Tbilisi - the capital and largest city of Georgia. Based in the V century AD Vakhtang Gorgasali king of Iberia, and became the capital of the VI century, Tbilisi - the most important industrial, social and cultural center of Georgia.
Sameba Holy Trinity Cathedral - is the main cathedral Cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church. This magnificent structure stands on top St. Hill. Elijah, in the heart of the city. Its Construction began in 1995 and ended 9 years later, in 2004. After lighting it became one of the tallest Orthodox churches in the world. Restrained decor and Georgian architectural style Creates an unique aura around it
Metekhi Temple - At the edge of the rocky banks of the Kura, on the hill is a symbol of the long history of Tbilisi - the temple Metekhi. In the temple is buried a Shushanik, the first Georgian martyr. Next to the church is a monument to the city founder Vakhtang Gorgasali. Metekhi - this is a true symbol of the Georgian faith, culture and history.
Fortress Narikala - - fortress complex in Old Tbilisi was founded in the 5th century. Previously a fortress was called "Shuris-Ciche" - "Enviable Fortress".
During the Mongol invasion the fortress was named "Narin Kala" - "Little Fortress" (Mong.). The VII and XI - XII centuries, the fortress was expanded. At that time the city walls went down to the river Kura and thus the citadel controlled the trade routes running along the banks of the river. In the XIX century bastions of the lower castle were demolished.
Old Tbilisi - Walking through the streets of old Tbilisi. Shardeni street with lots of cafes and art salons. Abanotubani - sulfur baths famous quarter, according to legend, Tbilisi owes its foundation to the natural sulfur spring.
Marionette Theater - The theater building was built in the XIX century and is located in the historic center of Tbilisi, one of the main attractions of the architectural ensemble of the theater is the clock tower, built by Rezo Gabriadze in 2011. Every hour of the painted doors the angel appears and hammer strikes the bell. Twice a day, at 12 and 19 hours, you can see the amazing puppet show - "Circle of Life". To the right of the tower is the entrance to the theater cafe "Gabriadze"
EXCURSION IN MTSKHETA, GORI AND UPLISTSIKHE
The ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta, is located in a few kilometers from the modern Tbilisi. The city was founded in the 2nd half of the 1st millennium BC. when the territory of modern Georgia was appeared the first state association - Iberia. Mtskheta was the capital of Georgia a little less than a thousand years.
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral was built in the XI century on the place of the first Georgian Christian Church of the Twelve Apostles, which was built in the IV century.
Collection of Georgian chronicles "Kartli Life" tells the story about the inhabitant of Mtskheta, Elioz which, being in Jerusalem, got Heaton of Jesus Christ. Elioz’s sister - Sidonia - has taken the Heaton, pressed it to his chest and died from her emotions overflowed. Soon, on the grave of Sidonia has grown a large tree - Lebanese cedar. And when King Mirian decided to build a temple at the place where was the buried Heaton of Lord, cedar was cutted down. From the tree was cut seven columns and began to install them in the church. Six columns were installed, but seventh did not given, it was hanging in the air. St. Nino prayed all night, and then this column "without touching a human hand" took his position. Wonderful ointment cured patients from serious ailments. Hence the name of the temple is - Svetitskhoveli, which in Georgian means "The Living Pillar".
Jvari Monastery - At the top of the mountain, on the edge of the cliff stands Jvari monastery which was built in the VI century. On English - "Jvari" means "cross", the full name of the monastery is – “The monastery of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord”. According to the legend, Nino Cappadocian on the place where was a pagan idol, put a Holy Cross, marked by the acceptance of Christianity by Georgia.
Mukhrani - is a historical region in eastern Georgia, in Shida Kartli region. The name comes from the Georgian word "Mukha" – Oak-tree. Climate conditions and conveniences of irrigation, promote development of agriculture of Mukhrani.
You will visit the studio of the wine company "Chateau Mukhrani". Learn the history of Bagrationi family, you will learn about the unique traditions of winemaking dynasty, which are rooted since 1878. The famous palace, a luxurious garden, a unique cellar, stables, a modern plant for the production of premium wines.
The City Of Gori - located in the beautiful valley of Kartli. The first historical mention of Gori belong to the sixth century. The settlement in 1089-1125 years king David the Builder was built in the city. Among the attractions of Gori is the house Museum of Joseph Stalin.
Uplistsikhe - The ancient cave city-Uplistsikhe, the fortress is located a few kilometers from Gori on the Bank of the river Mtkvari, in the numerous cliffs of the mountain range Kvernaki. The first historical mention of the fortress belong to the I century BC. It existed before the city of X century.
EXCURSION OF THE GEORGIAN MILITARY HIGHWAY
The road has long connecting history between Georgia and Russia. Uuntil the XIX century, it represented only a narrow mountain pass, a journey that was not safe. A traveler can observe all landscape zones, ranging from steppe expanses Ciscaucasia and ending glaciers highlands.
Ananuri Fortress - Ananuri Fortress belongs to the early feudal era, it was served as defense post, blocking the road leading from the Daryal Gorge. The fortress is located in 70 kilometers from Tbilisi on the Georgian Military Highway, near Zhinvali reservoir. About the life of the inhabitants of Ananuri Castle in historical sources it is almost not reported until the twenties of the XVIII century. It is known that the fortress defended the rulers of this region and the people of the central parts of the country.
Gergeti Trinity Church - Gergeti Trinity Church - situated at an altitude of 2170 m at the foot of Mount Kazbek along the Georgian Military Road in the Georgian village- Gergeti.
The church was built in the XIV century. The first mention of the church belong to 1795. During the invasion of the Persians, led by Agha Mohammad Khan, when Tbilisi was destroyed almost completely, here was hidden relics, including the grapevine cross of St. Nino.
EXCURSION OF THE BORJOMI AND RABAT
Everyone knows the mineral water "Borjomi" and almost everyone knows that it is from Georgia. But where is Georgian Borjomi Gorge, not everyone knows that.
Rabati Castle - belongs to the Middle Ages and is located in the south of Georgia in Akhaltsikhe, Samtskhe-Javakheti region. Fortress was founded in 1578, when the city of Akhaltsikhe was occupied by Ottoman forces.
The resort town of Borjomi - The city is located in the Borjomi gorge- 152 kilometers west of Tbilisi, famous for its mineral water Borjomi. City Borjomi is a spa resort, where people come not only to relax but also to be treated for various ailments. The main source of mineral water Borjomi is located in the central park, where the mineral water, which is now sold in many countries around the world is absolutely free for everyone.
Rabat fortress - is the main attraction of the Georgian town of Akhaltsikhe. Rabat is a city inside a city. This is not only a famous historical plce, which includes the castle, towers, churches and mosques. There is a lot of cafes, where you can enjoy local traditional dishes. There are shops where you can buy interesting and beautiful souvenirs.
EXCURSION TO KAKHETI - SIGHNAGHI
a region in eastern Georgia, located in the valleys of the rivers Alazani and Iori. Kakheti is - fertile soil, mild climate, abundant water, varied and picturesque nature. Homeland of Georgian wine-Kakheti, has a long wine tradition that originated in the III-II century BC.
Bodbe Monastery - Bodbe Monastery Not far from Sighnaghi 2 km. Here in cathedral church lie the remains of the St. Nino Cappadocian. Bodbe founded in the first half of the IV century. King Mirian, immediately after the death of St. Nino want to honor St. Nino and decided to transfer her to Mtskheta, to Svetitskhoveli temple where the Heaton of Lord is buried , but there was no strength, which have been able to budge her bed. Then King Mirian erected a temple over the tomb of St. Nino. Near the Bodbe Monastery is the source of St. Nino, people say it helps to heal the source of the childless.
Sighnaghi - one of the most visited places of the Georgian city of Sighnaghi. The old, extremely picturesque town, built in the style of southern Italian classicism with Georgian elements and enclosed by ramparts with 28 towers. From the height of the towers of the city offers a stunningly beautiful panorama of the Alazani Valley. Historical and Ethnographic Museum of Sighnaghi equipped with the latest technology. For tourists there is an interactive monitor with interesting information on the different languages of the world.