Duration of tour: 10:00-19:00
The tour includes : Kakheti is one of the most beautiful regions in Georgia. Seventy percent of Georgian wines are produced here. According to legends, the first vine was grown by Noah on the Ararat mountainside, which is not far from Kakheti. Contemporary archeological diggings prove that Kakhetian people knew how to grow vine in ancient times. Wine jars, stone wine presses, founded in Kakheti, are dated up to X millennium BC.
Almost every Kakhetin village is well-known for its own sort of wine; Kindzmarauli, Akhasheni, Teliani, Mukuzani; Called so because of the names of the villages where they are produced.
We visit one of the biggest wine factories in Khakheti, where you can taste and buy some wine.
There are the most beautiful and old churches in Khakheti as well.
The Monastery of St. Nino in Bodbe
In the 4th century, St Nino from Cappadocia adopted Georgia to Christianity (Georgia is one of the first Christian countries in the world, after Roman Empire and Armenia). That’s why she is one of the most adored saints in our country.
In Kakheti you can visit her grave. According to a legend, the place of the grave was chosen by Saint Nino. The king of Kartli, Miriam, who was the first Christian king in Georgia, wanted to transfer the relics to the capital Mtskheta, but they couldn’t move her body.
The relics of Saint Nino are in the Monastery of St. Nino, in Bodbe. There is the spring, named after her, the pilgrims believe in its healing force.
Sighnaghi – city of Love
We continue our tour in Sighnaghi. One of its highlights is a wonderful fortress, built by king Irakli II on a mountainside. The fortress is almost intact. From its top you will have splendid view of Alazani valley, vineyards and mountains. The city is similar to some Italian towns, because of its narrow streets and small houses with red roofs.
You will fall in love and feel loved in Signagi, That’s why it is called the city of love.
After walk we`ll have a traditional dinner with workshop, where you will learn to cook traditional meals. The local shashlik is cooked in an original way – on a dry vine.
You can taste traditional candies, made with grape juice – churchkhela and pelamushi.
Tsinandali is an ancestral village of one of the most famous Georgian families – Princes Chavchadze. This family gave to Georgia and to the whole world well-known politics, military leaders, poets and scientists. We will visit the prince wine-cellars with the unique collections.
You can walk in a beautiful park, surrounding the palace, like famous Russian diplomat and writer Alexander Griboedov with his young wife Nina Chavchadze