This tour is one of the best travel option to spend a day in Georgia. Visiting Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia and Uplistsikhe Cave Town give you unforgettable memories.
HIGHLIGHTS DURING THE TOUR:
Mtskheta - one of the oldest cities of Georgia is located about 20 kilometers north of Tbilisi at the confluence of Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers. The city is considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Due to its historical significance and numerous ancient monuments, the “Historical Monuments of Mtskheta” became a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. Historical churches of Mtskheta are outstanding examples of medieval religious architecture in the Caucasus.
Jvari - 6th century Monastery. It offers a really scenic views to old capital Mtskheta as it stands on the top of rocky mountain at the confluence of Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers. (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Svetitskhoveli - 11th century Monastery, which may be translated as Cathedral of the Living Pillar is the main church of Mtskheta and is known as the burial site of the Christ's mantle. It is built in the same place where the first church once stood in the 4th century. Svetickhoveli is rich with the frescoes and ornaments.
Uplistsikhe - an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia. The place was founded in the late Bronze Age, around 1000 BC, and continued to be inhabited until 13th century AD. Between the 6th century BC and the 11th century AD.
Gori - JOSEPH STALIN HOUSE MUSEUM - The leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin Jugashvili, was born in Gori. The Museum retains its Soviet-era characteristics.
Georgia is famous for its traditional meal - SUPRA and of course, local wines.
You will enjoy lunch and wine tasting in one of the best winery, try local dishes and variety of central Georgian (Kartli) wines.
At the end of the day, we’ll drive back to Tbilisi.
* While our itinerary addresses one day adventure, we would be also pleased to organize a multi-day tour for more challenging adventures in the surroundings upon the requests of clients.