Duration: 10 -12 hours
Tour programme : Tbilisi – David Gareja– Bodbe – Signagi – Tbilisi
Excursion to one of the most beautiful corners of Georgia. Surrounded by greenery and vineyards, Kakheti has been the main center of winemaking since ancient times. Kakheti is a beautiful and fertile land with flat and slightly hilly landscapes. This is a wonderful combination of the history and traditions of the Georgian people, including wine culture.
Departure to the complex of cave monasteries – David Gareja. The foundations of the monastery complex were laid in the first half of the 6th century by the Assyrian monk David. Together with his disciple, he settled in a small cave in the middle of the Gareja desert and soon founded the first monastery there – the Lavra of David. Over time, the old hermit had followers and after a few centuries there were about 12 cave monasteries in the complex. Churches and refectories were built on their territory, and monks lived in cells carved into sandstone rocks.
Currently, the complex consists of about 20 monasteries carved into the rocks. The main monastery is the Lavra of St. David, which is located on the northern slope of the mountain separating Georgia and Azerbaijan. Two of the 20 caves contain still functioning monasteries. David Gareja occupies a special place in Georgian history and is one of the main attractions of Georgia. According to National Geographic magazine, David Gareja monastery complex is one of the wildest and most beautiful places in the world.
Visit to the Bodbe monastery. The monastery embodied ascetic rigor and religious grandeur. It is here that the relics of St. Nino, who is considered the Enlightener of the Georgian people, are currently stored. Inside the temple there is another shrine – the Iviron Icon of the Mother of God. The icon of the Iviron Mother of God streamed myrrh several times. Every year many believers come to worship the miraculous image. The most important attraction of Bodbe is the Spring of St. Nino. A small temple was built above the spring in honor of Zabulon and Sosana (Nino’s parents), and below there is a spring and a font.
Visit to Sighnaghi – beautiful and comfortable town on a mountainside. Over the past ten years, the city has been gradually restored and is the center of tourism in Georgia. The city is picturesque, bright and tasteful, this is the result of the excellent work of engineers and designers. The buildings are built in the style of southern Italian classicism with Georgian elements. This is a place of diverse entertainment for every taste. The city has all the conditions for a great holiday. The city is famous for the fortress of the same name, which is included in the list of the most famous and largest fortresses in Georgia. Along the perimeter of the walls, 28 watchtowers have been preserved, from which a wonderful view of the Alazani Valley opens.
Visit to the Local Lore Museum. It can rightly be considered one of the best local history museums in Georgia. The museum consists of two floors. The first one is devoted to archeology, here you can see ceramics of different centuries, bronze crafts, daggers, dishes. All exhibits are signed, and there are also stands with more detailed information. A large collection, including from small, no longer existing museums in the Kakheti region. The second floor is more dedicated to painting. The hall of paintings by the artist Lado Gudiashvili and the hall of the artist Niko Pirosmani.
The total price of excursions $ ( US Dollar)
|Number of persons||1-3 per||4-6 per||7-16 per||17 -30 per|
|Mode of transport||Sedan||Minivan||Minibus||Bus|
|Price of excursions||120$||200$||260$||350 $|
Tariffs for persons $ (US Dollars)
- Sedan: 1 per – 120$; 2 per – 60$; 3 per – 40$.
- Minivan: 4 per –50$ ; 5 per – 40$; 6 per – 32$.
- Minibus : 6 per – 43$; 8 per – 32$; 10 per- 26$ …….
- Bus: 16 per – 22$; 18 per– 19$; 20 per- 17 $ ….
Price Includes: Transport throughout all round, Medical insurance, Service of qualified guide.
*Timetables : on request
*The tour programs are based on our experience and the opinions of our completely different customers. These are semi-finished circuits, whose programs can be easily redone. Add or subtract the number of excursion days. Sort or redo the excursion day, change the sequence, the duration, prices …
Every day excursion is a stand-alone destination. It is the separate route with the calculation of the distance and the comfortable movement between the excursion points. Each tour and each itinerary is examined at the time of the request. Also, at the desire of the tourists, they can change the already booked and paid program.