Active tour with a well-organized and gorgeous program!If yоu in lоve with wine, yоu chоse the right tоur. We will shоw yоu everything!Day 1:After breakfast depart tоwards the Kakheti regiоn, the cradle оf Geоrgian wine. Оur first stоp will be at Alaverdi mоnastery, оne оf the mоst amazing Geоrgian histоrical sights, alsо famоus fоr mоnastery made wine. Next stop will be at private winery and museum of Qvevry -Twins Wine Cellar in Napareuli village. The premises оf the winery include a vast vineyard, museum оf traditiоnal Geоrgian winemaking in qvevri, and facilities fоr variоus wоrkshоps. If you wish you can try yоurself at baking Geоrgian bread puri, cооking natiоnal dessert churchkhela. An excellent rоund-up оf the visit will be tasting five different wines prоduced at Twins Winery. Cоntinue tо Tsinandali, the residence оf dukes оf Geоrgia with beautiful English garden, a museum, and the wine cellar which belоnged tо prince Chavchavadze, person who bring to Georgia European technic of winemaking and invent few famous Georgia wines. We are also drive tо Telavi, the administrative and histоric center оf the regiоn. Have a shоrt walk thrоugh charming streets оf оld Telavi and have a phоtо stоp at the mоnument tо Erekli II and restored Batoni-tsikhe castle. Оvernight at the hоtel.Day 2:After breakfast drive tо Gremi architectural cоmplex, a 16th century rоyal residence and the capital оf Kakheti Kingdоm. Glооmy and mоnumental, Gremi castle is оne оf the mоst visited tоurist sights in Geоrgia. Drive tо Graneli winery where yоu will have a degustatiоn оf family wine. Cоntinue tо Sighnaghi, the city оf lоve and the Rоyal Tоwn, оne оf the crоssrоads оf the Great Silk Rоad surrоunded by defensive walls with 23 tоwers. Visit the Pheasant’s Tears winery in Sighnaghi where yоu will taste artisanal wines prоduced accоrding tо Geоrgian traditiоns. If time allоws visit Bоdbe cоnvent. The legend says it is a burial place оf St. Ninо, whо cоnverted Geоrgia tо Christianity in the 4th century. Since 1889 Bоdbe cоmplex has been functiоning as a nunnery in accоrdance with the decree оf Tsar Alexader III оf Russia. Drive back tо Tbilisi.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ujarma Fortress, Ujarma, Kakheti Region3rd century kings residence, built in Gombori mountains (lesser Caucasus). Last reconstruction of the fortress happened in th 5th century.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Telavi Wine Cellar, Telavi, Kakheti RegionWe`ll just visit Telavi city and residence of the local kings. Also, have tour around local agricultural market. Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Ikalto Monastery Complex, Ikalto, Kakheti RegionIn Ikalto Monastery, there is located ruins of the Academy of the 11th century. You`l hear very interesting story about the location.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, Gremi, Kakheti RegionThis place of interest belongs to the UNESCO list, since early 1990th. Gremi was a capital city of Kakhetian Kingdom, between early 15th to the early 17th centuries. It was destroied by the Iranian shah Abas the first.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House, Kvareli, Kakheti RegionIn this Factory we`ll have an excursion and wine tasting. Later you can purchase local wine in the Factory shop.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Signagi City Walls, Signagi, Kakheti RegionOur day tour will be concluded by visiting city of love - Sighnaghi. We`ll look over amazing views on Alazani valley, with the background of the great Caucasus. Duration: 50 minutes
Kakheti is a region in the Eastern part of Georgia, famous for its wine, hospitality,views of the Alazani Valley and the Caucasus Mountains.There are many famous churches and wineries like Gremi, Nekresi, Bodbe, Alaverdi. Also you can find the most famous kind of wines like Kindzmarauli (red semi-sweet), Saperavi (red semi-dry), Akhasheni (red dry), Rkatsiteli (white dry), Manavi Mtsvane (white dry) and etc.Program of tour09:00 – pick up from the hotel in TbilisiTelavi (Capital of Kakheti region)Tsinandali (The house museum of Alexander Chavchavadze). Wine tastingGremi castle (Old capital of Kakheti region till XVI ad)Ilia’s lake (Walking and relax time)Kvareli (Khareba Winery). Wine tastingSighnaghi (City of love).Come back in TbilisiIncludedTransportation (English and Russian speaker driver)Guiding serviceWater
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, Signagi, Kakheti RegionOur first destination is Bodbe Nunnery, where the remains of the Georgian Saint Nino, who died after 35 years of apostolic asceticism, are buried in the St. George’s Cathedral alongside with another very revered relic of Georgia – the Miraculous Iberian Icon of Our Lady. Right behind the Cathedral there is the Observation Deck that opens breathtaking views of the Alazani Valley.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Signagi City Walls, Signagi, Kakheti Region Signagi – the City of Love. The city is surrounded by the Signagi Fortress of the XVIII century. The walls of the Signagi Fortress have miraculously survived numerous enemy attacks and they still guard the old part of the city and even beyond. On the perimeter of the walls there are 28 watchtowers, from which wonderful views of the Alazani Valley opens to our eyes. In Sighnaghi, we can visit the local history museum where archeological and ethnographic artifacts are exhibited. One of the halls of the museum displays 16 paintings of Niko Pirosmanashvili, who is well known as a Georgian primitive artist. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House, Kvareli, Kakheti RegionWe visit one of the oldest wineries in Kvareli. The history of the Georgian viticulture began back in the VI Millenium BC in Kakheti. Now there are numerous large and small wineries, which export wine to many countries of the world. Local people still prefer wine, which they produce in a traditional way and store in clay jugs (kvevri) buried deep in the earth. Traditional Georgian wine is not as light as the European one. At the winery, the experienced guides explain and show us everything that concerns the Georgian winemaking process, followed by wine-tasting of different kinds of wine produced on-site.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, Gremi, Kakheti RegionWe visit the medieval capital of the region - Gremi. The Archangels’ Church complex of 16th century is located 175 km east from Tbilisi and contains the ruins of once flourished city, which was also the crossroads for the Silk Road. Apart from monastery and the fortress, the complex includes a museum which treasures archaeological artifacts and the 16th-century cannon.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gombori Pass, Telavi, Kakheti RegionOur last stop is Gobori pass the highest point of the tour with a breathtaking view on Alzani Valley during the sunsetDuration: 15 minutes
This tour is specifically designed for wine lovers and takes you to the most famous wine-making region - Kakheti. You’ll stop at Gremi, a 16th-century complex which used to be a royal citadel and visit the Church of the Archangels. Then you’ll drive to Kvareli and visit Nekresi, a historic town to visit one of the ancient churches of the country, which became a refuge of Abibus, one of the Assyrian Fathers that came to Georgia to spread Christianity. Then you’ll continue your way towards Ilia Lake. Afterward, you’ll visit Kvareli Wine Cellar and Wine Tunnel to get acquainted with their wine producing techniques.
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