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+995555505199
  
Nutsubidze st. 75, Tbilisi, Georgia
  

Jewish Heritage of Georgia

Features: 12 Day - 11 Night

Arrival - Tbilisi international airport 

Departure - Tbilisi /Batumi international airport 

Category: Religion, Kosher, cultural tour

Season: Spring, summer, autumn 

Guest: 2 - 18

Price* per Person: from 860 USD 

 

We will try to follow in the footsteps of Georgian Jews,  show the whole history of the Jews in Georgia, visiting many Jewish heritage locations and and along the way discover  Georgian culture and nature.

 

Day 1 arrival in Tbilisi

Arrival in Tbilisi, Transfer to hotel. Rest  

 

Day 2 – City tour in  Tbilisi 

Discovering Tbilisi - 1500 years old city , with his  historical, religious and architectural diversity.

  • Visit the Synagogue and the Museum of History and Ethnography of Georgian Jews and Georgian Jewish relations, (the museum contains not only religious objects, but also everyday life, clothes, paintings of Georgian Jews) .
  • Testing Georgian kosher wine Saperavi Badagoni
  • Mtskheta – Ancient capital of Georgia, a place where a Jew arrived 2600 years ago!

 

Day 3 -  Stepantsminda 

It is considered that this was the road that a Jew from Georgia settled throughout the Caucasus

Following the Georgian military road we will go to Stepantsminda, one the way we see the Ananuri Fortress (XVI century) and the Zhinvali reservoir, the Gudauri ski resort, the cross pass (2379 m. a. s.  and the fabulous church of Gergeti, at the foot of Kazbek mountain 

tracking to the waterfall Gveleti,  and mineral lake Abano,

Overnight in Stepantsminda 

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Day 4 – trip to Akhaltsikhe  

On the way to Akhaktsikhe visit oldest settlement in the territory of Georgia - Uplistsikhe, a 4,000 years old city in the rocks, Borjomi gorge and the famous source of mineral water - Borjomi.

Akhaltsikhe, a city in the southern part of Georgia, a region where a Jew has lived since the ancient period. Visit the Rabati fortress and the synagogue, which was built in 1863

Overnight in Borjomi

 

Day 5 – Cave towns of Samtskhe Javakheti 

Vardzia, Georgia’s unique cave city continues to amaze people from all over the world.  It can freely be called the Honor of Georgians

Main Sights 

  • Vardzia (XII c) - a rock-carved fortress stretched over 500 meters. Underground fortress eventually had 13 levels constructed with natural caves and contained over 600 rooms,  
  • Khertvisi (IIc BC) - oldest fortresses in Georgia. And Sapara Monastery – (X c) – amazing place hidden in the mountains and in the forest
  • Rabati castle (XIII c) - 18th century Akhaltsikhe Fortress is often called the symbol of tolerance - A church, mosque, minaret, synagogue, as well as Jaqelebi Palace, a historic museum, old baths and a citadel, have been restored on the territory of Rabat Castle. 

Overnight in Borjomi

 

Day 6  trip to Western Georgia -

Kutaisi, the ancient capital of western Georgia. (The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union began from Kutaisi) In Kutaisi, we will visit the Jewish district, the synagogue. We will see two monuments to local Jews, and know why city set a monument to them.

Visit the famous Jewish village of Kulashi, and the Museum of Friendship of the Georgian and Jewish People

 

Day 7   Natural caves and canyons of West Georgia 

 Day of nature, we will meet wild nature, miracle caves and amazing canyons 

  • The cave of Prometheus -  is one of the richest caves in the world with its unique minerals and different types of materials and places.
  • Martvili Canyon -  enjoy the scenery, waterfalls and take a boat trip in the river with deep green color. 

 

Day 8- Drive to Racha - Lechkhumi

On the way we see Shaori lake, Nikortsminda church 

Visit the famous Synagogue in Oni

Overnight in Oni 

 

Day 9- Lailashi  

One of the oldest Jewish village, famous for it’s Lailash bible (X c). in Lailashi, where the famous Lailash Bible was found (a unique parchment in Jewish language of the X century)

Visit Lailashi Synagogue, Jewish jewish cemetery and Open pool in Lailashi, 

Overnight in Ambrolauri 

 

Day 10 - Batumi

The pearl of the Black Sea, the famous boulevard, Dolphinarium, dancing fountains. Romanian  Fortresses and Botanical Gardens

Visit the Synagogue in Batumi, 

Overnight in Batumi

 

Day 11– back to Tbilisi 

Free day in Batumi, enjoy  the sun and  sea, Tasting famous Adjarian Khachapuri 

At the evening travel back to Tbilisi

Overnight in Tbilisi 

 

Day 12– Tbilisi  departure

Transfer to Tbilisi international airport for departure


  *Price includes:

  • Transfers by a comfortable Climate Controlled car,
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels  ( BB)
  • Professional guide service during the tour
  • Excursions in accordance with the program
  • Entrance fees,  wine testingсs,  in accordance with the program
  • welcome diner, and all lunches during the tour ( 10 X)
  • All local taxes
  • 1 bottle of water per day 

 

JEWISH HERITAGE

USD3.3138
EUR3.9424
Tbilisi, Georgia

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