This excursion is a full day trip from Tbilisi
You have to be able to walk 1-2 hours, also up the hill
It is adviced to have comfortable shoes and protection for the sun
Guides for this excursion available in English, Georgian, Dutch and Russian
This excursion can start any day of the week during the whole year
This excursion will show you the Kakheti region. We will visit Sighnaghi, the monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe and David Gareja. Kakheti is well-known for wines and it is located on a slope of a mountain in the eastern part of Georgia. Sighnaghi is an ancient town of the region Kakheti. In Sighnaghi you can marry 24/7 at the wedding palace. The monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe is located 3 km from the town of Sighnaghi. David Gareja is a monastery cut out from the rocks in the desert of Georgia.
Signaghi, the city of love, is a quiet sunny town. The buildings of this beautiful town of Georgia are decorated in the style of Southern Italian classicism with Georgian elements. What makes this town special is that it is surrounded by the great city wall. This city wall has 28 watchtowers from which one can admire the famous Alazani valley, the place where Georgians grow up one of the best kinds grapes for Georgian wine.
The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe is a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex located 3 km from the town of Sighnaghi. The monastery is the final resting place of Saint Nino. Originally built in the 9th century, it has been significantly remodeled, especially in the 17th century. The monastery now functions as a nunnery and is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia. Here Bodbe Monastery is the sacred place for Georgians and each Georgian can tell you that it is a place where miracles happen.
From the city Sighnaghi you have a beautiful view over the Alazani valley. The Alazani valley is one of the most spectacular places in Georgia. Exactly this sunny lowland produces the most sorts of wine for the famous Georgian wineries. Soft climate and fertile soil are the perfect conditions to grow up the grapes for legendary Georgian wine. While exploring this valley our guests can admire the ocean of wine yards. It's like a patch work seen from the watchtowers of Sighnaghi.
One of the most important and interesting destinations in Georgia is an ancient monastery David Gareja. It is a complex of cells, chappels, churches, living quarters and a water supply system... And this all is a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery. David Gareja is an active monastery and the monks demonstrate the wonderful example of life off the grid. Being just 60-70 km away from Tbilisi, the monastery is cut off the civilization by the desert. It makes the complex really-really remote. Here the visitors can admire some pretty flawy preserved but priceless frescos on the walls of ancient churches and cells which are carved in the rock including portraits of historical figures such as Georgian Queen Tamara.
Price for 1 - 4 persons: 79 €
Price for 4 - 7 persons: 149 €
English speaking driver/guide
Why Me lunch package
Hotel transfer within Tbilisi
Official guide (only on request)