Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Chiatura, a small town in Imereti (Western Georgia). Katskhi pillar, a natural limestone rock, on top of which the church of St. Maximus the Confessor is located. The pillar is approximately 40 metres high (surface 150 m2). Drive to Kutaisi. Bagrati Cathedral (XI c), named after Bagrat III, the first king of the united Georgia (XI). Gelati Monastery, a monastic complex founded in XII c by King David IV the Builder. Bagrati and Gelati are recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Motsameta Monastery (VIII c) is located on a cliff. The name of Motsameta derives from Georgian name ”martyrdom ” and is connected to two brothers David and Konstantine. Excursion to the Kutaisi State Historical Museum, which contains more than 150 000 exhibits. AbriefwalkaroundthehistoricalcenterofKutaisi. Dinner, free time. OvernightinKutaisi.
Breakfast at the hotel. Tha Sataplia Nature reserve, established in 1935 to protect the Sataplia Cave and Dinosaur fotprints found in the area. Prometheus Cave, discovered in 1984, one of Georgia’s natural wonders. AbriefwalkaroundTskhaltubo. A boat trip along the spectacular Martvili canyon. Drive to Zugdidi. Overnightin Zugdidi.
Breakfast at the hotel. Аgraceful palace of Dadiani princes, who were an ancient aristocratic family known for their relationship with Napoleon Bonaparte. Some personal things and pieces of furniture of the Emperor and one of his death masks (two others are in France and England) are kept in thepalace . There is here even a more significant relic – the Blessed Virgin shroud.
Departure to Svaneti, an amazing mountainous region of Georgia. En route you will see Enguri Water Reservoir, the biggest reservoir in Georgia. Drive to Mestia, the main town of Svaneti. Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography and the house-museum of the Margiani family located in the Svan tower. Free time.OvernightinMestia.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Ushguli, the highest inhabited village in Europe. It is situated at an elevation of 2,200 metres above sea level. En route you will see the Tower of Love. Lamaria Church, built in IX-X cc. There you can enjoy horse riding. Departure to Batumi. Overnight in Gonio, 12 km south of Batumi.
Breakfast at the hotel. Batumi Botanical Garden, established in 1912. Located 9 km north of Batumi at Green Cape it contains flora form 9 phyto-geographic areas. Batumi sightseeing tour: Seaside Boulevard, Piazza Square, Sculpture of Love “Ali and Nino”, 145 m high Alphabet Tower, dancing Fountains). Free time. Overnight in Gonio.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time. Overnight in Gonio.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time. Transfer to Batumi/Kutaisi Airport.