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Uplistsikhe Caves, Gori & Mtskheta Tour

In this tour you will visit Mtskheta – the ancient capital of Georgian kings to enjoy the amazing beauty of the architecture. You will also do one of the oldest settlements in Georgia and Gori, the city situated in the scenic Kartli valley.

You will travel in ancient Georgia and discover UNESCO world heritage sites.

per adult from

$65

AUD

Duration

8 to 10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Parking Fees
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Uplistsiche Cave Town
    • Entry/Admission - Stalin Museum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Kvakhvreli 15 km Eastwards to Town Gori, Gori 1423 Georgia

    Uplistsikhe (literally “Lord’s Fortress“) is a rock-hewn town, located 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, Uplistsikhe was one of the most important political and religious centers. At the top of the complex is a Christian stone basilica, dating from the 10th century. The rock-cut structures include a large hall, called Tamaris Darbazi (hall), pagan places of sacrifice, dwellings, as well as functional buildings, like a pharmacy, a bakery, a prison, and even an amphitheater. The rock-cut structures are connected by tunnels, while other tunnels had the purpose of an emergency escape route.

    Duration: 2 hours

    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.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gori Fortress, Gori Georgia

    - Gori Fortress is a medieval citadel in Georgia, standing above the city of Gori on a rocky hill. The fortress first appears in the 13th century records but archaeological evidence shows that the area had already been fortified in the last centuries BC. The fortress controlled major strategic and economic routes and accommodated a large garrison. In the 16th century the Ottomans captured it to overawe Tbilisi.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia

    Jvari (The Cross) Monastery- The 6th century monastery of Jvari is situated on a cliff above Mtskheta. It is the culmination of a number of artistic and architectural aspiration in early Christian Georgian architecture. The view from above is amazing.

    Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 3300 Georgia

    Svetitskhoveli (The Life Giving Pillar) Cathedral. Svetitskhoveli is one of the most sacred places in Georgia and, along with Jvari Monastery, the clear highlight of a trip to Mtskheta. It was founded in 1010, built on the site of Georgia's first church, and contains the graves of the ancient Georgian kings, including Sidonia, who was said to have been buried holding Christ's robe. There are many (unaggressive) beggars at the entrance gate. There is a wedding chapel with helpful personnel.

    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: 1 hour

    Stop At: Samtavro Church, Davit Aghmashenebelis qucha, Mtskheta 383400 Georgia

    Samtavro is located to the north up the main road, within easy walking distance from the Svetitskhoveli complex. According to legend, St. Nino actually lived on this site and prayed within the smaller of its two extant churches. This small church dates from the 4th century. The larger church on this site was built in the 11th century and contains the graves of Mirian, the Georgian king who adopted Christianity, and his wife, Nana.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Guest's hotel in Tbilisi
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Guide of Georgia

Activity ID: V-69461P5

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