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Dmanisi, Bolnisi and Tsugrugasheni Tour

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Ornament of Tsughrugasheni church, Kartli,

Dmanisi Sioni

Dmanisi Sioni

Dmanisi Fortress 10th c.

Dmanisi Fortress 10th c.

Dmanisi, Mashavera River valley, Georgia

Dmanisi, Mashavera River valley, Georgia

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Dmanisi, Bolnisi & Tsugrugasheni Tour

Starts from: Tbilisi
Available: All year
Type: Private Full day trip
Total Distance: 231 km
Duration: 8 hours

A private day trip to the archeological sites of South Georgia in Lower Kartli is the perfect trip to explore the unique archaeological sites. Here, in Dmanisi, in the Mashavera River valley, the earliest settlements of hominids outside the African continent were discovered. The area is unique in its content and beautiful location.

Visit three more sites - the Bolnisi Museum, the churches of Bolnisi Sioni and Tsugrugasheni. Lunch (picnic) will be organized on the bank of the river. In the evening return back to Tbilisi.

Have a wonderful day ahead!

Sights to Visit


Day to day

Morning pick-up from Tbilisi hotel. The guide will greet you at the hotel lobby holding the name board. As the tour is private, we start upon your convenience, but suggested time is 09:00.

Drive to Dmanisi, located in the gorge of Mashavera river, 104 km (approximately 2 h drive) from Tbilisi. Visit Dmanisi Sioni (7th c.) and Dmanisi fortress built in the 10th c. Tour includes a visit to the archaeological site, pagan burial, and basilica (6th c.), as well as seeing the ruins of the royal palace.

International Archaeological excavations in Dmanisi have revealed an extraordinary record of the earliest settlement from Africa (1,75-1,8 million years ago). French scientists have reconstructed the skulls of woman and man so realistically, that you can easily imagine them alive.

Picnic lunch at Dmanisi.

After the lunch, drive to the town Bolnisi - the fertile settlements in the lower Kartli. Visit one of the oldest three-nave basilicas - Bolnisi Sioni. Georgia's most ancient inscriptions are preserved on the walls of the church. The inscriptions date back to the late 5th century. The columns are decorated with beautiful stone-carving of birds and animals. Visit Bolnisi Museum - very interesting excavations are found in the area. Museum offers archaeological, ethnoghrapical and historical artefacts since early humans' life.

Drive just 2.6 km from Bolnisi and visit Tsugrugasheni Cathedral (13th c) – the elegant medieval high-domed church, distinguished for its architecture, proportions and ornaments around the windows in the drum of the dome.

In the evening, return to Tbilisi.

We drop you off to the hotel and wish to greet you on Georgian roads again!




  • Private Transportation


  • Private Professional Guide


  • 1 x Picnic Lunch


  • 2 x 0.5 l. bottle of mineral water per person
  • All entrance fees per program
  • Taxes


  • Personal expenses & beverages


Group size Price per adult
Solo 358 $
2 - 3 people 204 $
4 - 5 people 154 $
6 - 15 people 124 $
Child Policy
0-6 years - Free
7-12 years - 50%
12 years and above - 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 Euro/USD/GBP currency, no later than two weeks before the tour starts
  • VISA/Master card - in GEL (local currency) in Tbilisi only, before the tour starts, directly to your guide via POS terminal. 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 info[at]

Tips for booking procedure:

How to know which “Operator” to select?

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  • Dinner in Tbilisi traditional restaurant with live folk show - 30$ per person
  • Tbilisi airport private pick up service: 32 $
  • Tbilisi airport private drop off service: 25 $
  • Double-way private transfer to/from Tbilisi airport to/from Tbilisi hotel: 49 $

To arrange airport transfers and hotel overnights, contact us info[at]

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

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

  • The booking deposit 15 USD 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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