Journey to the Southern Gates of Georgia from 275 USD!

Journey to the Southern Gates of Georgia from 275 USD!

Spend 3 unforgettable days in the region of Samtskhe-Javakheti, from where St. Nino entered Georgia to preach Christianity. Take a trip to the land of ancient fortresses, churches and monasteries. Watch the stars at the Abastumani Observatory.Visit the rock-hewn town of Vardzia. Enjoy the stunning beauty of Borjomi Gorge and taste Borjomi mineral water directly from the spring. Andallthisstarting from 275 USD!

Per person price:

2-3 people  – 550 USD

4-5 people – 380 USD

6-7 people – 330 USD

8-9 people – 300 USD

10 and more people – 275 USD

Inclusions: accomodation based on double/twin room sharing at the hotel 3* BB (2 nights in Akhaltsikhe), all transfers as per itinerary, sightseeing tour program with a local English speaking guide, picnic, a ticket to the cable car, entrance ticket to thethe Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory.

Exclusions: air ticket, personal travel insurance, transfer from/to Tbilisi International airport, lunches and dinners.



Day  1:             Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the region of Samtskhe-Javakheti located in southern part of Georgia. Foka Monastery, built on the shore of Paravani Lake 2073 meters above sea level in the 11th century. According to the legend, St. Nino stopped here for a rest in the 4th century.Khertvisi Fortress, one of the oldest and best preserved fortresses (X-XI cc). Picnic. The rock-hewn town of Vardzia, built during the reign of King George III and his daughter Queen Tamara in XII c. Departure to Akhaltsikhe, checking-in to the hotel, dinner, free time. Overnight in Akhaltsikhe.

 Day 2:             Breakfastatthehotel.Sapara Monastery (X-XIV cc), consisting of several structures: St. Saba church, bell tower, small chapels and cells. Recently restored medieval Rabati Fortress and Zarzma Monastery founded by the monk Serapion in VIII c. In case of good weather, we offer an opportunity to visit the Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory. Return to Akhaltsikhe, dinner, free time. Overnight in Akhaltsikhe.

Day 3              Breakfast at the hotel. St. George’sMonastery (“Green Monastery”) located in the village of Chitakhevi. It was built by the disciples of St. Grigol Khandzteli in IX c. Departure to Borjomi, a resort town located in the picturesque Borjomi Gorge. A walk along the Borjomi Park, where you can taste natural Borjomi mineral water and take a cable car to Borjomi Plateau to enjoy breathtaking views of the town. A walk through Likani  Park, where the Romanov Palace is situated. It was built by a well-known architect Leon Benois as a summer residence of Grand Duke Nikolay Mikhailovich. Return to Tbilisi.




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