Vardzia cave city and Rabati castle Tour

Sightseeing Tickets & Passes in Kutaisi

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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. Vardzia complex is special for the vertical arrangement of its residential quarters. Next stop Vanis qvabebi: a cave monastery is located in 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.  Afternoon we arrive at magnificent Rabati castle, built in the 9th century. 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.       
Highlights: Vardzia cave city, Vanis Qvabebi, Rabati CastleProgramm of a tour: • 07.00 Departure from kuTaisi; • 11.00 Arrival at Vardzia; • 13.00 Varzia sightseeing; • 13.30 Arrival at Vanis qvabebi; • 16.00 Vanis qvabebi sightseeing; • 17.00 Arrival at Rabati castle; • 17.30 Rabati castle sightseeing; • 10.30Arrival in Kutaisi;Information about sites to visit:Vardzia: 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. Vanis Qvabebi: 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 tunnelsRabati Castle: 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.         Tour is arranged with comfortable minivan. Wifi available on board !

What’s included

  • Tour will be served by professional Guide. Comfortable Minivan/Bus provided
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

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