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Private pilgrim tour in Kutaisi from Tbilisi

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Stop At: Bagrati Cathedral, Bagrati Street, Kutaisi 4600 Georgia

This majestic cathedral is towering over Kutaisi and visible from any point of the city. Bagrat Temple, the greatest culture and architecture monument of Georgia, was constructed in the 10 th – 11 th centuries in the days of Bagrat III, a Georgian ruler (975-1014), the progenitor of the Bagrationi princes. Only the temple ruins have been saved on Ukemerioni hill near Kutaisi. The temple consecrated in the honor of the Assumption of the Virgin, was in fact a palace-temple complex, the cultural and religious centre of its time in which all considerable events were marked, all intellectual life of the state was concentrated. The cathedral had not only spiritual mission but also was a symbol of the united Georgian people. And there is an explanation to that: in the 11 th century David the Builder, the king who united Georgia , was crowned there.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Motsameta Monastery, Tbilisi, Kutaisi 0172 Georgia

It is a small and very beautiful monastery with round turrets crowned with peaked tent-shaped domes. The monastery is standing above the rough Rioni river and is buried in coastal vegetation. According to the legend the monastery was constructed on the place where Muslim aggressors executed David and Konstantin Mkheidze, Georgian princes, who refused to accept Islam. In a small monastery hall on an eminence there is a big rectangular ark with the hallows of the pious princes canonized by Georgian Church . Motsameta attracts crowds of tourists with an ancient superstition: if one crawls three times under the ark and makes a wish while touching the hallows, the princes David and Konstantin will grant it. The Tsar Bagrat III reconstructed the church in the 10 th century. The building was reconstructed again in the 19 th century.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Road to Gelati Monastery, Kutaisi 4600 Georgia

This perfectly restored outstanding monument of Georgian architecture was the center of spiritual and scientific life of the Middle Ages, the tomb of Georgian rulers, the cult place for pilgrims. It is located 11 km from the city of Kutaisi and is under UNESCO protection as an object of cultural and historical legacy. In fact Gelati is a rich historical architectural complex comprising the ancient monastery, the bell tower, the church and the academy set up in 1106 by the great ruler of Georgia David the Builder. Thus, Gelati was not only the spiritual center of the country but also the largest center of culture, history and science. David the Builder, who wanted to create a large educational center in his country, gathered the best Georgian scientists in the academy. In Gelati there was a big and rich library, the teachers and scientists in the academy were the most educated people of the time.

Duration: 1 hour
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Departure Point
Rustaveli, Kostava Str., T'bilisi, Georgia
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Certified guide service
  • Transportation service with Minivan or Minibus
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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