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Georgia: Day-Trip to Mtskheta, Stalin Museum & Uplistsikhe

1. Georgia: Day-Trip to Mtskheta, Stalin Museum & Uplistsikhe

Start your tour at your accomodation in Tbilisi where your driver/guide will be waiting to meet you. After a short meet and greet you will set-off to your first location, starting your sightseeing adventure for the day! After a short and scenic drive your first stop will be Jvari Church (6th -7th cc), the most important religious center and an architectural masterpiece of medieval Georgia. Enjoy the breathtaking view from the church that towers over the city of Mtskheta. Continue on to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, known as the burial site of Christ's robe and the second largest church building in the country. The Cathedral has long been the principal Georgian church and remains one of the most venerated places of worship to this day. Take an excursion to Uplistsikhe Cave Town, an ancient cave town and one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. The town represents a complex of various structures dating from the 12th-century. BC to the 17th-century. AD. Finish your tour at the Stalin Museum in Gori, dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin. This museum is the perfect location for any Stalin or politic enthusiasts. End your day in comfort with a relaxing car ride back to your accomodation in Tbilisi. 

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Tbilisi: Mtskheta, Jvari and Tbilisi Private Full-Day Tour

2. Tbilisi: Mtskheta, Jvari and Tbilisi Private Full-Day Tour

With the comfort of a private car and a professional guide by your side, you will visit all the main sights of the two cities of Mtskheta and Jvari, as well as uncover some hidden gems. The first half of your tour focuses on Tbilisi, where you will cover most of the Old Town by walking through its narrow streets and seeing key sites. You will encounter such attractions as the Gabriadze Puppet Theater, the Anchiskhati Basilique, the Old Mosque and the Grand Synagogue, the sulfur baths, Metekhi and of course the famous Narikala Fort, which provides a fantastic panoramic view of Tbilisi. The Tbilisi tour also includes some sites that can be easily reached by car, such as the Trinity Church Sameba, the Fabrika urban space and the Chronicles of Georgia Monument. After a traditional lunch in a popular countryside restaurant, you will proceed to Mtskheta where you will visit the main cathedral of Georgia, Svetitskhoveli, also known as the "Second Jerusalem". Your final stop will be to the UNESCO protected Jvari Monastery from the 6th century, which has one of the most beautiful panoramic views in Georgia.

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Tbilisi: City Sightseeing and Wine Tour with Tasting

3. Tbilisi: City Sightseeing and Wine Tour with Tasting

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in a private vehicle as you set out for a day of exploration, sight seeing and wine tasting. The first part of the tour focuses on visiting the city’s landmarks, and the first stop of the day is a panoramic cable car ride to the Narikala Fortress. Afterwards, head to the well-preserved courtyard of St. Nicholas Church and then stroll through the narrow streets in the Old Town to discover the blend of mosques, churches, and synagogues. Once you’ve seen a few of the sights, drive to the Chateau Mukhrani wine studio and meet your master sommelier. Listen to the sommelier tell the charismatic story of the chateau’s history while you enjoy a selection of premium white and red wines. Continue onto Shuchmann Winery next for another tasting session of fine local wines. When you’ve finished up with your tasting session, take a ride on the Funicular Tramway on Chonkadze Street and travel to the top of the mountain that overlooks the city. This famous landscaped park with a giant ferris wheel offers splendid views across Tbilisi and is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing evening walk before returning to your hotel.

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Tbilisi and Mtskheta Private Tour

4. Tbilisi and Mtskheta Private Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Tbilisi. Travel to the first stop of the tour, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, which is one of the largest Orthodox cathedrals in the world. Next, visit Metekhi Church and the monument of Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Take a cable car to Narikala Fortress to enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Walk down to the district of Sulphur bath houses passing by Tbilisi’s mosque. Stroll through the Sharden area with its winding streets, cozy cafés, wine tasting bars, and souvenir shops. Visit Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica, and the clock tower of Rezo Gabriadze Theatre. Enjoy a some time for lunch, at your own expense, before beginning the journey to Mtskheta. Upon arrival, explore the cultural and religious center of Georgia. Discover the capital of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom of Iberia, which has a history dating back to the 3rd century BC. Visit Jvari Church, an architectural masterpiece of the early Medieval period built on a hilltop overlooking the town. Enjoy the views of the confluence of Mtkvari and Aragvi Rivers. Stop at Svetitskoveli, the main cathedral of Mtskheta, a sacred place that is said to contain the robe of Christ. After exploring Mtskheta, be returned to your hotel in Tbilisi.

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Kazbegi: Magic Christmas Tour

5. Kazbegi: Magic Christmas Tour

Find out how Georgia celebrates Christmas and why Georgians celebrate Christmas on January 6 on a guided walking tour of Kazbegi. Hear about a wide variety of Georgian traditions and customs, which include a range of seasonal products. Together with a professional local guide, sense the magic that the Christmas and Advent period brings to Kazbegi. Visit the most beautifully decorated places in the city, and feel spellbound by the charming atmosphere in the streets at this time of year. Experience Kazbegi from a different perspective and live an authentic white mountain Christmas with your family and friends.

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Tbilisi, Mtskheta & Monastery Full Day Private Trip

6. Tbilisi, Mtskheta & Monastery Full Day Private Trip

Welcome to colorful and cultural Georgia! In the morning the guide will be waiting for you in order to start a day full of precious discoveries. You will head to the Old Town to admire its unique architecture and then take a stroll through the Sharden street. From here you will take a cable car to head up to Mtatsminda park - a heavenly place that rewards you with magnificent views over the city. Later, you will get acquainted with one of the oldest cities in Georgia - Mtskheta, only a 40-minute drive from Tbilisi. Mtskheta is a small town that can easily be explored by foot. Not far from here you will visit Jvari Monastery, which is situated on the top of the mountain and overlooks the beautiful town of Mtskheta. Your next sight to be uncovered is David Gareja’s Monastery, located on a semi-desert area of Gareja in the famous winemaking Region of Kakheti. In the evening, your private transfer will give you a return lift to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Mtskheta-Mtianeti

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A good tour depends on a good tour guide. Our guide, George Davladze, was absolutely professional, he gave us an amazing time and an unforgettable experience exploring the beautiful city of Tbilisi and its surroundings during our 1-day tour. George was totally friendly, speaks English fluently, very knowledgeable about the information of all the historical monuments and sites we visited. Being a native Georgian it was a great opportunity to engage in cultural discussion to learn more about the beautiful culture or Georgia. I highly recommend this tour with George!

This excursion is without doubt one of the most interesting that we have done. The history of the country, its relation to religion, agriculture and wine is told to you in detail. The visit of the caves with its history with the invasion of Genghis Khan and subsequently the Soviet troops ... Everything is to be taken with very interesting anecdotes. The price is it derisory compared to the quality of the excursion. I end with a visit to the vineyard with a winemaker of incredible generosity! Marie was a fantastic guide! I wish you to meet her.

We had a really great day with Alexiv. The sights were very interesting, especially in the early morning sunlight of sunrise and Alexiv did a wonderful job of explaining them to us. He was a safe driver, very friendly and patient and a pleasure to be with. The cave sight was cool to visit but you have to be in good shape, have great balance and be a good climber to do it.

I enjoyed a lot. The guide Alex was very gentle, kind, helpful and knowledgeable. He knew the history of Georgia well. He was always ready to help. It was a real leisure trip. He was a good driver too.

It was very helpful to have Lhasa on our tour. He was so friendly and we had vey interessting conversations.