WINE TOUR

WINE TOUR

 

 

Wine Tour

 

World wine history originates from Georgia, Transcaucasia (south Caucasus) is the territory where the vine has been acknowledged as “culture” and from there the wine vine species have been spread throughout the rest of the world.

Georgian wine is one of the ancient in Europe. The most ancient signs discovered for the present time points to the existence of viticulture and wine-making in Georgia about 8000 years ago, after that Georgia has been acknowledges and recognized as the historical homeland of vine-growing and wine-making.

In our country more than 575 vine species are known. Here vine has always been reckoned as sacred and divine plant. There was time when Mesopotamia was thought to be the homeland of wine, but archaeological excavations carried out in Georgia have revealed more ancient and unique facts.

Together with our company “Reach Point Georgia” you will pass the wine road and know and get familiar with Georgian wine-making.

 

Day 1. Arrival in Tbilisi

Arrival at Shota Rustaveli international airport, you will be welcomed by a representative of our company and  transferred by a comfortable transport to the hotel. Check in. Free time. Overnight in Tbilisi.

 

Day 2 Tbilisi City Tour

Breakfast at hotel. You will visit old Tbilisi.

  • Sameba Cathedral (holy Trinity cathedral)
  • Metekhi Church
  • Europe square
  • Bridge of Peace 
  • Narikala fortress
  • Lekhtakhevi waterfall, in a city centre 
  • Sulfur baths
  • Lunch in restaurant 
  • Wine shop – You will hear the Georgian history of wine and you can purchase the desired wine
  • Georgian National Museum 
  • Dry Bridge Market

Overnight in Tbilisi

 

Day 3. Tbilisi – Bodbe –  Sighnaghi  – Telavi 

Breakfast at hotel. Trip to Kakheti – known and called as homeland of wine.

  • Bodbe Nunnery Complex
  • Sighnaghi "City Of Love"
  • Wine degustation and Lunch  at restaurant “Khokhbis Tsremlebi” (pheasant’s tears)
  • Papari Valley Winery 
  • Historic winery and breathtaking estate of Prince Alexander Chavchavadze in Tsinandali 
  • Batonis Tsikhe Castle  (Erekle II House Museum)
  • Dinner in restaurant with marvelous view over Alazani valley

Overnight in Telavi 

 

Day 4TelaviKvareli - Tbilisi

Breakfast at hotel. We will continue exploring Kakheti.

  • Chateau Mere - one of the most successful wine maker and producer in Georgia
  • Winery Khareba -  you will  have a unique experience tasting Khareba wines in a tunnel
  • Lunch 
  • Workshop of Qvevri – Here we will have master class of  making old Georgian vessel “ Qvevri “

Overnight in Tbilisi 

 

Day 5. Tbilisi – MtskhetaGori – Kutaisi  

Breakfast at hotel. Trip to Kutaisi- west Georgia, where you can witness the stunning nature,distinguished culture and special wines.On the way we will visit old capital of Georgia - Mtskheta.

  • Jvari Monastery- Temple of the VI century with a beautiful panorama of Mtskheta
  • Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - burial site of the Christ’s mantle and a monument of the 11th century
  • Lunch 
  • Chateau Mukhrani - the first Georgian chateau, where we will see the palace of Ivane Mukhranbatoni, with unique garden and wine cellars. Wine degustation.
  • Uplistsikhe Cave– is the oldest cave town in Georgia, Its history begins in the I-II millennium B.C. Lying on the trade route, the Silk Road.
  • Bagrati Cathedral- the symbol of united Georgia, built n the 11th century. 
  • Dinner in Kutaisi, with famous Georgian dish -Adjarian khachapuri

Overnight in Kutaisi

 

Day 6. Kutaisi – Racha – Kutaisi

Breakfast at hotel. Moving from Kutaisi to mountainous Racha. Small but one of the most exotic regions of Georgian wine making. We will visit:

  • Shaori water reservoir – picturesque hydroelectric power station of Racha with amazing views 
  • Royal Khvanchkara – wine cellar in Racha. Degustation of high quality red naturally semi-sweet wine called "Khvanchkara" and exsursion in winery. 
  • Lunch
  • Nikortsminda Cathedral – dates back XI century. Monastery is fully decorated with various unique ornaments.
  • Family wine cellar – small winery where you will taste unique Qvevri wines
  • Souvenirs Shop - where you will be able to buy local wine and souvenirs to remember the beautiful Racha

Overnight in Kutaisi

 

Day 7. Kutaisi –  Baghdati- Tbilisi 

Breakfast at hotel. From the morning we  will move towards the  Baghdati. Town  is one of the most important home wine making centers in Georgia. On the way we will explore:

  • Prometheus cave –  uniqueness of the cave itself will amaze every visitor with its Stalagmites, cave waterfalls and hanging stone curtains.
  • Lunch
  • Nakashidze' Ancestral Historical- Ethnographic Museum-where you will find an unique collection of old combat and defensive weapons, wine storage warehouse and household items
  • Baia's wine - we will visit a wine cellar belongs to successful Georgian woman Baia. We will taste the high quality wine, produced by ancient tradition
  • Gala dinner in Tbilisi with folk music and georgian national dance 

Overnight in Tbilisi 

 

Day 8. Departure

At the hotel you will be provided with a comfortable car towards the Kutaisi airport, with pleasant memories of the most beautiful places in Georgia.

 

 

The Tour Includes:

  • Transfer from/to the airport 
  • Overnight at a hotel, 4 nights in Tbilisi, 1 night in Telavi ,2 nights in Kutaisi
  • All breakfasts at the hotel.
  • Lunches ( Day: 2,3,4,5,6,7)
  • Dinners ( Day: 3, 5)
  • Gala dinner (Day: 7)
  • Master class of making "Qvevri" and wine degustations.
  • Comfortable transport service during the tour.
  • Guide service.
  • Water ( 1 bottle per day ).
  • Tickets (to the museums and to tourist locations).

Excludes:

  • Sulphur baths” & Qisa entrance fee 20 EUR per person

Child Policy:

  • For children up to 6 years old free of charge.
  • From 6 to 12 years old, the cost of the tour is 50%.

 

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