MTSKHETA CITY AND KAKHETI REGION
DURATION: (3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS) - "East Georgia"
Day 1: 18/01/19
08:30 – Meet in the Convention Hotel Lobby with luggage. Check out.
Your local Tourist guide will meet you and direct you to your vehicle.
09:00 – DEPART
Driving to Mtskheta - Ancient capital of Georgia.
On route we will be visiting Mtskheta and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - the pearl of Golden age of Georgian church architecture. Christ’s robe is believed to lie beneath the central nave.
Thereafter, we drive to Jvari (Holy Cross) Monastery (6th century, early Georgian tetraconch design). Built on the top hill, it has a picturesque view on the confluence of the rivers Aragvi and Mtkvari and old capital of Georgia - Mtskheta.
Once we arrive at Mukhrani Estate, where you will visit beautiful, historical ―Chateau Mukhrani Winery, we will experience a degustation and delicious lunch in the fantastic atmosphere at Chateau Mukhrani!
Late Afternoon, we continue our drive to the Kakheti region, Georgian Winemaking Hub. Brief stops along the way include Ujarma Fortress and a photo-stop on top of the Scenic Gombori Pass.
Early evening, we arrive at the Tsinandali Museum, in Telavi, for an excursion through the memorial house, the landscaped garden, a historical winery. This is followed by a welcome dinner and wine tasting at Tsinandali estate.
Evening Check in at a local Hotel for overnight experience in the Kakheti region
Day 2 : 19/01/19
08:45 – Meet in the Hotel lobby after breakfast.
09:00 – DEPART
Arriving to Bodbe Monastery - the place where St. Nino (the evangelist, who baptized Georgia in the beginning of the 4th century) is buried. There you can also visit St. Nino’s spring, which has healing properties.
Thereafter we drive to Sighnaghi city. Sighnaghi is called “City of Love” because of its beauty and scenic views. Cute city tour, coffee break and WC facilities.
Mid-day Departure to Khareba Winery to experience the outstanding offerings.
Khareba Winery offers master classes for preparing Traditional Georgian Bread, Mtsvadi (Georgian Barbeque) and Churchkhela (traditional desert) and amazing wine experiences. After the fun activities, a delicious lunch awaits you!
Late afternoon we drive in the direction of Gremi - the ancient trading city, the monastery complex and the royal residence, forming together a lovely beautiful setting.
Return to the hotel and Overnight in the Kakheti region. Dinner at hotel.
Day 3 : 20/01/19
08:30 – Meet in the Hotel Lobby with luggage after breakfast. Check out.
09:00 – DEPART
Visiting Ikalto Academy (late in the 6th century) - Saint Zenon, founded by one of the 'Syrian Fathers', famous as one of the most significant cultural-scholastic centers of Kakheti, as well as of the whole of Georgia.
Thereafter drive to Alaverdi, the third largest orthodox temple in Georgia after Sameba’s and Svetitskhoveli’s. Magnificent atmosphere along with different wine experience in monastery winery.
Leaving the Monastery, we visit the unique site for a lunch in the region and another wine tasting.
15:30 – Departure to Tbilisi
18:00 – Arrive at Convention Hotel for Registration and Check in.
19:30 – Welcome cocktail function at the Republic Venue Hall where we celebrate the Georgian wines with some wine-tasting and finger-food.
- This itinerary is subject to change and at the organizers discretion
- Included: Dinner, Breakfast, and Lunch as indicated. Additional meals and refreshments are not included.
- Transport in medium sized coaches and a local Tourist Guide on board
- Please take note that some terrains may be uneven and appropriate walking shoes are required
- Luggage is limited to one small to medium sized suitcase per person (Please leave additional luggage at the Convention Hotel)
- Any passengers prone to motion sickness, to please ensure tablets are taken. The drive includes mountain passes and uneven roads
- Average weather experienced during this time is warmer than Tbilisi
- All the meals are included, except breakfast on 18/01/19.