Day trip

Tbilisi: Mtskheta, Jvari, Gori and Uplistsikhe Day Tour

Activity provider: Gamarjoba Georgia Tours

Tbilisi: Mtskheta, Jvari, Gori and Uplistsikhe Day Tour

Activity provider: Gamarjoba Georgia Tours

From US$ 34 per person

Discover one of the most historical places of Georgia, including the ancient rock complex of Uplistsikhe, Stalin Museum, and 2 UNESCO heritage sites Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in the old capital of Georgia, Mtskheta.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian

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 one of the most mysterious regions of Georgia – Kartli and hear a lot about the country's history. First, visit memorable Uplistsikhe cave-town and dive into the antique life of Georgia.

Then, find out more interesting facts in Gori, the hometown of the most famous Georgian, Stalin, and see the unique old capital of Georgia – Mtskheta, where you visit two UNESCO heritage sites Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Your first stop is Uplistsikhe, an antique rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia. It contains multiple structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages.

It is notable for the unique mixture of various rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran's pagan and Christian architecture coexistence. After exploring Uplistsikhe, you have a chance to have lunch in the region and try delicious local food. After lunch, you have two options, have free time and explore Gori, the hometown of Stalin, or visit Stalin Museum, which is a museum dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, who was born in Gori.

The Museum retains its Soviet-era characteristics, Stalin's Original house, and Stalin's railway carriage. The next stop is Jvari Monastery. The name of this monastery is translated as the "Monastery of the Cross." Jvari Monastery is the 6th-century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta.

Along with other historic structures of Mtskheta, it is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountain top at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the kingdom of Iberia. The last site on tour is Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta. UNESCO recognizes Mtskheta as a World Heritage site due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments.

It was the capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Svetitskhoveli is known as the burial site of Christ's robe and has been one of the principal Georgian Orthodox churches and is among the region's most venerated places of worship.

Includes
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Transportation
  • Guide service
  • Food and drink
  • Entrance fees
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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Date

Meeting point

Avlabari Metro Station at 8:30 AM. One of the local partner's representatives will meet you in front of Avlabari Metro Station and hold a branded orange color flag.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 504 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
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This was our third tour with Gamarjoba Georgia Tours and once again without fail they were on top of their game and did a splendid job. Once again the tour guide was really cheerful and full of energy. She was really down to earth and explained every single place we visited with all the details required for anyone to understand and appreciate the place. The tour group was again nice and friendly so me and my friend had a good time getting to know other travelers from other countries which was really great. I would again stress to anyone visiting Georgia to go for this tour also and ensure you guys go with this travel agency.

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September 20, 2022

My tour guide megrella was amazing and entertaining and not to forget he has amazing skills at making videos and clicking pictures so all the solo travellers dnt be upset for your pics try taking this trip with this company the staff is amazing and will make your trip memorable

September 19, 2022

This tour was excellent, and the guide (Len?) was incredibly knowledgeable, indeed the level and depth of information we received really exceeded expectations, especially in the Stalin museum, which would be rather impenetrable to those that don't read Russian or Georgian without a guide! The sights visited - as expected - were incredible, and it's a very handy tour because nothing is too far from Tbilisi. The lunch, in someone's house, with all sorts of authentic Georgian specialities, and even spectacular Georgian dancing really was a memorable experience, and I'd recommend this tour to anyone.

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August 17, 2022

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