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  • Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

    1. Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

    Begin your journey at Jvari. Enjoy a beautiful view of the ancient city and its natural beauty. Continue to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, located in the Holy City.  Follow the road to Samtavro Monastery. Visit the urban area of Mtskheta, a renewed, stunning town. Explore the little shops and picturesque architecture. Take the opportunity to relax with a glass of wine.  Travel to the Shio-Mgvime monastery, a medievel monastic complex, located in the forest on the bank of the river Kura. Pass through a limestone canyon on the way. End your trip with lunch on the river bank. 

    Very nice and informative guide Khatuna! The tour is really perfect for sunset because you go to multiple holy places with nice views and gorgeous river view at the end. All the places are open therefore the sunset time is good. We enjoyed it a lot.

  • Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Tour from Tbilisi

    2. 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.

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

  • From Tbilisi: Private Mtskheta and Jvari Monastery Tour

    3. From Tbilisi: Private Mtskheta and Jvari Monastery Tour

    Explore the former capital of Georgia on this half-day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to your first stop of the day, Jvari Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located just outside Mtskheta. Learn all about the monastery's historical architectural structures and admire the beauty of the surrounding area from the mountaintop where the building is located.  Next, continue to one of Georgia's oldest cities, Mtskheta, another World Heritage Site. Stroll through the narrow streets of the city and admire its unique architecture. Pay a visit to the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and discover the fascinating story behind its construction. You will also visit a 6th-century church where you can admire panoramic views of the city and the point where two rivers converge. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at your hotel in Tbilisi.

  • 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!!

  • Day Tour to Gori, Uplistsikhe and Mtskheta from Tbilisi

    5. Day Tour to Gori, Uplistsikhe and Mtskheta from Tbilisi

    In the morning your driver meets you at the place of your stay in Tbilisi from where your trip to Central Georgia starts. First stop on the way is Jvari monastery that overlooks the ancient capital Mtskheta. From Jvari there is a nice panoramic view of the confluence of two rivers, Mtkavri and Aragvi. Then, continue your way for Uplistsikhe, an ancient cave city in Central Georgia 110 kilometers away from Tbilisi. Uplistsikhe complex is considered as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia by archeologists. After exploring Uplistsikhe, drive to Gori where the museum of Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union, is located. At the museum you can see items owned by Stalin, including some of his office furniture, documents and photos. Outside of the museum you can find his personal train carriage which weighs 83 tons. He used that carriage to attend the post-war conferences at Teh...

  • Tbilisi: Mtskheta & Tbilisi Tour with Wine and Lunch

    6. Tbilisi: Mtskheta & Tbilisi Tour with Wine and Lunch

    Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your accommodation at 9:30AM. The tour is divided into two parts, with the first part dedicated to Mtskheta and the second part dedicated to Tbilisi. In between the 2 halves of your tour, you will also enjoy a delicious Georgian lunch. Mtskheta is just a 20-minute drive from Tbilisi, and both of the historical sights of this town are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will discover here the Jvari Monastery (a 16th-century monastery), and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (an 11th-century cathedreal). Mtskheta has always been one of the most important towns for Georgians, who have tried their best to maintain the value of the city and preserve it. After you have enjoyed visiting the old capital, you will drive back to Tbilisi. Your guide will then park your car at the starting point, before you head towards Tbilisi on a walking tour. You...

    The itinerary was well planned. The guide definitely knows his way around making sure that I got see the best spots. The lunch was a pleasant surprise traditional Georgian homemade food in a lovely restaurant. The wine tasting was awesome in a small cozy winery. The experience as a whole was amazing.

  • From Tbilisi: Mtskheta, Gori, Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Tour

    7. From Tbilisi: Mtskheta, Gori, Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Tour

    Begin your tour with pickup at your accommodation in Tbilisi and make your way to the historic town of Mtskheta, to the northwest of the Georgian capital. Discover Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, an Eastern Orthodox cathedral that is the second largest building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Admire this masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Next, head to the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragi Rivers to visit the 6th century Georgian Orthodox Jvari Monastery, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about traditional accounts of this place with your guide, and hear how Saint Nino, a female evangelist credited with converting King Mirian III of Iberia to Christianity, erected a large wooden cross on the site of a pagan temple here in the 4th century. Continue your journey to the Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori...

  • Tbilisi and Mtskheta Private Tour

    8. Tbilisi and Mtskheta Private Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel in Tbilisi. Travel to the first stop of the tour, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, which is one of the largest Orthodox cathedrals in the world. Next, visit Metekhi Church and the monument of Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Take a cable car to Narikala Fortress to enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Walk down to the district of Sulphur bath houses passing by Tbilisi’s mosque. Stroll through the Sharden area with its winding streets, cozy cafés, wine tasting bars, and souvenir shops. Visit Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica, and the clock tower of Rezo Gabriadze Theatre. Enjoy a some time for lunch, at your own expense, before beginning the journey to Mtskheta. Upon arrival, explore the cultural and religious center of Georgia. Discover the capital of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom of Iberia, which has a history dating bac...

  • 1 Day Tour to Mtskheta, Gori and Uplistsikhe From Tbilisi

    9. 1 Day Tour to Mtskheta, Gori and Uplistsikhe From Tbilisi

    In the morning, at 9:00 am, you meet at your hotel and drive to Mtskheta. You will visit Jvari Monastery – the early medieval age church (VI-VII centuries) that was built on the top of the hill where St. Nino erected a wooden cross in the 4th Century. The church overlookes the confluence of two rivers and amazes its visitors with its beautiful facades and geographical locations. Next up, Mtskheta – the ancient capital of the early Georgian kingdom located 20 km away from Tbilisi and offering visitors lovely streets, shops and houses with balconies for exploring and enjoyment. The city’s history dates to the 4th Century BC and includes various historical monuments. You can explore an archeological site where excavations found the ruins of old baths, king’s palaces, and a mediaeval fortress designed to protect Mtskheta from invasions and mediaeval churches. Then of to Svetitskhoveli cath...

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What people are saying about Mtskheta

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 29 reviews

My guide Aleksi was very knowledgeable, helpful, professional, and always willing to elaborate further or share extra information about Georgian history, food, or any other particular Georgian subject I wondered about (which were many). Most of all, he not just stated individual facts, but connected the dots along the way so I that I understood the greater picture historically and mythologically of Georgia's earliest days. Georgian history is so old and rich that legend and facts weave inextricably together. Such an enchanting country..!

The tour guide was extremely friendly and helpful. also extremely knowledgeable about all the places, events and history. the drive was extremely nice and it was very fun and entertaining. Definitely someone who loves their job with great passion and puts in effort to please the guests. also speaks fluent English, Georgian and Russian. Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone. thank you very much for the great time and experience Alex!

Very nice and informative guide Khatuna! The tour is really perfect for sunset because you go to multiple holy places with nice views and gorgeous river view at the end. All the places are open therefore the sunset time is good. We enjoyed it a lot.

We had a terrific tour of several monasteries with Alexsi. We learned so much from him and also really enjoyed his company. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in seeing some beautiful sights outside of Tbilisi.

Very interesting tour, you can learn a lot about the history of Georgia, visit a lot of popular and also some hidden places and you are picked up and dropped at your hotel.