace of the Shirvanshahs (XV century), Sinyk Gala Castle, Karavan Saray, Juma Mosque, bathhouses, etc. It was in the Old Town that the episodes of the famous Soviet films "The Diamond Arm", "Amphibian Man", "Teheran 43" were shot.
Free time in Baku or for those wishing to travel * to Gobustan (€ 30, transfer + guide + entrance ticket), transfer (~ 60 km) to the historical and architectural reserve "Gobustan" (UNESCO). Excursion to the reserve, in which there are about 6000 rock paintings - petroglyphs. Visit an interactive museum on the territory of the reserve.
Free time in Baku or for those wishing to travel * "The Miracles of Absheron", (€ 25, transfer + guide + entrance tickets). Moving (~ 30 km) to Surakhani, visiting the place of "eternal unquenchable lights" - the Temple of Fireflammers "Ateshgah". This is an ancient cult construction, built on the site of natural gas by the Zoroastrians, who worshiped fire as a sacred symbol. Excursion to the "burning mountain" of Yanardag, which is a place of escape of natural combustible gases and a natural phenomenon.
Return to Baku. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 Diri Baba - Juma mosque in Shemakha - the palace of Sheki khans
Breakfast in the hotel.
Departure from the hotel, transfer (90 km), inspection of the Diri-Baba mausoleum in Maraz, transfer to Sheki (~ 200 km), along the road stop in Shemakha for inspection of the Djuma mosque. In the past, Shemakha was an important trading hub on the Silk Road, Arrival in Sheki, visiting * (€ 10, ticket + guide) of the magnificent Sheki Khan Palace built in Persian style. Night in the same hotel.
For those who wish * evening tour "Fires of Baku" (€ 10).
8 day Breakfast. Transfer to airport Baku.
THE PRICE OF THE TOUR IS INCLUDED
THE COST OF THE TOUR IS NOT INCLUDED
* Transfer: Airport - Hotel - Airport
* Transport service throughout the tour according to the program
* Accommodation in the hotel of the chosen category on the basis of breakfast
* All tours of the tour program
* Escort of the Russian-speaking guide during the excursions
* Personal expenses
* Dinners outside the program
* Medical insurance
* Farewell dinner
* Entrance tickets to museums
* Tickets for cable cars
* The prices quoted may vary according to the dollar exchange rate at the time of booking
* These hotels can be replaced by similar ones.
* The company reserves the right to change the excursion days and the sequence of tourist sites.
* The company is not liable for damage caused in case of force majeure, natural disasters, unforeseen delays on roads and the like.