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Old Tbilisi Walking Tour

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    Stop At: Dzveli Tbilisi Sulphur Waterfall, Botanikuri st 1, Tbilisi 0105 Georgia

    Tbilisi, Georgia isn’t just a city you visit, it’s a city you experience. That means over-indulging in carb-loaded cuisine, accepting shots of homemade chacha, tripping over broken sidewalks in the Old Town while wondering in amazement at the barely-standing buildings…and making a visit to the Tbilisi sulphur baths.

    The ancient Abanotubani District sits below the imposing fortress; the brick, domed rooftops of the baths bubbling up like the water itself. The district is the most historic part of the city, as according to legend, it was the sulphur springs that enticed King Vakhtang Georgasali to settle the land and declare it the new capital city in the 5th century AD. At the height of popularity, there were more than 60 bathhouses in Tbilisi where people could get squeaky clean or stay for a soak, letting the curing Sulphur water ease their ailments.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Shardeni Street, Tbilisi Georgia

    Named after the 17th century French trader Jean Chardin,who during his travel visited Georgia and wrote and published a book about local life and people,in past, Shardeni Street was called “Dark Row”. This small, narrow street was located in the old town as it is today. The street was a center of the cultural and social life. Shardeni Street was intended for trading and as it was covered with the roofs, people called it a dark row.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sioni Cathedral Church, Tbilisi Georgia

    The site of the cathedral on Sioni Street has seen a series of buildings dating from the late fifth century.During an invasion by Arabs, this church was leveled and a new structure was built.

    During the following years the cathedral suffered severe damage from foreign raiders and was restored each time. In 1112, King David IV the Builder completely re-built the church that became the basic design for the existing cathedral. During an attack by Mongols in 1226, the church was damaged again but restored anew.

    The cathedral is home to two important Christian relics: cranium of Doubting Thomas and special grapevine cross which,according to tradition, was forged by St. Nino, who brought Christianity to Georgia in the fourth century.

    We will have the chance to see interior and some very special frescoes here

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Bridge of Peace, Tbilisi Georgia

    The bridge of Peace a design of which reminds of a marine animal has a curvy steel and glass canopy top which shimmers with an interactive light display at night, generated by thousands of white LEDs

    The bridge was designed by the Italian architect Michele De Lucchi, who had also designed the buildings of the Presidential Administration of Georgia and Ministry of Internal Affairs; the lighting design was created by French lighting designer Philippe Martinaud.

    From this point we can throw the glance to Metekhi Church, Narikala Fortress and statue of city's founder Vakhtang Gorgasali

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Liberty Square, ул. Пушкина №11, Площадь Свободы, T'bilisi 0105, Georgia

    Liberty Square is a focal point in Tbilisi.Built in the 19th century in a Neo-classical style with Moorish architectural elements it changed names multiple times during its history,but still remains a symbol of the Georgian struggle for freedom and independence.


    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre, 25 Shota Rustaveli Ave, Tbilisi 0108 Georgia

    The stunning Mauritanian style Opera and Ballet theater is a remarkable edifice of the 19th century Tbilisi artistic and musical life

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Flea Market Dry Bridge, Kvishketi Str 1a Tbilisi st, Tbilisi 0105 Georgia

    Dry bridge is a local flea market-extraordinary place with a mesmerizing assortment of antiques,old watches,silver,glass as well as Soviet memorabila.

    From the Dry Bridge we take a leisure walk to King David the Builder avenue famous for its exquisite architecture and cozy cafes were we can throw the glance to 19th century German built houses and palaces

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located hotel in Tbilisi
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Inclusions
    • All activities
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Local taxes
    • City maps
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is casual
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

    Love the hospitality of locals, helping caring and loving we explore most of the places with locals of Georgia and really impressed

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    GeorgianVacations, Manager at Georgian Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2019

    Dear Neemi20 Thank you for your nice feedback I am happy that you loved your Georgian experience Best wishes Nick Mazanishvili

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