Trip to Borjomi,Vardzia caves & fortress Rabat

Trip to Borjomi,Vardzia caves & fortress Rabat

Category: Excursions from Batumi
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 2 days
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Arrival: Batumi International Airport
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Duration: 2 days

Tour type: excursional tour

Itinerary: Batumi - Borjomi - Vardzia - Akhaltsikhe - Batumi

Day one

Departure from the hotel early in the morning.
Arrival to “Borjomi National park”. It is the first National Park in Caucasus that corresponds to the international standards. This is wild, mountainous, forested land, and holds most of the large wildlife found anywhere in Europe. A Network of trails allows hikers and nature enthusiasts to experience its beauty, encounter with lots of beautiful blossoming plants and enjoy breathtaking views. Trips ranging from one day to one week, at altitudes between 800m and 2642m.  (Stop for 1 hour).
Departure to Vardzia. Lunch at the local restaurant.
Sightseeing tour around  Vardzia caves. Today the place is maintained by a small group of zealous monks. About three hundred apartments and halls remain visitable and in some tunnels the old irrigation pipes still bring drinkable water.
Departure from Vardzia to Akhaltsikhe for overnight at the local hotel. 

Day two

After breakfast sightseeing tour around fortress “Rabat”. 
Built in the 13th century, forpost Rabat developed under the influence of deferent cultures over subsequent centuries and this is reflected in its architecture. Within the 7 hectares castle complex there is a Church, a Mosque, a Minaret and a Synagogue. In the 13th-16th centuries the castle and its town of Akhaltsikhe had been the residence of the Jakhelyprinces. During the following two centuries it was part of the Ottoman Empire and in 19th-20th centuries it became part of the Russian Empire. The reconstruction period started in autumn 2011 and completed in August 2012.

Departure back to Batumi. Optional stop for rest in Kutaisi.

 


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