Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

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Start your exploration of the culture and history of Georgia from its first capital – Mtskheta and visit UNESCO world heritage sites of the country.

Begin your journey from Tbilisi and your first stop will be at the Jvari monastery founded in the 6th century. Enjoy an iconic place on the confluence of the Aragvi and Kura rivers surrounded by mountains.

Continue to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, located in the centre of the ancient city. This is one of the largest historical church buildings among those that survived in Georgia. Here is the holiest site for Orthodox Georgians and carries the soul of the Georgian nation. Dozens of legendary Georgian rulers and kings are buried here.

Follow the road to Antioch Church. Visit the urban area of Mtskheta, a renewed, stunning town. Explore the little shops and picturesque architecture. Take the opportunity to relax with a glass of wine and buy traditional Georgian souvenirs.

Another amazing discovery that we visit during the tour will be the creation of modern Georgian architects - the monument Chronicle of Georgia (Georgian Stonehenge). A great view of the Tbilisi sea and city opens from the top of this place. After a history-filled tour, we can drop you off at one of the nice Georgian restaurants in Tbilisi.

Duration

Difficulty

Type

Language

English
3-4 hours Easy Private Russian

Meeting point:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Includes:

  • Water
  • Guiding service

Exclusions:

  • Lunch (optional)
  • Gratuities (optional)

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  • Svetitskhoveli cathedral
  • Jvari Monastery
  • Chronicle of Georgia (Georgian Stonehenge)
  • A viewpoint where two rivers meet but never mix
  • Antioch Church
  • Mtskheta bazaar
  • Start the tour at a time convenient for you
  • Visit the most ancient and holy places in Georgia
  • No long car rides
  • Panoramic views of the two capitals

Route

  1. Tbilisi
  2. Jvari monastery
  3. Svetitskhoveli cathedral
  4. Mtskheta Antioch
  5. Chronicle of Georgia
  6. Back to Tbilisi