Secrets of Tiflis: Knut Hamsun, Dagny Juel & German Traces Walking Tour


20 EUR

Join me on an adventure to discover the multicultural and bohemian city that Tbilisi once was. We’ll follow the footsteps of Knut Hamsun, Dagny Juel – the Norwegian Madonna, and the Swabians, and visit the ‘Palace of One Night’.

Duration: 3 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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  • Explore the bohemian part of old Tiflis
  • Discover the German colony of Neu Tiflis
  • Visit the Art Palace aka the ‘Palace of One Night’

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In the middle of the 19th century, Tbilisi (Tiflis) was a multicultural city where Georgians, Germans, Armenians, Greeks, Italians, Poles, and Russians lived together in peace.

Because of its bohemian atmosphere, Tiflis attracted many writers, musicians, and actors, and was known as ‘the city that never sleeps’.

We’ll explore the bohemian part of old Tiflis, where Knut Hamsun lived. We’ll also visit the German colony – Neu Tiflis – and try to find out what happened in 1901, when Edvard Munch's muse was murdered in Tbilisi.

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What’s included & not included

  • Friendly local guide
  • Admission to the Art Palace
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lunch

Meeting point

Tbilisi Opera house (Opera, Shota Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi, Georgia)

Reviews from travellers (3)


Thanks for an awesome tour!
Exciting, informative and fun tour full of unique stories, small details and local secrets.
As last time unforgettable
Mari prepares her guides with much love, knowledge and dedication; They are therefore a pleasant change to the pure tourism sightseeing. This time we went through the German quarter of Tbilisi to a very nice Museum of theatre art.
If you’re a first timer in Georgia then Mari is the right tour guide for you. I totally recommend her! She is not only well versed about Georgia but she is the most helpful and fun guide I have ever had. I got in touch with her a month before the holidays and she was very quick and personalized our tours. I especially fell in love with Georgia because of Mari, she knows exactly where to take you and what food to try. Thank you so much for the awesome experience!

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Lots of history and beauty in Tbilisi
We loved our time with Mari. She is born and raised in Tbilisi, loves English, and has an amazing way to adapt to each person on her tour based on their culture and interest. We so enjoyed our time with her and it maximized our too-short time in Tbilisi. We love the city and can't wait to come back for much longer. I highly recommend investing in your visit by spending time with Mari.
Walking, looking, searching
We‘ve booked the walking tour for 3 hours. It was great to see streets and ways you wouldn‘t notice. Even we are discovering staircases in private houses you would never visit. Also noteworthy: this little bakery downstairs were you can get great katchapuri. At least it‘s almost a complete city tour. And if you have special questions like where to get the metro card you could ask your guide. Ours helped to buy it :)

Thanks a lot. Very friendly guide. Thanks to Mari
Wonderful winery tour
Had a wonderful trip with Mari and George, despite the weather. They both nice and polite, described the true Georgian peole. Mari knows what she’s doing and friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Highly recommend.
Amazing day in Kakhetia!
I trully can't think of something wrong with this tour. Our guide Mari is amazing starting from the knowledge she has about her gourgeous country and the region to the feeling you get as if you were long time friends. The driver was great as well. They were puntual and open to any requests.
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!
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