Private Tour: David Gareja Complex And Sighnaghi From Tbilisi

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Your place of stay in Tbilisi
  • Return Details :
    Original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

This day trip combines visiting David Gareja Lavra Monastery and caves and an excursion in Sighnaghi, a small town in Kakheti surrounded by the remnants of 18th century fortifications. Youll have pleasant walk in David Gareja semi-desert, explore the caves and monasteries where monks still live, and enjoy your picnic lunch in the nature while sightseeing in Sighnaghi.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

In the morning, the guide and driver will pick you up from your place of stay in Tbilisi and youll head to David Gareja complex via Sagarejo village. Turning from the Eastern main road we will drive on a dirt road to semi-desert. The complex was established in 6th century AD by one of the 13 Assyrian monks and expanded through the centuries. Here youll have a tour in the caves and monasteries and enjoy 2-3 hours easy trekking in the semi-desert.

After have a picnic lunch near the site, head further east to the town of Sighnaghi. On your way, youll visit Bodbe monastery, located about 10.5 miles (2 km) from Sighnaghi. The monastery is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th century female evangelist in Georgia.

In Sighnaghi, a small town surrounded by 18th century defensive wall and remnants of fortifications, take a relaxing walk in the town, explore the defensive wall and fortifications and enjoy the views of Alazani Valley.

In the evening drive back to your place of stay in Tbilisi.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Picnic lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Trekking to certain parts of David Gareja is subject to favorable weather conditions. In case of rain or snow you'll skip sightseeing in Udabno caves for your own safety and will be offered an alternative excursion in Ninotsminda Monastery.