Whole Georgia 1-Week Tour


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Location:
Whole Georgia
Difficulty level:
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Duration:
  • Total: 7 days
  • Hiking: Negligible
Extreme elevation difference:
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Negligible
Total hiking distance:
In total, several km's light hiking (without backpack) that can be skipped by any tourist if desired. In this case the tourist misses the following sightseeing: 1. Pirghebuli Monastery; 2. Okrostsikhe Fortress; 3. Shdygra Waterfall
Hiking route direction:
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Whole Georgia 1-Week Tour

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It's impossible to see whole Georgia in 7 days  that's a fact. But as our time and resources are limited, Bisna offers Georgia's 7-days tour for those who wants to see maximum of Georgia in a minimal timeframes.

Overnight during the tour — either in hotels or in tents, depending on a tourist's choice.

Apart from this tour, in case you can find free 10 days, Bisna offers you Georgia's 10-days tour as well.



— Day 1 

1. Alaverdi Cathedral (Kakheti)
One of the major temples in Georgia, erected on Alazani Plain

2. Sighnaghi town (Kakheti)
A picturesque tiny town built on a hilltop, with narrow, cobblestone streets, pastel buildings and nice views on surrounding Kakheti scenery.

3. Pirghebuli Monastery (Kvemo Kartli)
Remains of medieval monastic complex, located on the steep slope of Samshvilde Canyon

4. Paravani Lake (Javakheti)
The largest lake of Georgia, located on Javakheti Plateau

— Overnight near Vardzia (Javakheti)



— Day 2 

5. Vardzia (Javakheti)
Another medieval rock-engraved city with larger sizes and outstanding historical and architectural value, one of the most important historical sites and tourist attractions of Georgia

6. Vanis Kvabebi (Javakheti)
Vanis Kvabebi [Vani Caves] is an unique medieval rock-engraved monastery, even having a domed church built in the middle of a steep rock

7. Rabati Castle (Samtskhe)
Medieval castle and stronghold in the town of Akhaltsikhe. The newly restored castle is a major tourist destination in southern Georgia.

8. Kvebiskhevi Church (Tori (Borjomi Municipality))
A medieval church located in the forest, on the steep slope, near the one of the entrances of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

9. Okrostsikhe Fortress (Samtskhe)
Remains of a huge medieval stronghold Okrostsikhe [Golden Fortress] built on the top of a high hill

— Overnight either in Akhaltsikhe or in Adigeni (Samtskhe)



— Day 3 

10. Arch bridges of Adjara
Three medieval stone arch bridges (Purtio, Dandalo and Makhuntseti Bridges) over Adjaristskhali River

11. Batumi
The second largest city of Georgia and the capital of the Autonomus Republic of Adjara. The seaside city with modern high-rise buildings as well as classical 19-century architecture.

— Overnight in Batumi



— Day 4 

12. Martvili Canyon (Samegrelo)
Also known as Gachedili Canyon, a canyon on Abashistskhali River

13. Enguri Dam (Samegrelo)
One of the tallest concrete arch dams in the world (the tallest one until 2010) with height of 271,5 m (891 ft) holding the water mass of Jvari Reservoir, built as a part of Enguri HPP

14. Shdygra (Shdugra) Waterfall (Zemo Svaneti)
After several km light hiking you'll see one of the hugest and tallest waterfalls in Georgia, located on the left tributary of Dolra River, Becho, Zemo Svaneti.

— Overnight in Mestia (Zemo Svaneti)



— Day 5 

15. Mestia (Zemo Svaneti)
Little town with traditional towers located on the banks of Mestiachala River, an administrative center of Mestia Municipality

16. Tetnuldi Ski Resort (Zemo Svaneti)
Another new ski resort with incredible views

17. "Love Tower" (Zemo Svaneti)
A remote tower of Kurdiani family erected on a cliff on the right bank of Enguri River, commonly known as "Love Tower" due to the folk love story the tower is linked with...

18. Ushguli (Zemo Svaneti)
Ushguli Temi — the last and highest settlement in Zemo Svaneti and one of the highest settlements in entire Europe, located near the foots of Mt. Shkhara (5201 m; 17064 ft), the highest pic of Georgia and Main Caucasus Range. It's four villages with number of towers and scenic views of Mt. Shkhara and Lamaria Church offers you an unforgettable experience.

— Overnight in Zugdidi (Samegrelo)



— Day 6 

19. Kutaisi City and Bagrati Church (Imereti)
One of the oldest cities of Georgia on the banks of Rioni River, home to newly restored Bagrati Church

20. Motsameta Monastery (Imereti)
Medieval monastery near Kutaisi, built on a "peninsula" created by the trajectory of Tskhaltsitela River, overlooking the canyon of the river

21. Gelati Monastery (Imereti)
The UNESCO-enlisted major monastery built during King David IV's reign, one of the most outstanding architectural and historical sites of Georgia

22. Katskhi Pillar (Imereti)
The 40 meters (131 ft) high pillar with a church built on it, an old monastic center

23. Chiatura Town (Imereti)
A miners town with districts located on high slopes on both sides of Khvirila River. The town has one of the largest system of cable cars in the world.

— Overnight in Gori (Shida Kartli)



— Day 7 

24. Mtskheta and Jvari Monastery
The great temple of Svetitskhoveli, Samtavro Nunnery, the town of Mtskheta and Jvari Monastery [Holy Cross Monastery] — UNESCO-listed main historical and religious center of Georgia.

25. Zhinvali Reservoir and Ananuri Complex (Mtiuleti)
Ananuri is the complex of temples and fortification buildings on the bank of Zhinvali Reservoir.

After that, are two options on this day, depending on a tourist's choice:
Option 1 — Khevi (Khazbegi Municipality) direction:

26. Jvari Pass Panorama
Before Jvari Pass, from specially constructed point, there is an amazing view on the sources of Tetri Aragvi [White Aragvi] River and Kheli Plateau.

27. Bidara Travertines
Yellow travertines on the left bank of Bidara River

28. Stepantsminda town
The administrative center of Khazbegi Municipality along Terek (Tergi) River, at the foot of Mt. Khuro (4071 მ / 13356 ft)

29. Holy Trinity Church of Gergeti
Holy Trinity Church of Gergeti (Georgian: გერგეტის სამება, Gergetis Sameba) — a domed church near Stepantsminda, on a mountain, 2200 m (7218 ft) above sea level. The temple creates a picturesque scenery with Mt. Kazbek at its background and from the church there is an amazing view on Stepantsminda and Terek Valley.

30. Daliari Valley and Dariali Archangel Monastery 
Dariali is a scenic, narrow rocky valley on the border of Georgia and Ossetia. Dariali Archangel Church is built in the valley, at the begining of Khde Valley.
Option 2 — Khevsureti direction:

26. Datvisjvari Pass
A pass connecting two parts of Khevsureti: Piraketa Khevsureti (South of Caucasus Range, the basin of Khevsuretis Aragvi River) and Pirikita Khevsureti (North of Caucasus Range)

27. Lebaiskari Tower
A well-preserved example of Khevsuretian towers, standing remotely near Datvisjvari Pass

28. Shatili
Unique fortified village with outstanding architectural and historical value

29. Anatori Barrows
Old barrows, where, in old times, people with some epidemic diseases where placed till their death, to avoid further spread of the disease. The skulls and bones still can be found in the barrows.

30. Mutso
Another fortified village located on high and extremely steep slope, with unique architecture

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