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Svetitskhoveli Cathedral Tours

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
This stunning cathedral in the heart of Arsukidze dates back to the early 11th century and serves as a visual reminder of the iconic Georgian architecture that has made this region famous. Travelers will find ornate stone carvings on Svetitskhoveli’s exterior and detailed frescos on the interior walls. The robes of Jesus Christ are said to be tucked underneath the church’s nave. For this reason, thousands of pilgrims find their way to this famous cathedral every year. Travelers can revel at the artistry of what’s widely considered the most beautiful church in the nation, and learn about the Georgian monarchs who are buried here as they explore the grounds.

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The cathedral is open daily from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. It is located in Mtskheta in Arsukidze, about 20 kilometers from Tbilisi.
Address: Narekvavi-Mtskheta-Railway Station, Mtskheta, Georgia
Hours: Open daily 8am-8pm
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Mtskheta-Jvari Gori-Uplistsikhe

Mtskheta-Jvari Gori-Uplistsikhe

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Discover the historical wonders of Georgia on a group tour from Tbilisi. The full-day excursion is great for travelers who are short on time, but want to experience the country to its fullest. With round-trip transportation from your hotel, there’s no need to fuss over navigation or public buses. Enjoy guided visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mtskheta, Gori, and much more, before your return to the city.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$29.00
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US$29.00
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Tbilisi-Uplistsikhe-Gori-Jvari Monastery-Mtskheta-Tbilisi

Tbilisi-Uplistsikhe-Gori-Jvari Monastery-Mtskheta-Tbilisi

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Travel to kartli region,where you can see some parts of our history ,like the cave town Uplistikhe ,Stalin museum ,the most important georgian cathedral "Svetitskhbveli" &Jvari monastery.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$25.00
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US$25.00
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Tour from Tbilisi - To - Mtskheta || Gori || Uplistsikhe || - || ioTour ||

Tour from Tbilisi - To - Mtskheta || Gori || Uplistsikhe || - || ioTour ||

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Mtskheta tours are special with monuments that tell about the ancient history. The city is tightly related to the Christianity and preserves numerous sanctuaries that are dear to every Georgian. Discover the ancient capital of Georgia that is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as a unique city-museum. People also call it “The second Jerusalem”. Mtskheta tours are a breathtaking immersion to the depth of centuries-long Georgian history.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$61.54
per group
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US$61.54
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Private Tour to Mtskheta from Tbilisi (Jvari,Svetitskhoveli,Samtavro,Shiomgvime)

Private Tour to Mtskheta from Tbilisi (Jvari,Svetitskhoveli,Samtavro,Shiomgvime)

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Tour includes visiting old capital of Georgia town Mtskheta, where human settled from the 2nd millennium BC and discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Jvari Monastery built in 6th century that survived almost unchanged, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral known as the burial site of Christ's mantle and Samtavro Monastery both completed in 11th century. After exploring Mtskheta, you will travel 12 km northwest to visit medieval monastic complex "the cave of Shio" located in a narrow limestone canyon with lots of once used hermit sells. Tour to Mtskheta is for people who desire to travel through time to explore old capital of Georgia and its outstanding examples of medieval architecture.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55.00
Price varies by group size
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US$55.00
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Two capitals in one day - Mtskheta and Tbilisi

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Two capitals in one day - Mtskheta and Tbilisi

It seems impossible to cover everything in a short time! But we are ready to offer you a tour which includes the most important historical places, the most beautiful and interesting. The tour includes a walking part - where you will get acquainted with the old part of Tbilisi and a car tour to the first capital of Georgia, Mtskheta.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$44.10
US$63.00
US$18.90 savings
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US$63.00
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Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Full Day Tour from Tbilisi

Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Full Day Tour from Tbilisi

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Explore Georgia on this private multi-stop tour, including some of the country's top highlights. Visiting all of these locations—Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri, and Kazbegi—on your own might be a stressful undertaking, but this tour includes a dedicated guide to lead you and all transportation. Along the way, learn about the stops and each of their unique cultures and history through guided commentary.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.00
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US$90.00
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Uplistsikhe Gori Mtskheta Tour In Group

Uplistsikhe Gori Mtskheta Tour In Group

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Even if you only have one day to explore Georgia, you can see more in less time with this tour to three different destinations, with Tbilisi travel included. Just meet-up with your guide before heading out into the countryside. Highlights include visiting a fortress carved into the mountains, uncovering history at the Stalin Museum in Gori, and exploring Georgia's former capital city Mtskheta—all in just one day.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$19.49
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US$19.49

Mtskheta Tour From Tbilisi

Mtskheta Tour From Tbilisi

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Two UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries plus cathedrals spanning the 6th to 11th centuries introduce visitors to Georgia’s long and rich religious history on this tour from Tbilisi. A sightseeing tour of Georgia’s oldest city of Mtskheta rounds out the day, while a private tour with just your guide and group lets you travel in comfort.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$19.24
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US$19.24

From Tbilisi to Mtskheta - Jvari - Svetitskhoveli

From Tbilisi to Mtskheta - Jvari - Svetitskhoveli

We have a qualified driver, comfortable cars, friendly guide. Our mission is to spread information and emotions around the world.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.65
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US$25.65

Private Kazbegi - Gudauri Tour via Mtskheta Jvari Svetitskhoveli

Private Kazbegi - Gudauri Tour via Mtskheta Jvari Svetitskhoveli

Kazbegi, tucked into Georgia's mountains, is known for its stunning views and winter sports. Adventurous travelers enjoy venturing into this scenic region on this daylong private tour, with round-trip private transportation, from Tbilisi. Consider adding optional activities, including ATV riding, rafting, and paragliding. Along the way, the scenic route includes stops at Zhinvali Water Reservoir, Ananuri Castle, Gudauri Ski Resort, and Kazbegi Trinity Church.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$250.00
per group
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US$250.00
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Private Day Tour to Mtskheta

Private Day Tour to Mtskheta

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Excursion to the ancient capital of Georgia - Mtskheta. Visit to the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, where you can see greatest sanctity of the Georgian Church - Heaton of the Lord. Visit the monastery Jvari. Also visiting Gori city and cavetown-Uplistsikhe.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$96.00
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US$96.00

From Tbilisi:Private tour to Uplistsikhe-Gori-Jvari Monastery-Mtskheta

From Tbilisi:Private tour to Uplistsikhe-Gori-Jvari Monastery-Mtskheta

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Tick off four of Georgia’s top heritage sites in a single day during this full-day guided tour. Visit the 6th-century, UNESCO-listed Jvari Church, admire the Golden Age of Georgian architecture at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, learn about one of the key figures of modern regional history at the Stalin Museum, and explore the mysterious, pagan cave city of Uplistsiche.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$49.00
Price varies by group size
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US$49.00
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Tbilisi to Kazbegi Day Tour

Tbilisi to Kazbegi Day Tour

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See several of Georgia’s most remarkable places in one full-day tour. First, visit Mtskheta, the ancient capital and spiritual heart of the country. You’ll also visit Jvari monastery, which was built in 6th century A.D., and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, where Christians believe Christ’s shroud is buried. Take Georgian Military Road through several towns, eventually arriving at Gergeti Trinity church, where you can enjoy views of Mt. Kazbek.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$111.43
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US$111.43
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Tour of Mtskheta and Ufliscikhe

Tour of Mtskheta and Ufliscikhe

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We drive to Mtskheta an ancient capital of Georgia, the whole city is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage site. Along the way, we will stop for visiting the Jvari Monastery (6th AD), which is first Orthodox Church in Georgia and form this place you see how two rivers crossing each other and make a delta. Then we head to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral which is known as a place where Christ’s robe was buried. Walk along the narrow streets of Mtskheta. After that, we will see Uplistsikhe (6th BC), an ancient rock-hewn town, with the ancient settlement and city center in the Caucasus. Uplistiskhe and its surrounding archeological and architectural monuments belong to a distinct group, the oldest of which dates back to the early Bronze Age, and are considered to be relics of the Kura-Araxes culture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$108.98
per group
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US$108.98
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One-day tour in ancient Mtskheta, Gori and Uplistsikhe

One-day tour in ancient Mtskheta, Gori and Uplistsikhe

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In this one-day tour we will discover historical heritages of Georgia. We will visit the ancient Jvari monastery, which is located on the hilltop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers.This monastery was listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Explore the old town Mtskheta, which is the former capital of the kingdom of Iberia. Walk in the streets with nice balconies and enjoy the architecture. visit the second biggest church Svetitskhoveli, which was built in the 11th century. The legend says that the Christ robe is preserved in this church. We will explore The town of Gori, which is the birthplace of famous communist leader Jozeph Stalin. You will have a chance to visit Stalin’s house, museum and train wagon with the local guide. Then we will discover a cave town, called Uplistsikhe, which is located 10 km away from Gori. Uplistsikhe means the fortress of the lord. This city is identified by the archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.13
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US$50.13

Mtshkheta - the Holy Mantle Private Tour - Georgia

Mtshkheta - the Holy Mantle Private Tour - Georgia

Mtskheta tours are special for those who are really interested in ancient history of Georgia. Visit Jvari Monastery, enjoy the view of confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Then visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - currently the second largest church in Georgia after the Holy Trinity Cathedral. It is a sacred place where the robe of Christ is being kept. Samtavro St. Nino’s Monastery is also located in Mtskheta. The first Christian royal figures - King Mirian and Queen Nana are buried here. The pilgrims and worshippers of the saint always visit this church. Since the beginning of 19th century it has become a convent. Shio Mgvime monastery dates back to the 6th century. Monk Shio is buried here. Later, in 11th century, a church was built over Shio's tomb. Let's discover the ancient capital of Georgia that is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as a unique city-museum.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.04
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US$49.04
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ツ ✌ Tbilisi & Mtskheta Tour – The Ancient and Modern Capitals of Georgia!

ツ ✌ Tbilisi & Mtskheta Tour – The Ancient and Modern Capitals of Georgia!

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Explore the modern and ancient capitals of Georgia! Both cities are rich in landmarks and historic sites! Walk around the old town of Tbilisi and see all the most important sights! Take a ride in the cable car! Taste some of the most famous Georgian traditional wines and fresh bread which is one of Tbilisi’s signature aromas! Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ancient capital of the Georgian Kingdom of Iberia! See the Jvari Monastery, a true architectural masterpiece of the early Medieval Period built on a hilltop. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the confluence of 2 rivers (Aragvi and Mtkvari). Visit Svetitskhoveli, the main cathedral of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is being kept!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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US$25.00
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Tour of Mtskheta and Borjomi

Tour of Mtskheta and Borjomi

We drive to Mtskheta an ancient capital of Georgia, the whole city is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage site. Along the way, we will stop for visiting the Jvari Monastery, which is the first Orthodox Church in Georgia and from this place you see how two rivers crossing each other and make a delta. Then we head to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral which is known as a place where Christ’s robe was buried. Walk along the narrow streets of Mtskheta. Then we proceed to Samtskhe-Javakheti region to our second destination Borjomi. We visit mineral water park where you can taste the famous water of Borjomi. (Maybe in winter time in Borjomi will be snow). In the park, you will also see one of the highest waterfalls in Georgia. Drive back to Tbilisi.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$147.12
per group
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US$147.12
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Private 4 days Tour in Georgia

Private 4 days Tour in Georgia

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Georgia tour package is your chance to go around Georgia and to discover this wonderful land for yourself, you will visit Tbilisi, cave cities and monasteries, see Mountains of the Greater Caucasus and taste Georgian wine with its 8000 years of history… Georgia is one of the distinctive countries in the world. Here you can discover natural beauty, ancient history and 8 000 years old wine culture also. Travel in Stepantsminda (known as name “Kazbegi”) gives you chance to enjoy the breathtaking views on the Great Caucasus Mountains. Ancient city, the first capital of Georgia, Mtskheta talks history about Christianity and its power for Georgians, they become Christians in 4th century and keeps huge traditions till today, here you will see amazing UNESCO world heritage sites. Travel in Kakheti you will discover history of wine making. In Kakheti region you will be able to taste famous Georgian wine made by traditional method.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$195.00
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US$195.00

Mtskheta-Jvari Gori-Uplistsikhe full-day tour

Mtskheta-Jvari Gori-Uplistsikhe full-day tour

Discover some of Georgia’s most important historical landmarks. In a single day with our tour from Tbilisi, explore the ancient rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe, the UNESCO world heritage site of Gori and more. Drive to Mtskheta and visit UNESCO sites: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral dated 11th c. Also “Great Church of Jvari” sixth-century Georgian Orthodox monastery. Meet Georgian gastronomy and local flea market. By the evening drive back to Tbilisi.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.00
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US$37.00

 Mtskheta One Day Tour

Mtskheta One Day Tour

Mtskheta is a city in Mtskheta-Mtianeti province of Georgia. One of the oldest cities of Georgia, it is located approximately 20 kilometers north of Tbilisi, at the confluence of the Kura and Aragvi rivers. The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral located in the historic town of Mtskheta, Georgia, to the northwest of the Georgian capital Tbilisi. A masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages, Svetitskhoveli is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is currently the second largest church building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Uplistsikhe Located in Eastern Georgia, Uplistsikhe (literally “Lord’s Fortress“) is an abandoned rock-hewn town, which once has played an important role in Georgian history. The place was founded in the late Bronze Age, around 1000 BC, and continued to be inhabited until 13th century AD.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57.95
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US$57.95
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Full-day in Mtskheta, Stalin Museum & Uplistsikhe Private Tour

Full-day in Mtskheta, Stalin Museum & Uplistsikhe Private Tour

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In this one-day tour, you will visit Mtskheta – the ancient capital of Georgian kings. You will the amazing beauty of the architecture of such ancient monasteries as Jvari Church and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. They are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Our tailor-made tour will continue to the ancient city Uplistsikhe. Explore caves and rocky chambers once used for pagan worship in the medieval settlement. You will also go to one of the oldest settlements in Georgia and end your journey in Gori. Here is the hometown of Joseph Stalin. Here you can visit the museum opened in his honor and learn the life story of one of the Soviet dictator.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$50.00
Price varies by group size
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Mtskheta old capital of Georgia - Uflistsikhe cave city & Joseph Stalin Museum

Mtskheta old capital of Georgia - Uflistsikhe cave city & Joseph Stalin Museum

➡️Day trip to Mtskheta - Old capital of Georgia. Due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments, the "Historical Monuments of Mtskheta" became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. We will visit as meaningful places as "Uflistsikhe Cave Town" & Museum of Joseph Stalin also. ℹ Jvari (Cross) monastery – 6th Century; One of first orthodox church in Georgia, with Beautiful landscape on Mthskheta. ℹ Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) and Jvari Monastery (6th century) in Mtskheta are amongst the most significant monuments of Georgian Christian architecture. ℹ Birthplace of Joseph Stalin - Gori small town in Georgia is the birthplace of famous dictator who ruled Soviet Union. Not a positive person from history but we can still see the place where he grew up. ℹ cave city - one of the oldest settlements in Georgia. It contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$91.62
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US$91.62
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1 Day Kakheti Private Tour

1 Day Kakheti Private Tour

Drive through “Gombori Pass” endless turns where you meet small idyllic villages, magnificent sceneries of Alazani valley, Caucasus Mountains, panoramic views, sheep flocks and ancient forests. Visit amazing house museum of Prince Alexandre Chavchavadze, 2nd largest church in Georgia- “Alaverdi”,which astonishes all the visitors with its amazing architecture. We will visit village Napareuli which is worldwide known as one of the most distinguished winery micro zone. Wine producing of ''Twins Wine Cellar in Napareuli'' is based on the oldest Kakhetian method, such as producing wine in Qvevri. In 2013, UNESCO added the traditional Georgian method of making wine in kvevris to it’s list of intangible cultural heritage. Our last tour destination is “Gremi”. The architectural ensemble of Gremi in the look that it has up to present day was built in the 16th century in the times of King Levan of Kakheti, who announced Gremi the capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.90
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US$35.90

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Svetitskhoveli Cathedral hours of operation: Open daily 8am-8pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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