Day trip

Mtskheta - Jvari - Gori - Uplistsikhe Full Day Private Tour

4.9 / 5

14 reviews

Mtskheta - Jvari - Gori - Uplistsikhe Full Day Private Tour

From US$ 49 per person

Discover the fascinating heritage of Georgia and visit some of the area's most iconic and influential landmarks including the old town of Mtskheta, the Jvari monastery, and the ancient rock complex of Uplistsikhe.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup included
Any hotel located in Tbilisi or Mtskheta
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the main Cathedral of Georgia, Svetitskhoveli
  • Learn the history of the Jvari Monastery
  • Marvel at the confluence of the rivers Aragvi and Mtkvari
  • Discover Uplistsikhe cave town
  • Explore Gori and the Museum of Stalin
Full description

Explore Kartli, one of the most mysterious regions of Georgia. Visit the cave town of Uplistsikhe, Stalin's hometown of Gori, and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Mtskheta.

Start at Uplistsikhe, an antique rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia. View its unique mixture of cut-out cultures from Anatolia and Iran's pagan and Christian architecture, then pause for a spot of local lunch (own expense).

Next, visit, Gori, the hometown of Stalin. Explore the town or visit the Stalin Museum, which includes the dictator's old house and railway carriage.

Follow that with a trip to Jvari Monastery. Admire this 6th-century Orthodox structure which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the view from the rocky mountain top down onto the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers.

Conclude your tour at the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta, another World Heritage Site. Spend some time at a location known as the burial site of Christ's robe, and which is among the region's most venerated places of worship.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide service
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Food and drinks (optional)
  • Entrance fee to Museum of Stalin in Gori ($5 per person: optional)
  • Entrance fee to Uplistsikhe ($5 per person)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • Please dress appropriately for a church visit
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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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.

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August 3, 2021

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.

July 8, 2021

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.

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December 27, 2019

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