Chiatura & Katskhi Pillar

Discover Chiatura's Historical Gems On A Personalized, Exclusive Day Tour
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Overview

Difficulty
Main activity
Imereti  
Destination
Experience type
All year round
Period
7 hours
Duration
1+
Group size
6+
Age range
DTST14
Program code
  • Private tour with expert local guide
  • Unique Soviet-era cable car experience
  • Explore the historic Katskhi Pillar and Mghvimevi Convent
  • Authentic family lunch with a local family in Chiatura
  • Panoramic views of Chiatura’s rugged landscapes

Dive into the heart of Georgia as you explore Chiatura, a town that captures the essence of Soviet heritage wrapped in the natural grandeur of its dramatic landscapes. From the moment you depart from Kutaisi, every turn reveals a story, every site breathes history. Our private tour offers an exclusive journey with a personal guide dedicated to unveiling these narratives, ensuring a day of profound encounters and memorable insights.

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Description

Your adventure begins at your preferred pickup location in Kutaisi, setting the stage for a personalized experience. Traveling through scenic landscapes to Chiatura, your local guide, rich in knowledge, will share the town's industrial saga, enhanced with historical facts and engaging stories.

First, witness the Katskhi Pillar, an imposing natural limestone monolith approximately 40 meters high, historically used by Christian hermits seeking isolation. This site offers not only a physical but also a spiritual elevation, mirroring the ascetics' quest for closeness to the divine.

Continue to the Mghvimevi Convent, a rock-hewn sanctuary dating back to the Middle Ages. This convent is part of a larger monastery complex that includes a two-nave basilica and a bell tower. The iconostasis and frescoes within highlight the profound religious artistry of Georgian culture.

The tour’s centerpiece, the Chiatura cable car ride, presents an engineering relic still in use, offering unmatched views of the town cradled by rugged cliffs, a perfect blend of Georgia’s industrial past and natural beauty.

Enhance your day tour with an authentic Georgian experience by having lunch with a local family in Chiatura. This meal provides a personal touch, allowing you to indulge in homemade dishes and hear stories from residents, embodying the true spirit of Georgian hospitality.

As the day concludes, your private tour ensures a comfortable return to your chosen drop-off point in Kutaisi, reflecting on a journey that has woven together the tapestry of travel, history, and local culture in Georgia.

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Included

Our tour program's list of attractions is a guide, not exhaustive. Unlisted sites may be visited, and listed ones might be viewed from a distance. Conditions like operating hours, weather, or local rules may affect access. Thank you for your understanding.

Prices

  This experience has open departure and can be organized based on your preferred dates. Remember, prices vary based on the exact group size.

From Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2024 Available every day of the week USD 74 Starting at
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