Jvari temple (VI c. UNESCO);
Uplistsikhe cave city;
Joseph Stalin’s museum at Gori;
Departure from Tbilisi early morning to the West direction (total driving distance 200 km).First stop on the way is Jvari temple that dates back from VI c and overlooks ancient capital Mtskheta. Jvari temple is considered as one of the most important religious monument in Georgia associated with the early steps of Christianization. From Jvari there is stunning view at the confluence of 2 rivers Mtkavri and Aragvi. Continue your way to Uplistsikhe cave city (II c. B.C), ancient rock-hewn town in Central Georgia
100 km away from Tbilisi. Uplistsikhe is identified by archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. The Uplistsikhe cave complex has been on the tentative list for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage program since 2007.
After exploring Uplistsikhe, driver for Gori where is located museum of Joseph Stalin. Museum in Gori establishe in 1951 as a local history museum, but clearly intended to become a memorial to Stalin, who died in 1953. The exhibition is divided into six halls in roughly chronological order, and contain many items actually or allegedly owned by Stalin, including some of his office furniture, his personal effects and gifts made to him over the years. There is also much illustration by way of documentation, photographs, paintings and newspaper articles. To one side of the museum is Stalin's personal railway carriage. The green Pullman carriage, which is armor plated and weighs 83 tons, was used by Stalin from 1941 onwards, including his attendances at the Yalta Conference and the Tehran Conference. It was sent to the museum on being recovered from the railway yards at Rostov on Donau in 1985.
After exploring Gori, drive back to Tbilisi and on the way visit of Mtskheta, ancient capital of Georgia. (UNESCO). Mtskheta is located approximately 20 km north of Tbilisi. Mtskheta was the site of early Christian activities and the location where Christianity was declared the state religion of Georgia in IV c.
Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel of your stay in Tbilisi,
Private car with driver during the trip;
Qualified guiding service;
Museum entrance tickets at Gori and Uplistsike;
Bottle of water.