Kvemo Kartli

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  • Off-road Tour to David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountain

    1. Off-road Tour to David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountain

    Go on a one-day tour to the David Gareja Monastery complex. This short but eventful journey will allow you to explore one of the most ancient and important religious sites in Georgia. Davit-Gareja cave city, an extraordinary site with fantastic semi-desert landscapes, is located 100km south-east from Tbilisi, and it was founded in the 6th Century by David (St. David Garejeli). The complex of temples stretches for several kilometers in the south-east of the country and along the border with Azerbaijan. The David Gareja Monastery is unique due to the fact that many of its buildings are cut into a huge tilted rock and some of its temples still preserve millenary frescos. Be ready to walk and climb on uneven ground. The walking route last approximately 8 km (5 miles). On the way back, you will stop at a nice cozy house for lunch (not included) and for a wine tasting.

    The tour is excellently organised, takes you to some really little known places, even better than Davit Gareja itself. Alex is a great guide, very friendly, speaks excellent English and native Russian, even helped with tips for the following days of my trip.

  • Tbilisi: Non-tourist Tour

    2. Tbilisi: Non-tourist Tour

    Meet your guide either at your accommodation or another central location that is convenient for you and embark on your walking tour. Head to the Ministry of Roads Building, which is a unique monument of Soviet architecture. Then visit Georgian Stonehenge, a monumental building on the shores of the Tbilisi Sea. The Tbilisi twin towers were built in the last century. What is their uniqueness? They are connected by bridges to each other so of course, take a walk along them at a height of 70 meters above the ground. Then visit the so-called suicide bridge. The bridge is located above the river Vera and City Hall tries to decorate it but the story does not change. Next, explore the Museum of Archeology, which is now an abandoned building. See the Technical College Auditorium also known as Batman's residence.

    Alex and Alexo picked us up from our hotel and took us to many fascinating 'off the beaten track' places. They were very knowledgeable and we learned plenty during the tour.

  • From Tbilisi: Georgian Highlights in One Day Private Tour

    3. From Tbilisi: Georgian Highlights in One Day Private Tour

    Your guide will pick you up in the morning in a comfortable car and head first to the Tbilisi sea. You might be surprised by the existence of a sea in the Georgian capital, but in fact, the Tbilisi sea is the unofficial name of the reservoir created in 1952 to serve the city with water. The Tbilisi reservoir is located at a height of more than 500m above sea level and it is a pleasure to spend time here during the summer heat. Here, you’ll also visit a monument that amazes with its size. Known as the Georgian Stonehenge, the monument is officially titled the Chronicle of Georgia and was created by the Georgian-Russian painter, sculptor, and architect Zurab Tsereteli. The memorial was erected in order to celebrate 3,000 years of Georgian sovereignty and 2,000 years of Christianity in Georgia. The next stop will be the Jvari Monastery, the 6th-century Georgian Orthodox monastery built on...

  • Sabaduri Forest: Half-day Tour from Tbilisi with Pickup

    4. Sabaduri Forest: Half-day Tour from Tbilisi with Pickup

    You will be driven to the Tbilisi reservoir, where you will stop to visit the colossal Chronicle of Georgia, one of the hidden pearls of the country's capital city. Created by the Georgian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, the top part of the 30-meter tall column features characters from the country's history whilst the lower section depicts stories from the life of Christ. As you leave the Tbilisi area you will be able to enjoy beautiful winding roads and take pictures along the way before reaching Sabaduri Forest. Beautiful all year round, this luscious forest located inside Tbilisi National Park offers spectacular untouched landscapes that are perfect to be photographed. In summer, the forest is lush green, whilst in winter the forest is normally covered in deep snow. You will have a few hours walking around different parts of the forest, taking pictures and admiring the natural scenery. At...

  • One Day Megalithic Tour in Georgia - Lesser Caucasus

    5. One Day Megalithic Tour in Georgia - Lesser Caucasus

    Explore villages off the beaten track in Kvemo Kartli. After being picked up from your hotel in Tbilisi, you will be transferred to the village of Tejisi. Go to the St. Nicholas temple with its huge stone fence, then hike to the stone circle of St Constantine's Church, where there is a 3.8 meter high menhir. Continue to the archaeological settlement of Samshvilde, located in the southern part of Georgia. Samshvilde is known as one of the oldest cities in the Caucasus region and was the center of a duchy in the 3rd century BC. The city lies on a rocky promontory between the two gorges of the confluence of the Khrami and Chivchavi rivers. Then, explore the Samshvilde complex with its ruins of the royal city and castle, old streets, tombs, and orthodox churches from the 5th to 17th centuries.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Done this with a small group of 5. The main highlight of the tour was the most challenging hike I have so far. I wouldn't have done it at my age but witht he very positive energy of our guide Alex who had been really reassuring throughout the journey we all made it. It was all worth it. The rest of the tour was all very informative and Alex made the trip very lively with his friendly and very engaging personality. The journey ended with a bang of wine tasting in Vineria Khakheti. That winery is something else and a must visit. it definitely will give you different twist to your wine experience, one you shouldn't miss.

The tour is excellently organised, takes you to some really little known places, even better than Davit Gareja itself. Alex is a great guide, very friendly, speaks excellent English and native Russian, even helped with tips for the following days of my trip.

Very nice tour. The mountain looked much better than expected, the monastery in the middle of nowhere was also very interesting. More an active tour with a lot of walking and hiking which I liked. Recommended!

We fell in love with the bacon mountains. A very enjoyable trip and a unique program. It is worth seeing because of the proximity to Tbilisi.

Alex was an awesome guide, everything went so smoothly