Day 1 – Arrive to Tbilisi
Arrival and Meeting in Tbilisi airport.
Transfer to the hotel in Signakhi. Check in.
Overnight in the hotel in Signakhi.
Day 2 – Wine trip to Kakheti
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to excursion in Kakheti
Today you will get acquainted with the wine region of Georgia – Kakheti. You will be pleasantly surprised how the historical attractions are combined with the vine valleys, as the city landscapes merge with the countryside. The first stop on our way will be Signakhi, a city of love and a small Georgian Italy. We will walk with you through narrow streets, along mountain terraces, which curl up or down. We will rise on the fortress wall, which is unusually similar to the Great Wall of China and enjoy fantastic views of the Alazani Valley covered with vineyards and mountain peaks, visit the Bodbe nunnery– the burial place of the Illuminator of Georgia, St. Nino, Equal-to-the-Apostles, thanks to which Georgia has become a Christian country since 319.
Further you will go to the city of Gurdjaani, which is located between Signakhi and Telavi. It is in Gurdjaani the main types of Georgian grapes are grown. Experienced professionals will acquaint you with the technology of Georgian wine making and then will be vine tasting and lunch. The next stop will be the house-museum of Ilya Chavchavadze, a Georgian poet and a famous figure. The Tsinandali House Museum has been famous for its winery and cellars since ancient times, here we will try a wine and familiarize with the methods of Kakhetian winemaking.
Overnight in the hotel in Telavi.
Day 3 – Wine trip to Telavi
Breakfast in the hotel. Telavi city tour.
Being in Telavi it is impossible to pass by and not to visit the most important historical monuments of architecture – Alaverdi and Gremi. Cathedral of St. George Alaverdi (11th century), until the beginning of the 21st century was the highest cathedral in Georgia, the religious and political center of Kakheti. The royal fortress of Gremi (16th century) amazes with grandeur, strict beauty and greatness. The royal fortress with the church of the Archangels is all that remains from once prosperous city of Gremi. Founded by Tsar Levan Kakheti, Gremi for many years was the royal residence and the bustling trading city of the Great Silk Road.
But in the 17-th century the troops of Shah Abbas I razed the city to the ground, which is why in the 17th century the kings of Kakheti moved their capital to Telavi.
And the final stop on Kakheti in our journey will be the famous wine store – the Kvareli Tunnel. To date, about 25,000 wines are in the tunnel. And the most famous wines: Kindzmarauli, Saperavi, Khareba, Tsolikauri, Rkatsiteli, Tsinandali, Alazani Valley, Mukuzani and many others. In fact, the wine assortment is too rich, the restaurant serves excellent dishes, and the nature is indescribably beautiful, so your trip to Kakheti will leave the most pleasant impressions in your heart.
Moving to Tbilisi. Overnight in the hotel in Tbilisi.
Day 4 – Tbilisi city tour
Breakfast in the hotel. Tbilisi city tour.
Walking through narrows old Tbilisi streets, visit the fortress Narikala complex IV century in Old Tbilisi, the Metekhi temple with panoramic views of the old city; The Sioni Cathedral is the main temple of Tbilisi; The Anchiskhati church is the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi; let’s see the Meidan Square, Shardeni Street, Freedom Square, Shota Rustaveli Avenue.
Overnight in the hotel in Tbilisi.
Day 5 – Departure from Tbilisi
Breakfast in the hotel
Check out. Transfer to the airport
Happy flight and soft landing!
We will be glad to see you again in Georgia!