From Tbilisi: Vardzia Cave Tour with Guide

4.6 / 5

7 reviews

From Tbilisi: Vardzia Cave Tour with Guide

From $63 per person

Explore the historical wonders of Georgia's Vardzia Cave and trace the steps of some of the country's most influencial leaders.

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Duration 11 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the hidden rooms of the Vardzia Cave
  • Explore the natural beauty of Borjomi’s National Park
  • Learn about the battles at the Rabati Castle
  • Taste Georgia’s famous mineral water
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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.
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  • Professional guide
  • Entrance tickets
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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Kote Abkhazi 44, Tbilisi 0105, Georgia.

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    4.6 / 5

    based on 7 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.3/5
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    The castle of Rabati and the cave of Vardzia were a very nice discovery, which is worth it if you are not afraid of the 8 hour drive in total. For my part, it didn't bother me at all: very good atmosphere on board the bus, great guide and short breaks that punctuate the trip. I highly recommend !

    December 20, 2019

    Wonderful Day

    Everything worked very well, except of that we did not have a guide at Rabati fortress. All in all it was a wonderful experience and you can see a lot in only one day. We were a small group and the tour guide told us a lot about Georgia. Lunch was tasty and cheap, the bus was comfortable, the sights breathtaking. Highly recommended!

    July 6, 2019

    The tour was very good but it is a long day and you just need to be prepared for that. Guide was excellent. Lunch was good but very late in day

    October 11, 2019

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