Mtskheta, Gori and Uplistsikhe tour covers the most notable site seeings of Shida Kartli Region and is mostly focused around the most important site – carved in the rock ancient town Uplistsikhe, dated by VI century BC. Duration of tour is up to 7 – 8 hours.
First of all we will visit Mtskheta – ancient capital of east Georgia, from IV century BC. After moving political center to Tbilisi, Mtskheta remained as spiritual center of the country. Once more it became political center – in X – IX centuries, while Tbilisi was still occupied by Arabs and known as Tbilisi emirate. Currently it is little town 15 km from Tbilisi. Here are B.Cl and A.C architectural monuments, which are recognized by UNESCO as world heritage sites. Trip covers the most important monuments in Mtskheta.
Jvari monastery built in VI century on top of hill, from where is perfect view on town Mtskheta and surroundings.
Svetitskhoveli cathedral XI century – the most respected holy place in Georgia, also very important architectural monument of Georgia. Also is burial place of Georgian kings and their offspring till modern time.
Town Gori is famous as birthplace of soviet dictator Stalin. It is administrative center of Shida Kartli region.
Uplistsikhe cave town – the most important and interesting monument in Kartli region. Carved in rock ancient town, built in VI BC, used to be spiritual center of pagan Georgia. Here are remains of amphitheater, several temples and market place. Town has been abandoned since XIII century.
In case of request we can also have a wine tasting in Iago’s winery. Owner of this winery in village Chardakhi produces bio wines according ancient Georgian technologies. Here you will learn history of Georgian wine making, taste wines and enjoy real Georgian “supra”.
Price list for Mtskheta – Gori – Uplistsikhe tour
PRICE INCLUDES: Transportation with English or Russian speaking guide; Price for entrance tickets of Uplistsikhe.
PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE: Price for souvenirs; Price for other additional costs
We will need some deposit to be able to book your tour. The price is 20 USD and money can be sent through PayPal. The deposit is fully refundable, if you cancel your booking, more than 30 days before, but if you cancel later, the deposit is not refunded.