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Protected by the Virgin Mary

There is a legend stating that Georgia is the country rendered to the Holy Virgin and the country is under protection of Mother of God. The shroud of Jesus Chris, sewn by the Holy Virgin, bad been interred in Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in the city of Mtskheta.



Tour programe:

Day 1. Arrival to Tbilisi, airport transfer  and accommodation.

Day 2. Tbilisi tour: Saint Trinity Cathedral, attending the liturgy, monastery complex of Icon of the Our Lady of Iveria (on Makhata hill); Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Monastery.

Day 3. Museum-city of Mtskheta; Jvari Monastery (Jvari in Georgian means a cross), Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Convent of Samtavro, Antiochia monastery; monastery ensemble of Shio-mghvime.

Day 4. Kakheti region: monastery ensemble of David Garedja, attending liturgy in St. Nicolas church; Bodbe Monastery where St. Nino is buried, cleansing with sanctified water. Night in Ikalto.

Day 5. Ikalto Academy, monastery complex Alaverdi, medieval citadel of Gremi, monastery complex Nekresi. Departure to the city, and night in Tbilisi.

Day 6. Church of St.David Garedja on the sacred mountain of Mtatsminda (mta – mountain, tsminda – saint), and the Mtatsminda Pantheon; church of saints Apostles of Peter and Paul. Departure to Kutaisi.

Day 7. Monastery ensemble of Gelati, Bagrati Temple, Motsameta Monastery; departure to Tbilisi.

Day 8. Trip to the mountainous region of Kazbegi; on the way – the monastery complex of Ananuri, Lomisa and St. George church; highland village of Sno: Monastery of St. Nicolas the Miracle-worker; monastery of St. George. Overnight in Kazbegi.

Day 9. Monastery of St. Trinity (Gergeti); attending the liturgy; church of the St. Prophet Elijah; church of St. Michael Archangel; departure to Tbilisi.

Day 10. Departure for Bolnisi: Sioni, Monastery of the Holy Virgin. Departure to Tbilisi. Attending the liturgy: Metekhi Church; church of St. Nicolas Miracle-worker.

Day 11. Transfer to airport and departure.


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Tour includes:

  • all transportations;
  • accommodation in 2-3 * hotels and guesthouses;
  • rooms of DBL category;
  • meals 2x day (breakfast and lunch);
  • entrance tickets and guide service.

Not included in price:

  • air fares;
  • insurance.

 


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