Excursion transfer Ananuri – Mtskheta – Tbilisi (from Gudauri)

Itinerary:

Gudauri – Ananuri Fortress – Mtskheta – Tbilisi

 

Ananuri Fortress

The Ananuri fortress is one of the most mysterious in Georgia. The first records about it can be found only in records in the early 18th century. It is considered that it was built for the defense of the Aragvi Eristavstva. Ananuri fortress itself is a rectangle. Behind the powerful battlements there are civil, military and religious buildings: here is preserved a large and small temples, a residential, typically mountain tower, a small belfry, a reservoir and a bathhouse. Best of all to this day is the citadel with a majestic tower, a large and small church, and a bell tower. On the territory of the citadel you can climb and inspect the tower with a pyramidal-stepped roof, a bell tower and a large domed church (Assumption Church), where ancient frescoes depicting the arrival of Christianity in Georgia are perfectly preserved.

Tbilisi

Tbilisi – It`s one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with its own style and atmosphere. Tbilisi is older than 1500 years! Each century left its mark on it.
It`s like a time machine. Every turning offers you new secrets and every building has its own history: narrow streets, famous balconies, patios and ancient churches.
You will enjoy walking along the streets, following their labyrinths and discovering new interesting places.

You will visit:

• Old Tbilisi, patios
• Puppet theatre Gabriadze
• The oldest church in Tbilisi Anchiskhati, 6 century
• The residence of the Patriarch of Georgia
• Bridge of Peace
• Tbilisi Cathedral Synagogue
• St. Gevorg Armenian church, 14 century
• Sioni Cathedral, 7th centuries
• The oldest urban area Abanotubani (district of sulphur baths)
• Fig gorge with waterfall
• Metekhi Temple, 13 century.

Mtskheta

After we visit the ancient capital of Georgia Mtskheta, situated at the confluence of the Aragvi and the Mtkvari rivers; Mtskheta is the site of the first Christian churches in Georgia. We visit Jvari Monastery (6th century), located at the top of the hill. This is the place where the missionary St Nino erected a cross (“jvari” in Georgian) in the 4th century to mark the coming of Christianity to Georgia. We visit 11th century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, used for centuries for the coronation and burial of Georgian monarchs. Most importantly, it is considered one of the holiest places in Georgia, since the Robe of Christ is buried here. Svethitskoveli is one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Georgia, with exquisite carvings and frescoes. Both Svetitskhoveli and Djvari are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

We will visit:

• Urban areas of Mtskheta (UNESCO)
• Cathedral of Svetitskhoveli (live-giving pillar)
• Djvary monastery church (VI century)

35$(85 GEL)

Children under 6 years – FREE
For children from 6 to 12 years – 50% discount

Price is including

Transfers;
English speaking guide;
Good mood!

Lunch is paid separately

Minimum 6 people (the cost of an individual contact by e-mail)

Price is not including

Lunch: average bill more 10$

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