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Authentic Experience of Wine Tasting in Georgia (Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Telavi, Murkhani)

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Duration

8 Days

Tour Type

Tailor-made

Group Size

1 - 6 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Overview :

Georgia is the homeland of wine as it’s proven throughout the history of eight thousand years. Five hundred kinds The wine can be found in Georgia. There are ancient traditions of winemaking in this country that are really interesting. storing wine in a clay pot shows the uniqueness of Georgian ancient traditions. During this private 8-day tour, you’ll taste some unique wines and learn about some of the best Georgian traditions of wine making.

Free Cancellation :

You can easily cancel this tour based on the policies mentioned in the following sections down below. 

Tailor-Made :

You can fully customize your tour. Add or reduce days to it, change the route or services, tailored to your needs.

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Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1: -Arrival - Tbilisi

Arrive in Tbilisi and transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation: Tabori Terrace or Similar 

Day 2:  Tbilisi

after breakfast, we will have a city tour including Old Tbilisi. From the Metekhi Church (13th century) overlooking the river Mtkvari to the Narikala Fortress (4th century), one of the oldest fortifications in the city, we’ll also pay a visit to the Sulphur Baths, the synagogue, the Anchiskhati Church (6th century) and Sioni Cathedral (6/7th century). In this cathedral, the cross of St. Nino – the woman who brought Christianity to Georgia – is preserved. All these sights are in close proximity and it’s a pleasant walk. You will have the rest of the day to soak up the café culture of Tbilisi, relax and shop.

Meals: Breakfast 

Accommodation: Tabori Terrace or Similar 

Day 3: Tbilisi - Sighnaghi - Telavi

To get better acquainted with the Georgian wine culture, we will travel to the Kakheti region, which is the “Cradle of Wine”. First, we visit the fortified town – of Sighnaghi, which leaves a special impression with its beautiful streets and distinctive natural location. Later, we visit a small family cellar in the nearby village, famous for its viticulture, where we will taste natural wines made in a clay amphora (Qvevri) by the traditional method. Local winemakers cultivate the vineyard in a natural way. The uniqueness of Georgian wine is determined by the fermentation in the clay amphora (Qvevri). To get acquainted with the process of making an amphora (“Qvevri”), we move to a nearby village, where modern masters of many millennia-old crafts will host us. We complete the first day of the trip to the homeland of wine in the middle of Kakheti, in the historical city of Telavi.

Meals: Breakfast 

Accommodation: The Wine Hotel Telavi or Similar 

Day 4: Telavi - Kvareli - Tbilisi

After breakfast, we will visit Telavi Agricultural Market, where various types of local products: Georgian spices, traditional sweets – Churchkhela, local watermelon, walnut, or rose rare jams are sold. Then, we will see the Alaverdi Cathedral, built in the 11th century, which is one of the largest religious buildings in Georgia. In the cafe near the temple, we will taste different types of Georgian national lactic acid products – Matsoni (Yoghurt). A visit to Kakheti can’t be without a local family lunch. The kindness of the hosts, the immediacy, and the taste of homemade dishes and wine create special emotions around the feast. We continue our journey by visiting the winery in the city of Kvareli, where we will learn the best traditions of wine and cheese mixture. Later we will taste Kakhetian wines in the nearby village. The young winemaker of the cellar successfully continues to produce the highest quality of natural wine.

Meals: Breakfast 

Accommodation: Tabori Terrace or Similar 

Day 5: Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Mukhrani - Kutaisi

Today we take the wine route, which leads to the west. On the way, we visit Mtskheta, the ancient capital and religious center of Georgia. In Mtskheta, we visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Jvari Monastery built in the 6th century, and the beautiful Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. From Jvari Monastery there is an amazing panoramic view of the city at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers. Later we visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, which is the largest historical building in Georgia among the survivors and leaves a great impression on the visitor. We move from Mtskheta to the village of Mukhrani, where a European-type chateau awaits us. Here we will taste premium wines made by synthesis of traditional Georgian wine technology and classic method. We will also have lunch at the Chateau restaurant, which offers top-class service and a varied menu. After visiting the fabulous chateau we will take the road to historical Kutaisi, where we visit Gelati Monastery. The Centuries-old Gelati with beautiful paintings is deservedly included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Meals: Breakfast 

Accommodation: Ticiani 13 Hotel or Similar 

Day 6: Kutaisi - Prometheus Cave - Martvili - Kutaisi

The next day of travel to western Georgia begins with a visit to the Kutaisi Agricultural Market. Local fruits and vegetables, colorful spices, different types of cheese, or other products arranged neatly on the shelves in different sections are interesting for foreign visitors to see. We continue towards Tskaltubo and visit the Prometheus Cave, which is a natural beauty monument. In the afternoon we move from Imereti to Samegrelo. The vine and wine culture are more modest in western Georgia than in eastern Georgia. Here, everything is different, there are open cellars adapted to the local climate and soil moisture. We will visit the family cellar in Martvili, where we taste the distinctive wines and the special cuisine of the region. Loaded with pleasant emotions, we return to ancient Kutaisi.

Meals: Breakfast 

Accommodation: Ticiani 13 Hotel or Similar 

Day 7: Kutaisi - Chiatura - Tbilisi

On the last day of the trip, we return to Tbilisi, on the way we will taste the unique wines of Imereti and Kartli. Our route passes the industrial city, of Chiatura. The journey is made mysterious by the rich nature with narrow valleys and large cliffs, Soviet-era architecture, ropes, mines, and historical monuments. After tasting the wines of the Kakheti and Samegrelo regions, we will visit a family winery in one of the Imeretian villages and taste the rare wines made in the traditional method. The effects of antiquity are sharply felt here. In the same family, we share refined Imeretian cuisine. Afterward, we will visit a family cellar and taste organic-certified wines. The unique wines made in this modest cellar successfully increased the popularity of Georgian wine in the world. We return to Tbilisi pleasantly drenched with wine. We enjoy a farewell dinner with traditional Georgian cuisine and the best combination of premium wines.

Meals: Breakfast 

Accommodation: Tabori Terrace or Similar 

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the airport and departure.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels or similar
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transfers with sedan cars
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals
  • International flights
  • entrance fees
  • Tip tp driver/guide

Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • To secure your booking, 30% of the amount needs to be paid as a deposit.
  • The remaining balance needs to be totally paid two weeks prior to your arrival date.
  • If your arrival date is within the next 14 days, the total amount needs to be paid in advance in order to secure the package.
  • Free cancellation for up to two weeks before your arrival date.
  • 30% cancellation penalty if you cancel within 14-5 days before your arrival date.
  • Non-refundable if you cancel when it's less than five days left until your arrival date.

Frequently asked questions

Citizens of more than 90 countries do not require visas to visit Georgia for tourism purposes. These include all European Union and CIS member states, the USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Brazil, and others. If you have not found your residency on the list, you will be required to obtain a short-term entry visa. Applicants might need to confirm their travel purposes, such as hotels, flight reservations, booked Georgia tour schedules, etc. The application process can be made online.

Georgia is famous for its all-year-round travel opportunities. Depending on the activities pursued travelers find it attractive to visit any time of the year. Spring (starting from April till early June) and autumn (from September to late November) are the best seasons for those who prefer cultural and historical tours, as the weather is mostly warm, with occasional wind and rain. Summer is great in Georgia, especially if you decide to spend it trekking high in the mountains of Svaneti, Kazbegi, or Tusheti, or travel to the Western part of the country to enjoy the Black Sea. Wintertime is very popular among ski and snowboard enthusiasts. Gudauri and Bakuriani winter resorts are the first to pop up in mind.

VISA and MasterCard cards are accepted almost everywhere in Georgia.

Georgia has no general dress code or clothing limitations, except when you visit religious places like churches or monasteries. Women have to cover their legs, head, and shoulders. Men are required to cover their legs.

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