We organize pick up service from centrally located hotel and start city sightseeing from Tbilisi Historic District.
Tour starts at 09:00. Local Guide will lead you to Holy Trinity Cathedral – gorgeous golden cupola orthodox church of 20th c. We observe city panorama from here, walk around and inside, and after 45 minutes come back to the car.
Next stop is Metekhi plateau - this rocky cliff wall overlooks the Mtkvari River bed, mediaeval part of the city and Mtstsminda Mount. Nice setting, once, here was the first residence of Riyal family (5th -7th cc). In front of 13th c Metekhi St. Virgin Church we see the equestrian statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali - the king, who moved capital city from Mtskheta to Tbilisi in the second half of fifth century.
After enjoying the setting, continue to Europe square and Rike Park. Areal cable car lifts up us to the 4th c fortress on the opposite side of the river. Narikala fort served as the main hold force in Kala district, the second residence of Royal Family (12th c-13th cc)
From Narikala Fortress we start walking down past Botanical Garden Street and Tbilisi Mosque. Follow the Iron spiral staircase, walk out the castle wall to the LeghvtaKhevi (Fig ravine) waterfall and the Sulfur Bathhouse district – the meeting point of two continents - Europe and Asia.
Now here we are! The taste of multicultural amalgam, smells of sulfur, coffee and bread, mix of ornamented wooden residential architectural styles and countless churches, sounds of different worships, colorful carpets, artworks, galleries and outdoor cafés. Take time, wander around and continue to Maidan square, Shardeni and the King Erekle II Streets. On the way don’t skip short visit to SiOni Cathedral, the former seat of the patriarch and continue to the modern glass pedestrian Bridge of Peace. All pictures you see here look like a postcard. Walking takes about an hour and half.
Continue to Anchiskhati basilica, the oldest church in Tbilisi and Gabriadze theater. This is the end of the city wall and modern town starts across the street.
We finish the first day plan in National Museum located next to Freedom Square on Rustaveli Avenue. Visit Golden treasury in the National Museum, halls of Russian Occupation, unique collection of Qajar Dynasty portraits. The museum houses various archaeological, numismatic and ethnographic collections as well.
Overnight in Tbilisi hotel Brigitte or ZP.