Day Tour to Mtskheta from Tbilisi - in Tbilisi - LikeALocal Guide

Day Tour to Mtskheta from Tbilisi

Enjoy a fascinating day tour to Mtskheta, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. It’s the birthplace of and one of the most vibrant centres of Christianity in Georgia. In 2014, it was given the title of Holy City by the Georgian Orthodox Church.

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Highlights

  • See the 6th-century Jvari monastery
  • Visit the 11th-century Svetitskovhoveli complex
  • Discover the 6th–7th-century Shio-Mgvime complex in a beautiful forest

Description

The city-museum of Mtskheta was the capital of the kingdom of Kartli from 4 BC to 6 AD. It’s one of the oldest cities in Georgia and in all of Europe. It’s the place where Georgians accepted Christianity as a major religion in 326.

During the tour we’ll see the 6th-century Jvari monastery, which stands on the mountain in front of Mtsketa. We’ll also visit the 11th-century Svetitskovhoveli complex. The first church was built here in the 6th century. The ruins of the old church are visible in the interior of the cathedral, under glass flooring.

Our last stop will be the 6th–7th-century Shio-Mgvime, which means 'Shio’s Cave'. This complex is located in a beautiful forest on the left bank of the river Mtkvari.

What‘s included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Friendly licensed guide
  • Transportation
  • 0.5 L mineral water

What‘s not included

  • Meal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Reviews from participants

A very good trip with a very nice company
This tour to Mtskheta was an amazing experience - Mari is a very knowledgeable guide, her eyes shine when she talks about Georgia and history, and this is what we value a lot when travelling abroad. We made a private tour in a very comfortable mini-bus with her and Michail - a cool driver, who can also tell a lot about local life. The tour is perfect for half of the day, the old capital and its sights are gorgeous, not far from Tbilisi. so you will not get tired. I highly recommend to book it.
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Excellent service from extraordinary people...One of the best experience. It was more of roaming around with friends in Georgia instead of a guide. We have made some very good friends in Georgia for life. Levan, Mary, Misha & our Beard hulk....thank you for such a beautiful time.