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  • Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

    1. Mtskheta: Ancient Capital of Georgia Private Half-Day Tour

    Begin your journey at Jvari. Enjoy a beautiful view of the ancient city and its natural beauty. Continue to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, located in the Holy City.  Follow the road to Samtavro Monastery. Visit the urban area of Mtskheta, a renewed, stunning town. Explore the little shops and picturesque architecture. Take the opportunity to relax with a glass of wine.  Travel to the Shio-Mgvime monastery, a medievel monastic complex, located in the forest on the bank of the river Kura. Pass through a limestone canyon on the way. End your trip with lunch on the river bank. 

    Very nice and informative guide Khatuna! The tour is really perfect for sunset because you go to multiple holy places with nice views and gorgeous river view at the end. All the places are open therefore the sunset time is good. We enjoyed it a lot.

  • Tbilisi: Ancient Cave Settlement and UNESCO Heritage Tour

    2. Tbilisi: Ancient Cave Settlement and UNESCO Heritage Tour

    Head to one of the oldest settlements of the Caucasus, Uplistsikhe. It is a city carved in rock, which was supposedly founded in the 1st millennium B.C. The name of the place literally translates as Lord’s Fortress, and it is a place which played one of the most important political and economic roles in the history of Georgia. Archaeologists have unearthed numerous temples and findings relating to a sun goddess, worshiped prior to the arrival of Christianity. You can explore the vicinity and find out how an ancient wine cellar was functioning, or how the ancient Georgians used to have complex irrigation systems. The complex counts around 150 cave rooms of different purposes. After exploring Uplistsikhe your journey will continue towards Mtskheta, which was once the capital of the old Georgian kingdom Iberia. Here Christianity became an official religion in 337. Mtskheta boasts two UNES...

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What people are saying about Shio-Mgvime monastery

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 36 reviews

My guide Aleksi was very knowledgeable, helpful, professional, and always willing to elaborate further or share extra information about Georgian history, food, or any other particular Georgian subject I wondered about (which were many). Most of all, he not just stated individual facts, but connected the dots along the way so I that I understood the greater picture historically and mythologically of Georgia's earliest days. Georgian history is so old and rich that legend and facts weave inextricably together. Such an enchanting country..!

The tour guide was extremely friendly and helpful. also extremely knowledgeable about all the places, events and history. the drive was extremely nice and it was very fun and entertaining. Definitely someone who loves their job with great passion and puts in effort to please the guests. also speaks fluent English, Georgian and Russian. Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone. thank you very much for the great time and experience Alex!

Very nice and informative guide Khatuna! The tour is really perfect for sunset because you go to multiple holy places with nice views and gorgeous river view at the end. All the places are open therefore the sunset time is good. We enjoyed it a lot.

We had a terrific tour of several monasteries with Alexsi. We learned so much from him and also really enjoyed his company. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in seeing some beautiful sights outside of Tbilisi.

Very interesting tour, you can learn a lot about the history of Georgia, visit a lot of popular and also some hidden places and you are picked up and dropped at your hotel.