Duration: 5-6 Hours
Tbilisi is capital of Georgia. The city stretches along both banks of the Mtkvari River. One of the ancient cities of the world, is more than 1500 years old. King Vakhtang Gorgasali, who reigned in the latter half of the 5th century, started to build it.
Tbilisi was forty times destroyed by the enemies and forty times, it rose from ruins and ashes. It’s a beautiful city with unique historical and architectural monuments. Over 1, million people live on the city’s 350 square kilometers.
A wonderful panorama of the old city, called old Tbilisi is open from Metekhi. Here stands the 13th century Metekhi church of Virgin. Nearby on a small stone ledge is a monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the founder of Tbilisi. On the opposite side are the ruins of the Narikala fortress of the 4th century and mother Georgia colossal statue with a sword in one hand a bowl in the other a symbol of the indomitable spirit of ancient Tbilisi, where enemies were met with hostility and friends with affection. Below the south-west side Narikala are the central Botanical Gardens dating from 1845. Among the oldest architectural monuments are the Anchiskhati church and Sioni cathedral (6th century).
The old Tbilisi has been often raised and rebuilt but has retained the same aspect: the streets are as narrow and winding as they were in medieval times. The courtyards with balconies, the domes of ancient churches, the famous sculptural baths fed by hot springs. Tbilisi main artery is Rustaveli avenue. Most of Government offices, museums, theatres and hotels are in Rustaveli Avenue. There below street level stands Kashueti St. Georgi church built in 1910.
It is impossible to mention all the churches of Tbilisi – 800, 1200, 1400 years old.
The guest are advised to ascend to mount Mtatsminda, one of the symbols of Tbilisi, St. David domed church stand halfway up the slope. Close by there is the pantheon of writers and public figures of Georgia. From mount Mtastminda open a splendid views of both ancient and modern Tbilisi.
Prices and Additional Info:
Tour for two-tree people – 75 euros each person;
Tour for four-seven people – 65 euros each person;
Tour for eight-ten people – 55 euros each person;
Note: 20% discount for children (from 3 to 12 year old) non discount available for two-members tour. Babies are free from tax (from 1 to 2 year old).
Tour can be organised with either Sedan or SUV types of vehicle;
Tour includes: transportation, driver/guide service, cable/train fare, museum ticket and Georgian traditional dinner, home-made wine, vodka or brandy tasting.