Religious Tours

Religious Tours

church & monastery

Georgia was one of the first countries to accept Christianity. Religious tours in Georgia are uniqe and impressive

 

Day 1

The tour starts from the visit to  Sameba Cathedral – the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Trip to Metekhi cliff, where is located the Catholic Church of the Ascension of the Virgin Mary built in the XIII-th century.

Trip to the ancient Narikala Fortress by the cable car

Tour continues to Sioni Cathedral named after Mount Zion in Jerusalem. The cathedral keeps the Grapevine cross of St.Nino, which is the major symbol of Georgian Orthodox Church.

Next stop – Anchiskhati Church, the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi, built in the VI-th century.

After we will visit aleksander neveli church

The destination of the tour – mama daviti church there is a mtatsminda phanteon

 

Day 2

Departure to Mtskheta, the ancient town and the first capital of Georgia. Here Christianity was proclaimed the state religion. Mtskheta is the cult place for all Georgians. & they called second jerusalem

Climb up the hill to Jvari Monastery – the amazing symbol of the Georgian church architecture. According to the legend, at the site of the monastery St.Nino established one of her three crosses. The name «jvari» is translated from Georgian as «a cross».

Visit to Svetitskoveli Cathedral – one of the principle cathedrals of Georgian Orthodox Church, UNESCO heritage site. Here is buried Christ’s robe.

Visit to Samtavro Transfiguration Orthodox Church and Nunnery of  Nino in Mtskheta, built in the IV century by King Mirian III of Iberia

Trip to Shio-Mgvime Monastery – a medieval monastic complex established in the second half of the VI-th century by one of the 13 Assyrian fathers – Shio.

Return to Tbilisi

 

Day 3

Departure to Kakheti – the oldest wine region of Georgia

Visit the town of love, Sighnagi, which is located on the top of the hill and is surrounded by the wall with 28 towers.

Visit to the Monastery of  Nino at Bodbe where was buried the founder of Christianity in Georgia, St. Nino.

The last excursion of the tour to David Gareja a rock-hewn monastery complex founded in the VI century by David (St. David Garejeli), one of the thirteen Assyrian fathers.

Overnight in telavi

 

Day 4

Tour to Alaverdi Monastery. It was founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph Alaverdeli, who was originally from Antioch

Trip to Nekresi historic town of Kakheti region. Here you will see Nekresi Church located in very scenic place.

Visit to Ikalto academy which was one the important cultural-scholastic center of Georgia.

 of the end return back in tbilisi