1-Day Trip to David Gareja Monastery with Rainbow Hills & Sighnaghi from Tbilisi

Art, history, countryside, food, spectacular landscapes. Kakheti has it all. If you only have one day free, Join to this David Gareja and Signagi day trip from Tbilisi to discover the region’s highlights Accompanied by an accomplished local guide. Explore caves with monumental painting in semi-desert Udabno, feast your eyes on colorful landscapes and salt lakes of picturesque region. Then discover the city of love which is located on the top of hills next to Caucasus ridge and Alazani valley Wine country.

• Visit city of love
• Spectacular mountains views along the Alazani valley
• Soak up the old-world atmosphere as you explore cave monasteries on foot
• Small group and Private tour ensures a personalized experience
• Round-trip with Jeep from Tbilisi to David Gareja and Signagi

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9 to 11 hours


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  • What's included :
    • art historian and friendly tour guide (Maybe operated by a multilingual guide)
    • Hiking 30/40 min
    • Transport by comfortable 4WD car with A/C
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from/in Tbilisi
    • All local taxes
    • small masterclass with show elements of Georgian Bread making
    • Entry/Admission - Custom and Private Tours by Taste of Georgia
    • Entry/Admission - Parking / პარკირების
    • Entry/Admission - Davit Gareji Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Davitgareji Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Cheese Shop
    • Entry/Admission - Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
    • Entry/Admission - Sighnaghi Wall
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuity for the guide (Suggested 10-20%) per person: everyone love gifts
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) - Wine tasting in two wineries each person will costs 25 EURO include 3 glass of wine
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Custom and Private Tours by Taste of Georgia, 1 Korneli Kekeklidze Tbilisi, T'bilisi 0179, Georgia

    Explore caves with monumental paintings in semi-desert "Gareja Country" and feast your eyes on colorful landscapes and salt lakes of picturesque region. Then discover the city of love which is located on the top of hills next to Caucasus ridge and Alazani valley wine country.

    Your driver and local tour guide will pick-up you from your accommodation place in Tbilisi, and travel into the semi-desert area of Southeast Georgia by Rustavi Hwy and then to offroad with Jeep 4x4, where the main David Gareja monastery complexes (Lavra and Natlismcemeli monasteries) awaits. Settle inside your comfortable, where you can relax as your guide shares stories about the region, it's an early middle ages one of the most remarkable religious and cultural center of Georgia. The complex was founded in the 6th century by St. David Garejeli on of the thirteen Assyrian fathers.

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Natlismtsemeli Monastery, Georgia

    First stop will be Monastery Ioane Natlismtsemeli (Joan Baptist), The monastery dated 6th century; and has great examples of asceticism monasteries lifestyle in Georgia. Founded by St. David Garejeli one of the Thirteen Assyrian Fathers who arrived from Mesopotamia to Georgia to strengthen Christianity in the country. monastery rewards all travelers who hike to explore it with a dazzling variety of monumental paintings, cave structure and landscape.

    Feast your eyes on colorful landscapes as you travel to the sacred monastery and see the monumental paintings inside caves within Natlimcemeli monastery. Enjoy undivided attention of your guide shares stories with you about the monastery.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Dodorka Monastery - დოდორქა - ღმრთისმშობელის მონასტერი, Gareja Monastery, Sagarejo region, Sagarejo, Georgia

    from left side of main road Rustavei-Jandara 12th km David Gareji monastery you can observe caves Dodorka monastery, which is build in the first half of the 6th century, founded by st.Dodo one of the disciples of David Garejeli

    Pass By: ჩიჩხიტური, Georgia

    Before arriving to main monastery from right side of mountain slope you will see Chichkhituri tower, which was part of monastery with the same name. in early medieval time it was living place for the head of monastery Lavra.

    Stop At: Parking / პარკირების, Udabno, Georgia

    Arriving on Parking lot

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Davit Gareji Monastery, Georgia

    Second drive to the sacred Lavra monastery to plunge into the Georgia's middle ages history and architecture.
    Main monastery from David Gareja Monastery Complexes with tomb of St. David Gareji. spirit center for Georgians and orthodox communities. Great example architecture constructions. has overlooks to colorful hills

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Davitgareji Cave, Georgia

    Before leaving David Gareja complex your guide will take you, to short 30/40 min hike in beautiful Rainbow (colorful) Hills formed by volcanically sandstone and minerals, there are few places on earth where Mother Nature gives such an awesome display of colors.
    Main monastery from David Gareja Monastery Complexes with tomb of St. David Gareji. spirit center for Georgians and orthodox communities. Great example architecture constructions. has overlooks to colorful hills

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Pass By: Oasis Club / ოაზის კლუბი, Udabno Sagarejo Raioni, Udabno 3801, Georgia

    After a short, 20 minutes’ drive from Lavra you will see village Udabno, it’s built in the 1980s as a USSR project, was designed for militaries but project wasn't implementation by government. since Georgia get independence here was relocated inhabitants from Svaneti Region they are environmental migrants. it was almost Forgotten village, but after, Polish initiative group decided settle here many things changed. Here is great possibility to get experience of Georgian & Polish hospitality in Semi desert area of Georgia

    Stop At: Cheese Shop, Badiauri, Georgia

    From Gareja, travel to the village Badiauri, there is possible to visit locals bread bakeries and participate to bake Georgian bread. It’s made of white flour and has half-moon shapes

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, Signagi Georgia

    You will continue your trip to Bodbe monastery with spectacular views, 9th century three-nave basilica, ring ball tower and modern church.

    The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe with himself is a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex and located 2 km from the town of Sighnaghi, Kakheti, Georgia. Originally built between 7-9th century, it has been significantly remodeled, especially in sthe 17th century. The monastery now functions as a nunnery and is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia. From viewpoint possible to enjoy spectacular views on famous valley Alazani, the main wine producing area of Kakheti Wine Country.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Sighnaghi Wall, Sighnaghi, Georgia

    Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Word Sighnaghi in Turkic language means shelter or trench. Nowadays it's calls as a city of love.

    It's one of Georgia's smallest towns but popular tourist destination due to it's romantic narrow streets, organic amber wineries, marriage palace where foreigners also allow to take service of it.

    At the final stop of your travel day captivating City of love awaits you. Signagi or Sighnaghi XVIII century town is with rich history, fortifications and defense walls. Option to take a guided tour to explore the town’s historic center, wander amid the tiny streets as you learn about their history. Visit to highest tower and tiny streets to admire spectacular views on Alazani valley and Caucasus ridge with staggering rugged mountain peaks.

    Or, make the most of some free time to set your own pace, roam the streets of old town and perhaps enjoy with Georgian cuisine, wine tasting or a coffee in the sun alongside the locals (own expense). Meet other visitors to the area and indulge in local treats such as Churchkhela, dry fruits and Tklapi.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Okro's natural wine, Sighnaghi, Georgia

    If you would like to explore Sighnaghi individual and taste some natural wines, we suggest you Small cozy restaurant, located on the highest point of town, famous with Amber/orange natural wines. OKRO'S WINES is made from the best, selected grapes of Saperavi variety. Great place to enjoy with lunch and spent free time

    Return to Tbilisi in the evening, and finish your tour with a drop-off at the start point.

  • Departure Point :
    Big Bicycle monument, Rose Revolution Square, T'bilisi, Georgia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Big Bicycle monument in Tbilisi, Rose Revolution square
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • May Be operated by a multilingual guide
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Taste of Georgia

Activity ID: V-57452P2

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