Mtskheta and Uplistsikhe

Day Trips & Excursions in Georgia

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The ancient churches of Mtskheta, the former capital of Georgia, are unique and striking examples of the religious architecture of the medieval Caucasus. Gori is a small town in Georgia, known primarily as the birthplace of Stalin. The cave town Uplistsikhe - the city-fortress of the eastern Georgian kingdom of Kartli was carved into the rocks of the Kvernaki Range, on the left bank of the Kura
Mtskheta is located at the confluence of the Aragva and Kura rivers at a distance of 21 km. north of Tbilisi.The tour begins with a visit to the monastery temple of Jvari, immortalized in literature by Mikhail Lermontov (poem "Mtsyri") (6-7 cc.). From the temple there is a fascinating view of the city of Mtskheta. Then visit the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, the second largest church in Georgia. The cathedral has always been the heart of the Georgian church and is so today. Then you will go to Uplistsikhe, an ancient cave city, one of the oldest settlements in Georgia. The city-castle fascinates with its unusual appearance. Like giant pores on the rocks, the cave grottos gap, inside which life once boiled. The end of the excursion in the house museum of Joseph Stalin in Gori, where the famous armored train of the leader of the people is located. Return to Tbilisi.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees

What’s not included