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David Gareja Monastery Complex Tours and Activities

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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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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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$69.00
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$69.00
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Jeep Tour to David Gareja semi-desert wildlife

Jeep Tour to David Gareja semi-desert wildlife

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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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$118.48
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$118.48
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.31
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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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$39.00
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$39.00
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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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$250.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$302.57
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$302.57
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.31
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$92.31
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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

The Places We'll GO

The Places We'll GO

Witness the Beauty of Georgia during the 5-day private tour, covering outstanding cultural and historical landmarks: UNESCO World Heritage Sites, antique rock-hewn caves, natural wonders of Kazbegi. Enjoy leisure time at the Tbilisi seaside. You are accompanied by the professional guide and chauffeur during the journey.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$442.56
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Kazbegi Tour and more

Kazbegi Tour and more

Price includes Airport Pick up Interpreter Service Transportation Hotels Breakfast and Dinner Entrance fee in all museum
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$846.06
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$846.06

Tusheti; Signagi; David Gareji; Rustavi. Off-road experience; hike and vine tour

Tusheti; Signagi; David Gareji; Rustavi. Off-road experience; hike and vine tour

We will serve with comfortable cars and the transfer will not be tireble. It's a long way so you really need professional driver with good car.
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  • 2 days 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$360.00
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$360.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Private Luxury tour to Mtskheta and Incl Chateau Mukhrani Lunch and Wine-tasting

Private Luxury tour to Mtskheta and Incl Chateau Mukhrani Lunch and Wine-tasting

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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3 Days/2 Nights Kakheti Region Tour Package in Georgia

3 Days/2 Nights Kakheti Region Tour Package in Georgia

3 Days/2 Nights private tour package in Kakheti region includes visiting all the main attractions of the wine region of Georgia. Guests will visit a rock-hewn monastery complex founded in the 6th century near the border with Azerbaijan, Sighnaghi- "the city of love" and Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, Administrative center of Kakheti region, medieval monasteries and breathtaking nature of Caucasus mountains.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$307.70
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$307.70
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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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$104.14
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$104.14
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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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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$176.46
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$176.46
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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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$2,662.52
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$2,662.52
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Kakheti Region Tour

Kakheti Region Tour

Price includes Airport Pick up Interpreter Service Transportation Hotels Breakfast and Dinner Entrance fee in all museum
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  • 8 days
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$846.06
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$846.06

Tour to David Gareja & Sighnaghi from Tbilisi (David's Lavra, Bodbe Monastery)

Tour to David Gareja & Sighnaghi from Tbilisi (David's Lavra, Bodbe Monastery)

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Private full day tour to David Gareja&Sighnaghi includes visiting David Gareja Lavra monastery founded in the 6th century by St. David Garejeli who was one of the thirteen Assyrian monks, Bodbe monastery complex of St. Nino originally built in the 9th century and Signagi – “City of Love” to enjoy breathtaking views of Alazani Valley. Private tour is appropriate for people who desire to visit rock-hewn monastery complex David's Lavra and Sighnaghi, the town with Italian style architecture. Tour includes visiting wine factory to taste the best wines of Georgia. Total drive 325 km (205 miles).
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.36
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$74.36
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.25
$160.00
$118.75 savings
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$41.25
$160.00
$118.75 savings
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David Gareja Complex, Sighnaghi and Bodbe Monastery from Tbilisi : Private Tour

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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$108.98
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$108.98
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David Gareji and Natlismcemeli Monastery Private Tour

David Gareji and Natlismcemeli Monastery Private Tour

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The path to the ancient monastery We will meet in Tbilisi and head south-east towards the Georgian-Azerbaijani border. The only village that you will meet on the way to the monastery, as if making excuses because of its location in an arid area, is called Udabno (desert - in Georgian). On the way, you will see the natural landscape of the neighborhood - a waterless steppe that changes color depending on the season, ridges of bizarre "design" hills and the outlines of the Caucasus Mountains visible in the distance. After short stops for photographing at the salt lake and / or other places we like, we will arrive at the main destination - the monastery that still functions today.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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11 Days/10 Nights 13 Assyrian Fathers Route Tour Package in Georgia

11 Days/10 Nights 13 Assyrian Fathers Route Tour Package in Georgia

11 Days/10 Nights 13 Assyrian Fathers Route Tour Package in Georgia includes visiting monasteries built by 13 Assyrian Fathers.
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  • 11 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,538.47
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$1,538.47
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