Day Trips

Kakheti Day Trip


Day Trip to Kakheti Region

SignagiThis trip introduces the picturesque and most fertile region of Georgia Kakheti, which borders the Great Caucasus range from the north and Azerbaijan from the South. This is rich viticulture part of Georgia, the rout leads wine favorites to the main wine producing region, where concentrations of grape seeds has been known from 5th millennium BC.
Exploring Kakheti province you will visit the most important architectural complexes, monuments and have a taste of variety of traditional dishes and famous wines.

MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS: Gremi architectural complex
Signagi town built by king Erekle in 18th century.
Telavi – historical city in Kakheti province
Alaverdi Cathedral - an elegant church of 11th century with fragments of frescos from 11th up to 17th centuries.
Old Shuamta Monastery dated from 7th - 9th cc.
Tsinandali estate founded by famous public figure and poet Alexander Chavchavadze in19th century.
Gremi architectural complex of 16-17th centuries with frescos;

The distance from Tbilisi to the center of kakheti province - Telavi is 170 km (2.5 hours driving).

Map of the TripWe will have a round trip in Kakheti area. Start this day with sightseeing tour of Signagi hill town of surrounded with defense wall, afterwards drive to Tsinandali estate with first winery in Georgia, founded by Alexander Chavchavadze in 19th century. Wine favorites can taste superior Kakhetian wine. Continue to Telavi, historical city and the center of Kakheti province. Lunch at local restaurant. Short visit to Old Shuamta monastery dating from 6-8th centuries. Drive to Gremi Architectural complex of 16-17th centuries with frescoes of the same period. Little further visit the elegant fortified Cathedral of Alaverdi built in 11th century. Late arrival in Tbilisi.

Transportation - car/minibus/on foot
Meals - Lunch boxes will be prepared by Explore Georgia. Tea/coffee will be supplied.
Explore Leader: English/French/German/Italian speaking

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