Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

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Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

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Discover Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia. Visit Jvari, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Samtavro Monastery and the Shio-Mgvime monastery.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Lithuanian, German, French, Spanish
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Tbilisi. On the eve of the tour you will receive all the information.
Private group


  • Start the tour at a time convenient for you
  • Visit the most ancient and holy places of Georgia
  • Travel through a limestone canyon
  • Enjoy lunch on the river bank
Full description
Begin your journey at Jvari. Enjoy a beautiful view of the ancient city and its natural beauty. Continue to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, located in the Holy City.  Follow the road to Samtavro Monastery. 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.  Travel to the Shio-Mgvime monastery, a medievel monastic complex, located in the forest on the bank of the river Kura. Pass through a limestone canyon on the way. End your trip with lunch on the river bank. 
  • Entrance fees
  • Water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Private tour
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 26 reviews

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Our guide Khatuna was very positive and entertaining, she introduced us to a lot of interesting historical facts and was very flexible with our needs. Apart from that she's a great photographer and knows a lot about best food and places to buy souvenirs. We had a blast with her and we highly recommend Khatuna for your Georgian experience!

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February 9, 2020

Alexi was an excellent guide. He drove safely and appropriately (unusual in Georgia), so we didn't feel we were hanging on for dear life. He was friendly and open, which made it easy to ask questions and feel like we were with a friend. Alexi's English is excellent and it was obvious he has spent a lot of time studying his country's history and legend, providing not only facts, but wonderful stories and anecdotes. He showed us not only the sites we'd hired him for, but others in the region, such as the Shio-Mgvime Monastery which was truly fascinating

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September 28, 2019

Great experience with Sergio.

Wow! We had a great private tour with to the ancient capital and also to a nearby monastery. We started the tour at at 8 am which was a good decision. We beat the crowds to all stops which allowed us more time to explore the sites, engage with staff and take nice photos. This trip is worth your time is your visiting Tbilisi.

June 3, 2019

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