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The Chronicle of Georgia

The Chronicle of Georgia: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

1. Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

Begin your journey at Jvari. Enjoy a beautiful view of the ancient city and its natural beauty. Continue to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, located in the Holy City.  Visit the urban area of Mtskheta, a renewed, stunning town. Explore the little shops and picturesque architecture. Take the opportunity to relax with a glass of wine.  Then visit the Chronicle of Georgia monument, stunning modern creation of Georgian architects. Enjoy a fantstic sight of Tbilisi from this viewpoint, before heading back to the starting point.

Tbilisi's Brutalist Reality

2. Tbilisi's Brutalist Reality

Meet your guide either at your hotel or a central location that is convenient for you and embark on your walking tour. Head to the Ministry of Roads Building, which is a unique monument of Brutalist architecture. Then visit Georgian Stonehenge, a monumental building on the shores of the Tbilisi Sea. The Tbilisi twin towers were built in the last century. What is their uniqueness? They are connected by bridges to each other so of course, take a walk along with them at a height of 70 meters above the ground. Then visit the so-called suicide bridge. The bridge is located above the river Vera and City Hall tries to decorate it but the story does not change. Next, explore the Museum of Archeology, which is now an abandoned building.

From Tbilisi: Private Tour to Sabaduri Forest

3. From Tbilisi: Private Tour to Sabaduri Forest

Discover Sabaduri Forest with stunning natural scenery. Located near Tbilisi, the area is less than 50km from Tbilisi. During the day, visit various fascinating and hidden places in this city.  En route, pass Tbilisi Water Reservoir and the monument Chronicles of Georgia, known as the Stonehenge of Tbilisi. Sculpted by Zurab Tsereteli, it chronicles Georgian history. The top part of the 30-meter columns features kings, queens, and heroes, and the bottom depicts stories from Christ's life. Sabaduri Forest is impressive year-round. In the summer, the forest is lush and perfect to escape the heat, have a rest in nature, and make a barbeque. During autumn, explore mixed-colored nature. In the winter after fresh snow, admire scenic and untouched landscapes of snow-covered trees and roads.

From Tbilisi: Georgian Highlights in One Day Private Tour

4. From Tbilisi: Georgian Highlights in One Day Private Tour

Your guide will pick you up in the morning in a comfortable car and head first to the Tbilisi sea. You might be surprised by the existence of a sea in the Georgian capital, but in fact, the Tbilisi sea is the unofficial name of the reservoir created in 1952 to serve the city with water. The Tbilisi reservoir is located at a height of more than 500m above sea level and it is a pleasure to spend time here during the summer heat. Here, you’ll also visit a monument that amazes with its size. Known as the Georgian Stonehenge, the monument is officially titled the Chronicle of Georgia and was created by the Georgian-Russian painter, sculptor, and architect Zurab Tsereteli. The memorial was erected in order to celebrate 3,000 years of Georgian sovereignty and 2,000 years of Christianity in Georgia. The next stop will be the Jvari Monastery, the 6th-century Georgian Orthodox monastery built on a hill opposite Mtskheta at the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Jvari Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Continue to the Shida Kartli region where you’ll visit Uplistsikhe, an ancient cave town and one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Uplistsikhe — literally “Fortress of God" — is an ancient town that played a significant role in Georgian history over a period of approximately 3,000 years. Archaeological excavations have revealed extraordinary artifacts dating from the late Bronze Age all the way up to the late Middle Ages. The next stop will be at Borjomi Central Park, home to the most remarkable virtues of Borjomi with its striking nature and unique mineral waters. One of the best places to experience this is Mineral Water Park. The park itself dates back to the 1850s and is an attractive destination throughout the year. Here you can taste the natural Borjomi mineral water and relax in a beautiful environment, or you can try riding the cable car up to the top of the park. After this last stop, your guide will drop you off in Borjomi or Bakuriani, or you can return to your accommodation Tbilisi.

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What people are saying about The Chronicle of Georgia

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5 reviews

This was an excellent tour, and a wonderful way to see another side of Tbilisi. Our tour guide, Khatuna was brilliant - friendly and welcoming, and full of knowledge and good humour, and it really was a privilege to take this tour with her. It also gives a deeper perspective on Tbilisi to exploring some of its concrete wonders from Soviet times, and discover unexpected beauty and discover more about the lives of Tbilisi citizens through this period. Though not concrete, the Chronicles of Georgia monument really is spectacular, and is well worth being shown around by someone so knowledgeable as our brilliant guide for the morning.

We really enjoyed seeing the Chronicle of Georgia monument as well as the Sabaduri Forest. Ladu, our guide, and Shalva, our driver, were terrific. Shalva was right on time and was also a very safe and courteous driver on the sometimes crazy Georgian roads. Ladu’s English is excellent and he’s super knowledgeable as well as just a lot of fun. We enjoyed this quick private tour enormously and would highly recommend if you’re looking for an interesting few hours outside of Tbilisi.

The tour is highly recommended. We went with an air-conditioned car to a very good selection of brutalist (Soviet) buildings in Tbilisi. We explored the places interactively and received really interesting information. Both our guide and driver were knowledgeable and friendly. There was always time to answer individual questions and snap exciting photos. TOP TOUR!

We had a wonderful tour with Khatuna. Very friendly and knowledgeable. The private half-day tour allows you to set your own pace and spend as much time in each location as your desire. Would recommend!

Khatuna was a lovely and amazing guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the half day we spent with her. The trip itself was a very nice and interesting day tour from the city. Would highly recommend.