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David Gareji Monastery and Signagi Wine Tasting Private Tour

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Visit the mysterious David Gareji Monastery complex and stroll through the city of Signagi on a private full-day tour from Tbiliisi. Learn about Georgian wine making at a wine tasting and visit the famous convent in Bodbe.
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Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Tbilisi.

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  • Enjoy a wine tasting of 3 traditional wines and 1 brandy
  • Visit the mysterious David Gareji Monastery complex and go on an optional hike
  • Walk through the small streets of Signagi
  • Learn about St. Nino and the Bodbe convent
  • Taste the local "churchkhela" sweets direct from their producer
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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!
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in Tbilisi
  • Private transportation by sedan or minivan
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Organic wine tasting in Signagi
Not suitable for
  • People with vertigo

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Important information
Know before you go
• Your guide will give you suggestions on where you can stop for lunch at your own expense
• The total driving time will be about 6 hours
• The hiking option at the David Gareji Monastery complex requires suitable, non-slippery, shoes and depends on the weather and season as there is a danger of snakes during some months
• Parts of the road to the David Gareji Monastery complex are in bad condition and the driving is not very smooth
• The minimum age to drink alcohol is 16 years old

From US$ 137.58 per person

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Product ID: 140013