Mtskheta daily tour
Day trip for those who would like to discover natural monuments and historical sights is Georgia's ancient city of Mtskheta , which has been Georgia’s spiritual heart since Christianity was established here in about 327, and holds a near-mystical significance in Georgian culture. According to history, Nino, a missionary from Jerusalem, preached Christianity in Mtskheta at the beginning of the IV century. Mtskheta has lost its political significance, though it has remained a religious center. There are numerous monuments of historical and cultural importance in the territory of the municipality. Cultural monuments of Mtskheta are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The region is also distinguished by the beauty of nature. The diverse culture and wonderful views of different times leave no one indifferent.You will enjoy with
amazing surroundings of these destinations.
per adult from
9 hours 15 minutes
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- All Fees and Taxes
- Professional Guide
- Bottled water
- Entry/Admission - Jvari Church
- Entry/Admission - Armaztsikhe (Armazi, Bagineti)
- Entry/Admission - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
- Entry/Admission - Samtavro Church
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia
At 09:00, our guide and driver will meet you at the pickup place to begin our tour to the city of Mtskheta.
Our first destination is Jvari monastery ,which we will reach at 10:00. Monastery is located in Mtskheta, on the top of a high mountain, from where picturesque views open to the intersection of waters Aragvi and Kura rivers .The temple attracts thousands of tourists because of its architecture, location and historical value.This ancient temple dates back to the 6th century AD. According to the legend, the cross of St. Nino, one of the most revered saints who converted Georgia to Christianity, is kept here. Unlike most Orthodox churches, Jvari is beautiful with its simplicity, rigor and clarity of lines. Jvari Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
We will have one hour to explore this amazing place. At 11:00, we will leave “Jvari” monastery.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Armaztsikhe (Armazi, Bagineti), Zahesi-Mtskhata-Kavtiskhevi-Gori, Georgia
At 11:30, we will visit a historic archaeological monument Bagineti, also located in Mtskheta. It's name is linked to the pagan idol Armazi, that was proclaimed the supreme deity by King Parnavaz. Archeological findings on the territory of Armaztsikhe include segments of wall, towers, structures of the royal residence, and the ruins of the burial vault. Locals refer to Armaztsikhe as Bagineti. At Armaztsikhe-Bagineti is one of the oldest cities of the Antique Era, which is not fully explored yet. You can inspect the excavated residence of Iverian rulers, including bathhouses, a royal sarcophagus, a wine cellar complete with kvevri (Georgian wine amphorae), a six-apse temple and what may have been a palace. After one hour, at 12:30, we will leave the territory of Bagineti and head to the center of Mtskheta for lunch. .
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Mtskheta, Georgia
At 13:00, we will have time for lunch . After one hour, at 14:00, we will head to our next destination
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Narekvavi-Mtskheta-Railway Station, Mtskheta, Georgia
At 14:10, we will visit Svetitskhoveli temple, the religious center for all Christians for many centuries. Further proving its importance to Christianity, there is a legend that a seamless robe of Jesus Christ is buried within the temple. Another legend states that King Giorgi ordered the hand of amputate Svetitskhoveli’s architect, so that he could never recreate something so beautiful ever again. Small fragments of paintings, which date back to the 11th century let you live through the lives of ancient Georgia, leaving you amazed and stunned. The temple is on another UNESCO World Heritage listing because of its glorious architecture. We will have 2 hours to discover this unique place. At 16:10, we will leave Svetitskhoveli.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Samtavro Church, Davit Aghmashenebelis qucha, Mtskheta 383400 Georgia
After 10 min, after leaving Svetitskhoveli, at 16:20, we will visit Monastery of Samtavro. For a long time Samtavro was the center of the Christian church and, due to generous donations, was considered one of the richest in Georgia. The first Christian King, Mirian and his wife Nana are buried in the church. The main building of the complex is the great church of Samtavro. The tiny church of St Nino dates from the 4th c. The church was reconstructed in the 11th century by King George I and Catholicos-Patriarch Melkisedek. In the North-west stands a handsome three-storey bell-tower of 13th c. The South-west buildings have functioned both as a nunnery and theological seminary of the Georgian Orthodox Church. After one hour, at 17:20, we will leave Samtavro monastery and head to Tbilisi.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Shota Rustaveli Avenue, Shota Rustaveli Ave, T'bilisi, Georgia
At 18:15, we will back in Tbilisi.
Duration: 15 minutes
Departure Point :Shota Rustaveli Avenue, Shota Rustaveli Ave, T'bilisi, Georgia
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.