Pilgrimage tour “Mtskhetoba in Georgia” will be interesting to people who want to know better the history of Georgia. This fascinating journey takes you along the most beautiful stretches of the Tbilisi and Mtskheta.
Consider joining the “Mtskhetoba in Georgia” walking tour on the first day, where you can take a stroll through Tbilisi, learning legends about the patrons of Georgia. You can also watch various performances by local and international street musicians who conduct attractive events in the city center.
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Excursion program of a tour "Mtskhetoba in Georgia"
4 days / 3 nights
Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Tbilisi
Arrival and Meeting in Tbilisi airport.
Transfer to the hotel. Check in
Overnight in the hotel in Tbilisi.
Breakfast in the hotel. Tbilisi walking tour. We will begin a pilgrimage trip from Holy Trinity Cathedral. It is the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world. There are nine chapels within the cathedral, dedicated to the Archangels and to St. John the Baptist, St. Nino, St. George, St. Nicholas, the Twelve Apostles, and to All the Saints. Five of the chapels are located below the main floor.
We’ll see the Metekhi Temple. As the legend goes from old times, at the bottom of Metekhi rock was the venue of martyrdom of the patron saint of Tbilisi, Abo Tbileli. In the sacristy of the church is the tomb of St. Shushanik. We will cross the Metekhi Bridge of 100,000 martyrs.
Than we will visit main fortress of Tbilisi – Narikala. From Narikala fortress, one may enjoy the most beautiful views of Old and New Tbilisi.
Sioni Cathedral - the residence of the Catholicos - the Patriarch of Georgian Christian is named in the honor of Jerusalem Zion. The cross of St. Nino is kept there. Sioni was repeatedly destroyed by enemies. But each time it rose from the ashes.
St. David's Church "Mamadaviti" - the most prominent writers, artists, scholars, and national heroes of Georgia are buried here. It is a quiet and nice spot to watch Tbilisi from the height.
The Freedom Monument – gold-covered, bronze statue of George slaying the dragon. The monument can be easily seen from almost anywhere in Tbilisi and is iconic to the country.
The way back to the hotel.
Today we will go to the holy city for all Georgians - Mtskheta. Thousands of believers attend the Mtskhetoba – Svetitskhovloba celebration each year and are entertained by traditional dancing, live music, demonstrations of traditional crafts and locally made food and crafts. The Georgian Orthodox Church marks the day as a religious holiday along with Svetitskhovloba, which celebrates the Svetiskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is one of the most sacred places in Georgia and the place where Christ’s robe is said to be buried.
Next stop in pilgrimage tour is Samtavro Monastery. The monastery is considered the famous landmark of the town. First Christian King of Georgia Mirian and queen Nana were buried in Samtavro. In the monastery holy shrines are kept; the blackberry of St. Nina, where she prayed, part of the life-giving pillar, the icon of the Iberian Mother of God, which has a miraculous power, the icon of St. Nino, a stone from the grave of St. Nino from the monastery of Bodbe, the relics of Abibos Nekres and the relics of St. Shio Mgvime.
Our last stop is Jvari monastery. According to the legend, the cross of St. Nino, one of the most revered saints who converted Georgia to Christianity, is kept here. The temple of Jvari went through a long and difficult journey of one and a half thousand year’s length along with the Georgian people, experienced hardships and difficulties, becoming a symbol of faith for Georgia.
The way back to the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel.
Check out. Transfer to Batumi airport.
Happy flight and soft landing!
We will be glad to see you again in Georgia!
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Price on a pilgrimage tour "Mtskhetoba in Georgia" 4 days/3 nights. The prices are given per person
INCLUDE IN THE PRICE:
- Accomodation in 3-stars hotel including breakfasts
- Transfer from/to the airport
- All transfers during tour
- All mentioned excursions in tour
- Qualified English-speaking guide service
- Entrance tickets
- Tickets to Tbilisi cable road
- City tax
NOT INCLUDE IN THE PRICE:
- Lunches and dinners
- Visa (if necessary)
- All what is not listed in the paragraph Included in the price