Tbilisi Tour with Chronicle of Georgia,Sameba, Funicular,Old Town

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Private full day Tbilisi city tour includes visiting the best tourist attractions and hidden gems of Tbilisi. You will visit the Chronicle of Georgia (Stonehenge of Tbilisi) near Tbilisi Sea, Sameba Cathedral that is the biggest church in Georgia, Holy Mountain, Mtatsminda Park and all important sites of the old town of Tbilisi. You will take a cable railway in Funicular and cable car in Old Town to enjoy the best panoramic views of Tbilisi. You will visit sulfur baths and waterfall, explore medieval churches and fortress, hear legend about how Tbilisi was founded, taste unique wines of Georgia and try Georgian bread in the traditional old bakery. Two options are available for the tour. Tour with Lunch option includes tasting the best meals from local traditional cuisine. Private Tbilisi city tour is for people who desire to explore all the main attractions and hidden gems of the city and discover Georgian culture during a full day tour.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: SelectGeorgia-For Holiday

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Stop At: The Chronicle Of Georgia

Memorial History of Georgia monument chronicles history of Georgia. There are 16 pillars between 30-35 m tall and the top half features kings, queens and heroes while the bottom part depict stories from the life of Christ. There is a grapevine cross of St. Nino and a chapel. Guests can explore the site, take photos and enjoy great views of Tbilisi Sea.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tsminda Sameba Cathedral

Holy Trinity Cathedral is the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church (1995-2004). It is the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral and one of the largest in the world by total area. It was built to commemorate 1,500 years of autocephaly of the Georgian Orthodox Church and 2,000 years from the birth of Jesus.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Funicular

Mtatsminda Park is situated at 770 meters from sea level, the highest point of Tbilisi. The length of the funicular road is 501 m, the angle of the tunnel is 28-33°. Guests can take cable railway to enjoy breathtaking views of Tbilisi.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi

Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Kura River with a population of 1.5 million people. Tbilisi was founded in the 5th century AD by Vakhtang I of Iberia. Because of its location on the crossroads between Europe and Asia, and its proximity to the lucrative Silk Road, throughout history Tbilisi was a point of contention among various global powers. Tbilisi's diverse history is reflected in its architecture, which is a mix of medieval, neoclassical, Beaux Arts, Art Nouveau, Stalinist and the Modern structures. Historically, Tbilisi has been home to people of multiple cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, though it is currently overwhelmingly Eastern Orthodox Christian.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Metekhi Cathedral

Metekhi Church of Assumption was built by the Georgian king St Demetrius II (1278–1284). It was later damaged and restored several times. Under the Russian rule (established in 1801), the church lost its religious purpose and was used as a soldier base. The citadel was demolished in 1819 and replaced by a jail down to the Soviet era (closed in 1938). The statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali by the sculptor Elguja Amashukeli was erected in 1961

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi

Guests will take cable car to Mother of Kartli monument that was erected in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. Sculptor Elguja Amashukeli designed the 20 meter aluminum figure of a woman in a national dress. She symbolizes the Georgian national character: in her left hand she holds a bowl of wine to greet friends, and in her right hand is a sword for enemies. Guests will enjoy panoramic views of Tbilisi. After Mother of Kartli monument, you will visit Narikala Fortress, established in the 4th century as a Sasanian citadel called Shuris-tsikhe (Invidious Fort). It was considerably expanded by King David the Builder (1089–1125). The Mongols renamed it Narin Qala ("Little Fortress"). Most of extant fortifications date from the 16th-17th centuries. In 1827, the fortress was damaged by an earthquake. Guests can enjoy old fortress and great views of Tbilisi.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dzveli Tbilisi Sulphur Waterfall

After exploring Narikala Fortress, guests will visit Sulphur Bath and Leghvtakhevi Waterfall. Sulphur Bath are thermal springs that come from the ground contain sulphur (40°-50°C). Sulphur baths treat skin problem, dry scalp, arthritic joints, digestion problems and insomnia. After sulphur baths, you will visit Love Lock Bridge and Leghvtakhevi Waterfall, which flows from a botanical garden of Tbilisi.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sioni Cathedral Church

Sioni Cathedral bears the name of Mount Zion at Jerusalem. It was initially built in the 6th-7th centuries but was destroyed by foreign invaders and reconstructed several times. The current church is based on a 13th-century version with some changes from the 17th to 19th centuries. The cathedral was completely rebuilt by King David the Builder in 1112. The basic elements of the existing structure date from this period. After exploring Sioni Cathedral, guests visit Jvaris Mama Church. King Vakhtang Gorgasali built a saint cross church in 5th century called Golgotha. According to legend St Nino had lived here. Present building is dated by 16th century but was destroyed several times. Restored in 1990th, it is example of done church “Chapelhall”. Until 1921, Father of Cross church belonged to Jerusalim patriarchy. It funded Jerusalim cross church during centuries for that reason it is cold “Father of Cross”.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Anchiskhati Basilica

Guest will visit Leselidze street, Tamada statue (toastmaster) and Rezo Gabriadze Puppet Theater. Rezo Gabriadze born in 1936 is a theatre and film director, writer, painter and sculptor. Found theatre in 1981. Clock tower was added in 2011. On the hour, a window opens and a mannequin of an angel strikes the bell. Below the clock, a screen opens and shows the circle of life: boy meets girl, marriage, childbirth and funeral. After Gabriadze Theater, guests will visit Anchiskhati Basilica of St Mary is the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi (6th cent.) built by the King Dachi. Originally dedicated to the Virgin Mary, it was renamed Anchiskhati (icon of Ancha) in 1675 when the treasured icon created by the 12th century goldsmith Beka Opizari at the Ancha monastery in Klarjeti was moved to Tbilisi so preserve it from an Ottoman invasion (now at the Art Museum of Georgia).

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Bridge of Peace

Guests will visit Bridge of Peace and Rike Park. Bridge of Peace was opened in 2010 (150 meter long) and has a marine animal design. It was designed by Italian architect Michele De Lucchi who also designed Presidential Palace and Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. At visiting the Bridge of Peace, guests can do a boat tour on river Mtkvari (additional charge). In order to taste Georgian food and experience folk music and dancing, tour includes transfer to luxury Georgian restaurant and museum with traditional dancing and singing shows.

Duration: 10 minutes
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