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5 BEST DAY TOURS OF GEORGIA FROM TBILISI | FULL GEORGIA TOUR IN 5 DAYS

Georgia is rapidly becoming a must-see destination for families and solo travelers around the globe. Georgia is the country that perfectly juxtaposes the culture, ambiance, and architecture of both continents (Europe & Asia). Famous for lush nature, medieval architecture, ancient defense towers, highest settlements in Europe, deepest caves in the world, and the birthplace of wine.

Georgia is the all-year destination country, tourist influx to Georgia has increased. Most people seem to just stay in the capital but Georgia has many more tourist spots to offer.



From Tbilisi, you have so many options for day trips, each of them remarkably different. The best places to visit from Tbilisi highlight very different elements of what makes Georgia special, from its history to its culture, religion, and countryside.


In this post, we will cover 5 Best One Day Tours with the combination of multiple tour sights in one tour starting from Tbilisi. We will cover every place's details, entrance tickets, and time duration for each day tour.


Following day tour itineraries as it is provided by our company also, you can book online at www.onairtrip.com or you can just WhatsApp on our number to book a seat for you. We have all day tours available in Group & Private. Group tour you are going to the tour with another tourist from another country, recommended for solo travelers. Private tour only you are going to the tour, recommended for families or more than 4 people.


Finally, here is the list of 5 Best Tours of Georgia. We will start with the most famous and beautiful day tour.


1. THE CAUCASUS – KAZBEGI, GUDAURI ONE DAY TOUR



This is one of the best day trips from Tbilisi if you have to choose only one – it is the highlight of most people who traveled to Georgia. You will leave in the morning towards Stepantsminda (also known as Kazbegi) near the border with Russia, driving along the Georgian Military Highway, one of the most scenic routes in Georgia.


This tour is a combination of 6 to 7 places / stops on the way, The Group tour starts in the morning at 10:00 in the morning every day and finishes around 08:00 in the evening. Places covered are Zhinvali Water Reservoir, Ananuri Fortress, Black & White Aragvi (River), Gudauri Ski Resort (In Winter Only), Georgia Friendship Monument, Stepantsminda and Gergeti Trinity Church.



Zhinvali Water Reservoir

First Stop, Zhinvali Water Reservoir. Zhinvali was a townlet in Georgia, Dusheti Municipality (Mtskheta-Mtianeti region), on river Aragvi. It has one of the largest hydroelectric power stations in Georgia. The Zhinvali Hydroelectric Power Plant has two turbines with a nominal capacity of 65 MW each having a total capacity of 130 MW. The building of the dam in 1986 formed The Zhinvali Reservoir.




Second Stop, Ananuri Fortress. Ananuri Fortress is a castle complex on the River, about 45 miles

Ananuri Fortress

(72 kilometers) from Tbilisi City. Ananuri was a castle and seat of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty which ruled the area from the 13th century. The fortress remained in use until the beginning of the 19th century. In 2007, the complex has been on the tentative list for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage Site program.



Black & White Aragvi (River)

Third Stop, Black & White Aragvi (River). Black & White River is an incredible place that attracts many tourists in the east of Georgia, the region Mtskheta-Mtianeti (near Pasanauri village). You can see the confluence of two rivers there – the white Aragvi and the black Aragvi. The most amazing thing that the flows of two rivers do not mix up and look as a black-white stream. A bit lower they meet another river – Pshavskaya Aragvi of a blue-green color.





Gudauri Ski Resort

Fourth Stop, Gudauri Ski Resort (In Winter). Gudauri is a ski resort located on the south-facing plateau of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda District, along the Georgian Military Highway near the Javari Pass, at an elevation of 2,200 meters (7,200 ft.) above sea level with skiable area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun.




Russia - Georgia Friendship Monument

Fifth Stop, Russia – Georgia Friendship Monument. The Russia – Georgia Friendship Monument or Treaty of Georgievsk Monument is a monument built in 1983 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk and the ongoing friendship between Soviet Georgia and Soviet Russia. Located on the Georgian Military Highway between the ski resort town of Gudauri & the Jvari pass.




Sixth Stop, Stepantsminda. Stepantsminda is a townlet in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of north-

Stepantsminda Village

eastern Georgia. Stepantsminda was named after a Georgian Orthodox monk named Stephan, who constructed a hermitage at this location on what later became the Georgian Military Road. In 1917-1918 Stepantsminda was taken by Germany, Turkey and The Whites, bar the last who stayed until 1922. The name was officially changed to Kazbegi under Soviet rule in 1925. In 2006, the town reverted to its original name of Stepantsminda.



Seventh Stop, Gergeti Trinity Church. Gergeti Trinity Church is a popular name for Holy Trinity

Gergeti Trinity Church

Church near the village of Gergeti in Georgia. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri (the left tributary of the river Terek), at an elevation of 2170 meters (7120 feet), under Mount Kazbek. The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century. During the Soviet era, all religious services were prohibited, but the church remained a popular tourist destination. The church is a popular waypoint for trekkers in the area and can be reached by a step 1 or 1/2 hour to climb up the mountain. Rise to Gergeti Trinity Church in the off-road jeep is also possible.


GUDAURI – KAZBEGI ONE DAY TOUR, Group Tour is available in between $ 15 USD to $ 30 USD Per Person, depending on the travel agency, money exchange price and seat availability. Extra needs to pay between $ 4 USD to $ 8 USD for the off-road jeep for the rise to Gergeti Trinity Church. Our best price for any tour is available online at our website www.onairtrip.com


Private Tour for 5 to 6 Person is available in between $ 80 USD to $ 130 USD, depending on the travel agency, money exchange price & vehicle.



In this tour you can do extra activities also like Paragliding (depend on weather), River Rafting (in summer), Snow Biking, and Ski (in winter). Paragliding Cost Between $ 90 USD to $ 120 USD, River Rafting Cost Between $ 20 USD to $ 35 USD, Snow Biking Cost Between $ 22 USD to $ 35 USD and Ski equipment you can rent between $ 10 USD to $ 25 USD at the ski resort, many shops available there.

2. LIVE ONE DAY IN A HISTORY – UPLISTSIKHE GORI MTSKHETA ONE DAY TOUR


The old capital of Georgia, Mtskheta City is the number one town to visit outside of Tbilisi. Mtskheta City still hides the charm and glory in its buildings, architecture, and marvelous Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.


This tour is covering 5 amazing stops, Jvari Monastery, Uplistsikhe Ancient Caves, The Stalin Museum - Gori, Mtskheta City (Old Capital of Georgia), Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. The group tour starts in the morning at 10:00 in the morning every day and finishes around 07:00 in the evening.

Jvari Monastery

First Stop, Jvari Monastery. Jvari Monastery is a sixth-century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. Along with other historic structures of Mtskheta, it is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Jvari is an example of The Early Medieval Georgian church that survived to the present day almost unchanged. Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia.


Second Stop, Uplistsikhe Ancient Caves. Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern

Uplistsikhe Ancient Caves

Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of the town of Gori, Shida Kartli. Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran, as well as the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. Archaeological excavations have discovered numerous artifacts of different periods, including gold, silver and bronze jewelry, and samples of ceramics and sculptures. Many of these artifacts are in the safekeeping of the National Museum in Tbilisi.


The Stalin Museum – Gori

Third Stop, The Stalin Museum – Gori. The Joseph Stalin Museum is a museum in Gori, Georgia dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, who was born in Gori. The Museum retains its Soviet-era characteristics. The museum has three sections, all located in the town's central square. It was officially dedicated to Stalin in 1957. With the downfall of the Soviet Union and independence movement of Georgia, the museum was closed in 1989, but has since been reopened, and is a popular tourist attraction. Enshrined within a Greco-Italianate pavilion is a small wooden hut, in which Stalin was born in 1878 and spent his first four years.


Mtskheta City

Fourth Stop, Mtskheta City. Mtskheta is a city in The Mtskheta-Mtianeti province of Georgia. One of the oldest cities of Georgia and its former capital, it is located approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Tbilisi, at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers. Currently a small provincial capital, nearly a millennium till the 5th century AD, Mtskheta was a large fortified city, a significant economic and political center of the Kingdom of Iberia. Due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments, the "Historical Monuments of Mtskheta" became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.


Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

Fifth Stop, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral located in the historic town of Mtskheta, Georgia, to the northwest of the Georgian capital Tbilisi. A masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages, Svetitskhoveli is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is currently the second-largest church building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Known as the burial site of the claimed Christ's mantle, Svetitskhoveli has long been one of the principal Georgian Orthodox churches and is among the most venerated places of worship in the region. The present structure was completed in 1029 by the medieval Georgian architect Arsukisdze, although the site itself dates back to the early fourth century.

UPLISTSIKHE GORI MTSKHETA ONE DAY TOUR, Group Tour is available in between $ 15 USD to $ 30 USD Per Person, depending on the travel agency, money exchange price and seat availability. Extra needs to pay between $ 4 USD to $ 6 USD for the entrance of The Stalin Museum and the same $ 4 USD to $ 6 USD for Uplistsikhe Ancient Cave. Our best price for any tour is available online at our website www.onairtrip.com


Private Tour for 5 to 6 Person is available in between $ 80 USD to $ 130 USD, depending on the travel agency, money exchange price & vehicle.


3. UNFORGETTABLE DAY IN KAKHETI – KAKHETI SIGHNAGHI ONE DAY TOUR


One of the most beautiful regions in Georgia. The best-known town in the wine country is Sighnaghi – A City of Love. It has a unique rural charm, and it’s somewhat reminiscent of a mountainous village, with cobblestone alleyways and hilltop vistas.



Here you’ll find some of the world’s finest Georgian wines. Almost three-quarters of the county's wine grapes are grown here. Archaeological findings have suggested that wine has been produced here for several thousand years (about 8000 years ago). Almost every village in Kakheti is well known for its own sort of wine, such as Kindzmarauli, Akhasheni, Teliani, Mukuzani. Wines are named after the places where they are produced. Most of its vineyards are using ancient techniques that have been passed down through generations, with a special emphasis on organic and biodynamic winemaking, including wines aged in kvevri (terracotta pots) rather than barrels. Don’t miss visiting Kakheti as a day trip from Tbilisi!


Trip to Kakheti includes several tourist destinations, such as Monastery of St. Nino in Bodbe, Sighnaghi – City of Love. On our way, we will taste Georgian bread called puri. Puri is traditionally baked in a deep circular clay oven called tone. Group tour starts in the morning 10:00 in the morning every day and finishes around 06:00 in the evening



First Stop, Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking - KTW Factory. Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking” is one of the largest wine and spirits producing companies in Georgia and the Caucasus region. Established in 2001, KTW produces wine, brandy, sparkling wine, and chacha with traditional Georgian techniques mixed with the state of art technologies. This allows the company to preserve an old, unique taste of wine and create its own signature style to spread to the world. Taste hot Georgian Bread outside the winery. Please note that this stop can be changed to different winery also according to other travel companies in Georgia, there are many more famous and big factories available. So no need to worry about that.



Bodbe Monastery

Second Stop, Bodbe Monastery. The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe is a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex and the seat of the Bishops of Bodbe located 2 km from the town of Sighnaghi, Kakheti, Georgia. Originally built in the 9th century, it has been significantly remodeled, especially in the 17th century. The monastery now functions as a nunnery and is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th-century female evangelist of Georgians, whose relics are shrined there. The Bodbe Monastery is nestled among tall Cypress trees on a steep hillside overlooking the Alazani Valley, where it commands views of the Greater Caucasus Mountains.



Sighnaghi - The Love City

Third Stop, Sighnaghi - The Love City. Sighnaghi or Signagi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Although it is one of Georgia's smallest towns, Signagi serves as a popular tourist destination due to its location at the heart of Georgia's wine-growing regions, as well as its picturesque landscapes, pastel houses, and narrow, cobblestone streets. Located on a steep hill, Signagi overlooks the vast Alazani Valley, with the Caucasus Mountains visible at a distance. Sighnaghi is located in the Kakheti region of Georgia, settled since the Paleolithic period. Best place to experience Georgian Local Food at the best price with the best quality. Here you will visit one of the longest walls in Europe.

KAKHETI, SIGHNAGHI ONE DAY TOUR, Group Tour is available in between $ 15 USD to $ 30 USD Per Person, depending on the travel agency, money exchange price and seat availability. Extra needs to pay between $ 1 USD to $ 5 USD for the entrance of winery (it can be more on different wineries). Our best price for any tour is available online at our website www.onairtrip.com


Private Tour for 5 to 6 Person is available in between $ 80 USD to $ 130 USD, depending on the travel agency, money exchange price & vehicle.

4. THE COLORFUL NATURE – PROMETHEUS CAVES & MARTVILI CANYON ONE DAY TOUR


The Colorful Caves of Prometheus and Martvili Water Canyon will make your mind relaxed and a body full of energy. A long tour but worth it.

This tour is covering 3 stops, Prometheus Cave – The Natural Monument, Kutaisi City, Martvili Canyon (Gachedili’s Canyon). The group tour starts in the morning at 08:00 in the morning every day and finishes around 10:00 in the evening.



Prometheus Caves

First Stop, Prometheus Caves. Prometheus Cave Natural Monument also is known as Kumistavi Cave and Tsqaltubo Cave is a karst cave located in Tsqaltubo Municipality in the Imereti region of Georgia. The total length of the cave is about 11 km, of which 1060 m are open to visitors. Cave has a total of 22 halls of which six are currently open to tourists. The cave was discovered and studied by Georgian speleologists in the early ‘80s of the 20th century. It is part of a large cave system, united by one underground river. Currently, about 30 km of the river is investigated, which is about half the length of the entire cave system. In 1985 the conversion of the cave into a sightseeing tourist destination began.



Kutaisi City

Second Stop, Kutaisi City. Kutaisi is Georgia’s third-largest metropolitan area and currently serves as the parliamentary legislative capital. It is located in the central-western region of Imereti on the bank of the Rioni River. Kutaisi was the capital of the fabled Kingdom of Colchis. Later it was capital of the kingdom of Lazica until being occupied briefly by the Arabs. An Arab incursion into western Georgia was repelled by Abkhazians jointly with Lazic and Iberian allies in 736, towards c.786, Leon II won his full independence from Byzantine and transferred his capital to the Kutaisi, thus unifying Lazica and Abasgia via a dynastic union. The latter led to the unification of the Georgian monarchy in the 11th century. From 1008 to 1122, Kutaisi served as the capital of the United Kingdom of Georgia, and from the 15th century until 1810, it was the capital of the Imeretian Kingdom.



Martvili Water Canyon

Third Stop, Martvili Water Canyon (Gachedili’s Canyon). Gachedili is a village located in the Martvili municipality of the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region in Georgia. Gachedili is situated on the right side of the river Abasha. It is 8 kilometers to Martvili from Gachedili and 48 kilometers to Senaki. According to the data of 2002, 573 people live in the village. Gachedili is under Chkondidi Diocese. Martvili (Gachedili's) Canyon is located on the river Abasha. Canyon's 2400 m. long and - 20–40 m. deep. In the middle of Canyon, there are a 12 m high waterfall. The Canyon is known for the fossilized bones of animals, which lived 75 million years ago, and it makes the canyon the world's third discovery, in which the remains of prehistoric animals were found. This discovery was made in July 2010, by Ilia State University International Institute of Earth Sciences with the help of graduate students.

PROMETHEUS CAVES & MARTVILI CANYON ONE DAY TOUR, Group Tour is available in between $ 24 USD to $ 30 USD Per Person, depending on the travel agency, money exchange price and seat availability. Extra needs to pay between $ 5 USD to $ 8 USD for the entrance of Prometheus Caves and $ 5 USD to $ 12 USD for Martvili Canyon ($ 12 USD Includes boat ride with safety equipment in the water canyon). Our best price for any tour is available online at our website www.onairtrip.com


Private Tour for 5 to 6 Person is available between $ 110 USD to $ 150 USD, depending on the travel agency, money exchange price & vehicle.


4. GEORGIAN GOLDEN AGE – BORJOMI, RABATI, VARDZIA ONE DAY TOUR


One of the most famous tourist attractions in Georgia, the giant cave monastery of Vardzia, built in the 12th century. The Rabati Castle situated in Akhaltsikhe, where you will feel the history dates back to over 8 centuries ago. The castle was completely rebuilt in 2011. You can find a mosque and an Orthodox church here, for instance. Vardzia is another cave town similar to Uplistsikhe, but bigger and more impressive. Borjomi is a balneological resort known for its mineral spring water and breathtaking coniferous forests. A unique opportunity to visit contrasting sites of several historical eras within just a day. This is another one of the long day tours.


This tour is covering 3 stops, Borjomi Mineral Water Park, Rabati Castle, Vardzia Caves. The group tour starts in the morning at 08:00 in the morning every day and finishes around 10:00 in the evening.


Borjomi Mineral Water Park

First Stop, Borjomi Mineral Water Park. Borjomi’s mineral water park, dating back to 1850, occupies a narrow wooded valley and includes the town's original mineral water source, Ekaterina Spring, which is straight ahead of the entrance. Most of the park is full of rather Neff rides and entertainments, but if you walk about 3km upstream, you’ll find several small, spring-fed swimming pools (5 GEL, about $ 2 USD) with a constant temperature of about 27°C. Bring your own swimming costume and flip-flops, towels are provided. This is a park where you can drink natural Borjomi water, relax among the nature of centuries, ride horses, and enjoy one of the most fantastic views on the top where you should go by funicular.


Rabati Castle

Second Stop, Rabati Castle. Rabati Castle is a fortress in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. Originally established in the 9th century as the Lomisa Castle, it was completely rebuilt by Ottomans. Most of the surviving buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries. According to the Georgian Chronicles, the city was established in the 9th century by Guaram Mampal, son of the King of Tao. From the 13th to the end of the 14th centuries it was the capital city of Samtskhe-Saatabago, ruled by the Georgian princely (mtavari) family and a ruling dynasty of the Principality of Samtskhe, the House of Jaqeli.



Vardzia Caves

Third Stop, Vardzia Caves. Vardzia is a rock-carved fortress stretched over 500 meters. It is located in the historic region of Samtskhe-Javakheti and consists of 600 rooms. It can freely be called the Honor of Georgians. The name of the cave-town is connected with Queen Tamar, the great female monarch (Mepe) of Georgia from 1184 to 1213, presiding over the apex of the Georgian Golden Age. Vardzia is a spectacular cave monastery near Aspindza in southern Georgia. It looks like one of the movie sets of Lord of the Rings, but it is not the home of dwarfs but of many monks. This underground monastery was built in the 12th Century, under the reign of King Tamar, the first woman that was ever crowned as a king (not a queen!) in Georgian history”. Vardzia was built as a shelter from Mongol attacks.

BORJOMI, RABATI, VARDZIA ONE DAY TOUR, Group Tour is available in between $ 24 USD to $ 30 USD Per Person, depending on the travel agency, money exchange price and seat availability. Extra needs to pay between $ 1 USD to $ 2 USD for the entrance of Borjomi Mineral Water Park, About $ 2 USD to $ 4 USD for the entrance of Rabati Castle, and about $ 2 USD to $ 4 USD for the entrance of Vardzia Caves. Our best price for any tour is available online at our website www.onairtrip.com


Private Tour for 5 to 6 Person is available between $ 110 USD to $ 150 USD, depending on the travel agency, money exchange price & vehicle.






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