Borjomi-Rabati-Vardzia

Try Volcanic Mineral Water from the Spring, Visit Borjomi National Park, Rabati Fortress and Vardzia Cave Monastery complex in one day!

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Tour Plan and Activities

We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and start our tour by visiting Borjomi National Park, where we will try mineral water “Borjomi” with unique healing qualities and taste, 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 tires. 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. During the day you will enjoy with local food and vine in local restaurant. We will be back in Tbilisi at late evening.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • Transportation
  • Tour Guiding
  • Cultural Expedition
  • Fun and Joy
  • Welcome Package
  • Food Degustation
  • Lunch at the local Restaurant
  • Hotel Pick-Up
  • Hotel Drop-off
  • All Entry Ticket Fees
  • All Local Taxes
  • Volcano Water Degustation
  • Bottle of Water
  • Souvenirs
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • Extra Alcohol
  • Extra Services
  • Insurance
  1. Departure Your Hotel

    We will depart at 09:00 AM from Tbilisi.

  2. City Borjomi Short History

    Borjomi is a resort town in south-central Georgia, the town is noted for its the World Wide Fund for Nature-site Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park and mineral water industry 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. Borjomi water won its first gold medal in 1907 in Belgium. The water has been bottled since 1896. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically-themed amusement park in the Caucasus.

  3. Rabati Fortress Short History

    is a fortress in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. Originally established in the 9th century as the Lomisa Castle, it was completely rebuilt by Ottomans. Most of the surviving buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries. 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 family and a ruling dynasty of the Principality of Samtskhe, the House of Jaqeli. In 1393 the city was attacked by the armies of Tamerlane. After the Treaty of Constantinople in 1590, the whole territory of Samtskhe-Saatabago came under the rule of Ottoman Empire. Turks Mostly used to build defensive edifices. In 1752 the first mosque was built in Rabati. After a lot of wars and attacks the fortress stood up and later it was extensively rebuilt and renovated in 2011-2012 in order to attract more tourists to the area.

  4. Vardzia Monastery Complex Short History

    Vardzia is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River, thirty kilometres from Aspindza. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred meters and in up to nineteen tiers. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s during the golden age of Tamar and Rustaveli, has an important series of wall paintings. The site was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century. Now part of a state heritage reserve, the extended area of Vardzia-Khertvisi has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  5. Return Your Hotel

    We will be back in Tbilisi at 10:00 PM.


Location

Where tour will take place

Borjomi

Borjomi

Transport and Meeting Point

Price includes transportation, type and capacity of transportation depends on the number of tourists. Our drivers are experienced and professionals. Wish you comfortable stay and safe trip. Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Bus For Big Groups
Bus For Big Groups
Mini Bus For Medium Groups
Mini Bus For Medium Groups
Minivan For Small Groups
Minivan  For Small Groups
Small Car For VIP Groups
Small Car  For VIP Groups

No, this service is additional and please contact tour manager.

Yes you can, it is not required.

We recommend to bring comfortable shoes

10-14 Hours.

We ensure you in safety if you follow all instructions.

Yes. We provide lunch boxes and soft drinks/water.

Yes, in local restaurant on your back way.

Yes of course. He/she has few years of practies.

Yes of course. He/she has few years of practies.

In case of questions, please contact your tour manager.

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