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  • Tbilisi: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour

    1. Tbilisi: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour

    Discover the best of Tbilisi's history, culture, and architecture on this walking tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, enjoy a stroll through the streets of the Old Town towards Metekhi Church and learn all about the history of Tbilisi's formation. In Shardeni Street, discover an open-air carpet market, visit Sioni Church and see the unique clock tower of the Rezo Gabriadze Puppet Theater. You will also discover the fascinating story behind the Anchiskhati Church and get to sample local wine.  Next, ride a panoramic cable car up to the imposing Kartlis Deda monument, from which point you can admire panoramic views of the entire city. Pay a visit to Narikala Fortress before beginning your descent down the mountain. Head to the Sulfur Baths District, stopping to admire impressive views of the Leghvtakhevi Gorge and Vakhtang Gorgasali monument along the way. Finish your walking ...

    Great! We had Magda she's sweet and very informative using simple historical language that all ages can relate too!

  • Tbilisi: Old Town Walking Tour

    2. Tbilisi: Old Town Walking Tour

    Even if you only have a short time in Tbilisi, you have to spend at least a half-day exploring the Old Town. The architecture in the city’s historic district is a mixture of Georgian, Byzantine, Oriental, and Neo-Classical European styles. Among the sites you will visit are the Orthodox Anchiskhati Basilica, the city’s oldest church. You will also see the 13th-century churches of Sioni and Metekhi, the magnificent Narikala Fortress, perched on a hill with superb views of the city below, and the classic Freedom Square. You will then continue to one of Tbilisi’s newest attractions, the Bridge of Peace, which opened in 2010 over the River Mtkvari (also known as the Kura River). Tbilisi’s compact size means you can easily explore the nearby Synagogue, Armenian Church and Mosque, in addition to the Georgian Orthodox churches so fundamental to Georgian culture. This peaceful co-existence of ...

    The guide was a wealth of knowlege. I had an amazing time exploring Tbilisi by walking. So much to see!

  • Tbilisi: Old Town Sightseeing and Local Produce Tasting

    3. Tbilisi: Old Town Sightseeing and Local Produce Tasting

    The meeting point is in front of Liberty Square Metro Station and the tour begins with a nice walk through Tbilisi's main square. On this 3-hour walking tour, you will explore the old town and see the most important sights. Admire a unique clock tower, visit the 6th-century Anchiskhati Basilica, one of the oldest surviving churches in Tbilisi, cross the Bridge of Peace designed by the Italian architect Michele De Lucchi, see the Monument of Vakhtang Gorgasali, and hear the legend of the founding of the city.  Then, take a cable car ride to the Narikala Fortress. See the statue of the Mother of Georgia, which has become a symbol of Georgian hospitality, take some amazing pictures with breathtaking panoramic views of the city, and see the sulfur baths and smell the sulfur springs.  To finish your tour, taste some traditional Georgian wines and fresh 'Shotis Puri' bread, baked in a circul...

  • Tbilisi: 4-Hour Walking Tour with Wine Tasting

    4. Tbilisi: 4-Hour Walking Tour with Wine Tasting

    Enjoy a 4-hour tour of Tbilisi that takes in the highlights of the Old Town, such as Gabriadze Puppet Theater, the Shardeni nightlife district, the glass Peace Bridge and the sulfur baths districts. Get an overview of the area and learn about Georgian history and everyday life. Start out at Freedom Square and see not only the best-known sights, but also some hidden gems and places that are favorites with the locals. Visit a popular old bakery and the shop selling the best ice cream in town. Learn about the Georgian winemaking process and traditions and taste a variety of locally produced wines. At your request, the route can be modified somewhat, according to your interests.

    Niniko was patient, kind and knowledgeable! I learned a lot more about the history of Tbilisi and enjoyed the wine tasting and the food from the bakery. If you get to do this tour with Niniko you will not be disappointed

  • From Tbilisi: Georgian Highlights in One Day Private Tour

    5. 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...

  • Tbilisi: City Sightseeing and Wine Tour with Tasting

    6. Tbilisi: City Sightseeing and Wine Tour with Tasting

    The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in a private vehicle as you set out for a day of exploration, sight seeing and wine tasting. The first part of the tour focuses on visiting the city’s landmarks, and the first stop of the day is a panoramic cable car ride to the Narikala Fortress. Afterwards, head to the well-preserved courtyard of St. Nicholas Church and then stroll through the narrow streets in the Old Town to discover the blend of mosques, churches, and synagogues. Once you’ve seen a few of the sights, drive to the Chateau Mukhrani wine studio and meet your master sommelier. Listen to the sommelier tell the charismatic story of the chateau’s history while you enjoy a selection of premium white and red wines. Continue onto Shuchmann Winery next for another tasting session of fine local wines. When you’ve finished up with your tasting session, take a ride on the Funicular Tr...

  • Full-Day Tbilisi & Mtskheta Tour

    7. Full-Day Tbilisi & Mtskheta Tour

    Even if you only have a short time in Georgia, you have to spend at least a half-day exploring Tbilisi’s Old Town. The architecture in the city’s historic district is a beautiful mixture of Georgian, Byzantine, Oriental and Neo-Classical European styles. It dates back more than 1,500 years and was founded by Vakhtang Gorgasali, King of Georgia (known as Iberia at the time) in the second half of the 5th-Century AD. The name derives from the Georgian word for warm, “T'pili.” Sliced by the River Mtkvari, which divides the city west and east, the lovely setting is ripe for exploring. Among the sites you will visit is the Greek Orthodox Anchiskhati Basilica, the city’s oldest church. You will also see the 13th-Century Churches of Sioni and Metekhi, the magnificent Narikala Fortress, perched on a hill with superb views of the city below, and the classical Freedom Square. Continue to one of ...

  • Tbilisi: City Walking Tour with Cable Car and Wine Tasting

    8. Tbilisi: City Walking Tour with Cable Car and Wine Tasting

    Discover Tbilisi's beautiful old town on this lunchtime walking tour. Get insider knowledge on its legends and attractions and ride high above the city in the famous cable car. Stroll through the historic center and experience the culture of Kote Abkhazi Street. Accompanied by your guide, you'll pause at a local café to sample wines and Chacha, a unique brandy and Georgia's national drink. Clamber into the cable car and experience the city's beautiful vista from the air. Alight to explore the historic sulfur baths and learn their fascinating role in the founding of Tbilisi. Marvel in wonder at the Leghvtakhevi waterfall before ending your tour with the remarkable puppets of the renowned Gabriadze Puppet Theater.

  • Tbilisi: Scenic Instagram Tour

    9. Tbilisi: Scenic Instagram Tour

    Meet your guide and experience the beauty of this city's early-morning streets while the light is perfect for taking pictures. Start your exploration of the city's monuments and breathtaking viewpoints, including a visit to the Orthodox Anchiskhati Basilica, the city's oldest church. You'll also see the 13th-century churches of Sioni and Metekhi, the magnificent Narikala Fortress, perched on a hill with superb views of the city below, and the classical Freedom Square. Continue to one of Tbilisi's newest attractions, the Bridge of Peace, which opened in 2010 over the River Mtkvari (also known as the Kura River). The city's compact size means you can easily explore the nearby Synagogue, Armenian Church and Mosque, in addition to the Georgian Orthodox churches which are so fundamental to Georgian culture. Learn about the peaceful co-existence of the various religions in Georgia. Your phot...

  • Tbilisi: Private Highlights Tour With Guide

    10. Tbilisi: Private Highlights Tour With Guide

    Experience the highlights of Tbilisi on this private walking tour. You will be picked up from your accommodation and enjoy comfortable transport with your expert local guide to the tour's first stop. The tour is based on sustainability and so is completely Eco-friendly. You will be able to explore Georgian architecture, culture and traditions, visiting Tbilisi's old town. Narikala Fortress, Sameba Cathedral, Betlemi Church and Rike Park, as well as the opportunity to stop to sample Georgian snacks like Churchkhela and Tklapi. As the country capital and a meeting point between Europe and Asia, as well as having being influenced under both Russian and Persian rule, Tbilisi is a diverse and multicultural city filled with wonder and a wide variety of different art and architectural styles. All of which you can learn about from your professional guide.

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What people are saying about Narikala Fortress

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 92 reviews

Teona and George the photographer are so nice and cool. I am traveling solo but they made me feel like I was with my friends when we were walking around Tbilisi. It was a very good day with the both of them and I cannot wait to see the photos! Thank you so much!

Niniko was patient, kind and knowledgeable! I learned a lot more about the history of Tbilisi and enjoyed the wine tasting and the food from the bakery. If you get to do this tour with Niniko you will not be disappointed

Catherine was such a great tour guide and she took amazing pictures as well. She was very knowledgeable and a fun person to be around. A taxi was sent to pick us up and and drop us off.

Great! We had Magda she's sweet and very informative using simple historical language that all ages can relate too!

The guide was a wealth of knowlege. I had an amazing time exploring Tbilisi by walking. So much to see!