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In The Footsteps Of Millenia Tour

In The Footsteps Of Millenia Tour Packages
Country: Georgia
City: Tbilisi
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Day 1: Departure for Tbilisi

Day 2: Tbilisi

Early in the morning arrive at Tbilisi, meet in the airport and transfer to a hotel.After late breakfast we have Tbilisi sightseeing tour.

Day 3: Tbilisi – Dmanisi – Tbilisi

Today we drive to the medieval town of Dmanisi – the site of the on-going excavations where the skulls of the first migrators from Africa and the first inhabitants of Europe were found (1, 7 million years old). The scientist found 2 skulls of 25 years old young man and 15 years old young lady couple of years ago. Then they found the bones of some African animals and the skull of and elderly man. The excavations are still taking place and we may get a close approach to how the archeologists work there. We may also visit the museum housing the evidences of the excavation. Later we visit tiny Bolnisi church important as its stone wall keeps the oldest Georgian inscription (5th century AD).

Day 4: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Gori – Kutaisi

We visit the ancient capital of Georgia – Mtskheta with Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral –UNESCO World Heritage sights.

Then we head to the town of Gori and visit Uplistsikhe Cave Town (1st millennium BC) - the place where the Great Silk Road used to pass. We have a photo stop near Stalin’s house and museum. Afterwards we continue our way to Imereti province to visit the pretty town of Kutaisi.

Day 5: Kutaisi – Batumi – Kutaisi

Today we drive to visit the Black sea coast city Batumi. Here we visit the Roman-style Gonio Fortress (1st century AD) and Batumi Archaeology Museum housing hundreds of unearthed items of the ancient times. In the afternoon we have some time to relax on the beach and enjoy the boulevard. Afterwards drive back to Kutaisi.

Day 6: Kutaisi – Tbilisi

In the morning we visit Gelati Monastery and Academy (12th century) and a natural grotto full of breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites.

Then will drive to visit the grotto with stunning stalactites and stalagmites and enjoy time in this mystical part of land. Later continue to Tbilisi.

Day 7: Land of wine

In the morning we drive to explore Kakheti region – the home-land of wine. We enjoy superb views of Great Caucasus Mountains and valleys of Kakheti; acknowledge century old traditions and culture of the country and region, taste wines made of endemic grapes and delicious food. We visit a local farmer’s family to see hundred years old wine cellar, to learn more about ancient Georgian tradition of making home wine and to taste wine straight from the clay jars kept under the ground. Later we head to a local village to have home made lunch at a local family with more wine. Then visit a wine factory to get acquainted with the way of producing Georgian wines and taste some manufactured wines in the factory. Afterwards drive to Tbilisi.

Day 8: Departure

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