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The Way of Argonauts

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Mariam Papunashvili

Promethea Voyages

PROMETHEA Voyages with 18 years of experience offers you trips in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan!

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The Way of Argonauts

Discover country of Golden Fleece, where rivers bring down gold which is mainly collected by hoppers and hairy leathers. Lots of streams bring down invisible sand with gold in Svaneti. People living around put leathers in the stream to precipitate some gold. Ayety’s golden Fleece was one of them. Strabo (I BC) in his stories mentions that Svans, who are famous for their braveness and strength, controlled the area above Dioskuria (Sokhumi)...

DAY 1

Arrive

Arrive in Tbilisi. Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Tbilisi.
DAY 2

Visit the capital of Georgia

City tour of Tbilisi: Metekhi Church, delight with unforgettable panoramic views over the river Mtkvari and the main attractions of Tbilisi old district, Narikala Fortress - the ancient symbol of the city, Sioni built in 6th-7th CC, synagogue, the only remaining mosque in Tbilisi, etc. Visit Abanotubani sulfur baths. Visitors will walk to the pedestrian street Sharden. Visit Georgian National museum including collection of golden Treasure that contains a big number of unique objects from the second half of the III millennium B.C. through XIX c. A. Enjoy with the views over the city from Funicular Cable car. Read more

Overnight in Tbilisi.
DAY 3

Ancient capital & the city of King Aeets

Departure for Mtskheta - an old capital of Iberia kingdom, visit Jvari (Cross) perched on a hill and overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ("Life-giving column") - 11th. Possibility of shopping Georgian traditional handmade souvenirs. Departure to the West part of Georgia, Kutaisi. According to the poem of Apollonius Rhodes, Kutaisi was the city of King Aeetes, father of Medea. Visit Prometheus cave not far from the city Kutaisi. Read more

Overnight in Kutaisi.
DAY 4

Explore UNECO sights & Tagiloni Treasure

Visit renovated Bagrati Cathedral – symbol of the city. Visit Gelati Monastery Complex - recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. On the way of Svaneti visit Dadiani Palaces and History Museum in Zugdidi - see exhibits of Georgian cultural heritage connected to emperor of France Napoleon Bonaparte, Tagiloni treasure materials and memorial relics of Dadiani dynasty. Continue to the mountain region Svaneti. Read more

Overnight in Mestia.
DAY 5

Discover the land of Golden Fleece

Sightseeing of Mestia: Ethnographic museum, famous Svanetian towers, picturesque landscapes and architectural treasures. Svaneti is one of significant areas of the myth of Argonauts, here used to get the gold with lamb leather. Situated on the southern slopes of the central Greater Caucasus, Surrounded by 3,000–5,000 meter peaks. Walk on foot in beautiful nature. Read more

Overnight in Mestia.
DAY 6

Explore the route of Argonauts

On the way of Batumi visit Poti – main port of Georgia, was known as Phasisi, place where Jason and the Argonauts entered in Georgia, sailing up the Rioni River for Golden Fleece. Continue to Batumi - city at the edge of Black Sea.

Overnight in Batumi.
DAY 7

Visit Batumi at the edge of Black Sea

City tour of Batumi - seaside city on the Black Sea coast, with attractive European and Asian architecture, churches, cobbled streets, active night and day life, especially during the summer months. Visit Gonio Fortress that is home to the grave of the Apostle Matthew. Visit Batumi botanical garden. ity tour of Batumi - seaside city on the Black Sea coast, with attractive European and Asian architecture, churches, cobbled streets, active night and day life, especially during the summer months. Visit Gonio Fortress that is home to the grave of the Apostle Matthew. Visit Batumi botanical garden. Read more

Overnight in Batumi.
DAY 8

Visit ancient town Archaeopolis

On the way of Tbilisi visit Nokalakevi –archeological site - also known as Archaeopolis (ancient town).

Overnight in Tbilisi.
DAY 9

Departure

Transfer to airport, departure.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Tbilisi
Hotel Beaumonde 2*
Day 3
Location Kutaisi
Day 4
Location Mestia
Day 6
Location Batumi
Hotel Chao 3*
Day 7
Location Tbilisi
Hotel Beaumonde 2*
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Tbilisi
Hotel Sharden 3*
Day 3
Location Kutaisi
Hotel Empire 3*
Day 4
Location Mestia
Day 6
Location Batumi
Hotel Chao 3*
Day 7
Location Tbilisi
Hotel Sharden 3*
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Tbilisi
Day 3
Location Kutaisi
Day 4
Location Mestia
Day 6
Location Batumi
Day 7
Location Tbilisi

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation: 3 nights in Tbilisi, 1 night in Kutaisi, 2 nights in Mestia, 2 nights in Batumi
  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transportation during the tour
  • Guide service
  • Breakfast in hotels, 3 dinners in Kutaisi and in Mestia
  • All entrance fees
  • Agency 24/7 service

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Alcohol drinks

More information

  • Price is given per person in DBL or Twin room.
  • If someone would like to stay single in the room, Single room supplement is:
  • Economy package: 135 USD
  • Comfort package: 208 USD
  • Luxury package: 389 USD
  • It is possible to customize the trip, add or remove services according to your requirements and budget.
  • Please feel free to contact us in case have any questions or need program modification.

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Emil, Denmark, Denmark

you definitely know how to please your clients! your country met my expectations and even exceeded them! thank you so much for this wonderful experience, I will recommend this tour to everyone around me and I'm hoping to come back sometime soon:)

Afonso, Portugal, Portugal

Muito Obrigado, Georgia! For this hospitality, for this fantastic food and music, for all these beautiful places I've seen. A piece of my heart will always remain here... Forever... Thanks for your agency for arranging this wonderful trip for me. I'd definitely wish to repeat...: )

Lilla, Hungary, Hungary

I'm so glad I decided to visit this wonderful place. I can't even describe how impressed and satisfied I am. All this culture, all this beauty, all this ancient history, super tasty food and folk music combined with amazing local guide and nice hotels. Unforgettable memories. thank you!

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Mariam Papunashvili

Tour manager

Lili Sakhltkhutsishvili

Tour manager and guide

Kakha Kuchashvili

Transport manager

Nato Khuskivadze

Tour manager

Tamar Berelashvili

Tour manager

Goga Kakhetelidze

General accountant

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