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Few destinations in the hills of Mount Gareja are as picturesque, historical or significant as David Gareja Monastery Complex. This Georgian Orthodox center was founded in the 6th century by one of the 13 Assyrian monks. The stunning religious architectural specimen is home to 13 unique monasteries, towering churches, quiet chapels for worship, living quarters for studying monks and hundreds of cells carved from the mountain rock.

Travelers who make their way to the semi-desert landscapes where David Gareja Monastery Complex rests—between the border of Georgia and Azerbaijan—will find sheer rock faces slanting into the green foliage of rugged mountains where quiet rooms for worship were carved out. The area known as Lavra still houses studying monks and visitors say the lush grounds thatched with quiet walking trails are worth exploring.

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Amazing Kakheti - David Gareja Monastery And Sighnaghi

Amazing Kakheti - David Gareja Monastery And Sighnaghi

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The Davit Gareja Cave Monastery and the historic town of Sighnaghi are two of the highlights of Georgia’s Kakheti region, which lies east of Tbilisi. Visit both in one day on this tour and travel in the comfort of a private vehicle. Spend the morning exploring the monastery complex, which dates back to the 6th century, then continue to the walled city of Signagi, where a guided walking tour will reveal all the most impressive monuments.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.31
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Off-road tour to David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountains

Off-road tour to David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountains

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More than you can imagine! Martian landscapes right on Earth! The extraordinary site with fantastic semi-desert landscapes – Davit-Gareja cave monastery, located 100km south-east from Tbilisi, was founded in the 6th century by David (St. David Garejeli). You can do a one-day trip from Tbilisi to the Georgian desert and see rainbow mountains.
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  • 10 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.44
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Udabno Tours

Udabno Tours

Udabno has beautiful landscapes, and churches. The food is unique and the atmosphere is so different from the rest of Georgia. We provide an experience you can enjoy.
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  • 3 hours to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.33
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$25.33
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Best of Kakheti - Gareji and Signagi private full day tour

Best of Kakheti - Gareji and Signagi private full day tour

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Discover Georgia’s scenic southern Kakheti province on this private full-day trip from Tbilisi. Venture into Kakheti’s semi-desert landscapes and visit the David Gareja Monastery, set on the Georgia-Azerbaijan border and home to 6th-century monastic caves. Then, visit the medieval Bodbe Monastery near the hilltop town of Signagi. Admire the Alazani valley from Signagi’s watchtowers and enjoy a Kakhetian lunch (own expense) and optional wine tasting (additional cost). Your tour includes Tbilisi hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.16
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$96.16
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David Gareja, Kakheti and Signagi city of love One Day Tour

David Gareja, Kakheti and Signagi city of love One Day Tour

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David Gareja, Lavra cave monastery Bodbe Monastery and Signaghi City of love Tour itinerary: The tour starts from Tbilisi. Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel. Drive to semi-desert area near Gareja. On the way stop at a local supermarket to take some snacks. Arrive in David Gareja Monastery and start walking up to explore the Lavra Cave Monastery, founded in the 6th century.Then go on a lovely trip to Signagi, one of the most beautiful towns in the area, with unusually peculiar architecture, charming houses, cobblestone streets, defensive walls, and spectacular views of the Caucasus range. Sighnaghi was nicknamed ‘the city of love’ for all the weddings it hosts. Sighnaghi is an incredibly romantic little town to explore on foot. Just 2 km from Signaghi, you will find Bodbe Monastery. The area around the monastery is covered by wonderful flowers, bushes, and vineyards. Duration of sightseeing tour: 7-9 hours
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.31
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David Gareja

David Gareja

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We are new company and we are motivated to grow up. That's why price of this tour is so cheap. We will take care of your comfort and safety. Tours can be private too . (up to 10 person).
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.99
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$10.99

2 Days Private Organic Wine Tour to Kakheti Region via Rustavi and David Gareja

2 Days Private Organic Wine Tour to Kakheti Region via Rustavi and David Gareja

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This tour offers the fusion of culinary, wine, culture and history of Georgia in the biggest winemaking region of Kakheti. You will learn a lot about the country, its unique winemaking traditions, visit rock hewn monastery complex of David Gareja located in semi desert area of the country. Discover exceptional wineries with their organic products and have gourmet lunch at local family.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$302.57
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$302.57
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1 Full Day Kakheti Private tour

1 Full Day Kakheti Private tour

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1 Full Day Kakheti Private tour gives you a opportunity to explore Kakheti just in 1 day. and visit few places with private driver, pleasantly.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.49
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$54.49

Jeep Tour to David Gareja&Colorful Desert (Jandari, Mravaltskaro, Udabno, Caves)

Jeep Tour to David Gareja&Colorful Desert (Jandari, Mravaltskaro, Udabno, Caves)

Private full day jeep tour to David Gareji includes visiting the all main churches of Gareji and visiting colorful mountains of the region.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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Three day hiking tour to Kakheti region with two overnight stays in Sighnaghi

Three day hiking tour to Kakheti region with two overnight stays in Sighnaghi

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  The three day adventure tour to Kakheti region offers unforgettable hikes with some breathtaking views of the Caucasus. The first day of the tour is reserved for a hike in David Gareja area, overlooking the beautiful Georgian Rainbow mountains. The path during the hike leads to the Udabno monastery & Azerbaijani border. The second day of the tour is dedicated to Vashlovani National Park. The park is famous for its rare wildlife including Caucasus’ leopards & antilopes. The views & landscapes are truly one of the most beautiful in the country, with various hikes available for different levels of expertise. The third day of tour takes us to the Lagodekhi National Park, where the hike one way takes two hours to reach. The final destination opens out onto a stunning view of the the 20-meter high waterfall where guests can swim as well. At the end of the hike, the guests will be able to return to Tbilisi directly from the National park.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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Return to the USSR in half an hour + visit David Gareja monastery

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Return to the USSR in half an hour + visit David Gareja monastery

This is special tour just for our company. No any other companies are offering the same or even the similar as well. Rustavi is real Soviet city. All factories and apartments, which we will see they are still operating and the people are still living there.This is an awesome place for photographers. Just click and you have a great pictures. This tour is absolutely unic with places in Rustavi, with sceneries on the way and incredible beauty of David Gareja
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$56.61
$70.77
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Day Tour to David Gareja

Day Tour to David Gareja

We cross the semi-desert of South-Eastern Georgia, stopping off at the anomaly of Udabno village, before reaching the contested borderlands with Azerbaijan. Today’s tour is as epic as the legends portrayed on the 12th century cave walls... and as dazzling as a desert mirage.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$268.08
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Kakheti Private Full-Day Tour from Tbilisi

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Kakheti Private Full-Day Tour from Tbilisi

Discover Georgia’s scenic southern Kakheti province on this private full-day trip from Tbilisi. Venture into Kakheti’s semi-desert landscapes and visit the David Gareja Monastery, set on the Georgia-Azerbaijan border and home to 6th-century monastic caves. Then, visit the medieval Bodbe Monastery near the hilltop town of Signagi. Admire the Alazani valley from Signagi’s watchtowers and enjoy a Kakhetian lunch and wine tasting. Your tour includes Tbilisi hotel pickup and drop-off.Throughout the tour travelers will have opportunity to taste the local organic wine & traditional lunch in a small family owned winery in Sighnaghi, bake bread in a stone oven using an ancient Georgian method, make and try famous Georgian sweet named Churchkhela-made from thickened grape juice which has previously been described as the Georgian “Snickers”, due to its combination of nuts and sweetness. Excellent food & wine alongside breath-taking views are guaranteed on this tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.00
$160.00
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Country of St.Virgin. Pilgrimage Tour in Georgia

Country of St.Virgin. Pilgrimage Tour in Georgia

Discover all of the major monasteries in Georgia! It all started when St.Nino from Cappadocia brought Christianity to Georgia in 337. Get humble by seeing the ancient churches and monasteries with frescoes and stone carvings and keep your faith.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$480.58
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David Gareja Complex, Sighnaghi and Bodbe Monastery from Tbilisi : Private Tour

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David Gareja Complex, Sighnaghi and Bodbe Monastery from Tbilisi : Private Tour

Discover historic treasures in Georgia’s Kakheti region on this private 8-hour David Gareja monastery complex and Sighnaghi tour from Tbilisi. Travel through Sagarejo village to the 6th-century David Gareja monastery complex — considered by many to be Eastern Georgia’s top attraction — with a private guide. Explore the caves and caverns, then take a gentle hike into the rugged hills. Following a picnic lunch, visit Bodbe Monastery on route to Sighnaghi. On arrival, explore 18th-century fortifications and defence walls during your walking tour, and admire breathtaking views over the Alazani Valley.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.73
$108.98
$27.25 savings
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$81.73
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Private tour: David Gareja Complex and Sighnaghi from Tbilisi

Private tour: David Gareja Complex and Sighnaghi from Tbilisi

Discover historic treasures in Georgia’s Kakheti region on this private 8-hour David Gareja monastery complex and Sighnaghi tour from Tbilisi. Travel through Sagarejo village to the 6th-century David Gareja monastery complex — considered by many to be Eastern Georgia’s top attraction — with a private guide. Explore the caves and caverns, then take a gentle hike into the rugged hills. Following a picnic lunch, visit Bodbe Monastery on route to Sighnaghi. On arrival, explore 18th-century fortifications and defence walls during your walking tour, and admire breathtaking views over the Alazani Valley.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.37
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$106.37
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Full-Day Private to Davit Gareji from Tbilisi

Full-Day Private to Davit Gareji from Tbilisi

Explore the David Gareja monastery complex on this private full-day tour from Tbilisi. Follow a private guide through the 6th-century David Gareja monastery complex — widely considered among Eastern Georgia’s top historic attractions — and gain insight into the monastery’s rich religious significance. Along the way, learn of Georgia’s Orthodox religious principles and explore the sacred sites for which the David Gareja monastery complex is famous.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.53
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David Gareja and Wine tasting · Full Day Private Tour · Trending Georgia

David Gareja and Wine tasting · Full Day Private Tour · Trending Georgia

David Gareja is a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery complex located in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia, on the half-desert slopes of Mount Gareja. The complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face.The complex was founded in the 6th century by St. David Garejeli, one of the thirteen Assyrian monks who arrived in the country at the same time and complex never stopped functioning. After David Gareja we will stop at village Udabno where guests can have a horse riding experience. On the way returning to Tbilisi we will stop at famous Patardzeuli winery, where our guest will taste several types of Georgia wine.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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$55.00
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David Gareja Private Tour with Picnic in Desert

David Gareja Private Tour with Picnic in Desert

Majestic semi-desert landscapes,uneven,rugged paths heading to heavenly beautiful mountain panoramic views,mysterious vertical caves carved in sand-store massive some 1500 years ago.ancient wall paintings-speechless witnesses of glorious past of the deserted altars and refectories and diverse desert flowers hanging over yellow rock edges-this is not a full list of what David Gareja can offer. Equally interesting for those loving both nature and culture/history David Gareja is a real sanctuary of man-made art and nature-made landscapes. Highlighted spots to visit -Breathtaking views across David Gareja desert -Lavra monastery and seven-storeyed cave-city -Udabno monastery walk -Fascinating frescoes in the refectories and cells of the complex -Wild desert flowers
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.33
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One day tour David Gareji monastery !

One day tour David Gareji monastery !

if you are interested to see old historical church which is made in 6th century hundreds of cells, churches, and chapels just join us to take look David Gareji Monastery complex!!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Full-Day Private Tour to David Gareja Complex from Tbilisi

Full-Day Private Tour to David Gareja Complex from Tbilisi

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Benefit from personalized attention from a private guide on this full-day tour of the David Gareja Lavra Monastery and the Udabno Caves. Enjoy traveling at your own pace as you trek through the arid landscape and snap photos of the multicolored sandstone landscape. Learn about the history of the Assyrian Holy Fathers, dating back to the 6th century, through your dedicated guide's commentary.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.04
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$100.04
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Day Trip to Garedja Caves, Sighnaghi Visit With Organic Wine tasting and lunch

Day Trip to Garedja Caves, Sighnaghi Visit With Organic Wine tasting and lunch

Combine two Most famous Experiences in 1 day, Visiti Garedja Cave Monastery enjoy the stunning landscapes and Historical Sight, Onwards Visit Sighnaghi City of love, Sit on the veranda dedicated for our guests sample Organic wine and taste authentic Georgian Lunch!
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.25
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$180.25
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17 Day Tour through Georgia

17 Day Tour through Georgia

Starts: Tbilisi, Georgia Best Time: APR-OCT Distance: 2485 km Duration: 17 days Tour takes off in the capital Tbilisi, and travels through every corner of Georgia. Visitors are going to sightsee major cities and towns, provinces in the highlands of the Greater and Lesser Caucasus mountains, the shores of the Black Sea, natural wonders of the West Georgia, traditional wine-making areas in the east, and all major historico-cultural monuments of the country. Tour is accompanied by professional and experienced guide and driver that will make your journey smooth, informational and unforgettable.
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  • 17 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,719.59
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David Gareja-Sighnaghi-Bodbe

David Gareja-Sighnaghi-Bodbe

In this one day tour, we will have an opportunity to visit Kakheti, located in the eastern part of Georgia and explore some of the main spots, which are David Gareja, Sighnaghi and The Bodbe Monastery.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
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$166.67
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