Journey up the old Georgian Military Highway with an English-speaking guide and experience the beauty of the Caucasus Mountains.

• Look down on Zhinvali Reservoir from Ananuri Castle.

• Savour breathtaking views from Gudauri ski resort.

• Visit the Treaty of Georgievsk Monument and Gergeti Church.

• Tours depart 3 central Tbilisi locations at 09:00.

Details

today Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily.

headset Commentary:

  • Live English-speaking guide.
  • Note: Tours may depart with a bilingual Russian/English speaking guide.

schedule Departure Time:

  • 09:00 (Arrive For 08:45).

place Departure Points:

  • 44 Kote Abkhazi Street.
  • 1/3 Pushkin Street, Freedom Square.
  • 24 Shota Rustaveli Avenue.

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • Approximately 11 Hours.

cancel Exclusions:

  • Lunch.
  • Attraction Entry Fees.

About The Kazbegi Day Tour:

Your journey high into the Caucasus Mountains begins with a breathtaking drive north up the old Georgian Military Highway. Accounts of this ancient road date as far back as Greco-Roman times, a vital indicator of its importance to regional trade and warfare. Today the Highway directly connects Tbilisi with the Russian city of Vladikavkaz. Along the way it passes some of the most remarkable natural and man-made landmarks in Georgia.

You'll first encounter the Zhinvali hydroelectric dam, whose construction during the 1970s and 80s lead to the formation of the Zhinvali reservoir. This spectacular turquoise lake is overlooked by a fortress perched high above the Aragvi River called Ananuri Castle. Ananuri is a well-preserved medieval stronghold constructed in the 13th century by the Dukes of Aragvi. With its crenellated curtain wall and tall brick turrets it's a textbook fusion of martial and religious architecture.

Ascending higher you'll eventually arrive at Gudauri ski resort, where you'll be treated to sweeping views across the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range.

Be sure to snap plenty of panoramic shots before continuing onto the tour's apex locations, Stepantsminda and Gergeti Trinity Church. The former is a pretty hamlet nestled in a deep glacial valley, while the latter is an Orthodox church famed for its epic mountain backdrop. Erected at the edge a steep, grassy ridge, the building sits like a tiny gem amidst looming snow-capped peaks. The towering summit of Mount Kazbek is a particularly astonishing and humbling sight to behold.

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Important Information & Usage instructions

Once you've completed your purchase an electronic voucher will be sent via email.

Present this to staff at any of the following WST Tours & Tickets Offices in Tbilisi: (44 Kote Abkhazi St), (1/3 Pushkin St, Freedom Sq) or (24 Shota Rustaveli Ave). You can either print the voucher out or show it on a mobile device. Please be sure to check-in at least 15 minutes before your tour is due to depart.

Should it be required, your booking confirmation voucher will contain the tour operator's main contact number.

CANCELLATION:

• Full refunds can be provided for cancellation requests notified at least 48 hours in advance of the activity start time.

• Refunds for cancellations less than 48 hours prior to departure date or 'no-shows' are non-refundable.

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