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Kahketi: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

1. Kahketi: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Taste some of the best wines in Georgia during this full-day visit to the Kakheti wine region around Tbilisi. On your visit, learn about the traditional Georgian method of making wine in clay vessels and taste the wines at several wineries. Stop in the ancient town of Sighnaghi surrounded by an impressive wall and backed by the Caucasus Mountains. A traditional Georgian lunch in a family-owned winery completes this full-day experience. This tour will start and finish in Tbilisi, and will take you on a journey through the wineries of the Kakheti region. Visit Sighani, the town of love and take in the Caucasus Mountains and the Alazani Valley. Then enjoy wine tasting at Okro's boutique winery, where you will try wine as well as chacha (Georgian grape vodka). Next, enjoy lunch at an authentic family museum and wine cellar in Velistsikhe, accompanied with homemade wines, of course. After lunch, head to the Khareba winery, which is built into a Soviet-era bomb shelter near the town of Kvareli, for more wine-tasting and churchkela (traditional Georgian dessert). Finally, pass the 16th-century architectural complex of Gremi Monastery on the return to Tbilisi, with the option to visit if you wish.

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.

Kakheti Wine Region

3. Kakheti Wine Region

Enjoy an excursion to a wine cellar with a free wine tasting. This traditional family-run wine cellar is on the way to the city of love, Signagi. This is an ideal place for those who prefer homemade Georgian wine and chacha prepared according to all traditional standards and recipes. Be greeted by your host who will show the superb ChachaGon and tell a real colloric Georgian toast. Taste the Georgian bread Puri, which is traditionally baked in a deep circular clay oven called tone. Visit Pirosmanashvili Museum. The Niko Pirosmanashvili State Museum was established in Pirosmani’s home village of Mirzaani in 1960 and includes his family house and an exhibition hall displaying some of the artist’s original works and personal belongings. The Monastery of St. Nino in Bodbe was originally was built in the 9th-century. It is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia. It holds the tomb of St. Nino, the Cappadocian maiden who converted Georgian people to Christianity as early as 337 AD. See the breathtaking view of the Alazani valley and snowcapped Caucasus mountains.  See Sighnaghi, the City of Love. It is the prettiest town in Kaheti. Sighnagi originally was developed in the 18th-century by King Erekle II. The defensive walls and 28 towers were built by him against a Lezgian invasion. The city has wonderful views over the Alazani valley to the Caucasus beyond. After a walk, have a traditional dinner with a workshop to learn how to cook traditional meals. You can also taste traditional candies, with grape juice, called Churchkhela and Pelamushi.

Kakheti: Individual Day Tour To Sighnaghi From Tbilisi

4. 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.

From Tbilisi: 2-Day Wine Tour to Sagarejo, Signagi, & Telavi

5. From Tbilisi: 2-Day Wine Tour to Sagarejo, Signagi, & Telavi

Spend two days exploring quaint small towns in the region of Kakheti and tasting their best wines with an experienced guide.   Day 1   In the morning, your driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel in Tbilisi to take you to the wine region of Kakheti. Your first stop of this trip will be the lovely town of Sagarejo, where you’ll start with a stroll around the ancient and quaint downtown area. Then, visit a family wine cellar near Sagarejo, where you’ll experience a wine tasting and a light lunch. Then, drive to the winery town of Signagi, which is a popular tourist destination because of its location at the heart of Georgia’s grape valleys. Check in at your hotel in Signagi before heading off for a second sightseeing tour around the town. Explore the town’s picturesque landscapes, pastel houses, and narrow cobblestone streets. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal paired with top-quality local wine.   Day 2   After having breakfast in Signagi, you’ll head off towards Telavi, the main city of Kakheti. On the way there, you’ll visit Ikalto Monastery and its academy, built in the 6th century. You’ll also stop in at the Alaverdi Monastery, founded in the 11th century. In the afternoon you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch paired with some good local wines. Then, visit another wine cellar to taste the best Kakhetian wines. In the evening, you’ll be driven back to Tbilisi.

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A full day of great wine, authentic home made Georgian foods and amazing information from an amazing guide and driver Giorgi. No shortcuts were taken from the moment we were picked up at the hotel at 9am until the moment we arrived back at the hotel at 9pm by our amazing guide Giorgi with his very unique limited edition Star Wars rogue one Nissan. To say he was a Jedi as a guide is an understatement. Great local cheeses, bread, traditional Georgian homemade sweets, Buffalo yoghurt, organic wines from white, amber to red, grape liquor called chacha, to being welcomed into the ancestral home of a Georgian family to try their 200+ grape types from their humble backyard to eating their traditional food cooked by them. Then visiting the largest winery that store and age their wines in a bomb shelter. This is a tour that will not be soon forgotten.

Although it was a rainy day, we enjoyed our tour with Aleksi...we had some great food, great conversation and a very smooth drive...he provided us with plenty of historic details and stories of all the places we visited and even told us about the Cathedral near our hotel which we had missed to visit earlier...totally recommend the tour!!

Amazing experience so easy to book and cost was reasonable and get updates knowing your safe, Aleksi fantastic driver and guide very kind and knowledgeable and would 100% recommend

Great guide, interesting interactions with locals. Aleksi is a guide who has provided as much information as possible. Wine degustation was remarkable.

Excellent guide Khatuna , very informative and helpful. Bread and cheese stop is amazing and the wine tasting host is super Peter and Meggan UAE