Tbilisi - it’s a relationship!
This one-day Tbilisi tour features all ‘’must-see’’ sights, from centuries-old churches and fortresses to contemporary city symbols. The tour schedule is designed so guests of the capital can get a wholesome impression not only about the capital of Georgia and its history but also get an insight into nature, traditions, and lifestyles across the country.
Our guide will meet you in the yard of Metekhi Cathedral, near the Vakhtang Gorgasali monument (map in additional information section).
The city offers a wide variety of sights, most very ancient. Starting at the church of Metekhi, we walk to the brick domes of sulfur baths and then on to spectacularly located Narikala’s fortress – one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia, overlooking the Mtkvari river gorge. Metekhi Church is located in the ancient historical district of Metekhi, on the left bank of the Mtkvari River, in old Tbilisi. Metekhi Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary is one of the oldest churches built in Tbilisi. Researchers confirm that the temple was built in the 6th century. King Vakhtang I Gorgasali erected a church, a castle, and a palace here, also serving as the king's residence. Sulfur baths - Chreli Abano, located at the eastern bank of the Mtkvari River at the foot of Narikala fort across Metekhisubani, Abanotubani, is an important historic part of the city — the place where according to a legend, the King of Iberia, Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon fell, leading to a discovery of the hot springs and, subsequently, to the founding of new capital. Narikala’s fortress - is nowadays the leading sighting among the most visited places in Tbilisi by tourists. Narikala Fortress draws your attention from all sides of Tbilisi; you can notice it from almost every part of Tbilisi. It overlooks the Mtkvari River, which makes Narikala even more incredible. Narikala comprises two walled sections between the sulfur baths and the Tbilisi Botanical Garden. The fortress walls date from various periods, the earliest from the 4th century when it was a Persian citadel. Most of the present walls were built in the 8th century by the Arab emirs, whose palace was inside the fortress. In Georgian sources, it is called “Mother Fortress.” Narikala offers you some of the best panoramas of the city. This is an ancient symbol of Tbilisi’s defensive brilliance. You will get there by cable car. You will have a coffee break in one of the cafes of Old Tbilisi, where you will feel the authentic Tbilisi atmosphere. After that, we visit the synagogue, and the Sioni and Anchiskhati churches, which mark the end of the Old Town. After, we see the treasury of the National Museum of Georgia (Georgian Archaeology from the 8th millennium B.C.) or the Georgian Museum of Fine Arts. (The treasury preserves and presents works from the Bronze Age, Antic-Hellenistic, and medieval periods, as well as significant modern artifacts up through the 20th century). Walking along Rustaveli Avenue – the main street in Tbilisi.