Vardzia cave city and Rabati castle Tour in Georgia

Program Tour:

  • Vardzia cave city;
  • Canis qvabebi , Cave monasteries;
  • Rabati catle;
  • Safara monastery;

Tour starts at 07.00 a.m. and ends at 09.30 p.m.

Cave city tour begins with pick up from your Hotel. Head to Southern part of Georgia to discover the town-monastery of Vardzia, absolutely unique sample of rock-cut architecture. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. This is a complex with complicated planning and design, containing lots of premises (small rooms curved in rocks) arranged on thirteen floors provided with sewage and potable water supply systems. Vardzia complex is special for the vertical arrangement of its residential quarters. Next stop Vanis qvabebi: a cave monastery 30 minutes drive from Vardzia. The complex dates from 8th century and consists of a defensive wall built in 1204 and a maze of tunnels running on several levels in the side of the mountain. There are also two churches in the complex. A newer stone church that is in quite good shape stands near the top of the wall, and a smaller, domed church that clings to the rock on the level of the highest tunnels. Afternoon we arrive at magnificent Rabati castle complex. It is a medieval castle complex in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia, built in the 9th century, initially it was called the Lomisa Castle until it was conquered by Ottomans. The complex is unique as its architecture represents mix of Asian and European culture. Defensive walls and towers, churches and mosque, gardens and parks, all represent its role in impressive

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: English, Russian
Recommended gear: Hiking shoes, rain jacket
Included in price: Transport, guide, bottle of water
Not Included in price: Entrance fees
Additional Information: Minimum group of 3 people. Student card allows for a discount.
Availability : Full refund if cancellation is within 3 days before departure time !