Historical and Saint places - a full day tour
Mtskheta was the ancient capital of Kartli, the East Georgian Kingdom from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. and was also the location where Christianity was proclaimed as the official religion of Georgia in 337. The property consists of the Jvari Monastery, the Svetitstkhoveli Cathedral and the
Jvari - Monastery is a sixth century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. Along with other historic structures of Mtskheta, it is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountain top at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia.
The Joseph Stalin Museum is a museum in Gori -the leader of the Soviet Union, who was born in Gori.
Uplistsikhe - Located in Eastern Georgia, The place was founded in the late Bronze Age, around 1000 BC, and continued to be inhabited until 13th century AD.
The tour starts from Tbilisi.
I will join you where you will stay, at that moment. The tour begins with a visit to Jvari Church (6th -7th cc), the most important religious center and an architectural masterpiece of medieval Georgia. Enjoy breathtaking view from the church that towers over the city of Mtskheta.
Continue to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, known as the burial site of Christ's robe. The Cathedral has long been the principal Georgian church and remains one of the most venerated places of worship to this day.
After we will visit, Stalin's Museum in Gori, dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin. Take an excursion to Uplistsikhe, an ancient cave town and one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. The town represents a complex of various structures dating from the 12 cent. BC to the 17th cent. AD.
About lunch time, we will agree during the tour.
Going back to Tbilisi.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel/Airport/Address in Tbilisi.
End location: Hotel/Airport/Adress in Tbilisi.
Duration: 8 hours
I use a Toyota Sienna 2009, a very comfortable minivan, with room for 5 people with plenty of space.
I can accommodate up to 6 people, as long as you don't mind having a little less extra space in the vehicle. Please contact me for details.
The car is using petrol for safety, not gas.
The tour price includes guiding, planning, transportation, and fresh Georgia mineral water.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 GEL per person - For lunch, Admission tickets for attractions we visit. (tickets for Uplistsikhe Entrance 7 Gel per person).
-Admission tickets for attractions we visit (Uplistsikhe).
There is a 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 prayer or service. I can provide dress and scarfs for the ladies
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Great and scenic tour, the guide was informative and friendly. Comfortable car too. An all-round amazing day, and we warmly recommend this guide and tour.
Roy Martin Kristiansen