ツ ✌ Mtskheta Tour – 3 Different Eras! Jvari, Stalin Museum, Uplistsikhe

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3 different eras of Georgian history just in one day! The picturesque Mtskheta is the former capital of Georgia and its cradle of Christianity, while Uplistsikhe cave town was once the center of Pagan culture and Gori is famous for being the home town of the most famous Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

You will think that you are traveling with a time machine but it is just our car which is driven through these historical...
3 different eras of Georgian history just in one day! The picturesque Mtskheta is the former capital of Georgia and its cradle of Christianity, while Uplistsikhe cave town was once the center of Pagan culture and Gori is famous for being the home town of the most famous Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

You will think that you are traveling with a time machine but it is just our car which is driven through these historical places! The tour covers 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Svetitskhoveli cathedral and Jvari monastery.
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Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia

First we will drive uphill and visit Jvari Monastery (Monastery of the Cross) which is a sixth century Georgian Orthodox Monastery near town of Mtskheta and along with other historic structures of Mtskheta it is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountaintop and overlooks the confluence of the 2 different rivers Aragvi and Mtkvari and the town of Mtskheta which was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia. Here you will be able to take some beautiful pictures with breathtaking views.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 383400 Georgia

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) is located in the historic town of Mtskheta and it is currently the second largest church building in Georgia after the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi. Svetitskhoveli...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia

First we will drive uphill and visit Jvari Monastery (Monastery of the Cross) which is a sixth century Georgian Orthodox Monastery near town of Mtskheta and along with other historic structures of Mtskheta it is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountaintop and overlooks the confluence of the 2 different rivers Aragvi and Mtkvari and the town of Mtskheta which was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia. Here you will be able to take some beautiful pictures with breathtaking views.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 383400 Georgia

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) is located in the historic town of Mtskheta and it is currently the second largest church building in Georgia after the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi. Svetitskhoveli is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The cathedral is one of the most sacred places in Georgia and the place where Christ’s robe is said to be buried. Mtskheta was capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. However Mtskheta continued to serve as the coronation and burial place for most kings of Georgia until the end of the kingdom in the 19th century.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Joseph Stalin Museum is one of the most visited places by tourists who are interested in history of Joseph Stalin (Ioseb Jughashvili) the leader of the Soviet Union who was born in Gori. The Museum retains its Soviet-era characteristics, inciuling Stalin's original house in which Stalin was born in 1878 and spent his first four years and Stalin's railway carriage which is armour plated and weighs 83 tons!

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Uplistsikhe (Fortress of the Lord) the rock-hewn cave town is situated 7 km southeast of Gori on the left bank of the River Mtkvari. The history of Uplistsikhe goes back to the 2nd-1st millenniums B.C. in antiquity. The site still amazes the visitors by its dimensions, extraordinary position, refined forms and the beauty of landscape. You will find huge echoing halls, long meandering corridor-streets, chambers for pagan worship and even the remains of Georgia's oldest theater there. You will be impressed by the skill, knowledge, experience and physical and spiritual power of all those, who created this unique monument.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cafe-Restaurant Gamardjoba, 1423 Uplistsikhe St, Gori, Georgia

After Uplistsikhe we will stop at Georgian traditional restaurant and you will be able to taste some delicious Georgian foods and drinks.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel Pickup/Hotel drop-off
  • Private Tour/Transportation
  • Professional Driver/guide or Professional guide and Driver
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Stalin Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Uplistsiche Cave Town
  • Entry/Admission - Cafe-Restaurant Gamardjoba
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee to Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori (5 USD per person)
  • Entrance fee to Uplistsikhe (2,5 USD per person)
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 9/17/2019 - 2/28/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Comfortable shoes recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private Tour/Activity. Only your group will participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.