Imereti Region 6 day Cultural tour (Start/ End Kutaisi)

6 days
Duration
0/5
Difficulty
Kutaisi
Location
16+
Age
4+
Persons
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kutaisi
INCLUDED

Airport transfers to Hotel

Vehicle support throughout

English/ Georgian speaking guide and driver

All meals as in itinerary

All accommodation as in itinerary.

NOT INCLUDED

Flights

Alcoholic drinks

Gratuities

Travel Insurance (mandatory)

TOUR PRICE 3200 GEL
DEPOSIT 600 GEL
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Day 1: Transfer to guesthouse near Kutaisi

You will be met at Kutaisi airport by one of our guides and transferred to your overnight guesthouse near Kutaisi.  

Overnight in Kutaisi

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Day 2:

  • We set off at 10am from our guesthouse for a 15 minutes vehicle transfer to Bagrati Catherdal  is an 11th-century cathedral in the city of Kutaisi, in the Imereti region of Georgia. A masterpiece of the medieval Georgian architecture, the cathedral suffered heavy damage throughout centuries and was reconstructed to its present state through a gradual process starting in the 1950s, with major conservation works concluding in 2012. A distinct landmark in the scenery of central Kutaisi, the cathedral rests on the Ukimerioni Hill

  • Transfer from Bagrati to Gelati Mowameta "The Gelati Monastery was built in 1106 by King David IV of Georgia. It was constructed during the Byzantine empire, during which christianity was the ruling religion throughout the empire. The Monastery is known as Church of Virgin the Blessed, meaning that the church is dedicated to the virgin mary and her spiritual powers. Mary has a motherly component to her that shows the important factors to the virgin mary, mother to jesus christ. Overall, the church was not just used for religious purposes, it was also used to teach science. It became the academy of math and sciences in all of Georgia."

 

  • Overnight in Kutaisi. breakfast, lunch and Dinner

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Day 3:

After breakfast we start with a short 12km vehicle transfer from Kutaisi to Sataplia

  • Established in 1935 to protect the Sataplia Cave and dinosaur footprints found in the area, this visitor attraction recently benefited from a very attractive refurbishment of its Sataplia Cave visitor center.
  • Sataplia Cave is named after Sataplia Mountain, which gained its name from the local tradition of collecting honey from the bees that inhabit the mountain’s southern slope. Sataplia means ‘place of honey’.
  • A Conservation Center and Museum have been constructed, together with glass walkways, viewing points, a cafeteria and other visitor amenities.

Transfer from SATAPLIA to PROMETHEUS CAVE  23 KM


  • Discovered in Imereti region in 1984, Prometheus Cave is one of Georgia’s natural wonders providing visitors with breathtaking examples of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes.

Overnight in Kutaisi. breakfast, lunch and Dinner

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Day 4:

After breakfast we start with 64km vehicle transfer from Kutaisi to Katski

  • The rock, with visible church ruins on the top surface measuring c. 150 m2, has been venerated by locals as the Pillar of Life and a symbol of the True Cross, and has become surrounded by legends. It remained unclimbed by researchers and unsurveyed until 1944 and was more systematically studied from 1999 to 2009. These studies determined the ruins were of an early medieval hermitage dating from the 9th or 10th century. A Georgian inscription paleographically dated to the 13th century suggests that the hermitage was still extant at that time. Religious activity associated with the pillar was revived in the 1990s and the monastery building had been restored within the framework of a state-funded restoration. 

Overnight in Kutaisi. breakfast, lunch and Dinner

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Day 5:

Transfer From KUTAISI to OKACE 50 KM

  • The river Okatse flows from Askhi Mountain. Length of its canyon – the most beautiful and oldest one (more than million years) – is about 16 km. Width is 10 – 15 m in some places; depth is more than 50 m. There are many bridges made of natural stone (“kvakhidi” – Stonebridge); one of them is “Boga” – the depth of the canyon reaches 100 m here. The canyon has caves with Karst waters flowing out of them. Tectonic splinters were found on the territory of the canyon. The river makes many pools and lakes which reflect the white bottom through their blue–green clear waters. The length of one of the lakes – “Oskhapo” – is 60 m. The bottom of the ravine is inclined backwards is some places. The lower part of the ravine is tens of meters lower than its middle part. There are unique willow plants on the edges of the canyon.

 

Transfer from Okace to  Martvili Canyon 23 KM With Car  

  • The 700 m long stone paved circular route starts from Martvili Canyon visitor center and crosses the Dadiani historical trail. There are 2 bridges, 3 platform views and historical 30 steps stair constructed by large limestone boulders.

    Visitors can enjoy 300 meter boat tour on river Abasha and beautiful views of mountain river canyon.

Overnight in Martvilis Hotel. breakfast, lunch and Dinner

 

 

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Day 6:

Transfer from MARTVILI to  Dadiani Palaces Museum 81 KM With Car

  • The Dadiani Palaces History and Architecture Museum is considered to be one of the most eminent palaces in Caucasus.
    The first exhibition, of archaeological excavations of the ancient city of Nakalakevi was prepared by Megrelian prince David Dadiani and took place in 1840.Three palaces form the modern museum complex, parts of which are also Blachernae Virgin Church and Zugdidi Botanical Garden.The Dadiani Palaces History and Architecture Museum houses some exhibits of natural cultural heritage of Georgia – Tagiloni treasure materials, Mother of God holy vesture, the icon of queen Bordokhan – mother of queen Tamar of Georgia, manuscripts from 13th – 14th centuries, miniatures, memorial relics of Dadiani dynasty, and objects connected to emperor of France Napoleon Bonaparte – brought to the palace by the husband of David Dadiani's daughter, prince Achille Murat, grandson of Napoleon's sister, Carolina.