Full day tour
If, in addition to natural attractions, you would like to know the history of Georgia and see the place of strength of the Georgian people – this tour is for you. This trip to the history of Georgia – the region of Imeretia – the place where the Georgian state began. Here, the first Georgian kings ruled and were buried, hence the unification of Georgia, here for a long time was also its spiritual and educational center. We will see unique monasteries included in the UNESCO World Heritage List: the Bagrat temple – one of the oldest Georgian churches in Kutaisi, the Gelati Monastery – the spiritual center of all Georgia with the Gelati Academy – the center of advanced science of the Middle Ages and Motsameta – the most beautiful monastery in Georgia! And also: Kumistavi Cave where, according to legend, it was chained to the Prometheus rock and the Sataplia reserve – a unique colchic forest where traces of the dinosaur were found – with an observation deck on the mountain in the depths of the forest – from where you can see a stunning view of the entire Imeretia!.
• Bagrati Cathedral
• Gelaty Monastic Complex
• Motsameta Monastery
• Prometheus cave
• Sataplia reserve
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. You’ll see two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bagrati Cathedral and Gelaty Monastic Complex.
First, we will visit Bagrati Cathedral. 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.
Continue to Gelati Monastery 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
The reserve Sataplia is a unique colchic forest where traces of the dinosaur were found. With an observation deck, from where you can see the whole of Imereti
Children under 6 years – FREE
For children from 6 to 12 years – 50% discount
English speaking guide;
Water in the bus;
Start the tour at 09-00, 20-00 return to Tbilisi
Ticket to Prometheus cave 23 lari
Ticket to the reserve of Sataplia 17.25 GEL
Lunch (average bill of 25 lari)