Borjomi surrounding tour
Borjomi surrounding tour
The resort city is famous for its mineral water industry (which is the number one export of Georgia). Archaeological excavations have revealed the existence of stone baths in the area, proving that these mineral waters have been utilized by people for thousands of years. Because of the supposed restorative and healing powers of the area’s mineral springs, it is a frequent destination for people with health problems. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically-themed amusement park in the Caucasus.
Our tour Starting from Tbilisi. First Stop will be on the road Uplistsikhe caves and the direct transfer to Borjomi. During this day we will see, Romanovs house, Green monastery and Borjomi’s Park. OVernight in Borjomi. As for Second day will start From Borjomi Hotel, trip to Rabati Castle, Visit Sapatara Monastery, Trip to Vardzia caves and trekking in Dashbashi Canyon on the way back of Tbilisi. At last Drop off in Tbilisi to your Hotel’s.
- All transfers;
- Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
3* or Guesthouse Accommodations (1 night)
- Sightseeing tour program with local English-speaking guides;
- Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
- Wine tastings in Kakheti region, Georgia.
- Full board (lunch and dinner);
- Hotel charges for additional services;
- Personal travel insurance.
DAY 1 Tbilisi Hotel - Day tour During the road Borjomi - Overnight in Borjomi
Tbilisi Hotel – Uplistsikhe caves – Borjomi national park – Romanov’s house – Green Monastery – Overnight in Borjomi
Uplistsikhe caves – Located in Eastern Georgia, is an abandoned rock-hewn town, which once have played an important role in Georgian history. The place was founded in the late Bronze Age, around 1000 BC, and continued to be inhabited until 13th century AD.
- George’s Monastery is located in a picturesque place in the Borjomi valley. People called it lovingly “The Green Monastery”, because all the trees in the valley are of a special green color. The stones, with which the church is built, are also green, the most visited place in Borjomi neighborhood.
- Borjomi – Kharagauli National Park is one of the largest national parks in Europe. It includes 6 administrative units, namely, Borjomi, Kharagauli, Khashuri, Kutaisi, Akhaltsikhe, Abastumani and Bagdati areas. Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park administration covers Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park as such, Borjomi Nature Reserve (IUCN Category I, founded in 1935, the area of 14 820.6 ha, purpose of foundation – protection of unique woodlands and Caucasian deer Cervus elaphus maral ) and Nedzvi Reserve (IUCN Category IV, 8992 ha, was established in 1995 with the purpose of protection of Caucasian fir (abies nordmanniana), unique stands and lynx).
- The Romanovs palace, which is referred to as the Fourth Department, is dated from the nineteenth century. Once this was a place for wheat threshing. Mikhail Romanov’s son liked the area of Likani, and decided to use it for his summer residence. Under the order of Nicholas Romanov, the palace was built by the architect Leontin Benua in 1892-1895. The residence then became a tourist resort. During Soviet times, a lot of tourists from different countries visited the palace. It is interesting to note that Joseph Stalin had also rested here periodically.
DAY 2 Borjomi Hotel - Day tour During the way back - Tbilisi
Borjomi Hotel – Rabati Castle – Sapara Monastery – Vardzia Caves – Dasbashi Canyon – Tbilisi
- Rabati Castle was built in the 13th century, Rabati castle developed under the influence of diﬀerent 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.
- Sapara Monastery – the Medieval Georgian monument that was a residence of Samtskhe’s Jakhely owner. It was constructed no later than X c. AD and is located next to Ghreli village in Akhaltsikhe Municipality.
- Vardzia caves was erected in the 12 th – 13 th centuries during the rule of George III and his daughter of Tamara for the purpose of the southern boundaries of Georgia protection. It is a multi-storied complex with streets, tunnels and stairs leading to monasteries, temples, fortresses, baths, libraries dwelling houses and so forth.Dashbashi canyon – or canyon of Tsalka is one of the most impressive natural monuments of Georgia, green and beautiful all year long. Located 110km from Tbilisi and 2km from small town of Tsalka, in village Dashbashi, Dashbashi Canyon Natural Monument is a canyon carved by Ktsia (Khrami) River in the stream bed cut through the volcanogenic rocks of Dashbash volcanic plateau, distinguished by its rarity and biodiversity. It is located at 1,110-1,448 m above sea level.