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1-Day Tour to Borjomi & Vardzia

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Activities

    Full Day Excursion, Sightseeing

  • Price
    From: $160 USD per person
  • Duration

    12 Hours

  • Avg Distance

    560 km by car, 2 km by walking

  • Price Includes

    Entrance fees for Borjomi mineral park, Rabati Castle & Vardzia; Bottled water; Driver/guide ; Hotel pickup and drop-off; Transportation

  • Notes

    Minimum number for this tour is 2 Travelers.

Highlights

  • Borjomi mineral park
  • Rabati Castle
  • Vardzia Cave Monastery

Trip Info

Take a private tour to Borjomi, Rabati Castle and Vardzia cave monastery and explore one of the most significant cultural heritage sites in Georgia. Travel to Borjomi which is a famous town because of mineral waters, taste the mineral water from the spring itself and walk in the national park of Borjomi. Then depart for Rabati fortress, an old town of Akhaltsikhe which unites several cultural architectural complexes including the Church, Mosque, Meskhetian halls. Then explore Vardzia cave monastery, a 12th architectural monument included in the UNESCO tentative list. Vardzia is a masterpiece of Georgian golden age and unites caves, churches, wine press and wineries, irrigation system. All of these sites were carved into the rocks in 12th and 13th centuries. From Vardzia, travel back to Tbilisi. The tour starts at early morning and continues for following 12 hours

Itinerary:

Borjomi mineral park – is a place where first mineral water was bottled in Georgia. Borjomi mineral parks include different attractions, hot spring pools and mineral waters. Here you can drink mineral water from the spring or bottled it yourself.

Rabati Castle- originally built in 9 centuries were the major centre of the region. Located on the silk road and occupied by several empires, its architectural style is an unique in Georgia. Rabati Castle complex unites Georgian architecture such as Meskhetian halls, towers and church, as well as Ottoman Empire building such as mosque, pools. Visit the Rabati state museum and explore historical artefacts found in and around Rabati.

Vardzia cave monastery – cut off in the 12th century, originally was supposed to be a defense stronghold but turned into the monastery later by the Kind Tamar. At its peak, it united 3000 caves and could accommodate 50 000 people inside the caves. Today, you can hike to the cave town and explore its magnificent caves, tunnels, wineries, churches with beautiful frescoes.

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