On day 5 we visit Vardzia cave monastery near Akhaltsikhe. After breakfast we drive along the river Mtkvari. On our way we are going to make a short stop at the ancient Khertvisi fortress. We continue our way until we get to the rock-hewn Vardzia. Vardzia is a cave-monastery, which consists of approximately 600 rooms located in five, six, seven and sometimes twelve tiers. Vardzia has residential caves, spring, churches, refectories, bakeries, wine presses, stables, barracks and stores, secret tunnels, internal corridors and chapels. Complex was built in the 12th century, under the rule of queen Tamar of Georgia.
In the evening we drive back to Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi.