It is recorded that Georgia has a total of almost 400 wine grape varieties planted and grown across the country. Our “All wine Georgia” 7-day tour will provide you an opportunity to learn all about those types that are for commercial viticulture. During this tour you will visit almost any type of wineries that can be now found in Georgia, as well as get a chance to sample traditional Georgian wine made in “qvevri”. Apart from usual destination, wine region Kakheti, this tour’s program includes a day trip to Adjara with its own sorts of vineyards and a day trip to Tbilisi’s closest outskirts visiting both home-based wineries and small wine producing factory.
Meet and greet at the airport, transfer to the Hotel (check-in after 2:00 pm).
You will have a free evening for rest and settling. Overnight in a Hotel.
After breakfast, at 10 am your local guide will be waiting for you to start a tour around Tbilisi. The tour will start from the monument to King Vakhtang Gorgasali, founder of the Georgian capital. You will hear the legendary story of Tbilisi, and will then walk the Old Town and its major highlights – Narikala fortress, Anchiskhati Basilica, Sulphur Baths district, etc. You will then visit the unique wine cellar located on a rooftop of a residential building: wine tasting and lunch. Afternoon visit the Museum of Georgian Ethnography – open air museum with ethnographic exponents (i.e. traditional houses, house-ware, etc.) presented from all over Georgia.
After short refreshing rest at the Hotel visit traditional Georgian restaurant for dinner, accompanied by national dance and song show.
After breakfast depart to Kakheti region following the picturesque Gombori mountain pass. Village Vardisubani at the very heart of the Alazani valley is a home to one of the most famous qvevri-makers family in the country – you will see how the national wine vessel is made from the scratch. Next stop will be the Alaverdi monastery, the 6th century Orthodox monastery that is still in service, and as a matter of fact also known for its monastery wine. Next stop is one of the highlights of the day – “Wine Chateau Baba”, a vineyard, winery, and wine cellar located in arguably the most beautiful place in the region – the footsteps of Greater Caucasus mountain range. This family-run winery produces four types of traditional Georgian wine on 11 hectares of private vineyards: Saperavi, Kisi, Mtsvane and Rkatsiteli. You will have a detailed wine tour, followed by delicious lunch and wine tasting. Continue to Gremi architectural complex – 16th century Royal citadel of Kakhetian kings. Final stop of the day will be at Shaloshvili’s Marani and Hotel – private wine cellar: wine tour and dinner. Overnight.
After breakfast drive to magnificent Nekresi – remains of the 4th century AD town and monastery located high on the hill inside the deep mountain forest. When up at the Nekresi you will see an amazing view over the birthplace of Georgian wine – Alazani valley. Visit the “Winery Khareba”, one of the biggest wine producing company in Georgia, and its unique wine cellar, which is located inside the tunnel excavated deep into the mountain gorge – total length of the wine tunnel lanes is 7.7 km long. Wine tour and wine tasting. Next stop is in the village of Velistsikhe: wine tour at private wine cellar and lunch. Drive to the town of Sighnaghi, also known as a “city of love” (mostly for the fact that one can register a marriage there 24/7). This small Kakhetian town is surrounded by an ancient city walls with 23 watchtowers. Visit one of the most famous wine cellar called “Pheasant’s tears” for wine tasting. Return to Tbilisi.
This day will be dedicated to Georgian wine locations outside of usual routes. The day will start with the visit to Jvari monastery right outside of Tbilisi. The monastery located on top of the hill overlooking Georgia’s ancient capital town Mtskheta. Continue to the Saguramo village to check-out the Guramishvili’s Marani winery: wine tour and wine tasting. Next stop will be an ordinary suburban Georgian house where a local family will welcome you for their traditional lunch served with home-made wine. Visit the old Mtskheta town afterwards, on the way back to Tbilisi.
Take an evening train to Batumi (duration of travel: 5 hours). central city of Adjarian region of Georgia.
Arrive in Batumi, transfer to the Hotel, overnight.
After breakfast at the Hotel check-out and drive to Makhuntseti waterfalls following the beautiful mountain roads of this seashore region of Georgia. After the waterfalls visit the Adjarian Wine House – wine tour, wine tasting and lunch. Drive back to Batumi for a brief city tour and a walk on the seaside boulevard. In the evening visit the “ChachaTime” cafe for snacks and Georgian grape strong alcoholic drink “chacha” (NB: can be substituted with wine). Take a late evening train back to Tbilisi.
Transfer to Hotel. Overnight.
Check-out from the Hotel before 12:00 pm.
Transfer to the airport.
|City / Town (Number of nights)||Option A – COMFORT||Option B – BUDGET|
|Tbilisi (4 nights)||IOTA Hotel, Mercure Hotel, Ambassadori Hotel, Rooms Tbilisi Hotel, Riverside Hotel, etc.||Tiflis Hotel, Betsy’s hotel, Old Kopala Hotel, Urban Boutique Hotel, etc.|
|Kakheti (1 night)||Shaloshvili’s Marani, Eniseli Bagrationi Chateau||Shaloshvili’s Marani, Eniseli Bagrationi Chateau|
|Batumi (1 night)||Divan Suites Batumi, or similar||O.Galogre Hotel, or similar|