- Breakfast at the Hotel & Gathering at the lobby
- Pick up by A/C vehicle to start the tour
Mtskhta & Jvari +Tbilisi Highlights "2"
Starting by the old capital of eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD: Mtskheta. Located in Kartly province, circa 30km North-West Tbilisi; by the confluence of the Kura & Aragvi rivers. Mtskheta was the site of Georgia's adoption of Christianity in 334 and remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Life Giving Pillar)
founded in 1010, built on the site of Georgia's first church, and contains the graves of the ancient Georgian kings, including Sidonia, who was said to have been buried holding Christ's robe.
Samtavro (Place of the Ruler)
located to the north up the main road, within easy walking distance from the Svetitskhoveli complex. According to legend, St. Nino actually lived on this site and prayed within the smaller of its two extant churches. This small church dates from the 4th century. The larger church on this site was built in the 11th century and contains the graves of Mirian, the Georgian king who adopted Christianity, and his wife, Nana
Bebris Tsikhe (The Elder's Fortress)
located further up the main road from Samtavro, the ruins of Bebris Tsikhe are fun, if a bit dangerous, to climb on for views overlooking Mtskheta and the valley formed around the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers.
Jvari (The Cross) Monastery
situated on a cliff above Mtskheta since the 6th century. It is the culmination of a number of artistic and architectural aspiration in early Christian Georgian architecture. The view from above is amazing.
- Back to Tbilisi
Heading to Chonkadze street to ride the spectacular funicular up to Mtatsiminda Park The park is located 800 meters above the city, topping Mtatsiminda Mount also known as Bombora, spreads over more than 1 sq km and has been a popular fun spot for generations. The park has spectacular views of the city & scenic gardens .An amusement park for adults & children is also there, with numerous games alternates: roller coaster, Sartori Roto Techno, mini Mine Train coaster, a bee-themed jet ride, a spinning coaster, Fabbri drop tower, reverse bungee, slide and dark ride.
- Back to the Hotel
- Overnight in Tbilisi