1-Day Georgia: Wine tour to the cradle of winemaking
DESCRIPTION: Discover the secret birthplace of wine. Explore Kakheti, the region in Georgia known as the cradle of winemaking, which counts almost 8000 years of existence.
Places to visit: Alaverdi Monastery, Napareuli, Tsinandali, Telavi
TBILISI – ALAVERDI MONASTERY – NAPAREULI – TSINANDALI – TELAVI – TBILISI
In the morning, pick up from the hotel in Tbilisi and drive to the Kakheti region – famous for its ancient winemaking traditions.
Visit Alaverdi Monastery. The earliest church of Alaverdi dates back to the 6th century. The present-day Cathedral is part of the 11th century Georgian Orthodox monastery. The complex also includes dwelling houses, the refectory, unique wine cellars, baths and other ancient structures.
Continue to Napareuli for Georgian bread and churchkhela masterclasses.
Continue to Tsinandali. Visit the XIX century house-museum of famous public figure and poet Alexander Chavchavadze. Walk around the beautiful English Garden surrounding the house. Here, you can find a wine cellar where the unique collection of Georgian and European wines are preserved. You will be served with one glass of Tsinandali white wine as a complimentary.
Drive to Telavi, the largest town in Kakheti. Explore Batonis Tsikhe, the museum dedicated to King Erekle II, where you can find the bedrooms, the king’s throne and his sword. See the Giant Plane Tree – unique attraction of Telavi.
Drive back to Tbilisi. Drop-off at your hotel.
Included0.5 ml water per personComplimentary glass of wine in TsinandaliEnglish speaking guideEntrance feesMasterclasses in NapareuliPick up and drop off from/at the hotelTransportation by a comfortable vehicle
Not Included0.5 ml water per person each day4x4 drive to UshguliAccommodation in double/twin roomAccommodation in double/twin room with breakfastAccommodation in double/twin rooms with breakfast;Bread and Churchkhela masterclass in Khareba wineryBread and Churchkhela masterclass in Khareba winery;Cable car ticketCable car to TatevChacha and wine tasting in Khareba wineryChacha and wine tasting in Khareba winery;I class train ticket from Batumi to TbilisiLunch in Shumi winery and dinner in Kutaisilunch in Shumi winery and dinner in Kutaisi;Lunch, dinnerTipsTransportation by comfortable vehicleTravel InsuranceWine tasting at Areni wineryWine tasting in AmbrolauriWine tasting in Ambrolauri;Wine tasting in Khareba wineryWine tasting in SalkhinoWine tasting in Salkhino;Wine tasting in the Khareba winery