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Private Day Tour to Mtskheta

Excursion to the ancient capital of Georgia - Mtskheta. Visit to the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, where you can see greatest sanctity of the Georgian Church - Heaton of the Lord. Visit the monastery Jvari. Also visiting Gori city and cavetown-Uplistsikhe.

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8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Bottled water
    • Guide service
    • Entry/Admission - Gori Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Uplistsikhe
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drink
    • Entree fees
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 3300 Georgia

    Mtskheta The ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta, has always been the religious center of the country. The city was founded in I century BC, it was declared the capital from the III century BC. At the V century AF The church of Svetitskhoveli rises in the center of the city, this church has always been and remains the Christian center of Orthodox Georgia, where Georgian kings and representatives of the royal family of Bagrationi were crowned and buried.According to the legends, the great sanctity of the Georgian Church, the Heaton of the Lord, is kept at the base of Svetitskhoveli.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia

    Near Mtskheta is one of the oldest monasteries in the country, called Jvari (VI century). From the area near the church is a charming view of the city.The cultural monuments of this region are protected by UNESCO and belong to the world heritage.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gori Fortress, Gori Georgia

    Gori is one of the important cities on the Silk Road, during the tour you will see Gori Fortress, a strong fortification on a hill, from where a pleasant view of the city opens. The fortress survived for many centuries and destructions, today only the fortress walls remain. The museum of I.V. Stalin is located also in Gori.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Uplistsikhe, Georgia

    The city Uplistsikhe emerged at the end of II - at the beginning of I millennium BC. it included more than 700 caves and cave structures, but only 150 have survived. Several hundreds of various structures were carved into the rocks, including temples, public buildings and residential buildings, wells and gutters, city gates, streets and fortifications of the city were equipped.. Uplistsikhe was on the Silk Road.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Shio-Mgvime Monastery, Mtskheta Georgia

    According to a historic tradition, the first monastic community at this place was founded by the 6th-century monk Shio, one of the Thirteen Assyrian Fathers who came to Georgia as Christian missionaries. St. Shio is said to have spent his last years as a hermit in a deep cave near Mtskheta subsequently named Shiomghvime ("the Cave of Shio") after him. Shio-Mgvime quickly turned into the largest monastic community in Georgia and by the end of the 6th century it was populated by as many as 2,000 monks. It became a vibrant center of cultural and religious activities and remained under the personal patronage of Catholicoi of Georgia.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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.


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Organised by Phoenix Tours Georgia

Activity ID: V-139662P2

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