Where tour will take place
Legend about Tbilisi History of Tbilisi covers 1500 years from the date of formation to the present time. Story of the capital of Georgia is a blend of myths and facts. According to a famous legend, back in year 458 A.D. King Vakhtang I Gorgasal was hunting in the woods on the banks of the Kura River and wounded a pheasant (some sources say it was a deer). The animal ran to the sulfur spring and immediately healed with hot waters. The King was amazed with healing features of the spring and decided to build a city around it. This is how Tbilisi (which means “warm”) appeared. In present there are famous baths in the place of the Sulphur springs that can be found around the city. Present Situation BILISI IS AN ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND CULTURAL CENTER OF GEORGIA, WHICH OFFERS LOTS OF FUN FOR LOCALS AND TOURISTS. THE CITY WAS FOUNDED BY THE GEORGIAN KING IN THE 5TH CENTURY AND BECAME THE CAPITAL IN THE 6TH CENTURY. WITH ITS RICH HISTORY AND DIVERSITY OF NATIONALITIES LIVING IN THIS PART OF THE CAUCASUS, YOU CAN FIND HERE HOMES OF VARIOUS ARCHITECTURAL STYLES. IN THE CENTER YOU CAN SEE THE MODERN AVENUES AND OLD NARROW STREETS, PARTICULARLY INTERESTING FOR TOURISTS CAN BE A MEDIEVAL TOWN. YOU CAN SEE IN TBILISI CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND MOSQUES AND SYNAGOGUES, WHICH ARE LOCATED NEXT TO EACH OTHER. THIS INDICATES A HIGH LEVEL OF TOLERANCE IN THE CITY. THERE ARE A HUGE VARIETY OF BARS, RESTAURANTS AND LUXURY HOTELS, BUT IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A CHEAP ACCOMMODATION, IT WILL NOT BE A PROBLEM. IN PUBLIC PLACES, YOU CAN ENJOY TRADITIONAL GEORGIAN CUISINE AND A CUP OF COFFEE. WITH A VARIETY OF CLUBS, ACTIVE LIFE DOES NOT STOP HERE, THE PEOPLE CAN ALWAYS RELAX AND HAVE A DRINK AT NIGHT. AMONG THE MOST INTERESTING SIGHTS CAN BE IDENTIFIED NARIKALA FORTRESS, SIONI CATHEDRAL, TBILISI OPERA AND BALLET THEATRE, VORONTSOV PALACE, SAMEBA CATHEDRAL, MUSEUMS AND OTHER IMPORTANT PLACES. ALSO, TO GET TO KNOW THE CITY, TOURISTS CAN TAKE PART IN SEVERAL EVENTS, OR VISIT THE STATE AND PRIVATE BATHS. ONE OF THE MOST FAVORITE FACTS FOR FOREIGN VISITORS IS FREE WI-FI VIRTUALLY THROUGHOUT THE CITY. RECENTLY, TBILISI IS INCREASINGLY BECOMING AN IMPORTANT TRANSIT ROUTE FOR TRADE PROJECTS AND GLOBAL ENTERPRISES, AS IT IS LOCATED AT THE CROSSROADS OF ASIA AND EUROPE. TOURISM IS GROWING RAPIDLY, THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW BUILDINGS AND 5-STAR HOTELS ARE IN FULL SWING. IN THE CITY THERE ARE SO MANY FAST-FOOD RESTAURANTS SUCH AS MCDONALDS OR BURGER KING, BUT YOU CAN FIND SMALL MARKETS THAT SELL FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. THE CITY HAS 200 SCHOOLS AND NEARLY 100 HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS, STUDENTS COME TO STUDY HERE FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. GEORGIAN MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, WHICH IS LOCATED IN TBILISI, IS KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. RUSTAVELI AVENUE IS ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS PLACES IN THE CITY, THERE IS A HUGE NUMBER OF MUSEUMS, THEATERS, RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING CENTERS. YOU CAN RENT A BIKE AND RIDE ON THIS WONDERFUL STREET, ENJOYING THE SIGHTS, SOUNDS AND AROMAS. TBILISI HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN ATTRACTIVE PLACE FOR ARTISTS AND WRITERS, AMONG THEM GUDIASHVILI, PIROSMANI AND AKHVLEDIANI. DOMES OF CHURCHES, COURTYARDS, BOOKSTORES AND MISTY STREETS ARE REFLECTED IN MANY WORKS OF FAMOUS ARTISTS. TBILISI IS A NEW, MODERN CITY THAT EVERY YEAR OPENS ITSELF TO THE WORLD MORE AND MORE.
- Professional Guide
- Preparation before the tour
- Individual agent for help
- Visiting places mentioned in itinerary
- Transportation to and from Georgia
Meeting at Rike Park
Our meeting point for the tour is in Rike Park
Fro Rike park, we will be taking you one of the biggest church of Georgia
Sameba church is one of the main church of Georgia and it is a place of celebrating most of the orthodox holidays.
Our next stop is to Metekhi Chuch
Metekhi (Metechi; Georgian: მეტეხი) is a historic neighborhood of Tbilisi, Georgia, located on the elevated cliff that overlooks the Mtkvari river. The neighborhood is home to the eponymous Metekhi Church of Assumption.
Mother of Georgia
Next stop is to the mother of Georgia (Called "Kartlis Deda" in Georgian"
The statue was erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. Prominent Georgian sculptor Elguja Amashukeli designed the twenty-metre aluminium figure of a woman in Georgian national dress. She symbolizes the Georgian national character: in her left hand she holds a bowl of wine to greet those who come as friends, and in her right hand is a sword for those who come as enemies.
Next stop is on Narikala fortress
Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Kura River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi.
Next destination is Botanical Garden of Tbilisi
The National Botanical Garden of Georgia, formerly the Tbilisi Botanical Garden, is located in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, and lie in the Tsavkisis-Tskali Gorge on the southern foothills of the Sololaki Range.
This destination is the place where you can see natural hot water
Abanotubani is the ancient district of Tbilisi, Georgia, known for its sulfuric baths. 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 founding of a new capital.
This part of the tour is walking in the beautiful street of Georgia.
The tour includes lunch in Georgian national restaurant, where you can taste national dishes.