Mtskheta - Jvari Monastery - Gori - Uplistsikhe

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Tour Number

Activity Level

303926


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

An Ancient Cave Town and World Heritages - a full day private, guided 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
Samtavro Monastery.

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.

Itinerary

The tour starts from Tbilisi.

I will join you where you will stay, at that moment. The tour begins with a visit to Jvari Monastery (6th -7th cc), the most important religious center and an architectural masterpiece of medieval Georgia. Enjoy the breathtaking view from the Monastery 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 century. BC to the 17th century. AD.

About lunchtime, we will agree during the tour.

Going back to Tbilisi.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection

End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 8 hours

Weather/Traffic

Transportation

I use a Toyota Sienna 2009, a very comfortable minivan, full A/C, 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.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: The tour price includes guiding, planning, transportation and a bottle of fresh Georgian water per person.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 GEL per person - For lunch, Admission tickets for attractions we visit. (tickets for Uplistsikhe Entrance 15 Gel per person, 5 USD about).

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: -Admission tickets for the attractions we visit:
Uplistsikhe caves- 15 Gel per person (5 USD about)

-Gori Museum is (optional)-15 Gel per person (5 USD about)

-Lunch

-Please contact me if you need any help or recommendations for accommodation facilities in Tbilisi.

Restrictions

There is a Dress code in Georgian Orthodox churches and Monasteries. Ladies need a 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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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    303926


    Categories

    Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

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