One Day Tour To Katskhi Pillar And Chiatura From Tbilisi

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Travelers below 3 years not allowed
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Languages:
    English, Russian, Spanish

Overview

If you wish to explore off the beaten path sights, this one day tour to Katskhi pillar and Chiatura from Tbilisi might be interesting. You will visit a monastery on 40 m high hill, where monk Maxime has been living in solitude for 25 years. The Katskhi pillar will gift you breathtaking views, and you will feel the silence of this place. Plunge into the Soviet time visiting Chiatura. Look around the town riding communism-era cable cars.

Highlights

  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Know More about this tour

At 08:00, our driver and guide will meet you at your hotel/place in Tbilisi. Drive to Katskhi pillar. Stunning and mysterious, this 40-meter high natural limestone monolith towers over the gorge of the Karshuna River. On top of the pillar, there is a monastery and reconstructed 8th-century church probably built by the Stylite. There is only one inhabitant: monk Maxime has been living in the monastery for 25 years in solitude and silence.


Continue to Chiatura, an industrial town founded in the late 1800s. In Soviet Georgia, the town was a center of manganese mining. Present Chiatura attracts visitors who are interested in Soviet time industrial left-overs. To feel the past, you can ride communism-era cable cars still used by locals as means of transport. This transport system has a dozen of operating ropeway lines for passengers and two cargo lines for transporting manganese. The total length of the cableways exceeds 6,000 meters.
Located between steep valleys and deep gorges Chiatura will leave an unforgettable impression on anyone visiting this off the beaten track Georgian destination.


Drive back to Tbilisi. Drop off at your hotel/place.

Inclusions

  • All transfers as per itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide;
  • Cable car ride;
  • Mineral water (0,5l per person per day).

Exclusions

  • Lunch

Hotel Pick-Up

  • At checkout we'll ask you to provide your hotel information. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.
  • In case you have not booked your hotel, Don't Worry ! Once your hotel arrangements are finalized, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.