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  • 9 to 11 hrs
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  • Languages Offered: English
Itinerary
Your tour begins at 9am when your private guide and driver meet you at your Tbilisi hotel.

Settle inside your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and set off for Georgia’s southern Kakheti region, close to the border with Azerbaijan. After about an hour on the road, arrive in a stunningly scenic region of stark, semi-desert landscapes, remote valleys and hills, and saltwater lakes shimmering in the sunlight.

Pause at the most scenic points to take photos or simply listen to the silence, and then continue to your first main stop: the legendary David Gareja Monastery. This 1,500-year-old monastic complex consists of caves and buildings hewn from the stone slopes of Mt. Gareja on the border with Azerbaijan.

After exploring here, continue to Bodbe – a medieval monastery-convent with fairy tale looks situated near Signagi, a charming hilltop town with tiny streets, balconied houses, and well-preserved fortified walls and watchtowers.

Visit the convent and learn about its rich history, and take a stroll in Signagi, learning why it’s dubbed the ‘City of Lovers.’ Stop at one of the best restaurants in town to enjoy a typical Kakhetian lunch, and if you wish, opt to visit a local, family-run winery (additional cost) that produces high quality, bio wines according to traditional Georgian methods.

Enjoy a wine tasting of 3 wines and 1 chacha sitting on the terrace and overlooking the beautiful Alazani valley. The wines you will taste are rare and mostly exported to international restaurants, so your visit provides a great opportunity to purchase your favorite varieties at wholesale prices.

Lastly, on your way back to Tbilisi, pass a village famous for making churchkela, a Georgian candle-shaped candy made from nuts and grape juice that’s served as a dessert.

Stop to try and buy some of these delicious sweet treats at a great local price before your tour ends with a hotel drop-off in Tbilisi.

Please note: please advise if you wish to add the wine tasting experience to your tour when you book.
Locations visited
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
David Gareja Monastery
Real Georgia Tours
Overview
Discover Georgia’s scenic southern Kakheti province on this private full-day trip from Tbilisi. Venture into Kakheti’s semi-desert landscapes and visit the David Gareja Monastery, set on the Georgia-Azerbaijan border and home to 6th-century monastic caves. Then, visit the medieval Bodbe Monastery near the hilltop town of Signagi. Admire the Alazani valley from Signagi’s watchtowers and enjoy a Kakhetian lunch (own expense) and optional wine tasting (additional cost). Your tour includes Tbilisi hotel pickup and drop-off.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Stop at one of the best restaurants for a typical Kakhetian lunch
  • Spend time at David Gareji caves, Alazani valley, Signagi city of love, and Bodbe convent

  • Gain local knowledge from an informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Amazing tour around Kakheti countryside; George was an exceptional guide

Our tour got off to a rocking start with our tour guide George collecting us from our accommodation right on time. We were given some water and drinks, we left Tbilisi promptly. As we drove out of the city, George pointed out a few of...More

1  Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice Region full of history - George is an exceptional tour guide

Location: We had 3 different tours in Georgia. I would name this one the most different experience. The places we visited were really different. We went at Careji caves. The monastery and the history of it were really nice. The way to go there was...More

2  Thank mdrydaki
Real_Georgia_Tours, Manager at Real Georgia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the amazing and detailed review! We enjoyed your company very much! Hope to see you again someday in Georgia! Kind regards from Maria and George

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful tour through Kakheti

My tour guide was prompt, actually 20 minutes early. We headed straight for the Monastery which is a bit of a trek but well worth it. After that we swung by and got some food and Levan's parents house which was a wonderful and pleasant...More

1  Thank Matt N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour; Levan is a great guide

We had a fantastic time on our private tour of the Kakheti region. We were able to see so many of the highlights, including the Gareja monastery, the wine region, Bodbe, Sighnaghi, etc. Levan, our guide, was truly fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about all...More

Thank Angela G
Reviewed 8 July 2018
A most memorable day

Our guide, Levan, and our driver Irakli, were two outstanding gentlemen. They had answers for all of our questions regarding Georgian history and culture. The most special part of our day, and perhaps our entire trip was being welcomed into the family home of our...More

1  Thank KyD102
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Hello.Thanks for your question.Entrance fees are included in tour's price
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