The Wine Cognoscente's Dream

Many believe that Georgia is the birthplace of wine, archaeological research has shown evidence of viniculture in Georgia dating back over 7 000 years. During this tour you will travel to specially selected places and the most famous wine-growing regions. You will experience the complete picture of local peoples’ life and see for yourself how wine is made and stored in Georgia. You will become acquainted with the traditions of the Georgian table - making toasts and drinking wine from special vessels.
wine-tasting
church-and-grapes-culture
grapes-culture
georgian-wine
wine-culture
georgian-wine-culture
wine-making
church-in-georgia
wine-tours
city-tours
city-tours-in-georgia
mountains-tours
grapes-culture,georgian-wine-tours
church-tours,pilgrim-tours
Dates and Booking: For more information regarding tour dates and bookings, kindly send us a request via the link below.
Description

 

Day 1

Arrival in Tbilisi

Meet at the airport. Transfer to a hotel and rest & relax. Tbilisi half-day city tour: Tbilisi sightseeing with a walking tour in Old Town and Rustaveli Avenue (downtown) and visits to historical places such as: 4th century Narikala fortress, Sulfur baths houses, 7th century Sioni Cathedral, 6th century Anchiskhati Basilica, the oldest church in the town.

Welcome dinner in Georgian restaurant. Stay overnight in Tbilisi. 

 image005

Day 2

Tbilisi – Sighnaghi – Gurjaani –Telavi

Breakfast at the hotel.  An unforgettable wine trip to Kakheti – the main wine-growing region of Georgia where you can learn everything connected with viticulture and wine-making. Drive to Sighnaghi - a small beautiful city in Kiziqi (part of Kakheti region), famous as the “City of Love”. Sighnaghi is a rare example of a historic city which kept its style through the centuries, fall in love with Georgia. Proceed to Gurjaani and visit an old wine-cellar in a farmer’s house, where people still keep wine the same way as their ancestors did centuries ago. Here visitors will be given the chance to participate in the baking process of traditional bread "SHOTI" in the clay oven and taste "CHACHA" (Georgian vodka). At lunch alongside other dishes you will taste the Georgian delicacy “MTSVADI” – meat barbequed on burning vine branches.  Afterwards continue to Telavi.  Stay overnight in the hotel.

 image008
Day 3  

Telavi – Tsinandali - Gremi – Tbilisi

After breakfast, visit a food market in Telavi where stalls are loaded with fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, spices and drinks. Proceed to Tsinandali - a village noted for the surrounding estate and its historic winery that belonged to the 19th-century aristocratic poet Alexander Chavchavadze. You 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. Afterwards, wine tasting in Tsinandali Wine Factory, where a collection of the best and oldest Georgian wines is kept. The next spot is Gremi Monastery, the 16th century architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels. In the evening drive to Tbilisi.  Stay overnight in the hotel.

 image016
Day 4  

Tbilisi – Mtskheta –Mukhrani – Ambrolauri

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the ancient capital and religious centre of Georgia – Mtskheta (3000 years old) and see its historical places: Jvari church (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) where the Robe of Christ is buried. Both Jvari and Svetitskhoveli are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Proceed to “Chateau Mukhrani” winery. An excursion in Prince Bagrationi’s castle with its gardens, stable, antique cellars, amphitheater and vineyards.  After lunch and wine tasting, drive to Racha - one of the most beautiful highland regions of Georgia. This region is famous for Khvanchkara semi-sweet red wine. Dinner in a local farmer’s house with delicious food and wine.  Staying in private houses is a great way for everyone to learn local traditions and customs. Stay overnight in Ambrolauri. 

 image022
Day 5

 Ambrolauri – Kutaisi

After breakfast visit the settlement of Bugeuli, the Aleksandreuli Company. The leading wines of Khvanchkara, Alexandreuli and Tetra are produced here. You’ll have Khvanchkara wine tasting. The main places of tourists' interest are concentrated in this district as well. After the excursion you will visit Nikortsminda - a domed church built in 1010-1014 by King Bagrat III, one of the most beautifully carved cathedrals in Georgia. You will enjoy a short rest in the fresh air of the splendid Lake Shaori. Drive to Kutaisi and stay overnight in hotel accommodation.

 image028
Day 6

 Kutaisi – Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing tour in Kutaisi – one of the most ancient cities in the world (3500 years), the town of Golden Fleece. We visit 11th century Bagrati Church and 12th century Gelati Complex – three churches, the academy which was the centre of cultural and spiritual life and the grave of David the Builder, founder of the complex and the most eminent king in Georgian history. Both Bagrati and Gelati are UNESCO World Heritage sites. After lunch we visit “Prometheus” cave – one of the richest dimension of forms (stalactites, stalagmites, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, lakes etc.) Drive to Tbilisi. On the way, visit the village of Shrosha, where there is a large handmade ceramics market. Stay overnight in Tbilisi.

 image034
Day  7  

Departure

Transfer from the hotel to the airport and departure.

 
 

         

 The price includes

•  Airport transfers;

•  Transportation according to the tour program;

•  Accommodation on a Half Board basis (4 overnights at a 3* hotel in Tbilisi, 1 overnight at a guesthouse in Kutaisi,

   1 overnight  at a guesthouse in Ambrolauri, 1 overnight at a guesthouse in Telavi);

•  Museum entrance fees;

•  Tour guide service;

•  Excursions mentioned in the program;

•  Wine tasting.

 The price does not include:

 •  Air tickets;

 •  Travel insurance.

 

 

     

 

More GEEX Tours
bakuriani

Borjomi is a resort town situated in the northwestern part...

Borjomi : Magical Springs
Spa In Sairme

Few places on earth have as many spas, sanatoriums and...

Sairme - Healthy body, Healthy mind
Cave town - Vardzia

Being at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia is an...

Captivating Caucasus
Holy Trinity Church, in kazbegi.jpg

At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia is an amazing...

The Georgian Experience
wine-tasting

Many believe that Georgia is the birthplace of wine,...

The Wine Cognoscente's Dream
spa

Borjomi is a resort town situated in the northwestern part...

Borjomi : The fountain of life
tbilisi-georgia

Georgia is one of the oldest cultures in the world and...

Pioneers Paradise
experience,georgiaravell.jpg

At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia is an amazing...

The Georgian Explorer
kvareli lake.jpg

Being at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia is an...

Georgian Chronicles - Family Vacation