Travelers have an opportunity to explore amazing Georgia even in short time. In this case, they have to spend 3 hours strolling in Tbilisi Old Town. The architecture in the city’s historic district is a beautiful mixture of Georgian, Byzantine, Oriental and Neo-Classical European styles.
Tbilisi was founded more than 1,500 years ago by Vakhtang Gorgasali, King of Georgia (known as Iberia at the time) in the second half of the 5th-Century AD. The toponym derives from the Georgian word for warm, “T'pili.” Sliced by the longest River of Georgian - Mtkvari, which divides the city west and east.
You will visit the Greek Orthodox Anchiskhati Basilica (VI century AD), the city’s oldest church. You will also see the 13th-Century Churches of Sioni and Metekhi, the magnificent Narikala Fortress, perched on a hill with superb views of the city below, and the classical Freedom Square.
Travelers will visit one of Tbilisi’s newest attractions, the Bridge of Peace, which opened in 2010 over the River Mtkvari (also known as the Kura River). Cause of Tbilisi’s compact size you can easily explore the nearby Synagogue, Armenian Church and Mosque, in addition to the Georgian Orthodox churches so fundamental to Georgian culture. Peaceful co-existence of the various religions for many centuries emphasize once more Georgian tolerance.
Tbilisi walking tour ends visiting of Oriental style sulfur baths quarter of Abanotubani to see the most famous bath, Chreli Abano. According to the legend, it was built when King Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon companion fell that Tbilisi’s “warm” sulfur springs were discovered; helping to give it its Georgian name.
Continue in the afternoon to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mtskheta, the capital of Georgia (formerly Iberia) from the 3rd-Century BC until the 5th-Century AD. It was the site of early Christian activity and the place where Christianity was proclaimed as the state religion of Georgia in 319.
Located about 12 miles (20 kilometers) northwest of Tbilisi at the confluence of the Rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi, Mtskheta remains the center of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church.
You will then be transferred back to Tbilisi for your hotel drop-off.