2 day – Kakheti – 98 $

Two day cultural tour in Kakheti gives us chance to see the wonderful nature of East Georgia and major historic monuments. During tour you will see the colored desert of David Gareji and Monastery Complex (VI century), type of caves in desert. You will visit Bodbe Monastery (IX-XVII century) where St. Nino spreader of Christianity in Georgia is buried. You will visit city of love Signagi, city of red tile roofed houses surrounded by XVIII century gate. The most wonderful view from Signagi opens on the Alazani Valley on the background of snowy mountains of Caucasus. In Tsinandali you will see the house-museum of Alexander Chavchavadze, unique collection of wine in Marani and 12 hectare occupying European style garden with unique species of plants. For tasting Kakhetian wine you will visit the Wine Marani of the Company TWINS in the village of Napareuli and get to know the local traditions of wine making. In Kakheti you will also see oldest historic monuments – Gremi Royal Residency and Alaverdi (XVI century) Cathedral Temple which is one of the highest and most important church premise. See Old and New Shuamta with V-XVI century complex.

Food fee is included in the tour price.

OVERVIEW

Best period for this trip: from JANUARY till DECEMBER.

PER PERSON PRICE –  from 98 $

Additional price for Single room accommodation is – 26 $

Child policy:
0-4 years – Free
5-6 years – 50 % deduction
7-9 years – 30 % deduction
10 years and over – Adult price

INCLUDES

  • Transportation
  • Professional Guide service
  • Accommodation at the guesthouse inSignagi
  • Catering: 1 breakfast,
  • 1 bottle mineral water per person per day
  • Excursions
  • All local taxes

·         EXCLUDES

  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional wine tasting in Napareuli Twin’s Wine Cellar is available for extra cost 8 $ per person.

SIGHTS TO VISIT

David Gareja semi-desert, Monastery of Lavra in David Gareja of 6th c. Bodbe monastic complex 9th-17th cc. Sighnaghi town, Alexander Chavchavadze house-museum in Tsinandali, Telavi town, Gremi Royal Palace and Citadel of 16th-17th cc, Twin’s Wine Cellar and Museum in Napareuli, Alaverdi monastery of 11th c, Ikalto monastery and academy dating to 6th and 12th, Shuamta monastic complex consisting of Old Shuamta (5th – 7th c.) and New Shuamta (16th c.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

From Tbilisi to David Gareji Complex we have to pass 30 km distance half desert. When approaching site we will see Monastery Complex walking. Snack in the nature. During 2-3 hour excursion we will visit first rank monastery and Desert Monastery. Snack in the nature. Afterwards we will go see Bodbe Monastery, from where we start our way to city Signagi. We will observe Signagi architecture, walk in once commercial city streets and will be delighted with its natural beauty. Food and night stay in Signagi.

In the morning we will go to Tsinandali, where we will visit the house-museum (XIX century) of Alexander Chavchavadze, Georgian poet and public man. We will see the Palace of Nobleman, wonderful gardens surrounding palace and we’ll taste local wine in the Marani of unique wine collection. After this we will see Kakheti administration center city of Telavi and old royal fortress. We will visit Gremi Monastery (XVI century), after which we will continue our way to the village of Napareuli. In the village of Napareuli we will visit the Wine Marani of the company TWINS and museum, We will get to know the traditional method for making Georgian wine and taste local wine. Dinner at local restaurant with traditional Georgian dishes. We will see Alaverdi Monastery, which was founded by one of the Assyrian Fathers in VI century and the premise having current view dates back to X century. Alaverdi Temple is one of the highest in Georgia. We will visit Ikalto Monastery (VI century) which is also founded by one of the Assyrian fathers and the Academy (XII century) founded by the greatest king of Georgia, David the Builder. Before returning to Tbilisi we will visit Shuamta Monastery Complex, Old (V century) and New (XVI century) Shuamta.

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