Group tour to Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Half-Day

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If you arrived for the first time in Georgia, this half-day tour should be booked first! The city of Mtskheta is more than 2500 years old, and it is also a sacred city -  there are hundreds of sacred relics kept in the ancient walls of its temples. No other city in the country played an important role in the formation of Georgian statehood. 

Our guide will meet you at Europe Square - it's very close to the Old Town and Rike park. After collecting all the guests at the specified time, we will start our tour. Driving to first sight will not take a long time. 

We begin with the impressive monument Chronicle of Georgia – stunning modern creation of Georgian architects. Enjoy a fantastic sight of Tbilisi sea from this viewpoint, before we will reach Mtskheta. Each pillar of the complex tells of its own era of rich Georgian history.

Let's dive further into the rich narrative. Enjoy a beautiful view of the ancient Mtskheta and its natural beauty from the Jvari monastery. One more stunning view opens here for the perfect shots and your memories. The confluence of two rivers with different colours will amaze you!

Continue to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, located in the centre of Holy City. Visit the urban area of Mtskheta, a renewed, stunning town. Learn in detail the history of the temple, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

You will have time to explore the little shops, local bazaar and picturesque architecture of Mtskheta. Take the opportunity to relax with a glass of wine before going back to Tbilisi.

Duration

Difficulty

Type

Language

English
3-4 hours Easy Small group
up to 6 ppl
Russian


Meeting point:

Includes:

  • Water
  • Small group
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Samples of Georgian sweets (vegan, lactose-free, can contain gluten)

Exclusions:

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up

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  • Svetitskhoveli cathedral
  • Jvari Monastery
  • Chronicle of Georgia (Stonehenge)
  • The confluence of two rivers
  • Antioch Church
  • Mtskheta market
Need to know:
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • The tour can be conducted by a guide in two languages at the same time - English and Russian
  • Maximum waiting time at the meeting point is 10 mins.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Visit the most ancient and holy places of Georgia
  • Georgian Stonehenge delights you
  • Budget-friendly price and small group
  • The meeting point is close to the everything 

Route

  1. Meeting point - Europe square
  2. Chronicle of Georgia
  3. Jvari monastery
  4. Svetitskhoveli cathedral
  5. Mtskheta Antioch
  6. Back to Tbilisi