Excursion tour covers the region of Kartli: the city of Mtskheta -The ancient capital of Georgia Mtskheta is a holy place for every Georgian. Such a number of holy and cult places, as in Mtskheta, located 20 km from Tbilisi, no more in all Georgia. For this the ancient city is called the “Second Jerusalem”. It was here that Saint Nino of Cappadocia brought the good news, one of the greatest shrines of the Christian world – the Khiton Lord – is kept here. This also explains the status of Mtskheta as a holy city, where Christian pilgrims and tourists from all over the world flock. The main objects that attract tourists and pilgrims: the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, one of the most ancient and revered temples, Samtavro and Jvari monasteries, the Gori city – the Stalin Museum, and the cave town Uplistsikhe – a monument of rock architecture of ancient times. God’s Fortress – The cave town of Uplistsikhe is one of the oldest settlements in the Caucasus. It was founded by the late Bronze Age (around 900 BC), but developed and developed mainly from the 5th to the 1st century BC. There are unusual buildings carved into the rock, large halls, a large tunnel carved into the rock, a water supply and sewage system pierced to the river Kura. According to ancient tradition, the city had not only a secret tunnel, but also four entrances. The uniqueness of the monument lies in the fact that, thanks to its structure, it retains the remains of architectural and religious buildings built over several millennia. The cave town Uplistsikhe is built on the left, high, rocky bank of the Mtkvari River.