4 days/ 3 nights Batumi Tour
Batumi is the second largest city of Georgia, located on the coast of the Black Sea in the country’s southwest. Situated in a subtropical zone near the foot of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains, Batumi is a popular tourist destination known for its varying weather–it is a bustling seaside resort during warm seasons, but can get entirely covered in snow during winter. Much of Batumi’s economy revolves around tourism. But the city is also an important sea port and includes industries like shipbuilding, food processing and light manufacturing. Since 2010, Batumi has been transformed by the construction of modern high-rise buildings, as well as the restoration of classical 19thcentury edifices lining its historic Old Town.
First day: Tbilisi-Batumi
Tour starts at 9:00 am. The driver and guide meet with the tourist in the hotel (airport). Distance between Tbilisi and Batumi is 380 km and takes around 5-6 hours drive. On the way to Batumi we visit following places:
- Borjomi Park (162 km-2 hours drive)
- Prometheus Cave (153 km- 2-3 hours drive)
- Batumi (157 km-3 hours drive)
In the evening around 7-8 pm check-in the hotel and rest.
Second day: Batumi city tour
Tour starts 9-10 am (tourists can arrange with driver and guide). We visit the following places:
- Botanical Garden
- Batumi Boulevard
- Europe square
- Monument Ali and Nino
- Argo Cable Car
- Piazza square
- Alphabetic tower
- 6 May park
- Astronomical clock
In the afternoon we will have rest for couple of hours and in the evening we will continue the tour. Overnight in Batumi.
Third day: Makhuntseti Waterfall, Bridge of Queen Tamar, Gonio Fortress, Sarpi border
In the evening we come back to Batumi and overnight.
Fourth day: Batumi-Tbilisi
In the morning we will have check out from the hotel and come back to Tbilisi. On the way we will visit Kutaisi city and see the following places:
- Sataplia Cave
- Gelati Monastery
- Bagrati Cathedral
Transfer to the airport.
Tour program includes:
- All transfers on private basis during the tour starting from airport
- Accommodation of hotel 3* in double/twin room
- Professional tour guide service (speaks English and Russian)
- 1 bottle water per person
- All applicable taxes
- surprise gift from our company
Tour program excludes:
- Flight tickets
- Single room supplement
- Meals except described
- Travel insurance
Note: Children under age of 6 are free of charge, from 6-15 years 30% of the price.
Small information about the places we visit:
- Borjomi Park– Stretched along the Borjomula river, citypark contains the source of the Borjomi mineral water. First part of park contains park amusements and cafes. Distant part of the park is great for a walk, about 2km to a natural pool that’s popular with locals for a picnic. Near the entrance there is an option to use cable car to get up to plateau, where there’s a ferris wheel.
- Prometheus Cave- Discovered in Imereti region in 1984, Prometheus Cave is one of Georgia’s natural wonders providing visitors with breathtaking examples of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes. Walking route for tourists is 1060m. The cave itself is very breathtaking with its specious architectural halls, which are 16 of them and each one is distinct by scales andunsurpassed shape.
- Batumi Botanical Gardenis a 108 hectare area of land 9 km north of the city of Batumi, capital of Autonomous Republic of Adjara, Georgia. Located at the place called Mtsvane Kontskhi (“The Green Cape”) on the Black Sea shore, it is one of the largest botanical gardens in the former Soviet Union.
- Dolphinarium-The first Dolphinarium was open in Batumi in 1975 and was re-opened in 2011. The Batumi Dolphinarium provides a show for up to 700 spectators and offers visitors the opportunity at trying their hand as dolphin trainers. The show is performed in Georgian, English and Russian. There are three shows per day at 14:00, 17:00 and 21:00 (during the summer season). There are special facilities for disabled people.
- Batumi Boulevard- Probably the oldest attraction in Batumi, construction of the boulevard began in 1881. Nowadays, Batumi Boulevard has reached a length of around 7 kilometers and is approximately divided into ‘new’ and ‘old’ boulevards. The original and beautiful park is still here, with the addition of modern sculptures, benches and fountains. During the height of the summer season the seashore is busy with cafés, restaurants, beach bars and clubs. In the off-season it’s simply a beautiful sea-side boulevard.
- Europe Square-Located in the center of the city and surrounded by unique and exquisite buildings, Europe Square is one of the most beautiful sites in the center of Batumi. After joining the Assembly of European Regions, the square was named Europe Square, highlighting Georgia’s aspirations towards Europe.
- Monument of Ali and Nino- Ali and Ninois a novel about a romance between a Muslm Azerbajani boy and Christian Georgian girl in Baku in the years 1918-1920. It explores the dilemmas created by “European” rule over an “Oriental” society and presents a tableau portrait of Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku. Georgia’s famous monument of Ali and Nino was named among the most romantic monuments in the world.
- Argo Cable Car- Entertaining center Argo is located on Anuria Mountain, 250 meters high from the sea level. The complex offers spectacular views of Batumi, the Black Sea and the surrounding mountains. The center comprises restaurants, cafes, retail shops, open air halls, podium and roof terraces as well.
- Piazza Square- It is one of the most beautiful places in Batumi, yet as its name suggests, it is distinctly Italian and so a little incongruous for Georgia. The Square covers about 5700 square meters and is surrounded by the Piazza complex, which includes a hotel, a couple of restaurants, a café and a pub. In just a few short years, the square has become a popular international entertainment venue.
- Alphabetic Tower- Alphabetic Toweris a 130-meter-high structure in Batumi, Georgia. The tower symbolizes the uniqueness of Georgian alphabet and people. The structure combines the design of DNA, in its familiar double helix pattern. Two helix bands rise up the tower holding 33 letters of the Georgian alphabet, each 4 meters tall and made of aluminum.
- 6 may park- In 1881, the construction of the first public garden began in Batumi under the supervision of the Prussian gardener and architect Ressler. The park has several educational and recreational offerings: a dolphinarium, an aquarium and a zoological corner, as well as numerous children’s attractions. The park also has a unique sundial. Visitors can enjoy the park’s decorative stone fountain and boat tour offering. The beautiful Nurigeli Lake is located in the middle of the park.
- Astronomical clock- Reminiscent of the historic examples in Prague and Venice, Batumi has recently acquired its own astronomic clock, installed on the tower of the former building of the National Bank of Georgia. A melodically chime indicates the full hour, a single ring the half-hour. Apart from the time of day, the clock also shows astronomical information – the placement of the sun and the moon, the moon phase, the meridian and the horizon.
- Makhuntseti Waterfall-This waterfall is located east of Batumi just 30 minutes away by car, at 335 meters above the sea level. There are many beautiful places in the middle of way if you go out from Batumi to see there. A big river, nice beautiful view of mountains and jungle and a very old and historical bridge of Queen Tamar just near to waterfall. Near the waterfall several picnic sites are available for visitors.
- Bridge of Queen Tamar-It is a XII century arched stone. The name has been given to honor of Queen Tamar. Built of volcanic stone and lime, the bridge is distinguished by its rich and perfect proportions.
- Gonio Fortress– Gonio fortress is a Roman fortification in Adjara, Georgia, on the Black Sea, 15 km south of Batumi, at the mouth of the Chorokhi The village sits 4 km north of the Turkish border. The earliest information about the fortress comes from the Roman historian Pliny the Second. In the year 134, Greek historian Flavius Arian, who was also a military person of high rank, traveled to inspect forces in Colchis. According to Arian, that time five Roman cohorts occupied Gonio fortress.
- Sarpiis a border village on the coast of the Black Sea, on the border between Turkey and Georgia. It is inhabited by the Laz subgroup of Georgians.
- Sataplia Cave-Established in 1935 to protect the Sataplia Cave and dinosaur footprints found in the area, this visitor attraction recently benefited from a very attractive refurbishment of its Sataplia Cave visitor center. Sataplia Cave is named after Sataplia Mountain, which gained its name from the local tradition of collecting honey from the bees that inhabit the mountain’s southern slope. Sataplia means ‘place of honey’. A Conservation Center and Museum have been constructed, together with glass walkways, viewing points, a cafeteria and other visitor amenities.
- Gelati Monastery-A medieval monastic complex near Kutaisi, in the Imereti region of western Georgia. A masterpiece of the Georgian Golden Age, Gelati was founded in 1106 by King David IV of Georgia and is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Gelati Monastery is unique for its mosaics and wall paintings. Gelati was a center of science and education. Acamedy established inside walls of Gelati Complex, was one of the most important centers of culture in ancient Georgia. Gelati Monastery precinct is enclosed by a stone wall, now entered from the east but originally through the south porch, which houses the tomb of its founder, David the Builder.
- Bagrati Cathedral– TheCathedral of the Dormition, or the Kutaisi Cathedral, more commonly known as Bagrati Cathedral , is an 11th-century cathedral in the city of Kutaisi, the Imereti region of Georgia. A masterpiece of the medieval Georgian architecture, the cathedral suffered heavy damage throughout centuries and was reconstructed to its present state through a gradual process starting in the 1950s, with major conservation works concluding in 2012. A distinct landmark in the scenery of central Kutaisi, the cathedral rests on the Ukimerioni Hill.