After breakfast, we take a short excursion to Kish – a village located 5 km from Sheki. The main attraction of the village is the Church of Kish. The existing church building is estimated to be constructed in the 12th century and has served Caucasian Albanian, Georgian and Armenian churches at different times through history. However, archaeologists found that the church stands on much older, ancient cultic sites.
From Kish, we drive to the eastern border of Georgia. The tour guide will assist the participants with border formalities. On the border, we change the vehicles. From now on local Georgian guide will assist you and continue the tour.
From Georgian-Azerbaijan border we drive to Sighnaghi – a town in a traditional wine-making Kakheti region in east Georgia. Surrounded by the medieval city wall, Sighnaghi stands on the hills of the Gombori range, overlooking Alazani river valley. We are going to visit the Sighnaghi Museum that has several important collections and exhibitions, such as the ethnographic and archaeological exhibitions, and collections of the works of prominent Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani. Afterward, we can take a walk in Sighnaghi streets and park.
Overnight in Sighnaghi.