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From Tbilisi: Full-Day Tour of Vardzia, Rabati, and Borjomi

From Tbilisi: Full-Day Tour of Vardzia, Rabati, and Borjomi

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Visit Rabati Castle, a medieval castle complex that dates back to the 13th century. Then, explore the fascinating cave city of Vardzia. Finally, relax in the tranquil resort town of Borjomi.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Vardzia cave complex
  • Discover the ancient Rabati Castle
  • Enjoy walking in Borjomi Central Park
  • Taste the healing Borjomi mineral water
Full description

Explore southern Georgia and see the most important monuments, including the Rabati Castle complex or the fascinating Vardzia cave complex. Visit the world-renowned Borjomi Resort.

Start your tour at Rabati Castle, a 13th-century medieval castle complex, and admire the influence of different cultures reflected in the architecture. See a mosque, orthodox church, catholic church, and a synagog.

Follow along the upper Mtkvari River, traversing narrow canyons at Aspindza along a stunning valley with rocky hillsides. Arrive at Vardzia, famed for its paintings and unique architecture. Tour the bell tower, main church, cave dwellings, rooms, chapels, pharmacy, and wine cellars.

Finally, arrive at the Borjomi Resort, a hydro-thermal health spa resort in the southern region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Walk in the Borjomi Central Park and taste Borjomi mineral water which has unique healing qualities.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Food
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

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Meeting point

• Avlabari Metro Station at 8:30 AM. One of the local partner's representatives will meet you in front of Avlabari Metro Station and hold a branded orange color flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A vegetarian option is available.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 153 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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We went to Vardzia with George as our guide and Artur as driver. Both did excellent job. We learned a lot of things not just about the places, but Georgia as a whole, it's culture, education, politics etc. The tour itself was very long and there was not much free time to explore, but it's a very long drive. The car (Mercedes Vito) was very comfortable, we had enough stops for bathroom and to buy some snacks/coffee. The lunch was very good as well. In the end we were offered some chacha tasting and even had a nice chat over wine in the office when we returned (cca 22:30!). Great day!

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October 6, 2021

We went on the full-day Vardzia tour as a couple and our guide was Niko. The guide was very friendly and informative, the driver was very careful and steady, and the tour itself was very fun. Overall we think it was a great value, and we are open to trying other tours offered by Gamarjoba Georgia Tours!

September 12, 2021

It was a long travel tour but definitely worth it! Such an amazing planning and scheduling to visit these places for a day. Our tour guide is Alex who is very punctual and strict on time which we find very helpful for such long trip. He was very helpful for his guests. We were amazed on how he was able to deliver such kind of history and informations during our trip. He also make sure that we enjoy the tour. We want to thank Alex for such a wonderful journey! It is highly recommended to try this trip! :)

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August 9, 2021

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