One day tour in Mtskheta and Tbilisi

Explore two ancient capital cities with big history. Discover historic gems from old churches to modern buildings. Walk in the cobblestone streets with colorful wooden balconies. We guarantee that you will get passionate about Georgian culture and history. Love Georgia and drink the best wine.

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Duration

8 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • All Fees and Taxes
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Svobody Square, Svobody Sq., Tbilisi Georgia

    Freedom Square in the center of Tbilisi has undergone several name changes in its 200 year history. Built in the early 19th century in a neo-classical style with Moorish architectural elements, it was originally named Pashkevich-Erivanskaya Square in honor of Ivan Paskevich, a Ukrainian general of the Russian Imperial Army who had conquered Erivan (present-day Yerevan in Armenia) for the Russian Empire. In 1907, the square was the location for an audacious and bloody bank robbery, involving Joseph Stalin, which netted the equivalent of 4 million US dollars in today’s money. Following the collapse of the Russian Empire the square was re-named Freedom Square during the foundation of the First Georgian Republic in 1918 but renamed, first “Beria Square”, and then “Lenin Square” during Soviet times. Following the restoration of Georgia’s independence, the square reverted to the name given to it in 1918 during the foundation of the First Georgian Republic – Freedom Square. In 2006, the Freedom Monument, commonly known as the St. George Statue, was erected in the centre of the square. Designed by Georgian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, it is dedicated to the freedom and independence of the Georgian nation.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Pushkin Square, Tbilisi Georgia

    The street was Named after the famous Russian poet and author Alexander Pushkin.

    Stop At: Tbilisi Wall Ruins, 21-23 Pushkin st, Tbilisi 0105 Georgia

    We will explore the ruins of the old city wall, discovered in 2012

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Rezo Gabriadze built this unique clock tower next to his marionette theater in 2010. every hour an angel appears with the hammer to ring the bell. There is a small puppet theatre inside the tower and twice a day at noon and at 7pm you can see a show – “The Circle of Life”

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Anchiskhati Basilica, Loane Shavteli, Tbilisi Georgia

    This three-nave basilica was Built by the King Vakhtang Gorgasali’s son Dachi in the 6th century. The church's name comes from the icon of Anchi Cathedral in Klarjeti (now in Turkey), which was brought here in the 17th century (it's now in Tbilisi’s Fine Arts Museum).


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Bridge of Peace, Tbilisi Georgia

    Enjoy the view from this beautiful bridge and take as many photos as possible

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Rike Park, The left bank of the Mtkvari River, Tbilisi Georgia

    ike park is considered to be the youngest recreational area in Tbilisi. It is situated on the left bank of the river Kura (Mtkvari) and already has become a popular place for both local and international visitors, especially families, and in summer. The Rike park is quite easy to find, as its main entrance is right from the beautiful pedestrian ‘Bridge of Peace’. The park is a host to a numerous entertainment facilities like singing and dancing fountains, artificial climbing wall, children’s maze, mega-chess board, as well as footpaths and quiet corners. The start point of a newly opened cable car that takes visitors up to Narikala fortress is located in the Rike park, as well as a number of fancy bars and restaurants.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sioni Cathedral Church, 3, Sioni Street Old Town, Tbilisi Georgia

    The Sioni Cathedral is located in old Tbilisi. It was initially built in the 6th and 7th centuries. Since then, it has been destroyed by foreign invaders and reconstructed several times. The current church is based on a 13th-century version with some changes from the 17th to 19th centuries. The Sioni Cathedral was the main Georgian Orthodox Cathedral and the seat of Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia until the Holy Trinity Cathedral was consecrated in 2004.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Shardeni Street, Tbilisi Georgia

    Shardeni street is attractive for tourists with fancy bars and clubs. In past This narrow street was an important trading center. People called this street a dark row because it was covered with the roofs. In the 20th century, the street was reconstructed (1981) and renamed as a “Shardeni Street” in honor of French traveler Jean Chardin who traveled in Georgia in the 17th century.

    Stop At: Metekhi Cathedral, Metekhi St, Tbilisi Georgia

    Metekhi is a historic district of Tbilisi, located on the cliff overlooking the Mtkvari river. The neighborhood is home to the Metekhi Church of Assumption. The district was one of the earliest inhabited areas on the city’s territory. The church was repeatedly destroyed and restored. It suffered the most during Mongol invasion after which the first restoration took place. In the 15th century it was destroyed again by Persians. The Georgian kings rebuilt the church in the 16th – 17th centuries. The next restoration was in the mid-19th century. back then all the surrounding fortifications were dismantled and replaced with the prison building.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi, Rike Park, Tbilisi Georgia

    Take a ride by aerial tramway to Narikala fortress and enjoy breathtaking views.

    Stop At: Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi Georgia

    The fortress was established in the 4th century as Shuris-tsikhe (i.e. "Invidious Fort") and it was a Persian citadel. It was considerably expanded by the Umayyads in the 7th century and later, by king David the Builder (1089–1125). The Mongols renamed it "Narin Qala" (i.e. "Little Fortress"). Most of extant fortifications date from the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1827, parts of the fortress were damaged by an earthquake and demolish. On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church. Newly built in 1996–1997, it replaces the original 13th-century church that was destroyed in a fire.

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    he statue of kartlis Deda (Mother of Georgia) was erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. Famous 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: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Abanotubani, Abano St, Tbilisi Georgia

    banotubani (Bath district) is the oldest district of Tbilisi, Famous for its sulphuric baths. Abanotubani is an important historic part of the city: it is where according to a legend the King of Iberia, Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon fell, leading to a discovery of the hot springs and, subsequently, to founding of a new capital.

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    Leghvtakhevi waterfall is located in Abanotubani (Bath district). The waterfall is 22 meters tall. The name Leghvtakhevi comes from the Georgian word "Leghvi" which means fig. There were many trees of fig around this place.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia

    vari Monastery is a sixth century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. it is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Jvari Monastery is located on the rocky hilltop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia before Tbilisi. Shortly after the adoption of Christianity, King Mirian III erected an enormous wooden cross on this site Isymbolizing the acceptance of Christianity by Georgians. In the 2nd half of the VI century Guaram, the ruler of Kartli, built a small church beside the Holy Cross.The temple attracts thousands of tourists because of its architecture, location and historical value.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, Mtskheta Georgia

    You will explore this ancient city with its cobblestone streets and beautiful balconies. This formel capital is a religious centre and home of UNESCO world heritage site.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 3300 Georgia

    The Svetitskhoveli cathedral is the eastern orthodox Christian church located in the former capital of Mtskheta. A masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages, Svetitskhoveli is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is currently the second largest church building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral. There is a religious legend, connected with this church origination, about Elioz, a citizen of Mtskheta, who found the Tunic of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. Elioz's sister, Sidonia, died as soon as she touched the tunic. She was buried wrapped in it . Soon a big tree, cedar of Lebanan, grew on Sidonia's grave. When the ruler Mirian decided to build a temple on the place where the Tunic of the God was buried the cedar was cut down. They made seven columns from the tree and began to install them in the church. Six columns were in place but the seventh was not; it was hanging in mid-air. The Baptist of Georgia, St. Nino prayed all night long and then the column “without a touch of a human hand” froze on its place and … started shedding holy ointment. The miraculous chrism cured patients of heavy illnesses. Hence the temple's name – Svetitskhoveli; in Georgian it means “the Life-Giving Pillar”. The present structure was completed in 1029 by the medieval Georgian architect Arsukisdze.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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    • Not wheelchair accessible
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Language

English

Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

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Group Size

10

Organised by Evatour

Activity ID: V-76062P33

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