Travel Point Company offers an amazing tour through Kakheti Region- one of the beautiful parts of the Eastern Georgia. Come with us and discover fascinating world of wine in the beautiful corner of the Caucasus, walk through the best vineyards of Georgia. Here you will be taught how to make real Georgian wine by local peasants, how delicious churchxela (walnut roll) so characteristic of Kakheti is made, Mtsvadi roasting or Khinkali making, how appetite Kackhetian bread (Shoti) is baked… witness it and take part in it…DAY 1 TBILISI: ARRIVAL INTO TBILISI
Transfer to your hotel. You will be met by the representative of Travel Point Agency
Overnight in Tbilisi (-/-/-)DAY 2 TBILISI –LEAVE FOR KAKHETI; SIGHNAGHI /BODBE/VELISTSIKHE/ALAVERDI/IKALTO/KVARELI/TELAVI
We start our trip by driving to a small and very beautiful, romantic town Sighnaghi (790m), called as “Love city”. Approximately 113 km. southeast of Tbilisi. Sighnaghi's economy is dominated by production of wine and traditional carpets. The town has been settled since Paleolithic period and is walled with the remnants of the 18th-century fortifications, overlooks the Alazani Valley and faces the Greater Caucasus Mountains. Visit Bodbe Monastery (9thc)-one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, due to its association with St. Nino. St. Nino (4th c. female evangelist) has become one of the most venerated saints of the Georgian Orthodox Church and her attribute a Grapevine Cross is a symbol of Georgian Christianity. Her grave is still shown at the Bodbe monastery. This place used to be a coronation place of Georgian kings. Visiting the Spring of St. Nino- emerged through St. Nino’s prayers, believed to have a healing power.
Continue driving to the oldest village Velistsikhe. Visit the Wine Museum (16th c), a very interesting and arched wine cellar excellent storage, with limestone wine old presser, 33 different-sized clay pitchers and large penthouse that attract the interest of thousands of visitors. Drive to Alaverdi Monastery (11th c), visit theMonastery wine cellar restored by “Badagoni” wine company. If the time permits us visit the Ikalto Academy as well (4th-13th cc). Excursion to Kvareli district. Visit a unique wine store kept in a tunnel engraved in rock. The tunnel length is 13, 5 km. The store maintains permanent temperature at any season of year, hovering between 14/16 Celsius, ideal for maturing wine; the store still keeps Georgian brand wines. Visit local wine factory “Kindzmarauli caller”. The current range of product of Kindzmarauli, includes over 23 brands of high-quality wines, including red and white dry “SamepoKakhuri” and naturally red semi sweet “Kindzmarauli Original”, which are an exclusive brands of our company that developed its production process using the ancient Kakhetian grape varieties and traditions of viniculture. Drive to Telavi-the main city and administrative center of Georgia’s eastern province of Kakheti.
Overnight in Telavi at a guesthouse (B/L/D)DAY 3 TELAVI/TSINANDALI/GURJAANI/TBILISI
After breakfast, sightseeing tour in Telavi (568m) -the former capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti. The town includes citadel itself, an ethnographical museum, the ruins of older fortifications and a royal palace of the last Georgian King Heraclius II (in circa 1744-98), where we have excursion. Continue driving to Tsinandali, a house museum of Prince Alexander Tchavtchanadze, (a famous Georgian romantic poet and representative of Kakheti nobility), with beautiful garden and wine cellar, where we taste 5 sorts of wine. Alexander Tchavtchanadze, a godson of Russian Tsarina Catharine II, inherited this village from his father. He refurbished this estate, constructed a new Italianate palace and built a decorative garden in 1835. It used to be the palace, where Alexander Tchavtchanadze frequently entertained foreign guests with music, wit and-most especially the fine vintages made at his estate Winery. Familiar with European ways, Tchavtchanadze built Georgia’s oldest and largest winery, where he combined European and centuries-long Georgian winemaking traditions. The highly regarded dry white Tsinandali is still produced there.
Finally this adventure tour is ended by an unforgettable evening with traditional feast in Wine house of Gurjaani, which produces its own vintage wine, decorated with appropriate etiquette and production history. Professional sommelier will lead the wine tasting for us. We attend the brewing of Georgian Vodka * (“zavodka”), which is very interesting process. Thisunique old wine-cellar in a farmer’s house still keeps wine the same way as their ancestors didcenturies ago. A little has changed since that time. Here you will be taught how to make real Georgian wine by local peasants, how grape is pressed-test the world’s favorite white and red wines directly from the pitchers in the Kakhetian wine-cellars, how delicious churchxela (walnut roll) so characteristic of Kakheti is made, Mtsvadi roasting or Khinkali making, how appetite Kackhetian bread (Shoti) is baked… witness it and take part in it. While having a feast with locals along with other toasts you must never fail to say these words, Blessed be the hands, which have squeezed the juice for this wine”.
Return Tbilisi hotel
Overnight in Tbilisi (B/L/D)DAY 4 SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF TBILISI AND MTSKHETA
We start our trip by driving to Mtskheta,the ancient capital of Georgia is situated 20km from Tbilisi. Scientists date the town back to the 2nd millennium B.C.Mtskheta used to be the capital of Georgian Kingdom of Iberia during 500 BC -500 AD. Here Georgians accepted Christianity in the beginning of 4th c. The town and its architectural monuments are included in the world’s Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. Jvari Monastery (6th c), Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th c), -the unique murals of saints and Georgian monarchs are inside the main Cathedral. Visit Souvenir shops. Lunch in Mtskheta, in a very famous restaurant –“Salobie”
After lunch excursion to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia (5th c AD), visit the Triumphal Gate (5th-6th cc), Anchiskhati Church (in circa 522-534), ShardeniStreet and Cotton Row, Sioni Cathedral (in circa 575-639), Synagogue (renewed 19th c), Souvenir shops, Metekhi Temple (12th c), Bath district 16th -17th cc., Narikala fortress 4th c,The Holy Trinity Cathedral, Rustaveli Avenue,-where attractions such as the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, The Parliament, Kakhveti Church (1904-10), Rustaveli Theatre, different art galleries and cafes will pay your attention and provide a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
After getting unforgettable impressions during a day, getting thermal water procedure in Sulfur Baths is going to be very relaxing part of the tour.
Leaving party in national restaurant
Transfer to the airport. End of the tour
COST FOR WINE TOUR FROM
290 USD, P.P
DEPARTURE EVERY DAY
INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:
- Accommodation based on twin share (in twin rooms):
-3 nights standard Hotel 3* star approx.
-2 nights in Tbilisi at a 3 star centrally located hotel
-1 nights in Telavi
-As specified in the itinerary: B-breakfast; L-lunch; D-dinner.
-All land transfers by car. For 2 persons we use a comfortable car (sedan or jeep type car). –For 3 and more persons we use a comfortable minibus. All transport is with air-conditioning.
-An English (German, French, Italian, and Russian).
• 3 days Tour program&Entrance fees: - Sightseeing tour programs in each city with entrance tickets to the sites, museums.
-Airport transfer for two ways are included in the tour package, doesn’t matter which country and what time are you arriving from or departing to. A driver with Travel Point board will meet you
-Visa support if required
-Alcohol beverage as per mentioned
-1 lt. of water per person, per day
Georgian Souvenir Gift
• International flights
• Single room supplement
• Travel insurance & Personal expenses
* Tchatcha is traditionally a clear fruit homebrew, strong liquor, which is sometimes called “vine vodka”, “grape vodka” or “Georgian vodla/grappa”. It is made of grape pomace (grape residue left after making wine). It can also be produced from non-ripe or non-cultured grapes and, in some cases, oranges, figs, tangerines, or mulberries. Many Georgians claim that Tchatcha has medicinal properties and is suggested as a remedy for a number of ailments, including ear blockages and indigestion. Also, it is said to cure stomachaches by applying it to the abdomen.
VERY IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATIONItinerary:
on this holiday we focus on cultural, historical and highlights. Some days we cover long distance transportation in order to reach maximum amount of sites to be seen over the period. During our trip we have optional easy walking. When walking in DavigGareja some sections of the path are steep and rough.
Accommodation: We offer various accommodation during this holiday: Some nights will be spent at small hotels and guesthouses. Some of these guesthouses have shared bathrooms (Tusheti, etc)Meals:
FB are included outside Tbilisi. Dinner are served at the hotels and guesthouses. If anyone has a special dietary need, we recommend you to contact us in advance.Transport:
We use a comfortable car or a minibus depending on the group size. All transports are air-conditioned.Guiding:
All our guides are experienced and friendly and they have excellent knowledge of the sites you visit during your holiday. We provide English, German, France, Russian and Italian speaking guides. Weather:
the best season for this holiday is from mid-May till November. The average daytime temperature in May, Sep and Oct, is about +20 C to +25 C and in summer time +28C to +35C. Some days are spent in the mountainous areas where the weather is variable. The temperature changes from +20C /afternoon/ to below +5C/+10C at night.
Health matters: Everyone should be able to participate in this holiday, without any limitation of age and physical shape. We recommend that each person will carry a small personal first aid kit. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in good health before you join the holiday.Visa:
No visas are required for the citizens of the USA, Canada, Japan, Israel, Switzerland and the Countries of the European Union to Travel to Georgia for up to 90 days. A valid passport is needed. Citizens of other countries can obtain their visa at Georgian Embassies or Consulates in their Countries or upon arrival in Tbilisi airport. But please, note that there can be some limitations and we strongly recommend you to contact us for further information.Insurance:
It is essential that everyone has a medical and personal insurance throughout the period of participating in our tours. The policy should include hospitalization, repatriation, medical expenses and loss of baggage. You always have to carry a copy of your insurance policy with youRecommended Currency for Exchange:
USD or EUR Up-to-date information on exchange rates can be obtained here:
http://currency.boom.ge/?lng=en Where to Exchange:
Most major towns-your guide will advise you on arrival. Automatic teller Machine:
Only in Major townsCredit Card Acceptance:
Only in major towns. Travelers Cheques:
Travelers’ cheques are difficult to change.Luggage:
Please bear in mind that you should carry your own luggage, so please don’t overload yourself. Take one suitcase on wheels and daypack. In total 20 kg per person.Clothing:
Please take with you rain coat and light jacket, weather is changeable in Caucasus. Please also bear in mind that in some parts of these countries you should avoid wearing shorts and vest tops, better long trousers and shirts. Also we advise you to wear comfortable sport shoes, especially for visiting mountainous regions. As for equipment, don’t forget to take swimsuit, sunglass and sunhat. Before departure we recommend you to contact.
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