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Shiomgvime Monastery, Mtskheta, Georgia

Samtavro church in Mtskheta

Samtavro church in Mtskheta

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta

Shio Mghvime Monastery

Shio Mghvime Monastery

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Mtskheta HISTORICAL TOUR

Starts from: Tbilisi
Available: All year
Type: Private Full day trip
Duration: 8 hours
Total Distance: 86 km

A full-day tour to Mtskheta and its surroundings covers Armaziskhevi Archaeological Site, Shiomgvime monastery, and the former capital of ancient Georgian kingdom Iberia, small town Mtskheta. The historical monuments: the Jvari Monastery, the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, and the Samtavro Monastery, are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites as an outstanding example of medieval religious architecture in the Caucasus.

Have a great day!

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

9:00 Morning pick-up from the hotel.

Today the history of ancient kingdom of Iberia will revile while exploring the surroundings of Mtskheta. First stop is Jvari Monastery. Drive to the hill top - breathtaking panoramic view, stone masterpiece of early Christian architecture and the scenery for orientation of places to visit are very attractive from here.

The area was settled already back in the Bronze and early Iron Ages. Excavations in ArmazisKhevi are located in 5 minutes’ drive from Mtskheta and tell the story of elitism, Roman and pre-Christian culture in the region.

Break a day in Mtskheta for lunch. Georgian traditional dishes will be served in local traditional restaurant.

After the lunch there is another story: Royal family adopted Christianity in 319 and it became the state religion of Kartli (Kingdom of Iberia). Paganism was re-placed in the early 4th c by a new faith. Visit the tomb of the first Christian king and Queen in Samtavro, drive to Shio-Mgvime Monastery and finish the day visiting Svetistkhoveli and Antiokhia in Mtskheta.

In the evening optional Mtkvari River cruise and drive back to Tbilisi.

We are excited to host you again!

Inclusions


Included

  • Private Transportation
  • Private Professional Guide
  • 1 x Lunch
  • 2 x 0.5 l. bottle of mineral water per person
  • All entrance fees per program
  • Taxes

Excluded

  • Alcoholic beverages & Personal expenses
  • Optional* services

Price


Price

Group size Price per adult
Solo 134 € 
2 people 77 € 
3-5 people 73 € 
6-15 people 57 € 
*Online booking deposit:  15 € 

 

 

 

 

 

1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together

Child Policy
0-1 years - Free
2-6 years - 21 €
7 years and over - Adult

 

 

 

*Online booking deposit will be deducted from the total tour price. 

Balance you can pay with one of the following methods:

  • Bank transfer - in Euro/USD/GBP currency, no later than two weeks before the tour starts
  • VISA/Mastercard - in GEL (local currency) in Tbilisi only, before the tour starts, directly to your guide via POS terminal. Additional card service fee +3%
  • Cash – GEL only, directly to the nearest TBC Bank office or TBC Bank Cash terminal no later than the beginning of the tour.

For a larger group or custom itinerary please contact us at tours[at]georgianholidays.com

Tips for booking procedure: 

How to know which “Operator” to select?

You only need to select the Operator name if you have previously communicated with one of our sales agents via phone or email, otherwise please leave it at default.

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Extra services are available to book in advance for this tour:

  • Boat trip along Mtkvari River: 1 h 7 € per person
  • Wine tasting at The Chamber of Wine: 8 € per person. 
  • Tbilisi airport private pick up transfer: 25 €
  • Tbilisi airport private drop off transfer: 22 €
  • Discounted individual transfer for Tbilisi double way: 40 €

To arrange airport transfers and additional hotel overnights, contact us tours[at]georgianholidays.com

Cancellation is free of charge prior 2 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 15 Euro is non-refundable. 

If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:

  • 50% of the total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 2 days or less prior to the tour;
  • 100% of the total cost of the tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear.

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