Kakheti Tour: Major Highlights1 Day | Telavi, Ikalto, Alaverdi, Twins Winery, Tsinandali

One-Day Kakheti Tour

Take Kakheti tour to explore the best-known places of Georgian traditional winemaking center, known also for its magnificent nature of fertile valleys and numerous architectural monuments of the Middle Ages. The ancient fortresses and temples, shrouded in legends, monasteries, magnificent buildings with a century-long history, felt in every stone of the masonry darkened with time, cause an involuntary awe. During the Kakheti tour you will explore Telavi, the center of Kakheti; the elegant Alaverdi Cathedral - one of the most well-known medieval temples in Georgia; Ikalto Academy – alma mater of Shota Rustaveli, the 12th century Georgian poet; Chavchavadze House Museum – historically important sight surrounded by English park and winery in the basement; Twins wine cellar outstanding for using only natural filtration and making an ecologically pure product.

Itinerary:

Tbilisi – Ikalto – Alaverdi – Napereuli – Tsinandali – Tbilisi
After breakfast depart towards the Kakheti region of Georgia, the cradle of Georgian wine. Beautiful road lies through Gombori pass. Our first stop will be in Ikalto ancient academy, alma mater of prominent Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli. Continue to Alaverdi Сathedral, the second tallest cathedral in Georgia and an outstanding example of medieval Georgian architecture of 11th century. Next stop for will be at the 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, harvesting and squeezing grapes for wine (subject to seasonality). An excellent round-up of visit to winery will be treating yourself to five different wines produced at Twins Winery per Georgian traditional winemaking technology in qvevri. Drive to Tsinandali, the residence of dukes of Georgia with beautiful English garden, a museum, and the wine cellar which belonged to prince Chavchavadze, 19th century public figure and poet. Drive to Telavi, the administrative and historic center of the region. Have a short walk through charming streets of old Telavi and have a photo stop at the monument to Erekli II. Return to Tbilisi. Drop off at your hotel/place.

Duration of sightseeing tour: 10-12 hours

Price includes:

  1. All transfers as per itinerary;
  2. Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide;
  3. Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  4. Mineral water (0,5l per person);
  5. Wine tour and tasting at Twins winery.

Price does not includes:

  1. Full board (lunches and dinners);
  2. Personal travel insurance.

 

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