From: 248 $
Vardzia, Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe tour - travel to South Georgia
Starts from: TBILISI
Type: Private City Break
Available: All year
Distance: 580 km
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
South Georgia is a private tour and includes main highlights of Kartli and Samtskhe-Javakheti region: charming towns of Borjomi, Gori and Akhaltsikhe, fabulous Caves in Vardzia, carved inside the slopes of the Erusheti Mountains, medieval Rabati Castle, Khertvisi Fortress and Borjomi park. Taste the flavor of Javakheti!
The trip is accompanied by a professional guide.
Morning, at 9:00 guide will come to your place of overnight in Tbilisi and pick-up for two day tour to South Georgia.
The first stop on our journey today is Gori – a small town of the Kartli region, located 78 km from Tbilisi on the western highway. We are visiting three major attractions: Gori Fortress, The house-museum of the Soviet dictator J. Stalin and the ancient cave town of Uplistsikhe dating back to 1st millennium BC, 15 km away from the town Gori.
Uplistsikhe has rock-hewn streets and squares, halls, secret tunnels, remains of ancient churches and a museum building, where valuable items excavated in Uplistsikhe are presented. The town is argued to be one of the oldest settlements in the region.
After head towards Borjomi – a resort-town famous for its mineral sparkling waters. Here we can taste Borjomi mineral sparkling water and walk through the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park – one of the largest protected areas in Europe, which covers 5300 sq. km.
Evening departure for Akhaltsikhe town.
Overnight in Akhaltsikhe.
After breakfast, check out and head to Akhaltsikhe castle.
First, visit Rabati district. Rabati is historical part of Akhaltsikhe town around the medieval fort that integrates a castle, fortification, museum, mosque, synagogue, church, and other different interesting attractions. Akhaltsikhe museum presents the cultural heritage of Javakheti region and various artifacts collected from this historical province: old manuscripts, archaeological exhibits, ethnographic material, collection of old carpets, rugs, and etc. Rabati also includes noblemen Jakeli family castle, 18th c.
After sightseeing Rabati, drive to the south part of the country along the Mtkvari river gorge, where you can enjoy hilly landscapes and several old fortresses. Make a short stop by the Khertvisi Fortress.
Continue to Vardzia – a cave monastic complex dating back to the 12th-13th cc. Vardzia is carved in the slopes of the Erusheti Mountains, stretched along the 500 meters on a cliff and consists of 19 different tiers. Georgian Queen Tamar is credited for establishing this monastery during her reign in the 12th c. Nowadays monks still live in caves.
In summer season, drive back to Tbilisi passing through the Javakheti Plateau, Phoka Monastery and Tsalka lake.
In winter, just drive back the same way as we came through the Borjomi-Akhaltsikhe highway.
Evening arrival to Tbilisi.
1 x overnight in Akhaltsikhe 3* hotel Tiflis or similar
|Group size||Price per adult|
|2 - 3 people||382 $|
|4 - 5 people||305 $|
|6 - 15 people||248 $|
The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing a twin/double room accommodation.
There is additional fee for single room accomodation that you can select at checkout.
|0-6 years - Free|
|7-12 years - 50%|
|12 years and above - Adult|
*Online booking deposit will be deducted from the total tour price.
The balance can be paid in one of the following ways:
For a larger group or custom itinerary please contact us at info[at]georgianholidays.com
Tips for booking procedure:
How to know which “Operator” to select?
You only need to select the Operator name if you have previously communicated with one of our sales agents via phone or email, otherwise please leave it at default.
To arrange airport transfers and pre-tour (or post-tour) hotel nights, contact us at info [at] georgianholidays.com
1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together
Cancellation is free of charge prior 5 days of the starting day.
If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine: