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Wine tour

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Duration

5 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Overview

Tour code: TF012

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Narikala Fortress & Old Tbilisi
  • UNESCO Heritage: Jvari Monastery & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • Tsinandali Estate
  • Chateau Mukhrani
  • Kakheti Land of Wine
  • Vineria Kakheti
  • Alaverdi cathedral

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day
Day 1: Arrival Day

Meeting at Tbilisi International Airport.
Transfer to the hotel;
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 2: Mtskheta - Chateau Mukhrani - Tbilisi city tour
Day 2: Mtskheta - Chateau Mukhrani - Tbilisi city tour

Breakfast at the hotel;
10:00 start of the tour;

On this day we will drive to Mtskheta, former capital and one of oldest cities of Georgia.
First, experience Jvari Monastery, a Georgian Orthodox monastery of the 6th century. Next, you will drive to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral built in the 11th century, which was the main pilgrimage place on the Silk Road, the burial place of Christ's robe and the tomb place of Georgian Kings. The cathedral is listed in UNSECO World Heritage Site along with other historical monuments of Mtskheta;

Next we will drive to Chateau Mukhrani, where we will visit the castle and wine cellar. The castle was designed by French architects, Ivane Mukhranbatoni began construction of the castle that took 12 years to complete. The huge venue was a cultural centre for the Georgian elite. Underground cellars comprised 20 compartments. The main tunnel connected the winery and the castle. To complement the modern winery the chateau cellar was restored to its original historical design. Today the cellar stores 60,000 barrels of wine at a constant fifteen degrees Celsius. Here we will have wine degustation of 4 types of wine.

Next will drive to Tbilisi, capital city of Georgia, founded in 5th century. During our city tour we will visit old city, Metekhi church, Rike Park and then we will climb up by the cableway on the Narikala fortress, from there opens the most extraordinary view of the city. After you will visit the famous Tbilisi sulfur bathes and Legvtakhevi;

Transfer to the hotel in Tbilisi;
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 3: Tbilisi – Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking - Vinery Kakheti- Sighnaghi – Tsinandali
Day 3: Tbilisi – Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking - Vinery Kakheti- Sighnaghi – Tsinandali

Breakfast at the hotel;
10:00 start of the tour;

On this day we will visit Kakheti region, east Georgia, which is the heart of Georgian viticulture.
Our first stop will be Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking factory in Sagarejo, producing and keeping wine and brandy. Current liquid capacity - 15 million liters, you will have the tour in wine factory and wine degustation.
Next we will visit Vinery Kakheti, wine cellar where we will come across with pitcher, and taste wine made with Georgian technology.
Next stop will be Sighnaghi. Town is located in the eastern part of region, which sits atop a bluff overlooking the Alazani Valley. Its charming cobblestone streets and alleys, restored original nouveau woodwork, and detailed facades give the town a romantic mystique. With the surreal views of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, Sighnaghi is one of the most beautiful towns in Georgia;

Our final destination for day is Tsinandali Estate, which is the cradle of classical winemaking of Georgia, the place where Georgian wine was first bottled. The complex in tsinandali embraces the memorial house, a landscape garden, a historical winery, wine cellar, hotel and a café. The vineyards have been restored and wine production has resumed. During the tour you will look into the background of the noble Chavchavadze family, who played a significant part in the national history; enjoy the views of the garden, have a look at the winery and sample the Georgian wines;

Overnight in Tsinandali

Day 4: Tsinandali- Alaverdi Cathedral- Winery Khareba – Tbilisi
Day 4: Tsinandali- Alaverdi Cathedral- Winery Khareba – Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel;
10:00 start of the tour;

On this day our first stop will be Alaverdi Monastery was built in the 11th century by Kakhetian King Kvirike on the remains of a monastery established by Joseph, one of the thirteen Assyrian Fathers in 6th century. In 2007, Alaverdi Monastery was listed as a Tentative Heritage site by UNESCO. Here we will have degustation of monastery wine, Monastery Wine ” is a millennium brand of Alaverdi Monastery Cellar made by the Alaverdi Monastery congregate in the XIth century cellar. The wine is produced by endemic variety of Kakhetian vine in unique clay vessel – Qvevri. Alaverdi Royal Monastery is historically known by its qvevris and cellar.
Next drive to Wineria Khareba, which represents an unique and rare wine cellar located in Kvareli, in the Alazani Valley. Carved inside the Caucasus mountains, the cellar/tunnel is 7,7 kilometers long. The best wines of the Kakheti region have been stored and aged here for decades. The tunnel preserves a natural temperature of 12-14° Celcius and has naturally the ideal conditions for wine preservation. After wine tasting tour, you will have Georgian cooking masterclasses, including: Khachapuri; Georgian bread.

Transfer to the hotel in Tbilisi;
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 5: Departure Day
Day 5: Departure Day

Breakfast at the hotel;
According to the flight details transfer to the Airport.

Included/Excluded

  • Round-Way Airport Transfers
  • 3 Overnights in Tbilisi at the hotel with BB (DBL Room)
  • 1 Overnights in Tsinandali at the hotel with BB (DBL Room)
  • Breakfast
  • Transportation according to the tour program
  • English speaking guide service during tour program
  • Georgian Cooking masterclass
  • Wine degustation
  • Entry tickets
  • Dinner in Local Family
  • Air tickets
  • insurance
  • Lunches
  • Dinners

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