Cave cities Vardzia and Uplistsikhe

18/11/2019

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Cave cities Vardzia and Uplistsikhe

Javakheti
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During the tour, we have an opportunity to explore various provinces of Georgia. Our journey is dedicated to two cave towns of the country: Uplistsikhe and Vardzia, located in different parts of Georgia. We can enjoy unique nature of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Shida Kartli, contrast landscapes and beautiful views of Lesser Caucasus Mountains. We visit ancient cultural monuments, get to know Georgian traditions and hospitality and taste delicious dishes of Georgian cuisine.

Highlights:
• Former German village Elizabetal
• Medieval cave city in south Caucasus – Vardzia
• Beautiful lake of Paravani
• Phoka Nunnery of St. Nino
• Rabati fortress in Akhaltsikhe
• Borjomi city – mineral water springs
• Ancient cave city – Uplistsikhe

Number of persons in a group: 2-15 persons
Duration of the tour: 2 days
Approximate driving distance: 539 km

Group size Price per person
6 180 €
5 190 €
4 210 €
3 240 €
2 310 €

Price is indicated for one person in double room
Prices might change in accordance with number of persons in the group

Price includes:
• Transfer: Airport – Hotel – Airport
• Transportation by minibus during the entire tour
• English, German or Russian speaking guide
• Professional driver
• Entrance tickets to all museums
• Overnight at comfortable hotels and guest-houses
• Room with private bathroom
• breakfast, dinner
• A bottle of water per day
• Luggage transportation by car

Price does not include:
• Flight
• Travel insurance
• Alcoholic beverages except for the degustation defined by the program

Day 1

Tbilisi – Asureti – Vardzia
The first part of our journey takes place in south Georgia. We start driving towards the cave city Vardzia via Paravani Pass. On our way we visit former German village Elizabetal, nowadays known as Asureti, Paravani Lake and Phoka Nunnery of St. Nino, constructed in the 11th century, which is related to St. Nino from Cappadocia, preacher of Christianity in Georgia. The day ends up with arriving and hiking (one hour) in Vardzia – a cave city carved in rock in the 12th century.
Overnight in Vardzia

Day 2

Vardzia – Akhaltsikhe – Uplistsikhe – Tbilisi
The second day starts with driving towards Akhaltsikhe. We visit Rabati Fortress and continue driving to Borjomi. After arriving in Borjomi, we have a walk in the park of the town, where we have an opportunity to taste mineral water right out of the spring. On our way to Tbilisi, we visit Uplistsikhe – the ancient cave town carved in rock, considered as one of the ancient settlements in the whole Caucasus.

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