Day Trip to Mtskheta Gori and Uplistsikhe

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Duration

10 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

18 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Discover the significant heritage sites of Georgia in one day. Explore ancient cave town Uplistsikhe, Stalin Museum, old town Mtskheta, and Jvari Monastery.

Meeting point: Traveler’s Meeting Point ( 50 meters from Avlabari metro station )

Endpoint: Traveler’s Meeting Point ( 50 meters from Avlabari metro station )

Available dates: Every day

Meeting & Check-in time: 08:30

Boarding time: 08:55

Departure time: 09:00

End time: 19:00-19:30

Duration: 10 hours

Explore one of the most mysterious regions of Georgia – Kartli and hear a lot about the country’s history. First, visit memorable Uplistsikhe cave-town and dive into the antique life of Georgia. Then, find out more interesting facts in Gori, the hometown of the most famous Georgian, Stalin, and see the unique old capital of Georgia – Mtskheta, where you visit two UNESCO heritage sites Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.

Your first stop is Uplistsikhe, an antique rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia. It contains multiple structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages. It is notable for the unique mixture of various rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran’s pagan and Christian architecture coexistence. After exploring Uplistsikhe, you have a chance to have lunch in the region and try delicious local food.

After lunch, you have two options, have free time and explore Gori, the hometown of Stalin, or visit Stalin Museum, which is a museum dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, who was born in Gori. The Museum retains its Soviet-era characteristics, Stalin’s Original house, and Stalin’s railway carriage.

The next stop is Jvari Monastery. The name of this monastery is translated as the “Monastery of the Cross.” Jvari Monastery is the 6th-century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta. 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 last site on tour is Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta. UNESCO recognizes Mtskheta as a World Heritage site due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments. It was the capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Svetitskhoveli is known as the burial site of Christ’s robe and has been one of the principal Georgian Orthodox churches and is among the region’s most venerated places of worship.

Meeting point

Highlights

  • Meet the best team at Traveler's Meeting Point
  • Uplistsikhe City Caves
  • Stalin Museum
  • Gori
  • Mtskheta
  • Svetitskhoveli
  • Jvari Monastery
  • The confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers

Included/Excluded

  • A professional guide service
  • A bottle of water
  • Transportation service
  • 24-hour online support
  • Lunch in a local restaurant (45 GEL - about 20 USD per person) (optional)
  • Entrance fee to Stalin Museum in Gori (15 GEL - about 5 USD per person) (optional)
  • Entrance fee to Uplistsikhe (15 GEL - about 5 USD per person)

Itinerary

Duration: 30 minutes
Traveler's Meeting Point - is a free space where you can meet new exciting people, play some board games, listen to good music or enjoy a glass of wine.

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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Uplistsikhe is an antique rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia. It was built on a left bank of the Mtkvari River, contains multiple structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages, and is notable for the unique mixture of various rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran coexistence of pagan and Christian architecture.

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Unique possibility to feel as native. Visit a local restaurant and enjoy traditional, delicious food.

Duration: 1 hour
Stalin Museum is a museum dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, who was born in Gori. The Museum retains its Soviet-era characteristics, Stalin's Original house, and Stalin's railway carriage.

Duration: 30 minutes
The name of this monastery is translated as the "Monastery of the Cross." Jvari Monastery is the 6th-century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta. 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.

Duration: 1 hour
Mtskheta, one of the oldest cities in Georgia, was founded by the ancient Meschian tribes in the 5th century. UNESCO recognizes it as a World Heritage site due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments. It was the capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. However, Mtskheta remained to serve as the coronation and burial place for most kings of Georgia until the 19th century. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (literally the Cathedral of the Living Pillar) is currently the second-largest church in Georgia (after the Holy Trinity cathedral). Known as the burial site of Christ's robe, Svetitskhoveli has been one of the principal Georgian Orthodox churches and is among the most venerated places of worship in the region.

Tour will end at 19:00-19:30 at Traveler's Meeting Point ( 50 meters from Avlabari metro station )

Durations

10 hours

Languages

English

Frequently asked questions

Don't be late.
The tour operates in all weather conditions. Therefore, please dress according to the weather.
Dress code for a church - It's not allowed for anyone to enter a church in shorts, and women need to cover their heads.
Vegetarian food is also available upon request.

Comfortable shoes
A scarf or a hat - if you are a woman
Cash
Good mood

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