Arrival and transfer from Tbilisi International Airport. We get to the city center of Tbilisi and start Tbilisi sightseeing tour. Founded in the 5th century AD, Tbilisi developed into one of the major cultural, political and economic centers of the Caucasus region.
We begin our tour by visiting the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi (Sameba) – the main cathedral of Georgian Orthodox Church and of the tallest orthodox churches in the world, which represents a synthesis of different traditional styles of Georgian church architecture.
From Sameba we head towards the Metekhi plateau in the old Tbilisi, and visit Metekhi church built in the 13th century, situated on an elevated cliff near the river Mtkvari. From Metekhi we move down to the Rike park, take an aerial cable car and get to the Narikala Fortress – major ancient fortification of the city dated back to the 4th century. Narikala Fortress is located on the mountain overlooking Tbilisi. From there we stroll down to the old districts and visit Legvtakhevi canyon and waterfall, Sulfur Bathhouse district, and take a walk in old Tbilisi until we get to the Maidan Square. There are lots of outdoor cafes, bars, art galleries, souvenir and handicraft shops in these areas.
After lunch, we head to the Georgian National Museum on Rustaveli avenue. Georgian National Museum unifies several museums of Georgia and houses numerous collections and exhibitions that represent Georgian history, culture and art.
From the museum we move to Mount Mtatsminda and get to the Mtatsminda Park by the funicular. Mount Mtatsminda (770 m) is one of the highest points of Tbilisi with a landscaped park on top of it, overlooking the city. Day 1 and Tbilisi sightseeing tour is finished by the welcome dinner at Georgian traditional restaurant.
Overnight in Tbilisi.