Excursion to Mtskheta – old capital of Georgia

You’ll learn more about how the city functioned as Georgia’s capital for hundreds of years. Old Town Mtskheta is a place of great archeological importance today, and remains the modern headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church.

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Tour description

Mtskheta was the capital of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC. During your trip you will visit Jvari Church, a true architectural masterpiece of the early Medieval Period built on a hilltop. You will enjoy the views of the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Visit Svetitskhoveli, the main cathedral of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is being kept. The Historical Monuments of Mtskheta are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and during this tour, you’ll learn more about how the city functioned as Georgia’s capital for hundreds of years. Old Town Mtskheta is a place of great archeological importance today, and remains the modern headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church.

NOTE: Children under 5 years participate free of charge, but if the group is fully recruited, the child will have to be seated on parent’s knees, since the number of seats is taken into account according to the seats in the transport.

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Included:

  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing tour program with english or russian speaking guide
  • Mineral water (0,5l per person)

Excluded:

  • Dinner

Know before you go:

  • As you are going to visit several churches in Mtskheta, note that the dressing in Georgian Church follows the general rules of Orthodox Christianity, which means that:
  • WOMEN are expected to wear a head scarf and a dress.
  • MEN are expected to wear only long trousers - as shorts are not allowed and they should take their hats of when entering a church

Price:

From 20.00

Payment terms & conditions: For approval 30% of the whole amount has to be paid in advance.

The remaining amount has to be paid 20 days before the trip.