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From Tbilisi: The Best of Kazbegi and Gudauri Mountains

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98 reviews

Activity provider: Real Georgia Tours

From Tbilisi: The Best of Kazbegi and Gudauri Mountains

Activity provider: Real Georgia Tours
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From US$ 70.18 per person

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Enjoy a day of mountain scenery and ancient forts on a tour from Tbilisi. Follow the historic Georgian Military Highway to Ananuri Fort, Jinvali Reservoir, the Gudauri Friendship Monument, and more.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
From your hotel or holiday apartment in Tbilisi
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Feast your eyes on the spectacular scenery of the Caucasian mountain range
  • Explore the highlights of the region on a full-day trip with a local guide
  • Marvel at the medieval Gergeti Trinity Church and its mountainous surroundings
  • Enjoy the calm beauty of the Zhinvali Reservoir and ancient Ananuri Fort
  • Get the chance to sample traditional khinkali dumplings at a local restaurant
Full description

Discover the magic of the mountains on a full-day guided trip from Tbilisi. Visit Zhinvali Reservoir, Ananuri Fort, Gudauri, the Cross Pass, Kazbegi National Park, and the famous Gergeti Trinity Church. Admire panoramic views and old forts, and have the chance to sample the local cuisine.

Start your tour at your hotel or holiday apartment if you choose the private tour option, or at a central meeting point in Tbilisi if you opt for the shared tour. Then, head northward and enjoy stunning views.

Stop at the Zhinvali Reservoir, a calm lake surrounded by green hills. From there, discover the impressive Ananuri Fort. Explore the remains, the yard, and the old tower while your guide tells you the story of this place. Continue along the Georgian Military Highway to see more scenic and interesting spots, including a mineral spring that is believed to have healing powers, before reaching Gudauri and the Cross Pass.

Take in the views at the Soviet Monument of Friendship, and marvel at the panoramic views of mountains and gorges from one of the best panoramic platforms in Georgia. Stop at Kazbegi, the center of the region and home to the famous Gergeti Trinity Church. In the summer, you can choose to hike to the church or go there by car.

On the way back, your guide will show you the locals' favorite restaurant, where you can try authentic mountain-style khinkali dumplings (included in the shared tour; at your own expense on the private tour) before you return to Tbilisi.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Driver/guide
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary
  • All gas expenses
  • SUV to Gergeti church (private tour option only)
  • Souvenirs
  • Lunch (unless option selected)
Not suitable for
  • People with vertigo
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide and the rest of the group at the Big Bicycle monument on Rose Revolution square (walking distance from Rustaveli metro station)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking indoors
  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • The tour follows curved mountain roads which may provoke vertigo in people sensitive to altitude
  • Modest clothing is required to enter the churches. Legs must be covered and women should cover their head
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 98 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Best one-day tour. You will see highlight spots in Georgia. The perfect option for solo travelers. This trip also includes 1 meal you can enjoy local food. Our guide Irakli is the best. He is nice and full of knowledge. I enjoy how he tells the story of the country and all the places we went to so much. I'll definitely tell my friend and family to use this service.

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August 5, 2022

I had a great time during the full trip. Our guide George was very helpful, understanding and full of fun facts about the region. It was totally worth the time and money we spent. Only issue with the region, not the tour, is the road and the traffic which you need to accept if you are willing to visit the region.

July 16, 2022

Fantastic day trip, with a brilliant tour guide Irakli who gave us a ton of interesting information about Georgia. Loved getting to see the Caucasus mountains - it was even snowing a little when we went. Obviously the scenery is amazing, but the friendship monument is also really worth the trip and it was great finding out how to eat khinkali and getting to practice! :D A well-paced itinerary packed with must-do stops, highly recommended. Thanks so much Irakli for an amazing and unforgettable day! We loved it!

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May 30, 2022

Product ID: 149267