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4 Day History and Archaeology Tour to Kartli

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From: 250 €

Sameba

Svetitskhoveli

Svetitskhoveli

Train

Train

Jvari Monastery

Jvari Monastery

Uplistsikhe

Uplistsikhe

View from Jvari

View from Jvari

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History & Archaeology Private Tour to Kartli

Starts from: TBILISI

Available: All Year

Distance: 517 km

Type: Private Cultural tour

Duration: 4 DAYS

If archaeology is your passion and you are looking for the ancient history of humanity, this 4-day private tour to Kartli region is right for you!

We designed itinerary, which includes all highlights of Mtskheta, Bolnisi, Dmanisi, Gori and Tbilisi. Three overnights are arranged in Tbilisi hotel and every day we go out for the major cities of Kartli region to trace an early period of civilization and see establishment of Christianity. Tour includes visiting Uplistsikhe, Dmanisi and Bolnisi archaeological museums, UNESCO sites of Mtskheta and the sightseeing of Tbilisi. We are happy to show you all hidden treasures of Lower Kartli.

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Arrival in Tbilisi international airport. City tour, transfer to the hotel.

Hotel check in time is 15:00.

Tbilisi city tour includes: visit to the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi (Sameba), Narikala Fortress by an aerial cable car from Rike Park , walking in LegvtaKhevi canyon towards the waterfall, Sulfur bathhouses, the Shardeni and king Erekle II streets, the glass Bridge of Peace and the Georgian National Museum.

The museum preserves national heritage and presents rich archaeological, numismatic, ethnographic and contemporary art collections.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

09:00 am is recommended time to start a tour.

After breakfast guide will meet you at the hotel and drive to the ancient cave complex of Uplistsikhe, “The Lord’s Fortress”. Uplistsikhe was town of worship on the caravan’s trade route from 1st millennium until 4th c. The ruins of this oldest urban settlements revile districts of wealthy and poor people, marketplaces, main and back streets, temples, escape tunnels and even the theater from Roman’s period carved in the sandstone rocks.

Next site is Samtavisi village. The archaeological excavations near the 12th c cathedral are discovered in 2007. The Grakliani Hill archaeological excavation shows the evidence of human presence going back about 300,000 years.

Kolkhi’s Ezo winery in the village Chardakhi is arranged for lunch.

Second half of the day will be dedicated to Mtskheta. Located on the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Mtskheta used to be the capital of the Eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia from the 4th c. BC until the 5th c. AD. Town is included in UNESCO World Heritage Site list: today visit Armaziskhevi Archaeological Site, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral of 11th century, and Jvari Monastery, built in the 6th c. There is a tiny nunnery behind the cathedral, named Antiochia; such a touching is this naïve architecture! a part of this charming basilica was built in 4th c.

In the evening return back to Tbilisi

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Today we drive to the South Georgia, the unique archaeological site Dmanisi, where excavations revealed the earliest hominid dispersal beyond Africa continent.

About 2 h drive and we are in the river Mashavera gorge. Dmanisi SiOni (7th c.), fortress (10th c), the ruins of the royal palace and the archaeological site are located in fertile, green area of Lower Kartli.

Enjoy the picnic in the nature.

Next, drive to Bolnisi - the small town, where one of the oldest Georgian inscriptions are preserved on the walls of Bolnisi SiOni (4th c). Visit Bolnisi archaeological museum - very interesting collection. Museum offers ethnographical and historical objects since early humans’ life.

In the evening arrive in Tbilisi for overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out until 12:00. Transfer to the Airport for departure.

We wish you to be your host again in Georgia.

Inclusions


Included

Transportation:

  • 2 x Tbilisi Airport Private transfers to/from Tbilisi hotel by a comfortable vehicle
  • Private transportation with a comfortable vehicle

Staff:

  • Professional guide service during the tour

Accommodation: 

  • 3 x overnights in Tbilisi 3* hotel Brigitte (or similar)

Meals:

  • 3 x Breakfasts-on days 2, 3, 4
  • 2 x Lunches-on days 2, 3

Other:

  • 2 x bottles of water per person daily
  • Winery Kolkhi’s Ezo
  • Entrance fees
  • Excursions in accordance with the program
  • All taxes

Excluded

  • Visa Fees (when needed) & Travel Insurance
  • Early Check Ins/Late Check outs
  • Dinners & Alcoholic beverages
  • Optional services

Price


Price

Group size Price per adult
Solo 569 € 
2-3 people 369 € 
4-5 people 291 € 
6-7 people 265 € 
8-9 people  259 € 
10-15 people 250 € 
*Online booking deposit:  30 € 

 

The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing a twin/double room accommodation.

Single Supplement is: 81  

1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together

Child Policy
0-1 years - Free
2-6 years - 125 €
7 years and over - Adult

 

 

 

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

The balance can be paid in one of the following ways:

  • Bank transfer - in foreign currency (Euro/USD), two weeks before the tour starts;
  • VISA/Master card - via POS terminal in local currency (GEL), at the beginning of the tour directly with your guide  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 please contact us at travel[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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*Optional services:

  • Single Supplement: 81€
  • Gori Stalin’s house-museum: 4.5 €
  • Gala dinner with live folk show and Georgian wine - per person 23 € 

To arrange extra services and pre-tour (post-tour) hotel overnights, contact us travel[at]georgianholidays.com

Cancellation is free of charge prior 5 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 30 Euro 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 5 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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