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Tbilisi, old town (walking tour)

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Tour Details

During this Tour we gave you opportunity to travel in from IV to XVIII centuries of the historical part of the city. You will see every single sightseeing located in this beautiful area. This is walking tour you will be able to taste a unique georgian wine. A journey starts from Metekhi church and ends in a Georgian restaurant.

Departure & Return Location

Hotel

Departure Time

9:30 am

Distance

2,5 miles (4km)

Price Includes

  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Wine tasting
  • Dinner in a Georgian restaurant

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Headscarf for ladies
  • Water
About City

Tbilisi is the capital of the country of Georgia. Its cobblestoned old town reflects a long, complicated history, with periods under Persian and Russian rule. Its diverse architecture encompasses Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures. Looming over it all are Narikala, a reconstructed 4th-century fortress, and Kartlis Deda, an iconic statue of the “Mother of Georgia.”
Tbilisi’s many celebrated churches include the post-Soviet Sameba Cathedral, 6th-century Anchiskhati Basilica and clifftop Metekhi Church, which overlooks the Mtkvari River. The city’s main boulevard, Rustaveli Avenue, is lined with upscale stores, cafes and museums. These institutes include the Georgian National Museum, with a vast collection of pre-Christian archaeological finds, and the National Gallery, displaying 20th-century and contemporary Georgian artworks. To the south, the neighborhood of Abanotubani is known for its dome-shaped sulphur bathhouses, many of which were built in the 17th century.

highlights
  • Enjoy an entertaining walking tour in the Old Town of Tbilisi
  • Learn about Tbilisi’s history and origins
  • Admire beautiful old buildings and courtyards
  • Taste the best of Georgian wines in a 300-year-old wine cellar
  • Have unforgettable dinner in a Georgian restaurant
Itinerary

1Metekhi Church

Virgin Mary Metekhi church is located on the left bank of the river Mtkvari, on the cliff plateau , the first church on this place was probably built by Vakhtang Gorgasali symbolically resembling the church built on virgin Mary’s tomb in Gethsemane garden in Jerusalem. According to the legend the former catholicos Kirion transferred the body of the saint Shushanik to this church in 7th century.

2Mother of Georgia (Kartlis Deda)

Kartlis deda ( MOther of Kartli , Georgia) is a monument in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi.
The statue 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

3National Botanical Garden of Tbilisi city

National 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. It occupies the area of 161 hectares and possesses a collection of over 4,500 taxonomic groups.

4Legvtakhevi waterfall

Oasis in the middle of the city. Surrounded by cliffs in the very center of Tbilisi waterfall Leghvtakhevi is one of the coolest places in the city loved by locals and travelers.In evening time it is really romantic place for couples to stroll together. On a hot day it’s such a great place to enjoy the coolness of water and some shadow. A little place of power, an epic place for taking pictures and new piece to your vision of Tbilisi. The other waterfall is on the other side of the ridge, in the Botanical Garden.

6Sulfur Bath

Waking in the Abanotubani (Sulfur bath) district tourist can discover the charm of this city. Georgians are proud to have all historical religious buildings in this small area of Abanotubani: Georgian, Armenian and Catholic churches, Mosque, Sinagogue and even Ateshga -Zoroastrian fire temple.

5Narikala Castle

Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Mtkvari River. 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 new church is of “prescribed cross” type, having doors on three sides. The internal part of the church is decorated with the frescos showing scenes both from the Bible and history of Georgia.

7Wine Tasting

Georgian wine is one of the oldest wine in the world. In Tbilisi’s old streets, the are unique wine cellars where you can taste different types of Georgian Wine.

8Sioni cathedral

The Sioni Cathedral (6th-7th century) of the Dormition is a Georgian Orthodox cathedral in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Following a medieval Georgian tradition of naming churches after particular places in the Holy Land, the Sioni Cathedral bears the name of Mount Zion at Jerusalem. It is commonly known as the “Tbilisi Sioni” to distinguish it from several other churches across Georgia bearing the name Sioni.

9Dinner in a Georgian restaurant

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