Day Tour to Mtskheta & the Uplistsikhe Rock Town from Tbilisi

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40 EUR

Enjoy a fascinating day tour to Mtskheta, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. It’s the birthplace of and one of the most vibrant centres of Christianity in Georgia. In 2014, it was given the title of Holy City by the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Duration: 6 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Mari
Local Expert

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart"- Confucius

Hello there,
My name is Mari and i am licensed tour guide. I have been working as a tour guide since 2015. I spent last 2 years communicating with some amazing people and rediscovering my country.

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Highlights

  • See the 6th-century Jvari Monastery
  • Visit the 11th-century Svetitskovhoveli complex
  • Discover the incredible Uplistsikhe rock town

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Description

The city-museum of Mtskheta was the capital of the kingdom of Kartli from 4 BC to 6 AD. It’s one of the oldest cities in Georgia and in all of Europe. It’s the place where Georgians accepted Christianity as a major religion in 326.

During the tour we’ll see the 6th-century Jvari Monastery, which stands on the mountain in front of Mtsketa. We’ll also visit the 11th-century Svetitskovhoveli complex. The first church was built here in the 6th century. The ruins of the old church are visible in the interior of the cathedral, under glass flooring.

Our final stop will be the ancient rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe, built from the 5th–9th century BC. There’s also a museum where you can see ancient artefacts from all over the world.

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What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Friendly licensed guide
  • Transportation
  • Meal expenses
  • Uplistsikhe entry ticket

Meeting point

Your Hotel or apartments in Tbilisi

Reviews from travellers (4)

5.0/5

Amazing people!
Mari, amazing guide... Polite... Positive... Knowledgable Person... Explained each and everything about Mtskheta & Georgian Culture as a whole. Lived the Georgian tale! Great Experience!
A very good trip with a very nice company
This tour to Mtskheta was an amazing experience - Mari is a very knowledgeable guide, her eyes shine when she talks about Georgia and history, and this is what we value a lot when travelling abroad. We made a private tour in a very comfortable mini-bus with her and Michail - a cool driver, who can also tell a lot about local life. The tour is perfect for half of the day, the old capital and its sights are gorgeous, not far from Tbilisi. so you will not get tired. I highly recommend to book it.
Amazing tour and guide!
We booked a last minute tour with Mariam and couldn't be happier with the experience! Expert guide who was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and fun to spend the day with.

Great and safe driver and perfect day trip to see some of Sakartvelo's (Georgia) amazing sites.

I can't wait to book again on our next return!

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5.0/5

Wonderful tour, delicious wine
Mariam and her driver George took us on a wonderful day trip out of Tbilisi. We enjoyed gaining an insight into Georgian culture and history - and winemaking - and tasting the products thereof at excellent wineries around Signagi.

Thank you to Mariam for her excellent knowledge and presentation, and to George for his safe driving.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour.
Fantastic insight into Old and New Tbilisi
Mari is a intelligent and insightful guide. She showed us some lesser known sights of Tbilisi linked it with the complex history of this fascinating country, She is well educated and could answer our myriad of questions. She helped us buy tickets to the Ballet from the Tbilisi opera house and recommended some great restaruants. Thank you Mari. Great Tour. Great Guide.
the hidden beauty of Tbilisi
The tour was incredible, as we saw places we would have never discovered alone. Mariam is an amazing guide, her storytelling is powerful in sharing all the love she has for this beautiful country. Super recommended!
Edu & Ale
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