Excursion to Sighnaghi with winetasting - Tbilissi
Excursion to Sighnaghi with winetasting: Travel to the ‘Love City’ of Georgia and discover a spectacular hilltop town famous for wine, traditional food and traditional carpets. Visit the 18th century town of Sighnaghi in the region of Kakheti and tour the town, Sighnaghi Museum, Bodbe Monastery and round off the day with a typical Georgian wine tasting.
As you make your way from Tbilisi, you’ll catch your first sight of Sighnaghi as you see it perched high on the hilltop commanding over the surrounding valleys and mountains. Once you reach the town, you’ll be rewarded with dramatic views over Alazani Valley and the Caucasus Mountains, and you’ll soon discover why it’s named the most beautiful town in Georgia. Explore its history at the Sighnaghi Museum, full of Kakheti archaeology as well as paintings by Kakheti born artist Pirosmani, and head to the Bodbe Monastery; a major pilgrimage site in Georgia. After becoming acquainted with Sighnaghi, we take you to become acquainted with the Georgian way of making wine… and tasting it! An 8,000 year old tradition in Georgia, winemaking plays a major role for this nation, and especially for the Kakheti region which is renowned for it. We take you to a traditional 300 year old wine cellar where you can witness the different manner in which wine is made here and you can drink the wine straight from the clay jars. Enjoy a delicious traditional and home-made lunch at the local farmer’s house and sample some more of their prized wine before we make our way back to Tbilisi.