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4 Day Kakheti Wine Tour in Georgia


The food, wine and unique traditions of Georgia are there in all walks of life to be enjoyed by everyone again and again. Traveling with us you'll enjoy superb tasting at famous wineries. You will meet local winemakers and will be invited into the wine houses (marani)

Day 1: Mtskheta - Tbilisi

On the first day of travelling you will have a chance to see the ancient cities Mtskheta and Tbilisi with their historical places. 

 

Tbilisi - is the ancient capital of Georgia, where about 1 500 000 inhabitants live. It was founded in 5th century AD by the Georgian King Vakhtang Gorgasali. Nowadays Tbilisi is the main industrial, cultural and social center of Georgia.

Old Tbilisi and Sulfur Baths - Foundation of Tbilisi is related to Tbilisi sulfur baths. According to the legend, King Vakhtang Gorgasali discovered these sulfur baths while hunting. So the name Tbilisi derives from Georgian word Tbili, meaning warm.

Narikhala fortress - It is built in the 4th century. It was occupied by Iranian, North Caucasian and Byzantine, Arab conquerors in various periods of time. Nowadays Church of St. Nikoloz built in 13th century is now located within the castle.

Metekhi Church - It was first built in the 5th century when Vakhtang Gorgasali was the king of Kartli. There are breathtaking views of Old Tbilisi from the church.

Trinity Church -is the biggest cathedral not only in Georgia, but also in whole Caucasus region. The height of cathedral is 100 meters. There are 12 churches within the interior of the church. Great ecclesiastical relics are kept there. Among them there is the unique manuscript of the Gospel written during 1984-2004.

 

Mtskheta, beautiful and small town of Mtskheta is considered the centre of Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church.

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - First church was built in the 4th century. Afterwards during the centuries it became the largest and the most impressive church of Georgia. The Mantle of Christ is buried here, which was brought here from Jerusalem. The church is in UNESCO world heritage sites.

Jvari Monastery - is a Georgian Orthodox monastery of the 6th century. There are picturesque views of both Tbilisi and Mtskheta from monastery territory. Nowadays Jvari monastery is an active church and the monks live there.

 

Dinner at the restaurant and folk show

 

Accommodation at the hotel in Tbilisi.

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    4 Day Kakheti Wine Tour
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    4 Day Kakheti Wine Tour

Day 2: Tbilisi - Alaverdi - Gremi - Nekresi - Kvareli - Shumi wine factory - Telavi

On the second day you will travel to Kakheti where you will taste different sorts of delicious wines. 

 

Alaverdi is a city situated in the northeast of the Armenian province of Lori, not far from the border with Georgia. This mining and industrial city with approximately 16 500 inhabitants-down from 26 300 (of the 1989) situated at the bottom of the Debed river gorge, is one of the commercial and industrial centers of the district. The only rail way between Armenia and Georgia lies on this place.

Gremi is the 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 east of the present-day village of the same name in the Kvareli district, 175 kilometers east of Tbilisi, capital of Georgia.

Nekresi is a historic town in Kakheti, Georgia in modern day Kvareli Municipality, near the village Shilda. The town was established by King Pharnajom (around 2nd-1st centuries BC). In the 4th century AD, King Thrdat built a church in this place. This church became a refuge to one of the Assyrial fathers, Abibus, in the late 6th century. Around this time, Nekresi Episcopility was established, which existed until the 19th century.

Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province. Located in the Alazani Valley, near foothills of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. The area is in the center of the Kakheti wine-producing region, and the town itself is known for its Kindzmarauli wine, a semisweet red variety.

Shumi wine factory - Wine Company SHUMI situated in the historical center of Georgian wine-making Tsinandali Village, region Kakheti. “Shumi” title has an old origin, which means genuine, pure, undiluted wine. The company owns vineyards and vineyard prospects in unique micro-zones of Georgia. The assortment of the company includes red and white, dry and naturally semi sweet wines, organic wine brandies, “Chacha”, etc. Shumi has participated in different competitions, where it has taken golden, silver, bronze Medals as well as diplomas and certificates. A private museum of Wine and Vine “VAZIONI” was created on the territory of the SHUMI winery where 300 unique indigenous sorts of Georgian and 90 foreign vine are already on display, one can also find on the territory of the winery a Wine Museum of old Georgian wine-making equipments and other exponents. Museums is open for the visitors, one could also taste Shumi wines at a big Tasting Hall.

Accommodation at the hotel in Telavi.

 

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Tbilisi

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Day 3: Telavi - Ikalto - Wine tour in Gurjaani - Bodbe - Sighnaghi

Breakfast at the hotel

 

On the third day of travelling you will see other sightseeing of Kakheti.

 

Telavi is the main city and administrative center of Georgia’s eastern province of Kakheti. It’s population of some 21 800 inhabitants (as of the year 2002). The city is located on foot-hills of Tsiv-Gombori Range at 500-800 meters above the sea level. The landscape of Telavi is scenic. The city is wrapped in picturesque landscapes from all sides. Telavi faces the Tsiv-Gombori Range to the south and south-west and borders on Alazani Valley to the north and east. The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, which runs to the north of the Alazani Valley, can be seen from most of Telavi.
Ikalto is a village about 10 km west of the town Telavi in Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia. It is mostly known for its monastery complex and the Ikalto Academy. An academy was founded at the monastery during king David the Builder by Arsen Ikaltoeli (Ikaltoeli means “from Ikalto”) in the early the 12th century. The academy of Ikalto trained its students in theology, rhetoric, astronomy, philosophy, geography chanting but also more practical skills such as pottery making, metal work, viticulture and wine making and pharmacology.

 

Gurjaani - Wine degustation in wine cellar “Numisi”

 

Wine cellar "Numisi" - Step in the world of the oldest XVI century Numisi wine cellar located in the small village of Velistsikhe, Kakheti region. The cellar is built in ancient classical architecture with white river stones and bricks. The cellar introduces excellent arched wine storage, with old limestone wine presser (Satsnakheli) & 33 clay pitchers (Qvevi) sunk underneath the ground. Take a glance at the large collection of copper, glass, pottery, and timber vessels (mostly used for wine drinking), as well as the other items like woman jewelry, necklaces, rings, XVIII century wine copper kitchen utensils, old carpets and furniture. A very unique old French “Marmonies” firm grape presser machine, the old German wine allocator pump & lots of other old staff. In the yard of the wine cellar the old wooden grain storage “Begeli”, Kakhetian “Shoti” bread baking clay-made “Tone” are placed.

Bodbe Monastery. On June 1, Orthodox Church of Georgia marks the day of St. Nino’s entrance from Cappadocia. Her tomb is still shown at the Bodbe Monastery in Kakheti region. St. Nino has become one of the most venerated saints of the Georgian Orthodox Church and her attribute, a Grapevine cross, is a symbol of Georgian Christianity. 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.
Sighnaghi - Sighnaghi is situated in the very eastern part of Georgia. Even in the 12th-13th centuries these places had been populous. Sighnaghi faces the Alazani field from the rising ground (750 m elevation), it is combined with the surroundings and it's impossible to forget after having seen it.

 

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Sighnaghi.

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Day 4: Sighnaghi - David Gareja - Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel

 

And the fourth day will be ended by visiting David Gareja and turning back to Tbilisi.

 

David Gareji Monastery is situated deep in semi-desert about 75 km south-east of Tbilisi. The Monasteries were founded in the 6th century by the Christian Father St. David. Walk up to desert to explore some of the frescos of the 8th-13th c. and cave architecture. The complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face. The area is also home to protected animal species and evidence of some of the oldest human habitations in the region.

 

Departure to the Tbilisi International Airport

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