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

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

From US$ 49 per person

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.

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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
  • Wheelchair users
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

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

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card
  • 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 180 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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The trip was fabulous. Rabat was charming, Vardzia breathtaking, Borjomi beautiful in the snow and the guides very informative. It was incredibly well organised and the guides did a great job of rescheduling so we could catch Varzia before it closed after we were delayed by an accident and they even arranged for the food to be ready for the table when we walked in the restaurant.

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January 4, 2022

Our guide Zura was fantastic! He was really easy to chat to and had lots of interesting things to tell us. The ride was long but thankfully we had plenty to talk about. Rabati Castle was interesting and a good place to stop during the journey. Vardzia was amazing and like nothing we had seen before. Zura knew a lot about it and was a great guide throughout. The lunch was delicious with huge portions. The drive back was very long and Borjomi seemed a bit like a waste of time in the cold and dark and there was nothing really to see there. Would recommend but make sure you bring snacks as there is no dinner stop and it’s a very late night.

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December 21, 2021

The trip to Vardzia is a long one, so I would suggest the tour to start slightly earlier say around 8am to 830am instead of 9am. Cause by d time after the 2nd attractions which is Vardzia ended, guest would have already quite exhausted as it was already late noon around 5 plus 6pm, and they probably won't be showing much interest with the 3rd attraction which is Bonjomi.

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December 5, 2021

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