We offer 6-7 hour tour in Mtskheta.
Mtskheta - the ancient capital of east Georgia, Kingdom of Iberia
Medieval architecture and views
Svetitskhoveli (XI c) - According to relates the initial church was built in the 4th century at the burial site of Christ’s Robe. The mantle of prophet Elijah is buried in one of the corners beneath the fence of the same church.
Samtavro Convent (XI c) - The burials of first Christian georgian king Mirian and queen Nana.
Jvary Monastery (VI c) - Overlooking the town of Mtskheta and the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers.
Shiomghvime (VI c) or Zedazeni (VI c ) - These monasteries were built by the Assyrian monks, who came to Georgia in the 6th century to strengthen Christian faith. The impressive view over almost all the plains of Kartli is opened from Zedazeni Monastery.
Dinner - In Mtskheta or in Tbilisi
The tour is interesting because of importance of both towns. Mtskheta - the significant one for Georgia and the region, was the first capital and the religious centre of the country. And the town of Gori is the native (birth) place of the world famous politician Joseph Stalin.
In Mtskheta you will see the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and the Jvari Monastery which stands at the top of a high hill.
After that, we will visit the Stalin House Museum in Gori and at the end of the day we will visit Uplistsikhe – one of the oldest rock-hewn town in Georgia and in the Caucasus region.
Tour length: 9.00 am - 21.00 pm
Distance (round trip) – 220-250 km
Departure from Tbilisi at 9.00 am.
First stop: Bolnisi Sioni (three-isled basilica with an ancient Georgian inscription which dates back of the 5th century)
Second stop: Tsugrugasheni (domed church of the 13th century)
Third Stop: Qveshi Castle (middle ages)
Fourth stop: Dmanisi (IX - XIV c). Dmanisi Museum-Reserve and an archaeological site with anthropological remains of oldest hominids outside Africa