Vardzia Tours & Holidays

Vardzia Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

This 12th century medieval cave city was originally set up as a fort by King Giorgi III. It was when is daughter, Queen Tamar, built a monastery here that its purpose changed from military to religious, and helped it grow into a city of 50,000 people. It is said that Queen Tamar was responsible for naming the place. While out hunting with her father she became separated from the main group and it was only after one of the soldiers heard her call 'Ak var dzia' (I am here) that she was found. Climbing ...
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Simple | Guesthouse

Valodia's Cottage, Vardzia

Valodia's Cottage has a lovely, large garden area which hosts the three buildings of the accommodation. Amongst the flowers there is a summer bar and a small private seating area around the ponds.…
Superior | Resort

Vardzia Resort, Vardzia

Opposite the Vardzia cave monastery complex is the unique Vardzia Resort. The lovely garden area has its own cave and small church, as well as a summer bar with private seating around the ponds. Enjoy…


Travel to Georgia with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.


Georgia Explorer

Combine the highlights of Tbilisi, Vardzia and Gori with walks amidst the Svaneti region.
15 days from C$4,104
Georgia: Land of Myths and Mountains
Signature Trip

Georgia: Land of Myths and Mountains

Take in the highlights of Georgia, including the caves of Vardzia, the vineyards of Kahketi, Gergeti Church and the Stalin Museum at Gori.
9 days from C$2,774

Complete Georgia

This extensive itinerary takes you on an in-depth tour of Georgia, from the Greater to the Lesser Caucasus range, the eastern wine region to the western Black Sea coast, all while feasting on traditional Georgian cuisine.
18 days from C$5,857