Mtskheta – old capital of Georgia, a place of sacred pilgrims and main spiritual centers, located outside Tbilisi. You will never find a place full of so many antiquated temples to visit in just a day! A UNESCO World Heritage Site has been inhabited since before 1,000 BC and is home to some of the most significant landmarks. The town itself is tiny and does not require much time to explore, but there are other sites in its vicinity worth visiting!
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The tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel and a comfortable drive to Mtskheta - situated at the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers.
Tour of the city and Svetistkhoveli chathedral - an architectural wonder, dating back to the 11th-century. You will also have a chance to shop nearby with the locals for souvenirs and Georgian snacks.
Optional lunch at your own cost in iconic "salobie" (famous beans restaurant).
Visiting Jvari Monastery - on top of the hill, which dates back to the 6th-century. The name, Jvari, in English means cross. The stunning views are perfect place for photo shooting!
The Shio-Mgvime monastery - a medieval monastic complex near the town of Mtskheta.
Road trip back to Tbilisi at your hotel door!