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Wine tour for gourmets in Georgia

Tbilisi – Kakheti – Mtskheta – Telavi – Kvareli – Tsinandali – Nekresi – Gremi – Bodbe – Signagi – Tbilisi

Day 1
Arrival in the airport of Tbilisi, transfer to hotel, check- in the hotel.
(The tour program will be started according to the arrival time and day).
Dinner in one of national restaurants with Georgian cuisine (dishes with a nut stuffing, a khinkali, khachapuri, etc.) and a glass of Georgian wine.

Day 2
After breakfast the city tour. Visiting Gold Fund of the museum of art of Georgia where all history of the country since the time of the first human and unique finds of archaeological excavations is presented. The acquaintance with sights of Tbilisi, visit an ancient part of city , park “Peski”, Bridge of Peace, the square of three churches (there are located Christian church, the Synagogue and the Mosque there), and a lot of people – the most cheerful street in Tbilisi – CHARDIN with a lot of people. In the evenings are held several events with live music.
Free time for a lunch (at own expense)
After lunch it is possible to organize the visit of sulfuric baths in ancient part of the city with the relevant service – Kisa (the specific massage in sulfuric baths) Dinner in the city restaurant with the Georgian ethnic cuisine and vintage wines.
(The dinner can be organized outside the city in nature)
Overnight in the hotel in Tbilisi.

Day 3
After breakfast visit the ancient capital of Georgia – Mtskheta.
The cross monastery – Jvari (VI c) stands on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari(Kura) and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta.
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is the main architecture (1010-1029) where Jesus mantle is buried.
Samtavro – Transfiguration Orthodox Church and Nunnery of St. Nino.
Lunch in the tavern”Salobie” where you can taste the Lobio (The beans)prepared in small bean pots of cley with mchadi (a flat cake from cornmeal), all sorts of a pickles, khachapuri, shish kebab, khinkali.
In nearby settlements it is possible to organize visit and attend the process of baking of Georgian bread in the special furnace – tone and look into the private farms and personal plots.
Dinner on the place. They will serve you meal prepared of natural, rural products.
Return to Tbilisi. Overnight in the hotel in Tbilisi.
Food- full board.

Day 4 and 5 
After breakfast departure to Kakheti – the homeland of wine!
Arrival to Telavi through the Gombori pass – Sightseeing of Telavi (Palace of Tsar Irakli)
Visiting Alaverdi cathedral ( VI c) and Alazani valley
Visiting Alexander Chavchavadze homestead in Tsinandali.
There is an unique park of XIX-century with the most rare instance of flora, an enoteca with a set of unique ancient and vintage wines in the homestead. You can also taste Georgian modern vintage wines.
Departure for a lunch to Kvareli-to the estate of the peasant, where outdoors it is possible to take part in preparation shish kebab on a grapevine, to take part in baking of Lavash –Kakhetian pita- bread, in preparation of cheese. During the period of the grape harvest Rtveli program will be based on participation in the process of the grape harvest with all the attendant rituals- grape harvest , in making young wine, in preparation of churchkhela (the walnuts are threaded onto a string, dipped in thickened grape juice and dried )
in the late period of the grape harvest – part in the ZAVODOBA ritual, i.e., in the preparation of Chacha and Vodka. This day it’s surely to butcher a pig and to roast kebab.
Visiting monuments of Nekresi and Gremy Fortess
The degustation of vintage wines in winery “Kindzmarauli corporation” in Kvareli .
In the evening dinner with Tradition Georgian cuisine for real Gourmets.
Overnight in Kvareli
Full board meal

Day 6
After Breakfast
Drive to Bodbe Nunnery where is the relics of St. Nino an illuminator of Georgia.
There is St. Nino’s stream where it is possible to plunge for healing from all illnesses.
Trip to Signagi – the city of love. Visiting the museum and fortress towers of Signagi.
In Signagi is a lot of private wine cellars and cafe.
Free time in Signagi for the lunch at own expense.
Return in Tbilisi and overnight at the Hotel in Tbilisi
In the evening during the walking you will see the night Tbilisi, in its ancient part.
Visiting unique building of century- the Holy Trinity Cathedral
This complex was constructed between 1995 and 2004, it is the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox Cathedral in the World.
The height of the top temple is 105,5 meters ( The dome without the cross is 98 meters and the cross is 7,5 meters)
The Farewell dinner at the national restaurant with Georgian cuisine and music .
Overnight at the Hotel in Tbilisi
Half Board Meal

Day 7
Airport transfer and departure.

NOTE: The company reserves the right to make some an minimal changes to the tour itinerary. There may be changes in the schedule of trips on public, religious Christian holidays. The company is not responsible for any damage caused in the event of force majeure, natural disasters, unexpected delays on the roads and like as well as for loss of documents or money during the tour.
The net cost of the tour per person is USD. (Accommodation in a double room with breakfast at the amount of 6 nights).

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport
Departure: Tbilisi International Airport