Ancient Fortresses2 Days | Tbilisi, Gori, Uplistsikhe, Borjomi, Akhaltsikhe, Khertvisi, Vardzia

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The two-day tour to Georgia will introduce you to the unique unassailable cities of Uplistsikhe and Vardziya, sculpted in the cliffs. You will also visit the famous Borjomi, the city of mineral springs and explore the ancient city of Akhaltsikhe.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tbilisi – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Borjomi – Akhaltsikhe
 
Meet your driver and guide in Tbilisi and head to Gori to visit the Stalin Museum. The museum includes more than 60,000 artifacts, the tiny house where Stalin was born, and impressive bulletproof train Stalin used to travel to Yalta and Potsdam. Explore the cave town Uplistsikhe, dating back to Hellenistic Period and notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures and the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. Continue to Borjomi. Take a walk in National Park famous worldwide with its mineral water reserves. Drive to Rabat for overnight.
Day 2: Akhaltsikhe – Khertvisi – Vardzia – Tbilisi
 
In the morning, visit Rabat fortress. The old stone Rabat fortress, the main sight of the Akhaltsikhe town, is standing on the small hill on the very shores of the Potskhovi river. Its name comes from Arabic meaning “fortified place”. Continue to Vardzia. En route, short stop at Khertvisi Fortress (10-11th). Head to Vardzia, which was erected in the 12-13 centuries during the rule of George III and his daughter of Tamara for the purpose of the southern boundaries of Georgia protection. Vardzia is not just a set of random rooms cut in rocks. It is a multi-storied complex with streets, tunnels and stairs leading to monasteries, temples, fortresses, baths, libraries dwelling houses and so forth. Return to Tbilisi for overnight.

Accommodation:

City

Economy option

Comfort option

Nights

Akhaltsikhe

Hotel Tiflis, Almi guesthouse or similar

Gino Rabati, Lomsia Hotel

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  • All transfers as per itinerary;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Mineral water (0,5l per person a day).
  • Full board (lunch and dinner);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Personal travel insurance.

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