PILGRIM TOUR

PILGRIM TOUR

 

 

 

Warm Greeting from Georgia

 

      We are Travel Agency “Reach Point Georgia”. We work all year long and we arrange tours for each season, we want everyone to visit and know our stunning country, thus we provide almost all kinds of tours for all kind of people – even people with disabilities, we offer extreme, cultural, adventurous, exotic, entertaining, and other kinds of tours and guarantee inimitable and unforgettable memories and impressions!

      But our key point is pilgrim tour. As our nation has been orthodox Christian since the 4 th century, this so called “direction” Pilgrim tours are more than dear for us! We have great amount of nunneries monasteries, churches chapels, cathedrals, holy and sacred places, where people have witnessed many miracles and physical healing facts. We are blessed to have saints livied on the land of our country. Only Mtskheta is enough to be mentioned – an ancient capital of Georgia so called “Second Jerusalem”. Where the robe of Christ is kept!

 

Day 1. Arrival in Tbilisi

     Arrival at Shota Rustaveli international airport, you will be welcomed by a representative of our company, transfer by comfortable transport to the hotel. Check in. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 2: Tbilisi: Attending holy service at 10 a.m.

  • Sameba Cathedral (Cathedral of Holy Trinity) – second largest orthodox church in the world
  • Transfiguration Monastery – little oasis in the city center
  • Metekhi – an ancient church from where you can see picturesque panorama
  • Narikala Fortress – shelter for people during invasions in Tbilisi
  • Anchiskhati church- dates back from the 4th century
  • Sioni Cathedral – the place where coronations of patriarchs of Georgia used to be held
  • Lurji Monastery (Blue Monastery)
  • John The Theologian church – one more Russian church which is particular in its architecture
  • Mama Daviti church– dates back from the 6th century, there used to serve one of the Assyrian fathers – father Davit Garejeli 

Overnight in Tbilisi

 

Day 3:  Mtskheta: Attending holy service at 10 a.m.

  • Jvari Monastery (Monastery of the Cross) – belongs to the 6th century – situated on a hill where the Rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi meet each other
  • Svetitskhoveli – under the church is buried the Robe of Christ and Prophet Elijah’s sheepskin cloak; Svetitskhoveli is called “second Jerusalem”
  • Samtavro Nunnery – here served St. Nino – who converted Georgians to Christianity, here also rests the imperishable body of miraculous St Father Gabriel
  • Shio Mghvime Monastery – founded in the 6th century by Assyrian father – Shio (then called Shio Mghvimeli)
  • Dimitrios Thessaloniki  Monastery
  • Trip to Kakheti

Overnight in Sighnaghi

 

Day 4: kakheti

Liturgy at 10a.m.

  • St Nino Nunnery – Bodbe – stunning place where St Nino is buried
  • Udabno Monastery (Desert Monastery) – impressive place carved in rocks
  • Davit Gareji – monastery complex curved in huge rocks, that used to be the center of theological education

Overnight in Sighnaghi

 

Day 5:kakheti

Attending Liturgy at 10a.m.

  • Gurjaani Kovlatsminda – architectural masterpiece – two dome church which is unique throughout the world
  • Illya Lake – amazing blue lake sunk into the woods – the place that will leave you under unforgettable impressions
  • Gremi – Monastery Complex of great history
  • Nekresi Monastery
  • Akhali Shuamta
  • Alaverdi – the highest cathedral (After Sameba cathedral) in Georgia
  • Wine tasting and supper in Velistsikhe

Overnight in Tbilisi

 

Day 6: Borjomi

  • Borjomi Park – place full of pine trees where from the ground naturally flows mineral water – having healing and curing affect
  • St Seraphim Sarovski Monastery – similar and exact analogue of the one in Russia
  • Sadgeri St George Monastery
  • Mtsvane Monastery – hidden into the woods, everything is green around- even the walls of the church, that’s why it is called Mtsvane Monastery (Mtsvane in Georgian means – Green)

Overnight in Borjomi ( or Akhaltsikhe )

 

Day 7: Akhaltsikhe

  • Sapara Monastery –  place hidden into picturesque nature
  • Rabati Fortress – historical place in town Akhaltsikhe which used to be the main city of old Samtskhe and the residence of Samtskhe noblemen
  • Khertvisi Fortress – of middle ages in South Georgia
  • Vardzia – mysterious cave town – carved in huge rocks; here you will witness churches, water systems, houses and secret tunnels carved into the rocks

Overnight in Akhaltsikhe

 

Day 8: Akhaltsikhe

  • Poka Nunnery
  • Poka Monastery
  • Paravani Lake (the largest lake in Georgia)
  • Transfer in Tbilisi

Overnight in Tbilisi

 

Day 9. Departure

At the hotel you will be provided with a comfortable car towards the airport, with pleasant memories of the most beautiful places in Georgia.

Tour includes:

  • Transfer from/to the airport 
  • Overnight at a hotel: 4 nights in Tbilisi, 2 night Sighnaghi, 1 night in Borjomi ( or Akhaltsikhe ), 1 night in Akhaltsikhe
  • All breakfasts at the hotel
  • Wine tasting and supper in Velistsikhe
  • Comfortable transport services during the tour
  • Guide services
  • Water ( 1 bottle per day )
  • Tickets (to the museum and to tourist locations)

Excludes:

  • Sulphur baths” & Qisa entrance fee 20 EUR per person

Child Policy:

  • For children up to 6 years old free of charge.
  • From 6 to 12 years old, the cost of the tour is 50%.

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