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Tbilisi: Full-Day Kakheti & Sighnaghi Tour with Wine Tasting

1. Tbilisi: Full-Day Kakheti & Sighnaghi Tour with Wine Tasting

Departing from the center of Tbilisi, embark on a full-day tour to visit the sunniest regions of Georgia. The eastern region of Kakheti is Georgia’s premier wine-producing area, where almost everywhere you go you’ll be invited to drink a glass of traditional amber wine. Along the way, make a stop at the village of Badiauri where you can learn how to bake traditional Georgian bread and can even try to do it by yourself. For those that love cheese, there are many cheeses in Georgia which you can try accompanied by hot, fresh, crusty bread. Next up, visit the Bodbe Monastery, one of the most important religious sites in Georgia. Today there is a nunnery where the monastery used to be, and the St. George Cathedral, part of the monastery, which holds the remains of St. Nino. There is also a new cathedral built, using much of the same construction methods used to make the most famous cathedrals in Georgia centuries ago. You'll then arrive to Sighnaghi, known as the town of love. There your guide will tell the legend that happened in this city many centuries ago as you walk along the cobbled streets of the city, climb the fortress wall, and visit one of the towers. There is also a local market where you can try and buy Georgian spices, sweets, sauces and much more. Finally, it's time to go to a winery to taste Georgian wine. There are so many different wines, and you are bound to find something that you like. Your local guide will also tell you the secrets of making wine and how to drink it.

From Tbilisi: David Gareja Monastery and Sighnaghi Tour

2. From Tbilisi: David Gareja Monastery and Sighnaghi Tour

In the morning, the guide and driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Tbilisi (if you choose the private option). Then, head to the desert where the main complex David Gareja lavra is located via the Kakhetian highway. The complex was established in the 6th century AD by one of the 13 Assyrian monks and expanded through the centuries. Here, have a tour of the rainbow mountains and monastery. On your way to Sighnaghi, you’ll visit the Bodbe monastery. The monastery is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th-century female evangelist in Georgia. In Sighnaghi, a small town surrounded by 18th-century defensive walls and remnants of fortifications, take a relaxing walk in the town, explore the defensive wall and fortifications, and enjoy the views of Alazani Valley. In the evening, drive back to your place of stay or Europe Square in Tbilisi.

From Tbilisi: Kakheti Wine Tour with Visit to Sighnaghi

3. From Tbilisi: Kakheti Wine Tour with Visit to Sighnaghi

Start with pickup from Tbilisi and embark on a fascinating journey into the eastern part of Georgia. During the journey, take in the beautiful views of the striking mountain peaks, during which you can enjoy the mountain views, picturesque villages, ancient temples, taste different sort of local wines and observe the life of Kakhetians. Make a stop in the city of Sighnaghi, also known as the "City of Love". Visit the most notable attraction in the town, the Bodbe Monastery of St. George, founded in the 9th century. Today, the Monastery functions as a nunnery and is a popular pilgrimage site for Georgians, as it houses the remains of St. Nino, one of the most important saints of the Orthodox faith. On the way to Tbilisi there will be one stop in local wine factory, where you will be able to taste different sort of wines.

Sighnaghi: The of Best Sighnaghi Walking Tour

4. Sighnaghi: The of Best Sighnaghi Walking Tour

For those planning a trip to Georgia, discover why Sighnaghi is famous as a holiday destination. You will find the most popular  sightseeing places, with theis magical town offering a long collection of historic buildings, markets, and top attractions that you must visit once in a life.   Downtown is just the beginning of the city's charms. The vibrant and contrasting city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Caucasian history. You will be presented with the chance to attend a unique wine-tasting experience, with your tour including the opportunity to taste two different Georgian wines, an experience to remember. Get ready to experience Georgia from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about one of the last secluded European cities.

From Tbilisi: Private Tour to Sighnaghi and Bodbe

5. From Tbilisi: Private Tour to Sighnaghi and Bodbe

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Tbilisi and heads to the first stop of the tour, Bodbe. Upon arrival, visit Bodbe Nunnery, where Saint Nino was buried in the 4th century. From your guide, learn about Saint Nino, who converted Georgian religion to Christianity. Explore this historic location, which is one of the country’s most religious places, and where Georgian’s come for pilgrimage and forgiveness. Continue the tour onto Sighnaghi, also known as the City of Love. Famous for its wedding house where you can get married 24/7, Sighnaghi is bursting with romantic stories and a unique history. The city is also well-known for its Great Wall, which you can learn about from your guide. Before beginning the return journey to Tbilisi, take a moment to admire the view of the impressive Caucasus Mountain Range and snap photos for your vacation album.

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What people are saying about Sighnaghi Wall

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 37 reviews

We really liked the tour, on the way to Sighnaghi we visited a very beautiful and peaceful Bodbe monastery, where St. Nino lived. Our guide Guram told a lot of interesting things related to the monastery itself and the symbolism of the bas-reliefs. He himself comes from Kakheti, so it is felt that he knows and loves her very well. In the city itself, along with historical facts, he told many interesting and funny stories, showed where you can buy local products that are not found in ordinary supermarkets. In the museum you can see the original paintings of Pirosmani. The tasting at KTW was also fun and interesting: they learned how to make and bottle different types of wine, what they use with what and how to drink cognac correctly. At the end, you can purchase the option you like. The tour is recommended.

Khatuna, our guide, is the main reason why we enjoyed our tour very much. She really knows what she is doing, communicates so well, and she treats her guests like old friends. Our visit to Georgia was made more meaningful not only by the gorgeous scenery, medieval structures, incredible wine but by the history lessons and stories from the recent past that were so generously shared with us by Khatuna. We've traveled a lot and we can say that she's the best tour guide we've had for the past 10 years. As a bonus, she takes good pictures and her car is super nice. We are so blessed to experience this private tour.

We had a lovely small group tour with Khatu! She was so knowledgeable, helpful and fun! The day started with wine tasting, then a delicious breakfast at a small bread factory, monastery in Kakheti, coffee, walking around Signaghi. We skipped lunch as we were still full from breakfast. We also had a quick photo stop at our request. Nothing was too much for Khatu. Thank you for a fun, memorable day!

Probabilmente, senza questo tour non avrei davvero goduto delle bellezze della Georgia, perlomeno quelle più fuori porta. La guida, Khato, è stata veramente fenomenale: disponibile, gentile, puntuale, colta e preparata. Ci siamo trovati benissimo e 10 ore sono volate in un lampo. Straconsigliato.

Tazo is very friendly and helpful. This is our first time to visit Tbilisi. He gives us plenty of time to explore the city and makes good suggestion for lunch and wine. Will definitely come again