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Footprints of History: Walking from Mtatsminda to Old Tbilisi

Tbilisi, Georgia
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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

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Overview

Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, is a place where history and modernity converge seamlessly. One of the best ways to experience this harmonious blend is by taking a stroll from Mtatsminda to the Old City. This walking pathway from Mtatsminda to Old Tbilisi offers a captivating journey through time and culture.

Beginning the Adventure:  From Funicular to Mtatsminda Park

Ascending to Mtatsminda, you’ll find yourself on the Funicular, a unique transportation experience to Mtatsminda Park. Our first stop will be St. David’s Church, a tranquil sanctuary overlooking the city. With its stunning architecture and serene surroundings, this church offers a perfect glimpse into Georgian spirituality.

Exploring The Statue of the Mother of Georgia and Narikala Fortress: A Glimpse into History

Marvel at the impressive 20-meter-tall statue of the Mother of Georgia, which symbolizes Georgia’s resilience and maternal spirit. Learn about the statue’s significance and the stories it holds.
Step back in time as you wander through the ancient walls and towers of Narikala Fortress. Discover its role in Tbilisi’s defense and enjoy breathtaking vistas of the city below.

Journey Through the Old City: Cobblestone Streets and Hidden Gems

Venturing further, you’ll enter the Old City, a place where time seems to stand still. Cobblestone streets, centuries-old churches, and hidden courtyards create an enchanting atmosphere. It’s a step back in time where every corner reveals a piece of history.

Legvtakhevi Waterfall and Baths District

Discover the hidden gem of Legvtakhevi Waterfall, nestled amidst lush greenery. Let the soothing sound of cascading water transport you to a tranquil oasis within the city.
Explore the historic Baths District, where age-old traditions and culture come alive. Visit the renowned sulfur baths and experience the therapeutic qualities of their mineral-rich waters.

A Bridge to Modernity: The Bridge of Peace

Crossing the iconic Bridge of Peace, you’ll witness the seamless fusion of modern architecture with the city’s historical surroundings. The bridge’s avant-garde design represents Tbilisi’s ability to embrace innovation while preserving its heritage.

Spiritual Heritage: Historic Churches

Throughout your journey, you’ll encounter historic churches that hold the secrets of Georgia’s spiritual heritage. From Anchiskhati Church, one of Tbilisi’s oldest, to the awe-inspiring beauty of Sioni Cathedral, each sacred site tells a unique story.

A Day of Discovery and Wonder: Conclusion

As the sun sets over Tbilisi, you’ll conclude your full-day walking tour with a heart full of memories and a deeper understanding of this vibrant city. From the heights of Mtatsminda to the depths of Narikala and the charm of the Old City, you’ve experienced the essence of Tbilisi’s past and present.

This Walking from Mtatsminda to Old Tbilisi isn’t just a walk through history; it’s an immersive experience that allows you to connect with the heart and soul of Georgia’s capital. So, put on your comfortable shoes, bring your sense of adventure, and embark on this extraordinary exploration from Mtatsminda to Narikala and the Old City. Tbilisi’s treasures await your discovery.

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Itinerary

The Mtatsminda Starting Point
Our journey begins in the picturesque district of Mtatsminda, nestled on the slopes of the Sololaki Range. With the towering spires of St. David's Church and the renowned Funicular Railway as our backdrop, we set out to explore this charming neighborhood.

St. David's Church: A Spiritual Oasis
Our first stop is St. David's Church, a tranquil sanctuary overlooking the city. With its stunning architecture and serene surroundings, this church offers a perfect glimpse into Georgian spirituality. Don't forget to capture the breathtaking panoramic views of Tbilisi from here.
The Funicular Railway: A Ride to Remember
Next, we hop on the Funicular Railway, a beloved Tbilisi landmark. This delightful ride takes us down the hillside, offering captivating vistas of the city as we descend toward our destination.
Mother of Georgia: A Symbol of Strength and Hospitality
Next stop is the iconic "Mother of Georgia" statue, which stands tall, embodying the spirit of this vibrant Georgian capital. This towering monument, known locally as "Kartlis Deda," holds a special place in the hearts of Georgians and visitors alike.
Narikala Fortress: A Glimpse into the Past
Our footsteps carry us further as we ascend to the ancient Narikala Fortress. This medieval gem, perched high above the city, provides breathtaking views and an opportunity to explore history through its ancient walls.
Legvtakhevi Waterfall: A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Tbilisi
The next destination is  Legvtakhevi Waterfall, a hidden natural wonder that captures the essence of Georgia's breathtaking landscapes. This enchanting waterfall, also known as the "Fig Ravine," offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city streets, inviting visitors into a serene oasis.
Sulfur Baths: A Relaxing Pause
A short stroll takes us to the historic Sulfur Baths district, where you can rejuvenate in the healing waters that have soothed travelers for centuries. Experience the unique architecture of the bathhouses and maybe even enjoy a relaxing soak.
Shardeni Street: Art and Culture
Our adventure continues on Shardeni Street, a vibrant hub of art, culture, and fine dining. Explore the charming galleries, indulge in delicious Georgian cuisine, and soak in the artistic atmosphere.
Old Tbilisi's Hidden Gems
Wandering through Old Tbilisi's labyrinthine streets, you'll discover hidden courtyards, quaint churches, and eclectic architecture. Each corner holds a story waiting to be uncovered.
The Metekhi Church: A Sacred Gem
Our journey concludes at the historic Metekhi Church, standing proudly on the banks of the Kura River. With its dramatic location and rich history, it's a testament to the enduring spirit of Georgia.

Included/Excluded

  • Guide service
  • Tickets for Funicular
  • Tips
  • Lunch
  • Any other additional expenses.

Tour's Location

Tbilisi, Georgia

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