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

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    Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 383400 Georgia

    The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral located in the historic town of Mtskheta, Georgia, to the northwest of the Georgian capital Tbilisi. A masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages, Svetitskhoveli is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is currently the second largest church building in Georgia, after the Holy Trinity Cathedral.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia

    Jvari Monastery (Georgian: ჯვრის მონასტერი) is a sixth century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. Along with other historic structures of Mtskheta, it is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Jvari Monastery stands on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers . According to traditional accounts, on this location in the early 4th century Saint Nino, a female evangelist credited with converting King Mirian III of Iberia to Christianity, erected a large wooden cross on the site of a pagan temple. The cross was reportedly able to work miracles and therefore drew pilgrims from all over the Caucasus. A small church was erected over the remnants of the wooden cross in c.545 named the "Small Church of ,,Jvari"

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Jinvali Water Reservoir, 40 km to the North from Tbilisi, Tbilisi Georgia

    The Zhinvali Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Aragvi River in the Caucasus Mountains in Zhinvali, Georgia. The Zhinvali Hydroelectric Power Plant has two turbines with a nominal capacity of 65 MW each having a total capacity of 130 MW. Jinvali water reservoir has a unique V shape and water color is also very special with a wonderful views .

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, Georgian Military Highway, Ananuri Georgia

    Ananuri (Georgian: ანანური) is a castle complex on the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. A feudal dynasty which ruled the area from the 13th century. The castle was the scene of numerous battles. Within the complex, amongst other buildings, are two churches. The older Church of the Virgin, which abuts a tall square tower, has the graves of some of the Dukes of Aragvi. It dates from the first half of the 17th century, and was built of brick. The larger Church of the Mother of God(Ghvtismshobeli), built in 1689 for the son of Duke Bardzem. It is a central dome style structure with richly decorated façades, including a carved north entrance and a carved grapevine cross on the south façade. It also contains the remains of a number of frescoes, most of which were destroyed by the fire in the 18th century.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Russian Georgian Friendship Monument, Georgian Military Highway, Gudauri 383085 Georgia

    This place has a wonderful view to the mountains and valley. Also the pictures in the wall re so beautiful . . This monument was built in 1983 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk and the "ongoing friendship" between Georgia and Soviet Russia . there’s lots of activities going on nearby like ballooning and paragliding.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Pansheti Swimming Pool and Mineral Water Spring, Georgia

    The source of mineral water and unusual Travertine rocks that have been formed here over millions of years.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Gergeti Trinity Church, Stepantsminda Georgia

    Gergeti Trinity Church is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti in Georgia. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri (the left tributary of the river Terek), at an elevation of 2170 meters (7120 feet), under Mount Kazbegi. The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century .

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    11h
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    • Profesional Driver/Guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Jvari Church
    • Entry/Admission - Jinvali Water Reservoir
    • Entry/Admission - Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
    • Entry/Admission - Russian Georgian Friendship Monument
    • Entry/Admission - Gergeti Trinity Church
    Exclusions
    • Food and drink
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    Reviewed 28 August 2019

    we booked this Tour from Tbilisi to Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri e Kazbegi, in selling description was complete of driving and professional guide in English. We started to visit the Svetitskhovely Cathedral and we were waiting for an explanation or some informations from the "guide" but...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Giancarlo B
    Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

    This tour has alot to offer, and if you don’t spend too long in each site, you’ll manage to see everything and get back early. The beauty of the Gudauri region will amaze you. If you are an adrenaline junkie, and plan ahead, you’ll be...More

    Thank gulfbabe
    Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

    My guide, Dachi, did a great job showing me around. I had only a few days so trips like this that show several sights, including Mtskgeta, on the way to Kazbegi are key. During the stretches of roads between sights, Dachi kept it interesting with...More

    Thank 664noahk
    Reviewed 27 April 2019

    Our visit to Georgia was limited to just 2 full days. First day was the city tour and the next day we opted to go to surrounding areas including Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi for a full day tour. Tour operator was Tour2georgia. This company...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank Pran S
    Reviewed 20 April 2019

    Kazbegi (aka Stepatsminda) is spectacular if you like mountains and the last part of the drive there is worth the journey itself. The church perched on top of the ridge is a spectacular location, although outside of the good weather months you need to hire...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Mihir K
    24 August 2019|
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    Response from Afifa J |
    I think it’s better to do the trip in 1 go. It’s not that much of a distance and very few things to do in these spots.
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    413melvins
    21 May 2019|
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    Response from tour2georgia | Property representative |
    Hello, weather is normal 20 till 30 .. 4 year child will be free !!)) Thanks and regards.
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