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$149 Private & Custom Tours

Borjomi, Vardzia, Rabat Castle Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tours2Georgia, TbilisiTours2GeorgiaDuration: 1 minuteStop At: Borjomi Central Park, Borjomi, Samtskhe-Javakheti RegionVisit and Taste Natural Mineral Water BorjomiDuration: 1 hourStop At: Monument to Prometheus, Borjomi, Samtskhe-Javakheti RegionMonument To Prometheus, WaterfallDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Rabati Castle, Akhaltsikhe, Samtskhe-Javakheti Regionvisit Rabati Castle Duration: 1 hourStop At: Vardzia, Aspindza, Samtskhe-Javakheti RegionExplore Vardzia Cave TownDuration: 1 hour

$45 Day Trips & Excursions

Vardzia, Rabati, and Borjomi Sightseeing Tour from Tbilisi

• Borjomi is a small town in the mountains. There are many beautiful places to visit there, but the most famous is the town because of mineral water Borjomi with unique healing qualities and taste. It’s been known for centuries, that this water was unique, but it really becomes famous during Russian reign in Georgia. Russian built here resort, palaces, and found out about mineral water itself. Borjomi water won its first gold medal in 1907 in Belgium. The water has been bottled since 1896. • We continue our way to Vardzia cave town (12th century). Then we visit Khertvisi Fortress (10th century) before moving to the magnificent Vardzia. 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. • Continue towards the town of Akhaltsikhe (New Fortress) that always has had strategic importance. That’s why the fortress Rabat has been built here in IX century, so 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 an 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.

$152 Cultural & Theme Tours

Group Tour: 2 days-1 night inGeorgia (Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Jvari, Rabati, Vardzia)

ItineraryDay 1: Tbilisi tour (main sights of old and new city, cable car ride), overnight* in "3 star" hotel Stop At: Old Tbilisi Gateold city sightseeing, cable car rideDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: included in the price • Breakfast: included in the priceAccommodation included: Overnight in 3 star hotel Day 2: Mtskheta (old town, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral), Jvari, Akhaltsikhe-Rabati castle, Vardzia carved monastery and cave town Stop At: Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionSvetitskhoveli cathedralDuration: 1 hourStop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Regionvisit of churchDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Rabati Castle, Akhaltsikhe, Samtskhe-Javakheti Regionsightseeing in the castleDuration: 1 hourStop At: Vardzia, Aspindza, Samtskhe-Javakheti Regioncarved monastery and cave townDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • Lunch: included in the priceNo accommodation included on this day.

$250 Day Trips & Excursions

Borjomi-Akhaltsikhe-Vardzia Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Borjomi Central Park, Borjomi, Samtskhe-Javakheti RegionBorjomi is one of the famous mineral water healthy resorts of Georgia. Borjomi is famous by its naturally warm sulfur spring waters, evergreen forest reserve and National Park. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Khertvisi Fortress, Aspindza, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region11th Century fortresses located in the hilltop in the joining of two rivers. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Vardzia, Aspindza, Samtskhe-Javakheti RegionVardzia is a rock cut cave city of 12th century, carved during the reign of Queen Tamara, in the "Golden Age" of Georgia. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Akhalkalaki Castle, Akhalkalaki, Samtskhe-Javakheti RegionDuring the day we shall visit the medieval era fortress in city Akhaltsikhe. This is one of the biggest fortresses of Georgia. Duration: 30 minutes

$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.

$250 Cultural & Theme Tours

Step In Samtskhe-Javakheti

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Liberty SquareStarting Point Optional - according to the Hotel / Accommodation Address Stop At: Borjomi Central Park, Borjomi, Samtskhe-Javakheti RegionVisit the city of Borjomi, famous of its mineral water which pumps right from the ground. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Rabati Castle, Akhaltsikhe, Samtskhe-Javakheti RegionExplore Rabath Fortress, one of the few Ottoman buildings in the country. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Vardzia, Aspindza, Samtskhe-Javakheti RegionHave an insight of the cave city of Vardzia, a complex of around 500 caves where once there were 3000. Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Liberty SquareTake drive back to Tbilisi / Starting Point.

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