Morning pick-up from the hotel and departure from Tbilisi to the eastern province of Georgia – Kakheti. We are going to drive to David Gareja semi-desert, partially through ground roads. Have excursions to the David Gareja caves and monastery of Lavra, built in the 6th c. Monastery has been founded by one of the Assyrian fathers who arrived in Georgia in order to spread Christianity.
We are going to have a 2-3 hour easy trekking (upward climb - 200 m., max elevation - 875 m.) and a picnic lunch near the caves.
After picnic drive to Bodbe – a monastic complex located near town Signagi. Bodbe monastery was built in the 9th c. and was significantly renovated in 17th c. Nowadays, monastery is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia. The relics of the female evangelist St. Nino are rested in Bodbe.
Afterwards visit Signagi – often referred as the “City of Love”, town is located on the hills of Gombori Mountains, at the heart of Kakheti region, overlooking the valley of river Alazani. The 18th c. defensive curtain walls surround the town. Enjoy the beautiful views over Kakheti valleys and Caucasus Mountains.
Dinner and overnight in Sighnaghi.