2 Day – Kartli region – Central Georgia

2 day tour to Kartli region. Visiting places: Ksani fortress, Grakliani hill, Skhvilo fortress, Dzama gorge, Bateti lake, Samtavisi monastery, monastery Mtdzovreti, King tamari’s bridge, Rkoni monastery, Sarkineti monastery

 

Two day tour in central region of Georgia-Kartli. Old kingdom of Iberia and heart of Georgian culture. During the tour you will visit cultural heritages from all period of this region and also nature highlight. Kartli region was crossroad of old trade routs and center of local government’s activities from ancient epoch, before than we where starting step by step build the civilization.

Highlights

Best period for this trip: from MARCH till NOVEMBER.

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Ksani fortress

The medieval fortress in eastern Georgia, in the cross of river Ksani and Mtkvari,  on Mount Sarkinet. Was Controlling an important strategic roads. Was build at the beginning of the XVI century by Bagrat, the son of Constantine II (king of Kartli), during  the fighting between his brother king David X and Kakhetian King Avi-Giorg (1511-1513).

Grakliani hill-Georgia

Grakliani hill

is an archaeological excavation site in eastern Georgia near Kaspi,  showing evidence of human presence possibly going back 300,000 years. The site was discovered in 2007, during work to widen the Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze highway. Research is being done by students and faculty from Tbilisi State University. In 2015, a supposed script was discovered on the altar of a fertility goddess’s temple, predating those previously known in the area by at least a thousand years.

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Samtavisi Cathedral

The cathedral is located on the left bank of the Lekhura River, some 11km of the town of Kaspi. According to a Georgian tradition, the first monastery on this place was founded by the Assyrian missionary Isidore in 572 and later rebuilt in the 10th century. Neither of these buildings has survived however. The earliest extant structures date to the eleventh century, the main edifice being built in 1030 as revealed by a now lost stone inscription.

Tamari bridge in Rkoni-Georgia

King Tamari's bridge in Rkoni

 Historical bridge on the territory of today’s Kaspi municipality. It is located on the territory of the Monastery Complex. Towards on the river Tedzami. On the bridge there was a road connecting Shida Kartli with Trialeti. The bridge dates back to the XII-XIII centuries. The bridge is originally preserved and is one of the best examples of Georgia’s feudal age bridges.

Rkoni monastery-Kartli-Georgia

Rkoni monastery

The Rkoni complex was created over the centuries and was rebuilt many times. There are three layers of construction: II quarter of VII century; XIII-XIV centuries, and the XVII-XVIII centuries, which are in line with the monastic life periods. The complex area is divided into 2 sections. One of the facilities is located in one of the buildings, the other – residential and agricultural buildings.

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Mdzovreti fortress

The building of the castle is directly related to the beginning of the XVII century. Strategically located in a convenient location. The complex includes: church, bell tower. From the palace (long rectangular building) and a few residential and economic structures, only the traces are preserved.

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Bateti lake

Small lake but with very beautiful nature around, is located in Kartli region on 1313 m from sea level. One of the popular destination for jeep tour through the Dzama gorge. In the gorge are located many new and old monastery complexes and cultural heritages.

Prices and Booking

Price for per person with just English speaking driver:

1- person – 292 €

2- person – 172 €

3- person – 132 €

4- person – 121 €

5- person – 108 €

6- person – 95 €

* with Driver-Guide additional price: 50 €  for per Group

 

INCLUDES:

  • Transportation
  • Overnight in family guest house with breakfast
  • Driver / Guide
  • Pick up /  Drop off service (in Tbilisi)
  • 2x Dinner
  • 1x Supper in Guest house with wine
  • 4 bottle water for per person 
  • Taxes

EXCLUDES:

  • Alcoholic beverages

Get answer:
After 15 minutes during the working time – (10:00 AM – 8:00 PM)
For bookings day before tour will start – please contact us at Whatsapp Viber / BOTIM (+995592608989)

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