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Wine Tour of Georgia 10 days

from 955.00 

Wine Tour: Arrival to the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. Introduction to the representatives of the company at the Airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 1: City tour, gala dinner in a restaurant with a national program.

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Breakfast in the hotel.
Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

We are inviting you for a sightseeing tour of the city, during which you will visit: Peace Bridge, sulphur baths district, Sioni temple. We will take the cable cart ride to Narikala fortress and have a bird’s eye view of Tbilisi from the top. We will walk through Fig Canyon and street of restaurants Shardeni. You will be able to taste Georgian Wines at the “Degustarium”.

Duration of the tour: from 4 to 6 hours, if desired.
Free time, preparation for dinner.
Transfer to the restaurant at 19:00 clock

Gala dinner.
Return to the hotel.

Day 2: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Jvari – Chateau Mukhrani – Tbilisi

Château Mukhrani

Wine Tour

Breakfast in the hotel.
Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

Mtskheta  was founded in the 5th century BC. It was capital of the early Georgian Kingdom of Iberia (Kartli) from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. It was a site of early Christian activity, and the location where Christianity was proclaimed the state religion of Kartli in 337. It remains the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox Church.

The old city lies at the confluence of the rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi. The rare blend of cultural values had ruled in this part of the world since the Bronze Age until prosperous Christian era over the unique eclectic lifestyle creating the mood of the town which is as old as the history of Georgia. Mtskheta is the most religious city of Georgia as it has been the shrine of pagan idols since times immemorial and it is where Christianity in Georgia takes its origin. After,

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) and Jvari Monastery (6th century)

in Mtskheta are amongst the most significant monuments of Georgian Christian architecture, and are historically significant in the development of medieval architecture throughout the Caucasus. Of special significance are early inscriptions, which form a valuable reference in the study of the origins of the early Georgian alphabet.

Château Mukhrani is based on the historical tradition of wine-making in Mukhrani region. This is the first and the only true Georgian Royal Chateau, which unites four key components: vineyards, winery, castle and history. In 1512 Mukhrani became the prince’s estate, governed by Bagrationi royal family. Mukhranian wine production was established by Ivane Mukhranbatoni a famous representative of royal family, political and public figure of the 19th century. In 1876, Ivane Mukhranbatoni returned from France with Chateau concept knowledge and since then the history of Château Mukhrani’s winemaking starts.

In 2007, major investment was made in new winery of Château Mukhrani. Now it is equipped with ultra-modern technology and corresponds with ISO 9001:2005 Food Safety and ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management standards.

Along with modern winery, Château Mukhrani Cellar was also reconstructed, returning to unique origin, which has great historical value. Today the cellar is fully reconstructed and stores more than 1000 barrels of wine at constant temperature of 16C.

Since 2007, Château Mukhrani is making wine from grapes harvested in its own vineyards. To make the wine more exquisite and truly unique, winery receives grapes for processing maximum in 15 minutes from harvesting.

Lunch on the way to Tbilisi, “Salobie” restaurant.

Length: 120km
Duration of the tour: from 6 hours.
Return to the Tbilisi, Free time.

Day 3: Kakheti: Tbilisi-Gombori-Telavi-Tsinandali-Alaverdi-Ikalto

Wine Tour

Breakfast in the hotel.
Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

 The Gombori range serves as a watershed, separating the Alazani and Iori river valleys, thereby dividing Kakheti into two traditional regions: inner (Shida) and outer (Gare). The slopes of the range are traversed by several smaller river gorges. The Alazani passes through the mountain range affecting the overall climatic conditions in the region. Mariamjvari Nature Reserve is located in the southern side of the range. Both northern and southern slopes are home to pine forests. It is the most pleasant part of the road, thoush it is not long. Then we go to Telavi. Photo stop at summer Platan (it is 400 years old). After,

Tsinandali Estate is the cradle of classical winemaking of Georgia, the place where Georgian wine was first bottled. Saperavi of 1841 and other 19th century historical vintages are still preserved at Princely Oenotheque. In the collection starting from 1814, one can find Tsinandali, Saperavi, Chateau Lafitte, Chateau d’Yquem and other legends of the period.

Under Prince Alexander Chavchavadze Tsinandali Estate on the one hand continued 8000 year long tradition of Georgian winemaking while at the same time creating standard of modern technological approach. Today this noble tradition continues and ancient kvevri and classical European winemaking still coexist.

Tasting at the winery. After,

Alaverdi

The monastery was founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph (Yoseb, Amba) Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi, then a small village and former pagan religious center dedicated to the Moon. At a height of over 55 meters, Alaverdi Cathedral was the tallest religious building in Georgia, until the construction of the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, which was consecrated in 2004. However its overall size is smaller than the cathedral of Svetitskhoveli in Mtskheta. The monastery is the focus of the annual religious celebration Alaverdoba. Situated in the heart of the world’s oldest wine region, the monks also make their own wine, known as Alaverdi Monastery Cellar. After,

Ikalto Academy – Hotel Savaneti.

Hotel Savaneti is located near Telavi, in the historical village of Ikalto. Check in hotel. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and sauna which is open all the year round. Fresh air, unique traditional Kakhetian cuisine, Kakhetian and European wine, chacha. In restaurant you can taste delicious traditional Georgian and European dishes prepared by our chef. Participation in master classes on making churchkhela and Georgian bread.

Dinner at the hotel.
Length: 120km
Duration of the tour: from 6 hours.
Check in hotel Savaneti, Free time.

Day 4: Telavi – Twins Old Cellar – Grammy – Nekresi – Factory Kindzmarauli – Signagi – Bodbe -Mtevani-Tbilisi

Discover Georgia
Wine Tour

Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out from the hotel.
Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

Twins Old Cellar
It is a winery, with its own vineyard, wine cellar, shop and wine museum. The complex of the museum consists of 8 meters long pitcher statue and several halls, where the whole process of producing pitchers and making pitcher wine is described. The 15 years collection of wine from “Twins’ winery“, various archival photos and information about the species of Georgian grapes, pitchers, winepress of cellar are represented in the museum of pitcher and pitcher wine.

Visit to the wine museum, wine tasting. After,

Gremi is a 16th-century architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels – in Kakheti, Georgia. The complex is what has survived from the once flourishing town of Gremi and is located southwest of the present-day village of the same name in the Kvareli district. Visit the museum located on the territory.

Monastery of Nekresi – without a stop. After,

“Kindzmarauli Corporation” is one of the grand winery factories. It is located in the center of Kvareli in the heart of Kakheti district. Wine tasting and tour of the factory. After,

SignagiBodbe

Signagi is located in the Kakheti region of Georgia, settled since the Paleolithic period. Signagi as a settlement is first recorded in the early 18th century. In 1762, King Heraclius II of Georgia sponsored the construction of the town and erected a fortress to defend the area from marauding attacks by Dagestan tribesmen.

As of the 1770 census, Signagi was settled by 100 families, chiefly craftsmen and merchants. When Georgia was annexed by Imperial Russia in 1801, Signagi (Signakh) was officially granted town status . After,

The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe is a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex and the seat of the Bishops of Bodbe located 2 km from the town of Signagi, Kakheti, Georgia. Originally built in the 9th century, it has been significantly remodeled, especially in the 17th century. The monastery now functions as a nunnery and is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th-century female evangelist of Georgians, whose relics are shrined there. Сразу за храмом есть смотровая площадка с прекрасным видом на Алазанскую долину. Next, lunch in a traditional style – Restaurant Mtevani.

Return to Tbilisi, Check in hotel Tbilisi.
Free time.
Length: 240km
Duration of the tour: from 9 hours (from Signagi to Tbilisi – 120 km).

Day 5: Uplistsikhe – Borjomi – Akhaltsikhe check-in at the hotel

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Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out from the hotel.
Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of the town of Gori, Shida Kartli.

Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages, and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran, as well as the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. After,

The most famous balneological city of Georgia is Borjomi. Walk along the Borjomi park, where you can try Borjomi straight from the spring. Relaxation.

Lunch at the restaurant.
Transfer to Akhaltsikhe. Check-in at the hotel.
Free time.
Length: 260km
Duration of the tour: from 9 hours

Day 6: Rabat – Vardzia – Kutaisi

Wine Tour

Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out from the hotel.
Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

 Rabati castle

Built in the 13th century, Rabati castle developed under the influence of deferent cultures over subsequent centuries and this is reflected in its architecture. Within the 7 hectares’ castle complex there is a Church, a Mosque, a Minaret and a Synagogue. After,

Vardzia

The cave monastery complex of the XII-XIII centuries in the south of Georgia. Everyone recognizes that Vardzia feels unique and unique in sensations. Located 60 kilometers from the city of Akhaltsikhe.

Lunch in Vardzia, in the restaurant of national cuisine.
After, moving to Kutaisi.
Check in at the hotel, rest.
Length: 310km
Duration of the tour: from 10 hours

Day 7: Kutaisi – Bagrat – Gelati – Prometheus Cave

Breakfast in the hotel.
Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

Bagrati Cathedral is an 11th-century cathedral in the city of Kutaisi, in the Imereti region of Georgia. A masterpiece of the medieval Georgian architecture, the cathedral suffered heavy damage throughout centuries and was reconstructed to its present state through a gradual process starting in the 1950s, with major conservation works concluding in 2012. A distinct landmark in the scenery of central Kutaisi, the cathedral rests on the Ukimerioni Hill.

Gelati

is a medieval monastic complex near Kutaisi, in the Imereti region of western Georgia. A masterpiece of the Georgian Golden Age, Gelati was founded in 1106 by King David IV of Georgia and is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The Gelati Monastery is in Kutaisi, Imereti Province, Georgia. It signifies the value of the Georgian Christian orthodox religion. Inside the monastery is full of murals and an abundance amount imagery surrounding the interior of the church. It was one of the first monastery in Georgia and adds great value to the Georgian culture and beauty.

Lunch with a degustation in the restaurant of local cuisine.

Kumistavi cave, also known as the cave of Prometheus, is located near the Georgian town of Tskhaltubo, 20 km away from Kutaisi in Imereti region in the West of the country. The cave was discovered in 1984 and was almost immediately developed as a show cave. Kumistavi is the biggest cave in Georgia. Although only one tenth is open for tourists, it takes about an hour to explore it. Inside there are underground lakes and rivers; rather high humidity and a lot of bats, which, however, do not bother tourists, as they fly very high.

Transfer to the hotel, Free time.
 Length: 70km
Duration of the tour: from 7 hours

Day 8: Kutaisi – Okatse – Kutaisi

Wine Tour

Breakfast in the hotel.
Departure for the excursion at 10:00.

OKATSE – Even several years ago there was only the earth path through the park – but now you can walk down the paved road leading to the rocks. This road is not easy, as you have to go up and down following the relief of the area – which is located high above the sea level so the air is a bit rarefied. You can also take a car right to the stairs on the slope of the canyon, but you’ll miss the fantastical trees along the road and lots of amazing views of the mountains covered with snow for the most part of the year.

Lunch with degustacion in the restaurant.

Transfer to the hotel, Free time.
Length: 70km
Duration of the tour: from 7 hours

Day 9: Kutaisi – Tbilisi

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Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out.
Transfer to Tbilisi, check in to the hotel.
Free day.

Possible for an extra charge in Discover Georgia – Tbilisi Wine Tour:Wine Tour

  • Sulfur baths with massage (needs reservation) – from 70.0$ per hour (from 1 to 4 persons excl. transfer)·
  • Tour to the Memorial “History of Georgia” by Z. Tsereteli on the Tbilisi Sea – 140.0$ (for minimum 2 person, incl. transfer)
  • Shevardnadze Gardenia Garden -140.0$ (for minimum 2 person, incl. transfer, tickets)
  •  Visit to the Ethnographic Museum – 140.0$ (for minimum 2 person, incl. transfer, tickets)
  • Visit to the Museum of Georgia -100.0$ (for minimum 2 person, incl. transfer, tickets)
  • Visit to the Golden Fund – 100.0$ (for minimum 2 person, incl. transfer, tickets)

Price per person (net price) – 955$

Price includes:

  • Car (Mercedes Sprinter)
  • Driver service for the duration of the whole tour;
  • Fuel;
  • Wife service in the car;
  • Guide service for the duration of the whole tour;
  • Entrance ticket sightseeing;
  • Meals mentioned above (HB);
  • 1 Gala diner;
  • Hotel (minimum)
  • Water 0.5L per person per day;
  • Wine tastings – 4;

 

Price Not incl.

  • Avia ticket;
  • all charges not mentioned above
  • tip for driver
  • tip for guide
  • insurance
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