Around picturesque and holy sites of Georgia
About this tour
This excursion is for connoisseurs of beautiful and spiritual things. 70 km from Tbilisi there is a picturesque Jinval reservoir and fortress Ananuri, once the main stronghold for the rulers of this region.
On the way back we will visit the ancient capital of Georgia Mtskheta, walk along the cozy streets, have a coffee on the sand or have lunch in a local food restaurant (Georgian food is extremely delicious!).
We will attend Patriarchal cathedral Svetitskhoveli (IV century A.D.), which has been the main cathedral of all Georgia for centuries.
Then we will go to Samtavro (IV century A.D.), an active convent since the 11th century. From there our car will take us to the top of the mountain to the monastery temple of Jwari (VI century A.D.), where the cross was erected by Saint Nina. You can also enjoy an amazing panorama of Mtskheta and two Rivers Aragvi and Kura merge!
Svetitskhoveli, Samtavro and Jwari have been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1994.
Meeting or Pickup Location:
airport, hotel etc
Average Tour duration (minimum booking):
Transportation provided, if any:
Mercedes Benz Vito Tourer minivan (7 passengers+a guide)
What is included in the Tour, Activity or Experience:
Guide’s service, transportation, bottle of water
What is NOT included in the Tour, Activity or Experience:
food and drinks
Local Food Tours
Local Art Classes
Local Cooking Classes
Shows & Concerts
Local Language Lessons
Meet Celebrity Tours
Private Car Tours
Languages Spoken by Host:
Local cash needed, if any:
25 GEL (9$) each-for food and drinks
Is the Tour or Experience Customizable:
Special rules or restrictions, if any:
Comfy shoes and sneakers are preferrable. And ladies should wear kerchiefs at churches.