Conquering wine routes in Georgia
8 days / 7 nights
Tbilisi-Mtskheta-David Gareji – Bodbe – Sighnaghi-Telavi-Tsinandali-Telavi-Tbilisi -Borjomi-Tbilisi
Day 1. Arrival to Tbilisi. Transfer and hotel accommodation. Rest after flight. City tour: Sameba Cathedral, Metekhi Cathedral (XIII century). Fortress Narikala – so called soul of Tbilisi. Visit of Bridge of Peace, Temple Zion. Thereafter going up to the saint mountain Mtatsminda, pantheon. Take a walk within evening lights of the city.
Day 2.Breakfast in a hotel. Departure for excursion in Mtskheta – second Jerusalem, an ancient town. Visit of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (XI century). Going up to the monastery Jvari (V century). Here in Mtskheta we will visit a wine cellar of a hospitable Georgian rural family and will taste Georgian wine and chacha + will have lessons of cooking Georgian cuisine + rural Georgian delicious dinner, which you will really enjoy. Transfer to Tbilisi. Free time. Overnight at hotel in Tbilisi.
Day 3.Breakfast in a hotel. Departure to the eastern part of Georgia – Kakheti, wine region. On the way, a stop near the Monastery Complex David Gareji (with caves).
Drive to Sighnaghi – the city of love. City tour. Wine cellar with tasting different sorts of wines and Georgian vodka – chach). Visit to Monastery Bodbe. Going down to the St. Nino’s Spring (by foot about 30 min.). Late arrival to Telavi. Overnight in Telavi Guest House after having dinner, cooked by mistress and consisting of Kakhetian dishes and homemade wines.
Day 4. Breakfast in a hotel. Visit to Kakhetian market. Next stop is the palace of Prince Alexander Chavchavadze in Tsinandali, unique park and winery. Here we will have the best wine tasting (5 sorts). Thereafter we will visit Alaverdi Monastery and Ikalto – monastery complex (VIth century). Dinner with tasty Kakhetian dishes and homemade wine, prepared by hospitable rural Georgian family.
Return to Tbilisi. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 5. Breakfast in a hotel. Today we have a relaxation day. We will start with sulfur baths in the district “Abanotubani”(area of sulfur baths), where rooms with bathes are booked for you. Later we will relax a bit more, visiting the factory of sparkling wines “Bagrationi 1882″ and tasting 12 sorts of sparkling wine with Georgian bread, fruits and cheese (optional). Thereafter we take a walk down the famous streets of Tbilisi – Sharden and Leselidze. Free time. Overnight in a hotel in Tbilisi.
Day 6. Breakfast in a hotel. Today we will have small recovery of the body , little breath of fresh air at resort Borjomi. Here we will visit the famous park “Kharagauli” and will be able to taste Borjomi water directly from the spring of healing water. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 7. Breakfast in a hotel. Free day.
Day 8. Breakfast in a hotel. Transfer to the airport. Completion of service and happy return home.
The price includes:
Transfer from/to the airport;
All transfers during the tour;
Excursions according to the program;
Service of qualified guide;
Accommodation in 3* hotel in Tbilisi (BB) and guest house in Kakheti (HB);
Wine and chacha tastings;
Feast in Mtskheta with tastings of wine and chacha and lessons of the national cuisine;
Lunch in a rural family;
Sulfuric bath (2 hours).
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