A one-day tour to the David Gareja monastery complex is a short but intense journey to the significant ancient religious sites of Georgia. The complex of temples stretches for several kilometers in the south-east of the country along the border with Azerbaijan. The David Gareja complex includes hundreds of premises carved into the rocks - temples, cells, warehouses, rooms, etc.
Hello friends! I’m Giorgi from Tbilisi, Being your guide is a great chance to introduce my beautiful country to you. Georgia is known for its long history, traditions, , rich culture, delicous cuisine and of course for its hospitable and friendly people. For me and for every Georgian guest is a holy thing, we welcome and treat them like our own friends and family members, so you gonna feel yourself like at home. Our tour will be full of adventure and fun. We will visit and explore historical places and monuments of Georgia, enjoy breathtaking views of natural wonders, that every region of my country is full of and has it’s own unique charm, it’s hard to describe their magnificence only using words . Guiding is not just a profession for me, it’s a pleasure and passion, that’s why every single tour is different and full of surprises. Come visit Georgia and I guarantee you will have unforgettable and lifelong experience, which you’ll remember whole your life.
Transportation during the tour;
Excursion service by local guide;
Mineral water (0.5 liters per person).
Lunch and Personal Expenses
I recommend to take with you: hiking shoes, a raincoat and a hat
Extra 60 GEL - Approximately 25 USD per person for -Lunch, Souvenirs
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
Guide and driver will meet you in the hotel lobby. Drive to the semi-desert slopes of the Gareja Ridge. On the way, stop at the store. Walk through the monastery complex upon arrival. In total, 14 monastic ensembles were built here at different times - David Lavra, Mohatuli, Tsamebuli, Natlis-Mtzemeli, Dodos Rka and others.
In the XI century, a terraced courtyard was built at David's Lavra, new cells, a refectory and a church were built. Soon they built a pool, canals and tanks. The greatest heyday of David Gareji reaches in the XI-XIII centuries. Walk to the monastery of Udabno, near which you can enjoy a spacious view of Azerbaijan from the Georgian side. In Udabno are magnificent frescoes, reflecting religious subjects, made in a special technique and color. Some of the frescoes are portraits of historical figures - David the Builder (in Natlis-Mtzemeli), Queen Tamara (in Bertubani), as well as biblical events (The Last Supper, the Ascent to the Cross). After a short rest down the path. Return to Tbilisi.
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