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Tour to the first Europeans – Dmanisi

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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Russian

Overview

Excursion to Bolnisi and Dmanisi partly covers region Kvemo Kartli, located south from Tbilisi. This is tour to the first Europeans – homo Georgicus – found in Dmanisi. Bolnisi Sioni – three naves basilica of V century, built with green tuff. Bolnisi Sioni is famous for its wall inscription of the same period, which is the oldest known inscription in Georgian language.

Tsugrugasheni church – built in XIII century is one of the most noticeable examples of high class mastering of stone carving.

Kveshi fortress – medieval fortress, built between VII – IX centuries.

Dmanisi ancient town – Highlight of our tour.  Medieval fortress and town remains at the river Mashavera. Well known because there was discovered early human fossils, dubbed Homo georgicus 1.8 million years old. In Dmanisi is open air museum, which functions all time except winter. In fortress is also saved secret tunnel, which connects the town to the river.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bolnisi Sioni church
  • Tsugrugasheni church
  • Kveshi fortress
  • Dmanisi archaeological site and museum

Included/Excluded

  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Entrance fee
  • Tips
  • Lunch

Duration

One day

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