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Svetitskhoveli Cathedral Tours and Activities

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This stunning cathedral in the heart of Arsukidze dates back to the early 11th century and serves as a visual reminder of the iconic Georgian architecture that has made this region famous. Travelers will find ornate stone carvings on Svetitskhoveli’s exterior and detailed frescos on the interior walls. The robes of Jesus Christ are said to be tucked underneath the church’s nave. For this reason, thousands of pilgrims find their way to this famous cathedral every year. Travelers can revel at the artistry of what’s widely considered the most beautiful church in the nation, and learn about the Georgian monarchs who are buried here as they explore the grounds.

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Narekvavi-Mtskheta-Railway Station, Mtskheta, Georgia
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One Day Tour to Tbilisi and Mtskheta

One Day Tour to Tbilisi and Mtskheta

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Make the most of your limited time in Georgia with a full-day tour of Tbilisi and Mtskheta. The comprehensive tour doesn’t waste a moment of your time with all-inclusive round trip transportation beginning at your hotel. Enjoy an immersive tour of Georgia’s capital city, followed by a cultural visit to UNESCO listed Mtskheta. Admission to all attractions is conveniently included, as your cable car ride up to Narikala Fortress.  
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.58
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$77.58

Mtskheta Tour From Tbilisi

Mtskheta Tour From Tbilisi

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Two UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries plus cathedrals spanning the 6th to 11th centuries introduce visitors to Georgia’s long and rich religious history on this tour from Tbilisi. A sightseeing tour of Georgia’s oldest city of Mtskheta rounds out the day, while a private tour with just your guide and group lets you travel in comfort.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.24
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$19.24

Gudauri Ski Resort day tour from Tbilisi

Gudauri Ski Resort day tour from Tbilisi

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For a non-trivial way of traveling. TripsinGeo is a team of dedicated local tour experts, who all share the same passion for their job and value quality over quantity. We believe that traveling is not only about historical sights, but about personal experience and getting in contact with local traditions and lifestyle. We bring you closer to the local cultures with professional guides and drivers.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29
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Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe

Mtskheta-Gori-Uplistsikhe

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This is for you if you value personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this full-day private tour. Your adventure starts with pick-up from your Tbilisi hotel approximately at 10 o'clock in a comfortable, left-hand drive and climate-controlled vehicle. We can manage the time in consultation a bit earlier or later. While sitting back enjoy the scenery of Georgian countryside and get in-depth narrative on topics you are interested in about Georgian history, culture and cuisine. At the end of the enjoyable and informative trip - after visiting last sightseeing – drive back to your Tbilisi hotel! If you are traveling with children, please, choose the child option as indicated. One child up to the age of 6 is free of charge.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Mtskheta-Jvari Gori-Uplistsikhe

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Mtskheta-Jvari Gori-Uplistsikhe

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Discover the historical wonders of Georgia on a group tour from Tbilisi. The full-day excursion is great for travelers who are short on time, but want to experience the country to its fullest. With round-trip transportation from your hotel, there’s no need to fuss over navigation or public buses. Enjoy guided visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mtskheta, Gori, and much more, before your return to the city.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.20
$29.00
$5.80 savings
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$29.00
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Private Day Trip to Gudauri and Kazbegi from Tbilisi via Jvari and Mtskheta

Private Day Trip to Gudauri and Kazbegi from Tbilisi via Jvari and Mtskheta

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Enjoy personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace while exploring Gudauri and Kazbegi on this private tour from Tbilisi. Additionally, visit the 11th-century Svetitskhoveli cathedral and the 6th-century Jvari monastery in Mtskheta, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Other highlights include Gergeti Trinity Church, Ananuri Fortress, and Jinvali Water Reservoir, among others. Refuel midday with a typical Georgian lunch in a Kazbegi hotel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.00
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$42.00
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Uplistsikhe-Borjomi-Gori-Mtskheta

Uplistsikhe-Borjomi-Gori-Mtskheta

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We suggest friendly service, best places, warm and friendly atmosphere with VIP/Private tours around Georgia. We will show tourists not only touristic Georgia, but also Georgia from the inside. We have drivers, who are also a guide. Our tourists will be able to experience Georgian hospitality and Georgian beauty at its best! If you are interested in culture, nature, architecture, religion, archaeology, or to gain unforgettable memories and feel Georgia at its best, then this tour is for you!
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.57
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$102.57
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Tour to Gudauri from Tbilisi (Sabaduri, Ananuri, Pasanauri, Panorama, Gondola)

Tour to Gudauri from Tbilisi (Sabaduri, Ananuri, Pasanauri, Panorama, Gondola)

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Private full day tour to Gudauri‎ includes visiting Forest Sabaduri, known with its mixed forest and unbelievable scenery, Jinvali lake reservoir that provides Tbilisi with drinking water, a medieval defensive fortress of Ananuri and the best ski resort in Georgia. Guests will have a chance to ski in Gudauri and enjoy great mountain views from the cable car and also do independent activities such as: paragliding, quadro cycling and horse riding at Panorama Gudauri. Guests can taste delicious Georgian and European meals in the best restaurant in Pasanauri. Private tour to Gudauri is an ideal day tour for people who desire to explore beautiful forest of Tbilisi National Park, ancient fortress, ski resort, great views and hidden gems of Caucasus Mountains on Georgian Military Road. Total drive 295 km (185 miles).
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.18
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Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Full Day Tour from Tbilisi

Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Full Day Tour from Tbilisi

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Explore Georgia on this private multi-stop tour, including some of the country's top highlights. Visiting all of these locations—Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri, and Kazbegi—on your own might be a stressful undertaking, but this tour includes a dedicated guide to lead you and all transportation. Along the way, learn about the stops and each of their unique cultures and history through guided commentary.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Full Day Private Tour of Tbilisi and Mtskheta

Full Day Private Tour of Tbilisi and Mtskheta

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Discover UNESCO World Heritage treasures in Georgia on this private full-day Tbilisi and Mtskheta tour from Tbilisi. Explore the historic town of Mtskheta with a private guide and discover UNESCO–listed attractions including 6th-century Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. After a traditional lunch in a local restaurant, head onward to Tbilisi and take in important landmarks such as the Metekhi Plateau and 4th-century Narikala Fortress. Stroll through Legtakhevi and the bath-house district, and soak up the atmosphere in bustling Meidan Square.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.24
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$91.24
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2 Day private Tbilisi city and Mtskheta city tour from Tbilisi

2 Day private Tbilisi city and Mtskheta city tour from Tbilisi

Visit the modern and ancient capitals of Georgia in a two-day tour to Tbilisi and Mtskheta with an eventful itinerary. Both cities are rich in landmarks and historic sites. Feel the charm of cozy in European manner, lively and romantic Tbilisi. On the second day cast mind back into the medieval scenery of Mtskheta, the most popular tourist city of Georgia. Mtskheta is Georgia’s most sacred pilgrimage city and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.59
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$143.59
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8-Day The Best of Georgia Private Jeep Tour from Tbilisi

8-Day The Best of Georgia Private Jeep Tour from Tbilisi

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Experience Georgia’s landscapes with ease on a 7-night Jeep adventure from Tbilisi. Let your guide navigate the rugged terrain, taking you to parts of the country that most tourist don’t see. You’ll see the Black Sea coast, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, monasteries, and more. All accommodation, plus breakfasts and dinners, are included, making for a seamless adventure. Plus, a private tour means you’ll get plenty of personal attention.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$799.00
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$799.00
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Private Tour to Mtskheta and Georgian Wine Tasting from Tbilisi

Private Tour to Mtskheta and Georgian Wine Tasting from Tbilisi

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Visit the ancient capital of Eastern Georgia and discover delicious local flavors on this private 7-hour Mtskheta tour with Georgian wine-tasting. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage–listed town of Mtskheta with a private guide and discover top local attractions including Jvari Monastery, Samtavro Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. After a traditional lunch in a Georgian restaurant, head onward to the winemaking estate of Château Mukhrani. Enjoy a guided tour of the cellars and gardens, and gain insight into the winery’s rich heritage. Finish your tour with a wine-tasting session.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.23
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Tours Around Georgia 8 days

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Tours Around Georgia 8 days

Make the most of your time in Georgia—and leave all the planning to someone else—on this private, 8-day sightseeing itinerary. On the first day, meet your driver at Tbilisi International Airport and travel via air-conditioned, Wi-Fi-equipped vehicle to your hotel (accommodation and meals own expense). During your stay, you’ll visit Kutaisi, Batumi, and other cities; will admire ancient fortresses, cathedrals, and waterfalls; will enjoy a food masterclass; and more.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$585.00
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$650.00
$65.00 savings
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$650.00
$65.00 savings
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Best of Georgia in 8 Days

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Best of Georgia in 8 Days

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Discover everything that Georgia has to offer on an 8-day sightseeing tour. Skip the stress of car rental, navigation, and language barriers with end-to-end transportation. A private chauffeur enables you to see all of the country’s top sights in just eight days. Avoid the headache of finding multiple hotels, with all accommodation pre-arranged and included. Your guide is with you at all times to ensure an immersive and personalized experience.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$654.50
$770.00
$115.50 savings
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$770.00
$115.50 savings
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1 Day Kakheti Tour

1 Day Kakheti Tour

Drive through “Gombori Pass” endless turns where you meet small idyllic villages, magnificent sceneries of Alazani valley, Caucasus Mountains, panoramic views, sheep flocks and ancient forests. Visit amazing house museum of Prince Alexandre Chavchavadze, 2nd largest church in Georgia- “Alaverdi”,which astonishes all the visitors with its amazing architecture. We will visit village Napareuli which is worldwide known as one of the most distinguished winery micro zone. Wine producing of ''Twins Wine Cellar in Napareuli'' is based on the oldest Kakhetian method, such as producing wine in Qvevri. In 2013, UNESCO added the traditional Georgian method of making wine in kvevris to it’s list of intangible cultural heritage. Our last tour destination is “Gremi”. The architectural ensemble of Gremi in the look that it has up to present day was built in the 16th century in the times of King Levan of Kakheti, who announced Gremi the capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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4 Full days in Georgia with free aiport transfers

4 Full days in Georgia with free aiport transfers

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For travelers that want to get more out of a trip to Georgia, nothing beats a cross-country excursion, but private tours are pricey, and arranging an itinerary can get complicated. Fortunately, with this small group-tour, you can see the best of Georgia—from the architecture in Tbilisi to the vineyards in the Kakheti wine region—all in just four days. With airport transfer, daily tours, and transportation all included, all you need to do is book a hotel and start your journey.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.00
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$135.00
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Mtskheta - The First Capital Of Georgia Private Tour

Mtskheta - The First Capital Of Georgia Private Tour

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The historic town of Mtskheta was the first capital of Georgia and is renowned for its magnificent medieval churches—which are protected on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This half-day tour takes in all the highlights, including the hilltop Jvari Church, the 11th-century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, and the Shio-Mgvime Monastery. To escape the crowds, add on an optional visit to Zedazeni Monastery.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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2-Day Private Tour to Kazbegi from Tbilisi

2-Day Private Tour to Kazbegi from Tbilisi

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Discover rich history and heritage in Georgia on this private 2-day Kazbegi tour from Tbilisi. Explore UNESCO–listed Mtskheta — home to top attractions including the Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral — with a private guide. Gaze over the Jinvali Reservoir from 14th-century Ananuri Fortress, take the Jvari Pass to Stepantsminda and sample Georgian cuisine in local restaurants. Hike up Mt Kazbegi to the 14th-century Gergeti Trinity Church, then travel in comfort through the Dariali Gorge toward Tbilisi.  Take in natural landmarks including the Gveleti Waterfall, then return to your Tbilisi hotel.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$434.91
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$434.91
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Tbilisi & Mtskheta city tour

Tbilisi & Mtskheta city tour

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Beauty of Georgia, accompanied by friendly driver-guide. You will experience Georgian Hospitality at its best!
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.93
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1 day Mtskheta Tour

1 day Mtskheta Tour

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Explore the ancient places and discover the hidden truth of our ancestors. The trip will take you 4000 B.C. to the cave-town Uplistsikhe. If you want to become a part of Georgian culture, visit historical Christian churches "Svetitskhoveli" and "Jvari", taste famous Georgian wine and enjoy Georgian cuisine, this is a tour for you!!!
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

4-Day Private Tour from Tbilisi

4-Day Private Tour from Tbilisi

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Discover the best of western Georgia during this 4-day private tour from Tbilisi. Visit the cities of Kvareli, Signagi, Bodbe, Mtskheta, Uplitsikhe, Ananuri, and Kazbegi to explore their respective historic landmarks. Listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of Georgia at each stop to learn more about the ancient country. This tour leaves each day from your hotel in Tbilisi—not included— and includes all transportation.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$397.44
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$397.44
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Full-Day Private Tbilisi and Mtskheta Tour

Full-Day Private Tbilisi and Mtskheta Tour

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Explore the former Georgian capital of Mtskheta, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the modern-day capital of Tbilisi on this full-day tour and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. See the Holy Trinity cathedral, Metekhi church, and the Bridge of Peae in Tbilisi; ride the cable car to Narikala Fortress; then visit Mtskheta landmarks including the Jvari Church and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.00
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$49.00
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Mtskheta-Jvari-Gori-Uplistsikhe-Stalins Museum All inclusive tour

Mtskheta-Jvari-Gori-Uplistsikhe-Stalins Museum All inclusive tour

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Uplistsikhe caves - translated as the “Fortress of the Lord“. The history of Uplistsikhe goes back to the 2nd-1st millennium B.C. In antiquity, the city was one of the most important centers of Kartli and in the middle Ages. It stood on an important trade route that linked Byzantium with India and China. Joseph Stalin’s Museum - The museum exhibits re-create surreal and revealing scenes from the life of the dictator and include unique photos, gifts and furniture. The house where Stalin was born is preserved under a stone canopy nearby. SVETITSKHOVELI Cathedral 11th c-UNESCO site is one of the most sacred places in whole Georgia, with the Christ’s robe preserved in the Cathedral. JVARI monastery 6th c - UNESCO site is the culmination of a number of artistic and architectural aspirations of an early Georgian Christian architecture.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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What are Svetitskhoveli Cathedral hours of operation?
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Svetitskhoveli Cathedral hours of operation: Open daily 8am-8pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Svetitskhoveli Cathedral tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Svetitskhoveli Cathedral can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 174 Svetitskhoveli Cathedral tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral costs USD 15.00. Guided Svetitskhoveli Cathedral tours start around USD 15.00 per person. See all 174 Svetitskhoveli Cathedral tickets and tours on Viator.
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