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Day tour to Mtskheta, Gori, and Uplistsikhe

Uplistsikhe, Gori, Georgia
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Duration

8-9 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people

Languages

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Overview

Day tour to Mtskheta, Gori, and Uplistsikhe covers the most notable places of the Shida Kartli region. You will see an important site – carved in the rock ancient town of Uplistsikhe (VI century BC).

Mtskheta

First, we will visit Mtskheta. It was the ancient capital of East Georgia since the IV century BC. After moving the political center to Tbilisi, Mtskheta remained a spiritual center of the country. It became a political center in the X-IX centuries, while Tbilisi was still occupied by Arabs and was known as Tbilisi emirate. Currently, it is a little town 15 km from Tbilisi. The trip covers the most important monuments in Mtskheta:

  • Jvari monastery – built in the VI century on top of the hill. It has a perfect view of Mtskheta.
  • Svetitskhoveli cathedral – built in the XI century. It is the most respected holy place and an important architectural monument in Georgia. It is the burial place of Georgian kings and their offspring.

Gori

Gori is famous as the birthplace of Soviet dictator Stalin. It is also the administrative center of the Shida Kartli region. The cave town Uplistsikhe (VI BC)is located a few kilometers from Gori. It is the most interesting monument in the Kartli region, and was a spiritual center of pagan Georgia.

After an interesting day Day tour to Mtskheta, Gori, and Uplistsikhe finishes and we return to Tbilisi.

Upon your request, you can also have a wine tasting in Iago’s winery. The owner produces bio wines according to ancient Georgian technologies. Here you will learn the history of Georgian winemaking, taste various wines, and enjoy a real Georgian ‘supra’.

To see other activities please check the link for Day tours from Tbilisi.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mtskheta
  • Gori
  • Uplistsikhe

Itinerary

Pick up at the hotel and drive towards Jvari monastery.
Stop in Mtskheta - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.
Arrival at Uplistsikhe caves. Optional lunch break.
Driving to Gori - Stalin Museum.
Drive back to Tbilisi
Drop off at the hotel.

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation with an English or Russian-speaking driver
  • Price for entrance tickets of Uplistsikhe
  • Professional guide
  • Price for entrance tickets for Stalin's museum.
  • Price for souvenirs
  • Price for other additional costs

Tour's Location

Uplistsikhe, Gori, Georgia

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