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6 day Wine Tour of Georgia

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Duration

6 Days, 5 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

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Overview

Georgia is a country of Green valleys with Vineyards and old cathedrals. In wine tour of Georgia 6-day itinerary, you will have the chance to tour several Wine regions of Georgia. From up close, you get to see the process of ancient and modern winemaking. You can taste a variety of Georgian Wines in factories and even monasteries of Georgia. Some of these Wines are Kakheti Wine, Mukhrani Wine, Qvevri Wine, and more. Moreover, you will visit the attractions of Tbilisi, Archangel Complex, and the ancient villages and cathedrals. For more information about the attractions mentioned through this itinerary, you can check out our blogs’ posts.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Have a Wine Tour in Alaverdi monastery where the monks use 8,000 year old techniques of Winemaking
  • Taste the wines of Chateau Mukhrani Wine Company that have made the Georgian vineyards famous
  • Visit Tkhilistskaro village and its Chateu Bruale winery
  • Discover Sighnagi, known as the city of love in Georgia

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tbilisi

The Tour begins when your plane lands at Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport in Tbilisi. Our representative will be there to greet you before transferring you to Best Western Tbilisi Art Hotel to rest for the night.(overnight in Tbilisi)

Day 2: Tbilisi

We will start our day by visiting Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi known as Sameba Cathedral. Sameba is considered as the main orthodox cathedral of Georgia. Then, depending on the time of your arrival at Tbilisi, we can next visit the Georgian National Museum (optional). This museum is located near the popular Liberty Square in the central avenue in Tbilisi called the Rustaveli Avenue.
After having lunch, we will be exploring the paved narrow streets of the Old Town district. After passing by the little cafes and shops, we will reach Sioni Cathedral. After visiting this Medieval Georgian church, we will walk to the Clock Tower. This unusual leaning Clock Tower was built by a famous puppeteers named Rezo Gabriadze. Rezo used the pieces of the structures in the Old Town that were destroyed by the earthquake to build this clock. On the hour, an angel statue comes out of the window above the clock and strikes the bell. Below the clock, a screen showcases a theater of the circle of life.
We will then walk to the steel and glass Bridge of Peace. From there, by getting on a Cable car, we will get to the Fortress of Narikala. This ancient fortress, built on a hill, overlooks the city and the Mother of Georgia statue. On our way down the hill, we will make a stop at Legvtakhevi Waterfall. Also, we will be visiting the only mosque of Tbilisi known as Tbilisi Mosque. Continuing our walk, we will come across Sulfur Bathhouses which source from Tbilisi’s hot springs. Before making our way to Best Western Tbilisi Art Hotel, we will be visiting Metekhi Church. This church is a domed Georgian Orthodox church which is located on a cliff, overlooking Kura River. (overnight in Tbilisi)

Day 3: Tbilisi – Napareuli - Tsinandali – Telavi

Today, we will head to one of the most important wine regions of Georgia known as Kakheti region. After some wine tasting and visiting the winemaking factories, we will make our way to Napareuli by taking the picturesque forest highway of Gombori Pass. We will be visiting the Alaverdi monastery which is known to be one of the highest monasteries in Georgia. In the wine cellar of this monastery monks have been making wine with 8000 year old techniques. After a wine tour in this monastery, we will visit the Twins Wine Cellar to taste some great Wines and have lunch. Next, we will make our way to Qvevri Wine Museum where we can learn about Qveri wine making. The museum displays how this special wine is made in the clay qvevris.
We will head to the historical Tsinandali Village to visit Chavchavadze House Museum. This House Museum, in the heart of a French-styled garden, showcases the belongings of Chavchavadze family. Alexander Chavchavadze is known as the father of Georgian Romanticism and an important military figure. In case the group desires, we will be also visiting Shumi Winery. We will make our way to Talevi to spend the night at Chateau Mere Hotel. (overnight in Talevi)

Day 4: Telavi – Gremi – Tkhilistskaro – Sighnaghi – Tbilisi

On the fourth day, we will head to Gremi to visit the Gremi Archangel Complex. This complex as one of the popular attraction of Georgia is located on a hilltop. We will also be visiting the Monumental, Gremi Castle. After discovering the reminiscent of its frescos and ruins, we will head to a special winery. We will be tasting several wines at Chateu Bruale winery in Tkhilistskaro village. After having lunch, we will make our way to Sighnagi. This city is famous as the city of love where marriage registry offices are open 24/7. Then, we will visit Bodbe St. Nino Convent which is one of the significant pilgrimage sites in Georgia. Next, we will visit Pheasant’s Tears winery where we will be tasting a variety of Georgian Wines. Also, we can see the process of winemaking done by ancient Georgian techniques. We will head back to Tbilisi to spend the night at Best Western Tbilisi Art Hotel.(overnight in Tbilisi)

Day 5: Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Tbilisi

On this day, we will be visiting some of the must-see sights of Georgia. First, we will be passing through the former capital of Georgia, Mtskheta. On the eastern side of this historic city, we will be visiting the Jvari Monastery. This UNESCO recognized and 6th century Monastery is built on a hill at the confluence of two rivers. We will be enjoying the beautiful view of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. When these two rivers merge, each of the rivers still keeps its own color. Next, we will be visiting the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. This 11th century UNESCO site is famous for holding the mantles of Christ and the Prophet Elijah.
We will also make a stop at Jinvali Water Reservoir where we can enjoy the view of the turquoise-colored water between the hills. Then, we will head to Chateau Mukhrani Wine Company. The Mukhrani wines have gained a wide international recognition that has made the Georgian vineyards famous over the years. In this vineyard, we can see the process of modern and traditional wine making. We will head back to Tbilisi to spend the night at Best Western Tbilisi Art Hotel. (overnight in Tbilisi)

Day 6: Departure

Depending on the time of your International flight whether at midnight or early in the morning, we will take you to Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport where our tour will come to an end.

Included/Excluded

  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in standard 3 or 4 star hotels
  • Private air conditioned vehicle for the whole trip
  • Meals (Breakfast & Lunch)
  • Expert English/Russian speaking local guide
  • All the mentioned entrance fees
  • All wine tasting as per itinerary
  • Daily refreshments
  • A booklet with information on the attractions
  • International flights
  • Visa fee
  • Tips for the Guide and the Driver
  • Other personal expenses not mentioned in the itinerary

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1. What is the food like in Georgia?
The food in Georgia perfectly represent its culture. You can taste the trace of Greece and the Mediterranean flavors in Georgian cuisine. Overall, Georgian food is mostly rich in carbohydrates and dairy.
2. How much cash should I have with me on this trip?
Make sure you have enough cash with you for traveling to the country sides of Georgia where there might be no ATMs. Notably, the official means of payment in Georgia is Lari.
3. Are credit card accepted in Georgia?
You can use your debit card or cash for different services and shops in Georgia. Keep in mind that the official means of payment in Georgia is Lari.
4. What is the traditional dress code in Georgia?
Women and men can wear normal western-style clothing for traveling around Georgia. As a Muslim country, it is highly recommended to dress modestly in Georgia. For visiting some religious sights women should wear a scarf and men should take their hats off. Men and women should wear a clothing that covers their legs, shoulders and chest in the religious sights.
5. Do I need a voltage converter in Georgia?
The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz in Georgia. Accordingly, you may consider a travel adapter for your trip to Georgia.
6. What Airlines fly to Georgia?
There are many airlines that can fly you directly from your country to Georgia. Delta flights, Virgin Atlantic flights, Qatar Airways flights, and Turkish Airlines flights are only a few of these Airlines.
7. Is it better to Book Georgia Tours in advance?
It is better to book your Georgia Tour a few months in advance since there is no guarantee that the hotels mentioned in the tour packages will be available in your requested time. Book your Georgia Tour in advance especially, if you are planning to travel during peak seasons which is May, June or September and October
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