DAY 3 (30th Sep) – Half Day Tbilisi City Tour and Mtskheta Tour
This morning, your day kicks off with a tour of Tbilisi. With a friendly guide in tow, you will set out to discover the region’s blend of iconic structures, legendary monuments, and hidden gems. Enjoy an up-close and detailed look at the splendid Holy Trinity Cathedral, stop at the iconic Metekhi church, and capture some cool snaps against the monument of Vakhtang Gorgasali – the founder of Tbilisi.
As the tour continues, you will head to the Old Town whose highlights range from Narikala Fortress – a Persian Citadel to the antiquated Sulphur Bathhouse District and other monumental gems such as monumental treasures such as Sioni Cathedral. You also get to see the Peace Bridge and visit the marionette theatre of Rezo Gabriadze Theatre as part of your tour.
Following a smooth drive of approximately 20 kilometers from Tbilisi, you will arrive at Mtskheta which was once the capital of Eastern Georgia Kingdom from 3rd century BC to 5th century AD. With your experienced guide, get ready to immerse yourself in its inimitable old world charm as you make stops at some of the region’s most treasured gems. This includes UNESCO World Heritages Sites such as the venerated Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (enshrined with Christ’s robe) and the 6th century Jvari Monastery, which is perched on a high cliff, overlooking the stunning river confluence views of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Drop off at your hotel is included.