This fascinating tour includes highlighted sights of two capitals of Georgia-Mtskheta and Tbilisi and gives you the best impression about the past and present of the country and shows its authentic architecture .
We first explore the tremendous heritage of Georgia’s capital city as we walk through its narrow, cobbled streets, ancient twisted pathways and boulevards, marvelling at the 1500 year history of this great city.
Throughout its history, Tbilisi has been a crucial location for many different trade routes and has been famous for its multi religious and multicultural character. Its diversity and cultural richness can be seen in the magnificence of Tbilisi’s architecture which been influenced by Byzantine, European and Oriental art. In the heart of the old town we will find churches, synagogues, mosques, Caravanserai, and even a Zoroastrian temple as well as the famous Sulphur Baths and glorious ruins of Narikala castle – which was the main fortification of Tbilisi.
Later, we drive to the spiritual heart of Georgia-Mtskheta- the first capital of Georgian empire from 3rd c B.C to 5th c A.D . First we drive up to the mountains to visit one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mtskheta – 6th century Jvari (Holy Cross) monastery and enjoy spectacular views of Mtskheta and the confluence of two rivers below.
Then, we drive down to the town dominated by the impressive cathedral called “Svetitskhoveli (11th c.)- “Life-Giving Pillar” .According to the legend, the first church (4th c) here was built on the burial site of Christ’s robe. As the church was being constructed, the wooden pillar rose into the air and magic chrism started to flow from it, healing all the diseases which gave name to the church.
We drive back to Tbilisi
Duration: 7 hrs
Dates: Whole Year