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Antique Fairy Tale

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3days / 2nights: Meskheti (Borjomi, Akhaltsikhe, Vardzia, Abastumani). Starts and ends in Tbilisi.
This tour will take you to ancient times. Palaces, castles, monasteries, ancient city carved into the rock - all combined in one unforgettable trip!

Highlights: 3days / 2nights of unforgettable journey through a fabulous places. Visiting museums and historical sights.

Summary:
Borjomi town located in a half hour drive from Tbilisi, known for its unique healing waters, surrounded by mountains, which are covered with coniferous and deciduous forests. In Borjomi gorge there is over 200 historical monuments: castles, churches, monasteries. A special place among the monuments takes The Palace of Russian Royal Family of Romanovs.
Town Akhaltsikhe located in an hour driving from Borjomi. Not far from Akhaltsikhe located resort Abastumani,Observatory, the monastery Zarzma and the ancient city Vardzia, which is carved into the rock.
Rabati Fortress looks like an oriental fairy tale.
Meskheti is one of Georgia’s archaic winemaking regions. According to some scientists, some of the oldest Georgian varieties of grape such as Saperavi, Dzelshavi, Khikhvi, and others could have come from here. Nowadays, only the Natenadzes’ wine cellar produces very small amount of Meskhetian wine because vines only cover a small area.

Included: Accommodation in double room with breakfast for 2 nights. Comfortable transport and English - speaking guide. Monument entrance fees, as per itinerary. Meals as per itinerary with wine, three lunches. Extra meals can be added; price will depend on your budget. These tours can be done starting with two people. And we can customize them for your group.

For more information about this tour, or you wants us to customize for tour for you please contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fill out the preliminary application form on the same page.

Notes:

  • Although this is a privet tour we do not guarantee that the winery visit will be just for your group unless specifically requested. Please let us know if you prefer to have a privet tour and tasting.
  • If you have a specific budget let us know, we can consider it.
  • These tours can be done starting with two people.
  • If for any reason any given establishment is not available during the dates requested, we will change the winery hotel or restaurant for a different one within the same category and level of service.

Itinerary:
Legend: L – lunch, D – dinner, H – hotel, B – breakfast. We can always customize the program for you

Day1: Guided trip to Borjomi – Meskheti.(H, B, L, D). Night in Akhaltsikhe.
After the breakfast you will drive to Borjomi, where you’ll visit The Palace of Romanoff Royal Family, will have a walk in the park, will taste Borjomi water straight from the source and will have a lunch in a local restaurant. In the evening you will drive to Akhaltsikhe town.

Day2: Akhaltsikhe, Vardzia,Abastumani.(H, B, L, D). Night in Akhaltsikhe.
You’ll visit the ancient city Vardzia, which is carved into the rock, dine in the country restaurant and move to Abastumani. After walking around the resort and trips to the observatory, (in clear weather), you’ll observe the moon from a telescope. Dinner at the hotel.

Day3: Zarzma monastery.
Zarzma - is a village in Meskheti, which is known with its ancient and original monastery with the largest belfry in the country.
Return to Tbilisi.

Suggested hotels:
Hotel Lomisa http://www.lomsia.ge

Information

  • Price from Call for Price
  • Tour type: Cultural-cognitive
  • Duration: 3days / 2nights
  • Itinerary: Meskheti (Borjomi, Akhaltsikhe, Vardzia, Abastumani). Starts and ends in Tbilisi.

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Isani Mall, Navtlugi St. 8a, Tbilisi, Georgia