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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.

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

2. 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.

Kakheti: Individual Day Tour To Sighnaghi From Tbilisi

3. 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.

From Tbilisi: 2-Day Wine Tour to Sagarejo, Signagi, & Telavi

4. From Tbilisi: 2-Day Wine Tour to Sagarejo, Signagi, & Telavi

Spend two days exploring quaint small towns in the region of Kakheti and tasting their best wines with an experienced guide.   Day 1   In the morning, your driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel in Tbilisi to take you to the wine region of Kakheti. Your first stop of this trip will be the lovely town of Sagarejo, where you’ll start with a stroll around the ancient and quaint downtown area. Then, visit a family wine cellar near Sagarejo, where you’ll experience a wine tasting and a light lunch. Then, drive to the winery town of Signagi, which is a popular tourist destination because of its location at the heart of Georgia’s grape valleys. Check in at your hotel in Signagi before heading off for a second sightseeing tour around the town. Explore the town’s picturesque landscapes, pastel houses, and narrow cobblestone streets. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal paired with top-quality local wine.   Day 2   After having breakfast in Signagi, you’ll head off towards Telavi, the main city of Kakheti. On the way there, you’ll visit Ikalto Monastery and its academy, built in the 6th century. You’ll also stop in at the Alaverdi Monastery, founded in the 11th century. In the afternoon you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch paired with some good local wines. Then, visit another wine cellar to taste the best Kakhetian wines. In the evening, you’ll be driven back to Tbilisi.

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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5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Although it was a rainy day, we enjoyed our tour with Aleksi...we had some great food, great conversation and a very smooth drive...he provided us with plenty of historic details and stories of all the places we visited and even told us about the Cathedral near our hotel which we had missed to visit earlier...totally recommend the tour!!

A great tour! Kakheti is a picturesque region with splendid nature and authentic wines. I must also mention the tour organizers’ proper management, accurate timing and individual approach. Highly recommended!

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

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

Aleksi was an excellent guide who gave us a lot of information on this tour.