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Weekend Tour in Kakheti

Kakheti, Georgia
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Duration

2 days 1 night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people

Languages

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Overview

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the heart of Kakheti, Georgia, as we delve into the rich history and breathtaking landscapes of this region. Weekend Tour in Kakheti Delights:

Day 1: David Gareji – Sighnaghi

Our adventure begins at the iconic David Gareji Monastery Complex, a historical gem dating back to the 6th century.

David Gareji Monastery Complex: A Glimpse into History

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.

Bodbe Monastery: In the Footsteps of St. Nino

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.

Sighnaghi: Where History Meets Picturesque Beauty

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.

Day 2: Nekresi – Gremi – Ikalto Monastery – Telavi

Rise to a new day filled with wonders as we venture further into the treasures of Kakheti.

Nekresi: Archaeological Marvel with a View

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.

Gremi Fortress: Where History Comes to Life

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.

Ikalto Monastery: A Wine Heritage Unveiled

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.

Telavi: Kakheti’s Charming Capital

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.

Journey Back to Tbilisi

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.

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Itinerary

Day 1: David Gareji - Sighnaghi
* Depart from Tbilisi to David Gareja Monastery Complex.
* Explore the ancient Lavra and Udabno caves, witnessing the rich history of this VI-century religious and cultural center.
* Journey to Signagi, a charming town on the Gombori range.
* Lunch at local restaurants on the road.
* Visit the Bodbe Monastery, a serene nunnery, honoring St. Nino, converter of Georgia.
* Explore Signagi's XVIII-century architecture and enjoy its panoramic views.
* Visit "Peasant's Tears" wine cellar for a tasting and insight into Georgian winemaking.
* Dinner and overnight stay in Signagi.
Day 2: Kvareli - Nekresi - Gremi - Ikalto Monastery - Telavi
* Breakfast and drive to the north of Kakheti.
* Explore the archaeological site and VI-century Nekresi Monastery with breathtaking views of the Alazani valley.
* Visit the Gremi Historical Complex, a museum and fortress preserving Kakheti's history.
* Continue to Ikalto Monastery, founded in VI century and later transformed into an academy in the XII century.
* Reach Telavi, the capital of Kakheti, with a vibrant food market.
* Wander through Old Telavi, experiencing the town's historical charm.
* Conclude the Kakheti tour with a leisurely walk and rest before the road back to Tbilisi.

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation with an English or Russian-speaking driver
  • Museum entrance fees to sights as per itinerary
  • Guesthouse in Sighnaghi with double rooms with HB meals
  • Mineral water (0,5 l per person)
  • Professional guide
  • Price for souvenirs
  • Price for other additional costs

Tour's Location

Kakheti, Georgia

FAQs

What kind of clothes do we need?
When preparing for a tour to Kakheti, it's advisable to pack clothes suitable for a variety of activities and the region's climate. Here's a recommended clothing list:

Comfortable Walking Shoes:
As you'll be exploring historical sites and possibly walking on uneven terrain, comfortable and sturdy walking shoes are essential.

Lightweight Clothing:
Kakheti can have warm temperatures, especially in the summer. Pack lightweight and breathable clothing to stay comfortable during the day.

Sun Protection:
Bring a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to shield yourself from the sun during outdoor activities.

Layers for Varied Temperatures:
Evenings might be cooler, in Late Autumn and Winter, so pack layers such as a light jacket or sweater for added warmth.

Modest Attire for Monasteries:
As you'll be visiting religious sites like monasteries, it's respectful to wear modest clothing, covering shoulders and knees.

Rain Gear:
Check the weather forecast and, if rain is expected, pack a waterproof jacket or a poncho to stay dry.
Casual and Semi-Formal Wear:

Daypack:
Carry a small daypack for essentials like water, snacks, sunscreen, and a camera during day trips.
Swimwear (Seasonal):

Adapter and Chargers:
Ensure you have the appropriate power adapters and chargers for your electronic devices.
Remember to check the specific weather forecast for the time of your visit and adjust your packing accordingly. Additionally, consider the activities planned during your tour to ensure you have the right attire for each experience.
What about payment?
An invoice, will be sent to you after the tour is confirmed. You pay a 20% commission upfront to our PayPal or Wise account. The fee is refunded, only if the tour is canceled for our reasons or due to natural disasters. Otherwise, the commission is not refundable.
You pay the remaining 80% at the start of the tour.

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