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Vardzia Cave City and Rabati Castle Trip

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Trip at a Glance

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  • Locations

    Kutaisi, Georgia

  • Activities

    Adventure, Outdoor

  • Price
    $45 USD per person
  • Duration

    11 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    07:00 am

  • Starting Location

    Kutaisi located hotel.

  • Price Includes

    Transport, guide.

  • Notes

    Tours starts at 07.00 am and end at 09.30 pm from Kutaisi located hotel. Hiking shoes and rain jacket recommended. Student card allows for a discount. Minimum group of 3 people!


  • Vardzia Cave City
  • Vanis Qvabebi, Cave Monastery Complex
  • Rabati Castle
  • Safara Monastery

Trip Info

Cave City tour begins with pick up from your Hotel. Head to Southern part of Georgia to discover the town-monastery of Vardzia, absolutely unique sample of rock-cut architecture. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. This is a complex with complicated planning and design, containing lots of premises (small rooms curved in rocks) arranged on thirteen floors provided with sewage and potable water supply systems. Vardzia complex is special for the vertical arrangement of its residential quarters. Next stop Vanis qvabebi: a cave monastery 30 minutes drive from Vardzia. The complex dates from 8th century and consists of a defensive wall built in 1204 and a maze of tunnels running on several levels in the side of the mountain. There are also two churches in the complex. A newer stone church that is in quite good shape stands near the top of the wall, and a smaller, domed church that clings to the rock on the level of the highest tunnels. Afternoon we arrive at magnificent Rabati castle complex. It is a medieval castle complex in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia, built in the 9th century, initially it was called the Lomisa Castle until it was conquered by Ottomans. The complex is unique as its architecture represents mix of Asian and European culture. Defensive walls and towers, churches and mosque, gardens and parks, all represent its role in impressive unity of various traditions.

Your adventure awaits!


Travel Kutaisi was established more than 8 years ago. We had started our business by advising city visitors about popular destinations and self-guided tours for individual travelers. The guests’ positive feedback and excellent evaluation of our service encouraged us to add tour management to our main activities. Today we offer full spectrum of incoming tourism services, which range from restful to recreational, from hiking and tracking to family adventure tours. We will guide you to ancient cities or to remote places near snowy Caucasian peaks, to canyons and waterfalls, cave cities and magnificent castles !

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