Mtskheta - Jvari - Gori - Uplistsikhe

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Departure from:
Тбилиси
Duration
from 4 to 8 hours


Sightseeing day will begin with a visit to the ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta. Mtskheta is one of the most ancient cities of Georgia, references to which date back to the 5th century BC.

You will visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (XI century), in which the chiton of the Lord is kept, the cloak of the Old Testament prophet Elijah and the life-giving Dzelitshoveli cross, made of the cross on which they crucified Jesus Christ, and the relics of the Apostle Andrew the First-Called. No wonder the city of Mtskheta is called the second Jerusalem. After that, you will rise to the monastery of Jvari (6th c.), Towering above the city.
According to the legend, this temple was erected above a cedar stump that exuded fragrant oil (miro), under which St. Nino, an enlightener of Georgia, once prayed. Here, as you remember, Lermontov Mtsyri stood on the edge of the abyss, looking thoughtfully at the ancient city built on the confluence of the Aragvi and Kura rivers.

Stop for lunch at one of the restaurants in the city of Mtskheta. The cost of lunch tourists paid by tourists themselves.

Further along the route is the cave city Uplistsikhe.

There are many interesting monuments in the vicinity of Gori, one of which is the cave city Uplistsikhe (IV century BC - I century AD). Even from afar this quaint rocky city fascinates with its unusual appearance. Like gigantic windows on the rocks, cave grottoes can be seen, inside of which ordinary life once flowed. Inside the caves were huge majestic halls, temples, dwellings, connected by winding streets and corridors.

After- you take a tour of one of the most ancient cities of Georgia - Gori.

In historical sources, he has been known since the 6th century, but the name of the "father of nations" Joseph Dzhugashvili, better known as Stalin, brought him worldwide fame. The main street of Gori is still named in his honor - Stalin Avenue. The main attraction of the town - the house-museum of Stalin, built in the form of a marble sarcophagus, with a sculpture of Stalin in front of him, one of the few established today in memory of him.

Individual cost of 1-2 people: $ 165

Individual cost of 3-6 people: $ 230

 

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