Explore Kutaisi old town, Motsameta Monastery, Gelati Monastery and Sataplia cave on a day trip
On our tour to Kutaisi you will have an opportunity to visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites around one of the oldest cities in Georgia and explore one of Georgia’s natural wonders providing visitors with access to underground waterfalls, cave pearls, rivers and lakes.
Excursion is accompanied with live guide in English and Russian, and provides best value for families, friends, couples and solo travellers.
We will visit:
- Kutaisi city - one of the most beautiful and ancient Georgian cities, the land of Argonauts, situated in West Georgia on the banks of the picturesque Rioni River. ( Without stops)
- Motsameta Monastery. It is located 6km out of Kutaisi, off the Gelati road. Take the turning marked by a photo of the church and follow this track for a couple of kilometres. This little monastery has a spectacular setting on a cliff-top promontory above a bend of the Tskhaltsitela River. Situated dizzily high above the ravine of the Tskhaltsitela River, the monastery offers awe-inspiring views of the river and the surrounding countryside from any number of buildings and points on the grounds. Extremely isolated and seldom visited by tourists.
- Gelati Monastery. This perfectly restored outstanding monument of Georgian architecture was the centre of spiritual and scientific life of the Middle Ages, the tomb of Georgian rulers, the cult place for pilgrims. It is located 1 km from the city of Kutaisi and is under UNESCO protection as an object of cultural and historical legacy. In fact Gelati is a rich historical architectural complex comprising the ancient monastery, the bell tower, the church and the academy set up in 1106 by the great ruler of Georgia David the Builder. Thus, Gelati was not only the spiritual centre of the country but also the largest centre of culture, history and science. David the Builder, who wanted to create a large educational centre in his country, gathered the best Georgian scientists in the academy. In Gelati there was a big and rich library, the teachers and scientists in the academy were the most educated people of the time.
- Sataplia Managed Reserve is located in Imereti, in the territory of Tskaltubo municipality's villages Gumbra, Banoja and khomuli, on the hill of Sataplia 500 meters above the sea level. It was founded in 1935. Reserve itself has a complex structure and contains geologic, paleontological, speleological, zoological and botanical monuments.Sataplia Managed Reserve is part of the Imereti Protected Areas and its infrastructure includes Visitor Center, Dinosaur Footprint Conservation Building, Exhibition Hall,Glass Panorama view, Cafes, Souvenir Shops, well-organized Caves and Marked Trails.Visitors can visit the dinosaur footprints, Sataplia karst cave with a length of 900 meters, a height of 10 meters, a width of 12 meters, rock trail, Colchic forest, and panoramic views.World Sataplia means "honey place". The name originated from the Sataplia Mountain, which derives its name from the bees living in the mountains and the ancient tradition of collecting honey.
A few quick facts:
- Departure time: 08:30
- Meeting point: Sightseeing Tbilisi Office
- Duration: Approx. 12 hours
- Tour does not include admission fee to the cave, which is optional to visit
Tour price not include:
- Entrance tickets to museum.
Tickets can be booked online with promotions - here or at our office (Meidan sq.)
We wish you a pleasant stay in Georgia. Thank you and enjoy your trip!