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  • Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Tour from Tbilisi

    1. Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Tour from Tbilisi

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Tbilisi, and then drive by air-conditioned minivan to the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Iberia in Mtskheta. Visit the beautiful 6th-century Jvari Monastery to experience one of the most important monuments in Georgia. Next, head to Zhinvali to see the largest reservoir in eastern Georgia. Continue to the castle complex of Ananuri on the Aragvi River and learn about the feudal dynasty that ruled the area from the 13th century. Get back to nature in the Caucasus Mountains and visit the ski resort of Gudauri. See an impressive example of public art at the Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument on the Georgian Military Highway. Head to the Gergeti Trinity Church perched 2,170 meters above sea level. Get 2.5 hours of free time in the town of Kazbegi (also known as Stepantsminda) before the return trip to Tbilisi in the late evening.

    I booked through getyourguide.com last minute but they were very prompt in responding and gave whatever they promised.

  • Gudauri and Kazbegi: Private Day Trip from Tbilisi

    2. Gudauri and Kazbegi: Private Day Trip from Tbilisi

    Kick off your 10-hour day trip with a pick-up from your hotel anywhere in Tbilisi. Visit Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia, and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Afterwards, you will have the chance to visit Jvari monastery and enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the ancient capital. Moving forward, you will drive on a Georgian military road towards Kazbegi/Stepantsminda. On the way, you will visit Ananuri fortress on Jinvali dam. Pass by Gudauri Ski Resort, and stop at the Georgian Russian "friendship" monument, Cross Pass, and Kazbegi. Enjoy lunch on a wonderful terrace at Rooms Hotel Kazbegi, which overlooks the glacier of Kazbegi, or at typical Georgian restaurant with traditional food. For your last stop, travel via a 4x4 vehicle towards the Trinity Monastery at 2,200 meters above sea level. Your day trip will conclude with drop off back at your hotel.

  • Full Day Mtskheta & Kazbegi With Gourmet Lunch

    3. Full Day Mtskheta & Kazbegi With Gourmet Lunch

    After being picked up by your guide at 9:00am, you will start your day trip towards Kazbegi. Passing by the old capital of Georgia, you will visit the Jvari monastery, built in the 7th Century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, you will head towards Jhinvali Dam - made during the Soviet era in Georgia. Only ten minutes drive away, you will stop at Ananuri Castle. Passing by Gudauri ski resort, you will stop by a panoramic view point to admire the Great Caucasus Mountain Range. Then continue towards Kazbegi Village, a top destination in Georgia for its unique people, landscapes, and food. Go on a 4WD ride to reach Gergeti Trinity Church and explore above the clouds. Enjoy a delicious lunch before driving back to Tbilisi.

    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!!

  • From Tbilisi: Paragliding in the Caucasus with Lunch

    4. From Tbilisi: Paragliding in the Caucasus with Lunch

    Begin the day with pickup from your accommodation in Tbilisi. Make a sightseeing stop at Ananuri Fortress, before arriving at the paragliding venue at approximately 12 PM. Receive safety advice from an instructor from the Georgian Paragliding Federation before take off. You’ll get the chance to soar through the sky for 15 minutes, accompanied by an expert instructor. Take photos whilst up there, or ask the instructor to record video with a GoPro. After the exhilarating flight, spend 30 minutes at a panoramic viewpoint called Friendship Monument before continuing to Stepantsminda village. Stop here for the included lunch and soft drink. Next, walk approximately 1 hour to Gergeti Trinity Church. The church dates back to the 14th century and offers spectacular views of the surroundings from its elevation of 2,170 meters. For guests that would prefer not to walk so far, a car is available...

  • From Tbilisi: Full-Day Group Tour to Ananuri and Kazbegi

    5. From Tbilisi: Full-Day Group Tour to Ananuri and Kazbegi

    In the morning depart from Tbilisi and discover the treasures of northern Georgia. First, you will stop at Zhinvali Water Reservoir, where you will find the beautiful Ananuri castle complex. Explore the complex and admire the stunning panoramic views over the reservoir from one of the towers.  Later, visit the resort town of Gudauri, where you will discover the People’s Friendship Arch. Afterward, travel to the town Pasanauri, where you will taste delicious traditional khinkali paired with local wine and Georgian chacha. Next, take an off-road vehicle to the Monastery of St. Trinity, located in the city of Gergeti. At the monastery, you will find the perfect observation deck that will allow you to admire Mount Kazbegi and Stepantsminda. In the evening, after a full day touring northern Gerogia you will return to Tbilisi.

  • From Tbilisi: Full Day Tour of Kazbegi, Ananuri and Gergeti

    6. From Tbilisi: Full Day Tour of Kazbegi, Ananuri and Gergeti

    Depart from Tbilisi by comfortable minivan along the Georgian Military Road that runs between Tbilisi (Georgia) and Vladikavkaz (Russia). On the way there will be lots to see, including the Ananuri fortress, which stands beside the famous Georgian Military Highway overlooking the large Jhinvali Lake. Your next stop is a remarkable ski resort located at an altitude of 2200 meters above sea level. Head to the top station, at 3,306 meters, called summit Sadzele. From here, continue your trip to Gergeti Trinity Church, erected on the southern slopes of Mkinvarcveri. Gergeti Trinity Church is an important temple and remarkable for its beautiful scenery. Built 600 years ago, its stones have weathered repeated blizzards, rain and invasions to stand as a proud symbol of Georgian resilience in the face of adversity. It's also the photographer’s perfect shot. After this visit, you will arrive at...

  • From Kazbegi: Day Trip to Gergeti, Gaudauri & Ananuri

    7. From Kazbegi: Day Trip to Gergeti, Gaudauri & Ananuri

    Embark on an exciting full-day tour of Georgia's beautiful countryside, starting at the meeting point in Kazbegi. After meeting your guide and the rest of your group, head towards the Gergeti Holy Trinity Church, located on the slope of the majestic Kazbek Mountain, among snow-covered ranges. Enjoy panoramic views over the town of Stepantsminda and the village of Gergeti.  Lunch will be next. Dine amongst the beautiful nature and try tasty traditional dishes, including the most famous Georgian dish — Khinkali. Following lunch, head to Gudauri, a ski resort situated on a south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain. Enjoy the fresh air of the resort area that offers many activities, including horse-riding, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding, etc. You can also encounter the People's Friendship Arch, an inspiration of the famous sculptor Tsereteli. It was built at an altitude o...

    Very nice place. Our tour guide Luca is the best and very nice. Always smiling and ready to help. Good job Gamarjoba tour esp Luca!

  • 1-Day Tour to Kazbegi & Gergeti Trinity Church

    8. 1-Day Tour to Kazbegi & Gergeti Trinity Church

    This one day tour to Kazbegi & Gergeti Trinity Church offers stunning natural landscapes with must-see cultural sights. You will travel to the Ananuri castle complex which unites two medieval defensive towers, two churches, and defensive walls. Afterwards, you travel to Gudauri and enjoy panoramic views over the Caucasus mountains. From here, you depart for Kazbegi town and take a 4X4 drive to Gergeti Trinity Church or take an optional hike to the church (Distance 10 km). You also visit Gveleti waterfalls in Dariali gorge near the Russian border. In the evening, you travel back to Tbilisi. 

  • Kazbegi: Caucasus Mountains Full-Day Tour

    9. Kazbegi: Caucasus Mountains Full-Day Tour

    The journey takes place in Khevi, a unique region in the Caucasus Mountains, located in the Northeastern part of Georgia. Visit Stepantsminda by crossing the famous Georgian Military Road, Gudauri ski resort, and Jvari Pass. Then, take delight in the panoramic views of the Caucasus Mountains. Visit Ananuri Church and Fortress, which dates back to 16th Century, and stop at the Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument to enjoy breathtaking views. Visit Gergeti Trinity Monastery, built in the 14th Century, located at a height of 2200 meters above sea level. There are two ways to get to the church - approximately three hours of hiking or driving. See and admire one of the highest peaks of Georgia – Kazbegi (5047m). Afterwards you can, of course, taste and enjoy delicious dishes of rich Georgian cuisine.

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based on 21 reviews

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!!

Lasha, our guide was amazing throughout! Each site we stopped at was more beautiful than the previous one. The music list in the car was amazing and we will remember the soundtrack to this gorgeous day for a long time. Great photographer as well!

The travel was superb, thanks to our guide Dachi! We have learned history and legends of each place, saw stunning sceneries. Btw, Dachi picked us from our location exactly on time! We drove through serpentine roads and fog! We had a good day)

Very nice place. Our tour guide Luca is the best and very nice. Always smiling and ready to help. Good job Gamarjoba tour esp Luca!

I booked through getyourguide.com last minute but they were very prompt in responding and gave whatever they promised.