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From Tbilisi: Small Group Tour to Armenia with Lunch

1. From Tbilisi: Small Group Tour to Armenia with Lunch

Visit two of Armenia’s ancient monasteries and the town of Alaverdi on this small group tour from Tbilisi. Cross over the border with your experienced guide who will take you through the highlights of Northern Armenia in just 1 day.   Depart at 9:00 AM sharp for a 1.5-hour trip across the Georgian-Armenian boarder. Almost immediately you’ll start to notice changes in the landscape—the fields will become rocky mountains and the scenery takes on a certain apocalyptic touch, due to the many abandoned Soviet mines and factories. Your first stop is the fortified monastery of Akhtala, where you can marvel at the beautifully preserved frescoes and learn about the thrilling history of this Georgian-Armenian creation.   Then, you’ll reach the UNESCO-listed monastery complex of Haghpat, where you’ll learn about the Armenian stone crosses and the mystical poet Sayat-Nova. The next stop is a small authentic restaurant by the river, where you can try authentic Armenian cuisine. Travel another 30 minutes to the center of the town of Alaverdi, famous for being the hometown of MIG fighter jet engineer Mikoyan, and the 10th century monastery of Sanahin. Arrive back in Tbilisi by around 6:00 PM after a full and fascinating day.

From Tbilisi: Experience Armenia in 1 day. Lunch included

2. From Tbilisi: Experience Armenia in 1 day. Lunch included

Armenia, with its distinctive culture, its beautiful rocky mountains and ancient history is a must-see when traveling in the Caucasus region. Discover the beauty of Northern Armenia on this day trip from Tbilisi, with your tour starting at 9:00AM, after which you will head for the border. From here the landscape will begin to change, as you drive through the narrow gorges of the Debed River in between the high rocky mountains. The time seems to stand still in this part of the country, with its typical Soviet cars and huge copper factories built in the middle of the mountains, the scenery is full of bizarre beauty. The tour includes several main sightseeing objects of Northern Armenia, such as the historic Lori region, the fortified monastery of Akhtala, a unique example of wonderfully preserved frescoes from the 11th century and the two UNESCO protected monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat. The history of the two monasteries in Alaverdi is connected by a legend of father and son and you can see many similarities, but also differences in their architecture. Both places are known for their beautiful architecture and the unique hachkars, as well as the stone crosses, a signature of Armenian art. Before heading back to Tbilisi you can taste authentic Armenian food in a traditional restaurant by the river.

Tbilisi: Full-Day Kakheti & Sighnaghi Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Tbilisi: Full-Day Kakheti & Sighnaghi Tour with Wine Tasting

Departing from the center of Tbilisi, embark on a full-day tour to visit the sunniest regions of Georgia. The eastern region of Kakheti is Georgia’s premier wine-producing area, where almost everywhere you go you’ll be invited to drink a glass of traditional amber wine. Along the way, make a stop at the village of Badiauri where you can learn how to bake traditional Georgian bread and can even try to do it by yourself. For those that love cheese, there are many cheeses in Georgia which you can try accompanied by hot, fresh, crusty bread. Next up, visit the Bodbe Monastery, one of the most important religious sites in Georgia. Today there is a nunnery where the monastery used to be, and the St. George Cathedral, part of the monastery, which holds the remains of St. Nino. There is also a new cathedral built, using much of the same construction methods used to make the most famous cathedrals in Georgia centuries ago. You'll then arrive to Sighnaghi, known as the town of love. There your guide will tell the legend that happened in this city many centuries ago as you walk along the cobbled streets of the city, climb the fortress wall, and visit one of the towers. There is also a local market where you can try and buy Georgian spices, sweets, sauces and much more. Finally, it's time to go to a winery to taste Georgian wine. There are so many different wines, and you are bound to find something that you like. Your local guide will also tell you the secrets of making wine and how to drink it.

Kahketi: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

4. Kahketi: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Taste some of the best wines in Georgia during this full-day visit to the Kakheti wine region around Tbilisi. On your visit, learn about the traditional Georgian method of making wine in clay vessels and taste the wines at several wineries. Stop in the ancient town of Sighnaghi surrounded by an impressive wall and backed by the Caucasus Mountains. A traditional Georgian lunch in a family-owned winery completes this full-day experience. This tour will start and finish in Tbilisi, and will take you on a journey through the wineries of the Kakheti region. Visit Sighani, the town of love and take in the Caucasus Mountains and the Alazani Valley. Then enjoy wine tasting at Okro's boutique winery, where you will try wine as well as chacha (Georgian grape vodka). Next, enjoy lunch at an authentic family museum and wine cellar in Velistsikhe, accompanied with homemade wines, of course. After lunch, head to the Khareba winery, which is built into a Soviet-era bomb shelter near the town of Kvareli, for more wine-tasting and churchkela (traditional Georgian dessert). Finally, pass the 16th-century architectural complex of Gremi Monastery on the return to Tbilisi, with the option to visit if you wish.

Kakheti: Individual Day Tour To Sighnaghi From Tbilisi

5. Kakheti: Individual Day Tour To Sighnaghi From Tbilisi

Departure from Tbilisi early in the morning and head East. On the way make a short stop at Badiauri village. Here you can watch the process of how Georgian bread is baked in special ovens. From Badiauri, continue on towards the Bodbe monastery. Bodbe is considered as one of the most important monasteries in Georgia, as here lies the grave of St. Nino who brought Christianity to Georgia in the middle of the 4th Century. Finally, arrive at the small, charming city of Sighnaghi that promises stunning views of the great Caucasus mountains and of the River Alazani valley. It is a walled town with remnants of 18th-century fortifications. You can climb the watchtowers to get a magnificent view. In Sighnaghi you will enjoy a Georgian wine tasting.

Tbilisi: Kakheti Region Wine Tour

6. Tbilisi: Kakheti Region Wine Tour

Your tour will begin in the morning, as you set off to the very east of Georgia to the lovely city of Sighnaghi. This most romantic city of Georgia is famous for its old Georgian architectural style, amazing views over the Alazani Valley, and the second-longest castle wall in the world. Following this you will go down to the Alazani Valley, where you will reach the wine village of Velistsikhe. It is here that you will visit the 300-year-old wine cellar of Numisi. You will be free to have lunch in Velistsikhe (your guide will advise you on the best places), before you continue your tour visiting the unique winery of Khareba (the "wine tunnel in the rock"). Here you will be able to see the difference in European-style winemaking and traditional Georgian winemaking, before tasting the best wines produced by the Khareba Winey. Following this, you will visit the Alaverdi Monastery and the Matsoni House. The monastery was founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph (Yoseb, Amba) Alaverdeli in the 6th century. Your tour will conclude later that evening, as you return back to Tbilisi.

Organic Wine Full Day Private Tour With Tastings and Lunch

7. Organic Wine Full Day Private Tour With Tastings and Lunch

In the morning after a complimentary greeting and pickup from your guide at 9:30AM, guests will be driven towards the Kakheti region. In an hour you will reach the very first stop: a Georgian bakery, where you will taste freshly baked Georgian bread called "Shoti" and different varieties of cheese. Afterwards you will drive 20 minutes more to reach an Organic winery called Vellino. A young and superbly successful wine maker Beqa Jimsheladze will lead you into his lovely wine cellar. The next Organic winery you visit is called " Okro wines" and is located in the city of love, called "Sighnaghi". This winery offers you a stunning view over Alazany valley with a background of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. When you are finished enjoying the best Okro wines, you will head towards Mosmieri winery for lunch. Georgia is well knows with its delicious food and the people from Kakheti love to impress visitors with their local food. Mosmieri winery is situated at the famous Alazany valley. The beautiful wine restaurant with a lovely view will get you set for a marvelous BBQ lunch. (Please note : Mosmieri Winery do not provide organic wine, but the extremely high quality Georgian and European styled wines.) At the end of the day, once you feel satisfied with gorgeous food, stunning landscapes, and the world's best Organic wines, you head towards Tbilisi.

Kakheti Wine Region

8. Kakheti Wine Region

Enjoy an excursion to a wine cellar with a free wine tasting. This traditional family-run wine cellar is on the way to the city of love, Signagi. This is an ideal place for those who prefer homemade Georgian wine and chacha prepared according to all traditional standards and recipes. Be greeted by your host who will show the superb ChachaGon and tell a real colloric Georgian toast. Taste the Georgian bread Puri, which is traditionally baked in a deep circular clay oven called tone. Visit Pirosmanashvili Museum. The Niko Pirosmanashvili State Museum was established in Pirosmani’s home village of Mirzaani in 1960 and includes his family house and an exhibition hall displaying some of the artist’s original works and personal belongings. The Monastery of St. Nino in Bodbe was originally was built in the 9th-century. It is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia. It holds the tomb of St. Nino, the Cappadocian maiden who converted Georgian people to Christianity as early as 337 AD. See the breathtaking view of the Alazani valley and snowcapped Caucasus mountains.  See Sighnaghi, the City of Love. It is the prettiest town in Kaheti. Sighnagi originally was developed in the 18th-century by King Erekle II. The defensive walls and 28 towers were built by him against a Lezgian invasion. The city has wonderful views over the Alazani valley to the Caucasus beyond. After a walk, have a traditional dinner with a workshop to learn how to cook traditional meals. You can also taste traditional candies, with grape juice, called Churchkhela and Pelamushi.

From Tbilisi: Private Wine Tour

9. From Tbilisi: Private Wine Tour

Learn about the ancient process of winemaking going back hundreds of years in Georgia’s primary wine region, sampling the area’s fine cuisine. Feel, taste, and smell the unique features of the place the vines were cultivated, steeped in local tradition. Enjoy stunning views of the Gombori mountain range before continuing the wine tasting at Shumi, one of the leading producers of high-quality Georgian wines. In ancient Georgia, the word “Shumi” meant genuine, undiluted wine. Learn about Kindzmarauli wine, which dates back to 1533 and is connected with the construction of the Kvareli fortress. This wine cellar produced wine and molasses (badagi) exclusively for the royal families for much of its history. Finally, see manmade Ilia lake, named in honor of famous Georgian writer Ilia Chavchavadze, is in the northern part of Kakheti, Alazani valley, where Saperavi grape yards are used in the production of Kindzmarauli wine. The resort offers a wide variety of leisure options.

Kakheti: Organic Wine Tasting Tour & Traditional Lunch

10. Kakheti: Organic Wine Tasting Tour & Traditional Lunch

This tour focuses on the traditional wines of Kakheti, wines that are produced in special cellars in big clay vessels called Qvevris. These natural wines continue an 8000-year-old tradition of wine making in the region and you are invited to taste selected artisan wines on this tour, including the unique Amber wines. The tour starts with pickup from your hotel or apartment in Tbilisi and takes you to Kakheti region, through the mountain pass of Gombori, where you can enjoy a moment of silence surrounded by beautiful panoramic views. Your first stop will be the workshop of one of only 3 remaining Qvevri makers in Georgia, where you will see how a Qvevri vessel is made, learn why it is buried underground and even taste some wine directly from a Qvevri. You will continue to a family winery in Telavi, where a traditional lunch with wine is waiting for you. Meet the winemakers and learn about the history of their vineyard throughout the ages. After lunch, you can visit the recently renovated Telavi Fort or the famous market of Telavi, where you can sample and buy local products. Next is an artisan winery in Signagi, where you can taste 5 different wines while enjoying the view over the Alazani Valley from the terrace. From there it's only 2 hours to reach Tbilisi, where the tour ends.

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What people are saying about Kakheti

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 18 reviews

We had a lovely small group tour with Khatu! She was so knowledgeable, helpful and fun! The day started with wine tasting, then a delicious breakfast at a small bread factory, monastery in Kakheti, coffee, walking around Signaghi. We skipped lunch as we were still full from breakfast. We also had a quick photo stop at our request. Nothing was too much for Khatu. Thank you for a fun, memorable day!

The tour was very nice. Our guide was friendly and well prepared with historical information about Georgia and Armenia. We couldn't really ask a question as they where answered in advance. The car was comfortable and safe. Lunch was delicious and more than enough.

What a great experience, Irakli is the best guide you could imagine. Definetly recommend this tour as you see & learn so much more about the region than described in the description.

Zezva was most knowledgable about early orthodox churches and monasteries. And really interested in providing at top notch tour. Thank you Zesva.

Unforgettable experience that was educational, fun and enjoyable from beginning to end. Can’t recommend this enough!