Bolnisi Sioni - is a Georgian Orthodox basilica, built in 478-493, during the rule of legendary King Vakhtang Gorgasali. It is one of the oldest extant church building in Georgia. These are one of the oldest historical documents of the Georgian alphabet. To sum up, Bolnisi Sioni is one of those places that not only enriches with new knowledge and impressions, but also gifts spiritual nourishment.
Dmanisi - ) is a townlet and archaeological site in the Kvemo Kartli, The town of Dmanisi is first mentioned in the 9th century as a possession of the Arab emirate of Tbilisi, though the area had been settled since the Early Bronze Age. An Orthodox Christian cathedral - "Dmansis Sioni" - was built there in the 6th century. Extensive archaeological studies began in the area in 1936 and continued in the 1960s. Beyond a rich collection of ancient and medieval artifacts and the ruins of various buildings and structures, unique remains of prehistoric animals and humans have been unearthed.
We will start Tour in the morning, driving to the Bolnisi Sioni, we will see one of the oldest extant church building in Georgia and one of the miraculous icon of Virgin. as we are going to find out where the first European human leaved, we will move to town Dmanisi.
En route we will see and taste Sour natural mountain springs, that springs has healing properties. Also I will drive you to the special photo shooting locations (high from city).
Finally when we will reach Dmanisi, we will see Dmanisi Sioni - a townlet and archaeological site. and the place where people (Zezva and Mzia - is the names of that persons) leaved 1. 8 million years ago. We will see ancient fortress, aslo beautiful veiws and take a lot of pictures.
After we will move back to Tbilisi.
P. S. About lunch time we will agree on the way, Depending on hunger. :)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel/Airport/Address in Tbilisi.
End location: Hotel/Airport/Address in Tbilisi.
Duration: 7 hours
We will use following cars:
- Toyota Prius 2008 ( it has a half electrical engine and I want to care about nature). In case of casual road.
- Jeep Liberty 2012 - (spec trail rated version) In case of snow or mud.
The tour price includes:
- fresh Georgia mineral water.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 GEL - approximately - for Lunch , per person
Admission tickets for attractions we visit.
There is Dress code in Georgian Orthodox churches and Monasteries. ladies need dress and scarfs to cover the body, and men should wear long trousers
you should not enter there during the pray or service. I can provide dress and scarfs for the ledies
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A very nice day out of Tbilisi. Scenery was great. The guide knew his business and did everything he could to make me happy. He was even kind enough to show me a couple of sites not specifically listed. I highly recommend this tour.