Familiaაrity with Mtskheta , the old capital of Georgia . Visit the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, then the Samtavro convent and Jvari monastery . Drive to Aragvi gorge and visit the Ananuri fortress. A trip to the city of Gori. Stalin Museum.Uplistsikhe Cave city .
Being founded more than 3000 years ago, the old capital of Georgia, Mtskheta is surprisingly beautiful and elegant. It is the spiritual center of Georgia. Here we will see the cathedral of Svetitskhoveli and the Jvari monastery on the top of mountain near the city , with its excellent views. We will also visit the Samtavro convent .
Next, we drive by famous Georgian Military Road to the north, in the direction of the Georgian - Russian border. We will see an impressive reservoir, now a giant lake of Zhinvali and immediately after it famous Ananuri fortress, which for centuries was the last line of defense, not only for the inhabitants of the Aragvi gorge , but for Tbilisi residents , too .
Then we continue our way towards the town of Gori, birthplace of Stalin. Visit the Museum of the dictator (the price of one ticket GEL 15), where we will see the old house where he was born and lived in his early childhood, as well as the museum and the train car in which he was driving, for example, at the Yalta Conference.
Near Gori, about 20 kilometers, we will find an amazing place - the cave city Uplistsikhe (price per 1 ticket GEL 3 ), founded more than 3000 years ago and which is composed of many natural and man-made caves. About 900 years ago Queen Tamar loved to visit the town …