Mtskheta -Tbilisi 1 day
Day excursions Georgia : Mtsketa-Tbilisi
Day excursions Georgia – Tbilisi City tour
Tbilisi city tour starts from Trinity cathedral (1995-2004), the highest one in Georgia. That’s the place where the Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia arranges public baptism every year. The Monastery was famous as one of the most significant cultural-scholastic centers of Tbilisi as well as of the whole of Georgia.Take a nice walk on Sharden street, en-route you can see the small sculpture of Tamada (toast master). Continue to Sioni cathedral from the 13th c. And Erekle II Street full of nice cafes, bars. Cross the glass Bridge of Peace. Get in the cable car and drive up to Narikala fortress 4th c. Stroll down to the mosque, little canyon and waterfall in Legvtakhevi area. Continue to Abanotubani, sulfur bath houses.
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Jvari Monastery – Svetickhoveli cathedral – Samtavro Monastery – Shio Mghvime Monastery
Jvari monastery – According to traditional accounts. in the early 4th century Saint Nino stayed here to pray and erected a wooden cross on Mtskheta’s highest hill. The church was built on the crest of a cliff at confluence of the rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi. It is a representative of the tetra conch architectural type that was popular not only in Georgia but also in Byzantine world. Jvari served as a model for many other churches in the country.
Svetickhoveli cathedral– is the main Christian Orthodox Cathedral in Georgia. built in 1010-1029 cc by the Georgian architect Arsukisdze and represents the high artistic value of Feudal time’s archit ecture. In 337 king Mirian declared Christianity as the state religion of Georgia. Decided to build the main temple on the place where the Lord’s tunic was buried. The cathedral which began its life as a wooden church. due the main pillar which was cut from the sacred tree growing on Sidonia’s grave. day excursions Georgia
Samtavro Convent.- It’s located in the capital city of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom Mtskheta in 30s of the 4th century. Since the 480s Samtavro became an Episcopal see. Since the beginning of 19th century it has become a convent. The Monastery was famous as one of the most significant cultural-scholastic centers of Mtskheta as well as of the whole of Georgia.
Shio Mghvime – monastery is located in a beautiful forest place on the left bank of the river Mtkvari. The road follows a narrow limestone canyon from the main square in the town Mtskheta. The medieval monastery consists by several buildings from different periods. The oldest one is the Monastery of St. John the Baptist (dated 560-580) – the simple cruciform building with octagonal dome.
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DepartureTbilisi / Batumi / Kutaisi International Airports
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IncludedMtskheta -Tbilisi 1 dayCar with driverTour guideEntry fees ( on agreement )Transportation
Not IncludedTraditional restaurantFly TicketsBreakfastAccommodation in economy / premium class hotelTransfer from the airportTransfer to the airport