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  • Mtskheta - Jvari - Gori - Uplistsikhe Full Day Private Tour

    1. Mtskheta - Jvari - Gori - Uplistsikhe Full Day Private Tour

    Your private tour will begin at a comfortable time for you, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM when you will be picked up from your accommodations. You will head to the eastern part of Georgia, 60 miles (96 km) from Tbilisi towards Mtskheta. Mtskheta was the capital of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the third century BC and is one of the oldest towns and the cultural and religious center of Georgia. Next, visit the Jvari Monastery, a true architectural masterpiece of the early medieval period built on a hilltop. From the hill, gaze down to the merging Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers below, and enjoy a stop to take photos. With your local guide, continue onto Gori, the homeland of Stalin, to visit Stalin’s house, museum and train wagon. At the Stalin museum, learn about the life of the infamous dictator at the exhibit which includes unique photos, gifts, and furniture. After the museum, th...

    Great experience- we will recommend it to everyone! We really got to see many places and had a great time! Unforgettable day, didi madloba!

  • Mtskheta, Gori, and Upliscikhe Private Tour

    2. Mtskheta, Gori, and Upliscikhe Private Tour

    Escape the crowds and visit the oldest city of Georgia, Mtskheta, which used to be the capital in the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd-century BC to the 5th-century BC. Enjoy panoramic aerial views of the mountains around the Jvari Monastery, which was Georgian Orthodox in the 6th-century. The name translates as the Monastery of the Cross. It represents the peak of architectural typology as a true masterpiece of the early Medi period. It overlooks the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers from the top of the hill.  Journey back to the early centuries at the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Samtavro Church. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral was built in the 11th-century but the site itself is even older, dating back to the early 4th-century. It differs in artistic value and the special role that it has played in history. The monument has an elongated cross which appears to touch th...

  • Tbilisi: Private Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Hot Pools Day-Trip

    3. Tbilisi: Private Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Hot Pools Day-Trip

    Enjoy a day trip to the most scenic sight of central and southern Georgia, visiting a local family in their countryside house for a traditional dinner. After the pick-up from your hotel at 9:00AM, you will soon reach the ancient cave town of Uplistsikhe. Here you can walk through the ruins and beautiful rock formations and see the remains of formal ancient glory of what used to be once the center of Pagan culture. Right next to Uplistsikhe lies Gori, the town known as the birth place of Stalin, where you can still see the house where he grew up. After about 1.5 hours, you will reach the cozy resort town of Borjomi, surrounded by the largest national park of Georgia. You can wander through the beautiful central park, taste the legendary mineral water of Borjomi directly from the springs and take a bath in the open air thermal pools in the middle of the forest. You can reach the pools by...

  • Tbilisi: Guided Gori Fortress, Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Tour

    4. Tbilisi: Guided Gori Fortress, Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Tour

    Take the chance to visit Uplistsikhe, a cave town fortress situated on a rocky massif on the left bank of the river Mtkvari. Dating back to the 1st and 2nd millennium B.C., Uplistsikhe was an important religious, political and cultural center in the Hellenistic and late Antique periods. The place was founded in the late Bronze Age, around 1000 B.C., and continued to be inhabited until the 13th century A.D. Between the 6th century B.C. and the 11th century A.D., Uplistsikhe was one of the most important political and religious centers of pre-Christian Kartli, one of the predecessors of the Georgian state. Visitors can still walk among the ancient streets, rock-carved theater, royal halls, pharmacy, pagan temples and Christian churches, while the remains of granaries and large clay wine vessels give us some clue as to the daily life of the inhabitants. You can also visit Joseph Stalin’s ...

  • From Tbilisi: Mtskheta, Gori, Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Tour

    5. From Tbilisi: Mtskheta, Gori, Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Tour

    Begin your tour with pickup at your accommodation in Tbilisi and make your way to the historic town of Mtskheta, to the northwest of the Georgian capital. Discover Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, an Eastern Orthodox cathedral that is the second largest building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Admire this masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Next, head to the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragi Rivers to visit the 6th century Georgian Orthodox Jvari Monastery, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about traditional accounts of this place with your guide, and hear how Saint Nino, a female evangelist credited with converting King Mirian III of Iberia to Christianity, erected a large wooden cross on the site of a pagan temple here in the 4th century. Continue your journey to the Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori...

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What people are saying about Gori

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Tour was great!! We had George as our tour guide.He is very gentle and nice man and good driver too.He made sure that we are comfortable throughout the tour.George gave us good insight of Georgian way of life.Uplistsikhe caves and Mtskheta church was highlight of toure.For lunch gorge took us to some locals place and food was home cooked and delicious. Overall it was amazing experience. 5 STARS from me to George.

We had a wonderful experience on our day trip. We were guided and accompanied by Lexo. Hé’s an amazing guide who gave us a lot of information about Georgia’s history, culture and religion. We also had lunch at a family home, with very good food and generous people. We loved every part of the trip and would certainly book again with this organization when we visit Georgia once more.

This was such a fun excursion! The cave dwellings were so cool. The visit to Gori was heavy but interesting. Our tour guide Tati was excellent - so fun and so smart. We loved having lunch with the Georgian family and seeing the traditional Georgian dancers - Georgian hospitality is unparalleled.

The tour is wonderful! Most impressed by the Stalin Museum. I never knew that he wrote poetry. We learned a lot. Temples, churches are mesmerizing. The nature of the country is breathtaking. We were very satisfied!

Great experience- we will recommend it to everyone! We really got to see many places and had a great time! Unforgettable day, didi madloba!