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  1. Georgia
  2. Mtskheta
  3. Jvari Monastery

From Tbilisi: Mtskheta, Gori, Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Tour

Product ID: 242212
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Explore some of Georgia's highlights, including 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, on this multi-stop tour. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle, and learn about the history and culture of the region with your professional driver-guide.
About this activity
Duration 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Russian

Pickup included

Your driver/guide will pick you up from any hotel or other accommodation in Tbilisi.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the top attractions in Mtskheta, Gori, Uplistsikhe and Borjomi
  • Marvel at 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Learn about the area’s history and culture as you go
  • Travel with experienced and safe drivers
  • Enjoy a hassle-free experience with pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Tbilisi
Full description
Begin your tour with pickup at your accommodation in Tbilisi and make your way to the historic town of Mtskheta, to the northwest of the Georgian capital. Discover Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, an Eastern Orthodox cathedral that is the second largest building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Admire this masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Next, head to the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragi Rivers to visit the 6th century Georgian Orthodox Jvari Monastery, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about traditional accounts of this place with your guide, and hear how Saint Nino, a female evangelist credited with converting King Mirian III of Iberia to Christianity, erected a large wooden cross on the site of a pagan temple here in the 4th century.

Continue your journey to the Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori, the city where the former Soviet Union leader was born. Enjoy the Soviet-era characteristics of the museum, and discover the small wooden hut where Stalin was born and spent the first 4 years of his life.

Then, step even further back into history by visiting the ancient rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe in eastern Georgia, some 62 miles (100 kilometers) west of Tbilisi. Explore one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia, and learn about its mythical foundation by Uplos, son of Mtskhetos, and grandson of Kartlos in the Georgian medieval written tradition.

Leaving Uplistsikhe behind you, travel to the Georgian resort town of Borjomi along a picturesque road through the green and leafy Borjomi Valley. Hear about the area's famed mineral water, which is spread all over the globe, and admire the beauty of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, as well as the sulphuric baths located all over the territory.

Finally, make your last stop at the Green Monastery, officially known as Chitakhevi St. George Monastery, a 9th-century friary located in the village of Chitakhevi. The tour includes with drop-off back at your accommodation in Tbilisi.
Includes
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional driver-guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Several restrictions are in place for entering Georgian Orthodox churches: no photos, no hats, no shorts, and no pants/trousers for women
• Women should also cover their heads with scarves. At church entrances, there are baskets filled with scarves and waist aprons to cover your head and legs
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From US$ 160 US$ 120 per person

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Product ID: 242212