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  1. Georgia
  2. Tbilisi
  3. Narikala Fortress

Tbilisi Highlights Half Day Walking Tour

Product ID: 18519
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Explore the capital of Georgia on a half-day sightseeing tour of the highlights of Tbilisi. See all the major attractions, such as the Narikala Fortress, Sioni Cathedral, Freedom Square and the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Pick-up included

Pick-up at Tbilisi hotels.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Old City center of Tbilisi
  • Learn about the great founder of the city, King Vakhtang Gorgasali
  • See Byzantine, Oriental, Neo-Classical and Georgian architecture
  • Take in the magnificent classical Freedom Square
  • Walk over one of the city's newest highlights, the Bridge of Peace
  • Get panoramic views from Narikala Fortress
Full description
Even if you only have a short time in Tbilisi, you have to spend at least a half-day exploring the Old Town. The architecture in the city’s historic district is a mixture of Georgian, Byzantine, Oriental and Neo-Classical European styles.

It dates back more than 1,500 years and was founded by Vakhtang Gorgasali, King of Georgia (known as Iberia at the time) in the second half of the 5th-Century AD. The name derives from the Georgian word for warm, “T'pili.” Sliced by the River Mtkvari, which divides the city west and east, the lovely setting is ripe for exploring.

Among the sites you will visit is the Greek Orthodox Anchiskhati Basilica, the city’s oldest church. You will also see the 13th-Century Churches of Sioni and Metekhi, the magnificent Narikala Fortress, perched on a hill with superb views of the city below, and the classical Freedom Square.

Continue to one of Tbilisi’s newest attractions, the Bridge of Peace, which opened in 2010 over the River Mtkvari (also known as the Kura River).

Tbilisi’s compact size means you can easily explore the nearby Synagogue, Armenian Church and Mosque, in addition to the Georgian Orthodox churches so fundamental to Georgian culture. Peaceful co-existence of the various religions helps emphasize Georgian tolerance.

Complete your tour with a visit to the sulfur baths quarter of Abanotubani to see the most famous bath, Chreli Abano. According to legend, it was when King Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon companion fell that Tbilisi’s “warm” sulfur springs were discovered; helping to give it its Georgian name.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please provide the name and address of you hotel in order for the local supplier to arrange pick-up at your hotel.

• The Highlights of Tbilisi is a walking tour. Total distance covered is 1-1.5 miles (2-2.5 kilometers). Price of the tour is dependent on the group size.
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Colour Tour Georgia LLC

Product ID: 18519