A day trip in Eastern Georgia, to travel in ancient times, to discover culture and living conditions of people, since Bronze Age.
Uplistsikhe (literally “Lord’s Fortress“) is an abandoned rock-hewn town, which once have played an important role in Georgian history. The place was founded in the late Bronze Age, around 1000 BC, and continued to be inhabited until 13th century AD. Between the 6th century BC and the 11st century AD, Uplistsikhe was one of the most important political and religious centers of pre-Christian Kartli – one of the predecessors of the Georgian state.
Mtskheta was the ancient capital of Kartli, the East Georgian Kingdom from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD, and was also the location where Christianity was proclaimed as the official religion of Georgia in 337. To date, it still remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church. Due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments, the “Historical Monuments of Mtskheta” became a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site in 1994. As the birthplace and one of the most vibrant centers of Christianity in Georgia, Mtskheta was declared as the “Holy City” by the Georgian Orthodox Church in 2014.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Guest’s hotel in Tbilisi|
|DEPARTURE TIME||10:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||07:00 PM|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, sport shoes.|
10:00 AM: Pick up
11:30 AM: Uplistsikhe Tour
01:30 PM: Gori Fortress & Cathedral church of Gori Tour
03:30 PM: Mtskheta Tour
Old capital city-Mtskheta tour includes the following places:
- Jvari Monastery
- Svetitskhoveli Monastery
- Samtavro Monastery.