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From Tbilisi: Vardzia, Rabati, and Borjomi Private Tour

From Tbilisi: Vardzia, Rabati, and Borjomi Private Tour

From US$ 100 per person

Enjoy a one-day-tour from Tbilisi to Vardzia, an amazing opportunity for an unforgettable experience of your time in Georgia.

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Duration 14 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the completely restored Rabati castle
  • See the unique monument of Georgian architecture
  • Try real famous Borjomi water from its source
Full description
From Tbilisi, transfer to Borjomi and visit the Balneological health resort, situated in the southeast of Georgia in the Agura river gorge. Discover this picturesque place and its large-leaved and coniferous forests surrounded by the majestic Caucasian mountains. Borjomi is well known for its mineral waters, the source of which is situated in Borjomi Central Park, where those who wish may sample it.  Then, head towards Akhaltsikhe which is cosily situated on both banks of the small river, Potskhovi. Take a tour of this ancient city and visit Rabati castle, a complex consisting of many historical castles, towers, and churches. Pay special attention to the halls and marvel at the ancient Georgian architecture. In the lower part of the fortress, you will find a tourist information center, a restaurant, café, and gift shops which you may visit as you please.  Next, visit Vardzia, a cave monastery site which delves into the rock half a kilometer and rises up thirteen tiers, which are connected to each other with a complex system of tunnels. Here, see the preserved large reception hall, living quarters, book depository, wineries, water, and spring water baths. Visit the Church of the Dormition, the central spiritual and monumental focus of the site. On the same north wall are ancient portraits of the royal founders, King Giorgi III and his daughter Queen Tamar. Then, return to Tbilisi.
Includes
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fee to Vardzia (15 GEL per person)
  • Entrance fee to Rabati castle (19 GEL per person)
  • Entrance fee to Borjomi park (5 GEL per person)

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  • Comfortable shoes
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Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Aleksi is a great sociable tour guide we had fun checking out the places with him and he was very accommodating, historical information was also good! Especially in vardzia! Hopefully in our future trips to Georgia we would book with him again! Maybe on the historical content i would like to have to know extra information and maybe just go to places separately to enjoy them more all in all great experience we had fun and good food in rabati!

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September 2, 2021

we had excellent tour. Our tour guide was Sergio. Good man!! He made us comfortable and took good care of us. Vardzia caves was unique experience for us. Sergio made sure that we have good lunch.5 stars from me ***** . Thanks Sergio.

December 26, 2019

Khatuna, the Big Kahuna, was the best tour guide. comfortable transfer between locations, and great conversation in English. lots of fun and learning

July 31, 2021

Product ID: 187719