6/7 Hours

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A one-day excursion to Mtskheta and Jvari from Tbilisi is an ideal opportunity to learn first-hand about the centuries-old history of Christianity in Georgia. Mtskheta was the capital of the Iberian kingdom of Eastern Georgia for almost 8 centuries, starting from the 3rd century BC. Today, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta remains one of the most popular sites for religious pilgrims, and the Jvari Monastery is important both for its architecture and for its role in the history of the Georgian Church.
In addition to visiting two UNESCO World Heritage sites and scenic views along the route, this tour may also include an optional trip to a village near Mtskheta for a traditional Georgian lunch and wine tasting.

Tour price 1-3 people 220 GEL 4-7 people 400 GEL 8 or more people price negotiable


Tbilisi – Jvari – Mtskheta – Tbilisi
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel for the start of the tour to Mtskheta and Jvari. Our first stop will be the Jvari Monastery (Cross Monastery), built in the 6th century. The legendary building is located on the top of a hill, from which a view of the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari (Kura) rivers, as well as the city of Mtskheta, opens, glorified in Lermontov’s poems. The best place for a selfie! Then we will go to Mtskheta – one of the oldest cultural and religious centers in Georgia. Mtskheta was proclaimed the capital of the Iberian kingdom of Eastern Georgia in III BC. We will visit Svetitskhoveli, the main cathedral of Mtskheta and the sacred place where the tunic of Christ is kept. After the excursion we will return to Tbilisi. End of the tour.

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