Grand tour to Kakheti for wine lovers: Alaverdi-Telavi-Kvareli-Sighnaghi

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After being picked up from your hotel in the morning, your first stop will be the Ujarma fortress. It is believed that in the second half of the 5th century, the famous Vakhtang Gorgasali (founder of Tbilisi) erected numerous buildings in Ujarma and moved his residence there. In the 10th century, Ujarma was destroyed by the Arabian forces of Abul Kassim. Later on, in the 13th century, the fortress was restored by King George III, where he arranged treasury.

Moving on, your tour will continue through the Gombori Pass, which will see you drive to an altitude of 1,650 meters (5,414 feet). At the top, you will discover an observation deck, the perfect place for a photoshoot. After a small stop, you will continue your journey through the magical forest, where you will be able to make a wish. The next stop will be to the Alaverdi Monastery. At a height of over 55 meters, the Alaverdi Cathedral is the second tallest religious building in Georgia. You will then visit the city of Telavi, the main city and administrative center of Georgia's eastern province of Kakheti.

On the way to Kvareli, you will stop at the Gremi. Standing above the green valley of Alazan, Gremi attracts travelers whose road goes between Telavi and Kvareli. Gloomy and monumental, the castle is one of the most visited tourist points in Georgia. In Kvareli, you will have the opportunity to taste Georgian wines, finding out how they are made.

Following your wine tasting, you should find yourself with new strength. You will then go to the Bodbe Monastery, which is one of the most important religious sites in Georgia. Continuing your trip, you will venture toward Sighnaghi. Its charming cobblestone streets and alleys consist of restored original nouveau woodwork, and detailed facades give the town a romantic mystique. Billed the "City of Love", Sighnaghi is a popular wedding venue. The wedding chapel here was the first to operate around the clock and put Sighnaghi on the map as a destination. Its marriage chapel now hosts ceremonies that take place at all hours of the day and night.

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English
Russian
12 hours Easy Private German
French
Spanish

Includes:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 1 bottled water
  • Guide's services
  • Transportation service
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions:

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Wine tasting

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  • Ujarma Fortress
  • Gombori Pass
  • Alaverdi St. George Cathedral
  • Monument to Heraclius II
  • Batonis-Tsikhe Fortress
  • Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels
  • Tunnel Winery Khareba's
  • Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
  • Signagi City Walls
  • Signagi Georgia
  • Visit 10 different places in one day
  • Indulge in a local wine tasting
  • Enjoy breathtaking views

Route

  1. Tbilisi
  2. Ujarma Fortress
  3. Gombori Pass
  4. Alaverdi Monastery
  5. Telavi
  6. Batonis-Tsikhe Fortress
  7. Gremi Fortress
  8. Kvareli
  9. Khareba tunnel
  10. Bodbe Monastery
  11. Sighnaghi
  12. Wine cellar