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Kutaisi Ancient City and Prometheus Cave Tour

1. Kutaisi Ancient City and Prometheus Cave Tour

The Kutaisi day tour begins with a walk through old streets of the downtown area, which you will see amazing historical monuments. After an hour of sightseeing, climb aboard a comfortable tour bus and head to villages in the surrounding area of Kutaisi. First, you will stop at the Gelati Monastery, built by the most powerful Georgian King David the Builder. Marvel at this architectural masterpiece from the Middle Ages and the astonishing mosaic fresco. Visit the grave of the King and learn about his last will left for generations. Hear legends and stories about heroes defending their homeland, before venturing to your next stop.  Arrive at Motsameta Monastery, which offers awe-inspiring views of the river and the surrounding countryside. It is named after the brothers Davit and Konstantin Mkheidze, tortured by Arabs for defending Christianity. Bagrati Cathedral will show you its own story and an impressive panoramic view of the city. Discover the unforgettable beauty of Prometheus Cave and feel like a hero of a mysterious adventure when riding a boat across the underground lake. There is also the opportunity for some hiking at the end, for the more resistant and curious, through Sataplia forest reserve with a cave and prehistoric footprints of dinosaurs (optional).

From Tbilisi: Soviet Chiatura, Katskhi Pillar & Kutaisi

2. From Tbilisi: Soviet Chiatura, Katskhi Pillar & Kutaisi

Travel back in time to Soviet Georgia and discover Chiatura’s classic cable car, a historical sanatorium, the Katskhi Pillar, and the Bagrati Cathedral with your guide. Known for its Soviet-style architecture, Chiatura is a favorite destination for urban explorers and photographers.  Start your exploration on a Soviet-era cable car ride to the sanatorium. See the typical Soviet Georgian apartment blocks which dominate the city. Next, discover the gravity-defying Katskhi Pillar, the naturally-formed 40 meter-tall limestone pillar with an ancient Orthodox monastery perched on top. Every day, local monks living below make the nerve-wracking 20-minute ascent up a thin metal ladder bolted to the side of the rock.  Continue to the Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi, an icon of medieval Georgian architecture which was once listed as a UNESCO Heritage site. Find out why the controversial cathedral was removed from the list in 2012.

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What people are saying about Kutaisi

Overall rating

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based on 4 reviews

⭐Perfect tour to see chiatura and kutaisi⭐ I know a lot of travelers come to see ️Georgia's nature, and of course it's worth it. But I would strongly argue that this tour should also go. This tour gave me a deep understanding of Georgia's history and why Georgians have such a good and passionate disposition. Guide sally and driver george are so perfect they have a warm heart and passion☺️ I toured chiatura and got to know more about the history of Georgia and I think their independence and struggle is really cool and should be respected Katskhi Pillar is amazing how can you build a church on that high⛰️ i'm not a christian but i almost cried in kutaisi Without this tour, it would be difficult to appreciate the amazing of chiatura and kutaisi and it would have been difficult to go. but thanks god I met this tour

the day we had chosen to take the trip there were just 2 travelers, my friend and me, so we were given a ride in a brand new and spacious private car. Sally, the enthusiast guide and Georgi, the discreet and careful driver were the best one could get. Sally who spoke fluent english, had been in chiatura many times before and she was quite knowledgeable of the history and the city details. I think that Chiatura constitutes a typical representation of a soviet era mining town, though semi-abandoned today, after the mining operations have been reduced to a minimum. Its characteristics are the numerous cable cars that crisscross the sky connecting different neighborhoods, kind of flying taxis. Apart from the moody atmosphere, the town is set in a very picturesque landscape, inside a valley with a river crossing it.

A most interesting, thought-provoking, and above all enjoyable tour of the historic Georgian city of Kutaisi. Monstaries, caves, ruins, parks, museums...a lot to take in. Best of all, you are guided by a very friendly and knowledgeable Kutaisi native who will make sure this will be a day to remember.

Giorgi is an excellent tour guide with impeccable English. He changed the itinerary according to our wishes and added some extra highlights. I would definitely book himmagsin for the next tour.

Georgi è stato un’ottimo autista e una buona guida. Sempre prodigo di spiegazioni e sempre con il sorriso.