Day trip

From Tbilisi: David Gareji Monastery Where Time Stands Still

Activity provider: Tours in Georgia
Day trip

From Tbilisi: David Gareji Monastery Where Time Stands Still

Activity provider: Tours in Georgia

From US$ 165 per person

Davit Gareji is one of the outstanding religious and cultural centers of Georgia. In addition to its religious value, this complex carved into the rock will impress you with its beauty.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup included
From your accommodation in Tbilisi.
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Visit the top attractions of the area
  • Travel with experienced and safe drivers
  • Learn about the area’s history and culture as you go
  • Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour from Tbilisi
Full description
The Davit Gareji Monastery complex was founded in the first half of the 6th century by one of the holy Assyrian fathers - David. The settlement of David in one of the caves was the beginning of the foundation of that religious and cultural center, which numbered 12 monasteries once. The complex of Davit Gareji carved into the rock is one of the largest among such carved complexes. The monastery of Bertubani is one of the cave monasteries in the Davit Gareji complex, the painting of which arouses the interest among visitors. The monastery of St. John the Baptist is also located in the Davit Gareji complex, 12 kilometers west from the lavra of David, is a single complex carved into the rock. It was founded in the 6th and 7th centuries by a disciple of David Garedjeli, Lucian. Then, visit the medieval Udabno (desert) Monastery in the Davit Gareji complex. The cave monastery encompasses many cell churches. The main structure of the ensemble is the Church of the Virgin Mary. In the monastery, there is a painting preserved in which the life cycle of David Garedjeli was recorded for the first time. The oldest layer of the main temple painting dates from the second half of the 10th century.    
  • Planning - Coordination - Tour implementation
  • Transportation on a comfortable minivan
  • Shooting group photos
  • English-speaking or Russian-speaking guide services
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets

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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No minimum age required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is smart casual

    Product ID: 163263