From Tbilisi: Uplistsikhe-Gori-Jvari Monastery-Mtskheta


10 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
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Overview

A diverse range well knows Kartli region of cultural sites, including several historical, cultural, and landscapes. Since the first half of the III millennium BC, the area dates from classical to medieval, including and altered several times. The region was the home of gods and their earthly embodiment – priests, chiefs, and kings. Every layer of the ground keeps a memory of epochs. The region was standing over the crossroads of cultures. The significance of this arterial road was connecting east and west. It’ rocky road still preserves a clear trace of wheeled transport moving here over centuries. The region was, from time to time, ruled by Mithraism or Zoroastrianism. Sovereign priests performed pagan rituals here. On this altar, they offered sacrifice, glorified female divinity, lighted holly fire. To be continued during the tour.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Traveler’s Meeting Point, Vladimer Meskhishvili St., 14, Tbilisi 0103 Georgia

Traveler's Meeting Point - is a free space where you can meet new exciting people, play some board games, listen to good music or enjoy a glass of wine.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Kvakhvreli 15 km Eastwards to Town Gori, Gori 1423 Georgia

11:00 Arrive at Uplistsikhe.
Uplistsikhe is an antique rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia. It was built on a left bank of the Mtkvari River, contains multiple structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages, and is notable for the unique mixture of various rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran coexistence of pagan and Christian architecture.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Gori, Gori, Shida Kartli Region

13:00 Arrive at a lunch place.
Unique possibility to feel as native. Visit a local restaurant and enjoy traditional, delicious food.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Stalin Museum, 32 Stalin Avenue Stalin Park, Gori 1400 Georgia

14:45 Arrive at Stalin Museum.
Stalin Museum is a museum dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, who was born in Gori. The Museum retains its Soviet-era characteristics, Stalin's Original house, and Stalin's railway carriage.

In Case Of Free Time in Gori (Optional)

Discover the city Gori, populated since the early Bronze Age. According to medieval Georgian annals, King David IV founded Gori. The fortress of Gori (Goris Tsikhe) appears to have been in use already in the 7th century, and archaeological evidence indicates an urban community in Classical Antiquity. In the 2008 Russo-Georgian war, the town came under aerial attack by the Russian air force from the outset of the conflict.



Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia

16:35 Arrive at Jvari Monastery.
The name of this monastery is translated as the "Monastery of the Cross." Jvari Monastery is the 6th-century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta. Along with other historic structures of Mtskheta, it is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountain top at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the kingdom of Iberia.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 3300 Georgia

17:25 Arrive at Svetitskhoveli In Mtskheta.
Mtskheta, one of the oldest cities in Georgia, was founded by the ancient Meschian tribes in the 5th century. UNESCO recognizes it as a World Heritage site due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments. It was the capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. However, Mtskheta remained to serve as the coronation and burial place for most kings of Georgia until the 19th century.

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (literally the Cathedral of the Living Pillar) is currently the second-largest church in Georgia (after the Holy Trinity cathedral). Known as the burial site of Christ's robe, Svetitskhoveli has been one of the principal Georgian Orthodox churches and is among the most venerated places of worship in the region.

19:00-19:30 Traveler's Meeting Point ( 50 meters from Avlabari metro station )

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • A professional guide service
  • A bottle of water
  • Transportation service

Exclusions

  • Lunch in a local restaurant with Georgian folk show (45 GEL - about 17 USD per person) (optional)
  • Entrance fee to Stalin Museum in Gori (15 GEL - about 6 USD per person ) (optional)
  • Entrance fee to Uplistsikhe (15 GEL - about 6 USD per person)
  • Entry/Admission - Uplistsiche Cave Town
  • Entry/Admission - Stalin Museum

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Don't be late.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions. Therefore, please dress according to the weather.
  • Dress code for a church - It's not allowed for anyone to enter a church in shorts, and women need to cover their heads.
  • You should have cash.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

abdulsZ6161JR
May 2022

What an amazing this tour was , it was full of history and adventure. Lovely people unforgettable memories Our guide gio (george) was very knowledgeable and an amazing person. Had lunch with local family , georgian folk dance was superb Will definately recommend gamarjoba for all the tours they o...

Breeman
May 2022

Very good tour. We had Tamuna as the tour guide, she was one of the best I ever had, with so many historical details. The tour is excelent with nice food and dance and a lot of interesting places. A must do tour in Tiblisi.

Dina_B
May 2022

Had a wonderful time, it was well rounded and planned beautifully. Exceeded my expectations. The guide shared lots of information about all the locations we visited and was very friendly.

Matthew_C
May 2022

Uplistsikhe is amazing. The lunch with the local family and folk dancing is a must. The scenery at the confluence is very good. For me the Stalin museum wasn't so interesting. Brilliant guide!!

Mahmoud_A
May 2022

Amazing experience with one of the most talented tour guides i’ve ever met in my life (Mr. George) Really we enjoyed every single moment in that trip with a wonderful lovely Group.

Lubnaqaisi78
May 2022

Amazing trip, agency is highly punctual and organized. Places we visited were captivating, the company of our guide George who is highly knowledgeable, outspoken and kind made it more fun.

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