Tbilisi in all its glory and originality
Guide in Tbilisi
Hello everyone! My name is Zurab, I am 37 years old. I was born and live in the beautiful and welcoming city of Tbilisi. I know very well the history and every lane of the city, in which even the falcon got lost, but not you and me! I am looking forward to visit you in sunny Tbilisi.
Do you want to see the very city with lace balconies and narrow hilly alleys, with authentic courtyards and “lively” history? I promise - in 5 hours you will find the key to the heart of real Tbilisi! You will walk through iconic places from Sulfur baths to the puppet theater, past ancient temples, a waterfall and unusual sculptures. I will fill the walk with boring facts about the history and architecture, about the character, traditions and cuisine of Georgians. A delicious bonus will be an hour-long wine tasting in the old cellar.
In 5 hours you will make a great journey into the history of Tbilisi I will talk about it easily and fascinatingly. Relive the past will help key attractions.
What's included :
- Organizational Details No additional costs. Tasting is free for my travelers.
- Entry/Admission - Metekhi Cathedral
What's excluded :
Stop At: Metekhi Cathedral, Metekhi St, Tbilisi Georgia
A boring walk to the maximum - from the origins of the city and ancient temples to colorful stories and wine
Let's start from the Metekhi Plateau: admiring the panorama of the Old Town and Narikala Fortress, let's talk about the origins of Tbilisi. You will learn about the first settlement that existed here before the arrival of Vakhtang Gorgasali, and about the affairs of this king.
Having gone down, we will go towards Meydan Square. In this ancient place, you will present the lively shopping Tbilisi of the Great Silk Road and learn about the underground bazaar.
After we go to the Sulfur baths, where there was still Marco Polo. I will reveal to you not only the legend of the falcon and the founding of Tbilisi, but also less well-known details: for example, why there are 15 left from 65 baths and why they have such names (from simple number 5 to the elegant Tsarskaya and Motley).
In the same area, you will walk along the Inzhira Gorge to a real waterfall, and along the way you will admire the graceful Tbilisi balconies - I will tell you why they served in different eras and why it was impossible to find two identical patterns.
We will not ignore modern Tbilisi buildings: you will walk across the Peace Bridge and learn about its beautiful symbolism, as well as what the locals think of a glass skyscraper and unusual pipes in Rike Park.
Places of faith
My route through Old Tbilisi will cover the main religious buildings of the capital. In the 13th century Metekhi church on the plateau of the same name, you will learn about the architecture and types of Georgian churches, as well as about the prison past of this place. In Sioni Cathedral we’ll talk about the main Georgian saint, Nino, because her cross is kept here; about the saved icon of the Virgin and why here you can step on the burial place. In even deeper antiquity you will be immersed in Anchiskhati Church, where I will talk about the miraculous icon. A spiral staircase and narrow alleys will lead to an elegant juma mosque.
Tastes and flavor of a warm city
A proper walk in Tbilisi is inconceivable without stories about Tbilisi residents, the Georgian mentality and cuisine! To make you feel better about the life of the townspeople, I will show you the famous Italian courtyards, talk about the city day, the colorful Tbilisoba festival, and about jokes written on the turret of the Rezo Gabriadze theater. At the Tamada monument, you will reveal the secrets of the Georgian feast - believe me, this is a whole science! In the middle of the walk (just when you want to relax) you will find a wine tasting in the cellar of the 17th century, where only exclusive wines are stored. The tasting takes place over an hour without restrictions and with the comments of the winemaker.
Duration: 5 hours
Departure Point :3 Vakhtang Gorgasali St, T'bilisi, Georgia
Departure Time :11:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- It is necessary for the burner to have a primer and a disinfectant solution.