Private tour

Mtskheta, Gori, and Upliscikhe Private Tour

Activity provider: WST Company

Mtskheta, Gori, and Upliscikhe Private Tour

Activity provider: WST Company

From US$ 300 per group up to 3

Escape the crowds and visit the oldest city in Georgia and visit several other fascinating sites significant during different periods in Georgian history.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 7 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup included
Your hotel.
Private group


  • Take the opportunity to enjoy panoramic aerial views of the mountains
  • Visit a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the home of the the leader of the Soviet Union
  • Explore a cave town which was the center of the late Antique period
Full description
Escape the crowds and visit the oldest city of Georgia, Mtskheta, which used to be the capital in the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd-century BC to the 5th-century BC. Enjoy panoramic aerial views of the mountains around the Jvari Monastery, which was Georgian Orthodox in the 6th-century. The name translates as the Monastery of the Cross. It represents the peak of architectural typology as a true masterpiece of the early Medi period. It overlooks the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers from the top of the hill.  Journey back to the early centuries at the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Samtavro Church. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral was built in the 11th-century but the site itself is even older, dating back to the early 4th-century. It differs in artistic value and the special role that it has played in history. The monument has an elongated cross which appears to touch the sky. It was the main pilgrimage place on the Silk Road, the burial place of the Christ"s Robe, and the tomb of Georgian Kings. The cathedral is the second largest church building in Georgia and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Samtavro monastery complex was built in the 11th-century. It contains the graves of queen Nana and Mirian III King of Iberia, who established Christianity as an official religion in Georgia. The famous Georgian monk Gabrieli is also buried inside the Samtavro church. Complete your tour of Mtskheta with a Georgian wine degustation. In Gori-Uplistsikhe, visit several sites from different periods of Georgian history, including Uplistsikhe cave town, Joseph Stalin’s home museum, and Gori fortress. Uplistsikhe, translated to Fortress of the Lord, is a cave town fortress situated on a rocky massif on the bank of the river Mtkvari. Dating back to the first and second millennium BC, Uplistsikhe was an important religious, political, and cultural center in the Hellenistic and the late Antique periods. Take a walk among the ancient streets, rock-carved theatre, royal halls, pharmacy, pagan temples, and Christian churches, while the remains of granaries and large clay wine vessels give clues as to the daily life of the inhabitants.  Continue to the Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori. Stalin was originally Georgian and the secretary general of the Communist Party during the second world war. He is one of the most influential dictators of modern times. The museum features Stalin’s home, a hut where he was born, his armour plated railway carriage, and a statue that controversially stood in the main square of Gori until 2010. In addition, see many items owned by Stalin, including some of his office furniture, his personal belongings, and gifts given to him over the years. Gori Fortress is a medi citadel in Georgia. It stands above the city of Gori on a rocky hill. Archaeological evidence shows that the area was already inhabited in the final centuries BC. The fortress controlled major strategic and economic routes and accommodated a large garrison.
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance ticket
  • Food or drink

Select participants and date



Important information

Know before you go

  • Please contact us by email to arrange the pickup time from your accommodation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Safety

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Great program, very skilled guide!

The guide and setup were top notch, but the driver was a bit harsh on the accelerator. This was especially true on the way home from the trip, when he lay behind a bus and tried to squeeze past. We experienced this as risky. The car was not one of the fastest either. On such a wonderful and expensive trip, one should not have to worry about whether a serious accident will happen.

Read more

June 9, 2019

Product ID: 187074