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From Tbilisi: Mtskheta, Uplistsikhe, Gori Day Trip

Product ID: 220155
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On this full day guided trip from Tbilisi, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mtskheta and Jvari, walk through the cave town of Uplistsikhe, visit a museum dedicated to Stalin, and see the Georgian Stonehenge.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick up from your hotel or holiday apartment in Tbilisi
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the old capital of Georgia, Mtskheta and the Svetitskhoveli cathedral
  • Take in panoramic views from the Jvari monastery, built in the 6th century
  • Explore the ruins of the ancient rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe
  • Visit Gori and the Soviet museum dedicated to Stalin
  • See the Chronicle of Georgia, also known as the Georgian Stonehenge
Full description
Explore the key historical sites of central Georgia, focusing on three different eras: the pagan period, the Christian period, and the Soviet period. Join your guide and a small group to witness the history of Georgia unfold on this full-day tour from Tbilisi.
 
After pickup from your hotel, your first stop will be the cave town of Uplistsikhe. Its caves and tunnels create a marvelous structure of natural architecture which still holds remnants of its ancient pagan culture.
 
Then, visit the nearby town of Gori and see the pompous Soviet Museum dedicated to Joseph Stalin, who was born here. After Gori, you’ll drive 1 hour to Mtskheta, the old capital of Georgia, where the country’s conversion to Christianity started in the 4th century. See the Svetiskhoveli cathedral and the monastery of Jvari, built on a high hill above the town.
 
Finally, see the Georgian Stonehenge, an impressive monument of Georgian history off the beaten path. Return to Tbilisi for drop off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to Uplistsikhe cave town and Gori Stalin museum (about €7 per person)
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Cameras
  • Baby strollers
Know before you go
• Orthodox churches have a dress code that prohibits shorts and short dresses, tight leggings and requires women to wear a head scarf (which can be borrowed at the entrance to the church).
• Uplistsikhe cave town has uneven surfaces with some natural steps and ascension. It is not recommended to wear high heels and is difficult to walk if you have significant problems with knees or hips, and is not suitable for toddlers.
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Real Georgia Tours

Product ID: 220155