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.
- See the 6th-century Jvari monastery
- Visit the 11th-century Svetitskovhoveli complex
- Discover the 6th–7th-century Shio-Mgvime complex in a beautiful forest
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.
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Friendly licensed guide
- 0.5 L mineral water
What‘s not included
- Meal expenses
- Travel insurance