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Samtskhe Javakheti (2-Day Tour)

A diverse itinerary will give you the opportunity to find out the beauty and mystery of our ancient land. You will be fascinated by the culture, architecture, and of course by nature during your explanation.
A two-day tour that we will spend by visiting one of the most famous regions of Georgia Samtskhe Javakheti

per adult from

$100

AUD

Duration

21 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Professional Guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Parking Fees
    • Entry/Admission - Rustaveli M/S
    • Entry/Admission - Khertvisi Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Vardzia
    • Entry/Admission - Borjomi Central Park
    • Entry/Admission - Rabati Castle
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Rustaveli M/S, Kostava Str., T'bilisi, Georgia

    Day 1:
    At 09:00, our guide and driver will meet you at the pickup place in Tbilisi to begin our tour to the southern region of Georgia. During the tour, we will visit Paravani Lake, Khertvisi fortress, Vardzia rock-carved fortress, Rabati castle, Borjomi national park, and city of Mtskheta.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Paravani Lake, Ninotsminda Georgia

    Our first destination is Paravani Lake, located 2 hours and a half from Tbilisi. At 11:30, we will reach this amazing place. Paravani is the largest lake in Georgia located at an altitude of 2070 meters above the sea level. The surface of the lake is 37.5 km², and the maximum depth, despite its enormous size, is only 3,5 meters. Various secrets and legends are connected with the lake Paravani. For the first time, the secret of the lake was unveiled by divers, who discovered some huge structures at the bottom. . At 12:30, we will leave Paravani Lake.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Khertvisi Fortress, Vil. Khertvisi, Aspindza 0500 Georgia

    At 13:45, we will reach the ancient Khertvisi fortress, which perfectly matches with nature: surrounded by mighty mountains, the strong walls of it look even more powerful. The date of the construction of the fortress in different sources is indicated in different ways. The first mention of it was back in the time of the Great Silk Road. The castle is located on the top of the mountain and at one time was difficult to access. That’s why Khertvisi is kept in good condition. In 2007, the fortress of Khertvisi was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. We will have one hour to explore this unique place. At 14:45, we will leave Khertvisi fortress and head to Vardzia.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Vardzia, Erusheti Mountain, Aspindza 383770 Georgia

    At 15:30, we will reach our next destination, Georgia’s unique ancient cave city of Vardzia, which is carved in a rock. The highest cave is located as high as 1462 meters above sea level. Vardzia fortress is arranged as storeys, on a level of 100 meters, number of storeys 3 – 13, it includes more than 600 storage facilities, refectories, shacks, pantries, backup storages, 25 wine cellars, with 185 wine-jars in total. The complex was mostly constructed during 1156-1203 years. Vardzia, Georgia’s unique cave city continues to amaze people from all over the world. This cave town is a monument of Georgian history culture and leligious. It should be mentioned that the site is included in the UNESCO world culture heritage list as one of the unique rock-hewn towns. We will have 2 hours to explore this unique place and after this, at 17:30 we will leave Vardzia and head to the city of Borjomi.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Akhaltsikhe, Georgia

    On our way to the city of Borjomi, at 18:30 we will stop in Axaltsikhe for lunch. We will have one hour to taste Georgian traditional cuisine.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Borjomi, Borjomi, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region

    At 19:30, we will reach Borjomi. One of the famous cities in Georgia.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Borjomi Central Park, 50, 9 Aprili Street, Borjomi 1200 Georgia

    Day 2

    At 09:00, our guide and driver will meet you at the pickup place in Borjomi to begin our tour.
    The city of Borjomi is famous for its mineral spring water “Borjomi”, which is sold in over 30 countries worldwide. However, apart from the famous mineral water, there are too many other reasons to visit Borjomi. The mineral water park is a very popular attraction for tourists who visit Borjomi. This is the place where the “famous” mineral water was first produced. While there, you can bring your own bottles and fill them up with mineral water, which is known to be good for health. Children are also bound to have a good time since the park also offers a variety of attractions and amusements for them to enjoy. Here you can relax and enjoy a beautiful environment. You can try riding the cable car up to the Ferris wheel at the top of the park! We will have two hours to discover this amazing place. At 11:00, we will leave Borjomi.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Rabati Castle, Akhaltsikhe Georgia

    Our next destination is Rabati castle, which we will reach at 12:00. Rabati Castle is located in the town of Akhaltsikhe. The Arabic word “Rabat” is translated as a fortified place. The fortress was built on a high hill and is visible from any point of the city. Rabati Castle was built in the XIII century and had seen many invasions and destructions. In 2012, it was reconstructed and strengthened. Rabati Castle has a powerful fortress wall, four towers with spiral staircases, an observation deck, and buildings. The fortress occupies about 7 hectares and is divided into two parts – modern and historical. In the modern part, there is a restaurant, a hotel, cafes, and shops. In the old part of the fortress, there is the Ahmediyeh Mosque, the church, the family castle of Jakeli and the historical museum. A tour is a good idea to bring things alive. We will have one hour and a half to explore this amazing place. At 13:30, we will leave the territory of Rabaty castle.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Borjomi, Borjomi, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region

    At 14:30, we will stop on our back way, in the city of Borjomi for lunch. We will have one hour and after this, we will head to our next destination.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mtskheta, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

    On the way back to Tbilisi, at 16:30, we will visit Mtskheta, the ancient capital of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom from the Third Century BCE to Fifth Century CE. Mtskheta is a city with historical and ancient sights, where you can discover Georgian unique history.
    In Mtskheta, you will visit Svetitskhoveli temple, the religious center for all Christians for many centuries. Further proving its importance to Christianity, there is a legend that a seamless robe of Jesus Christ is buried within the temple. The temple is on another UNESCO World Heritage listing because of its glorious architecture. From Mtskheta, you can see a 6th Century Monastery of the Cross on a mountaintop with a great view of the meeting between the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers as well as the entire city of Mtskheta. Jvari Monastery is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, along with other historic structures in Mtskheta. We will have one hour and a half to explore the amazing sights of Mtskheta.


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tbilisi, Tbilisi

    At 18:30, we will come back to Tbilisi.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Stromboli LLC, 3 Revaz Laghidze St, T'bilisi, Georgia
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Free Spirit Group

Activity ID: V-225406P14

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