archaeological tour to georgia dmanisi

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Georgian Holidays offers day trips, city breaks, excursions from Tbilisi, individual & private tours, cultural holidays, adventure tours, guaranteed tours to Georgia and trekking tours to the Caucasus Mountains. 

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This 14-days itinerary introduces us 2 countries of Caucasus in depth – Georgia and Armenia. Both countries welcome us by experienced guides who introduce us to the historical and architectural monuments, special highlights and UNESCO World Heritage...

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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

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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.

Child policy:
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

  • Includes

    • Transportation
    • Professional Guide & Driver service
    • 1 x Picnic Lunch
    • 2 x 0.5 l. bottle of mineral water per person
    • All entrance fees per program
    • Taxes
  • Excludes

    • Services not mentioned
    • Beverages

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3. BY PHONE: Call our travel consultants at +995 322 184 539 and they will be happy to book the tour for you.

Booking Terms and Conditions

  • We require EUR 30 per person deposit on booking for private tours and special sum for guaranteed tours.
  • The balance of payment is due 30 days before departure.
  • Cancellation is free of charge prior 30 days of the starting day. See booking terms and cancellation policy

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