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.