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TRIP 5: KAKHETI

Kakheti is a region in eastern Georgia consisting from the historical province of Kakheti and the small, mountainous province of Tusheti. Telavi is its capital.
Kakheti is bordered by the Russian Federation to the Northeast, Azerbaijan to the Southeast, and the Georgian regions of Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Kvemo Kartli to the west.

Total area of region is 11thousand square meters and population 442 thousand.

Kakheti is rich with historical monuments - more than 5000.

The region is famous for its wine production and Viticulture.

The method of wine production in Kakheti is principally different from european methods.
More info on Georgian and Kakhetian wines here.

Best time to visit Kakheti Region is autumn, during “Rtveli”, when Kakhetians collect grapes and prepare for wine making.
This is the time when Churchkhelas are also made (popular Georgian sweets, made from grape juice and nuts).
More info about the region and covered highlites: Kakheti


Directions Map: https://goo.gl/maps/E7frVWCVBhP2

Total Length: 553 km

Total Duration: 4 days


Highlights Covered

- David Gareja Monastery
- Town Sighnaghi & Bodbe Monastery
- Vashlovani National Park
- Lagodekhi National Park
- Kvareli Town and Lake Resort
- Town and Church Gremi
- Alaverdi Monastery
- Town Telavi
- Tsinandali Museum
- Shuamta Monastery


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - David Gareja & Sighnaghi

08:00 departure

10:00 arrival

13:00 departure from Gareji

14:00 Lunch in Udabno or Kachretis Champion near Sagarejo

16:00 Sighnaghi, Bodbe monastery, wine degustation, overnight


Day 2 - Vashlovani National Park

09:00 Departure from Sighnaghi

11:00 Enter Vashlovani NP

14:00 Picnic lunch

17:00 Overnight in Vashlovani kottages or camps


Day 3 - Lagodekhi, Kvareli, Gremi, Alaverdi, Telavi

09:00 Departure from Vashlovani

11:00 Arrival at Lagodekhi NP (not sure about this - probably needs more time than 3 hours)

15:00 Lunch in Kvareli or Kvareli lake resort

17:00 Gremi

18:00 Alaverdi

19:00 Arrival to Telavi, free time, overnight in Telavi


Day 4 - Tsinandali, Shuamta

09:00 Departure from Telavi

10:00 Tsinandali Museum, wine degustation

13:00 Shuamta monastery

14:00 Lunch near shuamta

16:00 Drive to Tbilisi over Gombori pass

End of Trip

Important Notice

This is an example of a trip to Kakheti region.

We have displayed optimal timing to cover all interesting highlights on the way.

We do not implement this tours and all travelers can use this information as guidance. 

We hope it will be useful and you will enjoy your time :)