1 day in Tbilisi tour program
Tour starts at 10:00 am. During the tour we visit the following places:
- Botanical garden
- Narikala Fortress
- Mother of Georgia Monument
- Sameba-Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi
2 hours rest in the afternoon. Evening tour includes:
- Rustaveli street
- Freedom square
- Shardeni street
- Bridge of Peace
- All transfers on private basis during the tour starting from airport
- Professional tour guide service (speaks English and Russian)
- 1 bottle water per person
- All applicable taxes
- Flight tickets
- Meals except described
- Travel insurance
Note: Children under age of 6 are free of charge, from 6-15 years 30% of the price.
Small information about the places we visit:
- Botanical garden- TheNational Botanical Garden of Georgia, formerly the Tbilisi Botanical Garden is located in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, and lie in the Tsavkisis-Tskali Gorge on the southern foothills of the Sololaki Range (a spur of the Trialeti Range). It occupies the area of 161 hectares and possesses a collection of over 4,500 taxonomic groups.
- Cableway– On 23 June 2012 a new aerial tramway opened in Tbilisi. It connects the newly constructed Rike Park, that sits just across the Mtkvari river from the Old Town, with Narikala, the fortress that overlooks the city. The terminus at Rike Park with the Bridge Of Peace in the Background
- Narikala Fortress- Narikalais an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi and the Kura. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church. Newly built in 1996–1997, it replaces the original 13th-century church that was destroyed in a fire. The fortress was established in the 4th century as Shuris-tsikhe. (i.e., “Invidious Fort”)
- Abanotubani-Abanotubani is the ancient district of Tbilisi, Georgia, known for its sulfuric baths. Located at the eastern bank of the Mtkvari River at the foot of Narikala fort across Metekhisubani, Abanotubani is an important historic part of the city — the place, where according to a legend the King of Iberia, Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon fell, leading to a discovery of the hot springs and, subsequently, to founding of a new capital.
- Mother of Georgia monument– Kartlis Deda was erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. Prominent Georgian sculptor Elguja Amashukeli designed the twenty-metre aluminium figure of a woman in Georgian national dress. She symbolizes the Georgian national character: in her left hand she holds a bowl of wine to greet those who come as friends, and in her right hand is a sword for those who come as enemies.
- Rustaveli street- Rustaveli Avenue, formerly known as Golovin Street, is the central avenue in Tbilisi named after the medieval Georgian poet, Shota Rustaveli. The avenue starts at Freedom Square and extends for about 1.5 km in length, before it turns into an extension of Kostava Street. Rustaveli is often considered the main thoroughfare of Tbilisi due to a large number of governmental, public, cultural, and business buildings that are located along or near the avenue.
- Freedom square- Freedom Square, (formerly known asErivan Square, under Imperial Russia and Lenin Square under the Soviet Union) is located in the center of Tbilisi at the eastern end of Rustaveli Avenue.
- Shardeni Street- Street is located in old part of city and is well known with nice restaurants, bars and clubs. Pedestrian street in the old district of the city and has always been a hub of cultural life. After reconstruction in the 19th century, it was named in honor of the famous traveler Jean Chardin. This street continues to be a favorite place for tourists and residents of Tbilisi.
- Bridge of Peace- The Bridge of Peaceis a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge over the Kura River in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The bridge which stretches 150 metres (490 ft) over the Kura River. The official opening took place on May 6, 2010. The bridge stretches over Kura River providing a unique view of Metekhi Church, Narikala Fortress and statue of city’s founder Vakhtang Gorgasali on one side, and Baratashvili Bridge and Presidential Office on the other.