Kakheti is a magnificent part of Georgia and is well known as Georgian Cradle of Wine. Along the way from Tbilisi, we will visit wine cellars curved into the Cold War Tunnels and taste different incredible versions of wine at a winery. Also, we will enjoy walking through fortified town of Signagi, which is also known as a City of Love, with many couples visiting it just to get merried. Also, our tour will guide you to fully indulge yourself into the breathtaking views from Gremi royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels. We will visit and explore “Batonis Tsikhe” (“Master’s Fortress”) in Telavi (the capital city of Kakheti), which is considered to be the best preserved medieval royal palace in Georgia. During our trip, you will enjoy eating national Georgian food, including sweet “Churchkhela” and bread “Shoti” in a local friendly Georgian family atmosphere. Don’t miss a chance to fully step yourself into the history and culture of Kakheti region.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Signagi City Walls, Signagi, Kakheti RegionYou will enjoy walking through the most picturesque corner of Kakheti, lying on the South-Eastern slopes of Tsiv-Gombori range. The townlet is overlooking Alazani Valley from the height. Its elevation from the Valley is 400 m. The name of the town derives from Turkic word and means ‘shelter’, or, according to other historical sources, ‘invincible’. Taste national Georgian home-made dishes and local wines. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, Signagi, Kakheti RegionThe monastery of St. Nino is located in the village of Bodbe, in the Signagi region, Kakheti. The territory of the monastery is decorated with flower beds and bushes, vineyards and a healing spring. The history of the monastery is closely connected with the adoption of Christianity.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tunnel Winery Khareba's, Kvareli, Kakheti Regionfirst spot in Kvareli is Wine Tunnel owned by a winery Khareba. It features not only exotic manmade tunnel built in the rocks, but it also has a large territory offering interesting attractions related to Georgian heritage. Guests can book a wine tasting tour here and will be provided with best selection wines from winery Khareba. Besides, Tourists often visit the lake Ilia during Kakheti tour, to have some rest, locals come here to spend whole day near water, and rest. This astonishing place is surrounded by a forest of centuries-old trees.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, Gremi, Kakheti RegionTake a look at almost erased frescoes in the stone Church of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. It was designed according to all rules of medieval Georgian architecture with local interpretation of the contemporary Iranian architectural taste. Levan of Kakheti was buried here, whose tomb has a fresco with his image on it. The bell-tower also houses a museum where several archaeological artifacts and the 16th-century cannon are displayed. A secret passage could lead you to the Intsoba. It’s also worth visiting the restored royal castle. There is a museum on the ground floor. The castle has three floors. Perhaps, what stirs curiosity most is a royal toilet.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Batonis-Tsikhe Fortress, Telavi, Kakheti RegionIn terms of history the city and its vicinities are incredibly interesting. A lot of important cultural monuments of the have survived up to now. We will visit and explore “Batonis Tsikhe” (“Master’s Fortress”), which is considered to be the best preserved medieval royal palace in Georgia.Duration: 3 hours