Dmanisi, Racha, Tbilisi, Telavi, Kvareli,Signagi, Mtskheta
Wine and culture _ ( wine tours, celebrations) _ attend at celebrations in Georgia. learn about ancient traditions and wine making culture.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Tbilisi International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
Arrival to Tbilisi, accommodate at a hotel. We’ll see ancient Metekhi church and go for a walk on an excellent Aghmashenebeli avenue.
We’ll see the national museum, then leave for the “ homeland of the first Europeans “ and visit Dmanisi archeological town . We’ll also visit Bolnisi trinity church, where is the sample of the oldest Georgian manuscript.
Departure to town Gori , we’ll see there a marvelous caved town Uplistsikhe , Stalin’s house museum , Ateni Sioni church in an marvelous gorge , the oldest wine Marani( place where wine is preserved in special clay vessels named Kvevri) and depart to one of the most beautiful regions of the state Racha . Supper and overnight in Racha .
After breakfast we’ll see the Marani of world famous wine Khvanchkara ( the breed of wine is grown in only one village of Georgia ) , Shaori lake , well known with its astonishing beauty, picnic in the nature . Supper and overnight in Racha .
Departure to Tbilisi from Racha , on the way we’ll see splendid Shiomghvime monastery , where one of the Assyrian fathers Shio Mghvimeli is buried . Overnight in Tbilisi .
We will see Telavi sights: Alaverdi cathedral where is the grave of one of the Assyrian fathers, Ioseb Alaverdeli. Ikalto, where was a famous academy; Shuamta amazing monastery and historical house-museum of King Erekle II. Supper and overnight in Telavi.
After breakfast we will visit the house-museum of Aleksandre Chavchavadze in Tsinandali and Marani well known with collection of wines. Then, we will go to Kvareli and will see the house-museum of famous Georgian poet, Ilia Chavchavadz( St. Ilia true) . Supper and overnight in Kvareli.
After breakfast we will go to love town Sighnaghi. On the way we will have a chance to see the rarest example of the orthodox world, two domed church, Gurjaani Kvelatsminda. Have a walk in beautiful streets of Sighnaghi. Supper and overnight in Sighnaghi.
In the morning we’ll see Bodbe nunnery, where the spreader of Christianity to Georgia, St. Nino is buried. Then, we will go to Manavi and visit Manavi Marani. Manavi is the unique breed of vine typical only for this village in Georgia. Overnight in Tbilisi.
While your free time you can buy souvenirs and after we’ll depart to Mtskheta , see the UNESCO cultural inheritance monuments- Jvari monstery and Svetitskhoveli cathedral . In the evening visit us on a farewell dinner and share your impressions with us . we are saying good bye just for a short time period .