Along the path of Holy Fathers

Along the path of Holy Fathers

Category: Pilgrimage tours
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 7 days
Cities for visit:
Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport
Departure: Tbilisi International Airport


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The Georgian Apostolic Autocephalous Orthodox Church is an autocephalous Eastern Orthodox Church.  It asserts apostolic foundation, and its historical roots can be traced to the conversion of the Kingdom of Iberia to Christianity in the 4th century AD. Historically, adoption of Christianity by the kingdom of Georgia (Iberia) is traced to the missionary efforts of St. Nino of Cappadocia beginning in early fourth century. The Christianization of Georgia progressed over the next several centuries.

Itinerary: Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Kazbegi - Kakheti - Dmanisi - Bolnisi - Tbilisi    

Tour Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport 
Departure: Tbilisi International Airport

 

 

Day one
Welcome to Georgia 
Meeting at Tbilisi International airport and transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation at the hotel.
Welcome dinner in traditional restaurant. 
Overnight in Tbilisi hotel. 

Day two
 
Tbilisi and Mtskheta 
After breakfast Sightseeing tour around TbilisiHoly Trinity Cathedral, Metechi church with panoramic views over the old part of the city, Sioni cathedral, Anchiskhati Church, Narikala fortress, Pantheon on Mtatsminda Mount, The Catholic church and more other sites of the city...
Departure to Mtskheta - ancient capital of Iberia Kingdom. Walking around cozy Mtskheta streets. Visit to the following monasteries: JvariSvetitskhoveli and Samtavro Monasteries. 
Dinner in Mtskheta on the river bank. 
Departure back to Tbilisi for overnight. 

Day three
Stepantsminda & Kazbegi 

After breakfast dparture from Tbilisi to Kazbegi. 
On the way you will have possibility to see Ananuri fortress and Jinvali Water Reservoir is easy via Georgian Military Highway. Ananuri is fortified ensemble, dating from the XVII century, is located on the left bank of river Aragvi, in a magnificent setting at the very shore of Jinvali Water Reservoir. This architectural complex has witnessed several serious battles throughout its history. 
Arrival to Stepantsminda, visiting Gergeti Trinity Church is located near settlement Stapantsminda, on the Gergeti Mountain (2200m a.s.l.).
You can enjoy the breathtaking views to the mount Kazbebi.
Dinner in traditional georgian family. 
Back to Tbilisi for overnight. 

Day four

Kakheti: David Gareja & Sighnaghi 
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to David Gareja a rock-hewn monastery complex, which includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face. Visiting Sighnaghi - sightseeing tour around the city; Bodbe Monastery - an active women monastery, where St. Nino is buried. In the middle ages, the cathedral was the site of coronation of all Kakhetian Kings.
Departure to Telavi for dinner and overnight.

Day five

Kakheti & surroundings
After breakfast we are going to visit: Alaverdi, Gremi & Nekresi monasteries. 
Wine degustation in Kvareli wine Tunnel-complex. Lunch in Kvareli restaurant. 
Departure to Tbilisi through Gombori pass, and on the way visit to New & Old Shuamta monastery comlex
Overnight in Tbilisi. 

Day six

Dmanisi & Bolnisi
After breakfast we are going to visit Dmanisi townlet. It was strong and populous city stretched on crossing of important trade ways from Byzantium and Persia. Its surroundings are full of reminders about glorious historical past. Rather recently, scientists have found the fact, that long before the city experienced its prosperity and decay, there was a settlement of primitive ancestors of modern humans. 
Visiting Bolnisi Sioni Church - one of the five Sioni churches in Georgia (VI-VII centuries). It is located right in the territory of the ancient city. There are fragments of frescos saved in the interior dating to the reign of George IV. According to the code of the Georgian chronicles "Kartlis Tskhovreba ", Georgian King Vakhtang III (1298/1302-1308) is buried in Dmanisi Sioni. 
Dinner in Bolnisi, local restaurant. 
Departure back to Tbilisi. 

Day seven

Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Tbilisi international airport.
See you soon in Georgia!  


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