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Food & Wine Around Georgia

 PRICE: 974

 Duration: 8 nights, 9 days

 Availability: Anytime

Georgia is considered to be the cradle of wine and boasts for 8000 years unbroken tradition of wine-making. This is proved by the archaeological findings and the fact that Georgian traditional “Qvevri” wine-making method is already in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

Become part of this tradition, try tasty family, monastic, European and traditional Georgian wines with delicious Georgian dishes! Discover the country located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, with its unique culture, hospitality and polyphonic music!

You will definitely fall in love with Georgia!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Tasting traditional Georgian dishes
  • Tasting monastic, European and traditional Georgian “Qvevri” wines
  • Mtskheta
  • Chateau Mukhrani
  • Uplistsikhe
  • Gergeti Holy Trinity Church
  • Tbilisi waking tour
  • David Gareja Monastery Complex
  • Kvareli
  • Cuisine master class

TOUR DETAILS:

  • Category: gastronomy
  • Available: all year round
  • Age: 20+
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Route length by transport: 1000 km
  • Group size: optional

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: PICK-UP FROM TBILISI AIRPORT – TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL

DAY 2: MTSKHETA – CHATEAU MUKHRANI – VILLAGE CHARDAKHI – TBILISI

On this day, you will visit antique city – Mtskheta, which dates back 3000 years and is among UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. Here, you will see attractive Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (XI century) and ancient Jvari monastery (VI century), from where wonderful view of Mtskheta can be observed. Later, you will visit winery chateau Mukhrani and try tasty wine. You will also visit Iago’s wine cellar in the village Chardakhi, where you will try locally produced bio wine and will introduce to traditional “Qvevri” wine making method. Later, you will have dinner and wine tasting in the cellar. In the evening you will return to Tbilisi and sleep there.

Tour details:

By mini-bus – 120km (2 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 3: UPLISTSIKHE – GORI – VILLAGE ATENI – TBILISI

On this day, you will explore rock-hewn city Uplistsikhe (literally, “the lord’s fortress), history of which begins I-II millennium B.C. then you will head to Gori, where you can visit prominent Stalin Museum and Ateni Sioni Church (VII century). You will have a dinner and wine tasting at Nikoloz Vacheishvili’s wine cellar, which is located by the river, in a picturesque environment. In the evening you will return to Tbilisi.

Tour details:

By mini-bus – 220km (3 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 4: ANANURI FORTRESS – STEPANTSMINDA – GERGETI HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

On this day, via old picturesque military road, (which connects Georgia with Russia) you will see riv. Aragvi gorge, Ananuri fortress, beautiful alpine meadows and eternally snow-capped Caucasus peaks. Via Jvari pass you will go along riv. Tergi ravine and will visit Bidara travertine (natural monument), stunning town Stepantsminda and wonderful Gergeti Holy Trinity Church (XIV century), from where breathtaking views of Mount Kazbek (5047 m) and town Stepantsminda can be seen. In the evening you will dine and relax.

Tour details:

By mini-bus – 180km (3 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 5: STEPANTSMINDA – TBILISI WALKING TOUR

On this day, you will return to Tbilisi and will have walking tour in unique old Tbilisi and wine tasting at Shavnabada monastery. In the evening you will visit famous Tbilisi sulfur baths and then will have dinner at restaurant.

Tour details:

By mini-bus – 170 km (3 hours)
Walking – 5 km (3 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 6: DAVID GAREJA MONASTERY COMPLEX – SIGHNAGHI

On this day you will head to our wine region – Kakheti, where you will visit David Gareja monastery (VI century), which is located in semi-desert area at the border of Georgia-Azerbaijan. You will also visit Bodbe monastery and city of love – Sighnaghi, with its amazing views of Alazani valley and Caucasus. In the evening you will have wine tasting and dinner at family wine cellar. You will spend the night in Sighnaghi.

Tour details:

By mini-bus – 180 km (4 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 7: KVARELI – TSINANDALI – KISISKHEVI – CUISINE MASTER CLASS

On this day, you will visit wonderful Tsinandali museum (XIX century) and garden that belonged to the Chavchavadze noble family. Later, you will have lunch, cuisine master class and wine tasting at Shumi Winery. You will spend the night at chateau Schuchmann, here you will dine, try tasty wines and relax.

Tour details:

By mini-bus – 60 km (4 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 8: GREMI ARCHITECTURAL MONUMENT – ALAVERDI MONASTERY – TBILISI

After breakfast you will visit Gremi architectural monument (XVI century), stunning Alaverdi cathedral (XI century) and monastery, where monks make “Qvevri” wine with special tradition. You will have wine tasting in the monastery and then you will return to Tbilisi. You will spend the night in Tbilisi.

Tour details:

By mini-bus – 170 km (3 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 9: FREE DAY – TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

TOUR PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING:

  • Personal medicines
  • Personal hygiene items

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation via comfortable vehicle
  • 8 overnights in the hotel
  • Certified wine guide service
  • 7 wine tastings
  • 1 cuisine master class
  • Meals included for the duration of the tour

TOUR PRICE:

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Price per person974€999€1030€1070€1124€1165€1269€1442€1659€2569€

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