From Tbilisi: 2-Day Guided Tour of the Racha Region
- Small group
- Duration: 2 days
Starting at 8:00AM from Tbilisi, you will take the highway past Mtskheta, Gori and Uplistsikhe. Visit the industrial city of Chiatura, which has more than 20 cable cars, some of them more than 60 years old, and they still function! From there through the Nakerala Pass you will go to the Shaori reservoir, where the Nikortsminda church built in the 11th century is located. You will stay overnight in the city of Ablolauri, which is considered the birthplace of Hvanchkara wine. Ambrolauri is found in historical records from the XVII century. This place was also the residence of the monarch, and you will also find here a tower built for the royal family and a church preserved in ruins. The following morning after a delicious breakfast, you will venture further into the mountains to the resort village of Shovi. The village sits at a height of 1,600 meters, and has a population of only 80 peo...
Visit 4 of the most beautiful locations in the Racha region of western Georgia over a 2-day trip. Explore hidden villages, admire the spectacular Georgian countryside and finish your trip with wine tasting. Start your tour at Shovi, one of the most beautiful villages in the region with panoramic views of the mountains. See the many historical churches, caves, and castles in Racha as you explore this quaint area. As you stroll, your guide will tell you facts and anecdotes about the town. Continue to Nikortsminda and see the famous Nikortsminda Cathedral. Head just outside the village and marvel at the centuries-old ice caves up to 20 meters deep. Next, visit the serene Shaori Lake with breathtaking views of the distant mountains and forests. Finish your tour with some local wine tasting and experience the flavors of Georgia as you sample the traditional cuisine.
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