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Full day tour to Kazbegi

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Stop At: Aragvi River, Gudauri Georgia

10:10 Break For Refresh (10 Minutes)

(Opportunity to refresh after 2 hours drive. (Coffee, tea, cigarette, restroom or just fresh air.)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Aragvi River, Gudauri Georgia

12:00 am Arrive Confluence Of Two Rivers Black And White Aragvi. (The Aragvi River and its basin are in Georgia on the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains. The White Aragvi flows from Gudauri down to the town of Pasanauri, where it is joined by the Black Aragvi the main river of Gudamakari to the north-east. Together, these two rivers continue as, simply, "the Aragvi"; from Pasanauri, the Aragvi flows south-east to the Jinvali Reservoir, where it is joined by the Pshav Aragvi before flowing south to merge with the Mtkvari River by Mtskheta, Eastern Georgia's ancient capital just north of Tbilisi.)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Stepantsminda, Georgia

12:00 Stepantsiminda (Kazbegi) is known for its scenic location in the Greater Caucasus mountains, and is a center for trekkers and mountain climbing. Local attractions include
Mount Kazbegi itself and the alpine meadows and forests of the surrounding Kazbegi Nature Reserve and Gergeti Trinity Church Outside of town.
Therefore in Kazbegi village, we rent special car (4$ per person) to take us to the top of the mountain to visit Gergeti Trinity Church.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gergeti Trinity Church, Stepantsminda Georgia

12:30 Arrive Gergeti Trinity Church( Gergeti Trinity Church is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri and under Mount Kazbegi at an elevation of 2170 meters. The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century and is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. in times of danger, precious relics from Mtskheta, including Saint Nino's Cross were brought here for safekeeping. During the Soviet era, all religious services were prohibited, but the church remained a popular tourist destination. The church is now an active establishment of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church. From the church, you will get an epic panoramic view of the whole valley. The church due to its isolation in the steep mountainous area full of nature, The church remains the most iconic tourist attraction in Georgia. We will be impressed with the view of Mount Kazbegi, which is 5047 m height.)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gudauri viewing point, Georgia

14:00 Lunch

Unique possibility to have lunch in a beautiful nature. Try super delicious, homemade, traditional dishes, and most important Khinkali, because you are in the homeland of these dumplings.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Russian Georgian Friendship Monument, Georgian Military Highway, Gudauri 383085 Georgia

15:00 Gudauri. Activities or visit to Friendship Monument Georgia-Russia (optional)

The Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument is a monument built in 1983 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk and the ongoing friendship between Soviet Georgia and Soviet Russia. Located on the Georgian Military Highway between the ski resort town of Gudauri and the Jvari pass, the monument is a large round stone and concrete structure overlooking the Devil's Valley in the Caucasus mountains.

Gudauri ski resort, that is located on the south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda District, at an elevation of 2,200 meters, above sea level with skiing area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun. Gudauri is located in the heart of the Caucasus Mountains. The resort takes on a whole new life as a fabulous sightseeing destination with fresh air, superior areas for horse-riding, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding, etc.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, Georgian Military Highway, Ananuri Georgia

17:10 Ananuri

Ananuri fortress dates to XVI-XVIII centuries and it is situated on the foreland by the river Aragvi. Ananuri was a castle and seat of the Eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty which ruled the area from the 13th century. The castle was the scene of numerous battles. This is a perfect place for landscape
photography, there are amazingly beautiful views of the fortress and Jinvali reservoir together. The fortress remained in use until the beginning of the 19th century. In 2007, the complex has been on the tentative list for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage Site program.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Jinvali Water Reservoir, 40 km to the North from Tbilisi, Tbilisi Georgia

18:00 Jinvali water reservoir

Jinvali Reservoir is located Along the Georgian military highway. Wonderful place to take amazing pictures, blue-colored water between three cordilleras.

Duration: 15 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel located in Tbilisi. Pick up Time : 08:30 am
We pick up guests from HOTELS ONLY.
We will send the exact pick up time on the day before the tour(before 9 pm)
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transportation service
  • Guide service (English , Russian)
  • Pick up from hotel located in Tbilisi
  • Food and drink
  • 4WD car from Kazbegi to Gergeti (10 Gel per person)
  • Entry/Admission - Gergeti Trinity Church
  • Entry/Admission - Gudauri viewing point
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour was really amazing, we started at 9 am.Abanoub picked us up exactly on time,first we stopped at a coffe shop to have a 10 minutes rest.then we stopped again at the confleuence of two rivers which was also a nice place to visit....More

Thank Adelmatar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The travelling distance was quite long, around 2 hours away from the centre of Tbilisi. But the sceneries was worth it. Supportive team from booking to tour guide and driver. Highly reccommend for the nature lovers and the ones who want to know more about...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I want to share my gratefulness to David and his skills. Besides being a nice guide, he is a nice boy. His playlist was AMAZING. Would definitely return

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Danu N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Abanoub was an excellent tour guide. Any questions you have he can answer. And he made sure everyone was enjoying and participating. Had a wonderful day. Totally worth it. Kazbegi was the highlight of my trip I can say. Recommended whether you’re a solo traveler,...More

Thank Megan_VI
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I traveled to the beautiful city of Tblisi for five days . Our stay in Georgia was full filled when we did a day trip to Kazbegi. We chose Budget Friendly Tours after reading positive reviews from Trip advisor. Their team was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Iceland4Me | Reviewed this property |
The shuttle ride to Trinity church is an extra 10 GEL. It's a different driver/vehicle than the one on the tour. We didn't go to Darial Gorge.
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