Jvari Monastery Tours

Few destinations offer access to views as stunning as Jvari Monastery. Travelers who make their way to this 6th century Georgian Orthodox monastery will find emerald hills surrounded by turquoise blue waters. This breathtaking natural landscape is the single point where the Argavi and Mitkvari Rivers, as well as the Caspian Sea, meet. But locals say that the location’s ecological significance pales in comparison to its religious significance. According to local folklore, Jvari Monastery is the place where the female evangelist Saint Nino, converted the nation to Christianity. 

Today, travelers can take in the epic scenery and lush landscapes as they climb to the massive cross statue on Mtskheta’s tallest peak. But the interior of this ancient structure is almost as impressive as the landscapes that surround it. Visitors will find what remains of the church and worship area, including the domed altar with tiny, un-paned windows where natural light streams through.

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The monastery is located near Mtskheta in eastern Georgia near the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers.
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Address: Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Georgia
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Half-Day Private Tour Mtskheta from Tbilisi

Half Day Tour in Old Capital - Mtskheta is the best choice for those, who don't have a lot of free time and want to come along with History and Culture of Georgia. During this tour traveler will visit cultural monuments of Mtskheta, which are under the protection of “UNESCO” and refer to the World Heritage. Jvari Monastery Svetitskhoveli Cathedral Samtavro Monastery  Walk in the ancient city with beautiful streets full of souvenir stores and local tasty stuff like Churchkhela and Tklapi.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Full Day Private Tour of Tbilisi and Mtskheta

Discover UNESCO World Heritage treasures in Georgia on this private full-day Tbilisi and Mtskheta tour from Tbilisi. Explore the historic town of Mtskheta with a private guide and discover UNESCO–listed attractions including 6th-century Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. After a traditional lunch in a local restaurant, head onward to Tbilisi and take in important landmarks such as the Metekhi Plateau and 4th-century Narikala Fortress. Stroll through Legtakhevi and the bath-house district, and soak up the atmosphere in bustling Meidan Square.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour to Mtskheta and Georgian Wine Tasting from Tbilisi

Visit the ancient capital of Eastern Georgia and discover delicious local flavors on this private 7-hour Mtskheta tour with Georgian wine-tasting. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage–listed town of Mtskheta with a private guide and discover top local attractions including Jvari Monastery, Samtavro Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. After a traditional lunch in a Georgian restaurant, head onward to the winemaking estate of Château Mukhrani. Enjoy a guided tour of the cellars and gardens, and gain insight into the winery’s rich heritage. Finish your tour with a wine-tasting session.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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8 Days Tour from Tbilisi in Georgia

Discover everything that Georgia has to offer on an 8-day sightseeing tour. Skip the stress of car rental, navigation, and language barriers with end-to-end transportation. A private chauffeur enables you to see all of the country’s top sights in just eight days. Avoid the headache of finding multiple hotels, with all accommodation pre-arranged and included. Your guide is with you at all times to ensure an immersive and personalized experience.
  • Duration: 8 days
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Full-Day Private Tour from Tbilisi to Mtskheta and Ananuri with Rafting

Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this full-day private tour to the Mtskheta region from Tbilisi. Highlights include the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Jvari Monastery, and Ananuri fortress. Embark on a whitewater rafting trip down the Aragvi River, stopping for a hot barbecue lunch accompanied by local Georgian wine. This private tour for your and your party ensures an intimate atmosphere.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour to Gudauri Skiing Resort from Tbilisi

Have a ski adventure on this full-day tour to Gudauri ski tour from Tbilisi. On the way, you’ll visit Jvari Monastery, the old capital of Mtskheta, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, and Ananuri Fortress, or if preferred, you can skip the historical sites and head straight to the slopes. You’ll be picked up directly from your hotel, and since this a private tour, you’ll receive plenty of personal attention.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Tour to Mtskheta Gori and Uplistsikhe from Tbilisi

Delve deep into Georgia’s Kartli region and discover historic treasures hidden in the hills on this private 8-hour Mtskheta, Gori and Uplistsikhe tour from Tbilisi. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage–listed town of Mtskheta with a private guide. Take in top sites including Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, and gain insight into the region’s rich heritage. Explore ancient caves and rocky chambers once used for pagan worship in the medieval settlement of Uplistsikhe. After a traditional lunch in a Georgian restaurant, visit the Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour to Mtskheta from Tbilsi

Explore the historical town of Mtskheta with ease from Tbilisi on this private tour. Accompanied by a guide, depart from your hotel in a private vehicle and make your way to Mtskheta. Stop at the 6th-century Jvari Monastery and admire the views. Go to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and admire the intricate frescoes. Pause at Samtavro Monastery before taking time to wander through the local souvenir market.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour of Tbilisi and Mtskheta

Discover European and Asian architecture in Georgia on this private 7-hour tour of Tbilisi and Mtskheta. Explore Tbilisi’s historic Old Town with a private guide, and discover diverse districts including Abanotubani and Sololaki. Admire fine views over the Kura River from Metekhi, explore ancient fortresses and ruins in Narikala, and discover vibrant colors and beautiful landscapes in Abanotubani. Along the way, take in top local attractions including the 6th-century Jvari Monastery, Svetitskholeli Temple — widely considered among Georgia’s holiest sites — and Pompey’s Bridge.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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4-Day Private Tour from Tbilisi

Discover the best of western Georgia during this 4-day private tour from Tbilisi. Visit the cities of Kvareli, Signagi, Bodbe, Mtskheta, Uplitsikhe, Ananuri, and Kazbegi to explore their respective historic landmarks. Listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of Georgia at each stop to learn more about the ancient country. This tour leaves each day from your hotel in Tbilisi—not included— and includes all transportation.
  • Duration: 4 days
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8 Days Tour from Kutaisi in Georgia

Multi-Day TripBreakfast includedFree hotel pickup and drop-off includedFree port pickup and drop-off included
  • Duration: 8 days
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Full-Day Private Tbilisi and Mtskheta Tour

Explore the former Georgian capital of Mtskheta, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the modern-day capital of Tbilisi on this full-day tour and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. See the Holy Trinity cathedral, Metekhi church, and the Bridge of Peae in Tbilisi; ride the cable car to Narikala Fortress; then visit Mtskheta landmarks including the Jvari Church and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Full Day Private Tour in Mtskheta Gori Uplistsikhe

Visit the highlights of Mtskheta Gori on a full-day private tour from Tbilisi. Skip the stress of car rental or language barriers of public transit. Starting from your hotel, end-to-end private transportation enables you to visit a number of attractions with ease. Make stops at the Old City, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, the city of Gori, and more. Your personalized tour also includes an a-la-carte Georgian dinner, before return to your hotel.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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One Day Tour to Tbilisi and Mtskheta

Make the most of your limited time in Georgia with a full-day tour of Tbilisi and Mtskheta. The comprehensive tour doesn’t waste a moment of your time with all-inclusive round trip transportation beginning at your hotel. Enjoy an immersive tour of Georgia’s capital city, followed by a cultural visit to UNESCO listed Mtskheta. Admission to all attractions is conveniently included, as your cable car ride up to Narikala Fortress.  
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Day Trip to Gudauri and Kazbegi from Tbilisi

Enjoy personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace while exploring Gudauri and Kazbegi on this private tour from Tbilisi. Additionally, visit the 11th-century Svetitskhoveli cathedral and the 6th-century Jvari monastery in Mtskheta, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Other highlights include Gergeti Trinity Church, Ananuri Fortress, and Jinvali Water Reservoir, among others. Refuel midday with a typical Georgian lunch in a Kazbegi hotel.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full Day Private Tour in Mtskheta Gori Uplistsikhe

Visiting Mtskheta, Gori, and Uplistsikhe in one day is tricky without a car. See all three on this full-day tour with a driver. Depart from your hotel and head to Mtskheta, where you can visit Svetitskhoveli Orthodox Cathedral and Djvari Monastery. Continue on to Gori, home of the Joseph Stalin Museum. Make your way east to Uplistsikhe, an ancient cave town.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Tbilisi and Mtskheta Private Tour

Combine visits to Mtskheta and Tbilisi on a single private tour, which guarantees you and your private group personalized attention and a flexible itinerary. Visit the 13th-century churches of Metekhi and Sioni, as well as the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi. With your guide providing navigation and commentary, stroll through Tbilisi's Old Town. Highlights in Mtskheta include the Jvari Monastery and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full Day Private Tour in Mtskheta Gori Uplistsikhe and Tbilisi

Discover four key Georgian cities on this full-day private tour. Visit the country’s first capital city, Mtskheta, and explore the many cultural and religious sites. Learn about the history of the 3,000-year old city of Uplistsikhe and visit the city of Gori—Stalin's birthplace—and take a tour of the Stalin Museum. Finish up with a tour of the current capital city of Tbilisi see highlights like the massive Holy Trinity Cathedral.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full-Day Private Tour to Old Tbilisi and Mtskheta

Explore Georgia’s history and heritage on this private 6-hour Tbilisi and Mtskheta tour from Tbilisi. Follow a private guide through Tbilisi and discover attractions including Anchiskhati Basilica, Freedom Square, and the 13th-century churches of Sioni and Metekhi. Enjoy fine city views from Narikala Fortress and visit the sulphur baths quarter of Abanotubani. In the afternoon, explore UNESCO–listed Mtskheta — where Christianity was nominated Georgia’s state religion in 319. Soak up the atmosphere in the historic Old Town and discover iconic landmarks such as the 6th-century Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Mtskheta Tour From Tbilisi

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Georgia at a Glance

Hospitable and romantic Georgia is waiting for you to treat with famous Caucasian kebabs and “Kindzmarauli” wine to poetic toasts and foot-tapping lezginka dance. The country of ancient culture, loaded with the southern sun, cherished by the sea and framed by the famous Caucasus Mountains, combines Western civilization and Georgian hospitality, love of historical heritage and a tribute to modern trends. Four days spent in both modern and old Georgian capitals and their surroundings is an exposure to the special world of Caucasian romance, culinary art and hospitality of local people.
  • Duration: 4 days
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Private Full-Day Trip of Ancient Mtskheta, Uplistsikhe and Grakliani from Tbilisi

Discover some of the major attractions on this full-day private tour of Uplistikhe and Mtskheta (UNESCO sites). Visit the Uplistikhe fortress, Jvari monastery, Grakliani hill and Bagineti before continuing on to either Svetickhoveli Cathedral which is a spiritual treasure of Georgia. Your guide will accompany you and will share stories and legends as you explore each site. Highlights • Private guide for a more personalized experience • Walking through history • Informative, friendly and professional guide • Full-day tour from Tbilisi to Mtskheta UNESCO sites, Uplistikhe, Grakliani Hill and Bagineti • Visit archaeological, cultural heritage sites with a guide  • Learn about the ancient Georgian culture • Ideal place for couples and families • Exclusive to Viator
  • Duration: 7 to 9 hours
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8-Day Private Tour around Georgia

One of the ancient countries with thousands of years of cultural traditions and heritages offers visitors an unique experience and adventure. Georgia has been the silk road country and the fact that it is located on the edge of the Europe and Asia means that Georgian culture, cousine and everything else is the best blend of several civilizations with local, indigenous culture. Our roundtrip Georgia tour starts in the capital city, continues in the oldest winemaking region – Kakheti. After degustation of Georgian wines, you will travel to Mtskheta, an ancient capital of Georgia, and then to mountainous town Kazbegi. After mountains, travel to the 1st Millenia BC and explore carved caves of Uplistsikhe. You will also take a tour in Western Georgia, visit Kutaisi and UNESCO World heritage monuments as well as Martvili and Okatse Canyons. The roundtrip tour’s last destination region is Samtskhe-Javakheti where you will enjoy with medieval fortresses, castles and cave monasteries.
  • Duration: 8 days
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US$980,00
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  • Duration: 8 days
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The heart of the Caucasus: Georgia 5-Day Tour

5-day tour takes you to the heart of the Caucasus – a romantic and hospitable Georgia. Don’t miss your chance to plunge into the world of ancient Christian churches, grand Caucasian mountains, with little towns along the picturesque valleys where kindest ever people live. You will have an introduction with the sights of Tbilisi, trips to cities with melodic names such as Gudauri, Gori, Borjomi; a visit to an old church Gergeti at the footsteps of the grand Mount Kazbekhi; ancient stone city Vardzia, sculpted in the cliff; and many other sights that will leave you with brightest impressions...
  • Duration: 5 days
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