LONG WEEKEND

LONG WEEKEND

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Duraition: 3 Nights / 4 Days
Price: 0 USD / per person

It'll be an unforgettable weekend - but in such a short time you will find ancient history, diverse culture , and European and Asian styles of architecture. You will have the opportunity to taste the most delicious Georgian dishes in restaurants and in the evening enjoy the wonderful landscapes. Leisure time, you 'll be able to see two of the most beautiful cities - Tbilisi and Mtskheta.

Places to visit:

Old Tbilisi – historical part of the city, covers suburbs which till 1936 were called “Tiflis”. Old Tbilisi covers following suburbs: Abanotubani – Kharpukhi (old Seidabad), Kala, Isan-Avlabari, Sololaki, Mtatsminda, Vere, Ortachala, Chugureti, Didube, Nadzaladevi. Most sights are concentrated in Old Tbilisi, and therefore, the main tourist attraction center. Since 2007, Old Tbilisi is candidate of being included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Metekhi - The historic district on a high cliff overlooking on the banks of the Kura River. This area is particularly sacred for Georgians, because here was tortured for Christianity saint of Tbilisi - St. Abo Tbileli. Here were also tortured one hundred thousand people for faith, there is no other fact in the history of torturing so many people in one day for religion.

Narikhala - one of the most beautiful district of Old Tbilisi where are built fortresses of different era. The exact date and time of the prison building is unknown. However, its main prison already existed in the seventh century, and was called envy fortress. Archaeologists find remains of the city's ancient walls even today, throughout the prison complex.

Abanotubani - This is the place where, according to legend, was established Tbilisi. There's lots of sulfuric medical baths, but Colorful bath, still stands out for its beauty and Asian elegance. District is distinguished by its multi-ethnic. The architecture is unique this site is paradise for painters with its variety of colors and beautiful landscapes.

Monastery of Jvari (Cross)– Georgian monastery complex of 6th century, which is built near the merge of rivers Kura and Aragvi. It is built on the place where st.Nino put out the cross as a symbol of the victory of Christianity to Paganism. Jvari - the first cross-shaped architectural structure building in the world.

Svetitskholeli - a masterpiece of Georgian architecture. The first temple, which was erected after the adoption of Christianity. At first it was made of wood, in the 5th century stone church was erected on the site of the old one , which ruins are preserved. Finally, in the 11th century was built a cross-shaped Temple in the name of the Twelve Apostles Church. Catholicos of Kartli Melqisedek built a new temple on the place of old one. He invited Arsakidze as architecture . Construction began in 1010 and ended in 1029. Many holy things are kept in Svetitzkhoveli ,especially foot of saint Andria and of course priceless relics of Christianity - Christ's robe .

Pompey Bridge - "Bridge of the Magi" BC. In 65 BC restored bridge based on the agreement between head of Kartli Artag and Pompey Gneus. In modern times its possible to see only at certain times of the year, it may be the time when the river goes down, the rest of the time he is covered with water.

Armazi fortress - the ancient capital of Iberia 's main fortress . According to the medieval Georgian sources , Armazi fortress was founded 3rd century BC., first by the King of Iberia Parnavaz , on the place now called K'art'li. This castle is situated on Mount Bagineti , which is located on the right bank of the Kura , Aragvi . Nowadays Armazi fortress is open tourist destination, where you can view the archaeological excavation and it is quite possible to become a witness of great discoveries .

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Tbilisi International Airport / transfer to the hotel / overnight in Tbilisi /
Day 2: Mtskheta tour/ Museum / Tbilisi night tour/ overnight in Tbilisi /
Day 3: Tbilisi tour / Free time / overnight in Tbilisi /
Day 4: Transfer to the airport /

Note: Price depends on accommodation type and persons quantity.

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