General

Georgia is the ideal holiday destination. It offers a wide variety of things to do and see having countless tourist attractions and beautiful scenery. It is not surprising that it attracts millions of tourists each year. If you are looking to visit Georgia, it would be well worth embarking on a religious pilgrimage tour. We offer both individual tours but also group pilgrim tours if this is something you were looking to arrange.

People participate in religious tours for a number of different reasons. It may be that you are looking to reignite your faith, deepen your understanding of a particular faith; some people feel it helps them to rinse them of their sins, or it may just be that you want to try something new and exciting that gives you the opportunity to see various tourist sites and engage with other cultures.

If you are a Parish leader please feel free to contact us today to discuss a potential pilgrim tour in more detail.

7 Days / 6 nights
Kutaisi – Vardzia – Akhaltsikhe – Katskhi – Kutaisi

Day 1 
Arrival and Meeting in Kutaisi airport.
Transfer to the hotel. Check in.
Overnight in Kutaisi.Pilgrim tour from Kutaisi

Day 2
Breakfast in the hotel. Sightseeing tour in Kutaisi.

  • First Stop in Holy Virgin Gelati Monastery built by David IV the Builder in 1106 and become his burial vault. Monastery is a world cultural heritage since 1994.
  • Furthermore comes Motsameta monastery (Monastery of St. David and Konstantin) – one of the famous sight not only Kutaisi but the whole Georgia. Monastery was constructed on mountain, where Georgian dukes David and Konstantin Mkheidze who refused to accept the Islam were executed by Muslim invaders. Magnificent temple and monastery “Motsameta” was founded here in XI century, which means “martyrs” in honor of princes David and Konstantine who are ranked as saints of Georgia Church.
  • Then follows Bagrat Temple built in the reign of Bagrat III, as a main temple of united Georgian Kingdom and consecrated in honor of Assumption of Virgin in 1003.

Way back to Kutaisi. Overnight in the hotel in Kutaisi.

Day 3Explore Georgia
Breakfast in the hotel. Moving to excursion:

  • Katskhi the place which burn into memory leaving indelible impression, when visit Katskhi for the first time you want to come back here and to feel unheard trembling and wonderful unity with God. 40 meter high monolith stone column elevates on sky and earth boundary crowned by Katskhi Holy-Ascension church. Old stronghold belief is truly unique. Monastery Complex Katskhi Sveti is an example of gorgeous fortress and living worldly vanity.
  • Mgvimevi monastery – less known place look like cave town Vardzia. Similarity can be explained by the fact that eristav Rati Kakhaberidze who founded Mgvimevi monastery was taking participation in decorating of cave town Vardzia a little is known about monastery, but it is known that monastery was built in the rule of the powerful queen Tamara. Nunnery of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin is the rare type of cave monastery. Going up on narrow stairs which leads to the main gate through black tunnel you will get in a big cave, where monastery temple is situated. It is a unique and single cave temple which is not cavated in rock, doesn’t have classic rectangular form and is placed in the cave without shape. The part of cave is occupied by stallagmite right in the right part of altar

Way back to Kutaisi. Overnight in the hotel in Kutaisi.

Day 4 Pilgrim Tour from Kutaisi
Breakfast in the  hotel. Moving to excutsion Vardzia and Rabat fortress.

  • First stop in the main sight of Georgia – cave complex of Vardzia. Modern city Vardzia – it was an invisible fortress and a refuge from the constant raids of barbarians, suffers from earthquakes many times and from invaders – the Persians and the Turks. Dozen churches, libraries, bath-house, sewage system and longish gismol were constructed in cave town in ancient times. The caves are deepening in the rock, in height count eight stages.
  • Next stop is Fortress Rabat – an ancient stone fortress is a cultural part of the city of Akhaltsikhe. The city was founded in IX century AD and initially consists of three parts: residential area, fortress and citadel. Fortress was surrounded by three strong walls and was connected to local areas by tunnels. Palace, tower, internal patios with pools and fountains, enfilade, small garden-labyrinth are located within city wall.

Way back to Kutaisi. Overnight in the hotel in Kutaisi.

Day 5
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to Zugdidi.
Today we will travel to Colchis lowland and will visit Megrelia possessions duke’s of Dadiani, winter residence. Present Palace was lifted up in 1873-78 for Princess Ekaterina Dadiani. In the palace we will be able to have a walk in imperial mansion and to see more than 40000 exhibit item, among with the works of western-European artists, ancient icons, antiquities and death-mask of Napoleon, holy shroud of Virgin Mary, which is presented to public view only on great holy tide. This unique antiquity was brought from Byzantium in XV century. There is a botanic garden with rare plants and trees, some of them are single prototype on Eurasian continent.
Way back to Kutaisi. Overnight in the hotel in Kutaisi.

Day 6 Pilgrim Tour from Kutaisi
Breakfast in the hotel. Free day.
Overnight in the hotel in Kutaisi.

Day 7 Pilgrim Tour from Kutaisi
Breakfast in the hotel.
Check out. Transfer to the airport.
Happy flight and soft landing!
We will be glad to see you again in Georgia!

INCLUDE IN THE PRICENOT INCLUDE IN THE PRICE
  • Accomodation in 3-stars hotel including breakfasts
  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • All transfers during tour
  • All mentioned excursions in tour
  • Qualified English-speaking guide service
  • Entrance ticket to Rabath Castle
  • Entrance ticket to Vardzia Cave
  • Ticket to Dadiani palace
  • City tax
  • Insurance (cost from 1 dollar a day per person)
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Flight
  • Visa (if necessary)
  • Tips to driver and tour guide
  • All what is not listed in the paragraph Included in the price

Price on Pilgrim tour from Kutaisi. The prices are given per person.

Period

2 persons3 persons4 persons5 persons6 persons

7 and more

June, July, August

611 usd424 usd485 usd398 usd

340 usd

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Other months

581 usd404 usd455 usd374 usd

320 usd

NOTES:

In case if you will find the cheaper price, please notify us, we will check and try to offer you more convenient price!!! 

The company reserves the right to change trip schedule and sequence without reducing the tour completeness.

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Kutaisi

KutaisiKutaisi Kutaisi – is the city of May and roses is located on both banks of the Rioni River. Since ancient times the city was considered to be the capital of the ancient state of Colchis. Its name Kutaisi is obliged to the Georgian word “qva” – stone. Temples, monasteries and other cultural places of Read more

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