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.
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Located in the centre of the city, the Courtyard by Marriott is within walking distance of many of Tbilisi's sights, shops and restaurants. The 118 rooms all have air-conditioning, a hairdryer and safe. The hotel restaurant offers international cuisine and Georgian wines. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and...
The Holiday Inn Tbilisi is a modern high rise hotel located opposite the Sport Palace and circus. Each of the 252 guest rooms feature modern amenities and are designed in a simple contemporary style with floor to ceiling windows. Health and leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a gym/fitness...
The Hotel Kabadoni is a 21-room boutique hotel located in the centre of Sighnaghi. The hotel is decorated with a mixture of art nouveau, ancient Georgian and eastern motifs. The arch of the lobby features eastern elements and mirrors accentuate the hand-painted interior. All rooms feature the same design and furnishings including a desk, television with pay per view options, minibar, telephone, robe and slippers, and private bathroom with fully stocked bath products. The hotel has a restaurant and wine bar with two terraces offering excellent views of the city. Health and wellbeing facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a beauty parlor, which are all situated in the hotel's wellness...
The Rooms Hotel Kazbegi is a modern design hotel offering guests a large library and comfortable lobby bar along with a restaurant which offers traditional Georgian cuisine. Its large terrace has views of Mount Kazbegi and the Trinity Church. There are 156 guestrooms, each of which are designed in a modern contemporary style with air...
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