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

1. 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.

Kakheti: Individual Day Tour To Sighnaghi From Tbilisi

2. 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, Signagi, Telavi & Alaverdi Full-Day Tour

3. Tbilisi: Kakheti, Signagi, Telavi & Alaverdi Full-Day Tour

After being picked up from your hotel at 8:00AM, your first stop will be the Ujarma fortress. It is believed that in the second half of the 5th century, the famous Vakhtang Gorgasali (founder of Tbilisi) erected numerous buildings in Ujarma and moved his residence there. In the 10th century, Ujarma was destroyed by the Arabian forces of Abul Kassim. Later on in the 13th century, the fortress was restored by King George III, where he arranged treasury. Moving on, your tour will continue through the Gombori Pass, which will see you drive to an altitude of 1,650 meters (5,414 feet). At the top you will discover an observation deck, the perfect place for a photo shoot. After a small stop, you will continue your journey through the magical forest, where you will be able to make a wish. The next stop will be to the Alaverdi Monastery. At a height of over 55 meters, the Alaverdi Cathedral is the second tallest religious building in Georgia. You will then visit the city of Telavi, the main city and administrative center of Georgia's eastern province of Kakheti. On the way to Kvareli, you will stop at the Gremi. Standing above the green valley of Alazan, Gremi attracts travelers whose road goes between Telavi and Kvareli. Gloomy and monumental, the castle is one of the most visited tourist points in Georgia. In Kvareli, you will have the opportunity to taste Georgian wines, finding out how they are made. Following your wine tasting, you should find yourself with a new strength. You will then go to the Bodbe Monastery, which is one of the most important religious sites in Georgia. Continuing your trip, you will venture toward Sighnaghi. Its charming cobblestone streets and alleys consist of restored original nouveau woodwork, and detailed facades give the town a romantic mystique. Billed the "City of Love", Sighnaghi is a popular wedding venue. The wedding chapel here was the first to operate around the clock, and put Sighnaghi on the map as a destination. Its marriage chapel now hosts ceremonies which take place at all hours of the day and night.

From Tbilisi: Private Wine Tour

4. 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.

Sighnaghi: The of Best Sighnaghi Walking Tour

5. Sighnaghi: The of Best Sighnaghi Walking Tour

For those planning a trip to Georgia, discover why Sighnaghi is famous as a holiday destination. You will find the most popular  sightseeing places, with theis magical town offering a long collection of historic buildings, markets, and top attractions that you must visit once in a life.   Downtown is just the beginning of the city's charms. The vibrant and contrasting city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Caucasian history. You will be presented with the chance to attend a unique wine-tasting experience, with your tour including the opportunity to taste two different Georgian wines, an experience to remember. Get ready to experience Georgia from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about one of the last secluded European cities.

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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!

Aleksi was a great guide - kind, funny and super informative. Definitely worth going for the wine upgrade to see the traditional method - we loved Levan at the Cradle of Wine - and the tour was structured perfectly...out via a bakery, convent, then lunch in the city of love and wine on the way back in the afternoon (with time for a snooze!). Great way to spend a day and thoroughly recommend.

Amazing experience so easy to book and cost was reasonable and get updates knowing your safe, Aleksi fantastic driver and guide very kind and knowledgeable and would 100% recommend

Great guide, interesting interactions with locals. Aleksi is a guide who has provided as much information as possible. Wine degustation was remarkable.

Excellent guide Khatuna , very informative and helpful. Bread and cheese stop is amazing and the wine tasting host is super Peter and Meggan UAE