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Day trips from Tbilisi
Written by Farheen on July 3, 2020 Share on

Best Day Trips From Tbilisi To Explore The Georgian Countryside

Visitors have plenty of exciting activities to do in Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital. If you want to see what the European country is truly about then the best way is to escape from city life. The day trips outside of the Tbilisi gives you a chance to explore its charming landscape, ancient villages and admire beautiful nature. There is a couple of day small towns close to the capital in case, you are running short on time. Find below the list of the best day trips from Tbilisi.

day trips from Tbilisi
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Best Day Trips From Tbilisi

Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe

Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe
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Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe is the number one day trip for every visitor outside of Tbilisi. It is the former capital of Georgia. Mtskheta still protects the beauty and grandeur in its buildings, architecture and fabulous Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. You’ll hardly need a total of an hour or an hour and a half to tour the centre as it is a small town. Afterwards, go towards Uplistsikhe, a little city engraved into the rocks. End the tour in Gori, the native place of Josef Stalin and where his memorial museum resides.

Ananuri-Stepantsminda

Ananuri-Stepantsminda
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Ananuri is an ancient fort beside the Aragvi River facing the Zhinvali water reservoir. Few parts of the fort record back to the 13th century. Stepantsminda, however, is a little village located right at the bottom of Mount Kazbegi. The central attraction for which everyone comes to visit this town is the Holy Trinity Church in Gergeti. Definitely one of the most Instagrammable places you will come across.

Kutaisi

Kutaisi
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The oldest towns in Georgia and the previous capital of the country are Kutaisi and Mtskheta. Kutaisi provides several attractions for its guests. However, the most popular attractions to visit are Gelati and Bagrati churches which are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Additionally, you can tour Prometheus Cave, museums or drive to Okatse Canyon while you’re here.

Rabati-Vardzia-Borjomi

Rabati Fortress is located in Akhaltsikhe, is a recently restored complex emphasising the mix of various cultures and religions. You can see a mosque and a conservative church here, for example.

Additionally, Vardzia is cave town alike to Uplistsikhe, but larger and more majestic. Queen Tamar directed the development of Vardzia in the 12th century. It has 13 levels and nearly 600 residences, a throne room, and a church with a bell tower.

Also, Borjomi is a balneological resort appreciated for its mineral spring water and magnificent coniferous forests. It used to be a more famous stop for locals and citizens at the time of the Soviet Union. Moreover, it still tries to maintain that glory.

David Gareji Monastery Complex

David Gareji Monastery Complex
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David Gareji Monastery is located in the Kakheti region. Adjoining Azerbaijan is another cave city you don’t want to avoid. The site, established by one of the 13 Assyrian Fathers, St. David Gareji, holds 13 monasteries erected on the hills.

Sighnaghi-Tsinandali

Sighnaghi and Tsinandali are other must-see places in the Kakheti province. Sighnaghi is abundant in history providing gorgeous views across the Alazani Valley and starring fortress wall remains to circle the town. Bodbe Monastery, near Sighnaghi, has another site for you to visit. As, This is where St. Nino who got Christianity to Georgia was buried post his demise.

Furthermore, Tsinandali village allows a visit to a remarkable house of a famous Georgian family. Alexander Chavchavadze acquired this town from his father, Prince Garsevan. He restored it and created a new palace and made a lovely garden in 1835. Over here, he used to receive foreign visitors and delighted them with music and wine made from his vineyards. As a result, he was familiar with European winemaking. Also, Chavchavadze created the oldest and largest winery in Georgia and merged European and Georgian winemaking traditions.

All set to experience the gorgeous Georgian landscape and countryside? Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and walk right into a landscape that you can only imagine seeing in movies. In conclusion, Georgia has an abundance of scenic beauty to explore. Be sure to include the best day trips from Tbilisi as part of your itinerary. Book your Europe packages or custom make your Europe itineraries with our travel consultants to explore Georgia which surely a part of your travel bucket list post reading this article.Leave a Whatsapp inquiry to get in touch with us!

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