Mtskheta, Gori and Uplistsikhe Full-Day Tour

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Mtskheta, Gori and Uplistsikhe Full-Day Tour

From $130 per person

On this full-day tour visit and explore 3 towns: Mtskheta, the previous capital of Georgia; Gori, home to the Joseph Stalin Museum; and Uplistsikhe, an ancient rock-hewn town.

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Duration 9 hours
Starting times 8:30 AM, 8:45 AM, 8:50 AM, 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the top attractions in the area
  • Travel with experienced and safe drivers
  • Learn about the area’s history and culture as you go
  • Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour from Tbilisi
Full description
You will be picked up from your hotel at 10:00 AM and will travel to Mtskheta, the previous capital of Georgia. Mtskheta is an ancient town of extraordinary importance to the Georgian nation and is located about 20 km out of Tbilisi. It was the capital of the eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. It was also the site of Georgia's adoption of Christianity in 334 and remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Mtskheta is of primary interest to any travelers interested in Georgian history or Orthodox Christianity. During the tour, you will see Svetitskhoveli Orthodox cathedral, located in the historic town and built in the 11th century. Walk in the old city, and visit Djvari monastery, built in the 6th century. You have the opportunity to take photos with a very beautiful view of Mtskheta.  At 1:30 PM, you will visit Gori town where the Joseph Stalin Museum is located. Joseph Stalin’s Museum was established in 1951 as a local history museum but clearly intended to become a memorial to Stalin, who died in 1953. The main building of the complex is a large palace in Stalinist Gothic style. The exhibition is divided into six halls in roughly chronological order and contains many items actually or allegedly owned by Stalin. There is also much illustration by way of documentation, photographs, paintings and newspaper articles.  At 4:00 PM, visit Uplistsikhe town, an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, some 62 miles west of Tbilisi. Uplistsikhe is identified by archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. The central part of Upliscikhe is the largest and contains a bulk of the Uplistsikhe rock-cut structures. Narrow alleys and sometimes staircases radiate from the central street to the different structures. End your day trip with a return to your hotel at 7:30 PM. 
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Meals and drinks

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Pets

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  • A confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • No minimum age is required
  • Please note, adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • The dress code is smart casual
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4.5 / 5

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  • Safety
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  • Service
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Friendly guide, limited knowledge

My guide was friendly and chatty for most of the day, and the fact the price included a meal was really good. His food recommendations were good, and the place he took me was a nice, proper Georgian restaurant rather than a tourist trap. My one criticism would be that he was more of a driver than a guide. In Uplisthikhe, for example, he was noticeably repeating things that were being said by a Russian guide nearby, rather than offering genuine insights.

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October 21, 2018

Great service and convenient.

Our guide service is so good. We are so impress.

November 18, 2018

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