Full-Day Private Tour to Old Tbilisi and Mtskheta

Mtskheta, one of the oldest cities of the country of Georgia is located approximately 20 kilometers north of Tbilisi at the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Due to its historical significance and numerous ancient monuments, Mtskheta became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Remains of towns at this location have been dated to earlier than the year 1000 BC, and Mtskheta was capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia during the 3rd century BC – 5th century AD. It was the site of early Christian activity, and the location where Christianity was proclaimed the state religion of Georgia in 337. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) and Jvari Monastery (6th century) in Mtskheta are amongst the most significant monuments of Georgian Christian architecture.

per adult from

$140

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Duration

6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Pick up and drop off the hotel where you are staying in Tbilisi
    • Qualified guiding service
    • Transportation in modern, air-conditioned coach
    • Petrol Costs
    • A bottle of water per traveler per day
    • Cost of cable cars up to Narikala fortress
    What's excluded :
    • Meals and alcohol drinks
    • Travel Insurance
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi Georgia

    Narikala Fortress was built in the end of the 4th century by the Persian Sassanids. The name Nari Kala (small fortress) comes from Persian. It was built by the Persian Sassanids at the end of the 4th century. The fortress was supposed to dominate the Mtkvari valley.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sioni Cathedral Church, 3, Sioni Street Old Town, Tbilisi Georgia

    Sioni Church was built at the end of the 6th century and is dedicated to the Blessed Mother. The church was destroyed and rebuilt several times. The Sioni Church is an elegant, imposing building. Sioni is the cathedral and the main church of the Patriarchate along with the Trinity Cathedral.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Metekhi Cathedral, Metekhi St, Tbilisi Georgia

    The Metekhi Church is located in the historic district, on the left bank of the Mtkvari River. According to historical sources, King Vakhtang Gorgasali built the church and a fortress here. It also served as a residence for Georgian kings.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Abanotubani, Abano St, Tbilisi Georgia

    Oriental style sulfur baths quarter of Abanotubani to see the most famous bath, Chreli Abano. According to the legend, it was built when King Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon companion fell that Tbilisi’s “warm” sulfur springs were discovered; helping to give it its Georgian name.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Anchiskhati Basilica, Loane Shavteli, Tbilisi Georgia

    AnchiskhatinChurch is one of the oldest churches in the city. It dates from the 6th century and used to have a different name. It was dedicated to st Mary.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Bridge of Peace, Tbilisi Georgia

    The Peace Bridge stretches across the Kura River and connects the old town of Tbilisi with the new residential areas. The length of the pedestrian suspension bridge is 156 meters.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia

    Jvari Monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastery from the 6th century. The name is translated as a cross monastery. In 1966 Jvari, along with other Mtskheta monuments, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
    Jvari Church stands on a rocky hill above the Aragvi and Mtkvari junction and the city of Mtskheta.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 3300 Georgia

    Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a Georgian Orthodox cathedral in the historic city of Mtskheta.
    Svetitskhoveli, known as the tomb of Christ's Mantle, was the most important Georgian church for a long time and is still one of the most revered places of worship.


    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We'll pick you up from your hotel before the tour starts
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • While the tour includes min 3-4 hours walking good ability of walking is required for the travelers.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • We check daily temperature of our guest before starting time of the trip.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Colour Tour Georgia

Activity ID: V-8449P3

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