Best of Kakheti: David Gareja & Signagi Day Trip from Tbilisi

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45 EUR

Experience two of Kakheti’s most beautiful sights in a single day: the mysterious David Gareja cave monastery, and Signagi, the picturesque city of love.

Duration: 10 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • German,
  • Russian
Tour by Maria
Local Guru

Hello, I’m Maria, a private travel guide in Georgia. Tbilisi became my home 4 years ago and ever since then I’ve been exploring every corner of the country, taking the craziest routes and making unforgettable memories.

I became a guide not because I had to, but because I really wanted to share my passion for Georgia with visitors. It’s still my dream job! Travelling has taught me that we’re all different, and that’s why I create tailor-made tours for each of my guests.

I love showing visitors another side of Tbilisi, the one that you won’t find in the guidebooks. For example, I know the city’s socialist architecture well, from grand buildings and monuments to abandoned cable car stations, and am always finding beauty in decay.

I also love introducing people to the food scene beyond the fancy restaurants: typical diners where office workers eat, a small fast food spot that all local kids love, and an old restaurant that’s still popular today.

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Highlights

  • Enjoy the very special atmosphere of the David Gareja cave monastery
  • Visit Signagi, the city of love
  • Stop in a village of traditional bread and cheese makers
  • Taste authentic Georgian Qvevri wines at a traditional family-run winery

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Description

This private tour is a perfect combination of Kakheti’s most scenic spots.

You’ll see the toy-like town of Signagi, with its red roofs, tiny streets, and marvellous view over the Alazani Valley. Here we will also have a small wine tasting of natural Georgian wines made by the ancient Qvevri technology.

You’ll also visit the ancient Bodbe Monastery, which is lovingly taken care of by the nuns and is a strong contrast with its rose bushes and white churches to the monks led Gareji monastery.

The final stop is the unique David Gareja cave monastery on the Georgian-Azerbaijani border. It has a special spiritual atmosphere and is surrounded by a beautiful deserted landscape.

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What’s included & not included

  • Private transfers
  • Professional guide
  • Wine tasting (3 wines and 1 chacha)
  • Lunch
  • Souvenirs

Meeting point

We will pick you up from your hotel or AirBnb in Tbilisi (Liberty Square)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (7)

5.0/5

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Great tour!
Very well organized tour. Knowledgeable and easy going guide. Highly recommend this tour.
Memorable tour for a very awesome first trip to Georgia
I had an awesome time on my tour. It was my first time visiting Georgia, and my first time traveling alone so I was not sure what to expect. My tour guide offered really great historical knowledge, local insights, and personalized experience throughout the day. On th drive to David Gareji I was able to experience multiple different terrains in southern Georgia and stop at any point to take photos. When we arrived to the Monastery, I was able to learn a lot about the history and cultural context about Georgia. Afterwards we went to Signagi (and a few other stop) and tasted unique organic wines. George is a beautiful country with great people. Highly recommend this tour!
Great day trip with lots of varity, different impressions
Great views, story and wine
Maria was very professional and knowledgeable. She is not from Georgia, but had heart of Georgian and able to tell about the place from both internal and external perspectives.

The mountain view near the David Gareja was unexpectedly spectacular. The driver was also kind to offer me typical breakfast with bread and cheese. The story of David was new to me and was very interesting to listen to. Lastly had tasty wines and chacha with amazing view of the Alazani valley at Signagi.

Definitely worth a visit.

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4.9/5

Great day spent in Old Town!
Maria is very knowledgeable about the history and sights of Old Town! Also very patient. Our large group of thirteen with six adults and seven children all had a wonderful time. Her recommendations for food and extra activities were spot on! Thanks!
A Great day with great company
I want to thank our wonderful guide Levan and safe driver Datho, they made our day memorable and outsandingly fun. We wanted to make some changes on the program itenary due to bad weather, and it was not a problem to Maria who organized the day. Thank you Maria 🙏
I’m half Georgian and had been there before, but Levan and Datho showed us new places I had never stopped at on the way. This here, is the reason to invest to good local guides and skilled drives, you get to see places and know things about places you would have not seen without them.
Thank you all, we had a great day, I recommed this trip to everyone strongly 🙏😊
Thoroughly informative. Delightful tour. Five stars
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