1 Day Tbilisi and Mtskheta Tour

Itinerary

Mtskheta

Ancient city located at the distance of 15 km from Tbilisi which was the capital of the Georgian Kingdom until the 5th century (until foundation of Tbilisi). Mtskheta is often called “Holy City” due to its historic role and the most significant religious monuments.

Svetitskhoveli

Magnificent cathedral located in the center of Mtskheta. According to the legend, Christ’s robe is preserved here. Construction of the cathedral completed in 1029 and is considered to be the most brilliant example of the Georgian traditional church architecture. Svetitskhoveli always fascinates visitors with its beauty, sophistication and refinement.

Jvari Monastery

Monastery located on the hill near Mtskheta from where a wonderful view of Mtskheta and the confluence of Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers is seen. The monastery is the most significant monument of the Orthodox architecture. According to history, the King Mirian erected a wooden cross as the symbol of conversion of Iberia to Christianity in the 4th century. A large temple was built in the early 7th century which covered the cross. The plinth of the cross is preserved in the middle of the temple.
Drive back to Tbilisi.

Old Tbilisi

Center of Tbilisi where numerous cultures and epochs meet each other. Here you will find historic houses built with traditional Georgian brick and ultramodern glass structures; church, mosque and synagogue, European and Asian architectural monuments next to each other and more importantly, you will visit Abanotubani – the place from where the history of Tbilisi starts.

Metekhi

13th century church built at the bank of Mtkvari river, on the cliff which is considered to be one of the symbols of the city together with the monument of Vakhtang Gorgasali standing in front of it. According to the legend, the church was built in the 5th century.

Narikala

A fortress overlooking the city which resisted many invasions and decorates Tbilisi even today. Cableway connecting Narikala to Rike Park is the most comfortable means of visiting the fortress. Embattled, grooved walls of the fortress built with various techniques and in various epochs are a live chronicler of the past of the city.

Rike Park

Rike Park was built on the bank of Mtkvari river in 2006. Rike Park, with the bridge of peace made of glass, exhibition space and cableway station, is an isle of modern architecture surrounded by historic buildings.

Mtatsminda

The mountain overlooking the city where Tbilisi TV broadcasting tower and the amusement park are located. To ascend the mountain, you can use a funicular which connects the city to the top of the mountain. A well-known restaurant and confectionery function in the upper station of the funicular, but the main charm and reason for visiting Mtatsminda is the unique, wonderful view of Tbilisi.

Transfer back to the hotel, end of the excursion.

Included

Transportation as per the program by private comfortable vehicle

Tours and excursions according to the program

English or Russian speaking guide-driver

Ticket for Rike Cable way in Tbilisi

1×500 ml water bottle per person

Excluded

Services not mentioned in the program

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