a City Sightseeing Tour with a Private Guide
Tbilisi the capital of Georgia
Despite evidence of settlement in the area stretching back to the 4th century BC, Georgians prefer the legend that King Vakhtang Gorgasali of Kartli founded Tbilisi in the 5th century. The story runs that when the king was hunting, a pheasant fell into a hot sulphur spring and was conveniently cooked for dinner. Another version has it that a wounded deer fell into the hot sulphur spring and was miraculously healed. Either way, Tbilisi takes its name from the Georgian tbili (warm), and there seems little doubt that the magnificent hot springs, which still lure visitors today, attracted the king to the spot.
In fact Gorgasali won the town back from the Persians, who had invaded in 368, and moved his capital here from Mtskheta in the late 5th century. His son King Dachi completed its construction after his father's death.
We will start the tour in the morning and we will see the most interesting city sightseeing spots.
- Metechi church
- Abanotubani district
- ropeway to Narikala fortress (6th century)
- Sameba Holy Trinity
- Tbilisi Waterfall, Sulphur Baths (5th century)
- Shardeni and Erekle seconds streets
- Sioni Cathedral, (5th century)
- Peace Bridge (glass bridge)
About lunch, we will agree during the tour if and where we would like to stop.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel/Airport/Address in Tbilisi.
End location: Hotel/Airport/Address in Tbilisi.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
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 - For lunch, 5 Gel per-person for a cable car tickets
-Admission tickets for attractions we visit.
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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Levani is a great tour guide. He is very friendly and knowledgeable about Tbilisi. I had a great time and learned quite a bit about the city and the country. Levani plots a great route and gives you the option of a level of walking that is comfortable for you. I recommend walking as much as possible, but beware that there are some steep hills and streets to conquer.