Blue Line - Mtskheta Old Capital
Code: 3
5 Reviews
From USD
$ 16.00
Start Point: Kote Apkhazi st.44
Departure: 10:00 , 15:00
Tour Duration: aprox-3-hours
Frequency: everyday
Season: All year round
Ticket Lenght: 1 time
Commentary: english,russian
Category: City Tour

Blue Line - Mtskheta Old Capital


Mtskheta day trip offers you to escape the city and visit the oldest city of Georgia within just few hours. During the tour, you can enjoy panoramic aerial views of mountains around Jvari Monastery, observe the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers, or have a time trip back to early centuries in the area of Svetitskhoveli cathedral and Samtavro church, at the end of the tour you will taste Georgian wine.


We will visit:

  • Mtskheta is one of oldest cities of Georgia near Tbilisi. Mtskheta was capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Here Georgians accepted Christianity in 317 and Mtskheta remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church.
  • Jvari Monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastery of the 6th century near Mtskheta (World Heritage site). The name is translated as the Monastery of Cross. The great church represents the peak of the architectual typology. It is a true architectual masterpiece of the early Medi period overlooking the confluence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers from the top of the hill.
  • Svetitskhoveli Cathedral was built in the 11th century, although the site itself is even older, dating back to the early 4th century. It differs in its artistic value, magnigicence, harmony and the special role it has played in the history. The monument has an elogated cross which appears to touch the sky. It was the main pilgrimage place on the Silk Road, the burial plae of the Christ"s Robe and the tomb place of Georgian Kings. The cathedral is the second largest church building in Georgia and is listed as a UNSECO World Heritage Site along with other historical monuments of Mtskheta.
  • Samtavro monastery complex was built in the 11th century. It contains the grave of queen Nana and Mirian III, the king of Iberia, who established Christianity as official religion in Georgia. The famous Georgian monk Gabrieli is buried inside the Samtavro church as well.
  • Wine Degustation - Where you can taste and buy Georgian wine.


Tickets can be booked online with promotions and here, at our offices:

  • Office 1 (44 Kote Apkhazi str. Meidan sq)
  • Office 2 (1/3 Pushkin str. Freedom sq)
  • At our bus stops

Departure time twice a day : 10:00 a.m and 15:00 p.m.

See a quick MAP for the detailed route or download a full printable PDF map here.

IMPORTANT! Information for the ladies, we will visit the monastery, take a scarf with you to cover the head. 


We wish you a pleasant stay in Tbilisi. Thank you and enjoy your trip!

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  • 2019-06-08 12:54:16 Schmautzi

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    Our guide talked the whole time that was soo annoying. First Russian then English and that all the time. Furthermore you didn't understand anything because she talked way too fast. But the tour still was amazing because the locations are wonderful.

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  • 2019-01-29 06:31:38 Ann

    So interesting

    Traveling to Mtskheta was vary interesting, to hear a lot of interesting moments from history and also take amazing panoramic photos, guide girl Mariam was vary informative and helpful.Thanks to her and girls on desk who were also very friendly and helpful.

  • 2018-08-02 01:59:22 Алексей К.Е.

    Интересно!

    Хороший тур с винной дегустацией, гид очаровательная девушка Мариам, приятные впечатления об этой компании.Советую.

  • 2018-08-02 11:51:55 Thank you!

    Great Nina

    Nina is just wonderful guide, thanks a lot for good tour.

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