Cognac and wine tour in Georgia (5 days and 4 nights)
- Ceļojumu aģentūras
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Georgian wine’s history is one of the oldest in Europe. Nowadays, Georgia has earliest signs, which indicate that the wine culture there counts approx. 7000 years and it gives to the country the status of the wine country. During centuries until now, Georgian people are regularly improving species of wine and today Georgian wine and Cognac has especial taste and aroma on the world market.
Day 1: (20 km and 20 min. driving, 3 hours excursion)
Arrival. Transfer from the airport. Hotel check-in.
In the evening we will have an excursion in Tbilisi. We will see sides of old Tbilisi, like the biggest Orthodox church in Caucasus Sameba (XXI c), Fortress Narikala, from where you can see beautiful view of old Tbilisi. Later we will walk down street Shardeni, where are most luxurious cafés, bars, restaurants, casinos and shops. We'll have dinner at the restaurant tasting Georgian national dishes and wine.
At about 21:00 pm, we will return to the hotel.
Day 2: (175 km 2. 40 hour driving, 8 hour excursion)
After breakfast we will move to one of the historical regions of Georgia Kakheti. First we will visit the Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe. It is a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex and the seat of the Bishops of Bodbe. After this we'll have a picnic in nature and next we will move the "City of Love" Signaghi, which is surrounded by walls. The city has a very interesting architecture.
After Signaghi we will go to Telavi, which is capital of Khaketi. We will visit there Georgian tradition family and we will have dinner with Georgian table head and so we will have opportunity to take part lay the table and baking tradition Georgian bread. Also we will acquaint with technology of traditional Georgia vodka “Tchacha” distillation and we will taste it.
Overnight in Telavi.
Day 3: (40. 45 hour driving, 9 hour excursion)
In the morning after breakfast we will visit the Alexander Chavchavadze Museum in Tsinandali. There was built one of the first wine cellar in Georgia, where he kept a cellar (20, 000 bottles of wine from different countries). We will taste one of especially species of wine in Tsinandali. This museum is also amazing for its exotic plants, gardens and unique archive.
Then we will have a picnic in nature, where we will roast together barbecue on flames. After this we will visit “Teliani Valley’s” wine factory. We will introduce with technology of wine distillation, we will see vineyards and have wine tasting.
After this we will visit Alaverdi monastery, which was founded in the middle of VI century by Joseph Alaverdely. The cathedral is one of the largest and most important architectural monuments in Georgia, Which includes the oldest cellar and unique architecture. The temple geographical location is very attractive; it is located open field of river Alazani and in the background with snow-capped Caucasus Mountains.
After Alaverdi we will have dinner in the restaurant and we will overnight in Telavi.
Day 4: (150 km. 2. 30 minutes driving, 8 hour excursion)
After breakfast in the morning we will move in the direction to Tbilisi and we will visit Cognac factory “Sarajishvili”. This company is a leader in this field. There are producing 15 different kinds of production in the factory and offering to their customers best high quality product. We will see the factory, acquaint with the technology of making Cognac and at last we will taste different kinds of Cognac.
After this we will have lunch in café-bar and move to the first capital of Georgia Mtskheta, which is called as town-museum. It has been listed in the cultural heritages of UNESCO.
At first we will visit church Jvari (VI c. ), situated on a hilltop at the confluence of the river Kura and Aragvi.
Afterwards we will visit the Patriarchal Cathedral Church Svetitskhoveli (VI-XI cc). Svetitskhoveli, known as the burial site of Christ's mantle, has long been the principal Georgian church and remains one of the most venerated places of worship to this day.
After excursion we will have dinner in one of Georgian traditional restaurant in Mtskheta and later we will return to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 5: Tbilisi-Ethnographic Museum-Tbilisi airport (30 km. 35 minutes driving, 3 hour excursion)
After breakfast we will visit Tbilisi Ethnographic Museum. This is a museum in the open air, where are presented zones of different Georgian regions with Characteristic elements. After this we will have some free time for buying souvenirs and taking pictures.
Transfer to the airport. Return to homeland with unforgettable memories and tastes.
• Transfer from and to airport
• Transportation according to the tour schedule
• Accommodation in 4* hotel for 2 nights in Tbilisi
• Accommodation in 4* hotel for 2 nights in Telavi
• 4 breakfasts (On II, III, IV, V days)
• 2 picnics in the nature (On II and III days, with non-alcoholic drinks)
• 2 lunches in café-bar (On IV and V days, with non-alcoholic drinks)
• 3 dinners in the restaurant (On I, III, IV days, with alcoholic drinks)
• 1 dinner in Georgian ordinary family (On II day, with alcoholic drinks)
• Entrance tickets in the Chavchavadze Museum and Ethnographic Museum
• Entrance tickets and wine degustation in Cognac factory and Teliani Valley Factory
• Professional guide service during the whole tour
• Trip insurance
The price excludes:
• Air tickets
• Private costs
Cena: € 390
Tālrunis: +995-32 2 999 005