Tour type: Cultural UNESCO
Tour code: TC002
Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Tbilisi
Tbilisi - the capital of Georgia from the 5th c. AD. founded by King Vakhtang Gorgasali on the site of its warm mineral-water springs. The city's name was not incidental. It originated from the word “tbili” - warm.
Metekhi church 13th c. - is a cross-cupola church built by King Demetre II. This style was the most common throughout the Middle Ages.
Abanotubani 13th-18th cc.- sulphur baths district where the founding of capital city started
Narikala Fortress 4th c. - The fortress was established as Shuris-tsikhe (i.e."Invidious Fort"), overlooking Tbilisi and the Mtkvari river. Later the Mongols renamed it "Narin Qala" (i.e."Little Fortress"). The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical garden.
Lunch in old city at the local restaurant with traditional Georgian meals.
Mtskheta - Mtskheta was capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia during the 3rd c BC–5th c AD. It was the site of early Christian activity. It is one of the most interesting historic towns in Georgia with it’s significant monuments of Christian architecture.
Cathedral Svetitskhoveli 11th c. - UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest ancient structure in Georgia and its lofty interior walls carry some fabulous and unusual frescos. This splendid building was used down the centuries for coronation and burial of Georgia’s monarchs
The Church of Jvari 6th c. is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Looking down on Georgia’s former capital Mtskheta, the ancient Jvari church perches prominently on a hilltop, overlooks the confluence of two major rivers, the Aragvi and Mtkvari.
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