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  • Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Tour from Tbilisi

    1. Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Tour from Tbilisi

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Tbilisi, and then drive by air-conditioned minivan to the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Iberia in Mtskheta. Visit the beautiful 6th-century Jvari Monastery to experience one of the most important monuments in Georgia. Next, head to Zhinvali to see the largest reservoir in eastern Georgia. Continue to the castle complex of Ananuri on the Aragvi River and learn about the feudal dynasty that ruled the area from the 13th century. Get back to nature in the Caucasus Mountains and visit the ski resort of Gudauri. See an impressive example of public art at the Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument on the Georgian Military Highway. Head to the Gergeti Trinity Church perched 2,170 meters above sea level. Get 2.5 hours of free time in the town of Kazbegi (also known as Stepantsminda) before the return trip to Tbilisi in the late evening.

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  • Gudauri and Kazbegi: Private Day Trip from Tbilisi

    2. Gudauri and Kazbegi: Private Day Trip from Tbilisi

    Kick off your 10-hour day trip with a pick-up from your hotel anywhere in Tbilisi. Visit Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia, and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Afterwards, you will have the chance to visit Jvari monastery and enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the ancient capital. Moving forward, you will drive on a Georgian military road towards Kazbegi/Stepantsminda. On the way, you will visit Ananuri fortress on Jinvali dam. Pass by Gudauri Ski Resort, and stop at the Georgian Russian "friendship" monument, Cross Pass, and Kazbegi. Enjoy lunch on a wonderful terrace at Rooms Hotel Kazbegi, which overlooks the glacier of Kazbegi, or at typical Georgian restaurant with traditional food. For your last stop, travel via a 4x4 vehicle towards the Trinity Monastery at 2,200 meters above sea level. Your day trip will conclude with drop off back at your hotel.

  • Mtskheta, Gori, and Upliscikhe Private Tour

    3. Mtskheta, Gori, and Upliscikhe Private Tour

    Escape the crowds and visit the oldest city of Georgia, Mtskheta, which used to be the capital in the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd-century BC to the 5th-century BC. Enjoy panoramic aerial views of the mountains around the Jvari Monastery, which was Georgian Orthodox in the 6th-century. The name translates as the Monastery of the Cross. It represents the peak of architectural typology as a true masterpiece of the early Medi period. It overlooks the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers from the top of the hill.  Journey back to the early centuries at the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Samtavro Church. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral was built in the 11th-century but the site itself is even older, dating back to the early 4th-century. It differs in artistic value and the special role that it has played in history. The monument has an elongated cross which appears to touch th...

  • Full Day Mtskheta & Kazbegi With Gourmet Lunch

    4. Full Day Mtskheta & Kazbegi With Gourmet Lunch

    After being picked up by your guide at 9:00am, you will start your day trip towards Kazbegi. Passing by the old capital of Georgia, you will visit the Jvari monastery, built in the 7th Century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, you will head towards Jhinvali Dam - made during the Soviet era in Georgia. Only ten minutes drive away, you will stop at Ananuri Castle. Passing by Gudauri ski resort, you will stop by a panoramic view point to admire the Great Caucasus Mountain Range. Then continue towards Kazbegi Village, a top destination in Georgia for its unique people, landscapes, and food. Go on a 4WD ride to reach Gergeti Trinity Church and explore above the clouds. Enjoy a delicious lunch before driving back to Tbilisi.

    Mariam is my tour guide. She is a very nice person and very friendly. She showed and explained to us a lot of information. She helped to adjust the itinerary to fit with traffic and weather. It was a wonderful experience to have here. We are impressed!!

  • Full Day Private Tour to Tbilisi and Mtskheta

    5. Full Day Private Tour to Tbilisi and Mtskheta

    Begin your tour when you are picked up from your hotel in Tbilisi and drive to Mtskheta located 25 km away to the west. Mtskheta was the ancient capital of Georgia from 4th-century BCE to the 5th-century AD. This little town contains two of the UNESCO world heritage sites: The Holy Cross Monastery of Jvari and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Visit the 11th-century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and the 6th-century Jvari monastery which represents the culmination by a number of artistic and architectural aspirations in early Christian architecture. After midday drive back to Tbilisi. Tbilisi holds more than 1500 years of history as the capital of Georgia. Because of its strategic and economic advantages, Tbilisi is home to a mix of multi-ethnic cosmopolitan traditions, which create the incomparable and unforgettable charm of the city. Explore the old and new districts of Tbilisi. Ride up to Narikhal...

  • Mtskheta and Tbilisi: Full-Day Tour

    6. Mtskheta and Tbilisi: Full-Day Tour

    In the morning, enjoy pick-up from your accommodation in Tbilisi and head to the first capital of Georgia, Mtskheta. Here, visit the Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli cathedral. Both are considered World Heritage by UNESCO. Then join a walking tour of the city and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner, return back to Tbilisi where, after visiting Metekhi Church, you will catch the cable car to visit Narikala Fortress. Also visit the city's famous sulfur baths. When evening approaches, take a walking tour at the city's main square and sharden street where active life in Tbilisi starts at night.

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What people are saying about Mtskheta

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 21 reviews

incredable emoution,impressions,mountains, thank you,Georgia!

I want to thank you so much for such a tour, incredible impressions, such beauty of nature, incredible mountains, air. First of all, a first-class guide, a true professional, like no one who loves his country, told us about the history of Georgia since the beginning of the centuries, showed the most beautiful places. the whole day passed unnoticed, leaving only warm memories and an incredible love for the mountains. I will definitely come back again, because I was invited in the fall to harvest the grapes, and I will definitely take the tour again to the mountains, I am sure it will be unforgettable!

Mariam is my tour guide. She is a very nice person and very friendly. She showed and explained to us a lot of information. She helped to adjust the itinerary to fit with traffic and weather. It was a wonderful experience to have here. We are impressed!!

Lasha, our guide was amazing throughout! Each site we stopped at was more beautiful than the previous one. The music list in the car was amazing and we will remember the soundtrack to this gorgeous day for a long time. Great photographer as well!

The travel was superb, thanks to our guide Dachi! We have learned history and legends of each place, saw stunning sceneries. Btw, Dachi picked us from our location exactly on time! We drove through serpentine roads and fog! We had a good day)

I booked through getyourguide.com last minute but they were very prompt in responding and gave whatever they promised.