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

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

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.

From Tbilisi: Vardzia Cave Tour with Guide

2. From Tbilisi: Vardzia Cave Tour with Guide

Discover the historical Vardzia Cave, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain, which dates back to the 12th century. Explore the wonders of the cave including monk cells, a grand foyer, a treasury and even a cathedral. Trace the steps of Georgia’s first female sovereign, Queen Tamar, as you learn about the many battles that took place there. Then explore the Rabati Castle, a complex Asian-style military building that was erected in the 13th century. Learn about the sieges over the centuries that have destroyed the castle, and how it has absorbed the traces of different cultures and religions.  Continue on to the picturesque town of Borjomi to marvel at the beautiful natural landscapes of this National Park and taste the mineral water, Georgia’s number one export, that Borjomi is famous for.

From Tbilisi: Private Tour to Rabati Castle-Vardzia-Borjomi

3. From Tbilisi: Private Tour to Rabati Castle-Vardzia-Borjomi

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 the upper Mtkvari River through narrow canyons at Aspindza along a valley. 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.

From Tbilisi: Day Trip to Vardzia, Rabati and Borjomi

4. From Tbilisi: Day Trip to Vardzia, Rabati and Borjomi

Be picked up from your hotel in Tbilisi and start your day trip through southern Georgia. Your guide will be with you throughout the day as you explore 3 different locations and experience the beauty of Georgia. Your first stop will be the cave monastery site, Vardzia. While in Vardzia, you’ll see the bell tower, church, chapels, wine cellars, and cave dwellings. After Vardzia, your next stop will be Rabati Castle. The Rabati Castle is a medieval fortress in Akhaltsikhe. The fortress was constructed in the 9th century. In 2011, many of its destroyed buildings were restored. Your last stop will be Borjomi. Borjomi is a famous resort town known for its mineral water. You’ll be able to visit a traditional Georgina restaurant and taste national dishes and wine. Once your visit to Borjomi is complete, you’ll begin the journey back to Tbilisi, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Rabati Castle

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Catherine, our guide made the long trip to vardzia fun and enjoyable. She is knowledgeable. The van they are using are very comfortable and new. Due to long travel time. Make sure you bring snaks with you and wear proper clothing as the caves are located in mountains and times you need to go uphill and downhill. Make sure to put sunscreen as the sun is high when you reach the caves. Or wear cap. Overall, it was a fun tour thanks to catherine. And our driver who made us reach our destinations safely.

A long but amazing day that's definitely worth it. Nini was a fantastic guide who made the time in the car pass quickly, and Giorgi a great and safe driver. Thank you both! Vardzia and Rabati are both absolutely amazing, so glad we went! Borjomi water didn't taste as bad as I thought it would :) The countryside also deserves a mention, the scenery is just beautiful in that region.

A nice one-day trip to Vardzia and Borjomi that went according to schedule. They are very well organized. I joined a happy group of five and we had a nice day together. The guide Shoti was very friendly, courteous and informative. Lovely memories!

This is well worthwhile! It's a long day - so be prepared! But our guide Tamuna was awesome! Super knowledgeable, enthusiastic and she made sure every person on the tour was having a good time. I'd 100% recommend!

The trip was terrific and it was amazing to visit so many cool attractions within one day! The tour felt personalized and was not packed. Nini, our guide, was super friendly and accommodating to any requests.