Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

4.9 / 5

36 reviews

Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

From $40 per person

Discover Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia. Visit Jvari, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Samtavro Monastery and the Shio-Mgvime monastery.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Tbilisi. On the eve of the tour you will receive all the information.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Start the tour at a time convenient for you
  • Visit the most ancient and holy places of Georgia
  • Travel through a limestone canyon
  • Enjoy lunch on the river bank
Full description
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. 
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Private tour
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
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    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 36 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
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    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!

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    July 7, 2021

    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..!

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    June 22, 2021

    We had a guided half dat tour with Aleksi and it was wonderful. Aleksi was knowledgeable and passionate about all of the topics he covered, he very clearly enjoys showing off his beautiful country to travellers. He is also very accommodating and considerate and we could not have asked for anything more, his vehicle was clean, and he drove very well.

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    May 29, 2021

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