Georgia Grand Wine Tour6 Days | Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Vardisubani, Telavi, Alaverdi, Napareuli, Gremi, Kvareli, Tkhilistskaro, Velistsikhe, Sighnaghi, David Gareja

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We are glad to offer new Georgia wine tour that emphasizes major wine locations across the country. You will literally have a unique opportunity to learn about Georgian wine and winemaking from scratch (the vineyard and clay vessels) to the process of bottle opening. And all of this in one balanced tour in just 7-day time, with the added value of magnificent Georgian culture, traditions, history, architecture and food.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tbilisi – arrival/ city tour
 
Arrive in Tbilisi. Our driver will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in. After short rest start Tbilisi sightseeing tour. Start at Metekhi church and monument to Vakhtang Gorgasali, the legendary founder of Tbilisi. Take cable car to Narikala Fortress to enjoy breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Walk down to the district of Sulphur bath houses passing by the only mosque in Tbilisi. Stroll through the Sharden full of narrow streets with cozy cafés, wine tasting bars, souvenir shops, and breathe in the living past. Cross the Bridge of Peace to Rike Park
In the afternoon continue your tour by driving towards Mtskheta. Visit the Jvari monastery, and Svetitskhoveli monastery. Drive to Saguramo village and visit the old Marani (vineyard). Dinner at the vineyard premises (optional). Return to Tbilisi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Tbilisi – Vardisubani – Telavi – Alaverdi – Napareuli
 
At 09:00 you will be met by our driver and guide at your hotel to start the journey to Kakheti, the cradle of Georgian winemaking. Beautiful road lies through Gombori pass (2 h, 100 km). On the way, in Vardisubani village we will visit a family that makes ‘qvevri’, traditional wine clay vessels. Continue to Telavi, the administrative and historic center of the region. We will see small charming streets of old Telavi and make a photo stop at the monument to King Irakli II. Continue to Schuchmann Château in Kisikhevi village. There explore private wine production facilities and have traditional lunch accompanied with finest wines produced from famous Georgian grapes Saperavi, Mtsvane, and Kisi. Drive to Alaverdi monastery, one of the most amazing Georgian historical sights, also famous for its own monastery wine production. Final stop for today is a private winery Twins Wine Cellar in Napareuli village. The premises of the winery include vast vineyard, museum of traditional Georgian winemaking in qvevri, and facilities for various workshops. Try yourself at baking Georgian bread puri, cooking national dessert churchkhela. An excellent round-up of the day will be tasting five different wines produced at Twins Winery. Dinner and overnight in the winery.
Day 3: Napareuli – Gremi – Kvareli – Tkhilistskaro
 
Continue to explore the Alazani valley in Kakheti. After breakfast drive to to Gremi architectural complex, 16th century royal residence and the capital of Kakheti Kingdom. Gloomy and monumental, the Gremi castle is one of the most visited tourist points in Georgia. Drive to the Eniseli village to visit the Eniseli Bagrationi winery for tour and wine tasting. You will enjoy lunch at the restaurant on the top of the hill overlooking the Alazani valley. Continue to Kvareli, one of the major towns in Kakheti. Next stop will be at unique wine cellar Khareba located in the tunnel carved out of the rock. Originally built for military purposes, today the tunnel is used to store Khareba’s finest wines. Wine tour and wine tasting. Short tour around the town, visiting the Kvareli catsle. Drive to Tkhilistskaro village for overnight in the family run winery and guest house, where you will enjoy a traditional Kakhetian dinner, as well as some local wine.
Day 4: Tkhilistskaro – Velistsikhe – Sighnaghi
 
In the morning stop at the local village and visit the local family producing cheese. Continue drive towards the Sighnaghi and make a stop in a local winery. Lunch at the winery premises. Continue to Sighnaghi, the city of love and the Royal Town, one of the crossroads of the Great Silk Road surrounded by defensive walls with 23 towers. Visit the Pheasant’s Tears winery in Sighnaghi. Wine tour and dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Sighnaghi – David Gareja – Tbilisi
 
After breakfast drive to semi desert of Gareja. On the way stop at the shop to take some snacks. Arrive in Gareja and start walking tour to Lavra cave monastery founded in the 6th century. The Lavra monastery is an inhabited complex of caves with a courtyard, church and other buildings. Continue walking to Udabno (round walking trip may take up to 2 hours) where you can have some rest and enjoy the view to Azerbaijan from Georgian side. Udabno is famous for its wall-paintings dating from the end of the 12th century. Thousand-year-old frescos at Udabno depict such scenes from the Bible like ‘The Last Supper’ and ‘The Exaltation of the Cross’. Drive back to Tbilisi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Tbilisi – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Free time until airport transfer. End of the tour.

Accommodation:

City

Comfort Option

Economy Option

Nights

Tbilisi

Ambasadori, Tiflis Palace, or similar

Kopala, KMM Hotel, Tiflis Hotel, or similar

3

Napareuli

TWINS wine cellar

TWINS wine cellar

1

Tkhilistskaro

Donkey winery / guest house

Donkey winery/guest house

1

Sighnaghi

Kabadoni Hotel

Pirosmani hotel / guest house

1

 

  • All transfers as per itinerary;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing (including breakfast);
  • Entrance tickets on sights as per itinerary;
  • Wine tastings and food master-classes as per itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide;
  • Mineral water (0,5l per person).
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Personal travel insurance.

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