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From Tbilisi: Rainbow Mountain & David Gareja Monastery Trip

1. From Tbilisi: Rainbow Mountain & David Gareja Monastery Trip

Immerse yourself in Georgian history and culture on a guided day trip from Tbilisi. Visit the impressive David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountains. Explore the mountainous region and visit a stunning salt lake. The first place where you can stop to stock up on snacks for the trip. The second stop is at a salty lake, where you have an outstanding possibility to take some nice pictures. After the lake, we continue driving through Udabno Village, which translated as a desert. The area where you will be traveling is the only semidesert Georgia has, and it's more than amazing to see how diverse Georgian nature is. You will start walking toward the famous Rainbow Mountains at the end of the drive. The most impressive feature of the landscape is the mineral-rich sedimentary rock, which looks like it’s been painted with brightly colored stripes. It’s possible to hike through the Rainbow Mountains, which astonish visitors with their colors. You will walk through the Rainbow Mountains, take many mesmerizing pictures, and prepare for the David Gareji Lavra historical tour. David Gareji Monastery Complex is one of the most spiritual places in the country. You will hear the stories of the monastery, do a bit of hiking and see a Georgian soldier at the border of Georgia and Azerbaijan. It’s believed that St. David chose this isolated location because he wanted his Disciples to lead a life of holiness independent from the rest of society. After David Gareji Lavra, you will return to Tbilisi and finish the tour at 5 pm.

Tbilisi: Full-Day Kakheti & Sighnaghi Tour with Wine Tasting

2. 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.

David Gareji Monastery and Signagi Wine Tasting Private Tour

3. 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!

From Tbilisi: 9 Wine Tastings, Including Homemade Lunch

4. From Tbilisi: 9 Wine Tastings, Including Homemade Lunch

Our guide will pick you up from the hotel at 10:00 and will take you to the office for the check-in procedure, then an unforgettable trip begins. Your first stop is the Gombori Mountain Range, a section of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. You stop there for 15 minutes and take some beautiful pictures. Afterward, you tend to taste wine at Shumi Winery, one of the leaders in high-quality Georgian wines. "Shumi" produces almost all types of Georgian wine from the high-quality category list (analogous to Bordeaux wine AOC). After the tour and wine degustation in Shumi Winery, you head toward a local family where you have the best meal in Georgia. You visit a local family where you have traditional homemade lunch and try many Georgian dishes with homemade wine. The fourth stop of the tour is Kindzmarauli Winery. Corporation Kindzmarauli's history dates back to 1533. Kindzmarauli produced wine for the royal family, and it's the only winery in the whole country which was functioning during the Soviet Union and still is functioning. The third and last winery of the tour is Khareba. Winery Khareba is the largest of Georgia's wine cellars. There are perfect storage conditions for wine, 7,7 km of tunnels, and galleries maintaining a constant temperature of 12-14 degrees 0C. The complex has an excellent museum in the tunnel you see during the tour. Tour ends at approximately 21:00.

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

5. 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.

Sighnaghi: The of Best Sighnaghi Walking Tour

6. 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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What people are saying about Kakheti

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

DO NOT MISS THIS. Such an incredible, accommodating, and well-priced trip. Unbelievable guide and an exceptional driver. The route is unique and awe-inspiring. The mountains must be seen to be believed (even my phone pictures are breathtaking). The monastery is simply not to be missed (take a look at the 2020 Nemkovich book). The incredible history of the place is made only more poignant by current border disputes with AZ. I have been traveling to the region for several decades, and only supremely sorry this was my first trip to both sites. Overall, an amazing tour by an excellent company, THANK YOU. Now..... how about another trip to the Svani village we passed on the way? I'll sign up in a heartbeat!

Khatuna, our guide, is the main reason why we enjoyed our tour very much. She really knows what she is doing, communicates so well, and she treats her guests like old friends. Our visit to Georgia was made more meaningful not only by the gorgeous scenery, medieval structures, incredible wine but by the history lessons and stories from the recent past that were so generously shared with us by Khatuna. We've traveled a lot and we can say that she's the best tour guide we've had for the past 10 years. As a bonus, she takes good pictures and her car is super nice. We are so blessed to experience this private tour.

Loved this tour! Our guide Zura/Metro was super knowledgeable, patient & welcoming! It’s a great half day tour to get out of the city and see another part of Georgia! The views were incredible! THANK YOU!

Amazing short trip! The guide Mimi was very passionate and helpful! The rainbow mountains are nice but the history about monastery is great! Worth it

Everything was great! Punctuality Driver Excellent guide Wonderful experience