Vardzia Tour

Vardzia is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred meters and in up to nineteen tiers. Now part of a state heritage reserve, the extended area of Vardzia has been submitted for future inscription on the Unesco World Heritage List.

TOUR ITINERARY

– Borjomi, the town is noted for its mineral water industry (which is the number one export of Georgia). Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically-themed amusement park in the Caucasus.

– Vardzia, cave monastery .The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred meters and in up to nineteen tiers. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s during the golden age of  Queen Tamar and Rustaveli (medieval Georgian poet), has an important series of wall paintings The site was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century.

– Rabati Castle, called the fortress inside the fortress, originally established in the 9th century as the Lomisa Castle.

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Tbilisi
Abkhazia
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
Guria
Adjara
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti
Imereti
Samtskhe-Javakheti
Shida Kartli
Mtskheta-Mtianeti
Kvemo Kartli
Kakheti
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
What to bring: Comfortable Clothes and shoes, camera for capturing astonishing nature and historical places.
Transport: Minivan
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.