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One day Kakheti tour Highlights
- Ujarma fortress – III-VII centuries
- Ikalto monastery and academy – VI-XII centuries
- Gremi historical complex – XV-XVII centuries
- Cozy medieval town of Signagi also called the town of love
One-day Kakheti tour Overview
One day Kakheti tour covers the most important attractions in the Kakheti region. The tour starts in the morning, at 9:30.
Travel from Tbilisi to Kakheti via the Gombori range. The first destination of the tour is the ancient Ujarma fortress. First built in III century, the fortress was important to trade and the administrative center of the area till VII century when it was invaded by Arabs. Located on the hill at the Iori river bank, Ujarma is surrounded by forests. After visiting Ujarma tourists will cross by Gombori pass and drive to Alazani valley.
Next destination – Ikalto is located very close to Telavi. Ikalto monastery was founded in VI century, after one century there was opened seminary and in XII century, by order of King David the Builder seminary was transformed into an academy that was the first department of wine-making in the world.
Gremi historical complex consists of three parts: Archangel’s church and King’s residence, on the top of the hill, the trade district, and the noble’s district. Currently, Archangel’s and trade district have been reconstructed and there is a functioning museum. Gremi used to be capital of Kakheti in XV-XVII centuries.
Signagi – a town founded in the XVIII century as a center of the south Kakheti region. It is a popular tourist destination, because of its location – on the Gombori range, from where you can enjoy picturesque views of Alazani valley and the great Caucasus range and also because of its original architecture. In Signagi there are many restaurants and wine cellar – “Peasant’s tears”, where tourists can taste wines and learn a lot about wine making traditions of Georgia and school and the exhibition of handmade carpets. After visiting Signagi, driving back to Tbilisi.
Total distance to drive during a tour in Kakheti: 400 km.
A Must-Do for Any Georgian Adventure: The Kakheti One-Day Tour is an Absolute Gem! This tour provides a perfect introduction to the region, taking you through the rolling hills, vineyards, and charming villages of Kakheti, showcasing the very best of what this beautiful area has to offer. With knowledgeable guides and a relaxed, comfortable pace, this tour is an excellent way to get a taste of the local culture, history, and traditions. Highly recommended!