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HARVEST FESTIVAL

Harvest festival this unforgettable experience includes: a visit to vineyards and wine cellars,you will be part of an exciting wine making process,you’ll distillate Chacha yourself and may take one bottle as a gift, You will get a culinary class, prepare traditional Georgian meals with local ingredients, divide them with your new friends from the group and together enjoy the flavors and aromas of Georgia.

Harvest festival
Drink wine keep smile

17/09/2022 – Day 1: (D.)

Arrive in Tbilisi and transfer to the hotel. The rest day is at leisure with no guided activities. Pre-tour briefing at 18:00 at the hotel. Welcome dinner.

18/09/2022 – Day 2: (B.L.D.)

  • Grape picking,
  • Winery activity,
  • Wine Tasting.

After breakfast drive to Kakheti region, where in our vineyard you will take part in the grape picking. In the vineyard we will fry barbecue, taste Georgian cheese, enjoy our wine. After that, grapes will taken in our wine cellar, you’ll have the opportunity to press the grapes in the fermentation clay jars. At the end of activity lunch and wine tasting from our collection. In the end of the day drive to Shato Schukhman located at the heart of Georgia’s wine-growing regions. Dinner. Overnight in Shato Schukhman.

 19/09/2022 – Day 3: (B.L.D.)

  • Cooking class,
  • Georgian cheese making class,
  • beekeeper farm,
  • Wine Tasting,
  • Cooking class.

At the beginning of the day visit the residence (now the house-museum) of most famous noble family, poet and public figure Al.Chavchavadze, in Tsinandaly. Visit Cheese factory “Tsivi Kveli”, excursion, several chees degustation. After chees tasting visit Alaverdi monastery. Excursion in monastery – visit Alaverdi cathedral, archaeological excavations, monastery wine cellar. Taste 3 kind of monastic wine. After lunch in the restaurant next to the monastery, visit the beekeeping farm, find a lot interesting about the bees, about their life, care for them, etc. Try and compare honey of different seasons, and at the end try honey-vodka prepared by beekeepers.  Return in Shato Schukhman, after small break, Coocking class, wine and meal pairing.

20/09/2022 – Day 4 : (B.L.D.)

  • Wine Tasting,

 

After breakfast drive to visit Khareba winery , excursion and wine tasting. Then visit  Sighnaghi – one of the most beautiful cities, located at the heart of Georgia’s wine-growing regions. It is surrounded by defensive walls and towers, as well as its picturesque landscapes, pastel houses and narrow, cobblestone streets. Lunch. After lunch visit Bodbe Monasteri.  Drive to Tbilisi. Check in hotel. Dinner.

 

21/09/2022 – Day 5 : (B.L.D.)

  • Cooking class,
  • Wine Tasting.

 Explore the historical part of Tbilisi with its narrow streets, colorful houses, carved balconies and magnificent atmosphere. This enchanting place illustrates a great mix of Orient and Occident. Our first destination is the Metekhi church (13th century). We can enjoy breathtaking views of the Old Town from this place. We continue walking to the Synagogue and then visit two important Georgian churches – Sioni Cathedral (6th-7th. centuries) with its beautiful bell towers, mural paintings and the oldest church of Tbilisi – Anchiskhati (6th century). Walk up to the Narikala Fortress (4th century). The smell of sulfur gets stronger and we approach Sulfur Baths. In the afternoon, we discover the stunning treasury of the Georgian historical museum, before taking a stroll along Rustaveli Avenue – the main street in Tbilisi. Cooking class. During the master class guests, themselves will cook meals and shear it to everyone.

 22/09/2022 – Day 6: (B.L.D.)

  • Wine Tasting.

Visit Mtskheta, the ancient capital of eastern Georgia and still an important cultural and religious center. Mtshkheta is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, a masterpiece of the Early Middle Ages. The present structure was completed in 1029, although the site itself dates back to the early fourth century. Visit Dzalisa, one of the most significant archaeological sites of the Classical period on the territory of the kingdom of Kartli (Iberia). Inter-crossing streets and squares, adorned with outstanding mosaics, baths of sewage system are in evidence. Drive to the wonderful world of Château Mukhrani, for discover the Georgian royal family history and breath-taking legends, a flavor of antiquity and enchanting wines. The wine tasting and lunch in the restaurant “Samepo Marani 1878” (Royal Cellar 1878). with traditional Georgian dishes. After culinary journey, Drive to Kutaisi.  Overnight in Kutaisi. Dinner.

23/09/2022 – Day 7: (B.L.D.)

We will leave Kutaisi and drive through picturesque Rioni gorge. Approximately in one hour we will approach Tvishi village. Here winemaker will meet us and we will try Tvishi wine. Next w will enjoy nice nature at Nikordziri waterfall and continue driving to the center of Racha-Lechkhumi region – Ambrolauri. Here we can make lunch break. We will visit wine factory Royal Khvanchkara where we will try wines Tsulukidzis Tetra, Alexandrouli and Khvanchkara. Afterwards we will drive to the west slope on Khvamli. On the way we will see Lajanuri water reservoir and cross Orbeli pass, from where we will enjoy magnificent views. We will approach unique vineyard of Usakhelauri and try this, the most expensive wine. Return to Kutaisi. Dinner.

24/09/2022 – Day 8: (B.L.D.)

  • 2 Wine Tasting.

Excursion in the ancient city Kutaisi, that is more than 3 thousand years old. Visit Gelati monastery and academy, established by the great Georgian king – David IV the Builder. Gelati Monastery has preserved a great variety of murals dating back to XII-XVIII centuries. Therefore, the most wonderful in the architecture of Gelati complex is its frescoes and mosaics. They travel us in ancient past and remind of their creators. Next, excursion to the Cathedral of Bagrati that was erected in Kutaisi during the reign of Bagrat III. It was named after the first king of united Georgia. As a main place of the kingdom, it was consecrated in 1003. Both Gelati monastery with Academy and Bagrati Cathedral are included into the list of World Heritage sites of UNESCO. Visit “Iagos” wine cellar. Visit privet winery Drive to Tbilisi. Dinner.

 25/09/2022 – Free day. Evening farewell dinner End of tour.

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