Breakfast. Moving to the other capital of Georgia - Mtskheta.
Arrival in the city of Mtskheta - the oldest capital of Georgia. The history of Christianity in Georgia begins at this place. In the city of Mtskheta, the most important Christian shrine is stored - the tunic of the Lord. Based on historical and cultural significance, “Historical Monuments of Mtskheta” are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit to the Jvari Monastery (translated into Russian as “Cross”), which is located east of the city of Mtskheta, on the top of the mountain at the confluence of the Aragvi and Kura rivers. The current monastery of Jvari is the pearl of Georgian Christian architecture, in the 30s of the 4th century, King Mirian III erected a cross from a vine in this place, which was revered not only by Georgians, but also all Christians of Transcaucasia.
Driving to visit the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - a symbol of Christianity in Georgia and the national liberation struggle against foreign invaders. The temple was built in honor of the great 12 apostles of the Christian church. According to ancient legends, it was here in the IV century that the first Christian church in Georgia was built - the church of St. Sidonia.
Tbilisi City Tour. Tbilisi is the picturesque and ancient cultural capital of Georgia. It was founded by the Georgian king Vakhtang Gorgasali in the 5th century AD. In the XII century, Tbilisi became one of the important political, economic and cultural centers of the Caucasus and the Middle East. As the capital, one of the most powerful countries in the Caucasus region. Tbilisi was the center of intersection of the main trade and cultural routes between east and west, south and north, the main direction of the Great Silk Road.
In the city center, many architectural structures of different directions and styles have been preserved. The Kura River flows throughout the city, which divides the city into two parts.
Tbilisi is home to an eclectic mix of Orthodox churches, mosques and synagogues. You will have the opportunity to not only admire, but also learn a lot of interesting things about the architectural and cultural monuments of the old city, the stronghold of which, for many centuries, has been the Narikala fortress, with its battlements.
Visit to the BRIDGE OF THE WORLD. On the left bank of the bridge is the temple of Sioni, which we will also visit. Excursions to the Cathedral ’’ Sameba ’’, Cathedral ’’ Metekhi ’. We’ll also visit the sulfur baths area, the beauty of this area will not leave you indifferent. We will walk along Old Tbilisi and Rustaveli Avenue.
Free time. Overnight in Tbilisi.