Day trip

From Tbilisi: Guided Group Tour to Kutaisi and Sataplia Cave

Activity provider: Local Guide Guram

From Tbilisi: Guided Group Tour to Kutaisi and Sataplia Cave

Activity provider: Local Guide Guram

From US$ 50 per person

Depart Tbilisi and head to the region of Imereti in western Georgia. Visit the Gelati Monastery, explore Sataplia Nature Reserve, and tour Kutaisi's important landmarks.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 7 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel in time to Georgia's golden era as your tour the Gelati Monastery
  • Experience a different part of the country and head westwards to Kutaisi
  • Spend time in the Sataplia Nature Reserve and visit its enchanting caves
  • See the footprints of fossilized dinosaurs and spot the remains of beehives
  • Be impressed by the grandiose of the Bagrati Cathedral and its hilltop view
Full description

Experience a different part of Georgia and head westward to the Imereti region. See the city of Kutaisi's landmarks like the Bagrati Cathedral or White Bridge. Visit the city's surrounding attractions such as the Gelati Monastery and the Sataplia Nature Reserve.

Travel from Tbilisi westward towards the Black Sea and feel as the climate changes from dry to more humid. On your way to Kutaisi, take a break and then also visit the Gelati Monastery. Explore the 12th-century structure with its academy buildings and the main cathedral.

Learn about the monastery's history and its relation to Georgia's golden age. See the burial place of King David IV, known for building the monastery, uniting the country, and moving the capital from Kutaisi to Tbilisi.

After spending time at the monastery, set off to the Sataplia Nature Reserve. The reserve is located at a high altitude and hosts leafy forests with fossilized dinosaur footprints dating more than 1300 million years ago.

Have the chance to explore the reserve's caves and learn about their associations with bees. Once home to many wild bee species, only one survives in the mountains of the reserve. Check out traces of the hives of these bees.

From the reserve arrive in Kutaisi and tour its landmarks. Stop at the Bagrati Cathedral, dating back to the 11th-century, and enjoy the view from its hilltop location. Learn about its historic defensive fortress walls and the damage and reconstruction it has undergone.

During your time in Kutaisi have time to eat lunch at your own expense and afterward visit the White Bridge before heading back to Tbilisi.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entry tickets
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

I will meet you in main fountain of Pushkin Square Near Tourism information center Holding Small Banner written LOCAL GUIDE

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • There is some places where costumers have to walk down, for example inside of the caves

Product ID: 413311