Kakheti is known for its landscape and culture, but accessing its dispersed highlights can be tricky on a self-led tour. Travel the distance with ease on a full-day tour from Tbilisi, and explore attractions including the David Gareja monastery complex, Signagi town, and the region’s mountainous trails. Save time finding a meeting point with hotel pickup and drop-off included, and gain intimate insight into the region from your personal guide.
Explore caves with monumental paintings in semi-desert “Gareja Country” and feast your eyes on colorful landscapes and salt lakes of picturesque region. Then discover the city of love which is located on the top of hills next to Caucasus ridge and Alazani valley wine country.
Learn more about murals in churches
Enjoy spectacular mountains views along the Alazani valley
Hike at coloful, rainbow-like hills
Visit the city of love
Your driver and local tour guide will pick-up you from your accommodation place in Tbilisi, and travel into the semi-desert area of Southeast Georgia by Rustavi Hwy and then to offroad with Jeep 4×4, where the main David Gareja monastery complexes (Lavra and Natlismcemeli monasteries) awaits.
Settle inside your comfortable, where you can relax as your guide shares stories about the region, it’s an early middle ages one of the most remarkable religious and cultural center of Georgia. The complex was founded in the 6th century by St. David Garejeli on of the thirteen Assyrian fathers.
First stop will be Monastery Ioane Natlismtsemeli (Joan Baptist), The monastery dated 6th century; and has great examples of asceticism monasteries lifestyle in Georgia. Founded by St. David Garejeli one of the Thirteen Assyrian Fathers who arrived from Mesopotamia to Georgia to strengthen Christianity in the country. monastery rewards all travelers who hike to explore it with a dazzling variety of monumental paintings, cave structure and landscape.
Feast your eyes on colorful landscapes as you travel to the sacred monastery and see the monumental paintings inside caves within Natlimcemeli monastery. Enjoy undivided attention of your guide shares stories with you about the monastery.
Second drive to the sacred Lavra monastery to plunge into the Georgia’s middle ages history and architecture. Main monastery from David Gareja Monastery Complexes with tomb of St. David Gareji. spirit center for Georgians and orthodox communities, it’s great example architecture constructions and has spectacular overlooks to colorful hills
Before leaving David Gareja complex your guide will take you, to short 30/40 min hike in beautiful Rainbow (colorful) Hills formed by volcanically sandstone and minerals, there are few places on earth where Mother Nature gives such an awesome display of colors. Main monastery from David Gareja Monastery Complexes with tomb of St. David Gareji. spirit center for Georgians and orthodox communities. Great example architecture constructions. has overlooks to colorful hills.
From Gareja, travel to the village Badiauri, there is possible to visit locals bread bakeries and participate to bake Georgian bread. It’s made of white flour and has half-moon shapes
You will continue your trip to Bodbe monastery with spectacular views, 9th century three-nave basilica, ring ball tower and modern church.
The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe with himself is a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex and located 2 km from the town of Sighnaghi, Kakheti, Georgia. Originally built between 7-9th century, it has been significantly remodeled, especially in the 17th century.
The monastery now functions as a nunnery and is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia. From viewpoint possible to enjoy spectacular views on famous valley Alazani, the main wine producing area of Kakheti Wine Country.
Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia’s easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Word Sighnaghi in Turkic language means shelter or trench. Nowadays it’s calls as a city of love.
It’s one of Georgia’s smallest towns but popular tourist destination due to it’s romantic narrow streets, organic amber wineries, marriage palace where foreigners also allow to take service of it. At the final stop of your travel day captivating City of love awaits you. Signagi or Sighnaghi XVIII century town is with rich history, fortifications and defense walls.
tour Guide with Driver will drop you off on the same location where you start your tour. Thank you for traveling with us to David Gareja
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