Cultural tour in Imereti

Cultural tour in Imereti

  • Jvari monastery
  • Uplistsikhe carved in the rock ancient town
  • Ubisa monastery
  • Gelati monastery
  • Kutaisi
  • Bagrati cathedral
  • Sataplia or/and Prometeus grottos
  • Vani ancient city

Tour in Imereti includes most important places to visit in Imereti region. After the tour tourists may return to Tbilisi, continue to the west (Svaneti or Adjara) or to Samtskhe-Javakheti or Racha. Imereti region is located in the central part of west Georgia. Main river of Region is Rioni. The main city of the region is Kutaisi, which is the second biggest city in Georgia, after Tbilisi.

Day 1

Travel from Tbilisi to the north-west direction. First destination – Jvari monastery. Continue driving to town Gori – birth place of Stalin. Visit Uplistsikhe – carved in the rock ancient town. After visiting Uplistsikhe, continue driving to the west Georgia. Ubisa monastery – st. George’s monastery of IX century. Tower and walls of XII century. Tourists can enjoy  xiv century frescoes in Gelati monastery – Built in XII century by king of Georgia David IV the Builder, is located 10 km from Kutaisi. Monastery complex includes main church of Virgin itself, st. Nikolas church, Academy building, bell tower and other buildings. It is also called “New Hellas” and “second Athos”. Kutaisi old town – central neighborhoods of Kutaisi, with small narrow streets and white houses, bridges over the river Rioni, is nice place to walk around. Bagrati cathedral in Kutaisi – Cathedral of Dormition was built by king of Georgia Bagrat III in 1003 year. It was reconstructed recently and gained highest award as best reconstructed historical monument. Cathedral is located on the hill, in the center of Kutaisi. Bagrati with Gelati monastery is recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site. Dinner and overnight in Kutaisi.

Day 2

After breakfast visit Sataplia or Prometeus Grottoes with stalagmites. Located near Kutaisi. Sataplia Is surrounded by relict forests and belongs to Sataplia protected area. Nearby are found Dinosaurs footprints. Vani open air museum, ancient city, archaeological site. Return to Tbilisi or continue to other tour.

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Price in USD 190 $ 122 $ 100 $ 95 $ 85 $ 75 $ 70 $ 67 $

*Price might change in future.

*Price includes: transportation, guide service, museum entrance fees, guesthouse in Kutaisi, double rooms, HB meals.

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