Step In Ancient Sites of Mtskheta and Uplistsikhe

Cultural & Theme Tours in Georgia

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Enjoy 40-minute drive to the area of Mtskheta, former capital of Georgia, where outstanding examples of medieval religious architecture in the Caucasus are represented. They show the high artistic and cultural level attained by this ancient kingdom. It was here that St. Nino converted the royal family to Christianity in the 4th century, visit the hill top Jvari church dating from the 4th century and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral from the 12th century.After enjoying traditional world famous Georgian cuisine –drive on to the town of Gori in the heart of Kartli region. Gori is the birthplace of Stalin and there is a museum about his life to visit. Later, head towards Uplistsikhe an ancient cave town (from the 6th century BC) – lying on the route of the Great Silk Road. Enjoy relaxing transfer in a comfortable vehicle to your hotel in Tbilisi.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Liberty SquareDepart from Freedom / Liberty Square. Also, we offer pickup service. Stop At: Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionFirst sight is Jvari church dating from the 4th century, listed as the UNESCO World Heritage.Duration: 50 minutesStop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionThe Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - present construction dates with 12th century. Covered with engravings, monument retells medieval stories. It is listed as the UNESCO World Heritage. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Stalin Museum, Gori, Shida Kartli RegionGori is the birthplace of Stalin. Hence, in the museum one can have a glimpse of the Georgian Soviet history.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Gori, Shida Kartli RegionUplistsiche or Uplitsikhe is an ancient cave town, where one can explore prehistorical remains. Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Liberty SquareDrive back to Tbilisi

What’s included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • All activities
  • Entry/Admission - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Stalin Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Uplistsiche Cave Town

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch