Kvemo Kartli

Kvemo Kartli

Explore Kvemo Kartli - full of natural beauty and magnificent ancient monuments, as well as archaeological sites and remains

TBILISI - KVEMO KARTLI

Day 1 - Tbilisi - Arrival Day

Upon arrival in Tbilisi you will be met by our representative and will be taken to  your hotel room. After a short break, we will start our tour from Tbilisi.

  • The 4th century Narikala Fortress - An ancient citadel overlooking the capital and the Mtkvari river.
  • Metekhi Church (13th c.)  The historical  heart of the city, Metekhi is a must-see for any visitor of Tbilisi. King Vakhtang Gorgasali erected the first church here in the 5 th century.
  • Sioni - the cathedral of the 6th-7th cc; It is situated on historic Sioni street,in downtown Tbilisi.
  • Sulphur baths - a favorite place of Tbilisi citizens and foreign guests.
  • Sameba Cathedral -The main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
  • National  Museum - With numerous objects, the Georgian National Museum presents the wide scope of Georgian culture from all around the country.

Day 2 - Tbilisi- Bolnisi - Dmanisi

  • Kvemo  Kartli region is one of the most important cultural centers of Georgia. It has one of the greatest archeological histories in the world outside of Africa.

After breakfast we will start our tour to the direction of Bolnisi and will visit:

  • Bolnisi Sioni - The Bolnisi Sioni church is the only remaining three-nave basilica in Georgia. It was constructed using carved stones and the temple is decorated with beautiful, clear, turquoise-hued stones. The decorations on the pillars are of particular interest and one of them includes the famous Bolnisi Cross. The church is the first known monument of Georgian architecture that uses relief sculptures related to the pre-Christian period, but adopted by the Christian era as well. The church is also famous for its oldest Georgian inscription dating back to the 5th century.
  • Khuluti Fortress - The Khuluti Fortress is an excellent example of Georgian architecture. Built in the early 18th century, the palace was constructed with local stones and lies in the narrow pass of a deep river gorge. The central fortress has two sections and is defended by a surrounding wall containing five towers, though these were mainly used for living purposes.
  • Pitareti Monastery - On the outskirts of Pitareti village lies the Monastery of Pitareti.
  • Church of the Mother of God, one of the most significant examples of Georgian architecture, constructed from 1213-1222.

After some break we will travel to Dmanisi.

  • Dmanisi - There is so much history to discover in Dmanisi. An amazing number of ancient buildings still exist today, like the medieval tower and citadel with its cellars, baths, halls and jails, as well as the stunning three-church basilica, built in the 6th century. The tunnels dating back to the 12th century are definitely worth a visit. Dmanisi has a great archaeological significance, as human remains dating from 1.75 million years ago were discovered here.Here  you can see a medieval town with its citadel, public and religious buildings. Of special interest is Dmanisi Sioni, built in the 5th century with ornamental gates added in the 12th century.

Return to Tbilisi - End of the Tour

Our guide will be at your service till 8 p.m.

This is the end of the tour. Regarding your flight departure time, we will arrange your transfer to airport for your international flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing Trawellin.

Tbilisi-Kvemo  Kartli Tour Includes

  • Arrival airport transfer from airport to the hotel.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Tbilisi.
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners during the tour.
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Professional English / German / Russian speaking guide.
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned car/mini van.
  • Return airport transfer from hotel to airport.
  • Prices do not include: Beverages; Travel insurance.

The prices are calculated per person, and depend on the size of the group.

  • Days: 2
  • Region: Kvemo Kartli
  • Tour Type: Cultural