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  1. Georgia
  2. Mtskheta
  3. Jvari Monastery

From Tbilisi: Mtskheta Old Capital Private Tour

Product ID: 187089
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Mtskheta trip offers you to escape the city and visit the oldest city of Georgia within just few hours. During the tour, you can enjoy panoramic aerial views of mountains around Jvari Monastery, observe the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers .
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Pickup included

At your accommodation in Tbilisi.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take the opportunity to enjoy panoramic aerial views of the mountains
  • Opportunity to enjoy panoramic aerial views of mountains
  • See the main pilgrimage place on the Silk Road
Full description
Escape the crowds and visit the oldest city of Georgia, Mtskheta, which used to be the capital in the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd-century BC to the 5th-century BC. Enjoy panoramic aerial views of the mountains around the Jvari Monastery, which was Georgian Orthodox in the 6th-century. The name translates as the Monastery of the Cross. It represents the peak of architectural typology as a true masterpiece of the early Medi period. It overlooks the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers from the top of the hill. 

Journey back to the early centuries at the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Samtavro Church. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral was built in the 11th-century but the site itself is even older, dating back to the early 4th-century. It differs in artistic value and the special role that it has played in history. The monument has an elongated cross which appears to touch the sky. It was the main pilgrimage place on the Silk Road, the burial place of the Christ"s Robe, and the tomb of Georgian Kings. The cathedral is the second largest church building in Georgia and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Samtavro monastery complex was built in the 11th-century. It contains the graves of queen Nana and Mirian III King of Iberia, who established Christianity as an official religion in Georgia. The famous Georgian monk Gabrieli is also buried inside the Samtavro church. Complete your tour of Mtskheta with a Georgian wine degustation.
Includes
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drink not specified

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Important information
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• Please contact us by email to arrange the pickup time from your accommodation

From US$ 150 Per group up to 3

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Product ID: 187089