# 3 Borjomi-Green Monastery-the fortress of Rabat

# 3 Borjomi-Green Monastery-the fortress of Rabat

1 day Departure

(The fee starts 30 minutes before the bus leaves)

21:00 from Kislovodsk (the Stadium);

21:40 from Yessentuki (from the entrance to the spa park, opposite the railway station);

22:30 from Pyatigorsk (stop Bus station (on the other side)

2 day

Arrival in the capital of Georgia. Accommodation in hotel. Rest.

A sightseeing bus tour with sightseeing of new and old Tbilisi. Walking tour of the streets of old Tbilisi. Visit the restaurant, (at the request of guests) where the guests of the capital can taste fine Georgian dishes, as well as see national dances performed by professionals. Late at night return to the hotel.

3 day

 Breakfast at the hotel. A trip to Borjomi is a famous resort. Survey of the surroundings of the city, a walk through a beautiful park, tasting of mineral water from natural sources. Excursion to the summer residence of the royal family of the Romanovs in Likani.

In the Borjomi Gorge, in the most beautiful place is the Chitaiaevsky Monastery of St. George. People affectionately call it the "Green Monastery", since all the trees in the ravine differ in shades of green, like the stones from which the monastery was built ..

In the 16th century, during the invasion of Shah Tamaz, the monastery was plundered. Dozens of monks were killed or tortured. The blood spilled by the monks was absorbed by stones thrown into the river Chitahevi. These bloodstones lie almost along the entire length of the river running through the territory of the monastery.

A few meters from the monastery was later built a belfry.

"Fortress Rabat" is a medieval fortress in the south of modern Georgia, in the city of Akhaltsikhe. In the Rabat complex, besides historical castles, towers, churches and mosques, there are also various modern facilities: a tourist information center, a restaurant, a cafe, souvenir shops, a museum, a hall with a mock-up of the city of Akhaltsikhe, a marriage bureau, Turkish baths, a Citadel, an amphitheater, Wine cellar, where you can taste and purchase Georgian wines. Dinner. Return to Tbilisi. Night in Tbilisi

4 day

Breakfast at the hotel. Release of rooms. 1st half of the day:

Free time, a walk through old Tbilisi, an independent visit to shopping centers, shops, bazaars (buying souvenirs, mineral water, wine, cabbage, etc.)

Mtskheta is a religious center and a unique city-museum, ranked among UNESCO's cultural heritage. On the way to the city you will meet with the monastery of Jvari. This is a temple, which is a masterpiece of early Georgian architecture. Then you will visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. It is in it is the mantle of Jesus Christ.

2nd half of the day:

 The road from Tbilisi to Russia, the military-Georgian road - A source of inspiration for the great Russian writers and the well-being of the Caucasus region. Visit the ancient fortress of Ananuri. Lunch with dishes of Georgian cuisine. Zhinval water reservoir-Gudauri-Kazbegi.


Departure to Pyatigorsk.