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David Gareji

  • Monday
  • Friday
Departure: 09:00
Duration: appr. 8 h.
Tour guide:
  • english

Trip to the mysterious semi desert Gareja. Visiting one of the oldest monasteries in Georgia. Monastic life first emerged here in the 6th century. Not only a significant part of ancient Georgian manuscripts, but even an own unique fresco painting style – the School of Gareja – is the long-lasting legacy of the monk communities.


  • Steppe desert Gareja

  • Lavra Monastery David Gareji 6th century

  • Udabno Monastery 6th century

  • Ruins of Ninotsminda church 6th century


09:00 h Departure
11:30 h Arrival in Gareji
11:30 h Visiting the Udabno Monastery
13:30 h Visiting the Lawra Kloster
15:30 h Coffee break
16:00 h Departure to Ninotsminda
17:30 h Visiting Ninotsminda
18:00 h Departure to Tbilisi
19:00 h Arrival in Tbilisi



  • Transfer: a comfortable & air-conditioned vehicle (minibus or off-road vehicle)
  • Guide: an English-speaking GEORGIA INSIGHT guide
  • Board: a bottle of water, coffee/tea
  • Entrances: according to the programme


Sturdy, comfortable and ankle-high shoes, as well as sun protection required (long-sleeved shirt, sun hat recommended), it can get very hot at noon.

Ladies will need a headscarf for the David Gareji monastery (can be borrowed on site).

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