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City Break from Tbilisi - 2 day South Georgia
- Starts from: Tbilisi
- Type: City Break from Tbilisi
- code: CBSC-04
- Best time: Apr - Oct
- Distance: 580
- Duration: 2 full days
Explore Kartli and Javakheti regions, visit charming small towns Borjomi, Gori and Akhaltsikhe, and discover fabulous Vardzia caves located on the slopes of South Caucasus Range. Enjoy the nature and culture together!
There are sightseeing in J. Stalin’s house-museum in Gori, ancient Uplistsikhe cave town, with its secret tunnels and manmade caves, taste curative bobbling mineral water in Borjomi town and take a walk inside Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Visit Rabat fortress and museum in Akhaltsikhe and travel to Vardzia caves excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain and built as a defensive gate to the country. Welcome to cultural heritage of Samtskhe-Javakheti province!
All meals are included in the package.
Sights to visit
J. Stalin’s house-museum in Gori, Uplistsikhe cave town – 1st millennium BC, Borjomi city, Borjomi-Kharagauli national park, Akhaltsikhe town, Rabati fortress and museum, Khertvisi fortress of 9th c., Vardzia cave city of 12th-13th cc.
PER PERSON PRICE IN EUR:
Solo - 401 €
2 people - 217 €
4 people - 138 €
6 people - 134 €
8 people - 113 €
10 people - 105 €
In case of 10 and more people traveling together 1 person from the group will be FREE of charge.
Supplement for single room accommodation - 35 €
0-4 years - Free
5-6 years - 50 % deduction
7-9 years - 30 % deduction
10 years and over - Adult price
10% Discount is available for “early bird” booking (6 months before your landing)
Day to day itinerary
Day 1: Tbilisi – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Borjomi – Akhaltsikhe
Pick up from Tbilisi hotel. Drive towards South Caucasus. We start the visits from J. Stalin’s house-museum dedicated to the life of the leader of Soviet Union. Museum consists of the house, where Stalin was born and spent the first 4 years of his life, an exposition building where the leader’s personal items are presented and Stalin’s personal train carriage with interior.
Drive to ancient rock-hewn cave town of Uplistsikhe dating back to 1st millennium BC. The town is identified as one of the oldest settlements in Georgia and is remarkable for the combination of Anatolian and Iranian cultures. The museum includes rock streets and squares, halls, secret tunnels, remains of ancient churches and museum building where valuable items excavated in Uplistikhe are presented.
Have lunch en-route.
Next stop is Borjomi – a town famous for its mineral sparkling water. The artesian springs are fed by waters coming from glaciers and it rises to the surface without pumping. Here you can taste Borjomi mineral sparkling water and walk through Borjomi-Kharagauli national park – one of the largest protected areas in Europe, which covers 5300 sq. km. It’s unique because of the ecological and geographical zones, historical sites, and wildlife.
Evening arrival in Akhaltsikhe town.
Dinner and overnight in Akhaltsikhe.
Day 2: Akhaltsikhe – Khertvisi – Vardzia – Tsalka – Tbilisi
After breakfast visit Akhaltsikhe fortress and museum – Rabati. The museum presents major part of the cultural heritage of Javakheti region, such as old manuscripts, archaeological exhibits, ethnographic material, collection of old carpets, rugs, and etc. Rabati also includes a castle, 18th c. Mosque and ruins of Islamic school.
Continue to Vardzia – a cave city dating back to 12th-13th cc. Vardzia is carved in the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain, stretches along the 500 meters wide cliff and consists of 19 tiers. Georgian Queen Tamar is credited for establishing a monastery in Vardzia during her reign in the 12th c. which housed 2000 monks. During its rise in the 12th c. the cave city contained 6000 apartments, throne room and a large church with bell tower. Nowadays monks still live in caves.
Have hot trout barbeque and picnic lunch near the site.
Drive back to Tbilisi via three lakes: Sagamo, Paravani and Tsalka.
Includes / Excludes
- Professional guide service
- Accommodation at Akhaltsikhe 2* hotel
- Catering: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 picnic lunch, 1 dinner;
- 1 bottle mineral water per person per day
- Excursions and Entrance fees
- Map of Georgia
- All local taxes
- Personal expenses
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- We require EUR 30 per person deposit on booking for private tours and special sum for guaranteed tours.
- The balance of payment is due 30 days before departure.
- Cancellation is free of charge prior 30 days of the starting day. See booking terms and cancellation policy
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