Georgia
Destination
+12
Age
5 Days
Duration
Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Season
3* hotels, 4* hotels
Accommodation
Breakfast only, Full board
Catering service

Cradle of Wine – Wine tours in Georgia

Georgia, Kartli and Kakheti Regions


 Duration – 5 days


Why are so interesting wine tours in Georgia

  • Georgia is First in Making Wine:  Grape pips found on Georgian soil are believed to be from the V-­IV millennium BC
  • Georgia is First in Variety of Wine: Georgia has over 500 native grape varieties and 8,000 years of winemaking history
  • Georgia is First in Qvevri Winemaking: Traditional Georgian clay pots, or qvevri, used for fermentation date as far back as the VI-­V millennium BC. UNESCO added this winemaking method to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List

We offer you a wine tour to the East of Georgia and a unique opportunity to participate in the harvest of grapes and winemaking. During this tour you will visit the traditional wine regions of the country: Kakheti and Kartli. You will discover small wineries that make artisanal wines by a thousand-year -old Georgian traditional technology as well as established wineries that produce world famous brands. You will have an amazing opportunity to learn about different ways of winemaking and taste many local wines and dishes.

INCLUDED 
Transportation:

Comfortable A/C minibus or minivan


Accommodation in TWIN rooms:

Four nights twin room accommodation at four-star or three-star hotels, as you choose


Catering service:

Breakfast only or full board catering service, as you choose. This tour offers Vegetarian food option on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer (Exclude for solo travelers)


Guide service:

English speaking guide service (Driver-guide will guide solo travelers and couples)


  Other:

Entrance fees and local guides, and 1 bottles of mineral water without gas per person per day


NOT INCLUDED
Any international flights are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point, book your flight with our preferred partner, that we work with – Jetradar.com, or simply contact us
Travel insurance is not include in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. We offer World Nomads, a company recommended by “Lonely Planet”, “Intrepid Travel” and many other travel specialists. You can check out the details here
Single room supplement
Service except described

Tour accommodation

 Hotel list:

 Astoria Tbilisi Hotel, Old Metekhi Hotel, Chateau Mere, Lopota Lake Resort, Royal Baton

 Astoria Hotel, ZP Hotel, Vera House Hotel, Chateau Kvareli, Chateau Eniseli


Information


  • Visa information – Certain nationalities may require a visa(s) for this tour. Please see our visas pages (Georgia visa & Azerbaijan visa) for more information. It is your responsibility to contact the relevant embassies to confirm your visa requirements. We provide support documentation upon request. Simply contact us.
  • Personal expenses –  Please refer to the tour itinerary for full details of what activities are included, which meals are included and what is excluded. We would recommend budgeting €30-€40 per day.

Additional information

Choose the group size10, 11, 12, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

1

DAY 1.Tbilisi

Arrive in Tbilisi after your flight, where we will greet and escort you to your hotel.

2

DAY 2.Mtskheta- Mukhrani- Chardakhi- Tbilisi

Begin your journey today by visiting the sites of the old capital of Georgia Mtskheta, such as Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) and Jvari Monastery (6th century). Afterwards, enjoy a wine tour to Chateau Mukhrani founded in 1878 by the Prince of Mukhrani, heir of the royal family of Georgia. You will see Ivan Mukhranbatoni’s royal palace, gardens and old cellars, stroll through vineyards, and visit the ultra-modern winery. You will have an opportunity to taste the finest wines of Georgia and delicious Georgian cuisine. After lunch, you will visit Iago’s Wine that is small boutique winery producing qvevri wines from organic vineyards. When back to Tbilisi, you will enjoy natural wines at Vino Underground wine bar where winemakers will be pleased to introduce their wines and share own stories about winemaking. After dinner at restaurant, enjoy your walk in the Old City.

3

DAY 3.Sighnaghi – Telavi

Today, you will explore centuries-long history of Kakheti wine culture. In the morning, visit to Bodbe nunnery, where Saint Nino was buried and Sighnaghi, a beautiful town founded in the 18th century that overlooks amazing Alazani Valley and spectacular Great Caucasus Mountains. (A visit to Bodbe can be replaced by horse riding tour if preferred). After wine tasting and lunch at Pheasants Tears winery, you will continue your journey by visiting Tibaani to see a vineyard with 315 grape varieties and enjoy rare local wines. Afterwards, enjoy a visit to the Prince Aleksandre Chavchavadze Tsinandali Museum, its amazing garden, and old wine cellar with unique collection of 16,500 bottles of different wines. Afterwards you will have a lovely experience to quality qvevri wines at a boutique winery Teleda. In the evening, you will journey to a caste-type hotel Chateau Mere and enjoy a delicious dinner and spectacular views.

4

DAY 4.Telavi-Tbilisi

Enjoy your visit to  monasteries with the centuries-long history of winemaking such Ikalto Monastery (6th century), Alaverdi Monastery with wine cellar founded in 11th century, and Nekresi Monastery Complex (4-6th centuries). Afterwards, a visit to Kindzmarauli Wine Cellar that has a large vineyard library with more than 400 grape varieties that grows in Georgia. After lunch, return to Tbilisi. (In autumn you can participate in harvest and wine production if interested).

5

DAY 5.Tbilisi

Enjoy this free morning before we escort you to the airport.

Price details

Group size persons 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Price per person (3* hotels) 640 € 530 € 430 € 430 € 375 € 365 € 330 € 330 € 310 €
Price per person (4* hotels) 740 € 650 € 530 € 530 € 480 € 475 € 435 € 435 € 410 €
Price per person (4* hotels + full board catering service) 960 € 880 € 760 € 760 € 700 € 700 € 660 € 650 € 630 €

Price include:

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Guide service
  • Entrance fees
  • Support 24/7
  • Catering service optional

Booking instructions

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