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Gori Uplistsikhe with Mtskheta

Days:
  • Tuesday
Departure: 09:00
Duration: appr. 10 h.
Tour guide:
  • english

Trip via the Jvari Monastery to the ancient cave-city Uplistsikhe. Bizarre ruins testify the great significance of this trade emporium at the Silk Road from the ancient times to the High Middle Ages. The route goes back via Mtskheta, the old capital of Georgia. Sightseeing the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, the most significant Cathedral in Georgia. 

Highlights

  • A branch of the ancient Silk Road

  • The Jvari Monastery 7th century
  • Gori (Stalin’s birthplace)

  • Cave-city Uplistsikhe 1st millennium BC

  • The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral 11th century, Mtskheta, the old capital of Georgia

Program

09:00 h Departure
09:40 h Jvari Monastery
10:20 h Departure to Gori
11:00 h Short break in Gori at Stalin's birthhouse
11:45 h Departure to Uplistsikhe
12:30 h Sightseeing Uplistsikhe
15:30 h Departure to Mtskheta
16:30 h Visiting Svetitskhoveli Cathedral; Mtskheta
18:30 h Departure to Tbilisi
19:00 h Arrival in Tbilisi

 

Services

  • Transfer: a comfortable & air-conditioned vehicle (minibus or off-road vehicle)
  • Guide: an English-speaking GEORGIA INSIGHT guide
  • Board: a bottle of water
  • Entrances: according to the programme

Info

Stalin Museum

On the way to Uplistsikhe a short stop at Stalin's birthhouse in Gori. The museum visit is not included in the
programme. 

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