Georgia wine tour - 8 days (GE-04)

Georgia’s long association with wine production makes it a fascinating destination for wine connoisseurs. Numerous vineyards still process grapes the traditional way, allowing them to ferment in stone pots known as qvevri. This tour visits some of the best vineyards in the country, where you’ll learn about the Georgian art of viticulture and taste some of its finest wines. Along the way, you’ll stop at some of the many historical and religious sites, giving you a flavour of this beautiful country’s stunning and often dramatic landscapes.
 
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Day 1. Tbilisi
Arrival. Transfer to your hotel and settle in.
Day 2. Tbilisi
Today you’ll enjoy Tbilisi city tour.
Day 3. Tbilisi – Signagi - Telavi
A short drive to Signagi. Walk the walls of this 18th century royal town. Visit one of the town’s acclaimed wineries. After visiting Bodbe Monastery drive to Telavi.
Day 4. Alaverdi - Napareuli - Gremi
Visit Alaverdi’s St George’s Cathedral. Next you’ll drive to Napareuli to  see the “Twins Cellar” Winery. Finally, we’ll move on to the ancient Church of Gremi before returning to Telavi.
Day 5. Tsinandali - Vardisubani
After breakfast you will enjoy the former residence of Alexander Chavchavadze and its palace and gardens, with lavish furnishings and formal planting. Afterwards, you’ll be driven to Vardisubani, where you’ll watch a local artisan create amphorae to store wine.
Day 6. Mtskheta and Iago’s winery
Visti the ancient capital Mtskheta wth Jvari Monastery & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Afterwards, you’ll be driven to Iago’s Winery in Chardakhi for a wine tasting. Return to Tbilisi.
Day 7. Chateau Mukhrani
Your final wine tasting will be at the Chateau Mukhrani. The reconstructed cellar has space to store over 1000 barrels of wine. In the evening enjoy a gala dinner & a performance of traditional music and dancing.
Day 8. Tbilisi
Departure transfer to the airport.
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Quick Facts
  • Season: Summer
  • Days: 8
  • Group Size: 2-10
  • Tour Grade:   Gentle

Day 1. Tbilisi
Your tour begins in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, a city with a long past and an exciting future. Transfer to your hotel and settle in. Overnight in Tbilisi. (D)
Day 2. Tbilisi
Tbilisi’s old town is packed with ancient monuments and, built on the side of a hill, panoramic views. You’ll begin your city tour at the 13th century Metekhi Church, which occupies a prime site on the banks of the River Mtkvari. From there, ride the gondola up to the Narikala Fortress; Mother Georgia towers above you, her eyes fixed on the city below. Descend to walk the cobbled streets to a centuries-old synagogue, Anchiskhati Church and Sioni Cathedral. Passing Liberty Square with the golden statue of St George, you’ll make your way along Rustaveli Avenue to the Georgian National Museum and beyond. Overnight in Tbilisi. (B, D)
Day 3. Tbilisi – Signagi - Telavi
It’s a relatively short drive to the characterful town of Signagi, the most important place in the winelands of the Kakheti region. You’ll walk the walls of this 18th century royal town, which are punctuated by twenty-three towers. The views over the surrounding countryside from this lofty vantage point stretch for miles. You’ll visit one of the town’s acclaimed wineries and enjoy a wine flight to learn more about Georgia’s long history with wine and the techniques used in its production. On the edge of town is the delightful Bodbe Monastery. You’ll enjoy a guided tour before driving to Telavi in time for dinner. Overnight in Telavi. (B, D)
Day 4. Alaverdi - Napareuli - Gremi
Alaverdi’s St George’s Cathedral is one of Kakheti’s architectural and religious highlights. This UNESCO listed cathedral forms part of a larger 11th century Georgian Orthodox monastery founded by a monk named Joseph. When it came to picking a site, he chose well, setting his monastery in a fertile river valley nestled against the Caucasus Mountains. Next you’ll drive to Napareuli where a visit has been scheduled to the “Twins Cellar” Winery. There’s an interesting museum to explore and you’ll have the chance to taste wine stored in traditional kvevris, earthenware jars which are sunk into the ground. Finally, we’ll move on to the ancient Church of Gremi before returning to Telavi in time for our evening meal. Overnight in Telavi. (B, D)
Day 5. Tsinandali - Vardisubani
After breakfast a visit has been arranged to the former residence of Alexander Chavchavadze. This prince was born in St Petersburg in the late 18th century, the son of the Kakheti-Kartli ambassador to Russia. The palace and gardens that he commissioned in Tsinandali are spectacular, with lavish furnishings and formal planting. The home is as colourful as the man who created it and a joy to discover. Afterwards, you’ll be driven to Vardisubani, where you’ll watch a local artisan create amphorae, the earthenware wine pots used to ferment and store wine. Overnight Tbilisi. (B, D)
Day 6. Mtskheta and Iago’s winery
On the outskirts of Tbilisi you’ll find the country’s ancient capital Mtskheta. This 3000 year old city is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Jvari Monastery (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century). Both are of special interest, particularly the latter. According to local legend, a monk named Elias bought Jesus’ robes from a soldier at Golgotha. He returned to Georgia to be met by his sister; on touching the robe, she was overcome and died. She’s buried here, with the robes themselves. On leaving the cathedral, you’ll be driven to Iago’s Winery in Chardakhi for a wine tasting, after which you’ll return to Tbilisi. Overnight Tbilisi. (B, D)
Day 7. Chateau Mukhrani
Your final wine tasting will be at the Chateau Mukhrani. Built in 1512 as the estate of a prince, wine production was established here in the 19th century. Abandoned during the Soviet era, the winery was resurrected in the 21st century and as a result, it boasts some of the most up to date technology of any winery in the country. The reconstructed cellar has space to store over 1000 barrels of wine. After a wine tasting, there’ll be free time back in Tbilisi. This evening, round off your trip with a gala dinner where you’ll be treated to a performance of traditional music and dancing. Overnight Tbilisi. (B, D)
Day 8. Tbilisi
Transfer to the airport. Your visit to Georgia has sadly come to an end. We trust you’ll return home with plenty of memories from your trip. (B)


Want to travel on different dates?
Please see below for our group tour dates, if you would like to travel on a different day, please let us know and we will come back to you with an offer. There might be additional surcharges for a private tour but all depends on the number of people in your party and your travel preferences.

Note on pricing
Prices depend on the hotel category and are listed below. Please read notes at the bottom of the table to learn more about the meaning of each pricing section.

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29.04.2019 - 06.05.2019 £1,095 £1,395 £125 £395 book now
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29.04.2019 - 06.05.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
06.05.2019 - 13.05.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
13.05.2019 - 20.05.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
20.05.2019 - 27.05.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
27.05.2019 - 03.06.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
03.06.2019 - 10.06.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
10.06.2019 - 17.06.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
17.06.2019 - 24.06.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
24.06.2019 - 01.07.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
01.07.2019 - 08.07.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
08.07.2019 - 15.07.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
15.07.2019 - 22.07.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
22.07.2019 - 29.07.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
29.07.2019 - 05.08.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
05.08.2019 - 12.08.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
12.08.2019 - 19.08.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
19.08.2019 - 26.08.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
26.08.2019 - 02.09.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
02.09.2019 - 09.09.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
09.09.2019 - 16.09.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
16.09.2019 - 23.09.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
23.09.2019 - 30.09.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
30.09.2019 - 07.10.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
07.10.2019 - 14.10.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
14.10.2019 - 21.10.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
21.10.2019 - 28.10.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
28.10.2019 - 04.11.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
04.11.2019 - 11.11.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now
11.11.2019 - 18.11.2019 £1,195 £1,795 £175 £395 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour overview section.
  2. Price “Including flight” is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price “Excluding flight” does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room accommodation.
  5. Solo supplement is payable in the unlikely event when you are the only person on the tour. It will be refunded if other people join the same tour.



Hotel Gureli Tbilisi 3*
Address: 10 Makhata str. Tbilisi, Georgia
Telephone: +995 32 220 00 90
 
DESCRIPTION
The centrally located Gureli Hotel is conveniently situated just a five minute walk from the Avlabari metro station in the heart of Tbilisi.  Freedom Square is a ten minute subway ride.  This modern hotel is stylish, clean and designed with comfort in mind.

Its modern rooms are well equipped, featuring air conditioning, minibar, flat screen TV and private bathrooms as standard.  In addition, some rooms have their own balcony.  Free WiFi is provided and private parking for guests is also available.  Continental breakfast is provided and it is possible to arrange packed lunches too.

FACILITIES
  • 24 hour reception
  • Private parking
  • International TV
  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Free internet access
PHOTOGALLERY

Hotel Coste Tbilisi 4*
Address: 45a Merab Kostava Str, Tbilisi, Georgia
Telephone: +995 32 219 11 11

DESCRIPTION
The newly renovated Costé Hotel is an excellent choice for discerning guests. Featuring contemporary design, it places a firm emphasis on service as well as style. The hotel has many facilities aimed at enhancing guests’ stay, including a library and wine corner, free WiFi and free on-site parking. Its restaurant offers Georgian and European cuisine.
 
The 60 rooms are well equipped and have air conditioning, a seating area and flat screen TV with cable channels. The location just a short stroll from Rustaveli Avenue ensures you are at the centre of the action.

FACILITIES
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour housekeeping
  • Concierge service
  • Business centre
  • Deposit boxes
  • Air-conditioning
  • Complimentary bikes rental
  • Free internet access
PHOTOGALLERY




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