Two Capitals in One Day Tbilisi & Mtskheta Private Day TripPrivate Tour

Explore Tbilisi & Mtkheta on this private day trip and discover Georgia's two capitals rich culture and history by the hand of your knowledgeable private guide.

Adults: 2 Children: 0

Things to know


9 hrs


Architecture, Day Trip, First Time Visitor, History, Religious Heritage

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Day Trip - Private vehicle throughout the tour

What's included:

A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group, Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places, Private transportation including hotel pick up and drop off from central Tbilisi, One Cable Car Ride from Rike Park to Narikala Fortress

What's not included:

Food and drink, Gratuities, Airport pickup & drop off
Meeting points: Hotel pick-up is available upon request. If we do not receive your hotel information, your guide will meet you at the entrance to Metekhi Virgin Mary Assumption Church at MRR6+3FM, Metekhi St, Tbilisi, Georgia

What makes this tour special

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of Georgia on this private day trip, exploring the highlights of Tbilisi and the ancient city of Mtskheta. Your expert guide will lead you through the heart of these two Capital cities on a tour which blends perfectly walking and driving, visiting the most popular landmarks including the famous Rike Park Cable Car!

On your private full-day tour, you will: 

Make the most of your time in Tbilisi with this private full-day tour, which includes the New and Old Capital cities of Georgia. With a perfect blend of walking and driving, your expert guide will lead you through the most iconic and historic treasures of both cities, while you immerse yourself deeply into the heart and soul of Georgia. 

Start your journey with a visit to the impressive Sameba Holy Trinity Cathedral situated on Elia Hill, one of the most significant religious structures in Tbilisi which dominates the skyline, reaching 87.1 meters tall, making it the largest religious building in Georgia and one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world.

Driving across the scenic Kura River, you will reach the historic district of Abanotubani, where you will take a stroll along Shardeni Street, a popular pedestrian street, named after the French traveller Jean Chardin, that has become one of the city's main social and cultural hub. Discover the Tamada Statue, a diminutive yet significant statue depicting a tamada, or Georgian toastmaster, a significant figure in Georgian culture and social customs. 

Enter the Sioni Cathedral, one of the most significant and ancient churches in the city, which dates back to the 6th century, when it was initially constructed by King Vakhtang Gorgasali, the founder of Tbilisi. You can visit the Grapevine Cross and learn more about Saint Nino, who is widely credited with spreading Christianity throughout the country. 

You will pass by the Gabriadze Clock Tower, an enchanting landmark that captivates visitors with its unique design and charming character. You will also cross the modern Bridge of Peace, a stunning glass and steel structure that symbolizes the unity and harmony of Tbilisi.

Proceed towards the renowned Metekhi Church, situated on a cliff with a magnificent view of the river. You will learn about its fascinating history and admire the nearby statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, the founder of Tbilisi.

You can enjoy a peaceful walk through the beautifully manicured gardens, walking paths and playful water fountains at Rike Park. From there, one will have the opportunity to take a Cable Car ride uphill towards Narikala Fortress. Prepare to capture the most stunning views of the city from above. Within its walls, you will find the remains of ancient structures and the recently restored St. Nicholas Church, which reflects the enduring spirit of the Georgian people.  

Descend from Narikala Fortress towards Abanotubani, the renowned sulfur bath district of Tbilisi. The district is also home to numerous cafes, restaurants, and art galleries, making it a vibrant spot for both relaxation and exploration. Continue your journey through the picturesque LegvtaKhevi Canyon to discover the LegvtaKhevi Waterfall, a hidden gem in the centre of the Old Town.

After a lunch break, you can rejoin your vehicle and prepare for the next part of your adventure. One of Tbilisi's most prominent avenues is Rustaveli Avenue, named after the famous Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli. This avenue is the cultural, political, and social heart of the city, bursting with history and modernity. It is brimming with history and modernity. Pass by the renowned Freedom Square, situated at the eastern end of Rustaveli Avenue, which is considered one of the city's most significant and symbolic landmarks. 

As you leave Tbilisi behind, head towards the Old Capital City, Mtskheta, one of Georgia's oldest and most significant cities. Visit the Jvari Monastery, a masterpiece of early medieval Georgian architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site, perched atop a hill. It is believed that the monastery was built on the site where a wooden cross was erected by St. Nino.

Explore the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, one of the most revered and significant religious structures in the country which is not only a masterpiece of Georgian architecture, but also a symbol of Georgia's spiritual heritage and cultural identity. It was constructed in the fourth century, making it one of the earliest Christian churches in Georgia with its current structure built between 1010 and 1029 under the direction of Arsukidze. 

End your exploration of Mtskheta with a visit to the tranquil Samtavro Monastery. It is believed that the monastery was founded by King Mirian III and Queen Nana, who were instrumental in adopting Christianity as Georgia's state religion in the early 4th century. 

As you return to Tbilisi in your private vehicle, you can unwind and reminisce about your day's adventures. Your tour concludes with a convenient drop-off at your hotel or a central location in Tbilisi, leaving you with enduring memories of your Georgian experience.

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