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Discover Qvevri (Amber) WINE

Features: 12 Day - 11 Night

Arrival - Tbilisi international airport 

Departure Tbilisi  /Batumi international airport 

Category: Wine and gastro tour, cultural tour

Season: Year-round 

Guest: 2 - 18

Price* per Person: from 890 $

GEORGIANS ARE RIGHTLY proud of their rich and historic winemaking culture, and as traditional methods enjoy a renaissance, the qvevri - an earthenware vessel used to store and age wine for thousands of years - is becoming the unofficial symbol of the country. There are over 500 indigenous species of grape (most used for wine) in Georgia, far more than anywhere else, most of them still completely unknown to the rest of the world.

 

Day 1 Arrival in Tbilisi 

Flight to Tbilisi, meeting in airport and transfer to hotel, rest. 

Free evening 

 

Day 2 Tbilisi (warm city) - capital of Georgia

 Discover Tbilisi, more than 1500 years old city, in all its historical and architectural diversity.

Main sights: 

  • Metekhi fortress, Abanotubani - famous  sulphur bathhouses. Narikhala fortress, the main citadel of the Tbilisi with the superb panoramic view of the city. Meidani,  Sioni Cathedral, Antchiskhati Church (6-th c), the oldest basilica in Tbilisi.
  • First meeting with Georgian wine  - wine cellar in old city , tasting of Georgian wines
  • Open Air Museum of Ethnography - displaying the examples of folk architecture and craftwork from various regions of the country

Evening in a Georgian restaurant with a folk concert will slightly open the curtain in your knowledge of Georgian cuisine

 

Day 3 - kakheti - wine cellar of Georgia 

 Kakheti is the main region of Georgian winemaking. Vineyards that give some of the country’s best wines are located in the basins of Alazani and Iory rivers. 

 Main Sights: 

  • Telavi  - capital of Kakhetian Kingdom, Batonistsikhe citadel  and 900 years old giant plane tree,
  • Marani – Traditional Georgian wine cellar and vineyard. Meeting the 8 000 year old winemaking process seasonally you have opportunities to take part in the vintage and winemaking process (middle August- September) 
  • Kvareli tunnel – wine cellar in the tunnel of Caucasus mountain - acquaintance and tasting  of Georgian ( Kvevri) wine  (The fertile valleys and protective slopes of the Transcaucasia were home to grapevine cultivation and neolithic wine production  for at least 8000 years) 

Touching of traditional Georgia table “Supra”

Overnight in Kvareli 

 

Day 4  Following wine rout of Kakheti 

  • Museum of wine and winemaking
  • City of love  Sighnaghi and famous  defensive wall of  city
  • Ethnographical yard and museum

Overnight in Tbilisi 

 

Day 5 - Wines of Kartli 

 Kartli - another  winemaking region, which is well-known for its high-quality classical European-type and sparkling wines

 Main Sights

  • Mtsketa  ancient capital of Georgia. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral  and Jvari Monastery (VII- VIII c)  - UNESCO World Heritage Sites; 
  • Armazi fortress (4 rd c BC – VIII AD ); and ancient wine Cellar ( 1-3 AD)
  • Chateau Mukhrani – castle and wine caller of Princes of Mukhrani  Ivane Mukhranbatoni , testing Kartlian wines 

Overnight in Kutaisi 

 

Day 6 West Georgia – Imereti 

 Imereti is one of the most diverse regions in terms of winemaking. Its many climatic zones have various soil compositions, which make the varieties of wines produced here very different from each other.

Kutaisi city tour "Okros Chardakhi" – Georgian Kings’ Palace; Bagrati Cathedral (XXI c) UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gelati Complex - Main cultural and intellectual centers in Georgia for a long period; UNESCO World Heritage Site;

Tasting of Imeretian wines

Overnight in Kutaisi 

 

Day 7 Amazing mountain winery region – Racha - Lechkhumi  

Racha-Lechkhumi region stands out for its small territory and rare, unique varieties of vines. 60 endemic grape varieties are derived from the ancient period. Locals still keep archaic winemaking methods described in ancient Roman and Greek sources

Georgian Noble, Dimitri Kipiani in the 1880s  made perfect demi-doux (semi-sweet) red wine from. It was called “The Kipiani Wine” and In 1907 The Kipiani Wine was granted the Gold Grand Prize of  European Wine Festival  at Osten in Belgium. 

Main Sights

  • Shaori Lake, Nikortsminda  Cathedral ( XI AD), Barakoni (XVIII AD)
  • Visit Kipiani cellar,  history of Khvanchkara winery , testing Khvanchkara wine  

 Overnights in Ambrolauri  

 

 Day 8  –Adjara – next winemaking region of Georgia 

Adjara is a fascinating and unique area, where the sea collides with mountain range. One of the must-see regions in Georgia, Adjara has fairly built up a superb reputation as one of the best resort areas,

Main Sights 

  • Batumi old and new boulevards - famous Seaside Park; Dolphinarium, Gonio fortress  is a Roman fortification in Adjara. 

 Overnight in Batumi 

 

Day  9  - Adjarian  wine house 

 in Adjara mountains, in the midst of unique nature, we will visit  a multi-functional "Adjarian Wine House" surrounded by vineyards, having Georgian restaurant, wine factory, enotheque, wine cellar with Qvevri and wine tasting halls. 

Overnight in Batumi

 

Day 10– back to Tbilisi 

 Free day in Batumi, enjoy  the sun and  sea, Tasting famous Adjarian Khachapuri 

At the evening travel back to Tbilisi

 Overnight in Tbilisi 

 

Day 11– Tbilisi  - From the medieval city to the bourgeois 

 You will meet with the bourgeois city of the 19th century. Visit to Sarajishvili brandy factory. Testing of Georgian brandy 

Visit Famous Dry Bridge  and flea market 

Overnight in Tbilisi 

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Day 12– Tbilisi  departure

Transfer to Tbilisi international airport for departure

 


 *Price includes:

  • Transfers by a comfortable Climate Controlled car,
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels  ( BB)
  • Professional guide service during the tour
  • Excursions in accordance with the program
  • Entrance fees,  wine testingсs, Master classes  in accordance with the program
  • welcome diner, dinner in Kakheti and all lunches during the tour ( 9 X)
  • All local taxes
  • 1 bottle of water per day 

 

Wine tour

USD3.3119
EUR4.0107
Tbilisi, Georgia

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