Group Day Tour of Kazbegi and Dariali Gorge from Tbilisi

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During the tour we will see the old capital of Georgia - Mtskheta, with interesting architecture and main cathedral Svetitkhoveli, historical and strategically important monastery complex - Jvari. On the way to Kazbegi you will be able to see excellent panoramic views of Ananuri caste and Jinvali Water Reservoir. Our final point will be Gergeti Trinity Church and memorable evening with tasting amazing Georgian traditional dishes.

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Stop At: Jinvali Water Reservoir

Jinvali Water Reservoir, also known as a lake, is located on the Georgian Military Highway. Soviets constructed the dam in the 1980s—a wonderful place to take amazing pictures.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble

Ananuri fortress dates to XVI-XVIII centuries and it is situated on the foreland by the river Aragvi. Ananuri was a castle and seat of the Eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty which ruled the area from the 13th century. The castle was the scene of numerous battles. This is a perfect place for landscape photography, there are amazingly beautiful views of the fortress and Jinvali reservoir together. 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.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Pasanauri

Near the village of Pasanauri on the Georgian military road, there is a small observation deck with an information Board and a statue of deer. It marks the place where two rivers merge-Black and White Aragvi, turning into just Aragvi. Rivers called so for a reason: the origins of each of them contain rocks of the corresponding color, and the waters have contrasting colors.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kvemo Mleta

restaurant mleta

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Mineral Springs

Jvari Pass Travertine Natural Monument is calcareous sinter or tufa in Baidara River valley (2197 m). It was formed when carbonate minerals precipitate out of ambient temperature water. Travertine in some places is covered with a thin layer of transparent water on the white surface of the slopes where intensive development process is still ongoing.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Gergeti Trinity Church

Gergeti Trinity Church is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near Gergeti village. The church's location is the right bank of the Chkheri river under Kazbegi Mountain, 2170 meters above sea level. Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century, and this is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. In times of danger, precious relics from Mtskheta, including Saint Nino’s Cross, were brought here for safekeeping. During the Soviet Era, soviets prohibited religious services, but the church remained a popular tourist destination. The church is an active establishment of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church. You will get an epic panoramic view of the whole valley from the church. Due to the church’s isolation in the steep mountainous area full of nature remains Georgia's most iconic tourist attraction. You will be impressed with the view of Mount Kazbegi, which is 5047 meters above sea level.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dariali

Dariali Gorge is a river gorge on the border between Russia and Georgia. It is at the east base of Mount Kazbek, south of present-day Vladikavkaz. The gorge was carved by the river Terek, and is approximately 13 kilometres long. The steep granite walls of the gorge can be as much as 1,800 metres tall in some places.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Russian Georgian Friendship Monument

Friendship Monument of Georgian and Russian people was 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 and the Jvari Pass, the monument is a large round stone arch and concrete structure overlooking the Devil's Valley in the Caucasus mountains. Gudauri is a ski resort located in the heart of the Caucasus Mountains. It belongs to Stepantsminda district (2,200 meters above sea level), with a skiing area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun. In addition, the resort takes you on a whole new life as a fabulous sightseeing destination with fresh air

Duration: 30 minutes
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