Christian Georgia
9 Days Tour
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Georgia distinguished for its original architecture, Christian temples and cave monasteries is becoming more and more called for and attractive destination in pilgrim tourism routes... Christian religion has played the greatest role both in the cultural life as well as arts and the traditions of Georgia which still determine the nation's present-day mode of life.    Georgia, one among the first nations who adopted Christianity, evidences its past by numerous and divine monasteries and churches, fortresses, and/or architectural monuments, all this in harmony with incomparable nature allow us to call the places "the Land of Gods".    
1 day
Departure to Tbilisi
2 day
Tbilisi city tour – National Museum – Holy Mass and Meeting with Catholic Bishop in Georgia
3 day
Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Jvari Monastery * – Svetitskhoveli Cathedral * – Samtarvo Monastery – Kutaisi **
4 day
Kutaisi – Bagrati Cathedral *– Gelati Monastery * – Ceramic market – Akhatlsikhe
5 day
Akhaltsikhe – Varzia cave monastery – Rabat Fortress – Meeting with Benedictine Sisters   
6 day
Akhaltsikhe – Uplistsikhe cave city – Ananuri Fortress – Gudauri
7 day
Gudauri – Jvari Pass – Kazbegi – Gergeti Trinity Church – Tbilisi
8 day
Tbilisi – Signagi – Bodbe Monastery – Tbilisi
9 day
Departure from Tbilisi
 

* (UNESCO) ** Meeting with Katholik Comunity
NB. The program provides for both daily mass as well as exclusive meetings with the Episcope of the Georgian Catholic Church and other representatives of the Catholic worlds of Armenia and Georgia.

NOTE
The agency reserves the right to make some necessary amendments to the program, depending on the organizational issues (this, of course, subject to a preliminary agreement with the group leader).   




Accommodation
Upon request can be offered 3, 4 and 5* luxury and international brand hotels in Tbilisi, as well as many comfortable boutique, small hotels and guesthouses in regions.  

Transport
Transportation –according to the program - by six-seat air-conditioned mini vans, 10-12-seat mini buses, or big and comfortable tourist buses, depending on the number of tourists in a group.

Guides
Throughout the travel tourists will enjoy services of professional Italian- French-, English-, German-, and Polish-speaking guides with the proper knowledge of history and culture.

Boarding
The tour price generally includes full board, although, on request, half board or a single-meal (hotel-served breakfast) package can be offered. Breakfast is included both in Tbilisi-based hotel's prices, as well as in the price-lists of small hotels and guesthouses located in provinces, where a dinner is also served. The lunch also includes mineral water, tea and/or coffee. Dinners are generally served at traditional Tbilisi-based restaurants offering a diversity of local cuisine or at a hotel/guesthouse restaurant.   

Note
On the 7th day of the program, one-hour walking-tour to Gergeti Trinity Church (at 2170 m above sea level) is envisaged; on-site taxi service is offered at extra cost.