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The Cradle of Wine and “Qvevri”

Day I:
Arrival in Tbilisi. Metting at the Tbilisi international airport with a sign of “Iber-Tour”. Transfer to the hotel.

Day II:
The citybreak tour offers you the sightseeing of Tbilisi, visiting the historic and architectural monuments, describing the 1500 year-old history of the city. Ancient districts are remarkable with ornamented houses with balconies, narrow streets and diversified architectural style. Here, You can meet the temples of 6 different religious confessions, neighbouring each other.
You can visit the following sights during the city-break tour:

  • The Sameba cathedral (the monastery complex, with the main large – scale dome church of 97 meters high);
  • The Metekhi Church (dated with the XIII century, from which you can enjoy the great view over the ancient districts of Tbilisi);
  • Abanotubani and the Mosque (in this part of the city, there are sulfur baths; this was where the legend about founding Tbilisi was born);
  • The Narikala Fortress (medieval castle, erected on the beautiful hill, creates the composition of the most beautiful city view);
  • The top of the Sololaki mountain, “The Mother of Georgia”;
  • Zoroaster (fire worshiping) temple, named “Ateshga”;
  • Bethlehem churches of the “Kldisubani” (rocky area);
  • Synagogue;
  • Meidani and the Armenian Church;

Lunch;

  • Art Saloons, workshops, exhibitions, etc;
  • The Sioni Cathedral (XII century dome church);
  • Walking along the riverside, across the “Bridge of Peace” (the contemporary architectural model, presented in the combination of the ancient town);
  • The King’s Square;
  • The Anchiskhati Church (one of the most ancient Christian buildings in Georgia, dated with VI Century);
  • Theatre of Marionettes;
  • The Art museum of Georgia (The Gold Fund, where exhibits of different period are represented; among them is the gilded Lord’s icon not of human making).

Back to the hotel in Tbilisi. Dinner and Overnight stay.

Day III:
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to the Kakheti Region. This region of Georgia is famous for vine yards and wine making; on the way, visiting the Alexandre Chavchavadze’s house-museum in Tsinandali, including the following sights:

  • Aleksandre Chavchavadze’s residential museum (the museum represents the residence of the Chavchavades’ Dynasty and the most beautifully decorated garden spread across 12 hectors);
  • Wine cellar of the house – museum and wine sampling (there are more than 70 types of wines at the cellar. The oldest among them is the “Polish Honey” dated with 1814 year. There are also French wines – “Bordeaux”, “Chateau”. Spanish “Geres”, “Rislendo”, etc. The wine cellar has been awarded 11 times at various international exhibitions. You will be provided with the opportunity to sample these unique species of wines here).

Arrival in Telavi, Lunch at the wine cellar and wine brands sampling.
Departure towards the Alaverdi monastery;

  • The Alaverdi Architectural Complex (the monastery was founded by the Assyrian Father – Ioseb Alaverdeli. The contemporary church is dated with the XI century. The Alaverdi Complex includes the XI century cross-dome church, the Royal pavilion, wine cellar and buildings serving various purposes, surrounded with the great stonewall).
  • Visiting the wine cellar of Alaverdi.

Back to Telavi; Dinner and overnight stay in Telavi.

Day IV:
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to the direction of the village Napareuli, visiting the Ikalto and Gremi on the way, as well as other further sights:

  • The Ikalto Monastery (the monastery, founded by one of the Thirteen Assyrian Fathers – Arsen Ikaltoeli, the spiritual academy was also set here in the XI century);
  • Gremi (the ancient town – castle with the dome-church and various architectural buildings);

Lunch in the village Napareuli; visiting the “Twins Wine Cellar”; Lunch and wine sampling; at the same time, you will become the part of the cooking process of Georgian national dishes – bread baking, Churchkhela dipping, Khinkali and the Georgian barbeque – “Mtsvadi” making.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day V:
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure towards Kvareli, visiting the house-museum of Kote Marjanishvili with the wine cellar. Back to Sighnaghi. Visiting the “Khokhbis Cremlebi” (Pheasant’s tears).
Lunch and wine sampling.

  • Visiting the Sighnaghi museum (the famous painter Niko Pirosmani was born in Sighnaghi. The museum is rich in expositions and the paintings by Niko Pirosmani).

Citybreak in Sighnaghi.

  • Sighnaghi (one of the most beautiful towns of Kakheti region, with historic monuments and tiny houses with nice balconies.

Walking along the tourist path, you will visit the districts of the town, the King Erekle’s fence  and other sights);
Walking around the vineyards of Sighnaghi
Lunch in Sighnaghi;
Departure towards Tbilisi;
Free time; Dinner and overnight stay.

Day VI:
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure towards the western Georgia
Arrival in Racha;
Visiting the wine cellar of Khvantchkara.
Lunch and wine sampling;
Visiting the Nikortsminda Church (the XI century ornamented domed church);
Back to Kutaisi.
Dinner and overnight stay in Kutaisi.

Day VII:
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visiting the sights of Kutaisi and its surroundings including the following:

  • The Bagrati Church (the XI century large – scaled church has been significantly damaged; its ruins are still preserved included into the list of the UNESCO World Culture Heritages);
  • The Gelati Monastery Complex (XII Century monastery, founded by the King of Georgia David Aghmashenebeli, where the famous Academy of Gelati was established).

Lunch in Kutaisi;

  • Prometheus’ cave (karstic underground formations on the surface are represented as a unity of complex here, with the most beautiful rivers and diversified natural landscapes of the local underground world);

Back to Tbilisi, free time; dinner and overnight stay.

Day VIII:
Transfer to the Tbilisi International Airport.