Kakheti, The Land of Wine in Georgia.

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Alaverdi

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In this trip, guests will familiarize with Georgian traditional wine making method which counts 8000 years, also historical monuments and medieval towns located in beautiful nature surrounded by Caucasus Mountains.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Signagi City Walls, Signagi, Kakheti RegionFortified town Signagi also known as City Of Love. The city was build in XVIII c. by the king of Kakheti Erekle II. The town is located on the top of the hill 800 m above sea level and has magnificent view down the Alazani Valley and to the Greater Caucasus Mountains range.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House, Kvareli, Kakheti RegionXVIII c. wine cellar where guests can taste unfiltered Georgian traditional wine made in special wine jugs (Kvevri). Tour in winery. Duration: 50 minutesStop At: Tunnel Winery Khareba's, Kvareli, Kakheti RegionWine producing company “Winery Khareba” is based on ancient traditions, it works towards preservation of unique wine culture and produces wine by using ancient methods along with newest technologies.Winery preserve their wine in special tunnel which is cut out from solid rock. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, Gremi, Kakheti RegionGremi is a 16th-century architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels. It was a capital of Kakheti for 140 years. After Persian invasion in XVII c, the city was robed up and used as a fortification by Shakh-Abaz soldiers. Duration: 35 minutesStop At: Alaverdi Monastery, Alaverdi, Imereti RegionAlaverdi Monastery is a Georgian Eastern Orthodox monastery located in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia. While parts of the monastery date back to 6th century, the present day cathedral was built in the 11th century by Kvirike III king of Kakheti, replacing an older church of St. George.The monastery was founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi, then a small village and former pagan religious center dedicated to the Moon. At a height of over 55 m (180 ft), Alaverdi Cathedral was the tallest religious building in Georgia, until the construction of the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, which was consecrated in 2004. However its overall size is smaller than the cathedral of Svetitskhoveli in Mtskheta. The monastery is the focus of the annual religious celebration Alaverdoba. Situated in the heart of the world's oldest wine region, the monks also make their own wine, known as Alaverdi Monastery Cellar.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Gombori Pass, Telavi, Kakheti RegionDrive to Tbilisi via Gombori pass (1620 m above sea level) with magnificent views to Caucasus Mountains.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English/Russian speaking guide - driver service.

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Hotel, museums and winery fees.
  • Entry/Admission - Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House
  • Entry/Admission - Tunnel Winery Khareba's
  • Entry/Admission - Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels
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