Practical information about the excursion
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 advised 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
The excursion 'Will you marry me?' takes you to the region Kakheti and has two parts: a cultural and a spiritual part. In the cultural part, we will visit Sighnaghi and the Alazani Valley. During the spiritual part, we will visit the monastery of St. Nino in Bodbe and the David Gareja Monastery.
Kakheti is known for its wines and is located in eastern Georgia. Sighnaghi, situated on a slope of a mountain in the Alazani valley, is an ancient town of the Kakheti region. In Sighnaghi you can get married 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the wedding palace, and is therefore called "the city of love".
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 a 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 of grapes for Georgian wine.
From the city of Sighnaghi, you have a beautiful view of 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 grapes for legendary Georgian wine. While exploring this valley our guests can admire the ocean of wine yards. It's like a patchwork seen from the watchtowers of Sighnaghi.
The monastery of St. Nino in Bodbe has located 3 km from the town of Sighnaghi. David Gareja is a monastery cut out from the rocks in the desert of Georgia.
The monastery of St. Nino in Bodbe is a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex and is the final resting place of Saint Nino. It consists of a small hall church, built over the grave of Saint Nino, which is integrated into the basilica and next to it a separate bell tower. The Bodbe Monastery was originally built in the 9th century, it has been significantly remodeled, especially in the 17th century. It now functions as a nunnery and is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia. The Bodbe Monastery is a sacred place for the Georgians and everyone will tell you that it is a place where miracles happen.
One of the most important and interesting destinations in Georgia is the ancient David Gareja Monastery. It is a complex of cells, chapels, 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 living 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.
Excursion price, inclusive and exclusive
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)
The team of Why Me Travel would like to offer you to adjust this excursion to any personal wishes.
We offer a free walking tour in Tbilisi when you reserve a room and book one of our excursions to any destination in Georgia.
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