Borjomi, Rabati & Vardzia Exploration

Private Guided Tour Of Georgia's Historic Marvels
118 From
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Overview

Difficulty
Main activity
Destination
Experience type
All year round
Period
13 hours
Duration
1+
Group size
8+
Age range
DTST06
Program code
  • Private, expert-led tours across Georgia
  • Taste the renowned Borjomi mineral water
  • Explore Vardzia's expansive cave monastery, a UNESCO candidate
  • Unveil the historical layers of Rabati Castle
  • Relish the pristine beauty of Borjomi’s landscapes

Escape the routine and dive into the lush landscapes and rich history of Georgia travel with our private day tour to Borjomi, Rabati, and Vardzia. Discover landscapes draped in verdure and architectural marvels that whisper tales of epochs past. This expertly curated experience, led by our top guides, offers an intimate glimpse into the heart of Georgian culture and natural beauty, making every moment of your trip unforgettable.

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Description

Your journey begins at your hotel, from where you will be whisked away towards the enchanting town of Borjomi, known for its mineral water springs since the early 19th century. Stroll through the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, one of the largest in Europe, where the famed mineral springs and lush Borjomi Gorge await. Discover the historical significance of Borjomi water, which gained fame for its healing properties and was a favorite of Russian nobility during their travel to Georgia.

Continuing to Rabati Castle, located in Akhaltsikhe, your guide will share stories of this fortress which dates back to the 9th century. It has been a defense point for various empires and underwent a major restoration in 2011. Here, you’ll see how Rabati Castle embodies a synthesis of Georgian, Ottoman, and Persian architectural styles, making it a symbolic site of Georgia’s layered history and a must-see on any tour to Georgia.

After exploring Rabati Castle, enjoy a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant specializing in Georgian cuisine. Experience the rich flavors of dishes like khinkali and khachapuri, enhancing your cultural journey during your private tour in Georgia.

Post lunch, the tour heads to the breathtaking Vardzia Cave Monastery. This sprawling cave complex, dating back to the reign of Queen Tamar in the late 12th century, extends over half a kilometer and originally had as many as 3,000 caves. It was both a monastic retreat and a fortified city. As you explore these historic caves, learn about their strategic importance and how they served as a hiding spot during Mongol invasions, a pivotal point in Georgia's history narrative.

Your day concludes with a comfortable ride back to your hotel, filled with the rich tapestry of Georgian history and the unforgettable tastes of its traditional cuisine, making it an essential experience for any Georgia travel itinerary.

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Our tour program's list of attractions is a guide, not exhaustive. Unlisted sites may be visited, and listed ones might be viewed from a distance. Conditions like operating hours, weather, or local rules may affect access. Thank you for your understanding.

Prices

  This experience has open departure and can be organized based on your preferred dates. Remember, prices vary based on the exact group size.

From Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2024 Available every day of the week USD 118 Starting at
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