After breakfast visit Kutaisi farmer’s market, where you can find local products, fruit, vegetables, cheese and traditional sweets, start the sightseeing tour of Kutaisi surroundings. First, drive to the Gelati Academy and Monastery complex, established in the 12th century. The complex is included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites list. For a long time Gelati Academy and Monastery was one of the main cultural and intellectual centers of Georgia.
Continue to Bagrati Cathedral dating back to the 11th c. The site is also included in UNESCO World Heritage sites list. The cathedral is standing on a hill, overlooking the city of Kutaisi. It is named after the first king of unified Georgia – Bagrat the Third.
From Bagrati, drive to Sataplia. Sataplia Nature Reserve is famous for well-preserved fossilized footprints of a dinosaur, conserved in one of the caves of Sataplia.
Drive back to Tbilisi.
Optional sightseeing: Prometheus cave, also known as Kumistavi, is one of the most popular caves among the tourists. Prometheus cave has 22 halls, six of which are open for visitors. The total length of the karst cave is 11 km.