Black Sea Express

Start from Tbilisi and explore via Batumi on the way to Kutaisi and beyond.

Trip Highlights

Unique K'Adventure Experiences

DAY 1:
Tbilisi - Kazbegi - Pankisi Gorge

For drop-off/pick-up at optional stops, please see our Timetable and Pick-up Locations Guide.

07:30 – Depart from Tbilisi. Early start to avoid traffic.

08:30-09:00 – Scenic stop at Zhinvali Lake and the confluence of the White and Black Aragvi rivers.

10:15 – Take in the sweeping views and Soviet-style mosaics at Gudauri Friendship Monument.

11:30 – Ascend to Gergeti Trinity Church perched on a hill surrounded with spectacular views of Caucasus Mountains and Mount Kazbek.

12:15 – Enjoy family lunch and have fun learning to make your own Khinkali from the expert.

14:15-14:30 – Drop-off/pick-up (optional stopover) at Kazbegi bus station.

Why not take advantage of a stayover to discover more? Here are the Awesome Things to Do in/around Kazbegi.

15:15 – Scenic stop at Jvari Pass Travertines.

16:30 – Visit the 17th century Ananuri Fortress known for its strategic location.

19:15-19:30 – Drop-off in Pankisi Gorge (along the Duisi-Birkiani stretch).

Up for more adventures? Stay longer to explore Pankisi Gorge and venture further into the remote highlands of Tusheti and Khevsureti.

DAY 2:
Pankisi Gorge - Sighnaghi - Tbilisi

For drop-off/pick-up at optional stops, please see our Timetable and Pick-up Locations Guide.

08:00 – Pick-up from Pankisi Gorge.

08:10 – Tour around Kist villages in Pankisi Gorge and learn about their heritage and traditions.

11:30 – Winery tour and wine tasting at a unique cellar against the peaceful and gorgegous backdrop of the Caucasus Mountains.

12:15 – Explore the magnificent Nekresi Monastery nestled in the hillside of the woodland with sweeping views of the Alazani Valley.

13:45 – Enjoy Kakhetian family lunch at a traditional winery house.

16:15 – Walk on the city wall and stroll in the picturesque Sighnaghi.

19:00 – Drop-off in Tbilisi.

DAY 3: Tbilisi

Free time to explore.
Wonder where to go visit? Check out our handy guide on Unique Things to Do in Tbilisi.

DAY 4:
Tbilisi - Vardzia

For drop-off/pick-up at optional stops, please see our Timetable and Pick-up Locations Guide.

07:30 – Depart from Tbilisi. Early start to avoid traffic.

10:30 – Scenic stop at the serene Paravani Lake. Have a chance to shop for a variety of special cheese and desserts made by the nuns at Poka Monastery.

12:15 – Visit the iconic Doukhobors community house and learn about the multi-ethnic/religious history of the village.

14:00 – Enjoy Meskhetian family lunch. 

15:30 – Explore the famous rock-hewn complex of Vardzia.

19:00 – Drop-off at your selected location in Vardzia (or along the Vardzia-Khertvisi Stretch). Enjoy a nice evening in the tranquil Mtkvari River valley.

DAY 5:
Vardzia - Batumi

For drop-off/pick-up at optional stops, please see our Timetable and Pick-up Locations Guide.

08:00 – Depart from Vardzia.

09:15 – Visit a village cheese-maker to see how a Meskhetian cheese is made with unique traditional technique.

12:30 – Scenic stop along the ride through Adigeni and Goderdzi Pass.

14:00 – Enjoy Adjaran family lunch.

15:00 – Explore Khulo and thrilled at an authentic Soviet cable car ride (used by locals for commuting) up across the river gorge to Tago.

17:15 – Refreshing stop at Makhuntseti Bridge and Waterfall.

18:30-19:00 – Drop-off in Batumi.

Not staying in Batumi for long? Take your best picks from our handy guide on Nice Things to Do in/around Batumi.

DAY 6:
Batumi - Kutaisi

For drop-off/pick-up at optional stops, please see our Timetable and Pick-up Locations Guide.

Free time in the morning to stroll around Batumi.

12:00 – Depart from Batumi.

13:15 – Enjoy Gurian family lunch at a tea farm.

14:15 – Tea plantation tour to learn about Georgia’s tea traditions and practices.

17:00 – A short hike up in Gomismta to catch the breathtaking sunset into the sea of clouds.

21:00 – Drop-off in Kutaisi.

Still have time before flying out? Check out our handy guide on Fun Things to Do in/around Kutaisi.

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