In this tour you shall have possibility to discover cave city Vardzia and Rabati Castle.
We have pretty long drive from Tbilisi to Vardzia, it is a cave site in southern Georgia dating back to 12th century. Excavations have shown that the area of Vardzia was inhabited even earlier during the Bronze Age. There you can find bell tower, main church, cave dwellings, rooms, chapels, pharmacy and wine cellars. Beyond the bell tower the complex rises to nineteen tiers, with steps leading to a cemetery. Infrastructure includes access tunnels, water facilities, and provision for defense. Vardzia has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a Cultural Site. The place offers different kind of legends local guide shall talk about.
Rabati Castle is a medieval castle complex of Asian style in Akhaltsikhe region. Built in the 13th century, Rabati castle developed under the influence of different cultures. One may not find the castle style among the rest of the castles. Within the 7 hectares castle complex there is a Church, a Mosque, a Minaret and a Synagogue. Rabati Castle was recently renovated and it offers a huge territory for exploration of the area.
Head back to Tbilisi and reach it by evening time.