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Mtskheta: Day Tour to Oldest City in Georgia

1. Mtskheta: Day Tour to Oldest City in Georgia

Visit Mtskheta, one of oldest cities of Georgia near Tbilisi. Mtskheta was the capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Here Georgians accepted Christianity in 317 and, today, Mtskheta remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church. Experience Jvari Monastery, a Georgian Orthodox monastery of the 6th century near Mtskheta and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name is translated as the "Monastery of Cross." The great church represents the peak of architectural typology. It is a true architectural masterpiece overlooking the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers from the top of the hill. Next, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Built in the 11th century, the site itself is even older and dates back to the early 4th century. It differs in its artistic value, magnificence, harmony and the special role it has played in the history. The monument has an elongated cross which appears to touch the sky. It was the main pilgrimage place on the Silk Road, the burial place of Christ's robe and the tomb place of Georgian Kings. The cathedral is the second largest church building in Georgia and is listed as a UNSECO World Heritage Site along with other historical monuments of Mtskheta. Discover Samtavro Monastery complex, built in the 11th century. It contains the grave of Queen Nana and Mirian III and the King of Iberia, who established Christianity as an official religion in Georgia. The famous Georgian monk Gabrieli is buried inside the Samtavro church as well. Don't forget to stop by Wine Degustation, where you can taste and buy Georgian wine!

Tbilisi: City Sightseeing and Wine Tour with Tasting

2. Tbilisi: City Sightseeing and Wine Tour with Tasting

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in a private vehicle as you set out for a day of exploration, sight seeing and wine tasting. The first part of the tour focuses on visiting the city’s landmarks, and the first stop of the day is a panoramic cable car ride to the Narikala Fortress. Afterwards, head to the well-preserved courtyard of St. Nicholas Church and then stroll through the narrow streets in the Old Town to discover the blend of mosques, churches, and synagogues. Once you’ve seen a few of the sights, drive to the Chateau Mukhrani wine studio and meet your master sommelier. Listen to the sommelier tell the charismatic story of the chateau’s history while you enjoy a selection of premium white and red wines. Continue onto Shuchmann Winery next for another tasting session of fine local wines. When you’ve finished up with your tasting session, take a ride on the Funicular Tramway on Chonkadze Street and travel to the top of the mountain that overlooks the city. This famous landscaped park with a giant ferris wheel offers splendid views across Tbilisi and is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing evening walk before returning to your hotel.

From Tbilisi: Full-Day Group Tour to Ananuri and Kazbegi

3. From Tbilisi: Full-Day Group Tour to Ananuri and Kazbegi

In the morning depart from Tbilisi and discover the treasures of northern Georgia. First, you will stop at Zhinvali Water Reservoir, where you will find the beautiful Ananuri castle complex. Explore the complex and admire the stunning panoramic views over the reservoir from one of the towers.  Later, visit the resort town of Gudauri, where you will discover the People’s Friendship Arch. Afterward, travel to the town Pasanauri, where you will taste delicious traditional khinkali paired with local wine and Georgian chacha. Next, take an off-road vehicle to the Monastery of St. Trinity, located in the city of Gergeti. At the monastery, you will find the perfect observation deck that will allow you to admire Mount Kazbegi and Stepantsminda. In the evening, after a full day touring northern Gerogia you will return to Tbilisi.

Tbilisi: Mtskheta Region Wine Tour

4. Tbilisi: Mtskheta Region Wine Tour

Following breakfast, your guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel, at which point you will go to Mtskheta, the old capital of Georgia. Whilst there you will visit the Djvari Monastery (4th-6th century), and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century), which is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Later on, you will continue your wine tour with a wine tasting at Chateau Mukhrani, founded in 1878 by the Prince of Mukhrani, the heir of the royal family of Georgia. You will then visit Ivan Mukhranbatoni’s palace, which has a forest, park, and stable, where you will look at the vineyards and visit the ultra-modern winery. You will then visit Iago’s winery in the central region of Kartli, village Chardakhi, where you will be able to taste this vintner’s superb rare wines and enjoy lunch. Later the evening, you will enjoy natural wines at the Vino Underground wine bar, where wine-makers will be pleased to introduce their wines and share their own stories about wine making.

Mtskheta, Gori and Uplistsikhe Cave Town Day Tour

5. Mtskheta, Gori and Uplistsikhe Cave Town Day Tour

During this tour, you will visit the ancient capital city of Georgia – the city of Mtskheta, which is just less than 12 miles (20 km) from Tbilisi. Here you will see two wonderful UNESCO heritage sites. The first being the 7th-century Jvari Monastery, where you will see a beautiful view of two rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi meeting. The second monument is the 11th-century Svetisckhoveli Cathedral which is an architectural masterpiece of Georgian Renaissance. You will then set off for the West of the country to the city of Gori – “the apple capital city” of Georgia. The city is famous for its fertility and moreover is famous as the motherland of Joseph Stalin (Jugashvili). Here you can visit the house-museum of the famous generalissimo before heading to your next stop. After a 20 minute drive, you will arrive at the ancient cave city Uplistsikhe which was founded around the first millennium B.C. Here you will be able to explore the caves and see how peoples used to live from its establishment and the centuries which it was inhabited. Another 15 minutes away you will find the beautiful 7th-century church, Ateni Sioni, which is famous for its unique frescoes.  After you can have lunch and enjoy a wine tasting at one of the best wineries of central Georgia which you can choose. You can visit Iago's Winery, a small but comfortable wine boutique that is famous for its rate wines and perfect atmosphere. Your other option is Nika Vacheishvili winery which has beautiful views of the mountains of Central Georgia.

Tbilisi and Mtskheta: Full-Day Tour

6. Tbilisi and Mtskheta: Full-Day Tour

Meet your guide in your hotel lobby and go for a guided walk around Tbilisi. Visit royal palaces, cathedrals and sulfur baths. Stop for lunch at one of the many bars and restaurants on Jean Chardin Street and take a stroll through Meidan Square. Pick up some souvenirs from one of the art galleries or souvenir stands and wander through its winding streets with cafes, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. Afterward, head to Mtskheta. Visit Jvari Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then marvel at the masterpiece of Georgian Residence, The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, explore the former residence of Saint Nino, Samtavro monastery. At dinner time, ask your guide for the best place to sample Georgian cuisine before heading back to your hotel in Tbilisi.

Tbilisi: Mtskheta & Tbilisi Tour with Wine and Lunch

7. Tbilisi: Mtskheta & Tbilisi Tour with Wine and Lunch

Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your accommodation at 9:30AM. The tour is divided into two parts, with the first part dedicated to Mtskheta and the second part dedicated to Tbilisi. In between the 2 halves of your tour, you will also enjoy a delicious Georgian lunch. Mtskheta is just a 20-minute drive from Tbilisi, and both of the historical sights of this town are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will discover here the Jvari Monastery (a 16th-century monastery), and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (an 11th-century cathedreal). Mtskheta has always been one of the most important towns for Georgians, who have tried their best to maintain the value of the city and preserve it. After you have enjoyed visiting the old capital, you will drive back to Tbilisi. Your guide will then park your car at the starting point, before you head towards Tbilisi on a walking tour. Your walking tour will last for approximately 3-4 hours depending on how fast or slow you walk. Once you feel hungry throughout your walk, you will enter a Georgian restaurant to enjoy some typical Georgian cuisine. Your tour will eventually end in the center of the city, with your guide more than happy to take you to your accommodation or another part of town upon request.

Tbilisi: Private Full-Day Tour to Kazbegi

8. Tbilisi: Private Full-Day Tour to Kazbegi

Start with pickup from your hotel in Tbilisi and meet your professional guide. Travel north of Tbilisi and first visit the historic capital city of Georgia, Mtskheta. See the main cathedral of the city, Svetitkhoveli, and the monastery complex of Jvari as you learn about the strategic importance of the city. Continue the journey to the Kazbegi region. Enjoy the panoramic views of Ananuri Castle and the Jinvali Water Reservoir, with some stops along the way to take some photos. There will also be an opportunity to taste some traditional Georgian traditional snacks during the day. Finally, hike to the scenic Gergeti Trinity Church. Admire the amazing scenery that surrounds you on all sides as you stand at this remote location. Finilize the Georgian by tasting traditional food and glass of wine typical for the region visited. Afterward, return to Tbilisi in the evening.

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Amazing Private Tour (5 stars for sure)!

The itinerary was well planned. The guide definitely knows his way around making sure that I got see the best spots. The lunch was a pleasant surprise traditional Georgian homemade food in a lovely restaurant. The wine tasting was awesome in a small cozy winery. The experience as a whole was amazing.

The driver and driver were thoughtful, competent, considerate, well structured. However, the ruins shown on the advertising image of Mtcheta were not shown. There was, however, a wine tasting included, which was superfluous for me because it did not fit and I do not drink wine in the afternoon.

No trip to Georgia is complete without a visit to Mtskheta and monasteries. Mtskheta, Jvari Monastery, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Samtavro Monastery complex: half day trip is enough to get a grip on history.

Very nice tour informative you get to see the holy places and fast tour thank you

Was good experience. Short trip from Tbilisi. Nice transportation