Mtskheta Jvari Gori , Uplistsikhe


5 hours
Free cancellation
11 - 15
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Overview

from tbilisi starting Historical wonders of Georgia Enjoy guided visits the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mtskheta, Gori Uplistsikhe caves

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Uplistsikhe, Gori, Georgia

The Uplistsikhe complex can tentatively be divided into three parts: south (lower), middle (central) and north (upper) covering an area of approximately 8 hectares. The middle part is the largest, contains a bulk of the Uplistsikhe rock-cut structures, and is connected to the southern part via a narrow rock-cut pass and a tunnel. Narrow alleys and sometimes staircases radiate from the central "street" to the different structures.[1] Duration: 2hour


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gori Fortress, Gori Georgia

The fortress first appears in the 13th century records but archaeological evidence shows that the area had already been fortified in the last centuries BC. The fortress controlled major strategic and economic routes and accommodated a large garrison. In the 16th century the Ottomans captured it to overawe Tbilisi. In 1598 the Georgians besieged it to no avail; in 1599 they feigned a relaxation of the siege for Lent before launching a surprise attack at night to regain the citadel.[1] The fortress continued to change hands between the Georgians and the Persians in the 17th century. Duration: 1hour


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross, Mtskheta Georgia

Mtskheta was founded by the ancient Meschian tribes in the 5th century BC.[4] It was capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. It was a site of early Christian activity resulting in Christianization of Iberia, where Christianity was proclaimed the state religion in 337. It remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox Church.

stop at :Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia.

According to traditional accounts, on this location in the early 4th century Saint Nino, a female evangelist credited with converting King Mirian III of Iberia to Christianity, erected a large wooden cross on the site of a pagan temple. The cross was reportedly able to work miracles and therefore drew pilgrims from all over the Caucasus. A small church was erected over the remnants of the wooden cross in c.545 named the "Small Church of Jvari".

Duration: 1hour

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • driver/airconditioner bus/minivan/fuel

Exclusions

  • Entry/Admission - Uplistsikhe
  • Entry/Admission - Gori Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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