Sightseeing tour with a stay at Borjomi SPA
Escape the routine and let your soul relax with our sightseeing trip to Georgia. This itinerary offers your eyes and soul stunning views and an unforgettable experience. After your sightseeing tour, relax at the Borjomi Spa.
2023-11-03 - 2023-11-10
Escape the routine and let your soul relax with our sightseeing trip to Georgia. This itinerary offers your eyes and soul stunning views and an unforgettable experience. But it’s not just a sightseeing tour, it’s also a time to take care of yourself. Take a break in Georgia’s Borjomi Spa, where the therapeutic properties of the mineral water will help your body de-stress and re-energise. Discover the charm of peace and harmony, and immerse yourself in the relaxation and pleasure of mineral water.
Relaxation at the Borjomi SPA resort
Borjomi, located in the heart of the Caucasus Mountains, boasts unusually high quality mineral water, which stands out among all other springs in the region. Although there are many different types of mineral water in the Caucasus region, none has the same composition as Borjomi. The composition of this miraculous water is a true mystery of nature, whose exceptional properties have been studied since the early 19th century. More than a hundred scientific papers and various studies have revealed the exceptional properties and healing power of Borjomi water. In ancient times, the mineral water of the Borjomi springs was not only drunk by the people but also used for therapeutic baths. This is evidenced by the discovery of stone baths dating back to the first millennium BC. This long history of mineral water use underlines the uniqueness, longevity and value of this spring. Borjomi’s mineral water is not only thirst-quenching but also has powerful healing properties. Its unique minerals not only strengthen the immune system, but also facilitate digestion and have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system. Borjomi breathes life and gives not only taste but also health. It is not just water – it is an exceptional source of life, valued by explorers and visitors for its composition and healing properties. It is a place where people can feel the power of nature and revitalise body and soul.
Briefly about Borjomi Palace SPA resort
Borjomi Palace is located in the centre of the spa town of Borjomi. The hotel building was used as a sanatorium in 1876 and was completely renovated in 2013. “The Borjomi Palace Hotel was one of the first sanatoriums in the region to offer both balneological and spa treatments. The room stock consists of 164 rooms in various categories. All rooms are equipped with: plasma TV, WiFi, telephone, fridge, safe, shower and a full set of toiletries. The hotel has a 300-square-metre restaurant with a buffet system. The restaurant’s main attraction is its own patisserie. The hotel also has an 86-seat cinema, a café-bar in the form of a wine cellar, a children’s playroom, a tour desk and three conference rooms. The Borjomi Palace also has two swimming pools: an outdoor pool with mountain views and a heated indoor pool.
Borjomi mineral water resort
It is a beautiful town surrounded by verdant mountains. It is always peaceful, quiet, with healthy air and mineral water springs and pools. Warm and still, but straight from the borehole, Borjomi won’t be to everyone’s taste, but it’s worth a try. Because it is very healthy and has been cosndiered as such for many centuries. According to historians and archaeologists, in ancient times, people not only drank the water from the Borjomi springs, but also used it for therapeutic baths. This is confirmed by the discovery of stone baths built in the first millennium BC. Although there are various types of mineral water found in the Caucasus region, none of them has the same composition as ‘Borjomi’. Since the beginning of the 19th century, more than 100 scientific papers have been written and various studies have been carried out on its exceptional properties. You won’t find much fun or active activities in Borjomi itself. The main attractions are the park, with its mineral water springs, swimming pools, children’s attractions, beautiful nature and the possibility of taking a cable car up to the top of the hill for a scenic view of the horizon. There are also fascinating villas dating back to Tsarist Russia, interesting architectural solutions, and rivers as lively as the Georgian spirit.
„Borjomi“ mineral water
Archaeological research shows that the water was used for its healing properties more than a thousand years ago, deep in the Lesser Caucasus mountain ridge. However, over the centuries, the springs were gradually forgotten. The first bottling plant in Borjomi was opened in 1896 and operated until the 1960s. The water has never lost its renowned reputation in the country as the most precious elixir that can cure many ailments, from hangovers to unhappy marriages 😊 The town of Borjomi has flourished by providing esoteric mineral water health treatments and techniques for diseases such as obesity, gastrointestinal disorders and diabetes. Bottled water became a major icon of Soviet culture. It is said that when cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin returned to Earth after his 1961 spacewalk, the first thing he asked for was a bottle of Borjomi water. In 1972, Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky featured bottles of Borjomi mineral water in his science fiction classic Solaris to highlight that the drink will exist far in the future. By 1980, annual production of Borjomi was 400 million bottles. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the city fell on hard times and most of the sanatoriums were closed. For many years it was a ruined destination for local tourists. In 2002, IDS Borjomi International, a company majority-owned by Kazakhstan, bought the Georgian Glass & Mineral Water Co. plant.
Day 1 | Arrival to Kutaisi.
Day 2 | Kutaisi - Borjomi - Akhaltisikhe
From there we will travel to Borjomi (2.5 hours drive) 🙂 On the way we will stop to exchange money, if you want you will have the opportunity to have a coffee and a snack. We will continue our journey to Borjomi. Once in Borjomi, we will go to a restaurant in Borjomi where we will have a Carthusian lunch and taste the local wine:) * Optional 15 euros per person with wine for a traditional rich Kartvelian buffet. We will rest after the trip. In the afternoon, enjoy a walk in the world-famous national park with mineral water reserves. Of course we will taste Borjomi water 🙂 We will take the cable car above the town of Borjomi, which offers stunning panoramic views. We will continue our journey towards the town of Akhaltsikhe. On the way we visit the Green Monastery located in the forest. The old stone Rabati Fortress is the main landmark of Akhaltsikhe, standing on a small hill on the banks of the Pocchovi River. The fortress has recently been rebuilt and restored. The last and largest project of the Saakashvili (former President) period, it is still the subject of much controversy. The fortress is one of the landmarks of the Samtskhe-Javakheri area. The fortress now includes a hotel, a museum, wine and souvenir shops, a café and an information centre. Rabat is an Arabic word meaning any fortified place. It was the usual name for the commercial quarter around the fortress. Therefore, technically, a rabat is a part of the city of Achalıçıkçe located on the high ground near the fortress. Over a long period of time, the name “stuck” to the fortress. The history museum in the fortress is new, beautiful and well equipped. Exhibits range from fossils to Turkish rifles. A lot of archaeological finds from the Stone and Bronze Ages, Colchis bronze axes found in Meskhetium. The exposition mainly reflects the archaeology and history of Meskhetiya and South Georgia. Overnight at Akhaltsikhe Guest House. *Optionally single meals can be ordered or a traditional Georgian dinner with a rich table of Georgian dishes and wine can be ordered for 15 euros (must be booked in advance).
Day 3 | Vardzia - Khertisi - Borjomi
Day 4 | Excursion in Tbilisi and the old capital Mtshkheta
Overnight stay at the hotel in Tbilisi.
Day 5 | Excursion to Kakheti (wine region)
Day 6 | Stay at the 4-star Borjomi Palace Spa Hotel with 3 meals and treatments.
Day 7 | Stay at the 4-star Borjomi Palace Spa Hotel with 3 meals and treatments.
Day 8 | Stay at the 4-star Borjomi Palace Spa Hotel with 3 meals and treatments.
Departure to the airport for the flight to Vilnius.
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- 3 days stay at Borjomi Palace SPA Hotel with 3 meals and pool with treatment package
- Accommodation in a 4* hotel
- Travelling in a comfortable vehicle
- Accompanying guide (Russian or English optional)
- Excursion to Borjomi
- Rabati Fortress Tour
- Excursion in Vardzia
- Local swimming pool Vardzia
- Excursion to Tbilisi
- Excursion in Mtshkheta (old capital)
- Wine tasting at the KTW winery
- Kakheti excursion (vineyards)
- Transfer to airport
- Meals not included in the programme
- Insurance and Visa if applicable
- Personal expenses
- Entrance fees to the sites visited (4-6 Eur/site)
- Flight tickets
Know before you go:
Payment terms & conditions: For approval 30% of the whole amount has to be paid in advance.
The remaining amount has to be paid 20 days before the trip.