The Golden Triangle of Georgia refers to the capital, Tbilisi, and the regional towns of Sighnaghi, which is located in the far east of the country, and Kazbegi, the northern border town. Sighnaghi is located in the Kakheti region, renowned for its excellent wine coupled with the monasteries and churches Alaverdi, Gremi and the Nekresi. Kazbegi has the iconic Gergeti Holy Trinity church as its principal attraction. Staying in some of Georgia's best accommodation including the boutique Kabadoni in Sighnaghi and the Rooms Hotel in Kazbegi, this 9-day itinerary visits some of Georgia's most popular tourist attractions.
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Afternoon flight from London Gatwick to Tbilisi, via Kiev, with Ukraine International Airlines. Transfer to the Courtyard by Marriott / Holiday Inn for 3 nights. (N)
Morning city tour of the capital of Georgia, including the 4th-century Narikala Fortress, the State and Art Museums and the 5th-century Metechi Church, considered the first church in Tbilisi. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)
Morning visit to Mtskheta, the spiritual heart of Georgia. Visit the Jvari and the Samtavro Church, and the Cathedral of Svetitskhoveli, built on the grave of Sidonia, who died clutching Christ's robe. Continue north to the Georgian Military Highway for a visit to the Ananuri Fortress. (B, L)
Morning drive to Sighnaghi via David Gareja Monastery, a complex of 22 monasteries carved into the rock, and Bodbe Nunnery. Stay for 2 nights at the Kabadoni Hotel. (B, L, D)
Full-day tour of Georgia's principal wine-making region. Visit the majestic 11th-century Alaverdi Cathedral, the elegant church of Gremi and the Nekresi Monastery. (B, L, D)
Morning drive to Kazbegi visiting the Ananuri Fortress, en route. Stay 2 nights at the Rooms Hotel. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Gergeti Trinity church, set poignantly on a hill directly below the towering Mount Kazbegi. Afternoon optional tour to the Gveleti waterfall. (B, L, D)
Drive south from Kazbegi to Tbilisi visiting Gori, the birthplace of Josef Stalin, en route. View the house where he was born and the museum dedicated to his life. Continue to Uplistsikhe to visit the cave town that has been inhabited since pre-Christian times. Transfer to the Courtyard by Marriott / Holiday Inn for 2 nights. (B, L)
Early morning transfer to the airport and fly to London Heathrow, via Kiev, with Ukraine International Airlines. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Based in 3- and 4-star accommodation
The visit to the Gergeti Trinity Church includes a hike of about 3 hours.
It is possible to extend your stay in Tbilisi or alternatively travel to Yerevan in Armenia for a 2-night post-tour extension. Please speak to a Cox & Kings consultant for further details.
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