Breakfast in the Caucasus

A journey to  Georgia of 14/15 days to get to know the Caucasus region with the most beautiful destinations in a fascinating country called „Sakartvelo“

Die Sameba Dreifaltigkeitskirche bei Gergeti am Kasbek
The famous view to the Trinity church of Gergeti at Stepantsminda

Tour description

Sightseeing, culture walks, recreation, customs and traditions of the country, contacts with Georgians

Main destinations of the journey 
Georgia’s capital Tbilisi 
Mtskheta, Gori, Uplistsikhe
The Georgian Military Road, Ananuri, Cross Pass, Stepantsminda / Kazbegi
The wine region of Kakheti with David Garedji, Sighnaghi, Telavi, Lagodekhi
Western Georgia with Kutaisi and the Gelati Academy
The crown of the Caucasus Svaneti with Mestia and Ushguli
The port of Batumi and the Black Sea region

Number of participants: from 3 to 12
Duration: 14/15 days
Tour guide: German/English
Travel price: EUR 1480.00 to / from Tbilisi
Single room supplement: EUR 220,00
There is no visa for Georgia required. Flights here

The Journey „Breakfast in the Caucasus“ is one of our carefully selected two week journeys to get to know the wonderful country of Georgia – we hope that you like it in the Caucasus as much as we do !

An einer georgischen Tafel in Kachetien
At a Georgian table called "supra" photo: Ralph Haelbig

Travel dates for 2014 and 2015

April:            12.04.-26.04.2014            11.04. – 25.04.2015
May:             10.05.-24.05.2014            09.05. -23.05.2015
June:             14.06.-28.06.2014            13.06. – 27.06.2015
July:              12.07.-26.07.2014             11.07. – 25.07.2015
August:         02.08.-16.08.2014            01.08. – 15.08.2015
September:  06.09.-20.09.2014           05.09. – 19.09.2015
October:       04.10.-18.10.2014            03.10. – 17.10.2015

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Chatschapuri
Hot cheese bread called "Khachapuri" - delicious !

What will you see and feel: The amazingly friendly and beautiful capital Tbilisi, the typical landscapes of Georgia, like Mtskheta, Stepantsminda / Kazbegi, the steppe landscape with David Garedji, the wine region of Kakheti, the ancient cave city Uplistsikhe, the crown of the Caucasus, Svaneti, the metropole Kutaisi and the beautiful port city of Batumi on the Black Sea

Hikes in the most beautiful spots of 1-3 hours

Local customs and traditions. A visit to the famous cattle bazaar in Kabali a wine tasting in the German-Georgian winery Schuchmann Wines. Diverse opportunities to get in contacts with the Georgians

The delicious local Georgian cuisine and Georgian wines

For more photo impressions, go here

View of Mount Kazbegi, with 5033 meters, one of the most beautiful mountains in the country

Weingut in Kachetien
In the Wine region Kakheti

Map

Reiseroute Fruehstueck im Kaukasus
Travel route Breakfast in the Caucasus

See here the travel route on Google Maps at: Itinerary Breakfast in the Caucasus

Itinerary

Day 1 Sat The Georgian capital Tbilisi
Arrival in Tbilisi (mostly in the early morning hours)., Transfer to accommodation, the rest of the night night / morning Tbilisi city tour: Old Town, Sioni Church, Fortress Narikala, Rustaveli Avenue, dinner in a typical Georgian restaurant with a rich food and Georgian wine, accommodation centrally located in a nice middle class hotel in Tbilisi

View over Tbilisi
View over Old Tbilisi

Day 2 Su Kartli – the heartland
Drive in the heartland of Georgia in the region of Kartli. Visit the impressive cave city with Uplistsikhe „Divine Fortress“, the town of Gori with his interesting bazaar, optional Stalin Museum, the Church Samtavisi and the old Georgian capital Mtskheta, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight centrally located in a nice middle class hotel in Tbilisi

Day 3 Mon Along the Georgian Military Highway into the Greater Caucasus
Fabulous journey along the famous Georgian Military Road to Stepantsminda / Kazbegi in the Greater Caucasus (about 4 hours), visit to the Fortress of Ananuri, stop at the panoramic platform / Friendship Monument. Stop on the Cross Pass (2395 m above sea level) and optional visit to the German military cemetery.Continue to Stepantsminda. One and a half hour hike to the foot of Kasbeks 2200 meters to visit the Holy Trinity Church Zminda Sameba. Overnight in Stepantsminda.

Day 4 Tue Village Juta and Chaukhi massif
Trip to the remote mountain village Juta in Khevsureti, the second highest village in Georgia up to 2214 meters. Hike of 2-3 hours in one of the most beautiful high valleys of Georgia Tschaukhimassiv (height 3680 m) to about 2500 m. Picnic in the Caucasus. Optional / as far as possible on the way back stop at the khevsurian family Arabuli. Return to Stepantsminda the early evening.Overnight in Stepantsminda.

Das Dorf Dshuta ( Juta ) im Großen Kaukasus
View to village Juta in the Greater Caucasus

Day 5 Wed To the Daryal gorge and river Terek
Visit to the infamous Daryal gorge where the rushing river Terek to the north its way into the North Caucasus investigated. Trip to the Geveleti Valley, where we may be lucky enough to observe the nesting here vulture (griffon vulture and bearded vultures). Return to Tbilisi with coffee break. Leisure in the afternoon. Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 6 Thu Into the steppe and to Sighnaghi
80 km drive to David Gareji in the picturesque village of cave monasteries in the semi-desert of Udabno on the Georgian-Azerbaijani border.Two-hour walk along the caves with frescoes from the 10th to 13 Century. Tour of the monastery, where the legendary monk David are buried the hermit and his disciples Lukiane. Picnic at a beautiful place in the steppe. Continue to the picturesque fortified town Sighnaghi in the Kakheti wine region in eastern Georgia.Overnight in Sighnaghi

Blick auf das Einsiedlerkloster David Garedji in der Steppe
View to David Garedji monastery in the steppe

Day 7 Fri Lagodekhi National Park
One hour drive to the region Lagodekhi at the foot of the Great Caucasus. Day hike to the waterfall in the nature reserve Lagodechi (7 km over 3 hours there and about 2 hours back to some rocky terrain and climbing – or alternatively visit the National Park Centre and walk in there Buchenwald) Picnic with Georgian wine and shashlik, overnight at guest house in Ninigori at Lagodechi in Georgian families.

Day 8 Sat Kakheti trip
Tour of the Wine province Kakheti. Visit to the fortress Gremi with his wonderful beautiful church and the frescoes of the 16th century. Continue drive to Alaverdi, one of the most beautiful churches in Georgia. Visit of the German-Georgian Schuchmann Wines Chateau, factory tour with wine tasting in Kisiskhevi. Overnight in guest house in Lagodechi in Georgian families

Day 9 So The cattle bazaar of Kabali
Visiting the impressive cattle and weekly bazaars of Kabali morning. This market is traditionally attended by Georgians, Azerbaijanis, Russians, Ossetians, Lesghinen and other tribes settled here. Here it is with all things that are needed for life on the land. Return over the Gomboripass to Tbilisi. Leisure. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Auf dem Bauernmarkt in Kabali
In Kabali

Day 10 Mon Imereti province, Colchis, Kutaisi
Driving west to West Georgia in the province of Imereti up to Kutaisi, the former capital of Colchis. Visit the famous monastery Gelati and its frescoes from the 11th century. Overnight in Kutaisi.

In Uplisziche
In Upliszikhe

Day 11 Tue The crown of Georgia – Svaneti
Journey through the province Megrelien about Zugdidi after Svaneti in the Great Caucasus to Mestia. City tour in Mestia, with its many huge swanetischen towers.Visit the Historical Museum and the house museum of the famous mountaineer family Khergiani. Overnight in Mestia at our nice Svan host family.

Day 12 We To Ushguli and a hike
Wonderful full day tour to ushguli, the highest permanently inhabited village in Europe at over 2300 meters altitude. 2 to 3 hour walking tour of the area impressive 4000 – 5000 and mountains. Picnic on the way back. Overnight in Mestia.

Wanderer in Swanetien
On a hike in Svaneti

Day 13 Thu To the Black Sea and Batumi
Drive from Mestia by Zugdidi. Continue through the subtropical climate zone to the Black Sea to Batumi. Stroll on the boardwalk at the beach restored from Batumi and the Old Port. Overnight in Batumi / or Kvariati the sea.

Blick auf das Schwarze Meer bei Batumi
View to the Black Sea near Batumi

Day 14 Fri Batumi-Tbilisi
Visit to the Botanical Garden and the Roman fort gonio. Drive back to Tbilisi. Stop at the church Ubisa with their impressive frescoes from the 14th century. Food in a typical imeretischen restaurant. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Optional: If you book your flight with Turkish Airlines, you may book your return flight not from Tbilisi but from Batumi and win a day. Doing so would reduce the return journey from Batumi to Tbilisi and would give you more time at the sea.

Day 15 Sat return trip to home
After a beautiful but demanding tour with so many new impressions of Georgia, you are now looking forward again to your home. Transfer to airport Tbilisi for departure.

Our Services

Travel organization
German/English speaking guide
All transfers
All accommodation, entrance fees
Breakfast in Tbilisi and Batumi
Half board: breakfast and dinner in the regions
Picnic on the program
Welcome dinner in a typical Georgian restaurant on the first evening
Wine tasting at the winery Schuchmann in Kakheti
5/6 overnights in Tbilisi: Hotel middle class
2 overnights in Stepantsminda / Kazbegi: Hotel
1 overnights in Sighnaghi: Hotel
2 overnights in  Lagodekhi: Guest House
1 overnights in Kutaisi: Hotel
2 overnights in Mestia: Hotel
1/2 overnights in Batumi or Kvariati: Hotel
Travel by minibus, 4WD or car, depending on the requirements
Subject to minor changes in the itinerary, in consultation with the guests
Single room supplement: EUR 220,00

Note: The tour price does not include the flight from/ to Georgia
(From about 250.00 – 500.00 EUR) information about flight connections is available here

Travel Price: 1480,00 EUR

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In Ushguli, Swanetien
In Ushguli, Svaneti
Blick auf Ushguli
View to Ushguli
Am Hafen von Batumi
At the port of Batumi

More photos here

 

Reiseideen Frühstück im Kaukasus
Breakfast in the Caucasus
Frühstück im Kaukasus - eine Rundreise durch Georgien mit Kaukasus-Reisen
In the Wine region Kakheti
Tibaani Kaukasus-Reisen
Tibaani by Kaukasus-Reisen