Cleaning and safety practices
Ananuri fortress is on the UNESCO Tentative list
Hydroelectric dam on the Aragvi River in Zhinvali
Oldest Gergeti Church is located under the Mount Kazbek
Gergeti Tsminda Sameba was built in the 14th century
The slopes of Gudauri are completely above the three line
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Live commentary on board
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Food and drinks, unless specified
Ascending fee on Trinity Church for 4X4 jeep (15 GEL per person) Optional for tourists wish
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Know Before You Book
Not wheelchair accessible
Please note that guided tours are run in both languages English and Russian.
Please note that from 20 November 2018 ascent to the Gergeti Trinity Church will not be carried out! Tour changes are seasonal!
What you can expect
Kazbegi and its surroundings are one of the must-see places in Georgia.
On our tour to Ananuri-Gudauri ski resort you will have an exciting drive, heading north along the Georgian Military Highway into the high Caucasus Mountains. This is the main road running for 220 km from Tbilisi to Vladikavkaz in Russia, a spectacular highway that winds its way through sheer mountains. This route actually dates back to 1st century BC and is still important as the only link connecting to Russia through Caucasus Mountains.
Kazbegi attracts many tourists with its beautiful, diverse nature and important cultural monuments. During this day trip gives you the opportunity to visit historic destinations, to enjoy some spectacular panoramic landscapes of the region .
Jinvali Water Dam and Ananuri Fortress
The first sight to visit on the road is Jinvali water reservoir, which is a hydroelectric dam on the Aragvi River in Zhinvali. You stop along the way to snap photos of the wonderful scenery of blue coloured water and panoramic views.
Then you explore Ananuri complex, which is close to Jinvali water. The Fortress was built by the Dukes of Aragvi and its earliest parts date from the 13th century. The fortress is on the UNESCO Tentative list.
Gudauri ski resort, located on the south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia, 2 200 m above from the sea level. In winter, Gudauri resort offers high-quality skiing opportunities and is certainly one of the best places for extreme sports lovers.
Our next stop is the Monument or Treaty of Georgievsk - built in 1983 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk and ongoing friendship between Georgia and Soviet Russia.
Gergeti Thirnity church stands at an elevation of 2170 metres, under Mount Kazbegi (5047m), overlooking the breath-taking scenery of Stepantsminda and is a world heritage site of UNESCO. Gergeti was built in 14th century and is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri. From the monastery you can enjoy the view of impressive Mount Kazbek, it is distinguished for its wonderful nature.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
- Masks provided
- Hand sanitiser provided