Group tour to David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountains

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From USD 64.95

Go on a one-day tour to the David Gareja Monastery complex. This short but eventful journey will allow you to explore one of the most ancient and important religious sites in Georgia.

Davit-Gareja cave city, an extraordinary site with fantastic semi-desert landscapes, is located 100km southeast from Tbilisi, and it was founded in the 6th Century by David (St. David Garejeli). The complex of temples stretches for several kilometres in the southeast of the country and along the border with Azerbaijan.

The David Gareja Monastery is unique due to the fact that many of its buildings are cut into a huge tilted rock and some of its temples still preserve millenary frescos. Be ready to walk and climb on uneven ground. The walking route lasts approximately 4 km (2.5 miles). On the way back, you will stop at a nice cosy house for lunch (not included) and for a wine tasting.

Duration

Difficulty

Type

Language

English
10 hours

Moderate

Small group
(up to 6 people)
Russian


Know before booking:

  • On foot, you will cover about 4 km (2.5 miles). Be sure that you are ready for this and that you have the right shoes (not open)
  • The ambient temperature may be over 30ºC (86F) from May till October
  • Altitude same as in Tbilisi 350 m (1150 ft)  
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level


Includes:

  • 1 bottled water
  • Guide's services
  • Transportation service
  • Entrance fees
  • Complimentary Wine tasting

Exclusions:

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meeting point:

Parking on the Europe Square

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  • Rustavi
  • Udabno village
  • David Gareja Monastery
  • Natlismtsemeli Monastery (St John monastery)
  • Mravaltskaro Reservoir
  • Colorful mountains
  • Be amazed by this beautiful historic site
  • Walk around the monastery complex
  • Discover a completely different side of Georgia

Route

  1. Meeting Point: Europe Square
  2. Rustavi coffee stop
  3. Rainbow mountais
  4. Natlismtsemeli Monastery
  5. David Gareji monastery
  6. Udabno village
  7. Wine cellar
  8. Back to Tbilisi