TBILISI-MTSKHETA ONE DAY TOUR
Starts: 10-11 a.m.
Trip To Mtskheta
Mtskheta is an ancient town of extraordinary importance to the Georgian nation, located about 20km out of Tbilisi.
It was the capital of the eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Mtskheta was the site of Georgia's adoption of Christianity in 334 and remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Mtskheta is of primary interest to any travelers interested in Georgian history or Orthodox Christianity. Mtskheta ancient capital of eastern Georgia
Historic and architectural complex of Jvari (6th-7th cc),
Svetitschoveli cathedral (11th c)
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral- one of the sacred places of Georgia
The robe of Jesus Christ is buried within the cathedral
Lunch in Mtskheta
After lunch continue with Tbilisi tour
Tbilisi founded in the 5th century AD by Vakhtang Gorgasali
the Georgian King of Kartli (Iberia), and made into a capital in the 6th century. Located strategically at the crossroads between Europe and Asia and lying along the historic Silk Road routes.
Transfer to historic part of Tbilisi, start of walking tour from “Bridge of Peace”.
Drive up the hill to Narikala Fortress for panoramic views of the city, the statue of “Kartlis Deda”
Walk down the street and explore sulfuric baths dating back to Arab invasion of Georgia. Optionally: 1 hour brake at the VIP Sulfur bath.
Walking in Shardeni area with its open terraces, shops, art galleries and
Visit Metekhi Church and Tbilisi Holy Trinity Cathedral
Rustaveli and Aghmashenebeli Avenues with its truly nice atmosphere
Transfer to Holly Mountain, Big Wheel- panoramic views of the city.