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  1. Georgia
  2. Tbilisi
  3. Alaverdi Monastery

From Tbilisi: 2-Day Tour to East Georgia

Product ID: 54978
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If you are in Georgia and decide to see the beauties of nature, historical cities, old churches and monasteries and Georgian traditions you must visit Kakheti.
About this activity
Duration 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, Russian

Pickup included

Your guide and driver will meet and greet you in the lobby of your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a rock-hewn Georgian orthodox cave monastery complex known as David Gareji
  • Enjoy stunning panoramas opening onto Alazani Valley.
  • Have a wine tasting at Twins Wine Cellar and Wine Museum and other locations
Full description
Day 1: Tbilisi - David Gareji - Village Badiauri - Bodbe - Signagi - Telavi (driving distance: 300 kilometers)

Start with a pick-up at 09:30 from the hotel of your stay in Tbilisi. Departure from Tbilisi early in the morning, to the direction of David Gareji cave monastery (driving distance 100 kilometers). Davit-Gareji is a rock-hewn Georgian orthodox monastery complex, that was established in the 6th-century by holy father David, one of the thirteen Assyrian monks, who arrived to Georgia and preached the name of Christ. Next destination is village Badiauri where you can see how Georgian bread is baked with great aroma and crispy edges. From Badiauri, continue your way to Bodbe Monastery. Visit one of the most famous monasteries and holy places for Georgian people where St. Nino is buried, who brought Christianity to Georgia in the beginning of 4th-century. 

Afterwards, guests will have an opportunity to visit Signagi. Buildings in the city built in the style of southern Italian Classicism with Georgian elements. The city is surrounded with high defending walls, 4 kilometers in length. A few years ago, Signagi was restored and constructed. Since then, many tourists have visited the city to enjoy the stunning panorama, which opens onto Alazani Valley. The town’s architecture is unique with old and the modern components. Today, Signagi has additional status as the 'City of Love.' The last destination of the day is Telavi, the main city of Georgia’s eastern part - Kakheti. Overnight in Telavi. Either in a family type GH or 3-star Hotel “Old Telavi.”

Day 2: Alaverdi Cathedral - Napareuli wine cellar - Factory of Eniseli - Gremi Fortress - Kvareli Wine Tunnels - Tsinandali - Schuchman Wine  Cellar - through Gombori Pass to Tbilisi (Driving distance 250 kilometers)

In the morning, you first destination will be Alaverdi Cathedral (11th-century) one of the most important orthodox monuments in Georgia. (In the tentative list of UNESCO from 2007). Next, drive to village Napareuli and visit Twins Wine Cellar and Wine Museum, where you can taste 3 different sort of wines. From Napareuli, tour continues to Gremi Fortress that was the main city of the Kakheti region till 16th-century. Nowadays, Gremi is impressive with its wonderful location and surrounding views. On the way to Kvareli, guests can visit the factory of Eniseli and taste local wine there. Afterwards, the trip goes to the small city of Kvareli to Wine Tunnels under the mountains of the Great Caucasus. Total length of the tunnels is 8 kilometers. On the way back to Tbilisi, the guests can choose between either visiting Prince Chavchavadze Palace (19th-century) with a wonderful French park or one more wine tasting with a stop in the beautiful Chateau of Schuchman in the village of Kisiskhevi. At the end of the tour through Gombori Pass, arrive back to Tbilisi and be dropped off at your accommodation in Tbilisi.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Accommodation in Telavi GH or Hotel "Old Telavi"
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation in modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Petrol costs
  • A bottle of drinking water per day
What’s Not Included
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks
  • Costs of wine tasting
  • Tips for driver and guide

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• It isn’t necessary to visit all the mentioned wine properties
• Following the wine tasting locations, except for Kvareli Wine Tunnels and Tsinandali Palace, visits are optional depending on your desire and not included into the tour package price