Chronicles & Cathedrals

Mtskheta And Tbilisi Private Tour
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Overview

Difficulty
Main activity
Destination
Experience type
All year round
Period
9 hours
Duration
1+
Group size
6+
Age range
DTST04
Program code
  • Exclusive access to UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Personalized tours with top-rated guides
  • Private, intimate travel experience
  • Engage with Georgia's profound history
  • Capture picturesque landscapes and architecture

Discover the heart of Georgia in an exclusive, private day tour that takes you beyond the typical tourist paths. Dive into the rich tapestry of history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes as we guide you through the ancient cities of Mtskheta and Tbilisi. From serene hilltop monasteries to vibrant city squares, every step is an encounter with centuries-old stories wrapped in modern-day charm. Join us to experience a day where every moment is meticulously crafted to deepen your connection with Georgia's soul.

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Description

Your journey begins with a pickup from your Tbilisi hotel, setting out early to capture the morning light casting its golden glow over the Georgian landscape. Our first destination is the Chronicle of Georgia, a towering monument perched atop a hill overlooking the Tbilisi Sea. Here, the bronze figures narrate Georgia's rich religious and historical saga against the backdrop of the Kartli mountains.

As we move towards Mtskheta, Georgia's former capital, the Jvari Monastery first captures our attention. This architectural masterpiece, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in the 6th century and stands as a prime example of early Georgian Christian architecture. It marks the spot where Saint Nino, a Cappadocian missionary, erected a symbolic cross, initiating the conversion of Georgia to Christianity. The monastery is perched high above the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers, offering breathtaking panoramic views of Mtskheta below.

Continuing through Mtskheta, we visit the Antioquia Church, a hidden gem with layers of history stretching back to the early centuries of Christianity. This recently restored basilica has been a silent witness to the various epochs that have shaped Georgia, embodying the resilience and continuous cultural flow of the region.

Our journey culminates at the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 11th-century marvel is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world. Known as the burial site of Christ's robe, Svetitskhoveli has been the spiritual nucleus of Georgia for centuries. The cathedral's significance extends beyond its religious importance; it also serves as the final resting place for several Georgian monarchs, intertwining Georgia’s royal and religious histories.

These iconic sites, recognized by UNESCO for their historical and cultural significance, showcase the rich spiritual heritage and the architectural ingenuity of Georgia, making our tour a journey through time and faith.

Post-lunch in a local eatery — where you can savor Khachapuri and other Georgian delicacies — we'll return to Tbilisi for the afternoon. The city tour begins at Europe Square, followed by a cable car ride to Narikala Fortress, offering sprawling views of Tbilisi. Descend through the ancient bath district to the vibrant Shardeni Street and cross the modern Bridge of Peace, ending your day with a reflective walk through Rike Park before we escort you back to your hotel.

Immerse yourself in a private tour that not only explores but celebrates the spirit of Georgia, ensuring a travel experience that resonates long after you return home.

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Included

Our tour program's list of attractions is a guide, not exhaustive. Unlisted sites may be visited, and listed ones might be viewed from a distance. Conditions like operating hours, weather, or local rules may affect access. Thank you for your understanding.

Prices

  This experience has open departure and can be organized based on your preferred dates. Remember, prices vary based on the exact group size.

From Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2024 Available every day of the week USD 81 Starting at
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