Mtskheta-Jvari + Gori-Uflistsikhe Tour

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Discover the most ancient historical sites of Georgia in a single day tour from Tbilisi , visit Uflistsikhe - “Fortress of God” an ancient 3000 year old city carved into the rock, UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mtskheta , as well as the house and museum of the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin in the city of Gori.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Georgia Tour Factory

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Jvari Church

Our tour starts from Jvari Monastery ancient temple dates back to the 6th century nearby the ancient capital Mtskheta, located on the top of a high mountain, from where picturesque views of the neighborhood open, at the intersection of stormy waters of the Aragvi and Kura rivers. The temple attracts thousands of tourists because of its architecture, location and historical value. The name of the church is translated from Georgian as “the cross” and has its own history wich we will tell you there.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mtskheta

Our next stop is the ancient capital of Georgia - Mtskheta a museum city which is as a Jvari Monastery also is UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has been inhabited since 2500 years ago and was once the capital of the early Kingdom of Iberia. In this oldest town is located many ancient historical monumets as Pompey Bridge a stone bridge over the Kura River built in the time of Pompey the Great about 65 BC , Bebris Castle of 1st century and one of the most sacred place Svetitskhoveli Cathedral the main Christian Orthodox Cathedral, where Christ’s robe is said to be buried.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town

The next destination is the most ancient historical place in the world : Uflistsikhe - "Fortress of God" - an ancient 3000 year old cave city carved into the rock, which played a significant role in the history of Georgia. The uniqueness of the monument lies in the fact that, due to its structure, it has preserved the remains of architectural and religious buildings built over several tosends years. Till now days only 150 caves have survived , some of them wich we will visit during our tour , we will discover cave tunnel , ancient sun temple , royal cave of King Tamara , winery, church of 6th century , bibliotheca and ancient pharmacy....

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gori

Our last stop during tour will be in city Gori , hometown of most famous Georgian leader of Soviet Union Joseph Stalin house-museum. There you can get full information about Stalin, his life, see his office, his personal items including his pipe, cigars, telephone, also house where he was born , railway cabin and more.....

Duration: 1 hour
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