Tour to Jvari Monastery, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi from Tbilisi
- Explore Jvari Monastery
- Visit Jinvali Water Reservoir
- Hear the history of Ananuri fortress
- Taste traditional Georgian meal khinkali
- Discover ski resort Gudauri
- See Russia-Georgia Friendship Monument
- Explore Kazbegi
- Visit Gergeti Trinity Church
- Enjoy with the view of Mount Kazbegi
All about the trip
Explore Kazbegi and Gergeti Trinity Church surrounded by magical mountain peaks and spectacular valleys. Discover stunning slopes of Gudauri, Georgia, and experience incredible skiing adventure!
07:30 Pick up from the hotel
08:00 Leaving Avlabari metro station. Congratulations! Your Experience Just started!
08:40 Arrive at Jvari Monastery
The name of the monastery translated as the “Monastery of the Cross". Jvari Monastery is the 6th-century orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, it is listed as a UNESCO World h´Heritage Site. Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountain, on the top of the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking Mtskheta town.
10:10 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!
10:45 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 of 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.
12:00 Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)
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.
12:30 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 height.
Unique possibility to have lunch in beautiful nature. Try super delicious, homemade, traditional dishes, and most important “khinkali” because you are in the homeland of these dumplings.
15:00 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, that 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 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, etc.
Ananuri fortress dates back to the 16-18 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 which 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.
20:00 - 21:00 Avlabari metro stationWhat Wikipedia says about Jvari Monastery
What is included in the price
- Guide service
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pick-up in Tbilisi
- VIP class transportation service
- Transportation from Kazbegi to Gergeti by 4WD car
What is not included in the price
- Food and beverages
- Hotel drop-off (drop-off place is Avlabari metro station)
This tour is not recommended for pregnant women.
After the tour, we can drop you off in Gudauri or Kazbegi or take you back to Tbilisi.
if you have plans to experience paragliding you should inform us in advance.
Vegetarian and halal food is also available upon request.
During the winter season, there is a small possibility that transportation will be complicated due to snow.
This activity is organised by Gamarjoba Georgia, Vladimer Meskishvili street 14, Tbilisi, Montenegro, +995599329275, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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