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

Activity provider: Gamarjoba Georgia Tours

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

Activity provider: Gamarjoba Georgia Tours
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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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Participants

Date

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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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Unaccompanied minors

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 212 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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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.

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June 20, 2022

A well organized trip. Convenient means of transport. Friendly English-speaking guide. A properly selected trip plan - beautiful and interesting stopping places. A program tailored to the participants of the trip - enough time everywhere. There is time to admire the views, take pictures, and enjoy your meals in a leisurely manner. Really worth.

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February 17, 2022

The communication before this trip from Baia was great. My guide Zurab was absolutely fantastic; friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We spoke at great lengths on the history, politics, food and culture in Georgia, he was very perceptive in working out what you’re interested in and providing the information to suit. Our driver was also very friendly and drove safely. The trip itself was great and the views were phenomenal.

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February 17, 2022

Product ID: 214350