Sightseeing tour of Tbilisi "Tales of Old Tiflis"

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Departure from:
Тбилиси
Duration
from 4 to 8 hours


You will take a long walk around city, during which you will get acquainted with the main sights of the capital of Georgia, having made a real journey in time - from antiquity to our days. You will see a multifaceted mosaic of Tbilisi life, in which each of you will take the place of not only an observer and a tourist, but also a welcome guest.  On our route, you will visit: the oldest urban area of ​​Abanotubani (the region of sulfur baths), the Armenian church SurbGevork (XIV century), Tbilisi Cathedral synagogue, Tbilisi mosque (XIX century), the city fortress Narikala (IV-VIII century),Bethlehem the street-staircase,the residence of the Patriarch of Georgia, the oldest Anchiskhati Church in Tbilisi (5th century), the Peace Bridge, the Metekhi Church (XI-th century), the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Sameba), the Zion Cathedral (VIII-XIth centuries).


Narikala Fortress

The legend, telling about the origin of Tbilisi, says: once, the Georgian king Vakhtang Gorgasali (V cent.), hunting in the forest, shot a pheasant. The bird fell into a warm sulfur source and boiled in it. The king was so surprised by the properties of this water that he decided to lay down the city, which was called Tbilisi (from the Georgian “tbili” - warm), on the place of sulfuric springs. It is believed that exactly in the place where the king once hunted, the Narikala fortress was built. At the foot of the citadel is the area of ​​Abanotubani with famous sulfur baths. From the fortress guests can see the panoramic view of the city.

Stop for lunch at a restaurant in Tbilisi. The cost of lunch tourists pay themselves.

Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, or Sameba - Cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church in Tbilisi, built on the hill of St. Ilya. One of the newest religious buildings in Georgia, was founded in 1995, consecrated in 2004. The majestic temple can be seen from anywhere in the city center.

Mtatsminda

Holy Mount Mtatsminda is known for its ancient history: in the 5th c. on its slope, in a cave, lived St. David Garedzhi, highly respected in Georgia.In the XIX century, a temple was erected over the cave of St. David, and over time it was surrounded by the Pantheon. One of the first on the Holy Mountain was buried Russian writer, diplomat Alexander Griboedov. The graves of the writer and his wife Nina Chavchavadze are here today.

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