Tbilisi to Istanbul Itinerary

Travel to Georgia and Turkey. From Tbilisi, travel to Gori - The birthplace of Stalin, then cross into Turkey to explore Goreme and Istanbul.

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    • KDVA
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,025
      CAD $1,030
      AUD $995
      EUR €800
      GBP £620
      NZD $1,275
      ZAR R7,950
      CHF FR920
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $410
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,435*
      CAD $1,428*
      AUD $1,387*
      EUR €1,086*
      GBP £870*
      NZD $1,767*
      ZAR R10,801*
      CHF FR1,244*
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Day 1 Tbilisi

Welcome to Georgia, one of Europe's most regal, yet largely unexplored destinations. Begin by observing the fine architecture of Tbilisi, and perhaps climb to the top of Narikala Fortress for a view over the surrounding hills.
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Day 2 Kazbegi

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Day 3 Gori

Another day, another glorious set of hillside scenery.With a name meaning 'hill', Gori was the birthplace of Joseph Stalin. History buffs will revel in a chance to visit to the Stalin museum, which houses artefacts that provide an insight into his early life.
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Day 4 Kutaisi

Get a dose of Georgian history in Kutasi - one of the oldest cities in the world. Enjoy a guided walk around the ruins of Bragrati Cathedral before getting an unique insight into Georgian life by spending the night at the home of a local family.
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Day 5 Batumi

Swap the hills for the Black Sea coast and explore the picturesque port town of Batumi. Perhaps settle in at a riverside cafe and sip a Turkish Coffee while watching the ships go by.
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Day 6 Sumela

Cross the border to Turkey and climb into the incredible Sumela Monastry. Nestled high in the cliffs above the evergreen forests and rushing streams of Altindere National Park, this peaceful sanctuary is the perfect place to take some time out and breathe the fresh air of the Turkish countryside.
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Day 7 Bush Camp

Continue to Zara and watch the changing landscapes of rural Turkey pass by.
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Days 8-9 Goreme

Admire the otherworldly cone formations of Goreme, a truly unique location in the heart of Cappadocia. Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the network of honeycombed caves that have formed an underground city, complete with churches and dwellings, or take to the skies on a hot air balloon to see this dramatic landscape from above.
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Day 10 Bush Camp

Head west toward Istanbul, stopping to make camp for the night in the Turkish countryside.
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Days 11-12 Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul, a city that has for centuries been the crossroads of the East and West. Take in the aromatic smells of the thousands of bazaars that line the streets, browse stunning islamic architecture and see why Istanbul is one of the world's most exotic, invigorating cities.
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