Blessed – this is how Georgians – with awe, bred for thousands of years – call wine. Culture of wine-growing and winemaking are fundamental basis of identity of this people. No wonder! After all, it was proved that Georgia is indeed the birthplace of wine! It was here that the first wine-growing attempts were made and the process of its fermentation was mastered. Genes of Georgian vines can be traced in DNA of different grape varieties worldwide. It is the Georgian word Gvino that is at the root of all words that denote this noble drink. But even in Georgia, there are places that stand out with its wine tradition. We will go to Kakheti – the main wine producing centre of the country!
Duration: 8 days / 9 nights
Distance: 350 kilometers
Stay: Tbilisi, Signagi, Telavi
Arrival, meeting at the Airport, transfer to the Hotel. Free time. A night at a Hotel in Tbilisi.
Breakfast in hotel. Tbilisi tour: Old city, Sameba Cathedral, Funicular, Freedom Square, Sioni Cathedral(6-7th centuries) and Anchiskhati Basilica ( 6th century), Metekhi Temple – founded in 13th century, building of Parliament , Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi Opera House, Kashveti church, Abanotubani (sulfur baths), the new Rike Park, the new Peace Bridge, Maydan and Chardin Street. Visit to Narikala Fortress. Restaurant Georgian National cuisine, dance and music. Make mckheta city tour. Overnight-Tbilisi
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to the East of Georgia Kakheti (the land of wine), on our way stop and taste homemade cheese and Kakhetian bread “Shoti”. Arrive city of love Sighnagi, It’s surrounded by an 18th century wall. You can enjoy the unbelievable view on Alazani Valley and Caucasian Ridge. Visit Saint Nino (Bodbe) Monastery. Drive to back Tbilisi, visit “East Point” biggest Mall in Georgia. Overnight-Tbilisi
Breakfast in hotel. Travel north across the Georgian Military Highway up North towards the border with Russia. First stop will be at Ananuri fortress. Complex featuring churches and towers dating back to the 16th century. Is beautifully overlooking Jinvali reservoir. Then drive over the Cross pass and make a short stop at Soviet time “People’s Friendship” mountain view point overlooking a deep gorge of Caucasus Mountain range. Arrive at Kazbegi . Drive to Gergeti Holy Trinity Church by jeeps located on altitude of 2170 m. See Mount Kazbegi 5047m. Return to Tbilisi. Overnight tbilisi Hotel
Breakfast in hotel. Travel in batumi city. On the way visit prometeus cave. Kutaisi city, martvili Canyon or okatse Canyon, overnight batumi hotel.
Breakfast in hotel. Make batumi city tour, then drive to gonio castle, georgia Turkey border, makhuntseti waterfall, Queen tamarian Bridge. Overnight
Breakfast in hotel. Go back to tbilisi city. On the way visit gori city, Stalin Museum and upliscikhe cave. Overnight in tbilisi hotel.
Breakfast in hotel. Check out from Hotel . Airport transfer.