24/09/2023 - 2/10/2023
Day 1 : Arrival in Tbilisi.Arrive in Tbilisi and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day at leisure with no guided activities. Pre-tour briefing at 18:00 at the hotel and after that Welcome dinner.
Day 2 : Tbilisi SightseeingToday we 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). Visit Narikala Fortress (4th century), before enjoying lunch with traditional Georgian food at a local restaurant. During the meal we will also try some local wines. After lunch, visit Sarajishvili Brandy Factory and take the opportunity to try some high-quality Georgian brandy. Later this afternoon you can enjoy some leisure time to amble through the streets of old Tbilisi. This evening is at your own leisure and our local guide will be able to make dinner recommendations. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 3 : Tbilisi – Manavi - Sighnaghi – TelaviAfter breakfast drive east towards Kakheti. Firstly, we visit the Spekali Winery and then Giuaani Winery, in the village of Manavi. This will be followed by Bodbe Monastery of St. Nina. Visit the picturesque hill-town of Sighnaghi and take a leisurely stroll through this beautiful town admiring the fabulous views towards the High Caucasus range in the distance. Drive to village Ikalto, close to the town of Telavi. On arrival, we check in to the hotel and there will be some time to spend at leisure before evening dinner with traditional Georgian fare. Overnight at Chateau Ikalto (or similar). (BD)
Day 4 : Harvest - grape piciking - wine tasting - cooking classAfter breakfast visit our vineyard, you will take part in the grape picking. In the vineyard, we will fry barbecue, taste Georgian cheese, and enjoy our wine. After that, grapes will be taken in our wine cellar, you’ll have the opportunity to press the grapes in the fermentation clay jars. At the end of the activity lunch and wine tasting from our collection. At the end of the day drive to Ikalto located at the heart of Georgia’s wine-growing regions. Dinner. Overnight in Chateau Ikalto (or similar).
Day 5 : Tsinandali - Alaverdi Monastery - Beekeeper farm - Wine TastingAfter breakfast visit the residence (now the house-museum) of the most famous noble family, poet, and public figure Al.Chavchavadze, in Tsinandaly. Where was produced first European style of Wine in Georgia. Wine tasting – Tsinandali wine. Visit Alaverdi monastery. Excursion in the monastery - visit Alaverdi cathedral, archaeological excavations, monastery wine cellar. Taste monastic wine. After lunch in the restaurant next to the monastery, visit the beekeeping farm, find a lot of 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. Drave to the hotel in Ikalto. Free time.
Day 6 : Ananuri - Gergeti Sameba ChurchAfter breakfast drive through beautiful mountain road towards the Stepantsminda. On the road visit Ananuri architectural complex. Then we cross by Jvari pass the Greater Caucasus range (2395 m. above sea level) and down to Kazbegi (Stepantsminda). Visit Gergeti Sameba Church. Explore the area and enjoy the views of the surrounding summits, including Mt. Kazbek. Return to Kazbegi. Hotel accommodation. Free time in the evening cooking class.
Day 7 : Kazbegi - Chateau Mukhrani - Mtskheta (UNESCO) – TbilisiToday we will have an early start in order be at the iconic Gergeti Trinity church for its opening at 9am. This is an iconic place situated 2100 metres above sea level and surrounded by lofty Caucasus peaks. After our visit we leave the mountains behind and visit Chateau Mukhrani, known for the famous residence and winery of Prince Mukran Bagrationi, where we have the opportunity to taste some of the wines and enjoy some local snacks. After the visit, continue to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia and a site of immense historical and cultural significance. Mtskheta is packed full of historical monuments and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the 11th century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and the 6th century Jvari Monastery. By early evening we return to Tbilisi where you evening is at leisure. This evening we shall have dinner together, as the UK wine expert and the Undiscovered Destinations representative will depart tomorrow. Overnight at Hotel KMM (BLD)
Day 8 : TbilisiAfter breakfast take the funicular for panoramic views of the city, followed by a visit to the National Museum (closed on Mondays) which will give excellent context to your experiences from the tour. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax, go shopping or enjoy a glass of wine at one of the many nice cafes or wine shops. Your local guide will make recommendations if you wish for dinner this evening. Overnight at Hotel KMM (B)
Day 9 : Departure.Breakfast at the hotel. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
Easy 9 day trip, upon the request can organize in any date from 15 of September to 15 October.Price includes : First of all transportation and guide services are provided for your convenience. Moreover, Excursions and entrance tickets to museums and wineries are part of the itinerary. In addition, all tastings and cooking classes are also included. Likewise, one bottle of red wine from the "Wine Trails" collection is offered as a gift. Lastly, one bottle of water per day will be provided. Not includes: Services, undefined in the tour.
- Ladies require skirts and scarves in the Georgian orthodox churches,
- Short trousers are forbidden in the church.
We suggest bring with: sport shoes, depend to weather forecast warm jacket or Raincoat, suntan lotion and hat.
What You Can Expect:
WINE & CHACHA MAKING
MATCHING FOOD & WINE, 3 COOKING LESSONS,
30 DIFFERENT WINES