Discover Georgia - 1 Day

Discover the beauty of Southern Georgia. Get to try the famous volcanic mineral water from the Spring. Visit the Borjomi National Park, Rabati Fortress and Vardzia Cave Monastery Complex in this One Day Tour.

We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and start our tour by visiting Borjomi National Park, where we will try mineral water “Borjomi” with unique healing qualities and taste, Borjomi water won its first gold medal in 1907 in Belgium. The water has been bottled since 1896. We continue our way to Vardzia cave town (12th century). Then we visit Khertvisi Fortress (10th century) before moving to the magnificent Vardzia. Vardzia is one of the highlights of the trip and stretches over half a kilometer along the river Mtkvari, with 19 tires. There used to be about 3000 caves here, but now there are just over 500. It has a church hewn out of rock with amazing 12th-century frescoes. The Complex also includes living quarters, small hall-type churches, and refectories, wine cellar, etc. Continue towards the town of Akhaltsikhe (New Fortress) that always has had strategic importance. That’s why the fortress Rabat has been built here in IX century, so it’s been called the fortress inside the fortress. It was guarding Georgia for centuries, but there were periods when enemies took over. The fortress keeps traces of both times, giving us an unforgettable impression. The fortress has been renovated several years ago. During the day you will enjoy with local food and vine in local restaurant. We will be back in Tbilisi at late evening.

Day 1
Full Day

• Departure from Tbilisi at 9:00 AM

• City Borjomi

Borjomi is a resort town in south-central Georgia, the town is noted for its the World Wide Fund for Nature-site Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park and mineral water industry with unique healing qualities and taste. It’s been known for centuries, that this water was unique, but it really becomes famous during Russian reign in Georgia. Borjomi water won its first gold medal in 1907 in Belgium. The water has been bottled since 1896. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically themed amusement park in the Caucasus.

• Rabati Fortress

It is a fortress in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. Originally established in the 9th century as the Lomisa Castle, it was completely rebuilt by Ottomans. Most of the surviving buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries. According to the Georgian Chronicles the city was established in the 9th century by Guaram Mampal, son of the King of Tao. From the 13th to the end of 14th centuries it was the capital city of Samtskhe-Saatabago, ruled by the Georgian princely family and a ruling dynasty of the Principality of Samtskhe, the House of Jaqeli. In 1393 the city was attacked by the armies of Tamerlane. After the Treaty of Constantinople in 1590, the whole territory of Samtskhe-Saatabago came under the rule of Ottoman Empire. Turks Mostly used to build defensive edifices. In 1752 the first mosque was built in Rabati. After a lot of wars and attacks the fortress stood up and later it was extensively rebuilt and renovated in 2011-2012 in order to attract more tourists to the area.

• Vardzia Monastery Complex

Vardzia is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River, thirty kilometres from Aspindza. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred meters and in up to nineteen tiers. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s during the golden age of Tamar and Rustaveli, has an important series of wall paintings. The site was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century. Now part of a state heritage reserve, the extended area of Vardzia-Khertvisi has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

• We will be back in Tbilisi at 10:00 PM.

Price includes transportation, type and capacity of transportation depends on the number of tourists. Our drivers are experienced and professionals. Wish you comfortable stay and safe trip. Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Inclusion

  • Tour Guiding
  • Professional Driver
  • Comfortable transport
  • Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-off
  • Sightseeings
  • All Entry Ticket Fees
  • All Local Taxes
  • Bottle of Water
  • Dinner In The Restaurant
  • Food Degustation
  • Lunch Boxes
  • Souvenirs
  • Volcano Water Degustation
  • Welcome Package

Exclusion

  • Extra Alcohol
  • Extra Services
  • Insurance
  • Flight Ticket
  • Travel Insurance
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FAQs

Are camping stuff required?

No, camping stuff are not required in this trip.

Are flight tickets included?

No, this service is additional and please contact us for more information.

Are Hiking stuff required?

No, hiking stuff are not required.

Do I need some comfortable shoes for walking?

We recommend bringing comfortable shoes.

How safe is this activity?

We ensure you in safety if you follow all instructions.

Is Dinner included?

Yes, in local restaurant on your back way.

Is driver experienced?

Yes of course. He/she has few years of experience.

Is guide experienced?

Yes of course. He/she has few years of experience.

Is lunch included?

Yes. We provide lunch boxes and soft drinks/water.

What if I have a questions or requests?

In case of questions, please contact your tour manager.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD $ 268/person
Group Discount Available
Group Discount Guide
Cost Per Adult Traveler:
$ 268 USD
Cost Per Child Traveler:
$ 268 USD
268
Total $ 268 USD

Trip Facts

  • We love them! Kids of age 1 to 4 are free of tour charge.
  • Get 50% discount for children ages 5 to 12, applied upon checkout.
  • For 8 or more travelers, please contact us for special pricing
  • Clean and air conditioned comfortable private transport