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Tbilisi: Kazbegi, Gergeti & Ananuri Mountains Full-Day Tour

4.9 / 5

76 reviews

Tbilisi: Kazbegi, Gergeti & Ananuri Mountains Full-Day Tour

From US$ 55.44 per person

Discover the magic of the mountains in a private day trip from Tbilisi, covering the most interesting sights and scenic landscapes: Ananuri Fort, Jinvali Reservoir, Cross Pass, Gergeti Church and Daryal Gorge.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 - 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
  • Visit the mystical Gergeti church at the top of the mountain
  • Enjoy the calm beauty of the Jinvali reservoir and Ananuri fort
  • Get off the beaten track with a visit to Daryal Gorge and Archangels monastery at the Russian border
  • Travel at your own pace, take pictures and enjoy the landscape
Full description
Start your tour at 9:00 AM from your hotel or holiday apartment. Head northwards and enjoy stunning views. Stop at the Jinvali water reservoir, a calm lake surrounded by green hills. From there, discover the impressive Ananuri Fort. Explore the remains, walk through the yard and the old tower while your guide tells you the story of this beautiful place. The Georgian Military Highway is full of scenic and interesting spots including a mineral spring, which is believed to have healing powers. Reach Gudauri and the Cross Pass. Take in the views at the Soviet Monument of Friendship, home to one of the most beautiful panorama platforms in Georgia, with stunning panoramas of the mountains and gorges. Next, stop at Kazbegi, the center of the region and home to the famous Gergeti church. Switch to a specially equipped SUV to take you up the rugged road to the church. After Gergeti, go off the beaten track and visit the Daryal Gorge, and the beautiful Archangels Monastery at the Georgian-Russian border. On the way back, stop at a legendary restaurant (on request) known for its khinkali dumplings, a dish that originated in this area or enjoy a khinkali cooking class and learn to make your own dumlplings.
Includes
  • Transfer in a private car with English-speaking driver-guide
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary
  • All gas expenses
  • Extra SUV vehicle to Gergeti church
  • Khinkali cooking class, if option selected
  • Souvenirs
  • Lunch
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

  • Please note, the tour follows curved mountain roads which may provoke vertigo in people sensitive to altitude
  • Please note, 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 76 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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We can absolutely recommend this tour to anyone coming to Tbilisi! Georgi was a great guide and host. The communication upfront was easy and the pickup from our location went super smooth and fast. In Georgi's comfortable car, we drove to the north with many beautiful stops along the way. Georgi's English is perfect and during the ride he told us many interesting facts about Georgia and its history. The stops on the tour are all breathtaking and after you take pictures you might think the background is photoshopped - that's how beautiful it is. We had the Khinkhali lunch option included and didn't regret it as the food at the restaurant that Georgi took us to was delicious. All in all, we would recommend to take this tour on your first days in Tbilisi, as Georgi will also then be able to share his recommendations for places to eat/see in the city as well, which have served us very well for the rest of our trip. Thank you very much Georgi!

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November 21, 2021

Wonderful tour! Great ride out to the Caucasus Mtns in a comfortable SUV. Great panoramic views from ‘Friendship’ monument and Gergeti church. The tour offers additional add-ons like a horseback ride or hike to a waterfall. Great choices, but keep in mind to keep the tour length as advertised, other stops may be omitted. We took the horseback ride - adventurous - but did not do the Archangels monastery. We also selected a khinkali lunch but was not available at Rooms hotel on our visit, but alternate lunch (with wine) was delicious. 1 of our riders opted out of the horseback ride last minute and refund was provided accordingly.

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October 25, 2021

Our driver and tour guide george is highly recommended. Our trip wouldnt be the same if not for george. He was a considerate driver to his passengers knowing that one of us usually uses the restroom so often. He loves his work so much that he knows the history of georgia by heart. This was indeed a memorable trip to us!

October 23, 2021

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