Wine Tour (Season – all year round)
6 days / 5 nights
1st day. Meeting at Tbilisi airport, transfer, hotel accommodation. Some rest after flight. Later on 3-hour city tour: Cathedral Sameba, mountain “Mtatsminda” with pantheon. Thereafter we go up by lifts and have a ride through the old city to the castle “Narikala” (extra fee will be chared in place). Walk down the famous streets of Tbilisi Shardin and Leselidze. Free evening. Overnight in Tbilisi.
2nd day. Breakfast in a hotel (excursion for 3 hours). Visit to the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum, Turtle Lake. Departure to the western part of Georgia. “Mtskheta” is an ancient city. Cathedral Svetitshovelli (11 century). Going up to monastery Jvari.
Return to Tbilisi. Visit the well-known sulfur baths in the district “Abanotubani.” After excursion, you may enjoy the rest in the sulfur baths for 2 hours. Friendly Georgian dinner with wine tasting (additional fee). Overnight in Tbilisi.
3rd day. Breakfast in a hotel. Check out. Departure to the eastern part of Georgia – the wine region Kakheti. We will go through Gombori Pass, a stop near fortress Ujarma. Thereafter we will visit Old and New Shuamta. Arrival to Telavi – the administrative center of Kakheti.
Arrival at the hotel “Lopota” located on a bank of mountain lake. Then visit to the monastery “Gremy”. Hiking in the mountains – visiting the monastery “Nekresi” (walk to town 30 min.). Delicious Kakhetian dinner in the hotel. Fishing in the lake next to the hotel – on request (included in tour price). Also horseback riding, boating on the lake, pool and water cycling are available and included in tour price.
Free time. Relaxing outdoor, having nice walk on mountain fresh air. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in hotel “Lopota”.
4th day. Breakfast in a hotel. Check out. Departure to Telavi. We will visit museum” Tsinandali”, a unique park and winery. Here we will have best wine tasting (5 sorts). Later visit to winery “Teliani Valley”, where you will have excursion within factory and tasting of the best wines (2 sorts of wines + Georgian bread, sulguni and fruit). Unforgettable lunch in a local restaurant with Georgian wine (additional fee). Visiting monasteries “Alaverdi” and ”Ikalto”. Traditional Kakheti dinner in the hotel. Overnight in the guest house in Telavi.
5th day. Breakfast in a hotel. Check out. Return to Tbilisi through “Sighnaghi” – the city of love. Visit to a wine cellar with a tasting of Georgian wine and chacha, bread and cheese. Lunch on the road (additional fee). Visit to marriage registration hall, which is operational 24-hours. Next stop is “Bodbe” – monastery complex. Going down to the spring of St. Nino (30 min. by foot). In the evening return to Tbilisi. Dinner on the way to Tbilisi (additional fee). Hotel accommodation. Overnight in Tbilisi.
6th day. Breakfast in a hotel. Check out. Visit to the dry bridge. This so-called “Dry Bridge” was part of the bridge connecting the right and left banks of Kura river. Transfer to 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 4* hotels “BB” on the route, in Napareuli (accommodation in the 1st section of «OLD LOPOTA» 4*, if there are no free rooms, in the 2nd section of «NEW LOPOTA» 4*, additional fee of USD 37 will be added for 2 nights per person);
1 night in a guest house with HB in Kakheti (Kakheti wine included in dinner in the guesthouse);
All wine and chacha tastings;
Sulfuric baths (2 hours);
3 meals a day at 4* hotel “Lopota”;
Hotel service “Lopota” – fishing, outdoor pool, water cycling, horseback riding, boating on the lake, pool.
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