Botanical Gardens

Day 1:     Arrival
                Overnight hotel in Tbilisi
 
Day 2:     Tbilisi City Tour:
Metekhi                                           Church   5th century
Narikala                                           Fortress  4th century
Sioni                                                 Cathedral  18th century
Old Synagogue
Anchiskhati                                    Basilica   6th century
National Muzeuom Of Georgia
Tbilisi Trinity Cathedral               Constructed  between  1995 and 2004. It is the
                                                          largest Orthodox churches in the world.
Old Tbilisi parts and streets historical buildings . The avenue Rustaveli.
Evening lunch   –   in the restaurant to taste Georgian traditional wine and delicacy.
Overnight hotel in Tbilisi
 
Day  3:    Tbilisi  
Botanical garden of Tbilisi          The National Botanical Garden of Georgia  is located in Tbilisi,
                                                           capital of Georgia, and lie in the Tsavkisis-Tskali Gorge on the southern foothills of the Sololaki Range (a spur of the Trialeti Range). It occupies the area of 161 hectares and possesses a collection of over 4,500 taxonomic groups.
Ethnographical museum of Georgia
Parko of  Mtatsminda
Evening lunch   –   in the Ethnographical restaurant.
Overnight hotel in Tbilisi
 
Day  4:   Tbilisi – Batumi
The Batumi Botanical Garden       is a 111 hectare area of land 9 km north of the city of Batumi, capital of Autonomous Republic of Adjara, Georgia. Located at the place called Mtsvane Kontskhi (“The Green Cape”) on the Black Sea shore, it is one of the largest botanical gardens in the former Soviet Union.  The Batumi Botanical Garden was started by the Russian botanist Andrey Nikolayevich Krasnov (1862-1914), brother of General Pyotr Krasnov, in the 1880s and officially opened on November 3, 1912. He was aided by two skilled gardeners and decorators – the French D’Alphonse and the Georgian Yason Gordeziani. Krasnov died in 1914 and was interred at the garden which still houses his grave and statue. Currently, the garden consists of nine floristic sectors, those of Caucasian humid subtropics, East Asia, New Zealand, South America, the Himalayas, Mexico, Australia, and of the Mediterranean. The garden collection comprises 2037 taxonomic units of ligneous plants, including 104 of Caucasian origin. The sea view from the Botanical Gardens is really impressive. Equally impressive is the view of the gardens from the sea. There is no season without blooming in this Botanical masterpiece. It is especially fascinating in late spring, summer and early autumn, when exotic plants burst into colourful blossoms in turn and wrap the whole cape in passionate aroma.
Rest in Batumi, on the black sea shore
Overnight hotel in Batumi
 
Day 5:    Batumi – Gonio – Sarfi
Gonio Castle                                   13th-14th c. arectangle building.
Batumi Delphinarium                       
Rest in Batumi, on the black sea shore
Overnight hotel in Batumi
 
Day6:    Batumi – Kutaisi – Borjomi
Unesco World Heritage Sites:     
Bagrati                                             11th c. Cathedral
Kutaisi                                              Ancient capital of Kolchis kingdom
Borjomi                                            Borjomi is home to the most extensive ecologically-themed
                                                           amusement park in the Caucasus.
Overnight hotel in Bakuriani
 
Day 7:    Bakuriani  – Mtskheta – Tbilisi – Shop-tour – Sulphur water bathes
Unesco World Heritage Sites Mtskheta: 
Svetitskhoveli                                 5th c  Cathedral
Jvari                                                  6th c   Monastery
Shop-tour
Sulphur bathes                               naturally hot sulphur water baths
Free  time
Overnight hotel in Tbilisi
  

Day 8:    Tbilisi – Tsinandali – Telavi  – Naphareuli
Shuamta                                          Basilica   5th century,  Church   17 th century.     
Telavi                                                Museum the King of Irakli II
Tsinandali                                        Aleksandre Chavchavadze’s  house-museum
                                                           park and its beautiful gardens were established by Prince Garsevan Chavchavadze toward the end of the 18th century. The Prince lived for 18 years in St. Petersburg, the capital of the Russian Empire, while serving as Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Georgian King Erekle II. When he finally returned to Georgia, he settled in the village of Tsinandali, where he ordered the construction of a palace and the creation of a tranquil refuge in the shadow of the dramatic neighboring Caucasian Mountains. The park consisted of orchards, walks, and paths lined with vines, flowerbeds, and traditional Georgian rose bushes. It also incorporated a number of existing oak, lime, and maple trees; now 400 to 500 years old, these stand as strong reminders of the Chavchavadze family’s legacy.
Napareuli                                         
Old wine Cellar, Wine testing,  Kakhetian bread bakery,
“Zavodi”- to make vodka
Presenting Kakheti cuisine, traditional meals of East Georgia, family wine tasting
Overnight hotel in Naphareuli
 

Day 9:    Gremi – Nekresi – Kvareli Lake –  Khareba – Signagi – Tbilisi
Gremi                                                16th c. Royal–town  of Kakheti
Nekresi                                             6th c. Cave Monastery Complex
Kvareli  Lake                                    rest and lunch
Khareba                                            Meeteing with the wine specialist in “Khareba” wineries. Visit the wine
                                                            tunnel that is carved 7 km into the rock. It is unique with its location and
                                                            creates one of the best conditions for wine storage.
                                                            You can also taste wine in the tunnel hall.
Signagi                                              18th c. Royal–town  of Kakheti
Closing  evening                             Traditional Georgian wine and dishes accompanied by Georgian
                                                            Folk music at the best Tbilisi restaurant.
Overnight hotel in Tbilisi
 
Day  10:    Departure

The tour include regions of:    Inner Kartli. Adjara. Mckheta- Mtianeti. Samtskhe-Javakheti. Kakheti.

Rates Include:                                                                                            Rates Exclude:

•  2 x Airport transfer                                                                                Single room accommodation.
•  Transportation: a/c Mini bus all Days                                                Entrance fees.
•  Tour guide                                                                                                Alcohol beverages. 
•  Excursions per program                                                                      Sulphur baths
•  1 bottle of mineral water per person/per day                                  Travel insurance.
•  Wine tasting 
•  Accommodation:
5 Overnight hotel in Tbilisi
2 Overnight hotel in Batumi
1 Overnight hotel in Bakuriani
1 Overnight hotel in Naphareuli