6 Day Pilgrim Tour
As the second nation to convert to Christianity in the 4th century, Georgia’s architectural inheritance is exceptionally rich. There are over 12 000 historical monuments in the country. 6th century churches standing guard on mountaintops, unique cave cities carved into the rock – these are just few marvels to mention.
Discover David Gareji
Rock-hewn monastery complex of David Gareja is one of the most remarkable of Georgia’s historical sites. The complex was founded in the 6th century by David (St. David Garejeli), one of the thirteen Assyrian monks. Later it was extended and developed. Despite the harsh environment, the monastery remained an important centre of religious and cultural activity for many centuries. The complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face. Uniqueness of the monastery is heightened by semi desert landscape that turns green and blooms with flowers in early summer. The monastery remains active today and serves as a popular destination of tourism and pilgrimage.
The Church of St. George at Alaverdi was initially constructed by Assyrian Father, St. Joseph of Alaverdeli, in the 6th century, whereas in the first quarter of the 11th century one of the largest domed cathedral in Georgia was erected at the same spot. Its monumental facades have been designed in the laconic style characteristic of Kakhetian architecture. Various buildings from different periods and serving different functions survive on the church territory, surrounded by the 17th-18th wall. Alaverdi is the highest among the old churches of Georgia. It was an important spiritual, cultural and educational center for many centuries.
- Transfers from/to the airport
- Transportation per the tour program
- Guiding service per the tour program
- Museum fee
Tbilisi – 3 nights (BB)
Signagi – 1 nights (BB)
Telavi – 1 night (BB)
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