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  • Tbilisi: Mtskheta, Jvari, Gori and Uplistsikhe Day Tour

    1. Tbilisi: Mtskheta, Jvari, Gori and Uplistsikhe Day Tour

    Explore one of the most mysterious regions of Georgia – Kartli and hear a lot about the country's history. First, visit memorable Uplistsikhe cave-town and dive into the antique life of Georgia. Then, find out more interesting facts in Gori, the hometown of the most famous Georgian, Stalin, and see the unique old capital of Georgia – Mtskheta, where you visit two UNESCO heritage sites Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Your first stop is Uplistsikhe, an antique rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia. It contains multiple structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages. It is notable for the unique mixture of various rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran's pagan and Christian architecture coexistence. After exploring Uplistsikhe, you have a chance to have lunch in the region and try delicious local food. After lunch, you have two options, have free time and ex...

    George was a wonderful guide, very helpful full of great energy and information for the entire duration of the trip. Fantastic way to discover Georgia. Thank you.

  • Mtskheta - Jvari - Gori - Uplistsikhe Full Day Private Tour

    2. Mtskheta - Jvari - Gori - Uplistsikhe Full Day Private Tour

    Your private tour will begin at a comfortable time for you, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM when you will be picked up from your accommodations. You will head to the eastern part of Georgia, 60 miles (96 km) from Tbilisi towards Mtskheta. Mtskheta was the capital of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the third century BC and is one of the oldest towns and the cultural and religious center of Georgia. Next, visit the Jvari Monastery, a true architectural masterpiece of the early medieval period built on a hilltop. From the hill, gaze down to the merging Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers below, and enjoy a stop to take photos. With your local guide, continue onto Gori, the homeland of Stalin, to visit Stalin’s house, museum and train wagon. At the Stalin museum, learn about the life of the infamous dictator at the exhibit which includes unique photos, gifts, and furniture. After the museum, th...

    Great experience- we will recommend it to everyone! We really got to see many places and had a great time! Unforgettable day, didi madloba!

  • Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

    3. Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

    Begin your journey at Jvari. Enjoy a beautiful view of the ancient city and its natural beauty. Continue to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, located in the Holy City.  Follow the road to Samtavro Monastery. Visit the urban area of Mtskheta, a renewed, stunning town. Explore the little shops and picturesque architecture. Take the opportunity to relax with a glass of wine.  Travel to the Shio-Mgvime monastery, a medievel monastic complex, located in the forest on the bank of the river Kura. Pass through a limestone canyon on the way. End your trip with lunch on the river bank. 

    Very nice and informative guide Khatuna! The tour is really perfect for sunset because you go to multiple holy places with nice views and gorgeous river view at the end. All the places are open therefore the sunset time is good. We enjoyed it a lot.

  • Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Tour from Tbilisi

    4. Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Tour from Tbilisi

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Tbilisi, and then drive by air-conditioned minivan to the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Iberia in Mtskheta. Visit the beautiful 6th-century Jvari Monastery to experience one of the most important monuments in Georgia. Next, head to Zhinvali to see the largest reservoir in eastern Georgia. Continue to the castle complex of Ananuri on the Aragvi River and learn about the feudal dynasty that ruled the area from the 13th century. Get back to nature in the Caucasus Mountains and visit the ski resort of Gudauri. See an impressive example of public art at the Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument on the Georgian Military Highway. Head to the Gergeti Trinity Church perched 2,170 meters above sea level. Get 2.5 hours of free time in the town of Kazbegi (also known as Stepantsminda) before the return trip to Tbilisi in the late evening.

    I booked through getyourguide.com last minute but they were very prompt in responding and gave whatever they promised.

  • From Tbilisi: Private Mtskheta and Jvari Monastery Tour

    5. From Tbilisi: Private Mtskheta and Jvari Monastery Tour

    Explore the former capital of Georgia on this half-day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to your first stop of the day, Jvari Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located just outside Mtskheta. Learn all about the monastery's historical architectural structures and admire the beauty of the surrounding area from the mountaintop where the building is located.  Next, continue to one of Georgia's oldest cities, Mtskheta, another World Heritage Site. Stroll through the narrow streets of the city and admire its unique architecture. Pay a visit to the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and discover the fascinating story behind its construction. You will also visit a 6th-century church where you can admire panoramic views of the city and the point where two rivers converge. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at your hotel in Tbilisi.

  • Gudauri and Kazbegi: Private Day Trip from Tbilisi

    6. Gudauri and Kazbegi: Private Day Trip from Tbilisi

    Kick off your 10-hour day trip with a pick-up from your hotel anywhere in Tbilisi. Visit Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia, and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Afterwards, you will have the chance to visit Jvari monastery and enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the ancient capital. Moving forward, you will drive on a Georgian military road towards Kazbegi/Stepantsminda. On the way, you will visit Ananuri fortress on Jinvali dam. Pass by Gudauri Ski Resort, and stop at the Georgian Russian "friendship" monument, Cross Pass, and Kazbegi. Enjoy lunch on a wonderful terrace at Rooms Hotel Kazbegi, which overlooks the glacier of Kazbegi, or at typical Georgian restaurant with traditional food. For your last stop, travel via a 4x4 vehicle towards the Trinity Monastery at 2,200 meters above sea level. Your day trip will conclude with drop off back at your hotel.

  • From Tbilisi: Georgian Highlights in One Day Private Tour

    7. From Tbilisi: Georgian Highlights in One Day Private Tour

    Your guide will pick you up in the morning in a comfortable car and head first to the Tbilisi sea. You might be surprised by the existence of a sea in the Georgian capital, but in fact, the Tbilisi sea is the unofficial name of the reservoir created in 1952 to serve the city with water. The Tbilisi reservoir is located at a height of more than 500m above sea level and it is a pleasure to spend time here during the summer heat. Here, you’ll also visit a monument that amazes with its size. Known as the Georgian Stonehenge, the monument is officially titled the Chronicle of Georgia and was created by the Georgian-Russian painter, sculptor, and architect Zurab Tsereteli. The memorial was erected in order to celebrate 3,000 years of Georgian sovereignty and 2,000 years of Christianity in Georgia. The next stop will be the Jvari Monastery, the 6th-century Georgian Orthodox monastery built on...

  • Mtskheta, Gori, and Upliscikhe Private Tour

    8. Mtskheta, Gori, and Upliscikhe Private Tour

    Escape the crowds and visit the oldest city of Georgia, Mtskheta, which used to be the capital in the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd-century BC to the 5th-century BC. Enjoy panoramic aerial views of the mountains around the Jvari Monastery, which was Georgian Orthodox in the 6th-century. The name translates as the Monastery of the Cross. It represents the peak of architectural typology as a true masterpiece of the early Medi period. It overlooks the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers from the top of the hill.  Journey back to the early centuries at the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Samtavro Church. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral was built in the 11th-century but the site itself is even older, dating back to the early 4th-century. It differs in artistic value and the special role that it has played in history. The monument has an elongated cross which appears to touch th...

  • Full Day Mtskheta & Kazbegi With Gourmet Lunch

    9. Full Day Mtskheta & Kazbegi With Gourmet Lunch

    After being picked up by your guide at 9:00am, you will start your day trip towards Kazbegi. Passing by the old capital of Georgia, you will visit the Jvari monastery, built in the 7th Century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, you will head towards Jhinvali Dam - made during the Soviet era in Georgia. Only ten minutes drive away, you will stop at Ananuri Castle. Passing by Gudauri ski resort, you will stop by a panoramic view point to admire the Great Caucasus Mountain Range. Then continue towards Kazbegi Village, a top destination in Georgia for its unique people, landscapes, and food. Go on a 4WD ride to reach Gergeti Trinity Church and explore above the clouds. Enjoy a delicious lunch before driving back to Tbilisi.

    Mariam is my tour guide. She is a very nice person and very friendly. She showed and explained to us a lot of information. She helped to adjust the itinerary to fit with traffic and weather. It was a wonderful experience to have here. We are impressed!!

  • Tbilisi: Ancient Cave Settlement and UNESCO Heritage Tour

    10. Tbilisi: Ancient Cave Settlement and UNESCO Heritage Tour

    Head to one of the oldest settlements of the Caucasus, Uplistsikhe. It is a city carved in rock, which was supposedly founded in the 1st millennium B.C. The name of the place literally translates as Lord’s Fortress, and it is a place which played one of the most important political and economic roles in the history of Georgia. Archaeologists have unearthed numerous temples and findings relating to a sun goddess, worshiped prior to the arrival of Christianity. You can explore the vicinity and find out how an ancient wine cellar was functioning, or how the ancient Georgians used to have complex irrigation systems. The complex counts around 150 cave rooms of different purposes. After exploring Uplistsikhe your journey will continue towards Mtskheta, which was once the capital of the old Georgian kingdom Iberia. Here Christianity became an official religion in 337. Mtskheta boasts two UNES...

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Very nice and informative guide Khatuna! The tour is really perfect for sunset because you go to multiple holy places with nice views and gorgeous river view at the end. All the places are open therefore the sunset time is good. We enjoyed it a lot.

George was a wonderful guide, very helpful full of great energy and information for the entire duration of the trip. Fantastic way to discover Georgia. Thank you.

Great experience- we will recommend it to everyone! We really got to see many places and had a great time! Unforgettable day, didi madloba!

We had the best time with our guide Catherine. The trip was amazing.

Beautiful views and you great way to begin with Georgia’s history