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Cave Tour

There are three great cave-towns in Georgia:


DAVIDGAREJI - the monastery complex is situated in the south part of Kakheti region,


in Gareji desert. It is carved into the rock and represents an important architectural
monument of 6-th century. It is still active.





VARDZIA - carved into the rock is situated on the left bank of the river Mtkvari. It was a
built in 12-th century while the king Tamar ruled the country. It is at 1300 meters up from
the sea level.


Vardzia is carved into the rocky mountain Erusheti. The length of this mountain is 500
meters that consists of 13 stores. Inside the rock there is the temper, which is surrounded
by the monastery choir.


King Tamari’s room, big hall, some wine-vaults and what is most important the ancient
frescos still exist. In the deep of the fortress there are natural streams and big tunnel. In
total, Vardzia contains 3000 caves. Nearby the natural sulfurous warm waters coming out
of the ground.


UPLISTSIKHE - (God’s fortress)- according to the historical sources, Uplistsikhe
complex carved into the rock was established in 6-4 centuries B.C. The town had militarystrategic instruction. It was one of the biggest road buildings of the basic trade artery in the
Caucasus.


Day 1: Arrival in Tbilisi, at the International Airport of Tbilisi. Meeting and pick up to
the HTL.


Tbilisi


You will visit “Old Tbilisi” – Metekhi church (13-th century), Narikala fortress (5-th
fortress), Sulfurous baths, Synagogue, Mosque, Karvasla, Sioni Cathedral (6-7-th
centuries), Mtatsminda (holy mountain)- Mamadaviti’s church (19-th century). The
Georgian State Museum and walking on the rustaveli avenue.


Day 2: Tbilisi- Davidgareji-Kakheti


We start from Tbilisi early in the morning and drive to David Gareja cave complex
located in a stark, semi- desert landscape. After seeing Lavra Monastery we walk up for
about 50 minutes to Udabno Monastery to enjoy its wonderful painted caves and dramatic
views across to Azerbaijan.


Kakheti region is east part of Georgia, famous for it's wine growing. In Kakheti, we will
overnight in one traditional Georgian family and have a supper and breakfast there (we will
have a chance to taste georgian traditional dishes and wine).


Day 3: Kakheti


You will visit Nekresy monastery(4-16
Alexandre Chavchavadze’s museum in Tsinandali, which is famous for its rare plantgrades.. By evening you will take a walk in Telavi.


Day 4: Kakheti- Tbilisi


You will visit historical Town-Fortress Signagi; Monastery of saint Nino (4-6 th century) and
her grave.


Day 5: Tbilisi- Mtskheta- Gori- Borjomi


The ancient capital of Georgia – Mtskheta and its historic Jvari Monastery(6th century)
and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral(11th century) – both UNESCO World Heritage sites. In Gori
we visit cave-town Uplistsikhe(6-4th centuries B.C.), one of the main points along the
Great Silk Road, visit Stalin’s museum.


Day 6: Borjomi- Vardzia- Borjomi


You will visit rock-carved city Vardzia (12-th century), the Khertvisi fortress (10-11-th
century).


Day 7: Borjomi- Tbilisi


You will visit wonderful Borjomi park.


Day 8: Tbilisi


Check out, pick up to the airport of Tbilisi.


May change the program or build new program, depends at the requests of clients.