Mtskheta Uncovered

Historic Mtskheta: A Day Tour Of Georgia’S Ancient Capital
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Overview

Difficulty
Main activity
Destination
Experience type
All year round
Period
8 hours
Duration
1+
Group size
6+
Age range
DTST03
Program code
  • Private tour with Georgia's best guides
  • Exclusive access to UNESCO sites
  • Authentic local cuisine in historical settings
  • Panoramic views from ancient monasteries
  • Personalized travel experience in Georgia

Step into the ancient world of Mtskheta, Georgia's historical jewel. This private day tour is meticulously designed to connect you with the deep-rooted heritage and stunning vistas of one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. From majestic UNESCO sites to intimate explorations of early Christian architecture, our tour is tailored to offer a deep, personal connection with Georgia's past and present. Let the rich tapestry of Mtskheta's history and our exceptional service inspire your next adventure.

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Description

Your journey begins at 9:00 AM with a pickup from your Tbilisi hotel, transporting you to the ancient city of Mtskheta, the historical heart of Georgia and the former capital of the Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. The tour starts at Jvari Monastery, an architectural marvel of the 6th century that dominates the town’s skyline and offers panoramic views of the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers.

Just minutes away, delve into the past at the Armaziskhevi Archaeological Site, revealing layers of Georgian history dating back to the Bronze Age. This site illustrates the area's evolution through its pre-Christian and Roman heritage.

Enjoy a traditional Georgian lunch in Mtskheta at a local restaurant that prides itself on authentic dishes, providing a taste of the region's rich culinary traditions amidst its historic surroundings.

The afternoon is dedicated to exploring significant religious sites that highlight the pivotal role of Christianity in Georgian culture. Visit Samtavro Monastery, where King Mirian and Queen Nana converted to Christianity in the early 4th century, officially making it the state religion. This event marked a significant transformation in Georgian history and culture. Continue your journey to the serene Shio-Mgvime Monastery, nestled in a picturesque river gorge, where the tranquility and spiritual ambiance provide a profound connection to Georgia's monastic traditions.

Conclude your tour at the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, known as the burial site of Christ’s mantle and a central figure in the development of Christian architecture in Georgia. Consider an optional evening cruise along the Mtkvari River for a relaxing end to a day filled with historical discovery.

By returning to Tbilisi, you carry with you a deeper understanding of Georgia's profound historical layers and the enduring legacy of Mtskheta.

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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 85 Starting at
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