David Gareja Monastery with Rainbow Hills & Sighnaghi

One Day Private Trip to Natlismcemeli & Lavra of Davdi Gareja monastery complexes from Tbilisi

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1-Day Trip to David Gareja Monastery with Rainbow Hills & Sighnaghi from Tbilisi

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.

Highlights of Gareja Tour

guided tour to david gareja mural

Learn more about murals in churches


Enjoy spectacular mountains views along the Alazani valley


Hike at coloful, rainbow-like hills

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Visit the city of love


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Private day Tour to Semi-Desert area of Georgia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Gareja_monastery_complexYour 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. Great example architecture constructions. has 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.

Drive to David Gareja
Itinerary of excursion from David Gareja to Sighnaghi
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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 sthe 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


  • Art historian guide (Maybe operated by a multilingual guide)
  • Private tour
  • 30-minute hike in Semi-Desert at Rainbow Hills
  • Transport in 4×4 vehicle and Jeep with air-conditioning
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from/in Tbilisi
  • All local taxes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuity for the guide (Suggested 15-20%) per person, parties of 5 or more traveling together are considered a large party and will have a 15% gratuity charged for the tour guide at the end of the tour
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) – wine tasting in two wineries costs 25 EURO per person which includes 3 glass of wine
Tour schedule

We know how valuable your time is, so we scheduled trips from Tbilisi by days

Know before you go
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please provide the name and address of your hotel in order for the local supplier to arrange pick-up at your accommodation
  • Drinking age is 18+
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements after booking
    Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • watch where you put your step because of poisonous snakes (venomous)
Day Tour to Sighnaghi

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Full-Day Private Gareja Tour reviews of Taste of Georgia at TripAdvisor

@Knej C
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Definitely a very worthy investment. The drive is friendly and you will reach in maximum 2 hours to the location. The views from the top cant be compared with anything. Totally beautiful, peaceful. The views over Azerbajan are incredible too ... This trip is a must, and going with Zurab (Tour guide) is a must too ... im sure he is not like any other guide ... he will make sure to make you feel like a VIP and he will prepare everyting especially for you ... he is a great photographer too so you will come back with unique pictures !!
@Дмитрий С
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Несколько дней собирались, чтобы написать отзыв, так как не могли подобрать слов, чтобы описать свои эмоции. Теперь, возрастясь домой, можем сказать однозначно- это самые незабываемые впечатления от путешествия! Это невероятная поездка для тех, кто хочет увидить нетривиальную и неизведанную Грузию. Огромнейшее спасибо Зурабу и Гоге за их эрудицию, любовь к Грузии и выбранной профессии. Обязательно приедем еще и теперь узнавать Грузию только с ними!!! Дмитрий и Ольга, Новосибирск
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Wir können diesen Tagestour nur weiterempfehlen. Wir wurden pünktlich abgeholt. Unser Fahrer Soso ist sehr sicher und umsichtig gefahren. Der Guide Zura war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit und ist auf alle Fragen und Wünsche eingegangen. Er hat uns sehr informativ von der Geschichte des Klosters, aber auch von Land und Leute in Georgien erzählt. Neben dem kulturellen Erlebnis, konnten wir noch viel von der Natur Georgiens sehen. Vielen Dank für diesen informativen und schönen Tag

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