This half day tour will take you through the rich lands of the Kartli region. Our first stop, the ancient city of Mtskheta is the birthplace of Christianity in Georgia. The 3rd century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is the oldest Christian church in Georgia. It’s said to be the burial site of Christ’s mantle. Just kilometres away on the top of a rocky mountain, the Jvari Monastery is the very expression of the 6th century Georgia’s timeless architecture. The views of Aragvi and Mtskheta town below are no less impressive. Gori, the regional capital of Shida Kartli isn’t only famous for its tasty apples, Joseph Jughashvili, to most known as Stalin was born here. The Stalin museum offers an intimate look inside the Soviet dictator’s life who shaped the history of the 20th century.