Kakheti Culture & Wine tasting tour

Kakheti, warm and sunny Eastern region of Georgia. It's the region of wine and great food. Historycally many times was Kakheti devastated by invaders, mostly by Muslims, but Kakheti survived, Kakhetians kept thousands of years old tradition of winemaking in Qvevri, clay vessels in which wine is fermented. Dozens of breeds of Georgian grapes originated from this region. Sunny climate and fertile Alazani valley contributes a lot to the quality of Kakhetian wines. There are several micro zones within this region and famous Georgian wines like Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, Kisi originated here.

Within kakheti wine tour we will visit following places:1. Ujarma fortress (3-4th century)and a church at the slope of the hill near the road, scenic views of Gombori pass.2. David Gareja, Monastic complex in a half desert mount Gareja, It’s unique architecture comprised of dozens of caves and monasteries and was founded in 6-th century. .3. Sighnaghi, fascinating town located in the Georgia’s easternmost region of Kakheti, was built by king Irakli of Georgia in 18th century and is prominent of its unique architecture. Located at the top of the mountain, visitors can enjoy views at Alazani valley and at the Great Caucasus mountains .4. Shuamta Monastery built in 5-th century, newer one in 17-th. 5. Nekresi monastery complex at the hilltop with it's unique and intriguing history from Mythraism to Christianity. Complex unites several churches from the beginning of 4th century and ending 16th  6. Alaverdi Monastery from 11th century. 7. Gremi Monastery and fortress, former residence of Kakhetian kings, largest town of Kakheti Telavi and King Erekle's palace, museum. And also important part of the tour is visit of the Qvevry master and wine tasting at small wine cellars, as many as you like))


Included:
Private tour, Transportation by comfortable 4x4 Suv, Guiding in English or Russian
Excluded: Meals, personal expenses
Restrictions: No shorts are allowed in Orthodox churches, women must wear long dress, Most churches provide wrap on cloth at the entrance.
Price up to 4 pax: 38$
Day 1 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drive to David Gareja monastery

 
12:00 - 2.00 PM

Monastery sightseen

 
2.00 PM - 2:30 PM

Lunch

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3.00 PM — 5:30 PM

Bodbe Monastery, Sighnaghi town, Museum of Art, wine tasting

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5.30 PM — 6.00 PM

Drive to Telavi, Wine tasting

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Day 2 10.00am

King Erekle's palace and museum

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11:00 aM — 12:00 PM

Drive to Kvareli, wine tasting upon choice

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12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Gremi fortress & monastery

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1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Drive to Nekresi monastery complex, excursion at the site

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2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Drive to Alaverdi church, guided tour at the site

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3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Drive to Qvevri master, we will learn how Georgian wine vessels are made and taste master's wine,

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4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Drive back to Tbilisi

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5:00 PM — 5.30 PM

Shuamta monastery

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12:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Evening arrival, transfer to hotel

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