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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
  • Pregnant women
  • 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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Date

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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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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • 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 172 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 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

What a well-organized tour. It's a long day (14hrs because of distance) but you never felt bored or that you didn't have enough time at the sites. Nika, our guide, did an excellent job explaining the country and all the regions along with the specifics insights on Vardzia, Rabati and Borjomi. You could tell he enjoyed telling us about the places. The bus was comfortable, the lunch stop excellent, overall, it's a must do when in Tbilisi.

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November 4, 2021

A very rich and interesting tour program. Incredible places in Georgia. Amazing story. Incredible photo zones. Very cool organization of the tour. Excellent Russian-speaking guide Niko (Picollo). Great lunch, great transportation. Excellent and well-coordinated work of the guys from the agency in case of force majeure)))) I recommend this agency to everyone for excursions from Tbilisi to Georgia) Guys - you are the best)

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October 31, 2021

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