Explore ancient cave city: Day trip to Shida Kartli region

Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. If they can walk well

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



English (fluent), Japanese (advanced)

Jvari Monastery, Uplistsikhe and Gori

This tour is the best option for the people who don't want to go far from Tbilisi, visit highlight destinations, find out about different periods of history: from ancient to modern times.
Starting from UNESCO site - Jvari, 6th century monastery perched on top of a hill. Then drive to Shida Kartli region and visit Uplistsikhe (meaning "Fortress of God") rock-hewn town from 1st millennium BC. Get to know communist period history by visiting museum of Soviet time dictator Stalin or choose to visit Ateni Sioni church surrounded by picturesque landscapes.
And the day can not be over unless you try good Georgian wine!


- Jvari Monastery - VI century monastery perched on top of a hill overlooking old capital of Georgia Mtskheta.
- Uplistsikhe cave city - rock-hewn town from 2nd millenium BC
- Stalin Museum in Gori or Ateni sioni church (upon travelers choice)
- Wine tasting in local winery or wine-factory (optional)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your Hotel

End location: Back to your Hotel

Duration: 7 hours


Private Transportation: Sedan or alike

What’s Included

Other: - Organization of the tour and my service as a guide
- Private transportation
- Entrance fee to Uplistsikhe

Estimated Local Cash Needed

75 Gel - Per person - - Lunch - 20 Gel per person
- wine-tasting - 25-37 Gel per person
- entrance fee to Stalin museum - 15 Gel per person

What’s Extra

Other: - Lunch
- Entance fee to Stalin Museum (optional)
- Wine tasting (optional)


I am not a driver. I'm renting Transportation, which is included in the given price for all driven tours.

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