Ananuri Castle, Ananuri, Georgia

Ananuri Castle, Ananuri, Georgia: Our most recommended tours and activities

Kazbeg Mountains Day Trip with Gourmet Lunch at Rooms!

1. Kazbeg Mountains Day Trip with Gourmet Lunch at Rooms!

Start your day with a pickup at your accommodation. Sit back and enjoy the ride as you head towards Kazbegi. > Next, you will head towards Jhinvali Dam, made during the Soviet era in Georgia. Only ten minutes drive away, Passing by Gudauri ski resort, you will stop by a panoramic viewpoint to admire the Great Caucasus Mountain Range. Continue towards Kazbegi Village, a top destination in Georgia for its unique people, landscapes, and food. Finish your day by riding a 4WD ride to reach Gergeti Trinity Church and explore above the clouds. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch before driving back to Tbilisi.

From Tbilisi: Full-Day Snowshoeing Tour to Kazbegi

2. From Tbilisi: Full-Day Snowshoeing Tour to Kazbegi

Start the tour early in the morning with a pick-up from your hotel in Tbilisi. Head to the north of Tbilisi through the Georgian Military Road. The road runs between Tbilisi (Georgia) and Vladikavkaz (Russia) and follows the traditional route used by traders and invaders throughout the ages. On the way to Mt. Kazbegi, enjoy views of Ananuri Fortress arising above Jinvali Lake and surrounding the mountain area. Farther on, the road continues to the Gudauri Skiing Resort located 120 kilometers north from Tbilisi at a height of 2,196 meters (about 7,200 feet). It is a young and rapidly developing winter resort located on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. Here, one can reach the summit of Mount Sadzele taking an aerial lift at an altitude of 3000 meters. In just a few minutes drive, one can reach Cross Pass, the highest point of the Georgian Military Road (about 2400 meters). From Cross Pass with the Serpentine Road, arrive down to the small village of Stapantsminda at the foot of Mt. Kazbegi from where you will start the snowshoeing tour to the awesome Gergeti Trinity Church. Walking up to the church takes 1 to 2-hours of winter hiking through the snowy forest up to the hills. The difference of altitude from Stepantsminda to Gergeti Trinity Church is 400 meters. Reaching the main highlight of the day, Gergeti Trinity Church (2170 meters) overlooks the area proudly as a steady symbol of Georgia. Enjoy the stunning views in a fabulous atmosphere. Due to your wish and possibility, it's available to prolong your trip after covering the main area and examine your opportunities  beyond. By the church as an award, you will have a warm coffee with a light snack and hot drinks overlooking the Tergi River gorge and village Gergeti covered with deep snow. After the trip, you will be driven you back to Tbilisi. On the way back, due to your wish, have a short stop at Ananuri Fortress. (16th to 17th century).

Jinvali reservoir, Ananuri, Gudauri Guided Day Tour

3. Jinvali reservoir, Ananuri, Gudauri Guided Day Tour

Tour stats at 9 am, move to northern highway generally takes more time than usual because of the road is curvy and takes more time to cover, Total time to reach Kazbegi village takes 3 hours(with stops), and until Gudauri 2 hours. The first stop is Jinvali Reservoir which supplies Tbilisi with drinking water, and also there are operating turbines for electrical power Generators. Great place to take some lovely photos on the background of the reservoir. Ananuri castle, it is since 17 century standing as a complex with defensive towers, a Cathedral, and fortification buildings. Exploring all places takes about 30 minutes. After some time of observing the white and black Aragvi river, during summer it is easy to distinguish the colors of the water, one is darker than another, and that is why it is called White and Black. Continue the trip to Ski resort Gudauri(Winter Activities) the resort locates at 2000 meters above sea level and Makes a unique place for ski activities. In winter available cable cars, snow scooters, sledding, and tubing. At the end of the trip possible to arrange lunch in the Georgian Restaurant, with Georgian national Dishes.

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What people are saying about Ananuri Castle, Ananuri, Georgia

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incredable emoution,impressions,mountains, thank you,Georgia!

I want to thank you so much for such a tour, incredible impressions, such beauty of nature, incredible mountains, air. First of all, a first-class guide, a true professional, like no one who loves his country, told us about the history of Georgia since the beginning of the centuries, showed the most beautiful places. the whole day passed unnoticed, leaving only warm memories and an incredible love for the mountains. I will definitely come back again, because I was invited in the fall to harvest the grapes, and I will definitely take the tour again to the mountains, I am sure it will be unforgettable!

Mariam is my tour guide. She is a very nice person and very friendly. She showed and explained to us a lot of information. She helped to adjust the itinerary to fit with traffic and weather. It was a wonderful experience to have here. We are impressed!!