Mtskheta day trip offers you to escape the city and visit the oldest city of Georgia within just few hours. During the tour, you can enjoy panoramic aerial views of mountains around Jvari Monastery, observe the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers, or have a time trip back to early centuries in the area of Svetitskhoveli cathedral and Samtavro church, at the end of the tour you will taste Georgian wine.
We will visit:
- Jvari (VI c)- On this location in the early 4th century Saint Nino, a female evangelist credited with converting King Mirian III of Iberia to Christianity, erected a large wooden cross on the site of a pagan temple. The cross was reportedly able to work miracles and therefore drew pilgrims from all over the Caucasus. From the slopes of the hill on which was erected monastery Jvari, you can see merging steams of two rivers: Aragvi and Kura (Mtkvari).
- Svetitskhoveli Cathedral – center of Orthodoxy Georgia (1010-1029), is known as the burial site of Christ’s mantle. 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.
- Samtavro Transfiguration Orthodox Church and Nunnery of St. Nino in Mtskheta. The church was built in the IV century and was reconstructed in the 11th century. In this church are buried King Mirian and Queen Nana, they the first accepted holy Baptism. Also there are sacred relics of the Venerable confessor and fool-for-Christ father Gabriel which you can concern.
- Wine Degustation– Where you can taste (included) and buy Georgian wine.
- Departing: daily
- Departure time: 10:00
- Meeting point: Georgia, Tbilisi, 1 Khidi street
- Duration: Approx. 4 -5 hours
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Price per person