Day Trip To Mtskheta, Gori And Uplistsikhe From Tbilisi_206702


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Day Trip To Mtskheta, Gori And Uplistsikhe From Tbilisi

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time-raw12 hours
Starting point
Your Tbilisi Accommodation
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

A journey back in time with a local guide to some of the most beautiful monuments surrounding Tbilisi. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you from one place to another, allowing for some exploring on foot in each location.

What to expect?

In the morning, at 9 am, we will meet you at your hotel and drive for Mtskheta. We will visit:

  • Jvari Monastery – the early medieval age church (VI-VII centuries) was built on the top of the hill where St. Nino erected a wooden cross in 4th century. The church overlookes the confluence of two rivers and amazes its visitors with its beautiful facades and geographical locations.
  • Mtskheta – The ancient capital of early Georgian kingdom is located 20 km away from Tbilisi and offers visitors lovely streets, shops and houses with balconies for exploring and enjoyment. The city’s history dates to 4th century BC and includes various historical monuments. You can explore an archeological site where excavations found the ruins of old bathes, king’s palaces; a mediaeval fortress designed to protect Mtskheta from invasions and mediaeval churches.
  • Svetitskhoveli cathedral – literally the “Life’s giving pillar- 11th century build church is one of the most important church and architectural monument in Georgia. The burial place for Jesus’ mantle, the birthplace of Christianity in Georgia and various legends links to the cathedral. Beautiful architecture, facades and frescoes leaves an astonishing impression.
  • Stalin’s Museum – a birthplace of Soviet dictator and leader – Joseph Stalin. Explore his family house where he lived as a child and teenager and visit a museum dedicated to Stalin’s life. The museum included different photos, gifts and documents linked to Stalin’s life. Walk into the railway coach which was used for a Stalin’s private coach since the World War II.
  • Uplistsikhe – literally "the lord's fortress" is an ancient rock-hewn town which was carved in the 1st millennium BC. It was a main religious site for paganism and later became an important Christianity site. A mixture of different cultures, civilizations and religions gives a visitor chance to travel across centuries. A visitor can walk and explore ancient theater, wine cellar, altars, pharmacy, prisons, pagan temples and ritual pits, and secret tunnels.

What is included?

  • Entrance fees for Uplistsikhe & Stalin's museum
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Walking tour
  • Transport by private vehicle

Is this experience for me?

This is a hiking tour, participants have to be prepared.

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
    • Sun Cream
    • Hat/Cap

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 25% if cancelled 30 days before event or less.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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