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Rustavi, Gareji, Bodbe and Sighnaghi

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David Gareji Lavra

nunnery in Bodbe, Kakheti

nunnery in Bodbe, Kakheti

Sighnaghi Town, Georgia

Sighnaghi Town, Georgia

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Rustavi, Gareji, Bodbe and Sighnaghi

Starts from: Tbilisi
Available: Every day, All year
Type: Private Full Day trip
Duration: 9 hours
Total distance: 295 km

Today we combine visiting two towns and two monasteries: one is post-Soviet industrial city Rustavi and another - a medieval town Sighnaghi. Between these places, there are two unique medieval monasteries: first, visit men's monastery David Gareja Lavra (6-16th cc), which is hidden in a sand-stone caves in the middle of abandoned semi-desert area; and afterwards, before reaching beautiful town Sighnaghi, we pay a visit to a nunnery in Bodbe (since 4th c).

Have a wonderful day ahead!

Sights to Visit


Day to day

08:00 pick-up from Tbilisi hotel.

Drive to David Gareji desert through Rustavi city. This is the shortest and most attractive way to reach Lavra monastery. Make a short stop in Rustavi industrial zone and turn to the old military road in semi desert through an abundance of sandstone colors, and semi-desert wildlife. In lavra we can see the picturesque landscape and rock carved-out water channels near the entrance of the monks’ residence.

Continue the way to Kakheti, East Georgia passing Sagarejo. Stop at Bodbe Monastery - this nunnery is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th century female evangelist of Georgians, whose shrine is there.

Head to town Signagi (only 2 km from Bodbe Monastery) - an old trading town is located on the hills and is surrounded by medieval wall with 23 watchtowers. Cobbled streets and terracotta tile-roofed houses with colorful carved balconies and panoramic views of the Alazani Valley add the place a very charming character.

In the evening return back to Tbilisi.



  • Private Transportation
  • Private Professional Guide
  • 1 x Lunch
  • 2 x 0.5 l. bottle of mineral water per person
  • All entrance fees per program
  • Taxes


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses and Optional* services


Group size Price per adult
Solo 290 $
2 - 3 people 159 $
4 - 5 people 123 $
6 - 15 people 99 $
Child Policy
0-6 years - Free
7-12 years - 50%
12 years and above - Adult

*Online booking deposit will be deducted from the total tour price.

The balance can be paid in one of the following ways:

  • Bank transfer - in Euro/USD/GBP currency, no later than two weeks before the tour starts
  • VISA/Master card - in GEL (local currency) in Tbilisi only, before the tour starts, directly to your guide via POS terminal. Card service fee +3%
  • Cash - GEL only, directly to the nearest TBC Bank office or TBC Bank Cash terminal no later than the beginning of the tour.

For a larger group or custom itinerary please contact us at info[at]

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Dress code: required

Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes, long pants, a hat and bring sun-screen for this itinerary. 


  • Family dinner in Sighnaghi with homemade wine - 20 $ per person
  • Tbilisi airport private pick up service: 32 $
  • Tbilisi airport private drop off service: 27 $
  • Tbilisi airport private transfer double way: 49 $

To arrange airport transfers and hotel overnights, contact us at info[at]

1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together

Cancellation is free of charge prior 2 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 15 USD is non-refundable. 

If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:

  • 50% of the total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 2 days or less prior to the tour;
  • 100% of the total cost of the tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear.



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