Approx. Distance: 1 hr 37 min (72.9 km)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Explore Vardzia - medieval rock-hewn cave city established in the 12th c. Vardzia was carved in the volcanic rocks on 13 levels, linked inside by internal tunnels-corridors, secrete passages and painted chapels. Sixteen years old Lady king Tamar together with her father King Georgi III is depicted on the Southern wall inside hall type church. Excursion in the caves and tunnels will take about one hour.
Drive to Akhaltsikhe - a historical town and administrative center of Samtskhe-Javakheti region in South Georgia. There are numerous ruined strongholds from the middle ages on the way: the most remarkable are Tmogvi, Vanis Kvabebi and Khertvisi. Take time, visit one and feel the spirit of the battlefields.
In Akhaltsikhe visit Castle at Rabati district. The complex is contemporarily renovated and consists of the castle of 14th c., several churches, a mosque, synagogue, and a museum, which houses different manuscript, book, photo, archaeological and numismatic collections.
Overnight in Akhaltsikhe.