Grape Escape

Grape Escape

Category: Wine tours
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 3 days
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Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport
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Wine weekend in Kakheti 

Itinerary:
 Tbilisi - Sighnaghi - Gurjaani - Telavi - Alaverdi - Gremi - Nekresi - Kvareli - Tbilisi

Tour Duration: 3 days / 2 night    

Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport 
Departure: Tbilisi International Airport

Day one
Arrival to Tbilisi International Airport. Meet and transfer at the hotel.
Accommodation. Welcome dinner in one of the best traditional restaurants of the city.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day two
Departure from Tbilisi for a sightseeing tour around wine Georgia region - Kakheti
Arrival to Sighnaghi. Visiting Bodbe Monastery and holy spring named after Saint Nino – female evangelist from Cappadocia. The monastery now functions as nunnery and is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Georgia.
Sightseeing around Gurjaani Wine house. It produces its own vintage wine (Kvevri), which is decorated with appropriate etiquette and production history. Wine degustation.
Departure to Telavi – one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Kakheti. 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. Wine degustation. 
Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight in Telavi. 

Day three

After breakfast tour around Kakheti - historical area of eastern Georgia, in the valleys of the rivers Iori and Alazani.It is a surprisingly beautiful region to the world of ancient temples and monasteries, picturesque rivers and valleys where amber grapes grow under the warm sun rays. Sightseeing around the area includes visits to: 
Alaverdi Cathedral - The monastery was founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph (Yoseb, Amba) Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. At a height of over 55 meters, Alaverdi Cathedral is the second tallest religious building in Georgia, after Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi. Its overall size is also smaller than the cathedral of Svetitskhoveli in Mtskheta.
Gremi -  is a 16th-cntury architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels in Kakheti. The complex is what has survived from the once flourishing town of Gremi and is located east of the present-day village of the same name in Kvareli District. 
Departure to Kvareli, lunch at the local restaurant. Wine degustation in 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 and taste amazing wines. Dinner at the local restaurant on the bank of Kvareli Lake.
Way from Kvareli to Tbilisi through Gombori pass.
Arrival to Tbilisi in the late evening hours.  


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