Vardzia cave city and Rabati castle tour - in Kutaisi - LikeALocal Guide

Vardzia cave city and Rabati castle tour

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40 EUR

Discover amazing Cave City of Vardzia curved on 13 floors and Magnificent Rabati castle, representing mix of Asian and European culture

Duration: 14 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
Tour by Giorgi
Local

Dear Guests,

Hi, I am Giorgi Nikoladze, a local born and raised in Kutaisi. I love my city and never miss out a chance to pass my passion to the visitors. For many years, I managed non commercial website, providing free consultations and support to ravelers from all around the world ! Positive feedback motivated me to start Travel Company bussiness and my trips, excursions are rated as excellent.
I am eager to share history, legends and stories about my homeland. Like a true Georgian, I follow ancient traditions of wine making and keep vineyards near Kutaisi. For Georgians vine is a like member of a family and wineyard symbol of fertility and long live. I'd love to share our way of winemaking with people interested in.

Enjoy th Trip )

Giorgi

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Highlights

  • Visit amazing Cave city of Vardzia
  • Explore unique rock cut architecture
  • Experience diversity of culture and traditions

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Description

Discover the town-monastery of Vardzia, absolutely unique sample of rock-cut architecture (12th century). This is a complex with complicated planning and design, containing lots of premises (small rooms curved in rocks) arranged on thirteen floors provided with sewage and potable water supply systems.

Feel the peaceful nature of Cave Monastery complex Vanis qvabebi: Vanis qvabebi dates from 8th century and consists of a defensive wall built in 1204 and a maze of tunnels running on several levels in the side of the mountain. There are also two churches in the complex. A newer stone church that is in quite good shape stands near the top of the wall, and a smaller, domed church that clings to the rock on the level of the highest tunnels.

Afternoon we arrive at magnificent Rabati castle complex. It is a medieval castle complex in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia, built in the 9th century, initially it was called the Lomisa Castle until it was conquered by Ottomans. The complex is unique as its architecture represents mix of Asian and European culture.

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What’s included & not included

  • Transport
  • guide
  • meal
  • entrance fee €10

Meeting point

Kutaisi located hotel (Kutaisi, Грузия)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

This operator has 8 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

This is a "must-do"!!
We had an amazing trip. Giorgi is a fantastic guide and knows all about Georgian culture, history and the sights. All canyons, waterfalls and caves are really impressing. On the way back to Kutaisi Giorgi took us to one of the abandoned sanatoriums in Tskaltubo – truly a unique experience as well. Thank you Giorgi, we had a day we will never forget 😊. Can’t be recommended enough, this is 5 stars+++.
Great Tour
Giorgi is the perfect tour guide for this tour. I can only recommend it!
Very interesting tour !
Fascinating Katskhi pillar and Chiatura tour guided by Giorgi, a sympathetic Georgian who speaks fluently English and drives his reliable Volkswagen. Both sites visited are unique and should not be missed if you stay in Kutaisi, fully recommended.
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