archaeological tour to georgia dmanisi
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Day Trips - Archaeological tour to Georgia - Dmanisi
- Starts from: Tbilisi
- Type: Day Trips
- code: FDBTD-11
- Best time: Jan - Dec
- Distance: 240 km
- Duration: 7 hours
This private one day tour leads us to the Lower Kartli, to explore archaeological site of Dmanisi, located approximately 85 km southwest of Tbilisi, buried below the ruins of the medieval town of Dmanisi-one of the most fertile and beautiful regions of Georgia, in the Mashavera River Valley.
In the morning pick up from the hotel. Drive to the town Bolnisi, one of the ancient settlements of the lower Kartli.
Visit one of the oldest basilicas in Georgia - Bolnisi Sioni (5th c) – three-nave basilica, its capitals and columns are decorated with geometric carvings and pictures of birds and animals. The capital of the baptistery is decorated with a cross, peacocks and a bullhead with another cross between its horns. Bolnisi Sioni has Georgia's most ancient inscriptions dating from the late 5th century.
Visit Tsugrugasheni Cathedral (13th c) – high-domed church with ten windows in the drum of the dome, notable for rich ornaments.
Continue to Dmanisi archaeological site. Dmanisi was an important city from early medieval times. The caravan routes to Byzantium, Armenia and Persia converged. The International Archaeological excavations in Dmanisi have revealed an extraordinary record of the earliest hominid dispersal beyond Africa (1,75-1,8 million years ago). This is the oldest recovering in Eurasia. French scientists have reconstructed the skulls of woman and man so realistically, that you can easily imagine them alive.
Picnic lunch at Dmanisi.
Visit Dmanisi Sioni (7th c.) and Dmanisi – fortress from 10th c., archaeological site, pagan burial site, basilica of 6th c. and remains of the royal palace.
Return to Tbilisi.
Sights to visit
archaeological site of Dmanisi, Tsugrugasheni Cathedral, Dmanisi Sioni
PER PERSON PRICE IN EUR:
Solo - 199 €
2 people - 107 €
3-5 people - 82 €
6-10 people - 55 €
In case of 10 and more people traveling together 1 person from the group will be FREE of charge.
0-4 years - Free
5-6 years - 50 % deduction
7-9 years - 30 % deduction
10 years and over - Adult price
10% Discount is available for “early bird” booking (6 months before your landing)
Includes / Excludes
- Professional Guide & Driver service
- 1 x Picnic Lunch
- 2 x 0.5 l. bottle of mineral water per person
- All entrance fees per program
- Services not mentioned
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