Marvel at the beauty of the Kazbegi Mountains

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This awe-inspiring day trip from Tbilisi gives you the chance to explore the majestic mountains of Kazbegi. You’ll find panoramic views and discover charming castles on this full-day tour.

Duration: 8 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • German
Tour by Mariam
Local

I’m Mariam, an energetic “Tbilisian” and certified guide. I arrange tours all around Georgia and offer lots of local fun to travellers. I have experience in tour operating for 2 amazing years.

My city has a very special atmosphere, and I know plenty of local places where you can best experience it.

I’m especially good when it comes the local nightlife. After dark, Tbilisi’s old, hospitable soul becomes young, wild and free. Its bohemian vibes and unique style of music and dance are, in my opinion, worth discovering from a local’s perspective.

I’ll be happy to host you in Georgia!

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Highlights

  • Stop at the 6th-century Jvari Monastery
  • See the beautiful Jinvali Reservoir
  • Admire the mighty Ananuri Castle
  • Discover the Gudauri ski resort area
  • Visit the Kazbegi settlement
  • Enjoy magnificent views from the Gergeti Trinity Church
  • Travel in a 4x4 vehicle for 5–6 kilometres

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Description

The tour stars at Jvari Monastery, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 6th century.

We’ll then stop at the beautiful Jinvali Reservoir and the mighty Ananuri Castle.

Taking the Georgian Military Highway, we’ll head into the mountains where you’ll be treated to some breathtaking views and photo stops.

Once we reach an altitude of 2100 metres, we’ll take a break at the Gudauri ski resort area where you’ll be able to enjoy more panoramic views – as well as have the chance to go paragliding!

Later in the day we’ll visit the town of Kazbegi, also known as Stepantsminda, before driving off-road for 5-6 km to reach Gergeti Trinity Church for magnificent views of the Caucasus Mountains.

PLEASE NOTE
From October to March snow is very common. Sometimes it's impossible to complete the last 40 minutes of the drive between Gudauri and Kazbegi. I will be checking with the road department but the weather can be unpredictable and, if this is the case, you’ll have the chance to spend some time in Gudauri (instead of Kazbegi) where you will have the option of ski lessons, paragliding, cable car rides or chilling out with a drink.

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What’s included & not included

  • Transportation by private car
  • Certified guide
  • Bottle of water
  • 4x4 transportation for 5–6 kilometres
  • Pick up and drop off at any location in Tbilisi
  • Lunch
  • Paragliding (optional extra)

Meeting point

Your accommodation or Freedom square

Reviews from travellers (6)

4.7/5

Highly Recommended
The trip to Kazbegi is definitely something you must do when visiting Georgia. The location is fantastic and the mini pit stops on the way are sites you shouldn't miss. Our guide was very friendly and knew all the best locations to stop, especially to take pictures.
Breathtaking views
Since the weather forecast showed rain in the afternoon, I was worried that I won’t be able to see the great view of mountains, So I asked to skip Mutskheta. Mariam was very nice and flexible to accept it and even changed the order of the stops for me.

Thanks to her and the professional driver, David who had managed the bumpy dirt road up to the top of the mountain, I was able to see the spectacular view before it started to get cloudy. On the way back, the sun came out and I could see the beautiful color of water at the Jvari water reservoir, too.

I definitely recommend this tour full of picturesque places. You won’t regret even the weather may not be perfect, just meeting Mariam already is cheerful enough.
Wonderful personalized tour of Kazbegi region
went on this tour in April 2018.

Review of the tour operator:

I had a wonderful experience booking a tour with Marian. I decided to go to the Kazbegi Mountains about 24 hours before the tour; despite the short notice, Marian contacted me almost immediately to confirm the tour. She was friendly and very helpful in our correspondence - she wanted to make sure I got what I wanted out the trip. Because I booked the trip at short notice, she wasn’t to give the tour herself so she arranged for a colleague to handle the tour. Overall. Marian is lovely - friendly, knowledgeable, communicates well, passionate about her business and sharing her culture with visitors.

Review of the tour:

Overall, great experience.

I was picked up at my apartment on time. The tour consisted of a driver, a tour guide, and me. I needed to return to Tbilisi by 7pm, and we arrived on time back to my apartment. The total tour time was about 8 hours.

Car was clean and in good repair, and the driver very professional. Water was provided. The tour guide, Sofi, was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about all the various sites we visited. She was fluent in English.

The tour includes a variety of activities (paragliding, horseback riding) and sites to visit along the way to the mountain. Marian’s tour is designed to your preferences: for example, I didn’t want to do the outdoor activities, so the tour guide easily changed our itinerary to focus more on the historic sites. I also liked that we spent as much time (or as little) as I wanted at each site.

Marian checked in with the tour guide multiple times to make sure everything was going well. She also texted me after the tour to make sure I had enjoyed my day, which I really liked.

The only downside is that food is not included in the trip; we tried to go to a restaurant, but it was packed so we stopped at a gas station. I had to purchase my lunch, which was fine, but good to be aware of this.

Overall, this was a great day trip with a reputable tour operator. I’ve recommended Marian’s tours to my friends visiting the region, and they have had a wonderful with her.
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