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Tbilisi: Jvari Monastery, Ananuri, Gudauri, and Kazbegi Tour

1. Tbilisi: Jvari Monastery, Ananuri, Gudauri, and Kazbegi Tour

Start your tour at Jvari Monastery, a 6th-century orthodox monastery near Mtskheta. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the monastery stands on a rocky mountain above the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking Mtskheta, the old capital of Georgia. Continue to Zhinvali Water Reservoir, located on the Georgian Military Highway. Learn the history of this Soviet dam, constructed in the 1980s. Then, arrive at the Ananuri Fortress, the seat of the Eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi. Discover the intriguing plots of this feudal dynasty that ruled the area from the 13th century. Explore the site of numerous historic battles and take in the magnificent scenery — ideal for landscape photography. After Ananuri Fortress, have lunch in Pasanauri, the homeland of the most famous traditional Georgian food, Khinkali. Admire the Friendship Monument of Georgian and Russian people in Gudauri. Located on the Georgian Military Highway between Gudauri ski resort and the Jvari Pass, the memorial consists of a large round stone arch and concrete structure overlooking the Devil's Valley in the Caucasus Mountains. Then, arrive at Kazbegi, and explore one of the most beautiful places in Georgia: Gergeti Trinity Church. The church is located under Kazbegi Mountain, 2170 meters above sea level, and offers spectacular panoramic views of the entire valley. Enjoy the serene natural beauty of this isolated marvel. Finish your tour at the Rooms Hotel Kazbegi. Relax with a cup of coffee in their stylish restaurant and soak up the stunning views of Kazbegi.

Tbilisi: The Best Winter Escape - Sabaduri Gudauri Ananuri

2. Tbilisi: The Best Winter Escape - Sabaduri Gudauri Ananuri

After departing from Tbilisi to Gudauri early in the morning, you will travel 160 kilometres along the Georgian Military Road. This famous road runs between Tbilisi, Georgia and Russia, and on the way, there are some exciting places to visit. You will begin by visiting Sabaduri Forest, an area which is breathtaking and reminiscent of scenery from a children's fairy tale. Afterwards, you will reach the Ananuri Fortress, a 16th-century castle complex on the Aragvi River. The fortress stands beside the famous Georgian Military Highway, overlooking a sizeable Jinvali lake. Its high, turreted stone walls protect two churches, a watchtower, and a reservoir. The main church facade is beautifully carved with animal, floral and Celtic-style patterns. Your next stop will be Gudauri, a remarkable ski resort in Georgia. The resort is at an altitude of 2,200 meters above sea level and offers high-quality skiing opportunities between December and April. In Gudauri, you can enjoy stunning views, hit the slopes, or take a cable car ride up the mountain. For a bit of extra excitement, try your hand at snowmobiling or take a lesson at the ski school. After a full day of adventure, make a stop in Pasanauri village, the birthplace of Georgian khinkali. These delicious dumplings, filled with meat or vegetables, are a must-try for any visitor to Georgia. Pasanauri restaurants offer rich Georgian cuisine, as well as vegetarian and halal dishes. This tour is perfect for families and those who want to experience the magic of Georgian winter. With the help of our knowledgeable guide, you will be able to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the Georgian mountains and create lasting memories. The tour will end with a drop-off at your hotel in Tbilisi or Gudauri.

Ananuri, Gudauri, and Kazbegi Private Tour

3. Ananuri, Gudauri, and Kazbegi Private Tour

After meeting your driver, take an exciting drive north along the Georgian Military Highway into the high Caucasus Mountains. This spectacular highway winds its way through sheer mountains on a route that runs for 220 km from Tbilisi to Russia and dates back to the 1st century BC. Pass by the Zhinvali Dam hydroelectric dam and reservoir on the Aragvi River which blends in with the surrounding environment perfectly. Enjoy the view of the turquoise waters from Ananuri Fortress, a popular tourist sight with stunning, panoramic views. Descend to the shores of the reservoir until you reach Ananuri fortress, built by the Dukes of Aragvi and eith parts dating back to the 13th century. Admire the two fortifications joined by a crenelated curtain wall and the well-preserved, large square tower, known as the Sheupovari. Continue along the highway towards the Gudauri ski resort situated in the Stepantsminda District at an elevation of 2,200 meters above sea level. Visit the Georgievsk Monument which was built in 1983 to celebrate the ongoing friendship between Georgia and Soviet Russia. Peek inside the monument to see a large tile mural that spans the whole circumference of the structure and depicts scenes of Georgian history. Travel onward to the 14th-century Gergeti Trinity Church, located under Mount Kazbek above the town of Stepantsminda and which has for a long time served as a popular way-point for travelers on the road connecting Russia and Georgia.

From Yerevan: Overnight Tour of Georgia's Ancient Wonders

4. From Yerevan: Overnight Tour of Georgia's Ancient Wonders

On your first day arrive to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Have a yummy lunch, including Georgian national dish. Drive to Mtshketa - the first capital of Christian Georgia, located at the mix-point of Kura and Aragvi rivers. Historical Monuments of Mtskheta are included in Unesco World Cultural Heritage List. See Jvari (Holy Cross) monastery, built in the first half of the 7th century. Enjoy a delightful observing city tour around Tbilisi and have overnight. On the second day visit Bodbe monastery, where the relics of the enlightener of Georgia, St. Nino (4th century), rest. The monastery is popular among tourists and pilgrims. Originally built (9-11 centuries) at the burial place of St. Nino, the temple was not preserved to the present day. A three-nave cathedral was built in its place in the name of St. George. The temple is the center of Sighnaghi eparchy. Have lunch in a cozy atmosphere. Head to Sighnaghi - a "city of Love". This is the only city in Georgia, that has completely preserved the fortress walls. The name of the city comes from the Turkic word signakh (signak), meaning fortified place, shelter. In Sighnaghi, according to a local legend, artist in love Niko Pirosmani covered the square in front of the hotel, where his beloved woman lived (French actress Margarita de Sevres), with flowers. Come back to Yerevan, full of brilliant memories from the tour!

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What people are saying about Aragvi

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based on 103 reviews

This was a great experience with many breathtaking and picturesque views of Georgia to enjoy as you learn more about the country. We really enjoyed it thanks to the kindness, friendliness and flexibility of our guide Aleksi; his excellent knowledge of Georgian history, culture, cuisine as well as funny local stories. He was also very patient with us, taking time to ensure we get the best experience all along the tour, even helping us with his great photography skills. Thanks to Aleksi and his team for making this a fantastic experience.

The mountain view, monastery, monument ... everything was great. I'm glad that I tried the extended version of the tour. Both of the guides (Oki and Lika) were really nice. The people at the office were also really polite. I will definetely check the tours of this company (Gamarjoba Georgia Tours) if I visit Georgia again.

Tour to Jvari was with Nini (Ungo) while the remaining tour was with Buta. Both guides were friendly, polite and professional. Communication prior to, during and after the tour was excellent. A well paced tour with sufficient time to visit each beautiful site. Overall, a very organized and wonderful trip with Gamarjoba.

It was very nice experience I thank you for organizing the tour so well and taking care of all the aspects of fun and excitement to that team. Especially the guides ❤️ Thanks✨

The trip was magical! Zurab is an amazing and super fun guide and the views were just stunning! I highly recommend this tour.