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Across the Mountain Chains of Caucasus

Day I:
Arrival in Tbilisi. Metting at the Tbilisi international airport with a sign of “Iber-Tour”. Transfer to the hotel.

Day II:
The citybreak tour offers you the sightseeing of Tbilisi, visiting the historic and architectural monuments, describing the 1500 year-old history of the city. Ancient districts are remarkable with ornamented houses with balconies, narrow streets and diversified architectural style. Here, You can meet the temples of 6 different religious confessions, neighbouring each other.
You can visit the following sights during the city-break tour:

  • The Sameba cathedral (the monastery complex, with the main large – scale dome church of 97 meters high);
  • The Metekhi Church (dated with the XIII century, from which you can enjoy the great view over the ancient districts of Tbilisi);
  • Abanotubani and the Mosque (in this part of the city, there are sulfur baths; this was where the legend about founding Tbilisi was born);
  • The Narikala Fortress (medieval castle, erected on the beautiful hill, creates the composition of the most beautiful city view);
  • The top of the Sololaki mountain, “The Mother of Georgia”;
  • Zoroaster (fire worshiping) temple, named “Ateshga”;
  • Bethlehem churches of the “Kldisubani” (rocky area);
  • Synagogue;
  • Meidani and the Armenian Church;


  • Art Saloons, workshops, exhibitions, etc;
  • The Sioni Cathedral (XII century dome church);
  • Walking along the riverside, across the “Bridge of Peace” (the contemporary architectural model, presented in the combination of the ancient town);
  • The King’s Square;
  • The Anchiskhati Church (one of the most ancient Christian buildings in Georgia, dated with VI Century);
  • Theatre of Marionettes;
  • The Art museum of Georgia (The Gold Fund, where exhibits of different period are represented; among them is the gilded Lord’s icon not of human making).

Back to the hotel in Tbilisi. Dinner and Overnight stay.

Day III:
Breakfast at the hotel.
This region of Georgia is famous for vine yards and wine making; in the evening, you will experience wine sampling in Georgian cellar and test the famous Georgian wines.
Departure to Sighnaghi, visiting the following sights:

  • St. Nino’s Monastery complex (visiting the churches and a tower of the monastery surrounded with the fortification);
  • Sighnaghi (one of the most beautiful towns of Kakheti region, with historic monuments and tiny houses with nice balconies. Walking along the tourist path, you will visit the districts of the town, the King Erekle’s fence  and other sights);
  • Exhibitions and museums (the Sighnaghi is the mother town of the world famous painter Niko Pirosmani. The city museum is rich in expositions, among which there are the paintings by Niko Pirosmani).

Lunch in Sighnaghi;
Departure towards Telavi.
Royal Palace architectural complex (remains of the palace, art museum, small churches surrounded by the fence);
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day IV:
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure towards Tusheti. Passing through the village Pshaveli along the gorge of the river Tori, ascending the main watershed ring of Caucasus, crossing the Abano Pass (the highest highway in Georgia, located at the 3000 m. above the sea) arriving  in Tusheti area, the Alazani gorge of Khiso.
Arrival in the Tusheti administration centre – Omalo.
Lunch in the Omalo guesthouse. Visiting the villages of Tusheti together with the following sights:

  • Shenako (typical Tusheti village, with stone-built houses and ornamented wooden balconies with newels);
  • Diklo (one of the most beautiful villages, with which many interesting stories and legends are connected); the remains of the ancient village – fortification are still preserved nearby, laid out over a steep rock.

Back to Omalo. Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Day V:
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visiting Keselo in Omalo visiting the following sights:

  • Keselo (ancient part of Omalo, military tower. From here the wide panoramic view opens on the Gometsari gorge and other villages of the Tusheti);
  • Keselo Museum (the museum is set in one of the towers; the exposition material of the museum has been obtained as a result of archeological excavations in Kakheti region; these are the objects, describing the customs and habits of local people).
  • Departure towards the Gometsari gorge. Tusheti is divided in several areas, one of them is Gometsari.
  • Dotchu (one of the most beautiful Tusheti villages, with the specific location. Tusheti houses with stony roofing are preserved here).
  • The Jvarboseli (one of the farthest villages in the Gometsari part of Tusheti. Tushetians are famous for horse riding. Near this village the great feast is celebrated, which is finalized with great horse racing);

Lunch at the guesthouse in Jvarboseli;
Walking tour in the direction of the Verkhovani village, where the six–floor tower is remained;
Back to the village Jvarboseli; departure to Omalo;
Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse in Omalo.

Day VI:
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure towards the farther Tusheti. The farther Tusheti is one of the most beautiful parts of Georgia, featured with the great number of towers.
During the tour, you will visit the following sights:

  • Dartlo (one of the most beautiful villages of Tusheti, where there are the towers with pyramid roofing that gives the special attraction to the village);
  • Kvavlo (the village on the top of the village
  • Dartlo to which, the path winds up).

Lunch at the guesthouse in Dartlo.

  • Parsma (the village, set on the high hill, with the flat stone roofed houses and fragments of towers arolnd);
  • Girevi (villages, consisted of several areas; the situation of these areas are still clearly visible at present; part of towers are still preserved here).

Back to Omalo. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day VII:
Breakfast at the hotel.
Horse riding tour from Omalo towards Oreti lake through the village Kumelaurta along the path.
During the tour you will visit the following sights:

  • Oreti Lake (the lake is situated on the mountain top of the Caucasus, in Alpine zone. From here the broad panoramic view over Tusheti and surrounding villages opens);

Picnic in the open air.
Back to Omalo. Dinner and overnight Stay.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to Tbilisi;
Lunch in Telavi;
Back to Tbilisi; Dinner and overnight stay.

Day IX:
Transfer to the Tbilisi International Airport.  Departure from Tbilisi.