ツ ✌ Tbilisi & Mtskheta Tour – The Ancient and Modern Capitals of Georgia!

Explore the modern and ancient capitals of Georgia! Both cities are rich in landmarks and historic sites!

Walk around the old town of Tbilisi and see all the most important sights! Take a ride in the cable car! Taste some of the most famous Georgian traditional wines and fresh bread which is one of Tbilisi’s signature aromas!

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ancient capital of the Georgian Kingdom of Iberia! See the Jvari Monastery, a true architectural masterpiece of the early Medieval Period built on a hilltop. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the confluence of 2 rivers (Aragvi and Mtkvari). Visit Svetitskhoveli, the main cathedral of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is being kept!

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$36

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Duration

5 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Walking Tour with Professional Guide
    • Professional Driver/Guide or Professional Guide and Driver
    • Wine Tasting
    • Traditional Bread (Shotis Puri) Tasting
    • Air-Conditioned Vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • Cable Car
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater, Shavteli St., 26, Tbilisi 0105 Georgia

    See the unique clock tower of the Puppet Theater Rezo Gabriadze. In 2010 Rezo Gabriadze built a unique clock tower next to the marionette theater in Tbilisi old town. Every hour an angel comes out to ring the bell with a small hammer.

    There is a small mechanical puppet theater inside the tower and twice a day at noon and at 7 P.M you can see the show – “The Circle of Life”.

    Rezo decorated the tower with hundreds of tiles which he designed himself and it instantly became a major architectural attraction of Tbilisi.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Anchiskhati Basilica, Loane Shavteli, Tbilisi Georgia

    See the Anchiskhati Basilica which is located in the historical district. The church dates back to the 6th century, it was bearing the name of the Virgin Mary’s birth and it is the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi. The name Anchiskhati was given to it a little bit later, when Peter Meskhi moved the image of Christ not made by hand from the Anchi church to this one in 1675. The Anhciskhati was lots of times damaged during the raids of the Iranians in 15th-17th centuries. The church was renovated in 17th century by the Catholicon Domenti. After the soviet regime establishment in Georgia, the liturgical ceremonies in Anchiskhati church were halted. The museum of the handcraft wares was disposed in it and a little later - the art studio. The liturgical ceremonies were restored in the church since 1989.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Bridge of Peace, Tbilisi Georgia

    Cross the Bridge of Peace which is a convenient cross point between the Rike Park and the ‘old’ part of the town. Relatively newly constructed the Bridge of Peace is definitely the attraction one wouldn’t want to miss in Tbilisi. It is a pedestrian glass and steel bridge in a bow-shaped design that sits over the Mtkvari (Kura) river in Georgian capital. It was designed by the Italian architect Michele De Lucchi and was officially opened in May 2010. The bridge was transported to Georgia from Italy in 200 unassembled components. It is 156 meters long and has more than 10 000 LED bulbs built-in, that are switched on daily 90 minutes before the sunset. In 2012, the Bridge of Piece in Tbilisi hit the Top-13 most unusual bridges in the world.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Metekhi Cathedral, Metekhi St, Tbilisi Georgia

    Walk through Rike Park and see Metekhi church where you will be able to see Monument of The Founder of Tbilisi and hear the great history about the foundation of Tbilisi.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi Georgia

    Take a ride in the cable car and go at the Narikala Fortress which is the most known landmark of Tbilisi. No one leaves Tbilisi without walking around this amazing fortress. During the day Narikala fortress draws your attention from all sides of Tbilisi. It overlooks Mtkvari River, which makes Narikala more incredible. Narikala is one of the most visited places in Tbilisi. It is an historical fortress overlooking Tbilisi. Here you can take some amazing pictures with breathtaking panoramic view of almost whole Tbilisi. The fortress was founded in the 4th century. Narikala consists of two walled sections between the Suplhur Baths and the Botanical Garden. The fortress was renamed "Narin Qala" by Mongols ("narin"-small, "qala"-fortress).In 1827 Narikala was destroyed by the earthquake, But you can still feel the history of Tbilisi, even though the walls are not in a great shape.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kartlis Deda, On the top of Sololaki hill, Tbilisi Georgia

    See the statue of Mother of Georgia (Kartlis Deda) which has become a symbol of the city. The statue was erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. Prominent Georgian sculptor Elguja Amashukeli designed the twenty-metre aluminium figure of a woman in Georgian national dress. She symbolizes the Georgian national character: in her left hand she holds a bowl of wine to greet those who come as friends, and in her right hand is a sword for those who come as enemies.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Leghvtakhevi Waterfall, 1 ბოტანიკურის ქუჩა, T'bilisi, Georgia

    Visiting Tbilisi’s mineral sulfur baths is one of the most pleasant and memorable experiences you can have in Georgia’s capital city. A cluster of historic bath houses built on the famed hot sulfur springs that gave the Georgian capital its name. “Tbilisi” directly translates to “warm place,” and the widely taught myth of the city’s founding involves these natural hot springs. Tbilisi has its love lock bridge, if you are traveling here with a loved one you can leave a lock and make some memories. Along the bridge you can see a hidden waterfall in the middle of old city.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, Tbilisi Georgia

    World's oldest wine found in 8 000 year old pots in Georgia, So Georgia is considered to be the birthplace of wine! Here you will be able to taste some of the most famous Georgian traditional wines and see where Stalin was hiding during political repressions against him.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, Tbilisi Georgia

    We will go to the oldest bakery in Tbilisi where you will have the perfect opportunity to taste fresh bread which is one of Tbilisi’s signature aromas! Here for centuries, bakers have been making traditional Georgian bread (Shotis Puri) in a deep circular clay oven called a Tone

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia

    After walking around in Tbilisi we will visit Jvari Monastery which is a sixth-century Georgian Orthodox monastery. The name of this monastery translated as the “Monastery of the Cross”. Along with other historic structures of Mtskheta, it is listed as the UNESCO world heritage site. Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountaintop overlooking confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the kingdom of Iberia.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 3300 Georgia

    Our last destination to visit will be Mtskheta which is one of the oldest cities of Georgia founded by the ancient Meschian tribes in the 5th century. Due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments, it is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. It was the 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.

    The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (literally the Cathedral of the Living Pillar) is currently the second-largest church building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity cathedral. Known as the burial site of robe of Christ, Svetitskhoveli is one of 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: 40 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Liberty Square, Rustaveli Avenue, T'bilisi, Georgia
    Departure Time :
    11:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Welcome 2 Georgia

Activity ID: V-165599P18

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