Just a 30-minute drive from Tbilisi will lies our ancient capital, Mtskheta, or the “‘Second Jerusalem” as Georgians call it. We'll make a few stops before reaching our main destination, with visits to Jvari church, which overlooks the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, and the 6th century Jvari Monastery (UNESCO site) which is one of the most iconic site in Georgia. This ancient temple was built at the dawn of the adoption and spread of Christianity in Georgia.
Now we'll head on to Mtskheta, a tiny city that used to be the capital of Georgia. We'll walk through the beautiful streets filled with souvenir shops and cafes, and on to the amazing Svetitskhoveli cathedral, an 11th century structure and UNESCO site. This cathedral is one of the most important places in Georgia as it is believed that the robe of Jesus is buried here. Apart from its historical importance, Mtskheta is also avorite place for Tbilisians to spend the weekend and it is also believed that the best Khinkali (Georgian dumplings) are made there. We can certainly find out if that's true during lunch after the tour!
This trip is operated by by Levan Chalauri of Experience Georgia and offered in partnership with Go Ask A Local. All details for the trip will be managed directly with Levan and the Experience Georgia Team.