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Cradle of Wine-Georgia

Duration of this Trip 8 Days Priced From $3,598 per person

Welcome to Georgia-the cradle of wine. It is the destination of mountain and sea, with the north Caucasus Mountains along its northern border with Russia and the Black Sea to the west. Wine lovers visit the region of Kakheti in eastern Georgia, also the gateway to the gorgeous Tusheti mountain region, bordering Russia. Hundreds of varieties of grapes are grown in Kakheti, and it is famous for its drinking songs and genial hospitality.

At a Glance

Duration

8 Days

Priced From

$3,598 per person

Departures

  • July 20-27, 2016
  • August 8-15, 2016
  • September 15-22, 2016

Itinerary

Day 1-2: Tbilisi
Day 3: Sighnaghi – Telavi
Day 4: Tbilisi
Day 5: Mtskheta – Gori – Kutaisi
Day 6: Batumi
Day 7: Gori – Mtskheta – Tbilisi
Day 8: Departure

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival

Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Tbilisi

After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Tbilisi's Old City. Walking along the narrow city streets and exploring the religious and secular architecture, you will get a sense of the history of the city from early centuries to modern times. Different religious buildings – churches, synagogues, mosques – abound as well as famous 19 th century houses with wooden multi-colored balconies. Visit the sulfur baths which made an unforgettable impression on the likes of Pushkin, Lermontov, and Dumas. During the tour enjoy the superb panoramic views of the Old City. Afterwards we will take a stroll along Rustaveli Avenue – the main street in Tbilisi. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Radisson BLU Iveria (5*) in Tbilisi. (B/D)

Day 03: Tbilisi – Sighnaghi – Telavi

In the morning, explore the Kakheti region, which is well known for its wine production. Enjoy superb views of the Great Caucasus Mountains and the valleys of Kakheti, learn about the traditions and culture of the country and region, and most importantly, taste wines and delicious food.
Your first stop is to the fortified town of Sighnaghi (18th century). The town preserved its original image and now offers visitors stunning views of the surrounding Caucasus Mountains. Visit a local winery to taste Georgian wines. Continue to the historical-ethnographic museum. Afterwards drive to a local village to visit local farmers' wine cellars and taste wine. Later transfer to a winery for more wine tasting and learning about manufactured Georgian wines. Transfer to Telavi. Dinner and overnight at beautiful boutique property Chateau Mere.(B/D)

Day 4: Telavi – Tbilisi

Visit a local master of Georgian clay jars known as 'Qvevri' which are used for storing wine underground – a traditional method which dates back 8,000 years. Transfer to Alaverdi Cathedral for sightseeing and visiting the wine cellar of the monastery to taste wine made by monks. Later visit Gremi Complex and continue on to the home of a local family for lunch and wine. Afterwards, visit a winery for more wine tasting and a tour of the wine factory. Transfer to Tbilisi. Overnight at 4* Ambasadori hotel (B/L/D)
Overnight at a hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 5: Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Gori – Kutaisi

Drive to visit the 6th century Jvari Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site overlooking Mtskheta, the ancient capital and religious centre of Georgia, which is 3000 years old. Continue to Uplistsikhe cave town located close to Gori. Here, taste home-made wines of Kartli region. Transfer to Kutaisi, the town of legendary Golden Fleece from the myth of Jason and the Argonauts, and visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site – Gelati Monastery and Academy. Dinner at hotel restaurant and overnight at 3* hotel Bagrati 1003 in Kutaisi.(B/D)

Day 6: Kutaisi – Batumi

Transfer to the Black Sea coast. Visit Gonio fortress connected with the myth of Jason and the Argonauts, and a private ethnographic museum. Free time in Batumi. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at 5* Sheraton Batumi hotel with marvelous views of the town of Batumi and the Black Sea. (B/D)

Day 7: Batumi – Gori – Mtskheta – Tbilisi

En route to Tbilisi, visit a winery to learn more about West Georgian wines. Tour the Stalin museum in Gori and the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in Tbilisi. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at 5* Radisson BLU Iveria in Tbilisi.(B/D)

Day 8: Departure

Early in the morning transfer to the airport and depart.

Land Tour Costs

From $3,598 for 6-10 travelers

Single Supplement

$430

Scheduled Departures

  • July 20-27, 2016
  • August 8-15, 2016
  • September 15-22, 2016

Trip Highlights

  • Taste fantastic Georgian wines and see winemaking techniques and traditions
  • Discover cultural treasures of gorgeous wine country Georgia;
  • Enjoy Silk Road's best adventures, cultural interaction and experience the hospitality;
  • Visit exotic bazaars, traditional teahouses and ancient villages;
  • Hiking at the Spectacular Mountains and Gorges;

Visited Countries

Georgia

Visited Cities & Places

Tbilisi, Sighnagli, Telavi, Mtskheta, Gori,Kutaisi, Batumi

Suggested Extensions

Treasures of Turkey, Azerbaijan Tour: Allure of Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan cultural Tour: Golden Road To Samarkand, Treasures of Two Russia capitals

Reading Lists

Lonely Planet: Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (2012)
Thomas De Waal: The Caucasus, An Introduction (2010)

What's Included

  • Visa support
  • Private transportation
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the historical sites
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Wine tasting
  • Pre Departure Travel Package

What's Not Included

  • International Flights

Visited Countries

Georgia

Visited Cities & Places

Tbilisi, Sighnagli, Telavi, Mtskheta, Gori,Kutaisi, Batumi

Suggested Extentions

Treasures of Turkey, Azerbaijan Tour: Allure of Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan cultural Tour: Golden Road To Samarkand, Treasures of Two Russia capitals

Reading Lists

Lonely Planet: Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (2012)
Thomas De Waal: The Caucasus, An Introduction (2010)

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Cradle of Wine Georgia Tour

An 8 day tour available as scheduled group tour or as custom private tour

Scheduled Departures

  • July 20-27, 2016
  • August 8-15, 2016
  • September 15-22, 2016

Land Tour Costs

From $3,598 for 6-10 travelers

Single Supplement

$430