Explore the fortified towns and monasteries of east Georgia.
Meet guide at the hotel lobby. Drive towards historic part of Kakheti region – Kiziki, former Kambechovani. The province played significant role in the history of Georgia. The area is well know for its strong people; historic monuments and beautiful land. Followed by short drive arrive to Sighnaghi- charming 18th c town is nestled on the top of the hill overlooking Alazani Valley and Great Caucasus Mountains. The town is famous for its fortified wall, twisty narrow streets decorated with colorful wooden balconies. Enjoy the walk in the area. Wine tasting and lunch at a small boutique wine restaurant, where the guests will taste local natural wine paired with delicious local food. Visit local museum with interesting exhibition of archaeologic funds and canvases of famous primitivist artist- Niko Pirosmani. Continue trip towards Bodbe Covnent. Visit the monastery decorated with beautiful frescoes from the 1820’s. The inner walls depict scenes from the Old and New Testament. Bodbe is one of the most beloved places for Georgians, as tomb of St Nino is located in the main temple. St Nino (a young woman who Christianized Georgia in early 4th c. ) Explore the vicinity. Late afternoon return back to the hotel. En route visit Gurjaani church of All Saints. This unique temple dates back from 8th-9th and respresents transition period in the religious architecture, built as three aisle basilica the temple is crownd with twin domes. Enjoy the walk in the forest and visit the tmeple. Return to the hotel.
- Transportation as per itinerary
- Guide services
- Visits and sights as per itinerary
- Museum of national hisotry in Sighnaghi
- 1 wine tasting and lunch in Sighnaghi
- Local taxes
NOTE: the tour will operate in case of minimum 2 participants