Wine and Churches of Eastern Georgia

This intoxicating tour across Eastern Georgia, from South to North is a pure paradise for all your senses and your soul. You will visit Kakheti, the famous wine region with beautiful nature and 8000 years-old traditional method of wine production which is still being used by the local families and wineries. At the same time, you can contemplate in the ancient monastery complexes and churches, to clear your soul and mind and explore the history of one of the first Christianised nations. In the North, you visit Stepantsminda with an occasional breathtaking view of Mt. Kazbegi and picturesque Gergeti church.

Tour Plan
Day 1: Tbilisi exploration Exploring the old city with a guided tour. Visiting the Sulphur baths in Chreli Abano. Tbilisi by night - small walk.
Day 2: Ancient wine making method Trip to David Gareji, ancient monastery complex established in 6th century. Lunch at Oasis Club in Udabno village. Visiting wine factory in Manavi, learning about the traditional wine making method. Transportation to Sighnagi, walk around the town, enjoying the views of Alazani Valley. Traditional Kakhetian dinner, wine degustation in a family wine cellar.
Day 3: Exploring Kakhetian heritage Visiting Nekresi monastery, one of the oldest churches in Georgia from 4th century. Visiting Tsinandali and Chavchavadze home museum - 18th century Georgian noble family house. Transportation to Gremi Monastery and having lunch at TEMI community and social enterprise. Churchkhela and khinkali making workshop. Transportation back to Tbilisi.
Day 4: To the North Visit to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia and Ananuri fortress (17th Century, UNESCO). Transportation to Stepantsminda. Hike to Gergeti church (about 3 hours), dinner and accommodation in a guesthouse in Stepantsminda.
Day 5: Nature from the horseback Transportation to Ghevi horse riding stable surrounded by a beautiful nature. Small horseback riding tour, possibility of a horseback riding class. Home-prepared lunch. Return to Tbilisi, dinner (supra) in a traditional Georgian restaurant with folk music and dance program.

Duration

5 days

Type

Cultural

Included

Accommodation in the hotels and local guesthouses, Meals 3x day, Transportation, Museum Visits, Wine tasting

Not ncluded

Personal Insurance? Entrance to the sulphur baths (optional, 15-20 GEL/person), Churchill and khinkali making workshop (optional

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