2 days 1 night
Our adventure begins at the iconic David Gareji Monastery Complex, a historical gem dating back to the 6th century.
Nestled in the east of Georgia, this complex served as a pivotal religious and cultural center during the Middle Ages. Explore two of its most renowned monasteries, Lavra and Udabno caves, each bearing witness to centuries of spiritual significance.
Journey onward to Bodbe Monastery. A serene nunnery founded on the hallowed grounds where St. Nino, the converter of Georgia, is said to have breathed her last. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this sacred site, echoing with the echoes of centuries-old spirituality.
As we traverse toward Sighnaghi, we encounter a captivating blend of history and natural beauty. This town was founded in the 18th century. Perched on the Gombori range, Sighnaghi offers panoramic views of the Alazani Valley and the majestic Caucasus range. The town’s original architecture adds to its allure, making it a sought-after tourism destination.
Indulge in a gastronomic experience at the charming restaurants along the road to Sighnaghi, offering a delightful interlude for lunch. The town itself boasts an array of dining options, from traditional Georgian fare to modern culinary delights.
Don’t miss the chance to visit the renowned wine cellar, “Peasant’s Tears,” where you can not only taste exquisite Georgian wines but also delve into the rich traditions of winemaking. The experience is a journey through the soul of Georgian viticulture.
As the day draws to a close, relish the enchanting atmosphere of Sighnaghi and enjoy a peaceful overnight stay, ready to continue our exploration on Day 2.
Rise to a new day filled with wonders as we venture further into the treasures of Kakheti.
Our first stop is the archaeological site and monastery of Nekresi. Perched atop a hill, Nekresi offers a captivating view of the Alazani Valley. With buildings dating back to the 6th century, it stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Georgian architecture and spirituality.
Discover the Gremi Historical Complex, a fascinating blend of museums and fortresses. Immerse yourself in the tales of the past as you explore the well-preserved remnants of this historical site.
Journey to Ikalto Monastery was founded in the 6th century and transformed into an academy in the 12th century under the decree of King David the Builder. Uncover the roots of winemaking, as Ikalto housed the world’s first department of winemaking, a testament to Georgia’s deep-seated connection to viticulture.
Our exploration concludes in Telavi, the capital of Kakheti. This quaint town, nestled on the slopes of the Gombori range, offers a mesmerizing food market and stunning views of the Alazani Valley. Take a stroll through Old Telavi, a captivating blend of history and modernity.
As our Kakheti tour comes to an end, we bid farewell to this enchanting region and embark on the road back to Tbilisi, carrying with us memories of a journey through time and beauty.