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10 Day | Jewish Tour of Georgia

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8 nights' accommodation at select hotels

7 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus with licensed, English speaking local tour guide

Da'at tour educator accompanying the group from arrival to departure

All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary

Meals: daily breakfast, 2 picnic lunches and 3 dinners

Portage at the hotels

Day One: Wednesday
DEPARTURE

  • Depart the U.S.A. - your journey begins!

Overnight: Flight


Day Two: Thursday
ARRIVAL IN TBILISI

  • Arrive at the Tbilisi International Airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel on your own. (Transfers can be arranged at additional cost.)
  • Check into the hotel. (Official hotel check-in is from 3:00 p.m., if your room isn't ready upon arrival you can leave your luggage with the concierge.)
  • Welcome dinner and orientation dialogue with your tour educator.

Overnight: Tbilisi


Day Three: Friday
TBILISI - WALKING THROUGH HISTORY

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby and depart for a site-seeing tour of the city to include the major landmarks from throughout the city's rich history, including:
    • The Metechi Church (12th-13th century) - Cross Cupola Church, which was part of the Royal residential complex.
    • A visit to the District of Sulfur bathhouses.
    • A view of the Sioni Cathedral, Tibilisi's main church, dated from the 7 th-19th centuries.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • Explore the sites from Tbilisi's Jewish heritage, including:
    • A walking tour through the Jewish Quarter and a view of the old Jewish cemetery.
    • View two of the synagogues, still in use today.
    • A visit to the David Baazov Georgian Jew Relations History Museum; the museum is a treasure-house representing centuries of Jewish life in Georgia, boasting many exhibits and rarities, in addition to a unique scientific center studying Georgian-Jewish relations.
    • Visit the National Museum of Georgia where you can view the permanent exhibition - ‘The Archaeological Treasury' (time permitting).
  • Optional Kabbalat Shabbat services at a local synagogue.
  • Shabbat dinner at a restaurant.

Overnight: Tbilisi


Day Four: Saturday
TRAVEL TO KAZBEGI - EXPLORING HERITAGE

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel, meet your tour guide in the lobby and depart the hotel.
  • Drive to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia, located north of Tbilisi and at the confluence of the Aragvi River.
  • Explore some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the area, including:
    • Jvari, the 6th century cross-shaped monastery built on the top of a cliff overlooking the junction of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rvers. It is here that St. Nino, a female evangelist, erected a large wooden cross on the site of a pagan temple.
    • Explore Svetitskhoveli, the sacred fortified cathedral where the Robe of Christ is buried, dating back to the 11th century.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Drive along the Georgian Military Highway and visit Ananuri Architectural complex, former residence of Dukes of the Aragvi region, featuring churches and towers, and overlooking the Jinvali reservoir.
  • Arrive in Kazbegi and check into the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Kazbegi


Day Five: Sunday
KAZBEGI | 5 hours of hiking tours

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby and depart to explore Kazbegi, a small town offering glamorous views of Mt. Kazbek, the seventh highest peak in the Caucasus Mountains. Mt. Kazbek is associated with the myth of Prometheus, where according to the legend, he was chained on the mountain in punishment for having stolen fire from the gods and having given it to mortals.
  • Optional: 3-hour hike to the 14th century Gergeti Holy Trinity Church, located at an elevation of 2,170 meters under Mt. Kazbegi.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Travel towards the Russian border, enjoying the views of the dramatic Dariali Gorge.
  • Optional: 2-hour hike to Gveleti waterfall.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on your own.

Overnight: Kazbegi


Day Six: Monday
EXCURSION TO JUTA | 5-6 hour hiking tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby.
  • Drive along the Sno Valley to Juta. Explore this remote village, the highest in the region (2,200 meters above sea level), allowing for a wonderful view of Mt. Chaukhebi.
  • Picnic lunch in a picturesque location.
  • Optional: Hiking tour in the area (5-6 hours).
  • Return to Kazbegi.
  • Dinner on your own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Rooms Hotel, Kazbegi


Day Seven: Tuesday
THE TRUSO GORGE | 4-hour hiking tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel, meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby and depart.
  • Explore the Truso Gorge as you hike along the Tergi River. The Truso Gorge is rich in hydro-carbonate mineral waters, traces of which are visible along the gorge. En route explore abandoned villages in the valley.
  • Picnic lunch in a picturesque location.
  • Drive back to Tbilisi and check into your hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Tbilisi


Day Eight: Wednesday
EXPERIENCE KAKHETI - BIRTHPLACE OF WINE-MAKING

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby and depart to explore Kakheti, the most fertile part of Georgia, which borders the Great Caucasus range from the north Alazani Valley - summits of which are over 3,000 meters high. This region is known as a birthplace of viticulture and wine-making. Some highlights of the visit will be:
  • A visit to the Bodbe Nunnery (9th century) , burial site of St. Nino, the 4th century female Georgian evangelist.
  • A tour of Sighnaghi, the fortified town famous for its wine and carpet-making culture, where you can enjoy breathtaking views. Discover the unusual charm of Sighnaghi Royal Town by walking along the narrow streets of the town in the shadow of wooden balconies, richly decorated with the lace of carved ornaments.
  • A visit to the Tsinandali Family Estate and wine cellar, which once belonged to the 19th century aristocratic poet Alexander Chavchavadze. The residence consists of a summer home, garden and winery, featuring several vintages of white wine.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Tbilisi


Day Nine: Thursday
GORI & UPLISTSIKHE

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby and drive to the center of Shida Kartli Region, Gori, famous as the birthplace of the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Visit Stalin's Museum and the house where he was born, as well as his personal railway carriage.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Visit Uplistsikhe (“Fortress of God”), this rock-hewn town located on the left bank of Mtkvari River. It is notable for its unique combination of various styles of rock-cutting cultures and the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. One can even see ancient wine presses carved in stone.
  • Return to Tbilisi.
  • Farewell dinner and group wrap-up conversation.

Overnight: Tbilisi


Day Ten: Friday
RETURN HOME

  • Breakfast at the hotel and checkout.
  • Transfer on own to Tbilisi Airport. (Transfers can be arranged at additional cost.)
  • Departure flight to the U.S.A., arriving the same day.


Da'at Educational Expeditions itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

To book this package, please contact one of our reservation agents at 888-811-2812.

Flight Details


Accommodation Details



Marriott Hotel Image

Marriott Hotel
T'bilisi

The Tbilisi Marriott Hotel offers a contemporary destination from which to explore the fascinating cultural history of Georgia's capital city. Featuring a distinctive location in a 100-year-old building, our historic hotel places you in Tbilisi's vibrant city center.

Rooms Hotel Kazbegi Image

Rooms Hotel Kazbegi
Kazbegi

The pursuit of pleasant sights and sensations are all wondrously satisfied the moment you step into the spacious Hotel lobby, where you become a witness of the unreal scenery that unfolds right in front.


  • Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 20 full paying participants per vehicle. Should the number of participants drop below the minimum listed above, we will adjust the cost of the trip to reflect the additional expense of operating the program.
  • Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services of local guides, drivers, and the Expedition Educator are included.
  • Hotel Accommodations: The tour price includes all hotel accommodations, in hotel rooms with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of the accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort. Two-bed rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are two-bed rooms with a rollaway cot where available and are not recommended when considering the comfort of those in the room. King-size beds are not available in most hotels; what is considered king-size usually consists of two single beds pushed together and made up separately, but with one headboard. Some two-bed rooms may have two twin - not full- or queen-size - beds.
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
  • Expedition Educator: All trips are conducted by our Expedition Educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.
  • Gratuities Included: All gratuities for restaurant and hotel staff.
  • Luggage Responsibility: All tour packages allow one piece of luggage per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to charge of up to $100 per piece. The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to your insurance company.
  • Escorted tour packages are based upon a minimum number of participants. Cancellation of any tour for lack of participation will be advised at least 30 days prior to the tour's departure, and all money will be refunded. Da'at Educational Expeditions will not be held responsible for any costs relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or visa fees. Voluntary cancellations due to political instability, acts of terrorism, government intervention or US State Department warning will be subject to the above fees, provided the program is deemed (by Da'at Educational Expeditions) able to continue. Should Da'at Educational Expeditions elect to cancel a departure for any of these reasons, every effort will be made to obtain refunds from suppliers, however no guarantees can be provided on their behalf.  

Not Included

  • Airfare to the tour departure point and from the tour ending point is not included. 
  • Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as: laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls and postage are not included.
  • Tips to the tour educator and driver (recommended guidelines vary based on number of participants)
    • For a group of 20 passengers and more:
      $8 per participant per day for the tour educator, $5 per participant per day for the local guide & $3 per participant per day for the driver
       

Additional Information

  • Airline Security Measures: In the U.S., you must provide identification in the form of a passport at the time of airport check-in for travel to international destinations. Your passport name must match the name on your tour reservation and airline ticket or you may be denied boarding.
  • If you are traveling from an airport outside the jurisdiction of the U.S, you will need to determine what travel documentation and identification is required for that particular airport.
  • Due to heightened security regulations, certain items such as a metal nail file, pocketknife, cigarette lighter or tweezers, and some liquid, gel, or aerosol items may not be permitted in your carry-on luggage. Please call your airline prior to departure to obtain current information on non-permissible carry-on items and recommended airport check-in times. You may also wish to visit the Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov to obtain more information on acceptable identity documentation and prohibited luggage items.
  • Holidays and Museum Closures - Museum visits and personal shopping time may be disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances or the many religious, state and local holidays locally observed in the destinations being visited.
  • Photography During Tours: We will occasionally use photographs taken by fellow guests or your trip director for promotional purposes. If you prefer that your photo not be used in any marketing activities, please notify us at the start of your tour.