Duration: 7- 8  hours

Tour programme Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Shio Mgvime – Kanda – Mukhrani – Dzalisi- Tbilisi

Departure to Mtskheta. The oldest city-reserve, whose age is about 4000 years, is considered the Second Jerusalem, a museum of Christian culture. In a small area between small streets, it keeps a lot of saints and places of worship. Mtskheta is actually the heart of Georgian civilization, the capital of Georgia before the founding of Tbilisi.

Visit to the Jvari  monastery – Georgian monastery and temple of the 7th century, one of the masterpieces of architecture for the perfection of architectural forms and the first World Heritage Site in Georgia. Jvari (lit. “cross”) is located on the top of a mountain at the confluence of the Kura and Aragvi near Mtskheta – where, according to historical sources (“Conversion of Georgia”, “Life of the Kartli kings”), St. Nino erected a cross. Jvari Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Visit of Svetitskhoveli – The temple, with some changes that has survived to this day, was built at the beginning of the 11th century. It is one of the greatest cathedrals. The ancient shrine and spiritual center of Georgia was built on the site of previous churches, the walls of which were not completely destroyed and were preserved as architectural elements. Svetitskhoveli keeps the most important Orthodox relics: the chiton of the Lord, the font of King Mirian, a particle of the relics of the Apostle Andrew the First-Called, the robe of the prophet Elia, the relics of the holy Georgian kings. Svetitskhoveli Temple is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Visit of St. Stephen the Martyr Church (Church of Antioch), built in the 5th century on the holy place of the baptism of Georgians, at the confluence of the Kura and Aragvi rivers,the church is one of the oldest in Mtskheta. The Greek inscription on the stone at the threshold of the church (the stone slab is kept in the Archaeological Museum of Mtskheta) informs that the architect of the temple was the Greek master Averlios Akolios. Since the founding of the church, it has changed a lot. consists of buildings of different times: the hall church, transformed into its modern form from the northern nave of the old three-aisled basilica, the entrance gate and the defensive gate tower.

Visit of Samtavro Monastery. The history of the monastery begins in the 4th century and is associated with St. Nino, one of the most revered saints in Georgia. After arriving in Mtskheta, St. Equal-to-the-Apostles Nino found a secluded place near the northern border of Mtskheta, where she settled in a hut in blackberry bushes (which has survived to this day) and continued her sermon. Samtavro is especially revered by believers, since there are Christian shrines here – The icon of the Iviron Mother of God , the relics of King Mirian and Queen Nana, the relics of St. Shio Mgvimeli and of St. Gabriel Urgebadze. Samtavro Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Visiting  the Shio-Mgvime Monastery – ancient monastery founded in the 6th century by the monk Shio, who spent his last years in a deep cave located on the territory of the monastery. Where did the name of the monastery come from – “Shio-Mgvime”, which in Georgian means “Cave of Shio”. The first building was the Church of St. John the Baptist. The monastery quickly became the largest monastic community; by the end of the 6th century, it had about 2,000 monks in its ranks. The monastery was repeatedly devastated and destroyed. At the end of the 19th century, Shio-Mgvime was completely renovated. Now it is active and still attracts pilgrims.

Visiting Kanda. The monastery of  St. 13 Assyrian monks  in the village of Kanda has long been unable to accommodate all the parishioners who come here every Sunday for a prayer conducted by the church mentor, Schema-Archimandrite Seraphim Bit-Kharibi. This small village is inhabited by Orthodox Assyrians who speak Aramaic, the native language of Jesus Christ. With the blessing of the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II and in accordance with the decision of the Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church, divine services are held here in Aramaic.

Departure for  “Chateau Mukhrani“. “Mukhrani” in Georgian means “decorated with oak trees”. This is not only one of the most picturesque places in Eastern Georgia, but also a territory with healthy soil and harmonious climate. Masters of Chateau take the authenticity of the region as a basis and strive to emphasize the terroir and character of the unique Georgian grape varieties. Chateau vineyards are located in specially selected areas of the region. The fabulous palace and wine cellars, beautiful gardens and vineyards brought Chateau Mukhrani worldwide fame.

Visiting  the Ancient Dzalisi  In terms of its artistic, historical and stylistic significance, Dzalisi could be compared with such ancient cities as Pompeii or Herculaneum. According to archaeological research, around the 3rd century BC, on this site, on an area of 70 hectares, there was a city that played an important role in the life of the Iberian kingdom. During the excavations, the ruins of four palace complexes were discovered, The streets are paved with rectangular ceramic slabs, a sewer, a water supply made of ceramic pipes, a pipeline network of lead pipes, an acropolis, thermal baths of the 2nd century with heated floors and military barracks.

 

The price of excursions $ (US Dollars)                             

From 20 USD 

The price depends on the number of people and varies(±)  from 20 USD  to 40 USD.

Price Includes:  Transport, Service of professional guide.

The cost of each excursion is discussed individually.

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*Timetables : on request

Nomber of persons   1-3 per     4-8 per    9-19 per   20-40 per
Mode of transport    Sedan    Minivan    Minibus         Bus

                                 

*The tour programs are based on our experience and the opinions of our completely different customers. These are semi-finished circuits, this programs can be easily redone. Add or subtract the number of excursion days. Sort or redo the excursion day, change the sequence, the duration, prices …

Every day excursion is a stand-alone destination. It is the separate route with the calculation of the distance and the comfortable movement between the excursion points. Each tour and each itinerary is examined at the time of the request. Also, at the desire of the tourists, they can change the already booked and paid program.

 

 

Mtskheta
Mtskheta
Jvari monastery
Jvari monastery
Jvari monastery
Mtskheta & Jvari
St.Nino
Mtskheta
Svetiskhoveli cathedral
Svetitskhoveli cathedral
Suvenirs of Mtskheta
Antioch church of Mtskheta
Antioch of Mtskheta
Samtavro monastery
Makvlovani Samtavro
Bebristsikhe fortress
Shio-Mgvime caves
Shio-Mgvime monastery
Shio Mgvime monastery
Shio-Mrvime monastery
Kanda church
Mukhrani estate
Dzalisi antique
Dzalisi museum
Roman villa in dzalisi

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