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2 Day Vardzia, Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe tour

City Breaks

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Rabati, Akhaltsikhe

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Vardzia

Vardzia

Stalin cabinet

Stalin cabinet

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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!

Trip is full inclusive and is accompanied by professional guide.

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

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.

Lunch is arranged and served in Gori restaurant.

After lunch 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.

Dinner and 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.

Have hot trout barbeque lunch at Valodia's farm near the site.

Drive back to Tbilisi passing through the Javakheti Plateau, Phoka Monastery and Tsalka lake is summer season.

In winter, we just drive back the same way as we came through the Borjomi-Akhaltsikhe highway.

Evening arrival to Tbilisi.

Inclusions


Included

Transportation:

  • Private Transportation

Staff:

  • Private Professional Guide

Accommodation:

1 x overnight in Akhaltsikhe 3* hotel Tiflis or similar

Meals:

  • 2 x Lunches
  • 1 x Dinner
  • 1 x Breakfast

Other:

  • 2 x 0.5 l. bottle of mineral water per person
  • All entrance fees per program
  • Map of Georgia
  • All taxes

Excluded

  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses

Price


Price

Group size Price per adult
Solo 451 €
2-3 people 259 €
4-5 people 185 €
6-7 people 178 €
8-9 people  155 €
10-15 people 150 €
*Online booking deposit:  30 €

 

The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing a twin/double room.

Single Supplement is: 35

1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together

Child Policy
0-1 years - Free
2-6 years - 75 €
7 years and over - Adult

 

 

 

*Online booking deposit will be deducted from the total tour price. Balance you can pay it with one of the following methods:

  • Bank transfer - in foreign currency (Euro/USD), two weeks before the tour starts;
  • VISA/Master card - via POS terminal in local currency (GEL), at the beginning of the tour directly with your guide. Card service fee + 3%.
  • Cash - GEL only, directly to the nearest TBC Bank office or TBC Bank Cash terminal no later than the beginning of the tour.

For a larger group or custom itinerary please contact us at tours[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.

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More Info

  • Tbilisi airport private pick up transfer: 25 €
  • Tbilisi airport private drop off transfer: 22 €
  • Discounted individual transfer for Tbilisi airport double way: 40 €

To arrange airport transfers and pre-tour ( or post-tour) hotel nights, contact us at tours[at]georgianholidays.com

Cancellation is free of charge prior 5 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 30 Euro is non-refundable. 

If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:

  • 50% of the total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 5 days or less prior to the tour;
  • 100% of the total cost of the tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear.

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