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David Gareja Monastery and Sighnaghi Tour

Product ID: 177993
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Explore David Gareja cave city, a unique site with fantastic semi-desert landscapes. Enjoy a tour of the caves and monasteries, and trek 2-3 hours in the semi-desert. After, explore Sighnaghi, a small town surrounded by an 18th-century defensive wall.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Byelorussian, English, Georgian, German, Armenian, Lithuanian, Russian

Pickup optional

Your accommodation in Tbilisi.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Start the tour at a time convenient for you
  • Visit Signahi, the city of love
  • Enjoy spectacular mountain views along the Alazani Valley
  • Soak up the old-world atmosphere as you explore cave monasteries on foot
  • Enjoy a personalized experience on a private tour
Full description
In the morning, the guide and driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Tbilisi (if you choose the private option), or alternatively meet the tour group at Europe Square. Then, head to David Gareja complex via Sagarejo village. Turning from the Eastern main road, drive on a dirt road to the semi-desert. The complex was established in the 6th century AD by one of the 13 Assyrian monks and expanded through the centuries. Here, have a tour of the caves and monasteries, and enjoy 2-3 hours easy trekking in the semi-desert.

On your way to Signagi, you’ll visit the Bodbe monastery. The monastery is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th-century female evangelist in Georgia. In Sighnaghi, a small town surrounded by 18th-century defensive wall and remnants of fortifications, take a relaxing walk in the town, explore the defensive wall and fortifications, and enjoy the views of Alazani Valley. In the evening, drive back to your place of stay or Europe Square in Tbilisi.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by private vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Europe Square, T'bilisi, Georgia

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Since part of the complex is located in Azerbaijan, it is not guaranteed that the border guards will allow you to the caves with frescoes
• In the winter season, due to limited daylight hours, the tour will not visit the Sighnagi city
Customer reviews
Overall rating
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Review summary
Service
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Organization
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Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
5.0/5

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Friendly Georgia

Product ID: 177993