Visit Jvari monastery, old capital of Iberian kingdom Mtskheta and a Winery
Mtskheta was the ancient capital of Iberian kingdom from 3rd century BC till 5th century AD, located at the confluence of river Mtkvari and Aragvi. Even after Tbilisi became the capital of Georgia, Mtskheta still remained a religious center of the country. As Christianity was adopted as a national religion here and for its importance, the Georgian Orthodox church declared it as a Holy city. Also, several significant historical monuments of Mtskheta are UNESCO world heritage sites.
-Jvari Monastery - 6th century monastery situated on top of a hill overlooking old capital.
-Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - most important religious site in the country, where Christ's robe is buried. Svetitskhoveli was the biggest cathedral in Georgia from 11th century to 2004, and a place where kings were crowned and buried.
-Armaztsikhe-bagineti Archeological Site or Shio Mgvime Monastery upon traveler's choice
-Wine factory (chateau Mukhrani) or local winery (the exact winery being visited will depend on the day)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel
End location: Hotel
Duration: 6 hours
Transportation in a private vehicle.
- Organization of tour and my service as a guide
- Visit to winery, local guide and wine-tasting
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 GEL - Lunch
I am not a driver. I'm renting Transportation, which is included in the given price for all driven tours.
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The tour guide, Ia, is an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the historical places we visited. She is an open book that can read all the history behind all the main sightseeing places, old churches, and historical cities.