Uplistsikhe Cave-town and Mtskheta Private Tour with included Traditional Lunch

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  • 8 hr

This fascinating private guided day-trip is full of different important cultural sites and breath-taking views of Kartli region of Georgia where you learn more about country's turbulent and glorious history from the time immemorial up to now,marvel at ancient edifices erected some 3000 years ago,take a stroll along abandoned mysterious caves to feel heartbeat of millennia and enjoy traditional Georgian delicacies in a cozy ambience Tour highlights -Ancient capital town of Mtskheta and its historic monuments -Adventurous walk in pagan period caves and tunnels of Uplistsikhe cave town -Breathtaking views over the mountain ranges -Delicious traditional lunch

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Georgian Vacations

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Stop At: Jvari Church

One of the most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Georgia-VI c. Jvari monastery is a remarkable edifice of the early-medieval Georgian ecclesiastical art.According to the traditional accounts,on this location in the early 4th century Saint Nino, a female evangelist credited with converting Georgia to Christianity, erected a large wooden cross on the site of a pagan temple and then in 586-605 present-day church was built around it.From here we can enjoy spectacular views of Mtskheta and the confluence of two rivers below.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

After Jvaru church visit we drive down to the townof Mtskheta dominated by the impressive cathedral called “Svetitskhoveli (11th c.)- “Life-Giving Pillar” .According to the legend, the first church (4th c) here was built on the burial site of Christ’s robe. As the church was being constructed, the wooden pillar rose into the air and magic chrism started to flow from it, healing all the diseases which gave name to the church The town of mtskheta is not only famous for its traditional architecture and ancient sites but also for its local open-air markets that we visit on the way

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town

We start driving along the Great Silk Road where thousands of years ago different merchants and traders used to pass and reach ancient cave town-Ulistsikhe-a huge pagan complex with palaces, hallways, streets and amphitheatres carved into the massive mountain slope. Established in the 2nd millennium B.C as a pagan temple-town, it later became an important base for the Silk Road traders on their way from China to Europe.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Stalin Museum

The final part of the trip is a short photo-stop at the museum of Georgia's one of the infamous son-Joseph Stalin.Here we can see his original house where he was born in 1878 as well as his personal railway carriage used by him from 1941 onwards including his attendances at the Yalta and Tehran conferences (We don't visit museum building)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gori Fortress

Erected on a hill above the town of Gori,this fortress first appeared in the 13th century records but archaeological evidence shows that the area had already been fortified in the Hellenistic Period.We approach the castle from its "Nine-Gated Wall" to have superb views over the fort

Duration: 30 minutes
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