Private Tour: City of Love, Semi-Desert, Hiking, Caucasus ridge, Alazani Valley, Bread show
Art, history, countryside, food, spectacular landscapes. Kakheti has it all. If you only have one day free, book this David Gareja and Signagi day trip from Tbilisi to discover the region's highlights Accompanied by an accomplished local guide. Explore caves with monumental painting in semi-desert Udabno, feast your eyes on colorful landscapes and salt lakes of picturesque region. Then discover the city of love which is located on the top of hills next to Caucasus ridge and Alazani valley Wine country.
-Visit city of love
-Spectacular mountains views along the Alazani valley
-Soak up the old-world atmosphere as you explore cave monasteries on foot
-Private tour ensures a personalized experience
-Round-trip transportation from Tbilisi to David Gareja and Signagi in a climate-controlled vehicle
Together with driver I will pick-up you from your accommodation place in Tbilisi, and travel into the semi-desert where the Lavra and Udabno sacred monasteries awaits.
After a short, one-hour drive, you'll begin your hike to the upper part through semi-desert area to explore sacred David Gareja monastery complex it was founded in the 6th century by David (St. David Garejeli). You'll follow a scenic trail to the Udabno monastery hills which nowadays is natural borderline of two countries Georgia and Azerbaijan. Feast your eyes on colorful landscapes as you travel to the sacred monastery and see the monumental paintings inside caves within Udabno monastery. Enjoy undivided attention when I will share stories about the monastery.
From Gareja, travel to the village Badiauri, there is possible to visit locals bread bakeries and participate to bake Georgian bread. You will continue your trip to Bodbe monastery with spectacular views, 9th century three-nave basilica, ring ball tower and modern church.
At the final stop of your travel day captivating City of love awaits you. Signagi XVIII century town is with rich history, fortifications and defense walls.
Drive back to Tbilisi
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Just write me where will be comfortable to you From your accommodations (in Tbilisi)
End location: To your accommodations (in Tbilisi)
Duration: 9 hours
of course tour depence on your condition and weather
By modern comfortable van (with AC).
We can accommodate up to 15 people. Please contact me for details.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
80 GEL - - Lunch
- Wine tasting
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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David Gareja is an extraordinary place to visit: spectacular scenery and fascinating monastery built into caves on a a remote cliff side. The story of the site as related by our guide, Zurab, is just fascinating. The rest of tour, which included visits to a beautiful convent with a view the snow-capped Caucasus Mts, and a traditional bakery rounded out an exceptional day in magnificent Georgia.