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Hidden Architecture of Tbilisi

Starts from: Tbilisi Rustaveli Metro

Ends: Metro Freedom Square

Available: Every day all year

Type: Private Half-Day Tour

Duration: 4-5 hours

Discover hidden stories of unknown places in Tbilisi. Define the reasons for its transformation as a city: residential houses, planned streets, their paving and many other different perspectives. This 5-hour walking tour introduces visitors Art Nuevo architecture of the city created by German, Russian, Persian and Armenian architects. Tour takes place in Garetubani historical district, takes off from Rustaveli Metro station and ends at Liberty Square Metro station.

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Meet the guide near the Rustaveli Metro station.
Start the tour from the statue of Shota Rustaveli, author of Georgia’s national epic “The Knight in the Panthers Skin’’ written in the 12th century. The main avenue (1.5 km) of the city ends on this spot. Lead the arch to Kostava street and discover the first house that once belonged to Evgenia Shkhiants’ (wife of architect Mikail Aramiants) with the beautiful adornment of staircases. Some original decorative elements are still preserved and give an impression of how the Tbilisi yards looked like.

Return back with the same route to explore Melik Azariant’s house, built in the second decade of the 20th century, distinguished as modern type architecture (Art Nuevo). Move to the yard located behind the Cinema House and discover one of the typical examples of Tbilisi architecture, a house that once belonged to an economist and lawyer Vasil Gabashvili, completed at the end of the 19th century. However, its two-tier wooden balcony has no analog model in the city’s. A round fountain is still preserved in the house yard. Follow Griboedov street (named after Alexander Griboedov Russian diplomat, poet) and come across to several fascinating buildings: Tunibekov’s house belonged to a successful merchant at the beginning of the 20th century, rooms curved in rococo and Moorish style.

Conservatoire building – represented the highest college of European type music for years in the Caucasus region. Continue excursion bypassing the Supreme Court of Georgia on Zubalashvili street, and later coming across to the House of Cheka on Ingorokva street. After reaching LeOnidze street our attention will be drawn by Ferdinand Oten's house, a famous German pharmacist who settled in Tbilisi at the end of the 19th century, bought land on Sololaki district, built 3 storeyed house and used the first storey as a pharmacy. Explore David Sarajishvili’s House on LeOnidze street, who established the first classical Georgian brandy making technology. Come across to Kalartanov’s house on Asatiani street, dated back to the beginning of the 20th century, notable for its beautiful entrance adorning details and a ceiling. Explore Persian consulate house – another very interesting piece of architecture built by Mirza Reza Khan.

Afterward, visit the typical “Tbilisi Yard” with its twisted staircases, and modern-style houses on Chonkadze street (Bozariant’s house).
Continue down to Chitadze street and finish the tour near the Liberty Metro station.

Inclusions


Included

  • Professional Guide service
  • All taxes

Excluded

  • Transportation
  • Meals & alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in program

Price


Price

Group size Price per adult
Solo € 81
2 people € 41
3-5 people € 27
6-15 people € 14
Online booking deposit*:  € 5

 

 

1 person from the group is FREE of charge if 10 or more adults are traveling together

Child Policy
0-1 years - Free
2-6 years - 7 €
7 years and over - Adult price

 

 

 

 

*Online booking deposit will be deducted from the total tour price. 

As for the remaining sum, you can pay it with one of the following methods:

  • Bank transfer - in Euro/USD/GBP currency, no later than two weeks before the tour starts
  • VISA/Mastercard - in GEL (local currency) in Tbilisi only, before the tour starts, directly to your guide via POS terminal. Additional card service fee +3%
  • Cash – GEL only, directly to the nearest TBC Bank office or TBC Bank Cash terminal no later than the beginning of the tour.

For a larger group or custom itinerary contact us: tours[at]georgianholidays.com

Tips for booking procedure: 

How to know which “Operator” to select?

You only need to select the Operator name if you have previously communicated with one of our sales agents via phone or email, otherwise please leave it at default.

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Additional cost for the airport private pick up transfer: 25 €

Additional cost for the airport private drop off transfer: 20 €

Discounted individual transfer rate for the double way: 40 €

To arrange airport transfers and additional hotel overnights, contact us tours [at ] georgianholidays.com

Cancellation is free of charge prior 2 days of the starting day.

- The booking deposit EUR 5 (or a special sum) is non-refundable. 

If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine: 

- 50% of the total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 2 days or less prior to the tour;

- 100% of the total cost of the tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear.

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