Tour of Mtskheta:
Jvari-Svetitskhoveli-Samtavro-cave monastery Shio Mgvime with a Russian-speaking guide
We offer a fascinating tour: in Mtskheta, you will visit the temple of the Holy Cross of the VI century, the monastery of Jvari and the cave monastery of Shio Mgvime. Gifts are waiting for you
Gathering for a tour of the Avlabari metro, near the Tourist Hotel
Departure by car to the ancient capital of Georgia – Mtskheta (UNESCO national treasure). Here we will visit the Jvari Monastery (translated from the cargo “Cross”), the 6th century AD, located on the top of the mountain at the confluence of the other rivers Aragvi and Kura, from where a beautiful view of the ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta, opens.
Visit to the Cathedral of Svetitskhoveli (translated from the cargo. “Life-giving pillar”), where the Chiton of the Lord is buried. We are waiting for a walk along the narrow streets of the old city of Mtskheta. Free time to buy souvenirs. Dinner with homemade wine in a restaurant with a remarkable view of the Mtkvari River (Kura).
Visit Samtavro monastery, which is translated from Georgian means “royal territory”. The temple is the tomb of the first rulers of Georgia: it is here that the remains of King Mirian and his wife Nino rest. In 1994, the monastery, like other monuments of the city, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Departure cave monastery Shio Mgvime. The monastery was founded in the second half of the 6th century by St. Shio, one of the Assyrian fathers, known as Shio Mgvim. There are several buildings on the territory of the monastery, of which the oldest – the Church of John the Baptist – was built between 560 and 580 years.
On the territory of the monastery, on the initiative of David the Builder, the Temple of Our Lady was built around 1100. Now it is the central temple of the monastery
On request, lunch at the Salobio restaurant for an additional fee.
Return to Tbilisi
The cost of the tour is 20 USD per person.