Duration: 9 days/ 8 nights
Location: Georgia
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Archaeological Tour to Georgia

 

Georgia is one of the world important archaeological places which has many antique towns covering every single archaeological period. In our Archaeological Tour to Georgia, anyone interested in archaeology will find relevant and interesting places to visit. You will visit number of archaeological museums, explore on-going excavations, get acquainted with curious finds, visit medieval settlements and much more! Get closer to the ancient times with MyGeo!

 

Day 1

  • Arrival at the airport, transfer to the hotel

 

Day 2

  • The tour starts with the visit to the open-air Ethnographic Museum, located near Turtle Lake. On its territory, traditional houses and farm buildings are exhibited, which are collected from all regions of Georgia.
  • Excursion around the historical part of Tbilisi – the old city. Visit to Sioni Cathedral (the V-VII centuries) and Anchiskhati church – the oldest church in Tbilisi (VI century).
  • The tour continues to the bath houses archeological sites (Medieval Period church, which has different Stratigraphic layers)
  • Visit the Narikala Fortress, situated on a hill. You will reach the fortress by cable car, and at the top, a spectacular view of the city opens.
  • Stroll around Betlemi Street, during which you will enjoy the sights of old Tbilisi houses and cozy balconies.
  • Excursion to Georgian National Museum which offers the permanent exhibition “The Archaeological Treasury” and temporary exhibitions which are held periodically at the museum.

 

Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi

Day 3

  • Trip to Mtskheta (the ancient city and the first capital of Georgia, UNESCO world heritage site)
  • Excursion to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (XI-th c.) – one of the sacred places of Georgia. The robe of Jesus Christ is buried within the cathedral.
  • Tour continues to Jvari Monastery (VI-th c.) which stands on a high hill overlooking the confluence of two majestic rivers Aragvi and Mtkvari .
  • Visit to Armaztsikhe-Bagineti open museum which is a Roman period archeological site
  • The second stop will be at Dzalisa Archeological Roman period site (Polish-Georgian Excavations)
  • Exploring of the medieval fortress of Ananuri
  • Return to Tbilisi

 

Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi

Day 4

  • Drive to Bolnisi town located in Kvemo-Kartli region
  • Exploring of Arukhlo – neolithic period Archeological site (German-Georgian excavations)
  • Visit to Tsugrugasheni church which is a Georgian architectural monument of the Golden age (XIII-th century)
  • Excursion to Bolnisi Local Museum
  • Next visit ti Bolnisi Sioni built in 478 – 493 years ( the first Georgian inscription was found here)
  • Drive to Dmanisi (the motherland of the first Europeans)
  • Excursion around Dmanisi Historical & Architectural Museum-Reserve which represents the medieval city site, where are held archeological finds
  • Return to Tbilisi

 

Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi

Day 5

  • Drive to Aspindza – urban-type settlement
  • Drive to Vardzia- cave monastery complex that dates back to the 12th century. Thousands of caves have been carved out in the rock and form endless chain of passages and floors of caves.
  • Visit to Chobareti Georgian – Australian Excavations – Early Bronze period (Kura-Araxes culture)
  • Visit of Rabat Fortress which belong to the Middle Ages but has been recently fully reconstructed
  • Drive to Akhaltsikhe and visit to the Archeological  Museum

 

Overnight: hotel in Akhaltsikhe

Day 6

  • Drive to Borjomi – beautiful town with amazing nature and healing fresh air. Here you will be able to try mineral water from the spring in the Mineral Water Park.
  • Vani Archaeological Site (from 700 BC to 100 AD)
  • Drive to Sataplia managed reserve.
  • Excursion to Kutaisi Museum.

 

Overnight: hotel in Kutaisi

Day 7

  • Bagrati Cathedral – the symbol of united Georgia.
  • The tour continues to Gelati Monastery (XII century) which is a UNESCO Heritage Site with one of the most well-preserved frescoes of Georgian iconography. The complex comprises a monastery, an academy, and a church.
  • Return to Tbilisi

 

Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi

Day 8

  • Drive to Kakheti – the picturesque region, which is famous for the producing of excellent Georgian wines.
  • Visit David Gareji – the unique monastery complex consists of 20 monasteries of the VI century, each of which is carved into the rock.
  • Bodbe convent- the place, where was buried St.Nino – the founder of Christianity in Georgia.
  • Sighnagi -“the town of love”. It is famous for its architecture in the style of southern Italian classicism.

 

Overnight: hotel in Telavi

 Day 9

  • Tsinandali – the patrimony of famous Georgians-Chavchavadzes. The manor is known of its amazing labyrinth-gathered with exotic trees in it and with cellars, where the unique collection of Georgian and European wine is preserved.
  • The town of Gremi – the old capital of Kakheti Kingdom that was an important trading point on the famous Silk Road for centuries
  • Winery Shumi- here you will find unique local sorts of wine.

 

Overnight: hotel in Tbilisi

Day 10

  • Transfer to the airport, departure

The price of the tour is 1172 EUR per person

The single supplement is 204 EUR per person

 

Detailed Tour Information

  • The price of the tour includes:

    • Transfer from/to the airport
    • Accommodation in hotels for 9 nights (in double rooms)
    • Meals – breakfast
    • All transfers are performed by air-conditioned/heated cars/buses
    • English-speaking guide service during all days
    • Admission fees (museum of Ethnography, Narikala cable car, National museum, Chateau Mukhrani, Dzalsi museum, Dmaniai museum, Vardzia, Rabati Castle, Sataplia managed reserve fee, Vani museum, Borjomi park, Kuatisi museum, Tsinandali, Shumi winery)
    • The price of the tour doesn’t include:

      • Flights
      • Visa fee
      • Medical insurance
      • Lunch and dinner
      • Hotel in Tbilisi: 3* Astoria Hotel or similar
        Hotel in Kutaisi: 3* Old Town Hotel or similar
        Hotel in Telavi: 3* Alazani Valley Hotel or similar
        • Documents:
        • Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)
        • Essential:
        • Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in city, cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter
        • Other:
        • First-aid kit (plaster, antibacterial gel, cold medicine), umbrella
        • Clothing:
          • Spring/Autumn. Light clothing and clothing with long sleeves for a cool evening, rainproof shoes and raincoat in case of rain
          • Summer. Light clothing preferably made of natural fabric, a hat for sun protection, sunglasses
          • Winter. Warm clothing, coats, waterproof warm shoes, scarf, gloves
          Please note, that to enter Georgian orthodox churches ladies will need to have scarves for covering their heads (they can find some at the entrances). In some cases, ladies will be warned to wear skirts. Short trousers are forbidden in the church.  

      Guaranteed Tour Dates 2019

      7 – 15 May 4 – 12  June 16 – 24 July
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      13 – 21 Aug. 10- 18  Sept. 8 – 16 Oct.
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