Long weekend in Georgia – around Kutaisi
This trip offers you a getaway to western Georgia proposing various cultural and natural sites to visit from Kutaisi, Georgia’s second largest city to Batumi, a city located on the beautiful coastal hills of the Black Sea. In 6 days, you will visit the historical and archaeological sites of Georgia some of which are on the UNESCO list. You will also discover the nature of Georgia in its diversity – sea, mountain, lake, canyon and botanical garden as well as the sincere hospitality of the locals accompanied by flavors of one of the best Georgian wines- Khvantchkara.
Arrival - Kutaisi
Arrival in Kutaisi. Kutaisi is the second largest and the most important city in Georgia - in the West part of the country. Here is one of three international airports of Georgia, mostly low cost airlines operate in Kutaisi airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Kutaisi.
Descover UNESCO Sights
Visit the city Kutaisi and its UNESCO sites: Gelati monastery, which is the illustration of the Georgian culture since X C until the XVIII C, the masterpiece of the Golden Age of medieval Georgia, the center of science and education during that period. After we visit recently renovated Bagrati cathedral – the symbol of the city, dated back to the X century. Visit very colorful local market.
Continue to Martvili, Samegrelo region. Visit Martvili canyon which used to be a bath place of Dadiani family, enjoy the scenary, its waterfalls and take a boat trip in river with deep green color. Visit Martvili monastery (VII-X CC) impressive with its frescos.
Transfer: Private vehicle, around 2h30, 120 km. Walking hours: 2 h. Overnight in Kutaisi.
Mountain region Ratcha with its special wine
Departure for Ambrolauri, Ratcha region via Nakerala Pass, on the way enjoy with the views over Tkbuli reservoir and Shaori Lake. Ratcha is the mountain region which is known for its specific wine due to its terrain.
Visit Barakoni Church – XVIII C. Visit the 10th century church, Nikortminta, a pearl of Georgian architecture with its lapid carvings. Visit an industrial wine cellar which produces famous and very pleasant semi-sweet red wine Khvanchkara, a famous local appellation. Wine degustation.
Return back to Kutaisi.Transfer: Private vehicle, around 4h, 180 km. Walking hours: 2 h Overnight in Kutaisi.
Discover Black Sea coast and modern city Batumi
Departure to Batumi. On the way visit Batumi Botanical Garden, located on the beautiful coastal hills.
Walking city tour of Batumi - the seaside city on the Black Sea coast, with attractive European and Asian architecture, churches, cobbled streets, active night and day life, especially during the summer.Transfer: Private vehicle, around 3h, 155 km. Walking hours: 3 h Overnight in Batumi.
Visit Adjarian mountains
Visit an archaeological site - Gonio Fortress with its museum, and then a short hiking up the mountains to visit the Makhuntseti waterfall and the ancient stone bridge.
Return in Kutaisi.Transfer: Private vehicle, around 4h30, 225 km. Walking hours: 2 h Overnight in Kutaisi.
Visit Prometheus Cave and departure
Visit Prometheus cave, the karst cave full of stalactites and stalagmites decorated with colored laser lights.
Transfer to the airport, departure.Transfer: Private vehicle, around 1h10, 55 km. Walking hours: 1 h.
Day 1 Arrival - Kutaisi
Day 2 Kutaisi - Martvili - Kutaisi
Day 3 Kutaisi - Ambrolauri - Kutaisi
Day 4 Kutaisi - Batumi
Day 5 Batumi - Shuakhevi - Kutaisi
Day 6 Promtheus - Kutaisi - Departure