Tbilisi City Tour
Where we will be
Tbilisi city tour is an amazing opportunity for those who would like to find out as much as possible about Tbilisi and Georgia, but have only one day for that. The guests will get a wholesome impression not only about the capital of Georgia and its history, but also to get an insight into nature, traditions and lifestyle across the country.
The tour will start at Metekhi church and monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. We will take cable car to Narikala Fortress to enjoy breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Walk down to the district of Sulphur bath houses passing by the mosque and synagogue. Stroll through the Sharden area full of narrow streets with cozy cafés, wine tasting bars, souvenir shops, and breathe in the living past. The private driver we take us to National Museum of Georgia and Tbilisi Open Air Museum of Ethnography.
National Museum of Georgia
The museum holds a golden collection of valuable finds that belong to different periods and epochs presented in the consequence from the Bronze Age (3500-1200 B.C.) up to 20th century. One can find there the major part of samples of the Caucasian national culture.
The first floor is dedicated to the ancient history of Georgia. Items discovered during the excavations at the Trialeti kugran (dating back to the 2nd century B.C.) are of great value. Archaeologists managed to find various vessels from metal (mainly gold and silver), samples of ceramic items, and jewelry pieces. The golden cup adorned with gems and geometric pattern gained fame all around the world. Some of the weaponry and collection of coins are dated with 5th and 6th centuries. In addition, works of ancient artisans, samples of clothing of different times, fabrics and carpets are displayed there.
One of the interesting finds is fossils of the hominid Homo ergaste. Scientists proved that their age was 1,8mln years. These are the most ancient fossils that certify the existence of humans beyond Africa at those times. All other human fossils of similar age were found only within the bounds of African territory. Another valuable find is the collection of Urartian inscriptions on rocks. These fragments make up a unique exposition of its kind.
Tbilisi Open Air Museum of Ethnography
It is displaying the examples of folk architecture and craftwork from various regions of the country. It is essentially a historic village populated by buildings moved there from all main territorial subdivisions of Georgia. The museum occupies 52 hectares of land and is arranged in eleven zones, displaying around 70 buildings and more than 8,000 items. The exhibition features the traditional darbazi-type and fiat-roofed stone houses from eastern Georgia, openwork wooden houses with gable roofs of straw or boards from western Georgia, watchtowers from the mountainous provinces of Khevsureti, Pshavi, and Svaneti, Megrelian and Imeretian wattle maize storages, Kakhetian wineries (marani), and Kartlian water mills as well as a collection of traditional household articles such as distaffs, knitting-frames, chums, clothes, carpets, pottery and furniture.
Any location in Tbilisi
6 hours (approx.)
The tour includes
- Guide service
- Hotel pickup
- Hotel drop-off
- Entrance fees to all the sights as per itinerary
- Cable car ride to Narikala fortress
Language of the trip
English, Russian, or Georgian.
Minimum one and maximum 12 participants.
75 GEL per person