Exhilarating Georgia

Chiatura, Katskhi’s Pillar, Prometheus Cave, Kutaisi & Bagrati Cathedral

Travel back in time with a visit to Chiatura, a nostalgic city known by the locals as the “black gold city”. Experience an adrenaline rush climbing to the mountain top in an authentic Soviet era cable-car, the popular mode of transport with the locals (Note: Chiatura cable cars are undergoing renovations from July 2019 and are expected to recommence operation in October 2019). Enjoy a true cultural experience over a delicious home cooked lunch hosted by an Imerelian family.

Marvel at the Katskhis Pillar, fondly referred to as the ‘joke of nature’ by the locals. Learn about the many wondrous legends of this amazing place.

Be thrilled by the overwhelming beauty of the stalagmites in the nearby Prometheus cave.

Enjoy Kutaisi the third largest city in Georgia and explore the fascinating Bagrati Cathedral displaying a unique blend of modern and medieval architecture.

Duration: 13 Hours
Price: 165 GEL pp (stay at Envoy Hostel Tbilisi pay 155 GEL)
Operates: Saturday
Includes: English-speaking guide service, lunch and entry fees
Departs: 8:30 am from Envoy Hostel & Tours | Tbilisi
Returns: 9:00 pm to Envoy Hostel & Tours | Tbilisi
Note: Chiatura cable cars are undergoing renovations and are scheduled to recommence operation in October 2019
Requires: Comfortable walking shoes recommended. To be able to enter the cathedral men need to wear long pants and women need long skirts and a headscarf. Cathedrals have scarves and wrap around skirts available to borrow.

Bookings are essential. Minimum number applies.

Note: This tour is also offered as a private tour on non-scheduled days throughout the year. Please enquire for price of private tour.
 
Tour schedule:
An approximate schedule for the tour is provided below. The hours are indicative only and may vary dependent on individual tour circumstances.
 
8:30 am – departure from envoy Hostel
11:00 – 12:00 – Chiatura
12:15 – 13:15 – Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 – Katskhi’s pillar
15:45 – 16:45 – Prometheus Cave
17:00 – 17:45 – Kutaisi & Bagrati Cathedral
21:30 – Arrival in Tbilisi