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David Gareji Monastery and Signagi Wine Tasting Private Tour

1. David Gareji Monastery and Signagi Wine Tasting Private Tour

Depart Tbilisi and travel to a dry desert region surrounded by hills and only inhabited by a few shepherds. Arrive at the historic David Gareji Monastery complex, founded by hermits who chose a secluded life in the early Middle Ages. Take an optional hike to the top of the hill separating Georgia and Azerbaijan, and get stunning views of the surroundings as you look for more of the abandoned caves. Continue to the small town of Signagi overlooking the Alazani Valley and Caucasian Mountains. Stroll the narrow streets to buy souvenirs and enjoy lunch at leisure. Sample the local Marani wine and an authentic chacha (brandy) at a traditional winery and learn the history of wine making in Georgia. Visit the nearby convent at Bodbe, famed as an important site of pilgrimage for Orthodox Christians. Return to Tbilisi via a village that makes the local churchkhela candies to try some of the best sweet treats in Georgia!

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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.

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What people are saying about Sighnaghi

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Tour guide was fantastic.

We had a lot of fun, driving off road through a live fire range, winding up at a monastery that’s divided between Georgia and Azerbaijan, and ending up at this silly city of love which is well worth not going to. Our tour guide was valuable, wonderfully opinionated, I’m not afraid to tell us about his life today and what is right and wrong with Georgia. That was worth far more than the price Of admission. Oh yes, the winery! Well worth visiting: a brother and a sister run it, his wines are good, hers are superb. su Ivan mission. Oh yes, the winery! Well worth visiting: a brother and a sister running, his winds are good, hers are superb. Much better than the generally overrated wines that are available to sample.

Had another great tour with Levan. He is very knowledgeable about the areas we visited. For others looking to book a trip with this company, Levan has excellent english, and is a natural guide. Be ready for a full day on this trip, you really get a lot packed in. I can't really say anything negative other than perhaps an option after the tasting to have a glass of the wine you liked the most. I need to note that Levan included an incredible personal touch to the tour by bringing us to his family farm and meeting his father. While all the Georgians were incredibly welcoming this was like no other tour opportunity I've had.

Incredible day with a very friendly and funny Irakli! He literally made my day! He was telling me all about the history and culture of Georgia. Impressive knowledge! The entire ride was enjoyable, he was telling me all about the places we were passing and stopping for pictures. He talked about the Monastery in a very interesting way. Moreover he stopped at the local Kachapuri place where I could witness the traditional way of making it. Unforgettable! Wine tasting...ladies were very knowledgeable and professional. Safe driving and beautiful views!

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!

The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the sites.