contrast of Vardzia-Rabati-Borjomi on a day trip
Departure time: 08:30
Citysightseeing Tbilisi Office
Duration: Approx. 12
Tour does not include
admission fees to the cave complex, castle and park
Our tour to three
destinations of Vardzia, Rabati and Borjomi offers you a unique opportunity to
visit contrasting sites of several historical eras within just a day!
Excursion is accompanied
with live guide in English and Russian, and provides best value for families,
friends, couples and solo travellers.
We will visit:
Ø Vardzia is a cave site in southern Georgia dating back to 12th
century, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of
the Mtkvari River. Excavations have shown that the area of Vardzia was
inhabited even earlier during the Bronze Age. There you can find bell tower,
main church, cave dwellings, rooms, chapels, pharmacy and wine cellars. Beyond
the bell tower the complex rises to nineteen tiers, with steps leading to a
cemetery. Infrastructure includes access tunnels, water facilities, and provision
for defence. Vardzia has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO
World Heritage List as a Cultural Site.
Ø Rabati Castle is a medieval castle complex of Asian style in
Akhaltsikhe. Built in the 13th century, Rabati castle developed under the
influence of diferent cultures over subsequent centuries and this is reflected
in its architecture. Within the 7 hectares castle complex there is a Church, a
Mosque, a Minaret and a Synagogue.
Ø Borjomi is the picturesque resort town in south-central Georgia
located on the edge of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. The town is famous
for its mineral water, which is the number one export of Georgia; the Romanov
summer palace and the World Wide Fund for nature-site Borjomi-Kharagauli
Ø National Park. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive
ecologically themed amusement park in the Caucasus.