Uplistsikhe and Mtskheta Private Tour with Traditional Lunch

This fascinating private guided day-trip is full of different important cultural sites and breath-taking views of Kartli region of Georgia where you learn more about country's turbulent and glorious history from the time immemorial up to now,marvel at ancient edifices erected some 3000 years ago,take a stroll along abandoned mysterious caves to feel heartbeat of millennia and enjoy traditional Georgian delicacies in a cozy ambience

Tour highlights
-Ancient capital town of Mtskheta and its historic monuments

-Adventurous walk in pagan period caves and tunnels of Uplistsikhe cave town

-Breathtaking views over the mountain ranges

-Delicious traditional lunch

per adult from

$180

NZD

Duration

7 to 8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch - Lunch in a local restaurant in Mtskheta were we taste local delicacies:Beans in clay pot served with maze bread,Georgian khinkali (Dumplings),Imeretian Khachapuri(Cheese-filled bread) and other
    • Bottled water
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Jvari Church
    • Entry/Admission - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Uplistsiche Cave Town
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverages
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia

    One of the most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Georgia-VI c. Jvari monastery is a remarkable edifice of the early-medieval Georgian ecclesiastical art.According to the traditional accounts,on this location in the early 4th century Saint Nino, a female evangelist credited with converting Georgia to Christianity, erected a large wooden cross on the site of a pagan temple and then in 586-605 present-day church was built around it.From here we can enjoy spectacular views of Mtskheta and the confluence of two rivers below.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 3300 Georgia

    After Jvaru church visit we drive down to the townof Mtskheta dominated by the impressive cathedral called “Svetitskhoveli (11th c.)- “Life-Giving Pillar” .According to the legend, the first church (4th c) here was built on the burial site of Christ’s robe. As the church was being constructed, the wooden pillar rose into the air and magic chrism started to flow from it, healing all the diseases which gave name to the church

    The town of mtskheta is not only famous for its traditional architecture and ancient sites but also for its local open-air markets that we visit on the way

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Kvakhvreli 15 km Eastwards to Town Gori, Gori 1423 Georgia

    We start driving along the Great Silk Road where thousands of years ago different merchants and traders used to pass and reach ancient cave town-Ulistsikhe-a huge pagan complex with palaces, hallways, streets and amphitheatres carved into the massive mountain slope. Established in the 2nd millennium B.C as a pagan temple-town, it later became an important base for the Silk Road traders on their way from China to Europe.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Stalin Museum, 32 Stalin Avenue Stalin Park, Gori 1400 Georgia

    The final part of the trip is a short photo-stop at the museum of Georgia's one of the infamous son-Joseph Stalin.Here we can see his original house where he was born in 1878 as well as his personal railway carriage used by him from 1941 onwards including his attendances at the Yalta and Tehran conferences

    (We don't visit museum building)

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gori Fortress, Gori Georgia

    Erected on a hill above the town of Gori,this fortress first appeared in the 13th century records but archaeological evidence shows that the area had already been fortified in the Hellenistic Period.We approach the castle from its "Nine-Gated Wall" to have superb views over the fort

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your private guide/driver will meet you at your hotel lobby at 9:00
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Infant seats are available if requested in advance
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Make sure you bring your face mask on tour
  • 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 - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Georgian Vacations

Activity ID: V-109543P6

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