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Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

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Discover Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia. Visit Jvari, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Samtavro Monastery and the Shio-Mgvime monastery.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup optional
Your accommodation in Tbilisi. On the eve of the tour you will receive all the information.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Start the tour at a time convenient for you
  • Visit the most ancient and holy places of Georgia
  • Travel through a limestone canyon
  • Enjoy lunch on the river bank
Full description
Begin your journey at Jvari. Enjoy a beautiful view of the ancient city and its natural beauty. Continue to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, located in the Holy City.  Follow the road to Samtavro Monastery. Visit the urban area of Mtskheta, a renewed, stunning town. Explore the little shops and picturesque architecture. Take the opportunity to relax with a glass of wine.  Travel to the Shio-Mgvime monastery, a medievel monastic complex, located in the forest on the bank of the river Kura. Pass through a limestone canyon on the way. End your trip with lunch on the river bank. 
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (if private option selected)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app

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Meeting point

Europe Square, T'bilisi, Georgia

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 53 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Absolutely loved this tour! Such an amazing way to learn about Georgia's history and culture on a short span of time. Thank you to our tour guide Alex and driver Meisha who were the best guides ever! Alex recommended a bunch of good things to do and they even called restaurants to make our reservations for us. So helpful!

April 1, 2022

The tour guide was extremely friendly and helpful. also extremely knowledgeable about all the places, events and history. the drive was extremely nice and it was very fun and entertaining. Definitely someone who loves their job with great passion and puts in effort to please the guests. also speaks fluent English, Georgian and Russian. Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone. thank you very much for the great time and experience Alex!

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July 7, 2021

My guide Aleksi was very knowledgeable, helpful, professional, and always willing to elaborate further or share extra information about Georgian history, food, or any other particular Georgian subject I wondered about (which were many). Most of all, he not just stated individual facts, but connected the dots along the way so I that I understood the greater picture historically and mythologically of Georgia's earliest days. Georgian history is so old and rich that legend and facts weave inextricably together. Such an enchanting country..!

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June 22, 2021

Product ID: 165599