Day 3

Stepanstminda – Gergeti Trinity church – Uplistsikhe cave – Borjomi.   

After breakfast we will take a light walk in the neighborhood and then up to the main attraction of the area, Gergeti Trinity Church, towering above the village of Stephantsminda. Lunch en route. Then we will drive towards the cave town Uplistsikhe. Uplistsikhe is Located on the left bank of the Mtkvari river, about ten kilometers from the village of Gori, and dates back to 1000 BC Prior to the spread of Christianity in Georgia. Until the IV century, Uplistsikhe was a pagan centre of the Kingdom. In the IX century, Christian basilica-brick church was built directly on the site of a former pagan temple of the Sun. The cave town kept Functioning till XIII-XIV centuries, until its final destruction by the hands of Mongols. After this we will drive towards Borjomi. Here you will have the opportunity to have a walk in the local park and taste the original Borjomi water at the spring in the park. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Borjomi.

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