Mtskheta-Jvari Gori-Uplistsikhe full-day tour

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Discover some of Georgia’s most important historical landmarks. In a single day with our tour from Tbilisi, explore the ancient rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe, the UNESCO world heritage site of Gori and more. Drive to Mtskheta and visit UNESCO sites: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral dated 11th c. Also “Great Church of Jvari” sixth-century Georgian Orthodox monastery. Meet Georgian gastronomy and local flea market. By the evening drive back to Tbilisi.
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Itinerary Details

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

Arrive in Uplistsikhe Cavetown. Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia. It is identified by archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Built on a left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran, as well as the coexistence of pagan and Christian architecture. The tour of the ruins is only for the able (and requires gripping footwear), starting with steps, then scrambling up rocks and following an ancient pathway past grain pits to the remains of a theater built in the 2nd or 3rd century AD, complete with an orchestra pit.

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Arrive in Uplistsikhe Cavetown. Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia. It is identified by archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Built on a left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran, as well as the coexistence of pagan and Christian architecture. The tour of the ruins is only for the able (and requires gripping footwear), starting with steps, then scrambling up rocks and following an ancient pathway past grain pits to the remains of a theater built in the 2nd or 3rd century AD, complete with an orchestra pit.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Arrive at the Stalin Museum, or have free Time In Gori (Optional). Stalin Museum (Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin Museum) is a museum in Gori, Georgia. Dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, who was born in Gori. The Museum retains its Soviet-era characteristics, Stalin's Original house, and Stalin's railway carriage.
In Case Of Free Time In Gori (Optional)
There have been fortifications on the hill dominating Gori since the first half of the first millennium BC. Discover The City Gori has been populated since the early Bronze Age. According to medieval Georgian chronicles, the town of Gori was founded by King David IV. The fortress of Gori (Goris-Tsikhe) appears to have been in use already in the 7th century, and archaeological evidence indicates the existence of an urban community in Classical Antiquity.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia

Reach Jvari Monastery, translated as the "Monastery of the Cross". Jvari monastery stands on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and the Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia.
Jvari Monastery is a sixth-century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta. Along with other historic structures of Mtskheta, it is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The present building, or “Great Church of Jvari”, is generally held to have been built between 586-604.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 383400 Georgia

Arrive In Svetitskhoveli in Mtskheta. Due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments, it is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (literally the Cathedral of the Living Pillar) It is currently the second-largest church building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral. As one poet writes about the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral when you look at it you believe God has been here. The patriarchal cathedral of Mtskheta occupies a central place among these monuments.
Svetitskhoveli is the most important monument of Georgian culture, art and architecture. Known as the burial site of Christ's mantle, Svetitskhoveli has long been one of the principal Georgian Orthodox churches and is among the most venerated places of worship in the region. Svetitskhoveli was not only the site of the coronation of the Georgian kings but also served as their burial place.



Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide service
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Uplistsiche Cave Town
  • Entry/Admission - Stalin Museum
  • Entrance fee to Uplistsikhe ( 5 USD per person ) (optional)
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee to Museum of Stalin in Gori ( 5 USD per person ) (optional)
  • All Fees and Taxes
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up from any hotel located in Tbilisi

Airports

  • Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport, Tbilisi Georgia


9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Bring comfortable shoes for climbing/walking
  • Don’t be late for the pick up
  • 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 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.