"Rules of winemakers" wine tour to Georgia
Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Uplistsikhe - Ateni - Bodbe - Signagi - Kvareli - Telavi - Tsinandali - Alaverdi - Tbilisi
Wine tour "Rules of the winemaker" in Georgia
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"Rules of winemakers"-wine tour to Georgia (8 days / 7 nights)
Georgia is a country with an ancient history and tradition of making wine. On this tour, you will be tasting a lot to learn how to distinguish not only the traditional method of making from the classic, but also good Georgian wine from bad.
Tour itinerary: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Uplistsikhe – Ateni – Bodbe – Signagi – Kvareli – Telavi – Tsinandali – Alaverdi – Tbilisi
Landing at Tbilisi airport. Meeting and group transfer to the hotel. Free time.
Breakfast in the hotel.
Walking tour of evening Tbilisi. With our guide, you will pass through the most iconic sights of the Old City: you will see the “leaning tower” of the famous Rezo Gabriadze puppet theater and the smallest city clock, visit the Sioni Cathedral, one of the oldest caravanserais and take the cable car up to the Narikala fortress, from where a bird’s-eye view of the city will open. The tour ends at the Sulfur Baths.
Independent return to the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel.
10:00 meeting with the guide. We will go to the ancient capital of Georgia – the city of Mtskheta. A trip to this city is like traveling back in time. Mtskheta has remained the spiritual heart of the country. We will visit Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral – UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Mtskheta has been a trading city since ancient times, and now, on its streets, locals sell souvenirs. We will tell you where it is better to buy delicious churchkhela, tklapi or spices for cooking national Georgian dishes.
A master class where you will learn how to cook Georgian cuisine and lunch. Return to the hotel, free time.
Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning, we will go to the oldest cave city in Georgia, Uplistsikhe. This is one of the most important historical monuments, which preserved the details of several cultural and religious periods of the country’s life, starting from the end of the 2nd millennium BC. Uplistsikhe is a dead city, which is completely carved into the rock.
The region of Kartli, where Uplistsikhe is located, is also famous for its wine. On the way back to Tbilisi, we will visit Chateau Ateni. During the tasting, you will be able to get acquainted with 4 varieties of wine from this region. Lunch during tasting.
Uplistsikhe is located 12 km from the city of Gori and, if desired, you can visit the Stalin’s house-museum.
Return to Tbilisi around 18:00.
Breakfast in the hotel. 9:00 meeting with the guide.
On this day, we will go on a great journey through the wine region of Kakheti. On the way, you will be able to taste buffalo milk matsoni, along with the famous Georgian bread – Shoti, which is baked in a clay oven on a vine.
The next stop will be the monastery of St. Nino in Bodbe and for the first time you will see the famous Alazani Valley – the birthplace of the vine and the culture of winemaking. The monastery itself is a place of pilgrimage for believers. Here is the tomb of St. Nino, who converted Georgia to Christianity in the 4th century.
Just 3 kilometers from Bodbe, on top of a hill, is the fortified town of Sighnaghi. We will walk along its streets and visit the historical museum, which contains a large collection of paintings by the famous Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani.
Lunch, visiting the winemaker, with wine and chacha tasting.
Excursion to the winery in the city of Kvareli, where you will be shown all the stages of wine production. At the tasting, you will have the opportunity to compare wines from the same grapes, but prepared using different technologies.
Overnight at the hotel in Telavi.
Breakfast in the hotel. Continuation of the trip around Kakheti. In the morning, we will see the sights of the capital of the region – the city of Telavi. Our guide will show you what was the palace of the Kakhetian kings, the city fortress and a relic tree, which is about 950 years old.
Next, we will go to the family estate of the princes Chavchavadze, in the village of Tsinandali. Built in the 19th century, it has become a corner of European culture. Here they visited and read their works A.S. Griboedov and A.S. Pushkin. Here, for the first time in Georgia, they began to make wine according to European technology and sell it outside the country. Museum tour and tasting.
Returning to Tbilisi, we will visit the Alaverdi Monastery. Once, his Cathedral was the largest in the territory of Transcaucasia, but still retains its beauty and grandeur. “Saperavi”, prepared by the monks of this monastery, is considered one of the best in Georgia. It is sold at a local store.
Return to Tbilisi through a beautiful mountain pass (altitude 1620 meters).
Breakfast in the hotel. Free day.
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport.
|3*+ Hotels, Standard Room, BB||$ 1599||$ 855||$ 659|
|4* Hotels, Deluxe Room, BB||$ 2018||$ 1115||$ 878|
*** Prices depend on the exchange rate of the national currency and are subject to clarification when booking.
Included in cost:
- all these transfers,
- accommodation in hotels in Tbilisi and Telavi;
- meals – breakfasts,
- accompaniment of a professional guide on excursions,
- cable car tickets,
- all tastings,
- entrance tickets according to the program,
- meals according to the program.
- meals not specified in the program,
- personal expenses.
- If you want to visit Georgia on an individual program – write and we will organize the best trip, just for you.