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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

Embark on a fascinating journey starting with a morning pick-up from your Tbilisi hotel, where your guide awaits you with a personalized name board. With the flexibility of a private tour, we begin at your convenience, though 09:00 is recommended.

Our first destination is Dmanisi, nestled in the Mashavera river gorge, just 104 km away from Tbilisi. Here, you'll explore the ancient Dmanisi Sioni and the formidable Dmanisi fortress, offering insights into centuries of history. Marvel at archaeological wonders including a 6th-century basilica and the remnants of a royal palace.

Dmanisi's international archaeological excavations unveil a captivating narrative of early human settlements dating back over 1.75 million years. Witness the incredibly lifelike reconstructions of human skulls by French scientists, transporting you back in time.

Indulge in a delightful picnic lunch amidst the scenic beauty of Dmanisi before continuing our journey to Bolnisi. Discover the rich heritage of this fertile Kartli town as you visit the iconic Bolnisi Sioni, adorned with ancient inscriptions dating back to the 5th century. Marvel at the intricate stone-carvings depicting birds and animals adorning the church columns.

Just a short drive away lies the majestic Tsugrugasheni Cathedral, a masterpiece of 13th-century architecture renowned for its elegant design and ornate windows.

As the day draws to a close, we return to Tbilisi, bidding farewell to the enchanting landscapes and historical marvels. Our journey concludes as we drop you off at your hotel, with hopes of welcoming you back to explore more of Georgia's captivating history and culture.




  • 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 370 $
2 - 3 people 208 $
4 - 5 people 156 $
6 - 15 people 126 $
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:

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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$ 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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