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Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe Tour.

Gori, GE
Gori, GE
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Discover the ancient and sacred cultural places of Georgia on the Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe Tour. Immerse yourself in the energy of past times as you explore magnificent architectural masterpieces. Visit the Uplistsikhe Cave Town, an ancient rock-hewn town dating back to the Early Iron Age. Learn about the fascinating life of Stalin at the impressively designed Stalin Museum in Gori. Experience the awe-inspiring Jvari Church, a sixth-century Georgian Orthodox monastery listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Finally, marvel at the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta, with its beautiful stone carvings and rich historical significance. This tour promises to transport you to a bygone era, as you discover the rich cultural heritage of Georgia.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 6 hours - 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-5 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit the ancient rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe
  • Explore the impressive Stalin Museum in Gori
  • Admire the beautiful Jvari Church near Mtskheta
  • Discover the historic Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta
  • Experience the energy of past times and admire architectural masterpieces
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Parking fees
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Entrance tickets

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Introduction

Discover the ancient and sacred cultural sites of Georgia with the Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe Tour. This tour will transport you back in time as you explore the most remarkable architectural masterpieces and immerse yourself in the rich history and energy of past times.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can anticipate a mesmerizing journey through time. The total duration of the tour will be around 360 to 480 minutes, ensuring that you have ample time to fully experience and appreciate each destination on the itinerary. Step 1 of the tour takes you to the Uplistsikhe Cave Town, an ancient rock-hewn town dating back to the Early Iron Age. Explore the fascinating structures carved out of rocks, giving you a glimpse into the lives of people who inhabited this town centuries ago. Next, step into history at the Stalin Museum, where you can delve into the life and times of one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. While the museum pays tribute to Stalin, it also sheds light on his controversial career and the dark chapters of his rule. Visit the Jvari Church, a sixth-century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta. Marvel at the stunning architecture and admire the panoramic views of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers as they converge below. Finally, explore the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, an impressive 11th-century building adorned with intricate stone carvings. Learn about the historical significance of this cathedral and discover the legends and relics associated with it.

Who is this for?

This tour is suitable for anyone with a curious spirit and a love for history. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an architectural admirer, or simply someone seeking a unique cultural experience, the Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe Tour is the perfect choice. Families, couples, and solo travelers alike will find something captivating in each destination.

Why book this?

Embark on this unforgettable tour to explore the wonders of ancient Georgia. By joining the Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe Tour, you'll have the opportunity to witness remarkable architectural achievements and immerse yourself in the rich history of the region. From the awe-inspiring Uplistsikhe Cave Town to the intriguing Stalin Museum, each stop offers a unique insight into the past. What sets this tour apart is not only the chance to visit these remarkable sites but also the expertise of your guides. With their deep knowledge and passion for the region, they will bring each location to life, providing an enriching and captivating experience.

Good to know

As you embark on this tour, it's important to note that the total duration will be between 360 to 480 minutes. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as there will be some walking involved at each destination. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the awe-inspiring beauty of the sites.

Reviews

Visitors who have experienced the Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe Tour have left glowing reviews. They praise the knowledgeable guides who made the history come alive and provided fascinating insights. Travelers were particularly impressed with the well-preserved Uplistsikhe Cave Town and the stunning views from the Jvari Church. Overall, customers were highly satisfied with their experiences and praised the tour for its impeccable organization and intriguing itinerary. Join the Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe Tour and embark on a journey through time, exploring the ancient cultural sites that have shaped Georgia's history. Discover the secrets of the past and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Uplistsiche Cave Town

09:00 Leaving from hotel. 11:00 Arrive to Uplistsikhe Cavetown (Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia Built on a left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages. The history of this town starts at II century B.C.

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Stalin Museum

This impressively designed museum makes no serious attempt to present a balanced account of Stalin's career or deeds. It remains, much as when it opened in 1957, a reverent homage to the Gori boy who became a key figure of 20th-century history – although displays do now at least refer to the purges, the Gulag and his 1939 pact with Hitler. The Dzhugashvili family's wood-and-mud-brick house where Stalin lived for the first four years of his life is reverentially preserved outside.

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Jvari Church

Visit one of the most famous and admired place in Georgia - Jvari Monastery. The name of this monastery translated as the "Monastery of the Cross". For the Georgian monastery in Jerusalem with the same name Monastery of the Cross. Jvari Monastery is a sixth 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 mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia.

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

After we arrive to Mtskheta - the ancient capital of Georgia. We will visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. This extraordinary (and for its time, enormous) building dates from the 11th century, early in the golden age of Georgian church architecture. It has an elongated cross plan and is adorned with beautiful stone carving outside and in. Christ’s robe is believed to lie beneath the central nave, under a square pillar decorated with colorful if faded frescoes of the conversion of Kartli. Due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments, is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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