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Georgia-The cradle of wine

Georgia-The cradle of wine

689€ per person

Day 1: Arrival in Tbilisi

Pick up from Tbilisi international airport.  Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi

 Day 2: Tbilisi – Mtskheta -Tbilisi
Today we will explore the capital of Georgia,. First we will visit  Metekhi Cathedral – founded in the 13th century, Narikala Fortress(4th), Walk across the Bridge of Peace which is a stunning design as well as convenient crossing between the newly constructed Rike Park and the Old Town.. Continue to explore  underground sulphur baths (17th century) – the district of naturally hot mineral waters, cafe street Shardeni, Synagogue, Sioni Cathedral and the most ancient Basilica in Tbilisi Anchiskhati (6th century).  We will visit Mountain Mtatsminda, the Pantheon, the burial of many famous writers, artists, scientists and national heroes of Georgia.  Then drive to Mtskheta and see its historical places: Jvari Monastery (6th c) and Svetitskoveli Cathedral (11th c) ) which is known as a place where Christ’s robe was buried. Walk along the narrow streets of Mtskheta with souvenir shopping possibility.  On our way to Mtskheta we will visit Guramishvili’s wine-celler and taste best wine of Georgia.

Return to Tbilisi

Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 3: Tbilisi-Gremi – Nekresi – Kvareli –Telavi

Kakheti is famous for wine-making and it is associated with good wine and openhearted hospitality. After breakfast at the hotel drive to Gremi Monastery Complex – The magnificent town of Gremi was briefly the capital of Kakheti.  Then  we will visit  old wine-cellar and taste Qvevri wine (Qvevri wine-making is listed on UNESCO Intangible Heritage list.), made according to ancient traditional methodsNext destination will be Nekresi Monastery – founded by King Parnajom in the 2nd century BC. In the 4th century AD King Trdat built a church in the town, which is now one of the oldest Christian churches in Georgia. Then we continue to another wine cellar in Kvareli. Take part in baking the Georgian national bread “Shoty”, learn the technology of making “Churchkhela” Georgian national candy and the most important enjoy cool Georgian wine.

Hotel accommodation and overnight in Telavi

Day 4: Telavi-Sighnaghi-bodbe-Tsinandali-Tbilisi
After breakfast at the hotel  head to Tsinandali – a village noted for the estate and its historic winery, which once belonged to the 19th century aristocratic poet Alexander Chavchavadze. We will have an excursion in the family museum and a walk in the park beautifully laid out in an English style with fine views and exotic plants. Next destination will be Sighnaghi (the city of love) a small beautiful town that opens to visitors the magnificent views of the Great Caucasus Range. On the way visit the monastery “Bodbe”- This place is stunning with it’s marvelous gardens, vineyards, sights of Caucasus mountains and miraculous healing water.. Free time to stroll through the Sighnaghi. Then  we will visit   wine-cellar and taste Qvevri wine (Qvevri wine-making is listed on UNESCO Intangible Heritage list.), made according to ancient traditional methods. Return to Tbilisi.
Hotel accommodation and overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 5: Transfer to the airport. Return home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to see you again soon.

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