Full-Day Private Tour To Kakheti Historic Sights From Tbilisi

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel in Tbilisi

Overview

Get close with the history, culture, and lifestyle of the Kakhetian people during this private, full-day tour to the Kakheti historic sights from Tbilisi. Explore this picturesque and most fertile part of Georgia. Along the way, see places like the Alaverdi Cathedral, the city of Gremi, with its churches and museums, the village of Tsinandali, and more. In the middle of the tour, enjoy lunch at a local house in Telavi, featuring homemade Georgian food and wine.All entrance fees, plus lunch, and a Tbilisi hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

In the morning, the guide and driver will provide a pickup from a hotel in Tbilisi, then start driving to the Kakheti province.

The first stop is the Alaverdi Cathedral, which stands in the Alazani-River valley. The earliest structures here date back to 6th-century AD, but the present-day cathedral is dated from the 11th century. The area is encircled with a fortified wall and contains wine cellars, baths, a living area, and other structures.

Next, head to Gremi, the capital of a once-flourishing Kingdom of Kakheti. The city was destroyed by the Shah Abass army in the 17th century. Only the ruins have survived. Visit a well-preserved Church of Archangels, Royal Tower, and museum displaying objects uncovered during archaeological excavations and paintings of Georgian kings.

After the tour at Gremi, continue to Telavi for lunch a at local house with homemade dishes and Georgian wine.

Next, visit Tsinandali and the house museum of famous Georgian poet and public figure, Alexandre Chavchavadze. He was the first nobleman to produce and bottle Georgian wine, according to European methods of wine making. See a bottle of Saperavi wine from 1839 kept in the wine-cellars of Tsinandali among the other 16,500 bottles of different sorts.

Take a walk in the Tsinandali residence gardens with a glass of wine produced by Tsinandali, then drive back to Tbilisi via the Gombori Pass. Along the way,visit the Old and New Shuamta Monasteries. One of the oldest basilicas in Georgia, dating back to the 6th century, is located here. Continue on to Tbilisifor a hotel drop-off.

Inclusions

  • Private tour
  • Lunch at a local house with homemade food and wine
  • Glass of wine in Tsinandali
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum drinking age is 18 years old

Not wheelchair accessible

Traveling via the Gombori Pass is subject to favorable weather conditions. If this route is unavailable due to poor weather, an alternative road, date, or full refund will be offered.

Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking