Tbilisi & Mtskheta
Our sightseeing tour covers as much as possible important and valuable cultural sights of two capitals of Georgia Tbilisi & Mtskheta.
We will start tour with Tbilisi - known from 5th century as a capital of Georgia, the city is extraordinary with its turbulent history, elegant and remarkable Architectural monuments destroyed and restored through the centuries but keeping entire style of Georgian orthodox religion and tradition. We will walk through old city, visit 4th century Narikala fortress, Metekhi church of 13th century, Anchiskhati Basilica dated to 6th century, Sulphur bathhouses, art galleries. We will explore the treasures of Georgia in the State and Art museums.
The rest of this day will be spent in Mtskheta – an ancient capital of Kartli Iberia Kingdom, known as a political and cultural center from 3rd century BC and now designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We will have a nice lunch at local restaurant then continue the trip to visit Svetitskhoveli and Samtavro 11th century architectural monuments, celebrated as a cradle of Christianity and well- known as a cross-cupola with beautiful carving in traditional style. We will drive up to Jvari church built in 6th century, distinguished with its harmonious proportions representing the high achievement of early medieval Georgian Architecture.
The distance from Tbilisi to Mtskheta is 25km (15-20 min driving).
Tbilisi City Tour: State Museum of history and art– treasuries of Georgia, Old Town;
Narikala Fortress 4th century; Metekhi church 13th century; Anchiskhati basilica 6th century;
Sulfur bathes; Sioni Cathedral; Old Synagogue;
Mtskheta - an ancient capital of Georgia/UNESCO World Heritage Site/;
Svetistkhoveli Cathedral of 11th century;
Samtavro nunnery 11th century;
Jvari church of 6th century
Transportation - car/minibus/on foot
Meals - Lunch at local restaurant in Mtskheta. *Lunch menu can be adjusted to the clients specific requirements.
Explore Leader: English/French/German/Italian speaking
Entrance fees and local guides