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Tour Code - WT 001 Group size - Max. 12

Wine Tour

01/03/2024 - 10/03/2024

2175 USD

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Wine tour best way to known about oldest wine region in the world - Georgia. Transcaucasia were home to grapevine cultivation and neolithic wine production  for at least 8000 years. The traditions of wine are considered entwined with and inseparable from the national identity. Approximately 500 species from 4 thousand of the world's famous grape varieties, have Georgian roots. In 2013, according to the decision of UNESCO, the Georgian way of aging wine in Kvevri (clay jugs) was included in the list of  Intangible cultural heritage of mankind. Be part of an exciting wine tour, in Georgia. Easy trip, upon the request we can organize in any date from April to November. We are ready, to plan the tour with your requirements. So, please, contact us  for detailed information about travel and the exclusive price of the tour.

Day 1. Arrival Tbilisi.

Transfer, Hotel accommodation, free time, Dinner.

Day 2:(B.L.D.) - City tour.

Old Tbilisi sightseeing. Mount Mtatsminda - architectural and artistic symbol of Tbilisi, Trinity Cathedral (tallest church in Georgia),visit the State Museum of Georgia, Metekhi Church (13 th cc), Old Tbilisi, Sulphur Baths, Narikala Fortress (5th-6th cc.), Sioni Cathedral(6th-7th c.c) and Anchiskhati churches (6th cc.). Visit State Historycal Museum. Wine tasting and lunch. Free time. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 3:(B.L.D.) Tbilisi - Signagi – Kvareli.

Drive to Sighnaghi- easternmost region of Kakheti province- a beautiful example of the city architecture of the 18th century, one of the smallest towns in Georgia. Located on a steep hill and surrounded by the defensive wall, Signagi overlooks the vast Alazani valley, and the Caucasus mountains are visible from a distance. Bodbe Monastery( 9th century). Wine tasting and lunch. Overnight in Kvareli, is a town in northeastern in Kakheti province, located in the Alazani valley, near the foothills of the greater Caucasus mountains. Dinner with traditional Georgian dishes and wine.

Day 4:(B.L.D.) Kvareli - Alaverdi-Ikalto- Telavi.

On the way visit Gremi fortress. In 16-17th centuries Gremi was a capital of Kakhetian kingdom. It functioned as a lively trading town on the Silk Road and royal residence. Alaverdi Cathedral(11th cc), symbol of the blossoming of the Kakheti culture, now here produce famous monastic wines. Ikalto monastery - where in 11th-13th centuries was a high school and the academy, Shuamta Monastery(5-7th cc), visit one of the wine factories , dinner at the national restaurant. . Overnight in Telavi,who is the main city and administrative center of Georgia's eastern province of Kakheti. Telavi began to transform into a fairly important and large political and administrative center in the 8th century AD. The city is located on foot-hills of Tsiv-Gombori Range at 500–800 meters above the sea level.

Day 5:(B.L.D.) - Telavi –Tsinandali - Gareji monastery –Tbilisi.

Drive to Tsinandali - Italianate palace, decorative garden and historic winery 19th cc, where combined European and centuries-long Georgian winemaking traditions. The highly regarded dry white Tsinandali is still produced there. it is possible to taste traditional Georgian wines made in this factory. After, we will continue the path to David Gareja complex- a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery complex located in the Kakheti region(6th cc) , on the half-desert slopes of Mount Gareja. The complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face. The area is also home to protected animal species and evidence of some of the oldest human habitations in the region. Before we go to Gareji we will visit the village of Tokhliauri, in the private cellar, where you will be provided with Georgian dishes and wine. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 6:(B.L.D.) - Tbilisi- Mtskheta-Kutaisi.

Visit Jvari monastery(6th cc, UNESCO world heritage sites), who stands on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers and from which opens a beautiful view, overlooking the town of Mtskheta, which was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia. Visit to Mtskheta, oldest historical and religious center of Georgia and Svetitschoveli cathedral(11th cc), one of the sacred places of Georgia( both UNESCO world heritage sites). Travel to western part of the country. Visit Ubisa (9-12th cc)Monastery, magnificent mural painting from 14th cc. Lunch and Georgian wine at the restaurant near the Ubisa. Dinner and overnight in Kutaisi(is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. It is the capital of the western region of Georgia, Imereti. Kutaisi is located along both banks of the Rioni River. The city lies at an elevation of 125–300 metres above sea level).

Day 7:(B.L.D.) - Kutaisi - Racha – Kutaisi.

We will go to one of the most beautiful places in western mountainous Georgia - Racha. Which is surrounded by the Caucasus mountains and located in the upper Rioni river valley. We visit the center of the region Ambrolauri, villages Nikortsminda, Barakoni, Khvanchkhara, which are famous for the unique grape varieties - Alexandrouli and usaxelauri , from which is made the famous Georgian wine khvanchkhara. We will visit the oldest Beautiful, historical and religious monuments of Nikortsminda (11th) and Barakoni (18th), will taste traditional, for Racha, dishes and wines. Dinner and overnight in Kutaisi

Dey 8:(B.L.D.) - Kutaisi – Tbilisi.

Early morning excursion to Kutaisi, former capital of the west Georgian Kingdom Colchis,to which is related the myth of Golden Fleece and Argonauts. Bagrati Cathedral (10th-11th cc.). Gelati monastery complex (12th cc, UNESCO world heritage sites ), Sataplia Grotto, where the prints of dinosaurs are found. Lanch and wine testing. Departure to Tbilisi. Dinner and overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 9:(B.L.D.) - Free day in Tbilisi.

In the evening, a farewell dinner.

Day 10:(B.L.D.)

    Departure.

Price includes :

Transportation and professional guide service, entrance fees, one bottle of water per day per person, meals and wine tasting from the “Wine trails” collection, according to the tour program.

Hotels:

  • 5  nights  in Tbilisii (3*),
  • 1 night in Kvareli(3*),
  • 2  nights in Kutaisi (3*),
  • 1 night in Telavi(3*).

Not includes:

 Services, undefined in the tour, also wine testing in Tsinandali cellar and in Alaverdi Monastery winery.

Transport  service:

-The type of transport is determined depending on the group size (by car, minibus or bus).

Additional information:

- For additional amount you can rent a higher class hotel  or single room in the hotel;

- Short  trousers are forbidden in the church, as well ladies require  skirts and scarves.

Attention:

We suggest bring with: sport shoes, depend to weather forecast warm jacket, Raincoat, suntan lotion & hat.

Other dates for this tour:

Tour Code Start Date End Date Book Now
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