In the morning we organize pick up service for the group to start a full day Tbilisi sightseeing tour. Tour takes off at 10:00 am.
First, we visit one of the tallest Orthodox churches in the world – the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi (Sameba). City tour continues to the Metekhi church of 13th c. which stands on a plateau overlooking the river Mtkvari and old Tbilisi downtown.
From here, we go up to the Narikala fortress by the areal cable car connecting Europe Square and the top of the hill where the fortress stands. Built-in the 4th c. Narikala served as a main fortification of Tbilisi through the centuries and has been sieged numerous times.
From Narikala we take the downhill stroll to the old city; follow Botanical Street, visit Tbilisi Mosque, Legvtakhevi (the Fig Ravine) and visit the natural waterfall in the downtown. From Legvtakhevi we continue to the Bathhouse Square where the historical Sulfur Bathhouses of the old Tbilisi are.
Passing along the Maidan Square, Shardeni and The King Erekle II streets with souvenir shops and art galleries, Tbilisi city tour proceeds to the Sioni Cathedral, dating back to the 13th century and Anchiskhati basilica – the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi (dates back to the 6th c AD).
We also will visit the Golden Treasury of Georgian National Museum. The collection features gold and silver artifacts from the pre-Christian period from different parts of modern-day Georgia.
After visiting the Georgian National Museum, we take a walk on Rustaveli Avenue towards the building of Parliament of Georgia, Rustaveli Drama theater, National Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theater, Prospero’s book store, shopping center and the First Republic Square.
In the evening we return back to the hotel.
Overnight in Tbilisi.