Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe Ancient Cave Town

Cultural & Theme Tours in Yalta

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Mtskheta is the ancient capital of Georgia, the place with which the formation of the statehood of the Georgian people is related. From Mtskheta the history of Christianity in Georgia begins. A small, quiet city that accommodates many sacred sites and a rich culture. After you see the city of Mtskheta, you will understand why the whole city is protected by UNESCO. You will see that this small city is really wonderful and unique on the world stage. Gori is one of the most important municipalities in Georgia, which combines both the great cultural past - Uplistsikhe, and the homeland and home museum of Joseph Stalin - part of world history. In Uplistsikhe you will find out the ancient past, where people forced to speak stones and rocks in their language, carved cities, led ordinary life and did not even imagine that they were writing the history of the nation in gold letters.
• Svetitskhoveli - the most important cultural and architectural monument of art, stands out not only for its artistic dignity, grandeur and harmony, but also for the special role that it played in the history of the Georgian people. Svetitskhoveli, first of all, was a religious center of Georgia, as it was a cathedral and residence of the heads of the Georgian church, patriarchs. • Jvari Monastery is another important cultural, religious and architectural monument in Georgian reality. It is erected on a high mountain and has more than 1,400 years of standing above it, guarding the holy city of Mtskheta. • Uplistsikhe - carved in the rock city fortress II-I centuries. BC, which is the oldest of its kind among the monuments of Georgia. The name of the city, Uplistsikhe, is connected with the power of a leader of a local tribe who lived in the distant past, who was called “like God” (“Uplis“ –god’s, “tsikhe“ - fortress). Nowadays, the city, carved into the rock, is a museum-preserve, where there are remained 150 caves and the church of St. George of the Byzantine style. The greatness of the fortified city is also evidenced by the fact that since 2007 it has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Waiting List. • Stalin‘s House-Museum - Gori is a city which gave birth and rose a world-scale politician, Joseph Stalin, who, with his name on the world stage, made Georgia famous. That‘s why in this small, quiet, though so important city, is the Stalin’s State Museum, where is represented his memorial house along with the exposition building with a tower and Stalin‘s personal car with an interior that was on his trip to Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam . • Meeting place • Departure to Mtskheta • Jvari Monastery • Cathedral of Svetitskhoveli • Walk through the streets of Mtskheta • Departure to Gori • The State Museum of Stalin • Departure to Uplistsikhe • Uplistsikhe Museum-Reserve

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Lunch