David Gareja Monastery Tour with Cooking Class & Lunch - in Tbilisi - LikeALocal Guide

David Gareja Monastery Tour with Cooking Class & Lunch


60 EUR

Walk through one of the most remarkable historic sites in Georgia – the David Gareja Cave Monastery before taking a cooking class with a local family and feasting on food from the Svaneti region!

Duration: 6 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Mari
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"Wherever you go, go with all your heart"- Confucius

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My name is Mari and i am licensed tour guide. I have been working as a tour guide since 2015. I spent last 2 years communicating with some amazing people and rediscovering my country.

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  • Discover David Gareja Cave Monastery
  • Meet the ecomigrants in the village of Udabno
  • Enjoy local food from Svaneti and a cooking master class

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This tour takes you close to the border with Azerbaijan to see the remarkable David Gareja Cave Monastery. You’ll be blown away by the hundreds of cave structures that have been carved out of the mountainside. This Georgian Orthodox center was founded in the 6th century by one of the 13 Assyrian monks.

After Gareja Monastery we will visit the desert village of Udabno which is home to many ecomigrants. There you will take part in a cooking class to learn how to prepare food from the Svaneti region. You’ll then sit down with a local family to feast on the food you have prepared as well as other local dishes before heading back to Tbilisi.

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What’s included & not included

  • Friendly tour guide
  • Transportation with comfortable and nonsmoking car
  • lunch in local family
  • masterclass in local family
  • your personal expense

Meeting point

your hotel or your accommodation

Reviews from travellers (1)


A great day
We had a great day. A perfect daytrip if you want to see an unique landscape and experience the real Georgia.
No tour to see as much as possible in one day. but a tour where you learn a lot about Georgia, it's people and food. Thank you!

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Wonderful tour, delicious wine
Mariam and her driver George took us on a wonderful day trip out of Tbilisi. We enjoyed gaining an insight into Georgian culture and history - and winemaking - and tasting the products thereof at excellent wineries around Signagi.

Thank you to Mariam for her excellent knowledge and presentation, and to George for his safe driving.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour.
Fantastic insight into Old and New Tbilisi
Mari is a intelligent and insightful guide. She showed us some lesser known sights of Tbilisi linked it with the complex history of this fascinating country, She is well educated and could answer our myriad of questions. She helped us buy tickets to the Ballet from the Tbilisi opera house and recommended some great restaruants. Thank you Mari. Great Tour. Great Guide.
the hidden beauty of Tbilisi
The tour was incredible, as we saw places we would have never discovered alone. Mariam is an amazing guide, her storytelling is powerful in sharing all the love she has for this beautiful country. Super recommended!
Edu & Ale
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