Journey to South Georgia. Borjomi – Vardzia – Akhaltsikhe – Rabati Fortress
We will visit:
• Borjomi mineral springs and park
• Vardzia cave town
• Rabati fortress
Borjomi is the small town in mountains. There are many beautiful places to visit there, but most famous the town became because of mineral water Botjomi, with unique healing qualities and taste. It’s been known for centuries, that this water was unique, but it really become famous during Russian reign in Georgia. Russian built here resort, palaces, and found out about mineral water itself. Borjomi water won its first golden medal in 1907 in Belgium. The water has been bottled since 1896.
We continue our way to Vardzia cave town (12th century). En route you will 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 tiers. 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 Akhlatsikhe (New Fortress) that always has had strategic importance. That’ why the fortress Rabat has been built here in IX century, 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 unforgettable impression. The fortress has been renovated several years ago. Here you can see the Georgian church, mosque and Madrasa – Islamic school, citadel, and unique museum. The Rabati fortress is one of the highlights of this region.
Children under 6 years – FREE
For children from 6 to 12 years – 50% discount
English speaking guide;
All entrance fees;
Boat trip on the underground river;
Soft drinks in the bus;
Lunch not include in the price
The cost of an individual tour depends on the number of guests, contact the manager for more information by e-mail
Start the tour at 08-00, 22-00 return to Tbilisi
Lunch: average bill of 25 gel (Georgian cuisine master class is included in the lunch price).