Georgia's Timeless Treasures: Vardzia and Rabati Odyssey

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Georgia's Timeless Treasures: Vardzia and Rabati Odyssey

Embark on a captivating journey as you delve into the historical wonders of Georgia during this enriching tour. The adventure kicks off with a visit to the mesmerizing cave city of Vardzia, a true marvel that dates back to the 12th century. Prepare for an immersive experience as you undertake a scenic and somewhat lengthy drive from Tbilisi to Vardzia, unveiling the secrets of this ancient cave site nestled in the southern region of Georgia.

Vardzia, with its rich history dating back to the Bronze Age, unfolds before you in all its glory. The archaeological excavations have revealed a fascinating tapestry of the past, showcasing a myriad of structures such as a bell tower, main church, cave dwellings, rooms, chapels, pharmacy, and wine cellars. Ascend the complex to witness its astonishing nineteen tiers, featuring steps that lead to a captivating cemetery. Marvel at the well-thought-out infrastructure, complete with access tunnels, water facilities, and provisions for defense, demonstrating the strategic brilliance of its creators. The awe-inspiring Vardzia has even earned its nomination for future inscription on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List as a Cultural Site, adding a layer of significance to your exploration.

As you explore this historical gem, let the local guide regale you with captivating legends that breathe life into the ancient stones and corridors of Vardzia. Each step unveils tales of a bygone era, enriching your understanding of the cultural and historical significance of this extraordinary cave city.

Next on your itinerary is the remarkable Rabati Castle, a medieval fortress steeped in Asian influence, located in the Akhaltsikhe region. Dating back to the 13th century, Rabati Castle stands as a testament to the harmonious coexistence of various cultures, each leaving its indelible mark on this architectural gem. Wander through the expansive 7-hectare castle complex, where you'll discover a harmonious blend of religious diversity, including a church, a mosque, a minaret, and a synagogue. Recently renovated, Rabati Castle beckons you to explore its vast territory, offering a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the historical tapestry of this captivating region.

As the day draws to a close, embark on your journey back to Tbilisi, taking in the breathtaking landscapes along the way. Arriving in the evening, you'll carry with you the memories of a day filled with exploration, discovery, and a deep appreciation for the rich history and cultural diversity that define Georgia.

Duration of the Tour: 

8 hours

Accommodation Details: 

Not included


Up to 5 pax Mercedes Vito, 5 to 16 pax Mercedes Sprinter, above 16 pax there will be a coach

Pick up and drop off at your accommodation

Pick-up time: 10:00

Inclusions and Exclusions:

Up to 5 pax English-speaking guide/driver (same person) service is included.
Above 5 pax driver and a professional guide service are included
Vardzia complex entry ticket
Rabath complex entry ticket

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