Marvel at the beauty of the Kazbegi Mountains

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20 USD

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 (7)

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.
D
Excellent tour!
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.

This operator has 2 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

Best Experience in Georgia
Thanks to Mariam who was very supportive and cooperative to complete the tour with ease. Visitors should be careful while planning for this trip as the caves are closed on Mondays. Even though, we had booked the trip on Sunday and Monday, Mariam helped us to plan our tour to visit maximum places and achieved our target to visit all cave locations on Sunday. Tour to Okatse Canyons was on separate 4X4 vehicle arranged by the guide and is an experience different from Desert Safari. Really appreciate our guide who was very friendly and helped us to have best variety of Georgian dishes on the way to Kutaisi in a private car while enjoying the nature's beauty of the landscapes, hills and greenery. Be ready ready to walk for at least 2-3 kms per day and have a good trainer shoes preferably hiking shoes covering upto ankle. Don't your go pro or professional camera. However, in the caves best shots could be taken with a smartphone with good camera in night mode.
J
Great little adventure! Recommended!
We booked this trip last minute as we thought it looked like the most interesting of all day trips around Tbilisi. We liked that it offered a wide range of sites and a little wine tasting included!

Mariam and David (the best driver in Georgia) picked us up from the hotel promptly the next morning so that made it very easy. Mariam was full of stories and taught us lots about Georgia and all the things we were passing through the countryside. It made the journey really fun and relaxed.

Throughout the day we visited a beautiful monastery and learned lots, explored a stunning walled town and peered through the mist out onto vast fields below. We then got to see the amazing caves in which the traditional wine is stored. So big! There we also had great fun getting our hands dirty, making local bread, bbq pork, sweets and dumplings. A great way to fill up before we started our journey back.

A full day and great to explore outside of Tbilisi. We're really thankful to Mariam and David for making it a great adventure for us.

Georgian sense of humour is great :)

Do your trip with these guys. It'll be worth it.

J

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