Taste of Georgia

Concord Travel

Day 1 Meeting at the airport. 25 km.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 2 Tbilisi/Telavi/ 250km.
After breakfast drive to east Georgia. Today we will make Wine tasting Tour in Kakheti region. We’ll visit Tsinandali Wine cellar and Al. Chavchavadze house museum (entrance fee: from USD 3 (without wine testing) to USD 12 (with 6 sorts of wine tasting)). Sightseeing tour of Telavi. It’s the main city and administrative center of Kakheti. First archaeological findings from Telavi date back to Bronze Age. Excursion to the residence of the King Erekle the II (entrance fee: USD 1, 70). Shuamta Monasteries (5th -17th c. c. ). Shuamta - a complex made up of three churches of different periods. The churches at this complex are built in different centuries; Ikalto Monastery founded in the 5th century, the largest centre of culture and education at that time. (OPTIONAL: Have the welcome dinner in Telavi restaurant “Kakhuri Ezo”, with the traditions of Georgian bread baking Churchkhela making, Mtsvadi (Shashlik) roasting and Khinkali making, where we can Taste 3 different sorts of wine and compare with each other in preparing of most famous National Georgian dishes. USD 40 per person, including dinner, wine and “master classes” in Georgian cuisine).
Overnight in Telavi.

Day 3 Telavi/Sighnaghi/Tbilisi 250km.
After breakfast visit Bodbe monastery. On June 1, Orthodox Church of Georgia marks the day of St. Nino’s entrance from Cappadocia. Her tomb is still shown at the Bodbe Monastery in Kakheti region. St. Nino has become one of the most venerated saints of the Georgian Orthodox Church and her attribute, a Grapevine cross, is a symbol of Georgian Christianity. Afterwards drive to Sighnaghi, Love town. Sighnaghi town-museum is one of the smallest ones in Georgia. Sighnaghi is famous of wine and traditional carpets. Drive back to Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 4 Tbilisi - Mtskheta tour 130km.
Drive to Mtskheta (UNESCO Heritage Site), an ancient capital of the Georgian Kingdom from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Jvari Monastery (6th c. ); Svetitskhoveli Cathedral built in the 11th century. Drive to Tbilisi. Sightseeing tour of evening Tbilisi. Metekhi Church (13th c. ); Old Tbilisi; Sulfur Baths; Narikala Fortress (4th c. ); Sioni (13th c. ) and Anchiskhati Churches (6th c. ); Trinity Cathedral (the 2nd ML).
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 5 Tbilisi/Gori/Tbilisi 200km.
After breakfast drive to Gori. The city was founded by one of the greatest kings of Georgia, David the Builder (1089–1125). On the way visit Samtavisi, an 11th century Georgian Orthodox cathedral. The first monastery on this place was founded by the Assyrian missionary Isidore in 572 and later rebuilt in the 10th century. Visit The Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori (entrance fee: USD 6). Afterwards visit Uplistsikhe (entrance fee: USD 1, 70), "the lord's fortress", which is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia. Built on a high rocky left bank of Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the 2nd ML BC to the Late Middle Ages, and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures. Back to Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 6 Tbilisi/Kazbegi/Tbilisi 300km.
In the morning drive to Kazbegi. On the way visit Ananuri Castle and Jinvali water reservoir. Afterwards drive to Gergeti trinity church. To rich the church we can trek, that takes 1, 5 hours one way or take jeeps and drive the Trinity Church. (NOTE: jeep hire on the spot USD 10-12 per person). Drive to Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 7 Transfer to the airport. Departure home.

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