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Georgia’s Best Places For Adventurous Souls

Located on the edge of Europe and Asia, Georgia boasts both Mediterranean and European cultures. ​​ ​This ​country is an amazing cluster of cultures, religions and fascinating landscapes, from ​the ​snowy peaks of the Caucasus ​Mountains​, fertile lowlands, ​​steppes ​and deserts to ​​the ​subtropics. Georgia is an amazing destination, decorated with many​​ UNESCO sites t​hat feature impressive rock-cut monasteries and cave towns as well as ​millennia-old​ archaeological sites and ​dramatic​ ​scenery​.
Georgia captures the​ ​imagination ​of those ​who thirst for adventure and discovery​​! This will be an unforgettable experience​ ​of a​ lifetime!

Trip Details

14 days/13 nights | Tbilisi to Tbilisi

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HIDDEN TREASURE: discover Georgia with us!

Cobblestone Freeway Tours now offers culturally-rich tours to Georgia. Uncover this hidden gem and get off the beaten tour with Cobblestone Freeway Tours. For all the details, visit: https://cobblestonefreeway.ca/destinations/europe/

Itinerary

Day
1-3
Welcome to Georgia! First we will introduce you to Tbilisi. ​​This ​city has been dominated by traders, warriors, tyrants and dictators in turn. Take a walk around the old town and breathe in the living past. ​We’ll take time to visit the city’s​ well-known museums and theatres, art galleries, churches, archaeological excavations, ​sulphur ​bathhouses, narrow streets.​ Discover Kakheti – ​the world-famous wine region that may even be the birthplace of wine-making! Enjoy breathtaking views of Kizikhi area and unusual Charm of Sighnaghi Royal Town. Wine-tasting at local winery is not to be missed!
Day
4-6
Travel to the​ ​old ​capital of Georgia – Mtskheta, where we will visit ​many​ UNESCO World Heritage Sites. ​First​, Jvari, the 6th century cross-shaped monastery built atop​ a cliff, overlooking the ​​junction​ of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Visit the rock-carved​ town of Uplistsikhe. ​Dating back to 1000 BCE, Uplistsikhe​ is notable for ​its​ unique combination of ​ancient rock cutting styles, and the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. Here, you can see ancient wine presses carved in stone. Explore Kutaisi – the ancient Kingdom of Colchis and the second largest city of modern Georgia. ​Its cathedrals date back to the 10th and 11th Centuries, and for hundreds of years, were the epicenters of culture and education in Georgia.
Day
7-9
Travel to ​the town of​ Mestia. ​Its ​first inhabitants, mainly gold prospectors, settled ​this isolated area in ​ancient times. For centuries​,​ the Svan ethnic group was cut off from the outside world​,​ and for this reason their culture ​was almost perfectly ​preserved.​ Explore Ushguli - one of the highest villages in Europe and the architecturally unique Middle Age village-fortification ​that stands there​, surrounded by the 5000m giants of the Caucasus Mountain Range. Ushguli and the whole ​of​ Upper Svaneti ​​are ​UNESCO World Heritage site​s​. Emblematic ​Svanetian ​watch​towers are found throughout the village. Visit Dadiani Palace in Zugdidi - a castle-like building from the 17th to 19th centuries. Later in the evening, we will e​njoy​ a performance by a local Svan singing group, and their polyphonic songs​.
Day
10
Batumi is one of Georgia’s oldest cities, dating back to the 3rd Century BCE​, Batumi is ​even​ mentioned by Greek and Roman sources as one of the Black Sea’s principal ports. Visit ​the​ seaside park​s​ and ​the old-city district, full of ​cafes, shops, churches, ​and the Batumi Sea Port. Walk through the Botanical Gardens to see beautiful plants from all over the world and​ an amazing view of the Black Sea.​
Day
11-12
Explore Samtskhe that is considered as the cradle of Georgian culture. The road leads past arid and stone-terraced landscapes, green valleys littered with centuries old fortresses. The climate and cool water springs are healthy here and landscapes are impressive. Continue our trip and visit Vardzia Cave Complex, founded in the 12th-13th cc. The complex became a well-fortified monastery, which had a significant role in political, cultural, educational and spiritual life of Georgia. Visit Poka nunnery complex and enjoy cheese tasting; cheese is produces by nuns on the territory of monastery.
Day
13-14
Back to Tbilisi. Explore this ancient city on your own. ​Before our ​farewell dinner​, a traditional ​polyphonic ​ensemble will serenade ​us at ​a ​traditional restaurant. We’ll celebrate the end of our awesome journey in the​ atmosphere of ​a ​Georgian dinner party, ​complete ​with ​delicious food,​​ song and ​​ speeches ​​ ​by the ​“Tamada” – toastmaster​!
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Highlights

Treasures of Georgia Tour

• Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout Georgia in Tbilisi, Mtskheta and Mestia
• Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at Georgia’s best Wineries in Kakheti
• Visit Kutaisi – the ancient Kingdom of Colchis
• Enjoy traditional Georgian Polyphony singing
• Visit one of the highest villages in Europe and the architecturally unique Middle Age village-fortification - Ushguli
• Visit famous Batumi Botanical Garden
• Attend private concerts and cultural events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travelers

tour itinerary - Georgia’s Best Places For Adventurous Souls

The Cobblestone Culture Experience always includes:

Small Groups

16 people maximum. Sometimes fewer, but there’s never more.

Village Visits

Learn about a country from its people in the places where authentic life is happening.

Folk Performances

Have an intimate experience with local artists so you can live the culture.

Traditional Cuisine

Enjoy a wide variety of delicious local eats and can also have a familiar meal.

Artisan Demonstrations

Learn traditions from the people who keep them alive.

Pacing

Time to breathe, digest and soak up the atmosphere.

5 Star Transportation
First Class Hotels
Two Meals per Day
All Entrance Fees

Departure Dates

2020

Early Bird Discount available
until Mar 20, 2020*

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Land Package per person:

$3,640 usd

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Single Supplement - $500 USD

HOST: Yulia Kluskovska

Yulia has been doing a great job for our company. She is the person who takes care of our travellers in Ukraine. Showing the best cultural spots around Lviv and other no less interesting places around Ukraine. Yulia's very personable, friendly and always ready to share her knowledge and experience with others.

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