A one-day tour of Kutaisi and its monasteries was created for people who want to visit this beautiful city. In just one day, you will see key locations both inside the city and in its vicinities. You will walk along the central streets, learn about the life of ordinary people, and visit the best places for recreation, and after lunch, go to popular attractions outside of Kutaisi - Gelati Academy and Motsameta Monastery.
Kutaisi – Gelati – Motsameta – Kutaisi
Your guide will meet you at your hotel to start walking part of our today’s tour. We will explore Kutaisi, capital of Imereti and one of the oldest cities in Georgia. Our tour will include visit to Bagrati Cathedral, a reconstructed monument of 11th century which is seated on top of a hill overlooking the entire town. We will walk through old and new streets of Kutaisi center stopping by shady Kutaisi Park with numerous sculptures, Colchis Fountain, Drama Theater, historical Green Bazaar where you can find dried and fresh fruits, nuts, spices, homemade jams and many more. We will stop by Okros Chardakhi, a residence of Imereti kings featured by a centuries old plane tree, Kutaisi Holy Annunciation temple, and by Synagogue, if you are interested.
Having seen the city, we will leave it and head to Gelati Academy, built by King David the Builder in the 12th century. Gelati was the center of spiritual and scientific life of the Middle Ages, the tomb of Georgian kings and an important place for pilgrims. It is under UNESCO protection as an object of cultural and historical legacy. We will finish our One-Day Tour of Temples and Monasteries of Kutaisi at Motsameta Monastery to enjoy fantastic views over the Rioni River gorge.
*We are happy to offer you dinner in Kutaisi home restaurant where you can sample traditional Imereti cuisine accompanied with local wine. Due to limited table availability, we recommend booking the dinner in advance.
- All transfers as per itinerary;
- English speaking guide;
- Mineral water;
- Entrance fees to the museums, mausoleums and other sights.