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Tbilisi: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

1. Tbilisi: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Explore the fascinating landmarks and hidden gems of Tbilisi, including Metekhi Church, the Monument of Vakhtang Gorgasali, the statue of Mother of Georgia, the Narikala Fortress, and the sulfur baths district. Embark on a guided tour, ride the cable car, and taste traditional pie. Your journey starts once you meet your guide in front of the Avlabari Metro Station entrance. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the old street to Metekhi Church. From there, you will continue to explore the city and hear about the history and origins of Tbilisi. As you walk through the old Shardeni Street, you will discover an open-air market, Sioni Church, and the unique clock tower of the Puppet Theatre Rezo Gabriadze.  Continue onto the Anchiskhati Church and over the Bridge of Peace to reach Rike Park. Here, enjoy the opportunity to travel by cable car and get to the great monument of the Mother of Georgia. Then descend from the mountain through the narrow streets to the Narikala Fortress. You can enjoy magnificent views from the fortress and take memorable photographs of the old part of Tbilisi: Metekhi Church, the Monument of Vakhtang Gorgasali, and the sulfur baths district. After you visit the sulfur baths district, you will walk to the waterfall, located in the center of the city.

Tbilisi: Private Walking Tour with Wine Tasting & Cable Car

2. Tbilisi: Private Walking Tour with Wine Tasting & Cable Car

Discover the best of Tbilisi's history, culture, and architecture on this walking tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, enjoy a stroll through the streets of the Old Town towards Metekhi Church and learn all about the history of Tbilisi's formation. In Shardeni Street, discover an open-air carpet market, visit Sioni Church and see the unique clock tower of the Rezo Gabriadze Puppet Theater. You will also discover the fascinating story behind the Anchiskhati Church and get to sample local wine.  Next, ride a panoramic cable car up to the imposing Kartlis Deda monument, from which point you can admire panoramic views of the entire city. Pay a visit to Narikala Fortress before beginning your descent down the mountain. Head to the Sulfur Baths District, stopping to admire impressive views of the Leghvtakhevi Gorge and Vakhtang Gorgasali monument along the way. Finish your walking tour with a romantic stroll along the Bridge of Love to reach a picturesque waterfall located in the center of the city. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the day.

Tbilisi: A Private Walking Tour Tailored to Your Interests

3. Tbilisi: A Private Walking Tour Tailored to Your Interests

Unravel the rich tapestry of Tbilisi, the vibrant capital of Georgia, with “Tbilisi Unveiled: The Insider's Private Walking Tour”. This meticulously curated 3-hour journey is your golden ticket to the city's soul. Unlike the generic crowd-swallowed tours, this intimate experience ensures your time is valued and your curiosities are satisfied. As you meander through the cobblestone streets of Old Tbilisi, your knowledgeable guide will breathe life into the city’s tales. The tour will take you through a labyrinth of history, where each turn reveals a new layer of Tbilisi’s past and present. Sightseeing Highlights: • Narikala Fortress: Stand atop this ancient fortress and drink in the panoramic views of Tbilisi. Don’t miss the chance to take stunning photos! • Sulfur Baths: Learn about the therapeutic qualities of these historical baths and the legends that surround them. • Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater and famous clock tower: Admire the whimsical clock tower and hear the stories behind this iconic puppet theater. • Metekhi Church: Visit this historic church perched on a hill and learn about its significance in Georgian history. • Shardeni Street: Stroll down this lively street lined with cafes, bars, and galleries. • Kartlis Deda (Mother of Georgia): This symbol of Tbilisi holds a sword in one hand and a cup of wine in the other – a classic metaphor for the Georgian character • Bridge of Peace: Marvel at this modern glass bridge and learn how it blends with Tbilisi’s ancient architecture. • Anchiskhati Basilica: Discover the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi and its historical significance. • and more! Your guide, a Tbilisi insider, will not only narrate history but also share coveted secrets - the best local haunts to savor authentic Georgian cuisine, the hidden art galleries, and the quaintest cafes. This is not a monologue but an interactive experience. Feel free to ask anything; your guide is an open book! This is not a one-size-fits-all tour. It’s an experience crafted for those who want to make the most of their time in Tbilisi. It’s for the discerning traveler who seeks more than just a cursory glance at a new place.

Tbilisi walking tour

4. Tbilisi walking tour

We are going to start our tour in the historical center of the city, where the city was born about 20 centuries ago. You will see the famous sulfur bath, including the most beautiful – Pushkin’s und Duma’s sulfurbath. On our way we will see some churches (Metekhi church, Sioni, and the oldest one from the 6 century – Anchishati), impressive Narikala fortress, Meidan Bazar, Sharden street, monument mother of Georgia, tamada monument, many caravan serais, peace bridge, the patriarchy of Georgia, the theater of Rezo Gabriadze with its Clock Tower, old city wall. The end of the tour is flexible and depends on your endurance and speed. We can finish at the Freedom square or continue along the splendid Rustaveli Avenue with its theatres and museums.

Tbilisi: Private Old City Walking Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Tbilisi: Private Old City Walking Tour with Wine Tasting

Step into a world of wonder and Explore the Treasures of Old Tbilisi with a local guide and enjoy the taste of Georgian wines. Our team of knowledgeable local experts will be your trusted companions, revealing the secrets and captivating stories that lie within this historic city. We begin our tour at Metekhi Church, offering breathtaking views. Then we will use the cable car to go up to the iconic Mother of Georgia statue, standing tall atop Sololaki Hill, with a sword in one hand and a bowl of wine in the other, symbolizing hospitality and protection and explore Narikala Fortress steeped in history. Walking down from the fortress, enjoy the serenity at Legvtakhevi waterfall and Sulphur Baths in Abanotubani. Indulge in Meidan Bazaar's vibrant colors and stroll through Shardeni Street's charming lanes. Finally, cross the modern Peace Bridge blending old and new. Unforgettable moments await in Georgia's heart! But the adventure doesn't end there. A delightful Georgian wine-tasting experience awaits, allowing you to indulge in the flavors of this ancient land. We will taste different sorts of wine and feel Georgia as a homeland of wine. Uncover the hidden treasures of Old Tbilisi, guided by local experts who know the city inside out. Let the captivating stories and rich flavors of Georgian wines transport you to a world of magic and wonder. Join us on this extraordinary adventure, and let the essence of Old Tbilisi captivate your heart and soul.

Tbilisi: River Sightseeing Tour in Old City via fast Boat

6. Tbilisi: River Sightseeing Tour in Old City via fast Boat

Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, offers a captivating river sightseeing tour in its Old City through a fast boat. This tour allows visitors to explore the city's scenic beauty from a unique perspective. The fast boat ride takes you along the picturesque Mtkvari River, which flows through the heart of Tbilisi. Take a seat, relax and get ready for the views of Tbilisi's top attractions from airboat. Discover the charm and highlights of the historical capital city of Georgia through different position! You’ll discover Metekhi church, Peace bridge and have panoramic views of the Old city area together with other landmarks and monuments. The boat will take you till the lovely waterfall and show you natural point in the busy part of old city! This is the perfect activity for solos, couples, small groups & families with children. There is also a bar where you can purchase snacks and famous, unique Georgian wine! Overall, the river sightseeing tour in Tbilisi's Old City via a fast boat is a fantastic way to explore the city's beauty and immerse yourself in local sightseeing. It allows you to appreciate the architectural wonders and natural landscapes that make Tbilisi a truly remarkable destination!

A Stroll Through Tbilisi’s Family Friendly Sites

7. A Stroll Through Tbilisi’s Family Friendly Sites

Explore the vibrant city of Tbilisi on this family–friendly walking tour! From its stunning architecture to its bustling markets, Tbilisi offers something for everyone in the family. Delve into the city’s culture and history while you explore the cobblestone streets. Discover the famous Metekhi St. Virgin Church and learn about the ancient legends associated with it. Visit the incredible Narikala Fortress, which has stood watch over the city for centuries. Enjoy the bustling markets and sample some of the delicious Georgian food. With its diverse culture and rich history, Tbilisi is a great destination for families looking to explore a unique and fascinating city. This trip will be etched in my memory forever and you will be sharing it with your friends for years to come!

From Kutaisi: Old Tbilisi, Mtskheta & Jvari Churches

8. From Kutaisi: Old Tbilisi, Mtskheta & Jvari Churches

Come with us on a full-day private tour from Kutaisi to the ancient & current capital of Georgia. You will start your trip in the morning when our guide will meet you at your Kutaisi hotel. The first stop will be in Surami, a historical town with an ancient fortress from the 2nd century BC, you will pass by the Surami fortress and listen to the legends about it (locals say it's haunted!). Continue to taste the local specialty found only here - the delicious "Nazuki" sweet bread, baked on a wood fire. Your next destination is the cradle of Christianity in Georgia - Mtskheta and Jvari church. In Mtskheta, you will visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, and learn about precious religious artifacts that are kept here. At the VIth century Jvari church, you will visit the small church from the first centuries of Christianity in Georgia from here you have a beautiful river panorama. In Tbilisi, you'll wander through the streets of Old Tbilisi, take a cable car to the Narikala fortress, see the hudge Mother of Georgia statue, visit the historical Metekhi church, see the modern architectural bridge of Peace, and walk at the famous Abanotubani sulfur bath district with Leghvtakhevi Waterfall, where you will learn a legend of the "Tbilisi" name. After enjoying delicious lunch at a Georgian restaurant, you will come back to Kutaisi. (Exact lunchtime can be agreed together with your guide according to your preferences).

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What people are saying about Metekhi St. Virgin Church

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We had a wonderful tour! Mariam was so knowledgeable and made sure we are welcome. Gamarjoba Team was so hands on as they took time sending us a heads up a day before our tour. Of all our travels, this Team I could say is the best! Will definitely recommend them. Look for Mariam, she’s the best tour guide and so genuine. Tamuna was helpful too! Kudos to this Team!

Excellent excellent excellent one of the best tours I've been in Tbilisi lika the guide explained in English understands all the important and beautiful things in Tbilisi. I'm glad she was my guide. And glad I chose this office.

What a great tour! Our guide Lika was nice, informative, and attentive. Information was easy to understand and the route is acceptable for most fitness levels. Thanks for taking care of us!

Lovely enjoyed every minute. Our guide was brilliant and knowledgeable and we learnt so much about the culture and history.

Great walking tour. Lots of stops at the best spots for photos, and a lot of great information and history.