On day 9 after breakfast we continue Tbilisi City tour. First we drive towards the Tbilisi Sea, and visit the Chronicles of Georgia, a monument in Tbilisi that is sometimes called as a “modern Georgian Stonehenge”. Monument was erected in 1980 and depicts various historical and religious events that took place in the country. From this point we can enjoy panoramic views of Tbilisi city.
From there we continue our tour to the Gardenia Shevardnadze, a flower garden and plant nursery, with a café located.
Afterwards we drive to the Aghmashenebeli Avenue and take a walk in the renovated “New Tiflis” area. Here, we can make a stop at the Tbilisi Flea Market on Dry Bridge, where you will find vast assortment of antique, such as hand-made jewelry, old military medals from World War II, Soviet style cutlery, old enamel, vintage cameras and many more.
From Dry Bridge we drive to the Tbilisi Old Town. We are going to visit Anchiskhati basilica – the oldest church (built in the 6th century) in the city, the Residence of the Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church – the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, which is also one of the tallest orthodox churches in the world.
From there we move towards the Rike park, cross the glass Bridge of Peace, and take a cable car from the car that takes us to the Narikala fortress, a medieval fortress situated on the mountain overlooking Tbilisi. Finally, we stroll down from Narikala back to the old districts, visit Legvtakhevi canyon and waterfall and continue to Sulfur Bathhouse District (Abanotubani), Meidan square and Shardeni street. There are lots of outdoor cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries and souvenir shops in these areas.
Overnight in Tbilisi.