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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Lots of history and beauty in Tbilisi
We loved our time with Mari. She is born and raised in Tbilisi, loves English, and has an amazing way to adapt to each person on her tour based on their culture and interest. We so enjoyed our time with her and it maximized our too-short time in Tbilisi. We love the city and can't wait to come back for much longer. I highly recommend investing in your visit by spending time with Mari.
Walking, looking, searching
We‘ve booked the walking tour for 3 hours. It was great to see streets and ways you wouldn‘t notice. Even we are discovering staircases in private houses you would never visit. Also noteworthy: this little bakery downstairs were you can get great katchapuri. At least it‘s almost a complete city tour. And if you have special questions like where to get the metro card you could ask your guide. Ours helped to buy it :)

Thanks a lot. Very friendly guide. Thanks to Mari
Wonderful winery tour
Had a wonderful trip with Mari and George, despite the weather. They both nice and polite, described the true Georgian peole. Mari knows what she’s doing and friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Highly recommend.
Amazing day in Kakhetia!
I trully can't think of something wrong with this tour. Our guide Mari is amazing starting from the knowledge she has about her gourgeous country and the region to the feeling you get as if you were long time friends. The driver was great as well. They were puntual and open to any requests.
Amazing people!
Mari, amazing guide... Polite... Positive... Knowledgable Person... Explained each and everything about Mtskheta & Georgian Culture as a whole. Lived the Georgian tale! Great Experience!
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