Varzia cave city 2 days Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

13695


Categories

City, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

Mtskheta, Borjomi, Gori


Varzia presents Twelfth-century cave dwellings in the valley of the Mtkvari River, approximately 270 km west of the Capital of Tbilisi in the Georgian Republic. This is an outstanding monument of the Georgian plastic arts of the Middle Ages. It was built for the most part between 1156 and 1205 (during the reigns of Georg III and his daughter Thamar) as a fortress and monastery for Georgia's southwestern frontier. It consists of several dozen homes, religious buildings, and businesses that have been carved into a sheer cliff of tufa to form tiers of dwellings with interconnecting passageways. There are preserved more than 240 cave rooms out of approximately 400.
On the way to varzia you'll get a chance to visit Joseph Stalin's home-town Gori, early medieval centuries fortress Atskuri, caves of Vani and well preserved fortress of Khertvisi (IVth century B. C). Actually Varzia is one of the most popular places of interest of Georgia and have thousands of visitors every day.

Itinerary

day 1. Tbilisi- Mtskheta: Monastery of Jvari, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, City of Gori(Stalins house) - Borjomi (mineral water square)-
Day 2. Borjomi- Atskuri Fortress, Rabati fortress, Khertvisi Fortress, varzia (Cave city)- Back to Tbilisi through the southern way

Note: tourists are flexible and the route can be slightly changed upon clients decision! :))For instance: they can add couple of more hours, price will be the same, unless route is changed!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Tbilisi hotel

End location: hotel at any place/Airport

Duration: 2 days

Transportation

4X4 SUV, Mitsubishi, Montero Sport, 2001, 3:0 l
4X4 minivan, Mitsubishi, Delica, 2002 3:0 l
Note: Do not forget - less electronics longer and safer drive in the mountains!

What’s Included

Other: The tour price includes -Organization,Guide's charges (night-stay) Transportation and guiding.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

80 GEL - For Lunch, cold drinks (if needed) and souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Other: Your accommodation, meals, personal expenses and admission tickets when visiting attractions where those are required.

A Recent Review of this tour

Koba thanks for a wonderful experience. It is rare to find a guide that is more concern with business than money and takes the time to truly show the beauty of any land. Great memories and cheers. P.S. stay out of holes that you may not be able to get down from and thanks for the blizzard.
Inga Gasparova

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