Vardzia & Rabati
At 08:00 am our driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel in Tbilisi. Drive towards the South-West of Georgia passing Borjomi town. Arrive in Akhaltsikhe for a short tour inside Rabati fortress. Its name comes from Arabic meaning “fortified place”. The old stone Rabati fortress is standing on the small hill on the very shores of the Potskhovi River. After lunch in Akhaltsikhe will continue our tour to Vardzia. By the way, we will have short photo-stop at Khertvisi fortress (10-11th century). Arrive to Vardzia, which was erected in the 12-13th centuries during the rule of George III and his daughter Queen Tamara for the purpose of the southern boundaries of Georgia protection. Vardzia is a multi-storied complex with streets, tunnels and stairs leading to monasteries, temples, fortresses, baths, libraries dwelling houses and so forth. Drive back to Tbilisi. Drop off at your hotel.