Two capitals of Georgia (from Tbilisi)
Type of excursion:Sightseeing • History, architecture • Archeology & ethnography
Mtskheta. City blocks, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (life-giving pillar), Jvari temple (6th century)
Mtskheta is the main city of the Kingdom of Kartvel, the heart of Georgia. Kartli gave the name to the whole country (Georgia is called Sakartvelo in Georgia), becoming the center of the union of Georgian lands. You will not be able to fully understand Georgia if you do not visit Mtskheta.
Having lost the status of the capital of the state, the city retained the status of the capital of the spiritual. The main Georgian Cathedral of Svetitskhoveli, several ancient monastic complexes is located in Mtskheta. In one of them, according to legend, Saint Nina Kappadokii, an enlightener of Georgia, lived. And the other was described in the famous poem by M. Yu. Lermontov “Mtsyri”. The town is woven from antiquities of the early Middle Ages, here each building is a cultural monument, it is not for nothing that Mtskheta is under the protection of UNESCO.
We suggest you to go here with us. We will help you navigate, our guide, a great connoisseur of the city and surroundings, will tell you the amazing stories associated with these edges. You will visit the ancient monasteries and temples of the mysterious Mtskheta, where you will touch the living history of Georgia.
Tbilisi. The oldest urban area of Abanotubani (the region of sulfur baths), the Armenian church Surb Gevork (XIV century), the Tbilisi Cathedral Mosque (XIX century), the city citadel of Narikala (IV-VIII century), the city quarter of Kldisubani, the Bethlehemian street-staircase, the Tbilisi City Synagogue, Zion Cathedral (VIII-XI century), residence of the Patriarch of Georgia, the oldest Tbilisi church Anchiskhati (5th century), Peace Bridge, Metekhi temple (XI century)
Tbilisi is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, a city with a unique style, its own sound and aroma. Tiflis and a half thousand years. Each century has left its mark on the appearance of the Georgian capital. The streets of Tbilisi are a kind of time machine. Every turn hides a secret, every building breathes history, is itself history. Narrow streets, famous hinged balconies, courtyards, ancient churches ... It is nice to take a walk at any time of the year, getting lost in the maze of streets, finding more and more interesting places for you. We will try to show you lively Tbilisi. Patios, old streets, life of ordinary citizens. Tone, in which they bake national bread. We will tell you where the best wine is sold, where you should have dinner or dinner, where and how much to buy souvenirs, that it is better to bring a present to your family and friends.
Children under 6 travel for free50%
discount for a child from 6 to 12 years
- Excursion start location: площадь Свободы, сквер Пушкина у информационного центра
- Number of participants: min 1 / max 14
- Duration hours: 7
- Free cancel before: 48 Hours
Prepay and cancellation policy
The prepayment is 10% of the cost of the service.
Free cancellation is possible for 48 hours before the start