Old Tbilisi Walking Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Tbilisi

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Soak in romantic ambiance of a 1500-year-old capital city of Georgia-Tbilisi and explore its old town set beneath the Narikala fortress,take a walk in its small,pedestrian streets and learn more about mystery of local churches,monasteries,mosques,synagogues,Medieval bazaars and Caravansaries,marvel at 18th-19th c. palaces and residential houses famous for their lavishly decorated entrance-vestibules imparting them festive and representative appearance,discover thermal baths in the backstreets of Abanotubani and feel local among locals -Sioni Cathedral,Great Synagogue and a mosque - Meidan Bazaar, Sulphur Baths and old Caravansaries -Liberty square, Rustaveli and King David the Builder avenues -Tbilisi flea markets -Impressive landmarks of the 19th century Tbilisi-Grand Hotel and Hotel London
Meet your guide at your hotel at 10:00 and after a short introductory talk take a walk to the old town area of Tbilisi introducing local architectural edifices.Your first destination is Tbilisi Sulphur Baths after which you will be led to Sioni Cathedral en-route visiting a synagogue and old Silk Road district famous for its narrow,pedestrian streets and pathways.Here you will learn more about multi-ethnic and multi-national history of the town as well as enjoy your short coffee-break near the old bakery.  Your next point of interest is a local marionette theatre and a bow-shaped pedestrian Bridge of Peace designed by Michele De Lucchi in 2010 after which you continue to Liberty square built in the 19th century in a Neo-classical style with Moorish architectural elements.From here you will be guided along one of the main arteries of Tbilisi-Rustaveli avenue exploring the most important architectural edifices-former Vice Regal Palace (built in1818.Architect Braunmiller),Former Hotel Majestic(present day Marriott Tbilisi built in 1915,Architect-Ozerov) and Opera and Ballet Palace(1847.Architect Scudieri,1896.Architect Schroter)  Having explored Rustaveli avenue we walk down towards the river of Mtkvari and marvel at  first hotels built in the 19th century Tbilisi-Grand Hotel and Hotel London where Peter Tchaikovsky and Knut Hamsun used to stay   After this educative and entertaining walk you will be let to local flea market-extraordinary place with a mesmerizing assortment of antiques,old watches,silver,glass as well as Soviet memorabila.   Your final destination is newly restored King David the Builder Avenue famous for its 19th century classical architecture and open-air bars, restaurants and galleries.From here,depending on your preference,you can either enjoy your free time or take a walk with a guide back to your hotel.

What’s included

  • All activities
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Local taxes
  • City maps

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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