Day 1: Arrival in Kutaisi, transfer to hotel, and leisure time to explore the city
Upon your arrival in Kutaisi, the timing will depend on your flight or transportation schedule. Once you arrive at the airport or train station, you will be greeted by a transfer service that will take you to your hotel in Kutaisi. The transfer duration will vary depending on the distance between the arrival point and your hotel.After checking in at the hotel, you will have the rest of the day to relax and explore the city at your leisure. You can take this opportunity to stroll around the streets of Kutaisi, visit local landmarks, or indulge in the city's culinary delights. The exact timings for exploration will depend on your preferences and the time of your arrival.During your leisure time, you may choose to visit attractions such as the Bagrati Cathedral, Gelati Monastery, or the historic center of Kutaisi. You can also explore local markets, interact with friendly locals, or simply soak up the atmosphere of this charming Georgian city.Feel free to consult with the hotel staff or refer to guidebooks for recommendations on nearby restaurants, cafes, or points of interest. As the day comes to an end, you can return to your hotel and prepare for the exciting adventures that await you in the following days of your Kutaisi tour.Please note that the specific timings for arrival, transfer, and exploration may vary based on your travel arrangements and individual preferences. It's always a good idea to plan ahead and allow for flexibility during your explorations in Kutaisi.
Day 2: Kutaisi City Tour - Visit Bagrati Cathedral, Gelati Monastery, and the historic center of Kutaisi.
On the second day of your Kutaisi itinerary, you will embark on a city tour to discover the cultural and historical treasures of the city. The timings provided are approximate and can be adjusted based on your preferences and the operating hours of the attractions.9:00 AM: Start your day with a visit to the iconic Bagrati Cathedral. This 11th-century masterpiece offers stunning panoramic views of Kutaisi and is known for its intricate architecture and rich history.10:30 AM: Head to Gelati Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the monastery complex, which includes the main church, academy, and several beautifully adorned chapels. Marvel at the exquisite frescoes and intricate mosaics that depict religious scenes and Georgian history.12:30 PM: Take a break for lunch and savor traditional Georgian cuisine at a local restaurant. Indulge in mouthwatering dishes such as khachapuri (cheese-filled bread) and khinkali (dumplings).2:00 PM: Continue your city tour by visiting the historic center of Kutaisi. Wander through the charming streets, lined with colorful buildings and traditional houses. Explore the local markets, where you can find unique handicrafts, souvenirs, and local products.4:00 PM: If time permits, you can visit other notable attractions in Kutaisi, such as the Sataplia Nature Reserve or the Prometheus Cave. These natural wonders offer breathtaking landscapes and intriguing geological formations.6:00 PM: Conclude your city tour and return to your hotel. Take some time to relax and reflect on the fascinating history and cultural heritage you experienced throughout the day.Please note that the timings provided are just a guideline, and you can adjust them according to your preferences and the operating hours of the attractions. It's always a good idea to check the opening hours in advance and plan your visit accordingly.
Day 3: Day trip to Uplistsikhe and Mtskheta - Discover the ancient cave city of Uplistsikhe and explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mtskheta.
On the third day of your Kutaisi itinerary, you will embark on a day trip to Uplistsikhe and Mtskheta to explore ancient cave cities and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Here's a breakdown of the timings for this day:9:00 AM: Start your day by departing from Kutaisi and heading towards Uplistsikhe, located approximately 90 kilometers away.10:30 AM: Arrive at Uplistsikhe, an ancient rock-hewn town that dates back to the 1st millennium BC. Explore the cave dwellings, rock-cut structures, and ancient temples. Learn about the fascinating history and architectural marvels of this unique site.12:30 PM: Take a break for lunch and enjoy a traditional Georgian meal at a local restaurant near Uplistsikhe. Sample delicious Georgian dishes and immerse yourself in the local flavors.2:00 PM: Depart from Uplistsikhe and proceed to Mtskheta, a historic town and former capital of Georgia, located approximately 40 kilometers from Uplistsikhe.3:00 PM: Arrive in Mtskheta and visit the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, one of the most significant religious sites in Georgia. Admire the beautiful architecture and religious frescoes inside the cathedral.4:00 PM: Explore the Jvari Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site perched on a hill overlooking Mtskheta. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and learn about the religious and historical importance of the monastery.5:30 PM: Conclude your day trip and start your journey back to Kutaisi.7:00 PM: Arrive back in Kutaisi and return to your hotel. Take some time to relax and reflect on the fascinating history and cultural heritage you experienced throughout the day.Please note that the timings provided are approximate and can be adjusted based on your preferences and the traffic conditions. It's recommended to allocate sufficient time for each attraction to fully enjoy the experience and make the most of your day trip.
Day 4: Day trip to Okatse Canyon and Kinchkha Waterfall - Hike through the scenic Okatse Canyon and visit the impressive Kinchkha Waterfall.
On the fourth day of your Kutaisi itinerary, you will embark on a day trip to Okatse Canyon and Kinchkha Waterfall, offering breathtaking natural beauty and hiking opportunities. Here's a breakdown of the timings for this day:9:00 AM: Depart from Kutaisi and head towards Okatse Canyon, located approximately 50 kilometers away.10:30 AM: Arrive at Okatse Canyon and start your hike through the scenic trails. Marvel at the towering cliffs, lush greenery, and panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Follow the well-marked paths and enjoy the serenity of nature.12:30 PM: Reach the highlight of Okatse Canyon, the suspension bridge. Cross the bridge to experience a thrilling sensation and enjoy stunning views of the canyon below.1:00 PM: Take a break for a picnic lunch amidst the picturesque setting of Okatse Canyon. Sit back, relax, and savor the beauty of nature around you.2:00 PM: Continue your hike in Okatse Canyon, exploring more of its natural wonders and capturing memorable photographs along the way.4:00 PM: Depart from Okatse Canyon and proceed to Kinchkha Waterfall, located nearby.4:30 PM: Arrive at Kinchkha Waterfall and take a short hike to reach this magnificent natural wonder. Admire the powerful cascade as the water plunges into the gorge below, surrounded by lush green forests.5:30 PM: Conclude your visit to Kinchkha Waterfall and start your journey back to Kutaisi.7:00 PM: Return to Kutaisi and relax at your hotel. Reflect on the stunning landscapes and unforgettable experiences you had during your day trip.Please note that the timings provided are approximate and can be adjusted based on your preferences and the pace of your hike. It's essential to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water and snacks to stay hydrated and energized throughout the day.
Day 5: Free day to relax or explore Kutaisi at your own pace.
On the fifth day of your Kutaisi itinerary, you have a free day to relax and explore the city at your own pace. Take this opportunity to unwind, immerse yourself in the local culture, and discover more of Kutaisi's hidden gems. Here are some suggestions for how you can make the most of your free day:Morning: Start your day with a leisurely breakfast at your hotel. Take your time to plan your activities for the day and decide what interests you the most.Explore Kutaisi Old Town: Wander through the charming streets of Kutaisi's Old Town and soak up its historical ambiance. Visit the local markets, browse the shops for unique souvenirs, and indulge in some traditional Georgian cuisine at a local restaurant.Bagrati Street: Stroll along Bagrati Street, one of the main thoroughfares in Kutaisi. Admire the architecture of the buildings, stop by local cafes for a cup of Georgian coffee or tea, and enjoy the lively atmosphere.Visit Museums and Galleries: If you're interested in history and art, Kutaisi offers several museums and galleries worth exploring. Consider visiting the Kutaisi State Historical Museum or the National Gallery of Georgia to learn more about the region's rich cultural heritage.Gelati Monastery: Take a trip to Gelati Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site located just outside Kutaisi. Explore the monastery complex, admire its beautiful frescoes, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.Relaxation and Spa: Treat yourself to some well-deserved relaxation by booking a spa treatment or enjoying a rejuvenating massage at one of the local wellness centers in Kutaisi.Local Experiences: Engage with the locals and immerse yourself in their traditions and customs. Consider participating in a traditional Georgian cooking class, wine tasting experience, or cultural workshop.Evening: Wrap up your day with a delightful dinner at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of Georgian cuisine. Enjoy the evening ambiance of Kutaisi before heading back to your hotel for a restful night.
Day 6: Day trip to Svaneti - Visit the picturesque region of Svaneti, known for its stunning mountain landscapes and medieval tower-houses.
On the sixth day of your Kutaisi itinerary, you will embark on a captivating day trip to the picturesque region of Svaneti. Known for its breathtaking mountain landscapes and medieval tower-houses, Svaneti is a must-visit destination in Georgia. Here's how you can make the most of your day trip to Svaneti:Early Morning Departure: Start your day early with a departure from Kutaisi towards Svaneti. The journey to Svaneti will take you through scenic routes, offering glimpses of the majestic mountains and picturesque villages along the way.Enguri Dam: Enroute to Svaneti, make a stop at Enguri Dam, one of the largest arch dams in the world. Admire the engineering marvel and capture stunning photos of the reservoir and surrounding landscapes.Mestia: Arrive in Mestia, the main town of Svaneti, and embark on a guided tour of this historic and culturally rich destination. Explore the town's cobblestone streets, visit the Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, and marvel at the iconic Svan towers that dot the landscape.Chalaadi Glacier: Venture further into the Svaneti region and visit the enchanting Chalaadi Glacier. Enjoy a scenic hike through lush green valleys, passing by crystal-clear rivers and snow-capped peaks. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region and take in the awe-inspiring views of the glacier.Traditional Svan Cuisine: Indulge in a traditional Svaneti lunch, savoring the unique flavors of the local cuisine. Try specialties like Kubdari (a savory meat-filled pastry), Svanetian salt, and local cheeses that showcase the region's culinary heritage.Local Culture and Traditions: Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of Svaneti. Engage with the locals, learn about their unique way of life, and discover the age-old traditions that have been preserved for centuries.Return to Kutaisi: After a full day of exploring Svaneti, return to Kutaisi in the evening. Relax and unwind, reflecting on the incredible experiences and breathtaking beauty you encountered in Svaneti.
Day 7: Wine Tasting in the Imereti Region - Experience the rich wine culture of Georgia with visits to local wineries and vineyards.
On the seventh day of your Kutaisi itinerary, get ready to immerse yourself in the rich wine culture of Georgia as you embark on a delightful wine tasting experience in the Imereti region. Here's what you can expect from this day:Morning Departure: Start your day with a morning departure from Kutaisi, heading towards the beautiful Imereti region. Known for its fertile vineyards and excellent wine production, Imereti is a wine lover's paradise.Local Wineries: Visit renowned local wineries in the region, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the vineyards, learn about the winemaking process, and indulge in wine tastings. Discover the traditional Georgian winemaking techniques, including the use of qvevri (large clay vessels buried underground), and sample a variety of exquisite wines.Wine Tasting Sessions: Engage with knowledgeable winemakers who will guide you through the wine tasting sessions. Learn about the unique characteristics and flavors of Georgian wines, such as Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, and Tsitska, among others. Savor the distinct aromas and complexities of each wine as you expand your knowledge of Georgian viticulture.Traditional Georgian Cuisine: Alongside the wine tastings, delight in a traditional Georgian lunch paired with local wines. Indulge in mouthwatering dishes such as Khachapuri (cheese-filled bread), Mtsvadi (grilled meat skewers), and a variety of flavorful vegetable dishes. Experience the perfect harmony of Georgian cuisine with the exceptional local wines.Vineyard Walks: Take leisurely walks through the scenic vineyards, surrounded by rolling hills and lush landscapes. Breathe in the fresh air and absorb the beauty of the vineyards, gaining a deeper appreciation for the region's viticulture.Wine Souvenirs: Before leaving, consider purchasing some bottles of your favorite Georgian wines to take home as souvenirs. Many wineries offer the opportunity to purchase their products directly from the source, allowing you to savor the taste of Georgia even after your trip.Return to Kutaisi: After a delightful day of wine tasting and exploration, return to Kutaisi in the evening. Reflect on the flavors and experiences you encountered during the day, and perhaps plan a visit to local wine bars or restaurants in Kutaisi to further indulge in Georgian wines.
Day 8: Day trip to Prometheus Cave and Martvili Canyon - Explore the stunning cave formations and take a boat ride through the picturesque Martvili Canyon.
On the eighth day of your Kutaisi itinerary, embark on an exciting day trip to Prometheus Cave and Martvili Canyon, where you'll discover the natural wonders of Georgia. Here's what you can expect from this day:Morning Departure: Start your day with a morning departure from Kutaisi, heading towards Prometheus Cave. Enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque Georgian countryside as you make your way to your first destination.Prometheus Cave Exploration: Upon arrival at Prometheus Cave, prepare to be amazed by the magnificent underground world. Embark on a guided tour through the cave, marveling at its stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations, underground rivers, and illuminated chambers. Learn about the mythical origins of the cave and the fascinating geological history behind its creation.Boat Ride in Martvili Canyon: After exploring Prometheus Cave, continue your journey to Martvili Canyon. Upon arrival, board a boat and enjoy a leisurely ride along the emerald-green waters of the canyon. Admire the breathtaking natural scenery, including towering cliffs, lush vegetation, and cascading waterfalls. Immerse yourself in the tranquility and beauty of the surroundings as you navigate through the canyon's narrow passages.Walking Trails and Nature Exploration: Once your boat ride concludes, take some time to explore the walking trails around Martvili Canyon. Follow the designated paths that lead you deeper into the canyon's enchanting landscapes. Discover hidden viewpoints, picturesque spots for photography, and peaceful areas where you can connect with nature.Optional Activities: Depending on the availability and your preferences, you may have the opportunity to engage in additional activities at Martvili Canyon. These may include swimming in designated areas, zip-lining over the canyon, or enjoying a picnic amidst the natural beauty of the surroundings. Please check with your tour guide or local authorities for more information.Return to Kutaisi: After an unforgettable day exploring Prometheus Cave and Martvili Canyon, return to Kutaisi in the evening. Reflect on the wonders you witnessed and capture lasting memories of Georgia's remarkable natural landscapes.
Day 9: Departure from Kutaisi and end of 8 nights 9 days Kutaisi tour package
On the final day of your 8 nights 9 days Kutaisi tour package, it's time to bid farewell to this charming city and conclude your memorable journey. Here's an overview of Day 9:Check-out from Hotel: Start your day by checking out from your hotel in Kutaisi. Take some time to ensure you have packed all your belongings and settle any outstanding bills.Transfer to Kutaisi Airport: A pre-arranged transfer will be provided to take you from your hotel to Kutaisi Airport. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the comfortable ride as you reflect on the incredible experiences and cherished memories you've made during your time in Kutaisi.Departure: Arrive at the airport in advance of your scheduled departure time. Follow the necessary airport procedures, including check-in and security, and be prepared to board your flight back home or to your next destination.End of Kutaisi Tour Package: As you take off from Kutaisi, you can reminisce about the beautiful landscapes, historical landmarks, warm hospitality, and unique cultural experiences you encountered during your 8 nights 9 days tour package in Kutaisi. The tour may have come to an end, but the memories and the essence of Kutaisi will stay with you for a lifetime.Safe Travels: We wish you a safe and pleasant journey as you return home or continue your adventures elsewhere. May the experiences and discoveries you had in Kutaisi serve as a lasting reminder of the beauty and allure of this captivating Georgian city.This marks the conclusion of your 8 nights 9 days Kutaisi tour package. We hope that the tour has exceeded your expectations, providing you with an enriching and unforgettable travel experience. Kutaisi's cultural heritage, natural wonders, and warm hospitality have left an indelible mark on your journey, creating memories that will be treasured for years to come.