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Dmanisi, Bolnisi & Tsugrugasheni Tour

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This archaeological tour to South Georgia takes you to Lower Kartli province, where travelers can explore archaeological site of Dmanisi, located approximately 85 km southwest of Tbilisi and buried below the ruins of the medieval town of Dmanisi, Mashavera River Valley.

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This private one-day tour leads us to the Lower Kartli province to explore archaeological site of Dmanisi. Located in the gorge of river Mashavera, Dmanisi stands is one of the most fertile and beautiful regions of Georgia.
Morning pick-up from the hotel. Drive to the town Bolnisi - one of the ancient settlements of the lower Kartli. Visit one of the oldest three-nave basilicas in Georgia - Bolnisi Sioni. The columns of the church are decorated with carvings and pictures of birds and animals.  Bolnisi Sioni is also unique because of Georgia's most ancient inscriptions preserved on the walls of churches, which dates back to the late 5th century.
After that, visit Tsugrugasheni Cathedral (13th c) – high-domed church special for its ten windows in the drum of the dome, and is notable for ornaments.
Continue to Dmanisi archaeological site. Dmanisi was an important city from early medieval times. The International Archaeological excavations in Dmanisi have revealed an extraordinary record of the earliest settlement from Africa (1,75-1,8 million years ago). French scientists have reconstructed the skulls of woman and man so realistically, that you can easily imagine them alive.
Picnic lunch at Dmanisi.
After the lunch, visit Dmanisi Sioni (7th c.) and Dmanisi fortress built in the 10th c. Tour includes a visit to the archaeological site, pagan burial, and basilica (6th c.), as well as the ruins of the royal palace.
In the evening, return to Tbilisi.

Inclusions


Included

  • Private Transportation
  • Private Professional Guide
  • 1 x Picnic Lunch
  • 2 x 0.5 l. bottle of mineral water per person
  • All entrance fees per program
  • Taxes

Excluded

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses

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Cancellation is free of charge prior 31 days of the starting day.
-    The booking deposit 30 Euro (or a special sum for group tours and half day tours) is non-refundable in case of cancellation of the tour after booking has been confirmed. The fee is kept as a deposit on the Tourist’s account for future booking(s).
If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:
-    10% of total cost of tourist product in case of cancellation 30 days prior to the tour;
-    50% of total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 15-7 days prior to the tour;
-    90% of total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 7 and fewer days prior to the tour;
-    99% of total cost of tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear at the airport no more than 2 hours prior to departure or non-admission on the flight owing to circumstances beyond the Tour Operator's controls.


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