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Short Trip Kutaisi 2 Days

As a private trip?
All our travel offers can also be booked as a private journey to have advantages such as, flexible date choice and individual support of your personal guide. On our private journeys you travel alone or with a private group, e.g. with your family or friends, and have a guide and a driver exclusively at your group’s disposal.

travel date participants
March to November 2 - 12 enquiry »

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Touroperator Tamuna Kuprashvili

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duration: 2 days / 1 night
tour guide: English-speaking
catering: Half board
difficulty: 2

Effortless, short hikes (up to 2 hours)

The two-day short trip leads you to Imereti and Racha. The route runs along the Silk Road towards West Georgia, heart of ancient Colchis. The schedule envisions visiting Gelati and Motsameta Monasteries and the Bagrati Cathedral, once the boldest construction in Georgia. You will also discover the jewel of the Georgian church architecture, the richly ornamented Nikortsminda in the deep green mountainous region Racha.

Highlights

  • Kutaisi, ancient capital of Colchis
  • Gelati Monastery 12th c.
  • Bagrati Cathedral 11th c.
  • Motsameta Monastery
  • Churches Ubisa

Program

1Silk Road and ancient capital of Colchis

Gelati Monastery, Motsameta Monastery, Kutaisi historical centre

Journey west along a branch of the age-old Silk Road where we take a short break at Stalin’s birth house (no museum visit). Next we continue our journey to Kutaisi, the old capital of Colchis and an important politico-cultural centre in the Middle Ages. En route we visit Monastery Motsameta, a place of special healing power and a frequented holy place of pilgrimage. Shortly before arriving in Kutaisi we visit the Gelati Monastery, standing out for its extraordinary architecture and listed among the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Here, in the 12th century, King David the Builder founded one of the very first academies worldwide. In the afternoon we take a relaxed walk through the historical centre of Kutaisi and visit the recently restored Bagrati Church (10th-11th c.), another UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, once the boldest construction in Georgia due to its generously spacious interior.

Driving distance: approx. 270km, time: approx. 5 hrs.
Overnight stay in Kutaisi (-/-/D)

2Heyday of stonemasonry and fresco painting

Mountain region Racha, Nikortsminda Church, Ubisa Church

After breakfast journey to the mountain region Racha, whose inhabitants are known for their kind and tranquil nature. Here we visit the Nikortsminda Church, situated in a dreamy Rachan village. The church is among the most important constructions of the Middle Ages. Being by far the most richly decorated church in Georgia, Nikortsminda is a sightseeing must. Afterwards we head back to Tbilisi across the Rikoti Pass, a natural divide between East- and West Georgia. En route we visit the Ubisa Church with its excellently preserved frescos of the 13th century.

Driving distance: approx. 320km, time: approx. 6 hrs.

Services

Transfer:

  • According to the programme, in a comfortable minibus

Guide:

  • English-speaking GEORGIA INSIGHT guide

Accommodation:

  • Kutaisi, family-run hotel 1x
  • Room with own shower/WC

Board:

  • Dinner on day 1
  • Breakfast on day 2
  • One bottle of water a day

Entrances:

  • According to the programme

 

Info

Tips

Generally, if you were satisfied with quality and service a small tip is welcome. 

Weather

The temperature in the lowlands from June to august can rise up to 40-45 degrees, sunscreen with high protection factor is strongly recommended. In the mountain regions on the other side, the temperature may get to approx. 20-25 degrees, in the evening it often cools down to 15-20 degrees.

Kintsvilis Monastery

The Kintvisi Monastery has a particularly stict dress regulations. Ladies have to wear a longer skirt and a headscarf, gentlemen - long trousers (below knee) and a shirt with sleeves covering the shoulders. 

Long driving distance

Some day-routes require a relatively longer driving distance. Nevertheless, they are carefully planned to be diverse and exciting. You are welcome to have photo stops and/or a picnic en route.

Open questions

You can further information under the menu point Travel information and FAQs. Should there be any open questions left, please feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone. We will be happy to answer any further questions you have.

Travel component

The travel offer is meant as a component possible to be done separately or to be integrated in a longer itinerary with other travel components to your choice. Therefore, the standard version of the travel offer does not include the accommodation in Tbilisi. 

Price list

participants price per person
6 140 €
5 155 €
4 185 €
3 230 €
2 315 €

all prices incl. a double room
surcharge for a single occupancy: 25 € per person