Legendary Georgian treasures: Kakheti & Tusheti

Legendary Georgian treasures: Kakheti & Tusheti

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Tour type: Under request
Duration: 6 days
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Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport
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Itinerary: Tbilisi - David Gareja - Sighnaghi - Telavi - Gremi - Alaverdi - Omalo - Dartlo - Kvareli - Tbilisi

Tour Duration: 6 days / 5 nights

Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport 
Departure: Tbilisi International Airport

Day one

Welcome to Georgia
Arrival to Tbilisi International Airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Sightseeing tour around Tbilisi, which includes visits to: Narikala Fortress and Metekhi church with panoramic views on Old Tbilisi, ancient churches of Anchiskhati and Sioni, Sulphur Baths district “Abanotubani”, famous Chardin street name after a French Missioner, Piece Bridge, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Freedom Square, Pantheon on Mtatsminda Mount and many others places of interest...
Welcome dinner in a traditional Georgian restaurant, where you will enjoy delicious Georgian cuisine.
Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi hotel.

Day two

Moving to Kakheti
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for exploring Kakheti region.
The first sight you will visit is David Gareja rock-hewn monastery complex, located on the half-desert slopes of Mount Gareja. The complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face.
Departure to Sighnaghi, visit Saint Nino Monastery and Holy Spring in Bodbe – orthodox monastic complex originally built in IX century. Sighnaghi city tour: here you will feel the romantic aroma of the history, explore folk art and handicraft, taste wonderful Georgian wine, enjoy Georgian hospitability and picturesque landscapes.
Continuing our way and moving to Telavi city for overnight.

Day three

To the realm of Tusheti towers
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to Tsinandali House-Museum – the historical home of Alexandre Chavchavadze and his family, is one of Georgia’s most important cultural sites. As a museum and cultural center, it can offer an extraordinary experience for the general public, tourists, educators, students, and researchers. Tsinandali’s immense winery - the great wine-making tradition of eastern Georgia will be a theme in many of the features envisioned in this space. 
We continue our trip, the next sites are: Gremi & Alaverdi Cathedrals.
Departure to Tusheti, namely to is the center hub of Tusheti - Omalo village. It is the principle village of Tusheti. it is largely isolated from the rest of Georgia for most of the year. This is one of the holy places for Tushetians.  Observational tour around the place. Dinner & overnight in Omalo guesthouse.

Day four

Dartlo - People still live here by 500 years old traditions
After breakfast sightseeing tour around Dartlo village.
There are up to 50 depopulated and abandoned villages in Tusheti. Tusheti villages sre decorated by the towers and castles, which defended the population against neighboring community’s attack. Most of these castles are destroyed now. Tusheti villages are situated along the eastern bank of the River Alazani.
Visits to ancient Tusheti villages: Diklo, Dartlo and Shenako. The most astonishing place is a village Dartlo, which has still its ancient look. It is located in the middle of the gorge sheltered under inaccessible Dano and Kvavlo. There are ruins of ancient church there, only men have access to this church. You will be welcomed in one traditional family and taste unbelievably delicious home made dishes.
Dinner and overnight in Dartlo.

Day five

Kvareli wine tunnel
Breakfast and departure to one of the noble place in the region: Kvereli.  
Wine tunnel in Kvareli - The "Tunnel" tourist complex is situated near the town of Kvareli in the eastern Georgian region of Kakheti. Here you can visit a historic wine cellar located in a tunnel, discover Georgian culture, taste amazing wines, relax and spend time with your family and friends.  
Wine degustation. Back to Tbilisi through Gombori Pass.  
Farewell dinner at one of the best Tbilisi restaurants with entertainment folk-program.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day six

Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport.
See you soon in Georgia, Genatsvale!

 


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