Full Day Private Tour To City Mtskheta, Jvari, City Gori, Uplistsikhe Caves
If heritages seems very attractive to you, if you are history lover and like taking photos on a panoramic views, then this tour is for you. We created very interesting tour which gives you chance to travel thru history, from ancient time to XX century. We will visit UNESCO heritage, Jvari Monastery from where you can enjoy with a magnificent view to the city Mtskheta. After this we will visit ancient City Mtskheta, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Holiest Place for Orthodoxy people, place where is part of seamless Robe of Jesus.
Our next Destination will be City Gori which is hometown of Joseph Stalin, leader of the USSR. Of course we will use this chance and visit Joseph Stalin Museum and get back to 20th century.
At the end we visit Gem of Our Tour, ancient rock-hewn town, Uplistsikhe Caves,which played a significant role in Georgian history over a period of approximately 3 000 years.
per adult from
9 to 10 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- WiFi on board
- Private transportation
- Bottled water
- Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off service
What's excluded :
- Services From Third Hand
- Entry/Admission - Stalin Museum
- Entry/Admission - Uplistsiche Cave Town
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia
The masterpiece of Early Christian Orthodox architecture Jvari Monastery is dated 585-604 cc AD. Located on the hill top near the town Mtskheta, it is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1994. The name is translated as the Monastery of the Cross.
According to traditional accounts, in the early 4th century Saint Nino stayed here to pray and erected a wooden cross on Mtskheta’s highest hill. The church was built on the crest of a cliff at a confluence of the rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi. It is a representative of the tetra conch architectural type that was popular not only in Georgia but also in Byzantine world.
Jvari served as a model for many other churches in the country. Unusual and varied relief sculptures decorate its façades. The importance of Jvari complex increased over time and attracted many pilgrims. According to the legend pilgrims visiting the site shed tears while praying and the nearby natural lake was named the Lake of tears.
The harmonious relationship between the landscape, architectural forms and divisions, the well-thought-out disposition of decorative elements and splendid relieves carved on big slabs of a stone give the south and east walls special expressiveness. Among the reliefs of the east wall are found the portraits of the kings who built the church. Included in UNESCO world heritage sights, the monument is still used for major celebrations.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Mtskheta, Georgia
The ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta, is a holy place for every Georgian. Such a number of holy and cult places as in Mtskheta, located 20 km from Tbilisi, are no longer in all of Georgia. For this ancient city is called the "Second Jerusalem". It was here that brought the good news of the holy Nino Cappadocian, is stored here one of the greatest shrines of the Christian world - Heaton Lord. This also explains the status of Mtskheta, as a holy city, where Christian pilgrims and tourists from all over the world flock
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 3300 Georgia
The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral located in the historic town of Mtskheta, Georgia, to the northwest of the Georgian capital Tbilisi. A masterpiece of the Early and High Middle Ages, Svetitskhoveli is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is currently the second largest church building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Gori, Gori, Shida Kartli Region
Gori is a city in eastern Georgia. The town of Gori is Soviet Union Leader, Joseph Stalin's birthplace.
The territory of Gori has been populated since the early Bronze Age. According to medieval Georgian chronicles, the town of Gori was founded by King David IV (r. 1089-1125) who settled refugees from Armenia there. However, the fortress of Gori (Goris-Tsikhe) appears to have been in use already in the 7th century, and archaeological evidence indicates the existence of an urban community in Classical Antiquity.
Gori is close to the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone. It is connected to breakaway South Ossetia's capital Tskhinvali via a railroad spur .
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Stalin Museum, 32 Stalin Avenue Stalin Park, Gori 1400 Georgia
The Joseph Stalin Museum is a museum in Gori, Georgia dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, who was born in Gori. The Museum retains its Soviet-era characteristics. The Stalin Museum includes the memorial house where Joseph Stalin (1879-1953) was born, a museum building with a tower, and Stalin’s personal train car he used to visit Tehran, Yalta, and Potsdam. There are many unique exhibits displayed here, including personal belongings and collections of paintings, photos, films and other important historical artifacts.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Kvakhvreli 15 km Eastwards to Town Gori, Gori 1423 Georgia
Located in Eastern Georgia, Uplistsikhe (literally “Lord’s Fortress“) is an abandoned rock-hewn town, which once have played an important role in Georgian history. 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 11st century AD, Uplistsikhe was one of the most important political and religious centers of pre-Christian Kartli – one of the predecessors of the Georgian state. Archaeologists have unearthed numerous temples and findings relating to a sun goddess, worshipped prior to the arrival of Christianity.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time :9:30 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.