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$31.18 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full Day Private Tour of Tbilisi and Mtskheta

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionIn the morning the guide and driver will pick you up from your centrally located accommodation in Tbilisi and start driving to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia. You’ll visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites located in this small town. First stop is Jvari Monastery dating back to 6th century AD. Standing on the top of the hill, it overlooks the town of Mtskheta and the confluence of two rivers Aragvi and Mtkvari. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionAfter visiting the monastery drive down and reach Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, which is one of the most sacred places in whole Georgia, and is said to have Christ’s robe preserved in it.Duration: 1 hourStop At: The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionTake a lunch break in one of the local restaurants with tasty Georgian dishes like Khinkali and Khachapuri and then take a nice walk in the town. Visit local wine shop where you can buy some Georgian Wines. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Metekhi Cathedral, TbilisiLeave Mtskheta and drive back to Tbilisi to visit main attractions of the city. First stop is Metekhi plateau & church 13th c which presents one of the most important architectural monuments of old Tbilisi. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Narikala Fortress, TbilisiTake a ride to Narikala Fortress 4th c by aerial cable car – one of the best places to enjoy panoramic views of the city. Explore the ruins of the fortress and then stroll down to Sulfur Bathhouse district, to Legtakhevi area and then Meidan square & Shardeni street neighborhood. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Abanotubani, TbilisiAbanotubani is the ancient district of Tbilisi, Georgia, known for its sulphuric baths.Located at the eastern bank of the Mtkvari River at the foot of Narikala fort across Metekhisubani, Abanotubani is an important historic part of the city: it is where according to a legend the King of Iberia, Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon fell, leading to a discovery of the hot springs and, subsequently, to founding of a new capital.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Meidan Bazaar, TbilisiAfter Abanotubani & visiting small waterfall in Legvtakhevi head to Meidan Square & nearby street Shardeni, Cotton row & Iron row. Here you can find numerous souvenir shops, art galleries and cafesDuration: 1 hour

$70 Day Trips & Excursions

One Day Tour to Tbilisi and Mtskheta

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tbilisi St. Trinity CathedralHoly Trinity cathedral, one of the largest orthodox cathedrals in the worldDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Metekhi Cathedral, TbilisiContinue to Metekhi church and monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Narikala Fortress, TbilisiWe will take cable car to Narikala Fortress to enjoy breathtaking panoramic view of the city.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Dzveli Tbilisi Sulphur Waterfall, TbilisiAfter Narikala fortress tour will continue in the most amazing part of old Tbilisi, which is known as sulfur baths of Tbilisi and waterfall in the middle of old city.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Sioni Cathedral Church, TbilisiSmall beautiful historical place in the middle of the old Tbilisi, best known place for wedding ceremonials.Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionAfter lunch, drive to Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns and the cultural and religious centre of Georgia. Mtskheta was the capital of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the third century BC. Visit Jvari Church, a true architectural masterpiece of the early Medieval Period overlooking the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers from the top of the hill and Svetitskhoveli, the main cathedral of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is being keptDuration: 1 hourStop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionJvari Monastery is a sixth century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. Along with other historic structures of Mtskheta, it is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCODuration: 15 minutes

$29 Day Trips & Excursions

Mtskheta-Jvari Gori-Uplistsikhe

We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and start our tour by visiting Mtskheta and see it's historical monuments that are on on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Will see Jvari monastery, which  overlooks the town of Mtskheta and the confluence of the rivers Aragvi and Mtkvari. Will have guided tour of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Then take off to Gori to visit museum of Stalin. After lunch will got to Uplistsikhe, which is located at the left bank of Mtkvari River and has been entirely carved into a massive cliff.  This is one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Strategically located in the heartland of ancient kingdom of Kartli.Built, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages, and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures. Will drive back to Tbilisi later in the evening and drop you back off to you hotel.Mtskheta -the first capital of Georgia.We will visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral XI c . Where is buried the robe of Jesus Christ.The cathedral is the burial place of the Royal family of Bagrationi and the patriarchs of Georgia.From the Jvari monastery of the VII century there is unforgettable view to two rivers flowing together Mtkvari and Aragvi.Here is the cradle of Christianity and happened the baptizing of king Mirian and Georgian people in 337.Gori- an ancient city located on the Silk Way.Among the ancient sights of Gori-the ruins of an ancient fortress .Goristsihe- located on a hill in the city centre.In Gori was Born Joseph Stalin.There is also the stateHouse Museumof Stalin.Uplistsikhe-the most ancient cave city hewed in a rock, from IV centuries B.C.

$38 Private & Custom Tours

Full Day Private Tour in Mtskheta Gori Uplistsikhe

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tours2Georgia, TbilisiTours2Georgia Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region6th Century Unesco Heritage Jvari MonasteryDuration: 1 hourStop At: Stalin Museum, Gori, Shida Kartli RegionStalin Museum Duration: 1 hourStop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Gori, Shida Kartli RegionOne Of The Oldest Settlement In The World. 11th Century Uplistikhe CavesDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region11th Century Svetitskhoveli CathedralDuration: 1 hour

$60 Private & Custom Tours

Full-Day Private Tour to Old Tbilisi and Mtskheta

Highlights: Explore the Old City center of Tbilisi; Learn about the great founder of the city, King Vakhtang Gorgasali; See Byzantine, Oriental, Neo-Classical and Georgian architecture; Take in the magnificent classical Freedom Square; Walk over one of the city's newest highlights, the Bridge of Peace; Get panoramic views from Narikala Fortress; Visit the former capital of Iberia (now Georgia) at Mtskheta. Tbilisi dates back more than 1,500 years and was founded by Vakhtang Gorgasali, King of Georgia (known as Iberia at the time) in the second half of the 5th-Century AD. The name derives from the Georgian word for warm, “T'pili.” Sliced by the River Mtkvari, which divides the city west and east, the lovely setting is ripe for exploring. Among the sites you will visit is the Greek Orthodox Anchiskhati Basilica, the city’s oldest church. You will also see the 13th-Century Churches of Sioni and Metekhi, the magnificent Narikala Fortress, perched on a hill with superb views of the city below, and the classical Freedom Square. Continue to one of Tbilisi’s newest attractions, the Bridge of Peace, which opened in 2010 over the River Mtkvari (also known as the Kura River). Tbilisi’s compact size means you can easily explore the nearby Synagogue, Armenian Church and Mosque, in addition to the Georgian Orthodox churches so fundamental to Georgian culture. Peaceful co-existence of the various religions helps emphasize Georgian tolerance. End your Tbilisi walking tour with a visit to the sulfur baths quarter of Abanotubani to see the most famous bath, Chreli Abano. According to legend, it was when King Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon companion fell that Tbilisi’s “warm” sulfur springs were discovered; helping to give it its Georgian name. Continue in the afternoon to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mtskheta, capital of Georgia (formerly Iberia) from the 3rd-Century BC until the 5th-Century AD. It was the site of early Christian activity, and the place where Christianity was proclaimed as the state religion of Georgia in 319. After a drive to Mtskheta by comfortable air-conditioned coach you will explore the restored streets of the Old Town and visit the most important architectural monuments, such as the 6th-Century Jvari Monastery erected on a hill that overlooks the town. Take in the stunning views of the town and the merging of the rivers. Continue to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, the main seat of the Catholic Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church. The cathedral contains an important masterpiece of Christian church wall painting that you must peek inside to see.

$34 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kakheti wine region full day small group tour from Tbilisi

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, Signagi, Kakheti RegionThe St. George’s Monastery of St. Nino, sometimes also called the Bodbe Monastery, is one of the most important religious sites in Georgia. Today, there is a nunnery where the monastery used to be, and the St. George Cathedral, part of the monastery, holds the remains of St. Nino, Equal to the Apostles, who brought Christianity to Georgia. There is also a new cathedral being built, using much of the same construction methods used to make the most famous cathedrals in Georgia centuries ago.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sighnaghi Ethnographic Park, Signagi, Kakheti RegionThe Georgian town of Sighnaghi is located in the eastern part of Kakheti, and is known as the City of Love. Sighnaghi was also one of Georgia’s many stops along the ancient Silk Road. Sighnaghi is just over an hour away from Tbilisi, which makes it a good escape from the busy life of the city. Many day trips and short excursions travel to Sighnaghi.The town has recently undergone significant restoration and infrastructural improvement, rendering Sighnaghi a must-see destination in Georgia. Casino gambling, high end hotels and dining, fine wines and a stunning view of the Alazani Valley make Sighnaghi one of Georgia’s most attractive small towns.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tunnel Winery Khareba's, Kvareli, Kakheti RegionWhat's special here is the 7.7km of wine tunnels, dug out of a hillside in the early 1960s for storing and ageing wine at constant temperatures. Today the tunnels store over 25,000 bottles of the Khareba company's European and qvevri wines. Tours go into part of the tunnels (where tastings also take place) then up to the viewing tower and restaurant.It's a 4.5km drive east from Kvareli town centre.Duration: 1 hour