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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: Private Tour to Rabati Castle-Vardzia-Borjomi

2. 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: Private Tour to Gudauri-Kazbegi Mauntains

3. From Tbilisi: Private Tour to Gudauri-Kazbegi Mauntains

Explore Kazbegi, the mountainous region of Georgia. Feel the Caucasian Georgian spirit in the Caucasus Mountains. Take many beautiful pictures, hear exciting parts of the history, try the traditional Georgian dish Khinkali (Dumpling), discover the most beautiful part of Georgia, and get unforgettable memories. Your first stop is Zhinvali Water Reservoir on the Georgian Military Highway. The Soviets constructed the dam in the 1980s—a wonderful place to take amazing pictures. Visit Ananuri Fortress, the Eristavis (Dukes) seat of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty that ruled the area around the 13th century. See stunning views of the fortress and Zhinvali Reservoir. Have lunch in Pasanauri, the homeland of one of Georgia’s traditional foods: Khinkali. Admire the Friendship Monument of Georgian and Russian people in Gudauri, on the Georgian Military Highway. Contemplate the history of this fascinating monument overlooking Devil's Valley in the Caucasus Mountains. Explore one of the most beautiful places in Georgia, Gergeti Trinity Church in Kazbegi. Get a panoramic view of the whole valley from the church, which is one of Georgia’s most iconic attractions. Be impressed with the view of Mount Kazbegi, standing 5047 meters tall. Go to a local luxury hotel and have a cup of coffee in the stylish restaurant while you relax with stunning mountain views.

From Tbilisi: Mtskheta and Kazbegi Tour with Gourmet Lunch

4. From Tbilisi: Mtskheta and Kazbegi Tour with Gourmet Lunch

Start your day with a pickup at your accommodation. Sit back and enjoy the ride as you head towards Kazbegi. Passing by the old capital of Georgia, you will visit the Jvari monastery first, built in the 7th Century. Next, you will head towards Jhinvali Dam, made during the Soviet era in Georgia. Only ten minutes drive away, you will stop at Ananuri Castle. Passing by Gudauri ski resort, you will stop by a panoramic viewpoint to admire the Great Caucasus Mountain Range. Continue towards Kazbegi Village, a top destination in Georgia for its unique people, landscapes, and food. Finish your day by riding a 4WD ride to reach Gergeti Trinity Church and explore above the clouds. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch before driving back to Tbilisi.

Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Tour from Tbilisi

5. Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Tour from Tbilisi

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Tbilisi, and then drive by air-conditioned minivan to the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Iberia in Mtskheta. Visit the beautiful 6th-century Jvari Monastery to experience one of the most important monuments in Georgia. Next, head to Zhinvali to see the largest reservoir in eastern Georgia. Continue to the castle complex of Ananuri on the Aragvi River and learn about the feudal dynasty that ruled the area from the 13th century. Get back to nature in the Caucasus Mountains and visit the ski resort of Gudauri. See an impressive example of public art at the Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument on the Georgian Military Highway. Head to the Gergeti Trinity Church perched 2,170 meters above sea level. Get 2.5 hours of free time in the town of Kazbegi (also known as Stepantsminda) before the return trip to Tbilisi in the late evening.

From Tbilisi: Vardzia Cave Tour with Guide

6. 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.

Kakheti: Individual Day Tour To Sighnaghi From Tbilisi

7. Kakheti: Individual Day Tour To Sighnaghi From Tbilisi

Departure from Tbilisi early in the morning and head East. On the way make a short stop at Badiauri village. Here you can watch the process of how Georgian bread is baked in special ovens. From Badiauri, continue on towards the Bodbe monastery. Bodbe is considered as one of the most important monasteries in Georgia, as here lies the grave of St. Nino who brought Christianity to Georgia in the middle of the 4th Century. Finally, arrive at the small, charming city of Sighnaghi that promises stunning views of the great Caucasus mountains and of the River Alazani valley. It is a walled town with remnants of 18th-century fortifications. You can climb the watchtowers to get a magnificent view. In Sighnaghi you will enjoy a Georgian wine tasting.

One Day Megalithic Tour in Georgia - Lesser Caucasus

8. One Day Megalithic Tour in Georgia - Lesser Caucasus

Explore villages off the beaten track in Kvemo Kartli. After being picked up from your hotel in Tbilisi, you will be transferred to the village of Tejisi. Go to the St. Nicholas temple with its huge stone fence, then hike to the stone circle of St Constantine's Church, where there is a 3.8 meter high menhir. Continue to the archaeological settlement of Samshvilde, located in the southern part of Georgia. Samshvilde is known as one of the oldest cities in the Caucasus region and was the center of a duchy in the 3rd century BC. The city lies on a rocky promontory between the two gorges of the confluence of the Khrami and Chivchavi rivers. Then, explore the Samshvilde complex with its ruins of the royal city and castle, old streets, tombs, and orthodox churches from the 5th to 17th centuries.

From Tbilisi: Ananuri, Gudauri, Gergeti Guided Day Tour

9. From Tbilisi: Ananuri, Gudauri, Gergeti Guided Day Tour

Tour stats at 9 am, move to northern highway generally takes more time than usual because of the road is curvy and takes more time to cover, Total time to reach Kazbegi village takes 3 hours(with stops), and until Gudauri 2 hours. The first stop is Jinvali Reservoir which supplies Tbilisi with drinking water, and also there are operating turbines for electrical power Generators. Great place to take some lovely photos on the background of the reservoir. Ananuri castle, it is since 17 century standing as a complex with defensive towers, a Cathedral, and fortification buildings. Exploring all places takes about 30 minutes. After some time of observing the white and black Aragvi river, during summer it is easy to distinguish the colors of the water, one is darker than another, and that is why it is called White and Black. Continue the trip to Ski resort Gudauri(Winter Activities) the resort locates at 2000 meters above sea level and Makes a unique place for ski activities. In winter available cable cars, snow scooters, sledding, and tubing. Near Gudauri is the Friendship Monument with a panorama view, overlooking the source of the Aragvi River valley. Stop for some time and after come to our last place. Finally reach to Village, Kazbegi where is possible to explore the hilltop monastery. while we change the vehicle(taxi available in the center of the Kazbegi) possible to have some coffee and water and continue our trip to the top of mountain Gergeti. Gergeti Monastery on the top of mountain Gergeti, Mount kazbegi right from Monastery, unfortunately sometimes covered by clouds, but hope we get lucky and see all view over Kazbegi mountain and also full panoramic views of the Kazbegi Village. At the end of the trip possible to arrange lunch in the Georgian Restaurant, with Georgian national Dishes.

Kazbegi: Caucasus Mountains Full-Day Tour

10. Kazbegi: Caucasus Mountains Full-Day Tour

The journey takes place in Khevi, a unique region in the Caucasus Mountains, located in the Northeastern part of Georgia. Visit Stepantsminda by crossing the famous Georgian Military Road, Gudauri ski resort, and Jvari Pass. Then, take delight in the panoramic views of the Caucasus Mountains. Visit Ananuri Church and Fortress, which dates back to 16th Century, and stop at the Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument to enjoy breathtaking views. Visit Gergeti Trinity Monastery, built in the 14th Century, located at a height of 2200 meters above sea level. There are two ways to get to the church - approximately three hours of hiking or driving. See and admire one of the highest peaks of Georgia – Kazbegi (5047m).

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4.6 / 5

based on 55 reviews

Very good tour and worth the 14 hours, our guide Metro was very informative and has a lot of knowledge about the places we've seen, the company Gamarjoba tours has a lovely stuff, it's the third tour we took with them, and Maya was with us on WhatsApp always making sure we knew where to go and what to bring to the tour (warm clothes ect) and making sure we are having a good time and also she is really lovely in person as well, thank you very much for the tours definitely will go to more tours with you next visit!

easy to book, very responsive via WhatsApp for any questions/concerns. my guide Mariam Miskariani was wonderful - full of energy and very helpful. will def try to book another trip with Gamarjoba Georgia Tours again if I come back to Georgia.

Fantastic experience to see and walk man made caves city, dated 1152. Later in the day we spent some time in renowned Borjomi, mineral spring water resort. The guide was knowledgeable and very accommodating. Good job, Nica.

Amazing tour visiting some incredible places. Our guide was very knowledgeable and really made the experience even more special.

It was a great and intresting tour. Our guide Metro speaks English freely and he answered a lot of questions.