Wine tour - Grape sweetness

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5 days / 4 nights

Tour program

 

Day 1

Arrival in Tbilisi. Meeting with a guide at the airport with a sign LEMATRAVEL.

Transfer and accommodation at the hotel.

Excursion "Fires of Tbilisi" in the evening city: visiting the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Tbilisi Sameba, which is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world and is the largest cathedral in Georgia, a walk along the glass bridge of the "Mira" and a park with dancing fountains, Lighted streets of the old town where there are many trendy cafes and bars.

Overnight at hotel in Tbilisi.

  

Day 2 Tbilisi-Mtskheta- "Chateau Muhrani" -Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby

A trip to the ancient capital of Georgia - the city of Mtskheta, which is a holy and cult place for every Georgian. The city was founded in the second half of the I millennium BC. That is, almost simultaneously with the creation on the territory of Georgia of the Eastern Georgian kingdom - Kartli (Iveria), whose capital was Mtskheta.

Visit the monastery of Jvari. The Jvari temple ("the temple of the Holy Cross"), built in the VI century, stands on a high mountain, from where a beautiful panorama of the merging of two majestic rivers - Aragva and Kura - opens. According to legend, on this very mountain the cross of the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Nino was erected. Jvari is the first monument of World Heritage in Georgia.

 Next Inspection of the Cathedral of Svetitskhoveli. According to tradition, the Cathedral, illuminated in honor of the Twelve Apostles, was erected at the burial place of the Chiton of Jesus Christ. In Svetitskhoveli, as in the main temple of Georgia, the coronation and wedding of the Georgian kings took place. In the church there are many paintings dating back to the 16th-18th centuries, some of which were restored in the 19th century.

Visit to the premium wine cellar Chateau Muhrani.

Wine tour and wine tasting.

Return to Tbilisi.

Walking tour around the center of the town.

Transfer to the square of Europe (Rica Square), which is located in the heart of the Old Town. Nowadays, the city is a quiet charm of sun-drenched curves, the streets of Tbilisi, the terraces of houses covered with vines, ancient churches with tiled domes, the ruins of ancient monasteries, traditional Georgian courtyards with bizarre carved verandas - it is impossible to resist this landscape

A walking tour of the historic part of the city will begin with a visit to the Metekhi Temple, which is one of the most famous monuments in Tbilisi. This temple was erected in the 13th century. Near the edge of the stony bank of the Kura and formerly a fortress and residence of Georgian kings. Under the vaults of the Metekhi temple, the first Georgian martyr, Queen Shushanik Ranskaya, was buried.

Then you go up the cable car to the Narikala fortress, which is the most ancient monument, a kind of "soul and heart of the city". The date of construction of the fortress is called approximately IV century AD, that is, it stands, in fact, with the founding of the city itself. In the future, the fortress was expanded several times and completed. After visiting the fortress, you will walk along Rick Park and Peace Bridge. The glass pedestrian bridge of the World on the Mtkvari River connects the Old Town and modern Tbilisi - from here you can see an excellent panorama of many city sights. Wave-shaped construction, 156 m long, was designed by the Italian architect Michel de Lucci in cooperation with the French lighting engineer Philippe Martino.

In the evening, the bridge is illuminated by iridescent lights with different colors - there are about 30 thousand of them. An interactive light system on two parapets of the bridge of the World with the help of the Morse code every hour depicts one of the elements of the periodic table that is in the human body. The main idea of ​​installation is that all people are one.

Next Inspection of the Tbilisi sulfur baths, which are built in the style of classical eastern architecture. These are low, squat buildings, on top covered with semicircular domes with large glass holes in the center, serving as windows that illuminate the interior, as the baths themselves are below ground level. In the old days people here not only washed themselves, but also communicated, sitting up till dawn, and city matchmakers arranged special shows on special days. The baths were given lunches, concluded trade transactions.

Next Visit to the Cathedral of Sion - historically the main temple of Tbilisi, named after the Zion mountain and consecrated in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. It is located on the bank of the river Kura in Old Tbilisi. It was built by the order of the Byzantine nobleman Guram I in the 6th century, but was destroyed by the Arabs. In the 12th century. David IV the Builder erected here a new temple, which has since been repeatedly damaged and rebuilt.

Inspection of the Anchiskhat Basilica - The oldest stone church of St. Mary, built under the heir of Vakhtang Gorgasali - Dachi Ujarmeli in the 6th century, has survived and still functions in the Old Town.

Return to the hotel

Day3. Tbilisi - Bodbe-Signagi-Kvareli-Telavi

Breakfast in the hotel. Room service

 A trip to the Historical Area - Kakheti, which is famous for its traditional winemaking.

Visit Bodbybyskto Monastery, which is the grave of St. Nino-enlighteners of Georgia.

Arrival in Signagi. Walk around the city, surrounded by a fortress wall, erected in the 17-18 centuries. The city offers an unrivaled view of the Alazani Valley and the Caucasian Range.

Visit to a family wine cellar. You will visit the ancient wine cellar and get acquainted with the traditional technology of Georgian wine making.

Tasting of wine and chacha.

 Then visit the church of Kvelatsmind (9-17 cc) in Gurjaani. The town of Gurjaani near Telavi is famous for its unique monument of medieval Georgian architecture - the church of Kvelatsminda - the only two-domed church in Georgia. She looks rather modest. A gray stone temple with a cross-shaped facade and rectangular in plan. In the middle of the temple, directly from the roof, two small square turrets, covered with umbrella domes, rise absolutely symmetrically. The only entrance to the church - a small door in the archway - is located with a cross-shaped facade and raised quite high above the ground. Even without exterior decoration, the temple looks very impressive, as it practically retains its original appearance, bears in itself the spirit of deep antiquity.

Visit the wine cellar "Hareba", built on the territory of a tunnel carved into the rock.

Visit the cellar and wine tasting.

A trip to Telavi is the administrative center of the region.

Night in Telavi at the selected hotel.

  

Day4. Telavi-Tsinandali-Alaverdi-Gremi-Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel

Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby for a trip Tsinandali - the famous vineyard village of Kakheti, the famous winemaking center, where the homonymous estate of the princes Chavchavadze is located. Manor, now the House-Museum of Chavchavadze, where the interiors, furniture and personal belongings of the princes were preserved. The house-museum is surrounded by a magnificent park with a chapel, in which Alexander Griboedov and Princess Nina Chavchavadze were married. In the same park, Alexander Chavchavadze laid wine cellars in 1886, thereby deciding to place traditional handicraft production on an industrial basis. So the oldest wine factory in Georgia was founded. Centuries. Inspection of the house, park.

Wine tasting.

Next trip to Alaverdi. Inspection of the cathedral of the first quarter of 11th - Alaverdi. The Cathedral of Alaverdi is located in the Alazani Valley, near the village of Alaverdi (Ahmet district), 20 km from the city of Telavi. Here in the middle of the VI. Founded the monastery one of thirteen Syrian fathers - prep. Joseph, buried then in this place.

Visit the Gremi architectural complex. The city of Gremi was the capital of the Kakheti kingdom in the 16th and 17th centuries. The complex consists of the Church of the Archangels, a bell tower, a three-story palace and a wine cellar. The complex is surrounded by a wall, the remains of a secret underground passage leading to the river have been preserved.

Visit to the Nekres monastery. Inspection of one of the oldest surviving churches on the territory of Georgia, built in the 4th century.

Return to Tbilisi.

Day5

Breakfast in the hotel.

Exemption of numbers

Free time to buy Georgian souvenirs.

 

Transfer to the airport, departure

 

THE PRICE OF THE TOUR IS INCLUDED

THE COST OF THE TOUR IS NOT INCLUDED

* Transfer: Airport - Hotel - Airport

* Transport service throughout the tour according to the program

* Accommodation in the hotel of the chosen category on the basis of breakfast

* All tours of the tour program

* Escort of the Russian-speaking guide during the excursions

 

* Entrance tickets to museums

* Tickets for cable cars

* Flights

* Personal expenses

* Dinners  outside the program

* Medical insurance

* Farewell dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* The prices quoted may vary according to the dollar exchange rate at the time of booking

* These hotels can be replaced by similar ones.

* The company reserves the right to change the excursion days and the sequence of tourist sites.

 

* The company is not liable for damage caused in case of force majeure, natural disasters, unforeseen delays on roads and the like.

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