Day trip

Tbilisi: Uplistsikhe - Gori - Mtskheta - Jvari Private Tour

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Activity provider: Gamarjoba Georgia Tours
Day trip

Tbilisi: Uplistsikhe - Gori - Mtskheta - Jvari Private Tour

Activity provider: Gamarjoba Georgia Tours

From US$ 69 per person

Discover the heritage of Georgia and visit some of the area's most iconic landmarks, including the old capital of Georgia, a UNESCO heritage site, and the ancient cave town of Uplistsikhe.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup included
Any hotel located in Tbilisi.


  • Visit the main Cathedral of Georgia, Svetitskhoveli, in the old capital
  • Learn about the history of the UNESCO heritage site of Jvari Monastery
  • Marvel at the confluence of the rivers Aragvi and Mtkvari
  • Discover the Cave Town of Uplistsikhe
  • Explore Gori and the Museum of Stalin
Full description

Explore 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 the cave town of 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 to purchase a local lunch.

Next, visit, Gori, the hometown of Stalin. Explore the town or visit the Stalin Museum, including 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, the old capital of Georgia, another World Heritage Site. Spend some time at a location known as the burial site of Christ's robe, which is among the region's most venerated places of worship.

  • 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)
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  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

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

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4.8 /5

based on 20 reviews

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Mariam is an excellent guide, always smiling, helpful and really aims to make the best out of your day. I enjoyed her commentary very much, the trip was worth it! She really outdid herself to adjust the tour to our needs and interests! I’d happily recommend her tour to anyone!

July 19, 2022

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

Product ID: 223344