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A Cave for the Brave – Private tour from Tbilisi to Borjomi, Rabati and Vardzia

Created with Sketch. Vardzia Cave, Aspindza, Georgia
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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

Languages

English, Russian

Overview

Start your day with a detox walk in Borjomi – natural cradle of world-famous mineral water of volcanic origins. The centre of Borjomi is small enough to walk. From the well-known park with free mineral water, we can take a cable car up to to plateau, where there’s a ferris wheel.

Afterwards, we will walk around 9th century Rabati castle – mixture of controversial cultures over centuries! Counting around at least 800 years, it was the seat of the House of Akhaltsikhe, dukes of Samtskhe, for several centuries. In 1576 the Ottomans took the city. They built most of the old buildings a tourist can see here. Over time, Russans, Turks and Armenians invaded the fortress, which is worth a visit!

We will continue our way to one of the most important historic attractions –  crafted cave town of Vardzia. The old cave-town is surrounded by the wild nature of picturesque villages.  The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The unique monument of Georgian architecture, rock town  is one of Georgia’s most intriguing places to visit!

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wear comfortable shoes and sport outfit
  • Be ready to drink famous mineral water Borjomi directly from the spring
  • Be ready for climbing to caves

Itinerary

09:00
09:00

We pick you up at your hotel and head to Borjomi.

11:30
11:30

Exploring Borjomi - central park, beautiful nature and natural mineral water, of course. Optional lunch can be arranged upon your request in one of the local iconic restaurants.

13:00
13:00

Road trip to Akhaltsikhe - Rabati castle.

14:00
14:00

Feel the kingdom life in Rabati Castle - home of controversial cultural influence.

15:30
15:30

Road trip to rock-crafted Vardzia cave-town.

16:30
16:30

Exploring Vardzia - built in the 12th Century, under the reign of King Tamar, the first woman that was ever crowned as a king (not a queen!) in Georgian history.

18:00
18:00

3 hours road trip back to Tbilisi. We can arrange a dinner for you in one of the several famous restaurants located on our way at an extra cost. Drop off to your hotel.

Included/Excluded

  • Comfortable vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Mobile chargers
  • Free wifi during the trip
  • 10% discount code for your next trip
  • Launch and dinner - Available at your own cost
  • Entrance tickets to Vardzia and Rabati - 7 GEL ($2.50) per adult

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Vardzia Cave, Aspindza, Georgia

FAQs

What kind of vehicle will be used for traveling?
Toyota Prius 2010 or better sedan - for groups of 1-3 persons.
Mercedes Viano or other comfortable minivan - for groups of 4-7 persons.
Mercedes Sprinter - for groups of 8-20 persons

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Mikhail Rogachyov

Mikhail Rogachyov

15/04/2019
Это был наш первый визит в Грузию, и мы отправились в наш первый день поездки. Мы забронировали тур онлайн, и все было организовано для нас идеально. Наш гид был вовремя, очень отзывчив и даже ждал нас, прежде чем мы подготовились к отъезду.
Apryl Bayard

Apryl Bayard

01/04/2019
Our guide has a wealth of knowledge about history and cultural heritage of Vardzia and Georgia in general. And, all of that communicated in easy to understand way through a lot of storytelling. You will truly enjoy it! Don’t miss this tour if you are in Georgia – a really unique cave experience!
Tammy Anding

Tammy Anding

29/03/2019
Vardzia is a miracle! Felt like in an adventurous movie! We had amazing excursion and enjoyed an excellent tour. Our guide was very educated and supportive, actually, both the guide and driver were very helpful. The vehicle had air conditioning. We would rate the guide and driver as excellent. Highly recommended for all tourists.
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