Trip to Tbilisi & Mtskheta

Trip to Tbilisi & Mtskheta

Category: Excursions from Batumi
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 2 days
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Arrival: Batumi International Airport
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Duration: 2 days

Tour type: excursional tour

Itinerary: Batumi - Uplistsikhe - Mtskheta - Tbilisi - Batumi  

 

Day one

Departure from Batumi early in the morning. Arrival to Uplistsikhe it is identified by archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Strategically located in the heartland of ancient kingdom of Kartli (or Iberia as it was known to the classical authors). 
After Uplistsikhe driving to Mtskheta. It was the capital of the eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Mtskheta was the site of Georgia's adoption of Christianity in 334 and remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox Church. In Mtskheta we will visit:
Jvari Monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastery of the 6th century monastery of Jvari is situated on a cliff above Mtskheta.  The name is translated as the Monastery of the Cross. It is the culmination of a number of artistic and architectural aspirations in early Christian Georgian It  is standing  on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia.
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is one of the most sacred places in Georgia and, along with Jvari Monastery, the clear highlight of a trip to Mtskheta. It was founded in 1010, built on the site of Georgia's first church, and contains the graves of the ancient Georgian kings, including Sidonia, who was said to have been buried holding Christ's robe.
After tour around Mtkheta, lunch in local restaurant and drive to Tbilisi, accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi hotel. 

Day two
After breakfast and check out from the hotel, sightseeing tour around Tbilisi capital. The main sites of the tour are: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Metechi church with panoramic views over the old part of the city, Sioni cathedral, Anchiskhati Church, Narikala fortress, Sulphur Baths in Abanotubani, Meidan Square, Chardin Road, Freedom Square, Bridge of Peace, Rustaveli Avenue, Turtle Lake, and many other places ofinterest... 
Lunch at the local restaurant, free shopping time. Coming back to Batumi in the evening hours by train. Transfer to the railway station.  

 

 


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