Departure point: Tbilisi (Hotel pick-up included)
Endpoint: Tbilisi/Gudauri (Hotel drop-off included)
Departure time: 9:00
End time: 19:00 - 21:00
Explore Kazbegi and Gergeti Trinity church, surrounded by magical mountain peaks and stunning valleys. Discover the stunning slopes of Gudauri and experience incredible skiing adventure!
We start our trip at 09:00. Our guide picks you up from your hotel and takes you to our company head-office to check in for the tour.
Jinvali water reservoir
Jinvali Water Reservoir - blue-colored water between three cordilleras is located Along the Georgian military highway. Wonderful place to take amazing pictures!
The confluence of two Rivers black and white Aragvi
The Aragvi River and its basin are in Georgia on the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains. The White Aragvi flows from Gudauri down to the town Pasanauri, where it is joined by the Black Aragvi (the main river of Gudamakari). Together, these two rivers continue as "Aragvi" river from Pasanauri. The river flows south-east to the Jinvali Reservoir, where it is joined by the Pshav Aragvi before flowing south to merge with the Mtkvari River by Mtskheta, Eastern Georgia's ancient capital just north of Tbilisi.
Stepantsiminda (Kazbegi) is known for its scenic location in the Greater Caucasus mountains, and for being a center for trekkers and mountain climbing. Local attractions include Mount Kazbegi itself, the alpine meadows, forests of the surrounding Kazbegi Nature Reserve, and Gergeti Trinity Church Outside of town.
Therefore, in Kazbegi village, we rent a special car (4USD per person) to take us to the top of the mountain to visit Gergeti Trinity Church.
Gergeti Holy Trinity church
Gergeti Trinity Church is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri and under Mount Kazbegi at an elevation of 2170 meters. The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century, this is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. In times of danger, precious relics from Mtskheta including Saint Nino’s Cross were brought here for safekeeping. During the Soviet Era, all religious services were prohibited, but the church remained a popular tourist destination. The church is an active establishment of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church. You will get an epic panoramic view of the whole valley from the church. Due to the church’s isolation in the steep mountainous area full of nature, it remains the most iconic tourist attraction in Georgia. You will be impressed with the view of Mount Kazbegi, which is 5047 m in height.
Unique possibility to have lunch in the beautiful nature. Try super delicious, homemade, traditional dishes, and most important “Khinkali” because you are in the homeland of these dumplings.
Gudauri. Activities or visit Georgia-Russia Friendship Monument (optional)
The Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument is a monument built in 1983 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk and the ongoing friendship between Soviet Georgia and Soviet Russia. Located on the Georgian Military Highway between the ski resort town of Gudauri and the Jvari pass, the monument is a large round stone arch and concrete structure overlooking the Devil's Valley in the Caucasus mountains.
Gudauri ski resort is located on the south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda district (2,200 meters above sea level) with a skiing area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun. Gudauri is located in the heart of the Caucasus Mountains. The resort takes on a whole new life as a fabulous sightseeing destination with fresh air, superior areas for horse-riding, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding.
Ananuri fortress dates to the XVI-XVII centuries and it is situated on the foreland by the river Aragvi. Ananuri was a castle and seat of the Eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty that ruled the area from the 13th century. The castle was the scene of numerous battles. This is a perfect place for landscape photography, there are amazingly beautiful views of the fortress and Jinvali reservoir together. The fortress remained in use until the beginning of the 19th century. In 2007, the complex has been on the tentative list for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage Site program.
In the evening, we drop you off at your hotel.
A private, professional guide service
A bottle of water
Private transportation service
Pick up from the hotel
Drop off at the hotel
A scarf or a hat - if you are a woman
The tour operates in all weather conditions. Therefore, please dress according to the weather.
Dress code for a church - It's not allowed for anyone to enter a church in shorts, and women need to cover their heads.
It is not recommended for pregnant women.
There is a slight possibility that traffic will be challenging due to the snow during the winter season.
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