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Mtskheta, Georgia

The Georgian city Mtskheta is among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Dating before 1,000 BC it was once the capital of the early Kingdom of Iberia (today’s Eastern Georgia) and an important ancient trading route. Mtskheta is also the religious center of the country. The ‘Holy City’ brims over with historical monuments and ruins representing the mystical significance in Georgian culture.

Among all these valued legacies is the Jvari Monastery located at the precipice of a vertical side-cliff. It is a remarkable and important pilgrimage site, a sacred landmark and the most ancient cult monument constructed in the beginning of Georgian Christianity in the 6th century. Another must-see is the Georgian architectural masterpiece Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. It was built on the grave of Sidonia - who was believed to be buried with Christ's robe and was the site for coronation and burial of Georgian kings. Today’s Cathedral was established in the 11th century and serves as the seat of the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia.

Stroll this laid back and old fashioned town filled with Georgian spiritual vibe.

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See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

11 days

7 cities

1 country

Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Borjomi | Batumi

Set off on a memorable adventure while touring around Georgia’s most recognizable sights like Tbilisi, Uplistsikhe Caves, "Pearl of the Black Sea” Batumi and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mtskheta and Gelati Monastery.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

5 cities

1 country

Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori

Experience the warm hospitality and breathtaking nature of Georgia exploring the capital of Tbilisi, Uplistsikhe Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mtskheta, not to mention all of the authentic sights, holding countless historic secrets of the nation.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

7 cities

2 countries

Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Yerevan | Etchmiadzin

Explore unique traditions and spiritual heritage of Georgia and Armenia while traveling around the capitals of Tbilisi and Yerevan, Uplistsikhe Caves and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mtskheta and the cathedral and churches of Etchmiadzin.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

12 days

9 cities

3 countries

Baku | Sheki | Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Yerevan | Etchmiadzin

Explore the historical sites, enjoy the hands-on master-class and tastings of local cuisines and drinks and experience breathtaking nature during your tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

11 days

7 cities

1 country

Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Borjomi | Batumi

Set off on a memorable adventure while touring around Georgia’s most recognizable sights like Tbilisi, Uplistsikhe Caves, "Pearl of the Black Sea” Batumi and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mtskheta and Gelati Monastery.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

5 cities

1 country

Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori

Experience the warm hospitality and breathtaking nature of Georgia exploring the capital of Tbilisi, Uplistsikhe Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mtskheta, not to mention all of the authentic sights, holding countless historic secrets of the nation.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

7 cities

2 countries

Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Yerevan | Etchmiadzin

Explore unique traditions and spiritual heritage of Georgia and Armenia while traveling around the capitals of Tbilisi and Yerevan, Uplistsikhe Caves and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mtskheta and the cathedral and churches of Etchmiadzin.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

12 days

9 cities

3 countries

Baku | Sheki | Tbilisi | Sighnaghi | Kazbegi | Mtskheta | Gori | Yerevan | Etchmiadzin

Explore the historical sites, enjoy the hands-on master-class and tastings of local cuisines and drinks and experience breathtaking nature during your tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.