From Tbilisi: Vardzia, Rabati, and Borjomi Private Tour

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From USD 115

From Tbilisi, transfer to Borjomi and visit the Balneological health resort, situated in the southeast of Georgia in the Agura river gorge. Discover this picturesque place and its large-leaved and coniferous forests surrounded by the majestic Caucasian mountains. Borjomi is well known for its mineral waters, the source of which is situated in Borjomi Central Park, where those who wish may sample it. 

Then, head towards Akhaltsikhe which is cosily situated on both banks of the small river, Potskhovi. Take a tour of this ancient city and visit Rabati Castle, a complex consisting of many historical castles, towers, and churches. Pay special attention to the halls and marvel at the ancient Georgian architecture. In the lower part of the fortress, you will find a tourist information centre, a restaurant, a café, and gift shops which you may visit as you please. 

Next, visit Vardzia, a cave monastery site that delves into the rock half a kilometre and rises up thirteen tiers, which are connected to each other with a complex system of tunnels. Here, see the preserved large reception hall, living quarters, book depository, wineries, water, and spring water baths. Visit the Church of the Dormition, the central spiritual and monumental focus of the site. On the same north wall are ancient portraits of the royal founders, King Giorgi III and his daughter Queen Tamar.

Then, return to Tbilisi.

Duration

Difficulty

Type

Language

English
12 hours Normal Private Russian

Meeting point:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Includes:

  • Water

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fee to Vardzia (15 GEL per person)
  • Entrance fee to Rabati castle (19 GEL per person)
  • Entrance fee to Borjomi park (5 GEL per person)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

From USD 115

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  • Discover the completely restored Rabati castle in the town of Akhaltsikhe
  • See the unique monument of Georgian architecture, the rock-hewn town of Vardzia
  • Try original Borjomi water

Route

  1. Tbilisi
  2. Borjomi Central Park
  3. Rabati fortress
  4. Vardzia
  5. Back to Tbilisi