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Tbilisi: Private Vardzia, Rabati, and Borjomi Tour

Tbilisi: Private Vardzia, Rabati, and Borjomi Tour

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Wander around Vardzia, the biggest cave city in Georgia. Afterwards, take astonishing pictures of the unique Rabati Castle, breathe the fresh air of the Borjomi Forest, and taste Borjomi's famous spring water.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup included
Your Tbilisi accommodation.
Private group


  • Wander around the Rabati Castle complex
  • Taste local mineral water, the number one export of Georgia
  • Discover a cave town in southern Georgia which dates back to the 12th-century
Full description
Departing from Tbilisi, your first stop is Rabati Castle, a medieval castle complex of Asian style in Akhaltsikhe. Built in the 13th century, Rabati Castle developed under the influence of different cultures over subsequent centuries. This is reflected in its architecture; the modern section including a restaurant, hotel, cafes, and shops, and the ancient section including the Ahmediyeh Mosque, the church, the family castle of Jakeli, and the historical museum. The trip continues to Vardziai - a cave complex that was excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain in the 12th century. Following that, pass through the narrow canyons at Aspindza along a particularly beautiful valley to dsicover Vardzia. This is a place with a royal history where you can observe the monastery with its Assumption Temple, as well as the ancient paintings of the king and queen of the time. Other intriguing features of the complex include the bell tower, chapels, a pharmacy, and wine cellars.  Your final destination of Borjomi is a hydro-thermal health spa resort in the southern region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Borjomi has an international reputation for its geothermal spring mineral water resources. Whilst there, enjoy walking through Borjomi Central Park and taste the award-winning local mineral water - which is said to have unique healing qualities.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide's services
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Bottle of water
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to Rabati Castle, the Vardzia complex, or Borjomi Central Park
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • 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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  •  This tour will take place rain or shine
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October 9, 2021

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