Private tour Introduction:
This one day private tour to Vardzia is an amazing opportunity for an unforgettable experience of your time in Georgia. On the way to this magnificent ancient cave town, that was built in rocks, you will enjoy the nature and discover completely restored Rabati fortress in the town of Akhaltsikhe. Don’t miss the chance to visit one of the most prominent historical sights of the South Caucasus.
Early in the morning, after breakfast we take off to Borjomi, famous town because of its mineral waters, we will see Green Monastery and continue to Akhaltsikhe to see Rabati fortress – symbol of tolerance, where you will find Christian church, mosque, minaret.
We continue our way to Vardzia cave town (12th century).
Full of excitement, lots of wonderful impression, we will drive back to Tbilisi.
Tour name: Tour of Borjomi, Rabati & Vardzia.
Route: Tbilisi – Borjomi – Rabati – Vardzia – Tbilisi.
Tour type: Cultural, Adventure.
Transportation mode: Comfortable minivan, walking.
Tour duration: 12 hours.
Maximum number of people: 6 people per group.
Meeting point: Pick up from your hotel.
Departure Time: 9 am.
Borjomi is the small town in mountains. There are many beautiful places to visit there, but most famous the town became because of mineral water Borjomi, with unique healing qualities and taste.
Akhaltsikhe always has had strategic importance. That’s why the fortress Rabati has been built here in IX century, it’s been called the fortress inside the fortress. It was guarding Georgia for centuries, but there were periods, when enemies took over. The fortress keeps traces of both times, giving us unforgettable impression. The fortress has been renovated several years ago. Here you can see the Georgian church, mosque and Madrasa – Islamic school, citadel, and unique museum. The Rabati fortress is one of the highlights of this region.
Vardzia is one of the highlights of the trip and stretches over half a kilometer along the river Mtkvari, with 19 tiers. There used to be about 3000 caves here, but now there are just over 500. It has a church carved out of rock with amazing 12th century frescoes. The Complex also includes living quarters, small hall-type churches, wine cellar, etc.
Transportation, bottle of water.
meal, local guide services, Museum entrance fee.
Note: This full day tour lasts up to 12 hours, this might be little too much being on the road all day, we offer discounted two days tour to the same direction, where we will have more time to see all these places and add some more areas to explore. Please check our two day tours for more details.
P.S. We will organize custom tours depending on your interest and amount of days you are planning to stay in Georgia, will provide airport transfers and accommodation bookings, we are open for negotiations.