Mtskheta – Gori – Uplistsikhe tour covers the most notable site seeings of the Shida Kartli Region. You will see the most important site – carved in the rock ancient town Uplistsikhe, (VI century BC).
First of all, we will visit Mtskheta – the ancient capital of east Georgia, from IV century BC. After moving the political center to Tbilisi, Mtskheta remained as a spiritual center of the country. It became a political center – in the X-IX centuries, while Tbilisi was still occupied by Arabs and known as Tbilisi emirate. Currently, it is a little town 15 km from Tbilisi. Here are old architectural monuments, which are recognized by UNESCO, as world heritage sites. The trip covers the most important monuments in Mtskheta.
Jvari monastery was built in the VI century on top of the hill, with a perfect view of town Mtskheta and its surroundings.
Svetitskhoveli cathedral was built in the XI century. It is the most respected holy place and an important architectural monument of Georgia. It is the burial place of Georgian kings and their offspring till modern time.
Town Gori is famous as the birthplace of Soviet dictator Stalin. It is the administrative center of the Shida Kartli region.
Uplistsikhe cave town is the most interesting monument in the Kartli region. Carved in rock, ancient town (VI BC). It was a spiritual center of pagan Georgia. Here are the remains of the amphitheater, several temples, and marketplace. Since the XIII century town is abandoned.
In case of request, we can also have a wine tasting in Iago’s winery. The owner of this winery in village Chardakhi produces bio wines according to ancient Georgian technologies. Here you will learn the history of Georgian winemaking, 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
DEPOSIT: We will need some deposit to be able to book your tour. The price is 20 USD. You can send the money through PayPal. In case of cancellation 30 days before, the amount will be fully refunded. If you cancel later, the deposit will not be refunded.