Day 1 Tbilisi
Arrival in Tbilisi. Transfer from Tbilisi International airport to the hotel. Checking-in to the hotel. Free time.
Dinner at the restaurant with traditional Georgian cuisine, live dancing and singing.
Free time. Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 2 Tbilisi – Mtskheta
Breakfast at the hotel.
Sightseeing tour in Tbilisi: Old Town (Abanotubani – the ancient part of the city, known for its sulfur baths, Meidan square – the place where the Georgian Orthodox Church, Mosque, Synagogue, Catholic Church and Armenian Apostholic Church are located several meters away from each other, Metechi Church, Narikala Castle, Shardeni Street with its wine cellars, cafes and art galleries).
Sameba (Holy Trinity Cathedral) – the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world.
Lunch at one of the Georgian restaurants.
You will drive to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia, located 20 km from Tbilisi. It has the most sacred and cult sites in Georgia. This is the reason why this ancient city is also named “the Second Jerusalem”. It is there that one of the greatest relics of the Christian world, the God’s Tunic, is kept. The main attractions there are: one of the most ancient and esteemed temples – Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and ancient Jvari Monastery, designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Dinner at Chateau Mukhrani winery, where you will discover Georgian royal family history and breathtaking legends, a flavor of antiquity and enchanting wines. Drive back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 3 Racha
Breakfast at thr hotel
Departure to one of the most scenic mountainous regions of Georgia Racha, which is also called Georgian Switzerland. Racha is famous for its diverse unspoiled nature. Streams of tourists visit this region to enjoy the breathtaking views of mountains and snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus Mountains, raging rivers and waterfalls, picturesque lakes and alpine meadows, natural caves and architectural monuments. Racha is also the birthplace of the famous Khvanchkara wine and unique recipes of Georgian cuisine.
The first place you will visit in Racha is Lake Shaori, the largest lake in this region. The lake is a popular fishing destination.
Ten minutes further into the heart of Racha and you will arrive at the village of Nikortmsinda where an 11th century temple is located and is currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site candidate.
Lunch and wine tasting of famous Rachian wines Khvanchkara and Tvishi at the Royal Khvanchkara Winery. Checking-in to one of the guest houses in Ambrolauri. Free time.
Dinner at the guest house with traditional Rachian dishes. Overnight in Ambrolauri.
Day 4 Racha
Breakfast at the guest house.
You will explore the Church of the Virgin in Barakoni, built in the XVIII century. The church is located on a steep cliff at the confluence of the rivers Rioni and Lukhuni.
Departure to Oni, which is home to a wonderful synagogue in excellent condition, built in the 1890s, according to the plans of an architect from Poland.
Lunch at the guest house “Artist’s House”, where you will have an opportunity to see how the famous smoked ham Lori is being prepared.
After lunch you will visit the health resort of Shovi, famous for its wonderful nature and mineral water springs. Each of them is different with its contents and is used for treatment of different diseases You will have the opportunity to drink mineral water straight from the source.
Dinner at one of the family wineries. Overnight in Ambrolauri.
Day 5 Racha – Tbilisi
Breakfast at the guest house. Drive back to Tbilisi. Transfer to the airport.