This Day Tour in Vardzia is an amazing opportunity for an unforgettable experience. On the way to this ancient cave town, you will enjoy Georgia’s majestic nature. Moreover, you will discover a completely restored Rabati fortress in the town of Akhaltsikhe. Don’t miss the chance to visit one of the most prominent historical sights of the South Caucasus.
At 08:00 am, our driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel in Tbilisi and you will drive towards the South-West of Georgia, passing Borjomi and visiting the Mtsvane (green) monastery. Later, you will arrive at Akhaltsikhe for a short tour inside the Rabati fortress. Its name comes from the Arabic word meaning “fortified place”. Next, you will continue your tour to Vardzia. In addition, there will be a short photo-stop at the Khertvisi fortress (10-11th century).
Vardzia was erected in the 12-13th centuries during the rule of George III and his daughter Queen Tamara, and is a multi-storied complex with streets, tunnels, and stairs leading to monasteries. It also has temples, fortresses, baths, libraries, dwelling houses, and so forth. After this full day of adventure, you will drive back to Tbilisi through the south of Georgia, and enjoy some lake views. Upon arrival in Tbilisi, you will be dropped off at your hotel.