Welcome to Borjomi

The town, which was considerably smartened up a few years ago, is popular with Georgian holidaymakers and people visiting Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. It's also a good jumping-off point for Vardzia.

The main street, Rustaveli, runs along the northern bank of the Mtkvari. Just before you reach the heart of town (from the Tbilisi direction), a white suspension bridge crosses the river to the southern half of town, where Borjomi Park train station and the mineral water park are found. Rustaveli becomes Meskheti 300m west of the bridge, with the bus station another 300m along, and the national park visitors centre a further 1km.

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$149 Day Trips & Excursions

Borjomi, Vardzia, Rabat Castle Private Tour

Departure from Tbilisi at 10:00am from your hotel at the direction of Borjomi (160km). Borjomi is a resort town where is national park and worldwide famous mineral water "Borjomi". Here you can taste Borjomi mineral water strait from the springs.  After visiting borjomi we will visit Vardzia. Vardzia was built in rock by King George III in 1156-1184. Here, not far from the border with Turkey, see all the splendour of this tiered cave city where there are hundreds of dwellings, transitions, ladders, churches, library, dining, warehouses, workshops, and where urban residents had running water and entertainments. 50.000 persons were able to live in this cave city. Next stop will be impressive Rabat castle in Akhaltsikhe. The fortress is called the symbol of tolerance it has in its complex a church, mosque, minaret and synagogue. The city is first mentioned in the chronicles in the 12th century. After excursion the driver/guide will drop you off at your place of stay in Tbilisi.

$250 Day Trips & Excursions

Borjomi-Akhaltsikhe-Vardzia Day Tour

Tour starts from Tbilisi 9.00 am in the morning and finishes evening, after 6.00 or 7.00 pm. From Tbilisi to Borjomi is 150 km, from Borjomi to Akhaltsikhe is 50 km and from Akhaltsikhe to Vardzia is 50 km. Atskuri and Khertvisi Fortresses are located on the way to Vardzia. We need one full day to visit all these places. First place to visit is Borjomi mineral water park, where you can drink mineral water. After 20-30 minutes walking and rest we head to Akhaltsikhe Fortress and visit Atskuri fortress on the way. Visiting Atskuri fortress may take 5-10 minutes if you will not hike on the fortress. Visiting Akhaltsikhe may take from half an hour to one hour, after that we head to Vardzia and visit Khertvisi fortress on the way or after coming back from Vardzia. You can have a lunch in Vardzia. Visiting Vardzia takes 1 hour and visiting Khertvisi takes half an hour, after that we head to Tbilisi. Vardzia is closed 6 pm and Akhatsikhe is closed 7 pm evening. First places of destination is Akhaltikhe with stop for a lunch in Borjomi in a local family restaurant. After visiting Akhaltsikhe we continue our way to Vardzia and visit Atskuri and Khertvisi Fortress on the way. One hour is enough to visit Vardzia. After visiting Vardzia, tourists have dinner near Mtkvari river or head back to Tbilisi.

$32 Day Trips & Excursions


Our destination is the town of Gori, built in 1123 year by the most eminent king in Georgian history David the Builder.In Gori you can visit Stalin's house and the Stalin Museum which features the famous Stalin statue that was controversially standing in the main square up until June 2010.We continue our way to Uflistsikhe, the oldest cave town in Georgia. Back in the first millennium BC it was a flourishing city situated on the great east-west trade route, the Silk Road. Visitors can still walk among the ancient streets, rock-carved theatre, royal halls, pharmacy, pagan temples and Christian churches, while the remains of granaries and large clay wine vessels give us some clue as to the daily life of the inhabitants.Borjomi is the picturesque resort town in south-central Georgia located on the edge of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. The town is famous for its mineral water, which is the number one export of Georgia; the Romanov summer palace and the World Wide Fund for nature-site Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically themed amusement park in the Caucasus.

$49 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Private Winter Tour to Bakuriani from Tbilisi

During the tour, you will see the amazing Eiffel’s bridge in Georgia and you will take an unforgettable trip by a tiny “Kukushka” train. The famous Kukushka train on Borjomi-Kharagauli railway has been given intangible cultural heritage status. This was announced by Nikoloz Antadze, the head of National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia.  The well-known train was renovated last year, yet it has still preserved its original appearance.The train consists of four carriages, each of them can carry up to 23 passengers. Borjomi-Kharagauli railway is the sole narrow railway in Georgia that connects Borjomi and Bakuriani. The railway was opened in 1902. Before 1967 steam-engine used to move through the railway but then it was substituted by an electric train, known under its nickname Kukushka (Cuckoo in Russian). It is noteworthy that the famous Kukushka passes through an old bridge constructed by a well-known French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. The bridge was set up by the order of the Romanovs, the Russian royal family when Georgia was part of the Russian Empire. The construction was brought to Georgia in pieces and later installed on the river Tsemistskali in 1902. The popular “Kukushka” is still a favorite of tourists and locals alike. Day 1 Tbilisi-Borjomi-Bakuriani 6am- 8:30am Drive from Tbilisi to Borjomi by car 8:30am -10:30am free time in Borjomi Park for walking, taste the famous Borjomi mineral water and take amazing photos 10:55am -1:20pm Travel from Borjomi to Bakuriani by a tiny, "kukushka’’ train 1:20pm-2pm - transfer from Bakuriani railway station to hotel located in Bakuriani 2pm - check in hotel in Bakuriani 2pm - to the evening - free time for skying, horse riding or another activity Day 2 8am - 1pm - Free time 1pm -1:30am - Transfer from your hotel to Bakuriani railway station 2:15 pm - 4:35pm - Travel from Bakuriani to Borjomi by a tiny, "kukushka’’ train. 4:35pm - 7pm - Drive from Borjomi to Tbilisi by car

$330 Cultural & Theme Tours

Rabati borjomi Healthy Tour

We continue our way to Vardzia cave town (12th century). 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 hewn out of rock with amazing 12th century frescoes. The Complex also includes living quarters, small hall-type churches, and refectories, wine cellar, etc. Not far from Borjomi in the valley of the Kura is one of the most ancient Georgian monasteries of Vardzia. This monastic complex, temples, residential and farm buildings are carved in the rock. Once the monastery-fortress served as a frontier stronghold. In its walls were housed up to 50 thousand soldiers. In 1283 a powerful earthquake happened in these places, causing irreparable damage to the complex. Part of the rock collapsed into the Kura. Today Vardzia is an active monastery. 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 Botjomi, with unique healing qualities and taste. It’s been known for centuries, that this water was unique, but it really become famous during Russian reign in Georgia. Russian built here resort, palaces, and found out about mineral water itself. Borjomi water won its first golden medal in 1907 in Belgium. The water has been bottled since 1896. Continue towards the town of Akhlatsikhe (Rabati Fortress) that always has had strategic importance. That’ why the fortress Rabat 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.The city of Akhaltsikhe was as important strategic importance as Vardzia. The new fortress, which was huge at the time, was supposed to protect the southern lands and the entire country from the invasion by the Turks, which constantly infringed upon the Georgian lands. Several centuries to deter enemies was possible. But in 1578 the Ottoman troops still occupied Akhaltsikhe and stayed here for a long time. Today, the Akhaltsikhe fortress of Rabat keeps a trace of the presence of both cultures. This is one of the most beautiful medieval fortifications, located on seven acres. You will see the Turkish baths and the tomb of the Pasha-governor. The mosque adjoins here with a synagogue and Christian churches of Armenians and Georgians.  We visit Beautiful Pharavani lake and enjoy great beauty of south Georgia. After, we visit Ninothsminda, Green Monastery and Saphara. We go back to Tbilisi.

$9.50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Tbilisi to Borjomi Transfer

Looks like you have made it safely to Tbilisi, that's awesome! Well, now it is time for us to get you to Borjomi in the way that will be completely hustle-free. The drivers who are selected by Falcon Holidays have underwent a very thorough and detailed background checking process to ensure your safety and comfort during your ride. All vehicles have passed the required inspection tests so that we make sure that you don't stuck in the middle of nowhere. We care about your comfort zone and that is why offer you drivers who speak English, Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Italian and Russian languages to better understand your needs in the best possible way. You will be assisted with placing your personal belongings into the vehicle. During an approximate of 2 and a half hour trip to your destination point in Borjomi, you will be once more amazed by the level of hospitality Georgia brings to you. We will make sure that this trip will add up to your list of the best Georgian memories!

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