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2 DAY - Tour to Caves, Fortress, Mineral spring

Price per person: 0 USD

Region: Samtsxe-Javakheti
Category: Cultural
Quantity: Minimum 2 Person
Period: 2 days
Within the 2-day tour, discover the nature and cultural heritage of the regions of Javakheti and Kartli. We will visit Josef Stalin's house museum in Gori, explore the ancient city of Uplistsikhe caves, taste the mineral waters in Borjomi and stroll in the Borjomi-Kharagauli national park. Within the framework of this excursion we will also visit the city of Akhaltsikhe, where we will visit the medieval fortress - Rabati, and on the second day we will visit the cave city of Vardzia.
Day 1: Tbilisi - Gori - Uplistsikhe - Borjomi - Akhaltsikhe

          Meeting from the hotel and departure to the Samtskhe - Javakheti region. We will begin our excursion with a visit to the house / museum of Joseph Stalin, dedicated to the life of the leader of the Soviet Union. The museum consists of the house where Stalin was born and spent the first four years of his life; Here are the personal belongings of the leader, the famous armored train of the leader of the peoples. After a cognitive visit to the museum, go to the ancient rocky cave town Uplistsikhe, dating back to 1 millennium BC. The city is one of the oldest settlements in Georgia and is distinguished by a combination of Anatolian and Iranian culture. Here we will see secret tunnels, remains of ancient churches and a museum building, in which valuable objects that were excavated in Uplistsikhe are presented. After lunch break in one of the nearby restaurants, we will continue our journey to Javakheti. Next stop is Borjomi, a city famous for its sparkling mineral waters. Artesian springs feed on waters coming from glaciers, and rise to the surface without pumping. Further walk on the national park Borjomi-Kharagauli. The next stop is the city - Akhaltsikhe. Dinner at a local restaurant with traditional dishes. After dinner, check in at the hotel and relax.
Day 2: Akhaltsikhe - Vardzia - Tsalka - Tbilisi

        After breakfast at the hotel we will explore the Rabat Fortress complex. The museum represents a large part of the cultural heritage of the Javakheti region, for example, ancient manuscripts, archaeological exhibits, ethnographic material, a collection of old carpets and much more. Rabati also includes a 18th century castle, a mosque and the ruins of an Islamic school. Continue along the gorge of the Mtkvari River, enjoying the view of the hilly landscape, rich in old fortresses on the way to Vardzia, a cave city dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Vardzia is carved on the slopes of Mount Erushte, stretching along a cliff 500 meters long and consisting of 19 tiers. To the Georgian queen Tamara is credited with the creation of a monastery in Vardzia during her reign in the 12th century. During its ascent, the city contained numerous apartments, a throne room and a large church with a bell tower. After the excursion we will enjoy a picnic with a hot trout barbecue in nature and go to Tbilisi through Tsalka, driving along the lake Sagamo, Paravane and Tsalka. The trip to the Javakheti region ends in the evening at the Hotel Tbilisi.
Sightseeing: Josef Stalin's house museum, Uplistsikhe cave town, Borjomi mineral springs, Borjomi-Kharagauli national park, Rabati Castle complex, the cave town of Vardzia, Sagami Lake, Paravani and Tsalka

Sights to visit

Joseph Stalin's house-museum, the ancient city of Uplistsikhe caves, the Borjomi-Kharagauli national park, the city of Akhaltsikhe, the Rabati fortress, the cave city of Vardzia, Sagami Lake, Paravani and Tsalka.

Total distance: 550 km
At 09:00 in the morning our guide / driver will meet you at the hotel
• Included:
• Accommodation in a 3-star hotel
• Professional guide or driver (optional)
• Airport transportation (surcharge)
• Entry tickets
• 1 breakfast at the hotel, 1 dinner at a restaurant in Akhaltsikhe, 1 picnic nearby Vardzia, Mineral water
• Overnight: hotel Lomsia or hotel Gino Wellness Rabath in Akhaltsikhe.



Driver - Guide service

Entrance fees

Tour can be organized with either SUV or VAN types of Carex vehicle.

Professional English speaking driver (guide service optional)

Entrance fees in accordance with the program


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