9 DAYS THE 5 SHADES OF GEORGIA AND TURKEY

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9 DAYS THE 5 SHADES OF GEORGIA AND TURKEY

THE 5 SHADES OF GEORGIA AND TURKEY

DETAILS:
DAY 1: PICK UP FROM TBILISI AIRPORT AND TBILISI TOUR
 Pick up from Tbilisi Internatio..

THE 5 SHADES OF GEORGIA AND TURKEY

DETAILS:
DAY 1: PICK UP FROM TBILISI AIRPORT AND TBILISI TOUR
 Pick up from Tbilisi International Airport. After check-in at your hotel, you will meet the driver in the hotel lobby, we will proceed to Europe Square, Bridge of Peace, Rye Park. We will enjoy a cable car ride, which takes you to Narikala Fortress. Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Kura River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulfur baths. We will visit the Mother of Georgia Monument. We will visit “Abanotubani”, which is the ancient district of Tbilisi, Georgia, known for its sulfuric baths. We will visit the “Legvtakhevi waterfall “ in Old Tbilisi. We will visit the Metekhi church, which is a historic district of Tbilisi, Georgia, located on the elevated cliff that overlooks the Mtkvari river. We will visit the Statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali. We will visit Chardin street, Tamada Statue, Sioni Church, and after that we will taste European and Georgian organic wine and firewater, then heading back to your hotel to spend the night and refresh for Kazbegi Tour. Overnight in Tbilisi.

DAY 2:JHINVALI,ANANURI AND KAZBEGI TOUR
After breakfast in your hotel, you will meet the driver in the hotel lobby, we start with the Gudauri tour today. We will drive towards Ananuri. On the way, we will visit Jinvali Water Reservoir, a hydroelectric dam on the Aragvi River, which hides an interesting tragic reality underwater. We will visit the Ananuri Fortification Complex, which is a castle complex on the Aragvi river. In 2007, the complex was on the tentative list for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage site program. Then we will visit Panorama, the “Georgia & Russia Friendship Monument” and enjoy amazing views. Continuing the way you will reach the Gergeti Trinity Church Near the village of Gergeti, outside the town of Stepantsminda, in Kazbegi Georgia lies the isolated Gergeti Trinity Church. Also called the Holy Trinity Church, it sits on top of a mountain near Mount Kazbegi Georgia, at an elevation of 2170 meters, which is one of the highest and most beautiful peaks of the Caucasus. Overnight in Tbilisi

DAY 3: UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE TOUR IN MTSKHETA
If you love Nature, Culture & History this tour to Mtskheta & Gori is for you. On this day trip from Tbilisi, you will get to know the history of Georgia by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sights in Mtskheta Svetitskhoveli Cathedral & Jvari Monastery, The Stalin Museum, (optional) in Gori, and the Cave City of Uplistsikhe. Our driver will meet you at your hotel and lead you to your car to begin the Mtskheta, Gori & Uplistsikhe tour. Visit Mtskheta the old capital of Georgia, where you’ll find the famous Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, a true wonder of medieval architecture. It is believed that the robe of Jesus Christ is buried here. Afterward, drive up to the Jvari monastery to see a 6th-century church and an amazing view of the junction of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers. Head out to Gori, where you’ll have a very special experience visiting Stalin’s museum in its original soviet look. You can take a walk inside the personal train carriage of Joseph Stalin, which he used to go to Tehran for the big three meetings. The last stop for the day is the cave city of Uplistsikhe built somewhere in 4th century B.C! Finally, We’ll head back to Staying  Overnight in Tbilisi

DAY 4: KAKHETI WINE TOUR
After breakfast in your hotel, you will meet the driver in the hotel lobby, we will proceed to visit the Wine Region. We will visit the Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe. Originally built in the 9th century, it has been significantly remodeled, especially in the 17 century. The monastery now functions as a nunnery and is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th-century female evangelist of Georgians, whose relics are shrined there. After visiting the Monastery we will visit Sighnaghi, City of Love. We will explore the Great wall of Sighnaghi. Enjoy the amazing views of Alazani valley. Guests can walk on the Great wall of Sighnaghi, one of the biggest walls in the world. The town and its surroundings are also known for their landscapes and historical monuments. We will visit the Khareba Tunnel Winery where we will have a tour in a winery with a local guide and taste different kinds of wine. After visiting Khareba winery we will see one more famous winery well known as Shumi Winery. The land around the winery is filled with picturesque terraced vineyards. The buildings at Shumi Winery are decorated according to traditional French chateau design, with a fusion of traditional Georgian architecture. After the tour heading direction the Tbilisi International Airport. Flight to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport. Stay overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 5 - FLY TO CAPPADOCIA FROM ISTANBUL & FREE DAY
We care for your every need. Before starting to journey, we will meet your new guide. Transfer to Ataturk airport to catch the flight direction Cappadocia.
When you will arrive in Cappadocia, you will be transferred to the hotel for accommodation. Resting until tomorrow, when the spectacular tour begins.
Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 6 - CAPPADOCIA DAY TOUR & OPTIONAL BALLOON FLIGHT
The unique landscape of Turkey
On the first morning, you will get a chance to see Cappadocia from the sky with the help of a balloon tour at the sunrise. We can add the hot air balloon flight to your tour itinerary with an extra fee. After the balloon flight, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
You will have breakfast at the hotel, and then the unique North Cappadocia Tour will begin.
Your tour guide will pick you up and other participants will be collected from their hotels then start the tour. The places you can see as follows;
Devrent Valley is famous for its lunar-like landscape of small, pointed fairy chimneys. We will take the time to explore the valley and witness some of its most unusual rock formations. Rose Valley has beautiful rock formations with some great hidden rock-carved churches. Paşabağ Monks Valley is the best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Avanos is the center for terracotta works of art since 3000BC. And Çavuşin Village has the oldest carved rock churches. You will also have a chance to see the Goreme Open Air Museum the site of an ancient settlement.
Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 7 - SOUTH OF CAPPADOCIA TOUR & BUS TO PAMUKKALE
You will get a chance to see every beautiful corner of Cappadocia.
Your tour guide will pick you up and other participants will be collected from hotels as well then start the tour. This day you will visit;
Kaymakli Underground City; established under a great hill well known as the Citadel or Sanctuary of Kaymaklı, this wonderland underground city’s history dates back Hittites and Phrygians Period, in B.C 3000.
Uchisar Castle; this tall volcanic-rock outcrop is one of Cappadocia’s most prominent landmarks and visible for miles around.
Pigeon Valley; is a place where the old pigeon coves were previously used by farmers in the region, who collected droppings to use as fertilizer.
Red Valley; you can see the camping area between the fairy chimneys.
After the tour, you will be taken to the bus station You will travel overnight to Denizli by local bus. The duration will be around 10 hours

DAY 8 - PAMUKKALE TOUR & TRANSFER TO KUŞADASI
After arriving in Denizli, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Pamukkale where you will have a short rest. You will have breakfast in the hotel and you will have time to have a shower and short rest, then you can visit natural wonders in this area, such as;
Pamukkale Travertines, as known as white paradise in Denizli, and Hierapolis, a delightful meeting of nature and history, was a place that sought the healing of both the medicinal waters and the saints of St. Philip in antiquity. The wealthy people of that time came to this place, settled here, and died here. The city’s necropolis is thus filled with magnificent monumental graves.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Selçuk/Kusadasi.
Stay overnight in Kuşadası.

DAY 9 - EPHESUS TOUR & FLY TO ISTANBUL
The unforgettable journey ends
The final point of our tour in Ephesus. You will see beautiful places in the ancient world there. Ephesus is the place that opens the gate of the ancient world. Famous places like the House of the Virgin Mary are one of the few important spots in the world that tourists are especially interested in becoming pilgrims. Temple of Artemis is a temple built entirely from marble and Isabey Mosque. These places will give you unforgettable moments. Ephesus tour ends.
Transfer to Izmir Airport where you can catch your international flight or your flight direction Istanbul

Included services:
- Tours: 9 days tour
- Sim Card – 1 No. with limited internet 2GB in Georgia
- Bus Station and Airport Transfers
- Local bus tickets
- All accommodation as per the itinerary
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- All transportations in the tour
- Local taxes and service charges
- Red and White Wine degustation in Khareba Tunnel winery
- 2 kinds of Wine degustation in Shumi winery
- Professional guide service
- Cable car ticket in old Tbilisi
- Delica 4WD car service to Gergely Trinity Church
- Entrance fees in Uflistsikhe Cave town
- Wine degustation in old Tbilisi

Excluded services:
- Flight Tickets / Visa fee / Medical insurance
- Extreme sports (skiing, Paragliding, hot air balloon and its) 
- Personal Expenses
- Drinks at lunch
- Dinners
- Entrance to the antique pool in Pamukkale