Borjomi, Castle Rabati, Vardzia

Sightseeing Tickets & Passes in Borjomi

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There are three main Cites in this trip which we shoud visit:Borjomi, Castle Rabati and Cave City Vardzia,
Visit: Well Done Travel Georgia, TbilisiBorjomi, Rabat, Vardzia is the one full - day tour, during this trip we visit  three main Cites of South part of Georgia.  Borjomi is a famous resort town, popular for its distinct mineral water. The water from the well here is several times stronger than the Borjomi water you can buy in the shops. Borjomi has many hotels and was very popular in soviet times, of which you will still find many buildings in the city. Above the centre of the city there lies a plateau with a ferris wheel and further hotels, providing a great view over the region and mountains. Furthermore, the nearby Borjomi Kharagauli National Park is the largest in Georgia and a popular hiking destination.  Rabat Castle According to the Georgian Chronicles the city was established in the 9th century by Guaram Mampal, son of the King of Tao. From the 13th to the end of 14th centuries it was the capital city of Samtskhe-Saatabago, ruled by the Georgian princely (mtavari) family and a ruling dynasty of the Principality of Samtskhe, the House of Jaqeli.Vardzia - The unique monument of Georgian architecture, rock-hewn town of Vardzia, is situated in Aspindza, formerly the Samtskhe Province of Georgia, approximately in 70 km to the south from Borjomi city (at about 1 300m altitude). The territory of Samtskhe-Javakheti served as a barrier separating the rest of the country from the Moslem world. The place often became a theater of military operations, and was also used for the assembly and review of All-Georgian troops starting for long campaigns. Therefore, the King Giorgi III, who ruled in 1156 -1184, decided to build a town-fortress there and complete the chain of castles protecting the land - Akhalkalaki, Khertvisi, Tmogvi, and Mgeltsikhe. He decided to build it not as an ordinary fortress but as a huge fortified military quarter with a permanent large and ready-to-attack garrison. Giorgi III did not succeed in completing the building of Vardzia. The construction was brought to an end by his daughter Tamar. It is said that the name of the town derives from ‘ak var, dzia’ or ‘here I am, uncle’ - Tamar's call when lost in caves • 08:00- pick up from the hotel in Tbilisi • Borjomi Central Park • Mineral water springs • Rabati castle • Vardzia caves Included • Transportation (English and Russian speaker drivers) • Guiding service • Water

What’s included

  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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