Enlightened Georgia

Jvari, Mtskheta, Gori, Uplistsikhe

Visit the UNESCO listed Jvari Church known as one of the holiest of churches in Georgia. Enjoy stunning views overlooking Mtskheta, where the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers join. Appreciate the grand Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, the principal Church in Georgia with its rich interior and deep history.

Pay homage to Stalin in his hometown of Gori for a different type of enlightenment. Enjoy a guided tour of the Stalin museum, see the original house he lived in his early years as well as climbing on board the train carriage he travelled later in life.

Enjoy an authentic Georgian meal for lunch before continuing to the ancient cave city of Uplistsikhe. Be amazed by this once prominent and bustling city originally inhabited by a pagan society.

Duration: 9 Hours
Price: 175 GEL pp (stay at Envoy Hostel Tbilisi pay 165 GEL)
Operates: Wednesday & Saturday
Includes: English-speaking guide service, Lunch and entry fees
Departs: 9:00 am from Envoy Hostel & Tours | Tbilisi
Returns: 6:00 pm to Envoy Hostel & Tours | Tbilisi
Requires: Comfortable walking shoes recommended. To be able to enter the churches men need to wear long pants and women need long skirts and a headscarf. Churches have scarves and wrap around skirts available to borrow.
Bookings are essential.

Note: This tour is also offered as a private tour on non-scheduled days throughout the year. Please enquire for price of private tour.

Tour Schedule

An approximate schedule for the tour is provided below. The hours are indicative only and may vary dependent on individual tour circumstances.
09:00 am – departure from envoy Hostel
09:30 – 10:00 – Jvari
10:15 – 11:15 – Mtskheta & Svetitskhoveli
12:15 – 13:30 – Stalin’s museum
13:45 – 14:30 – lunch
14:50 – 16:00 – Uplistsikhe
17:30 – arrival in Tbilisi