One day tour Dmanisi: the archaeological excavations and the first Europeans


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Russian (fluent), English (fluent)


In 1991 in Dmanisi, which is about 110 kilometers from Tbilisi, the Georgian archaeologists and paleontologists have discovered the remains of the so-called "rectified man", whose age is close to two million years. French anthropologists, examining skeletons, restored to their original appearance and gave them Georgian names:a woman Mzia and a man Zezva. By a unanimous decision of the scientific community, a couple was named "first Europeans" because their remains are the oldest to be discovered in Europe. The settlement of Dmanisi awaits us, with its Archaeological Museum(open from May to October), the picturesque ruins of the castle, the city cobbled streets, shops, stores, homes, the tunnel to the river, sauna, wine cellar, Zion Church(7th c. ), and a lot of interesting places.


Dmanisi archaeological tour museum and its territory (GEL8 per ticket).
Total mileage 230 km.
A car can travel 100 km in about 60-80 minutes.
I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 6 people and need a larger vehicle.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Tbilisi.Your hotel .

End location: Tbilisi.Your hotel .

Duration: 7 hours 30 min.


Walking and transportation by van Toyota Voxy.

What’s Included

Organization, preparation ,guide services , transportation on the comfortable car . Assistance in dealing with various issues.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 GEL - Approximately per person.

What’s Extra

Your accommodation, meals and entrance fees.

A Recent Review of this tour

Ivane did everything possible to make this a memorable day at Dmanisi and he succeeded. He was professional and attentive and extraordinarily helpful. His English is superior and he is a careful driver - something most necessary in Georgia! I recommend him and his services enthusiastically.
William Blair

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