4-Hour Mtskheta and Jvari Monastery Group Tour
Explore the ancient capital of Georgia! In this half-day tour, you have a great chance to discover the old capital Mtskheta and its historic sights, take a walk in its narrow streets and enjoy the architecture of the city. You will visit and learn a compelling story of how Svetitskhoveli Cathedral was built. You will also visit 6th-century church Jvari and be fascinated by the view on the town of Mtskheta and the confluence of two rivers!
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What's included :
- Entrance fees
- Professional Guide
- Comfortable Transport
What's excluded :
- Pick up and Drop off
- Food and Drink
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Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia
The name of this monastery translated as the "Monastery of the Cross". For the Georgian monastery in Jerusalem with the same name Monastery of cross. Jvari Monastery is a sixth-century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta. Along with other historic structures of Mtskheta, it is listed as the UNESCO world heritage site. Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the kingdom of Iberia.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Mtskheta, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region
Mtskheta - one of the oldest cities of Georgia founded by the ancient Meschian tribes in the 5th century. Due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments, it is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. It was the capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. However, Mtskheta continued to serve as the coronation and burial place for most kings of Georgia until the end of the kingdom in the 19th century.
The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (literally the Cathedral of the Living Pillar) is currently the second-largest church building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity cathedral. Known as the burial site of Christ's mantle, Svetitskhoveli is one of the most venerated places of worship in the region. Svetitskhoveli was not only the site of the coronation of the Georgian kings but also served as their burial place.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 3300 Georgia
Svetitskhoveli means 'Life-Giving Column. In Georgia, there are many ancient monasteries, churches and holy places, however, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral occupies a special place.The mantles of Christ and of the Prophet Elijah are both preserved in the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. One of the most unique places to visit in Georgia!
Duration: 40 minutes
Departure Point :Avlabari Square, T'bilisi, Georgia
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- 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
- 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.