Route – Tbilisi – Bagrati Cathedral – Gelati Monastic complex- Motsameta Monastery- Prometheus Cave-Tbilisi
Duration – 10-11 hours. Start time 09:00 – End time 21:00
Transport – Comfortable bus, minibus, car
Today we visit Kutaisi, one of the most beautiful and ancient Georgian cities, the land of Argonauts, situated in West Georgia on the banks of the picturesque Rioni River. According to the archeological data Kutaisi and its outskirts was settled hundred thousands years ago. From the XV-XIII B.C here existed Colchian culture. You’ll see two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bagrati Cathedral and Gelaty Monastic Complex.
It has been built in XI century by the first king of united Georgia Bagrat and has been since the symbol of united Georgia. It is the cross-domed, tri-conch Cathedral, located on the top of Ukimerioni Hill. The cathedral is distinguished for its elegant proportions, grand size, facade composition, ornaments and relief carvings.
Gelati Monastic complex
Continue to Gelati Monastic complex – three churches, an academy, that was the centre of cultural and spiritual life, the major centre of enlightenment in Georgia in 12th century, and the grave of David the Builder, founder of complex and the most eminent king in Georgian history. Gelati represents the flourishing mediaeval architecture.
We also visit Motsameta Monastery (11th century) – Located on a cliff above the gorge, the isolated “Church of the Martyrs” offering breath-taking views of the surroundings. It is named after the two brothers killed by Arabs in the 8th century. To make your dearest wish come true, simply crawl three times under the tomb of the martyrs. Locals say that it never fails.
Lunch in Kutaisi, where you can taste delicious Imeretian food.
We continue towards Tskaltubo. We will visit majestic Prometheus Cave, with stalactites and stalagmites. Named after famous hero Prometheus, who, according legend, was chained here. Here we take a boat ride on the underground river.
Tour package price:
Number of tourists 2 6
Price per person 75EUR 45EUR
The price includes:
Meals – 2 Times (Lunch,Dinner)
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