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Davit-Gareja One Day Tour from Tbilisi

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8 Hours
Availability : Year-Round
Tbilisi
Tbilisi
Min Age : 12+
Tour Details

Getting to Davit Gareja from Tbilisi can be very tough because of the lack of transportation and poor road conditions. With this Private Davit Gareja Tour from Tbilisi you will visit the Lavra Monastery & Bertubani safely and comfortably with our Professional team.

Our guide will meet you at your hotel and lead you to your car to begin the One day Davit Gareja Tour.

Our day will start by a direct drive to Davit Gareja (Gareji) complex located at the border of Georgia and Azerbaijan. Along the way, we’re going to pass through the remote village of Udabno and also make couple of stops for the stunning views.

Once we reach the Davit Gareja, we will visit the currently functioning Lavra Monastery of Father Davit. Here you’re going to find about the history of the foundation and tough periods of this monastery throughout the centuries. Davit Gareja has been functioning here since 6th century! We’re also going to take a look at the grave of Father Davit and hear about his miraculous stone.

After exploring the functioning part of the monastery, we’re going to hike over the ridge dividing Georgia and Azerbaijan to visit Bertubani. It was here, where the school of Georgia Fresco painting was begun. We’re going to take a look at amazing murals dating back as far as thousand years!

Afterwards we descend back to the Georgian Territory and visit a local family for a tasty lunch. Note that it’s a late lunch, around 16:00. Packing snacks is recommended.

Finally, We’ll head back to Tbilisi and our driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Departure & Return Location

Your Hotel in Tbilisi

Departure Time

09:00

Davit Gareja Tour - All Inclusive

Number of travelers 1 2 3 4
Price per person, USD 165 85 65 55

Includes:

  • English Speaking Guide Service
  • Authentic Lunch
  • Comfortable Transport
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Pickup & Drop off at your hotel

Davit Gareja Tour - Sightseeing

Number of travelers 1 2 3 4
Price per person, USD 100 55 40 35

Includes:

  • Comfortable Transport
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Pickup & Drop off at your hotel

Recommendations

  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • T-shirt
  • Walking Stick [If needed]
Davit Gareja Tour Itinerary

11:30Davit-Gareja Lavra

We’re going to visit the functioning part of the Lavra Monastery and see how the monastery life began in the dessert. We’re going to stop at the grave of David and talk about the his heritage in Georgia.

12:15Explore Bertubani

Bertubani is by far the most interesting part of the David-Gareja complex. Here we are able to look at 1000 year old unique murals. David Gareja school was well known in the region for its own style. We’ll visit all the important and interesting caves.

To get to Bertubani, we need to walk over a steep ridge. The ascend takes about 40 minutes – the whole walk is around 2-3 hours.

16:00Lunch in a Local Family

It’s time to compensate for the calories burnt during the hike! We’ll enjoy a home-cooked lunch and a glass of a local vintage to cheer for a pleasant day 🙂

18:00Back to Tbilisi

At around 18:00 we’ll return to Tbilisi and our team will deliver you to your hotel.

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Matthew Ash.

Family Traveller

Me and my dad took the Davit Gareja tour all inclusive package to visit this amazing monastery. Everything was well planned, guide was very knowledgeable.

P.S: Lunch at the family was a great touch (And a reward after the long hike)

September 20, 2018