Our Day Tour in Kakheti covers the most important attractions in this beautiful part of Georgia. The total distance is 400 km. The tour starts in the morning, at 9:30.
Travel from Tbilisi to Kakheti via the Gombori range. The first destination of the tour is the ancient Ujarma fortress, an important trade and administrative center of the III century. In the VII century, this site was invaded by Arabs. A lush forest surrounding the castle makes this location a beautiful sight to see.
The next destination is Ikalto, which is very close to Telavi. The monastery seen there was founded in the VI century. After one century, a seminary was opened. Later, in the XII century, King David The Builder transformed the seminary into an academy. It became the first department of winemaking in the world.
Gremi fortress consists of three parts:
Gremi used to be the capital of Kakheti in the XV-XVII centuries. There is also a museum here.
The last destination will be the cozy late-medieval town of Signagi. This city was founded in the XVII century as the center of the south Kakheti region. It is a popular tourist destination because of its original architecture and beautiful views of the Alazani valley and great Caucasus range. Optionally, we can recommend eating lunch and tasting wine at the famous Okro’s winery. Here you will try the finest Kakhetian organic wines and the best food in the region. You will also enjoy a fantastic view from the terrace. Signagi is a wonderful and romantic town to walk in with its narrow streets. It is possible to visit the local museum, where there are pictures of the famous Georgian painter, Niko Pirosmani. After a nice walk in the town, our Day Tour in Kakheti ends. We then return to Tbilisi.
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