Tour offers a diverse and enriching experience, combining cultural exploration, culinary delights, and hands-on activities. Starting in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, the tour takes you to Kakheti, known for its picturesque landscapes and renowned wineries. Here, you can enjoy culinary masterclasses to savor the unique flavors of Georgian cuisine and engage in handicraft sessions. Continuing to Kazbegi, you’ll be captivated by the breathtaking scenery of the Caucasus Mountains and visit iconic landmarks such as the Gergeti Trinity Church. The tour then takes you to Akhaltsikhe, where you can explore historical sites like the Rabati Castle, immersing yourself in the rich history of the region. Finally, Vardzia beckons with its ancient cave monastery complex carved into the cliffs. Throughout the journey, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in culinary masterclasses, refining your skills in Georgian cooking, and engage in handicraft workshops, providing a hands-on experience of local traditions. This tour promises a perfect blend of cultural immersion, scenic beauty, and gastronomic delights.
Begin your adventure with a warm welcome in Tbilisi, where the blend of ancient charm and modern vitality sets the stage for an unforgettable journey.
Tbilisi City Tour - Immerse yourself in the city's rich history and vibrant culture during a guided city tour. Explore iconic landmarks such as Metekhi Church, Narikala Fortress, and the colorful Old Town. Traverse the cobbled streets, where each corner reveals a piece of Tbilisi's fascinating past. Indulge in an exclusive brandy tasting experience at the renowned Sarajishvili Brandy Factory. Discover the artistry behind Georgia's traditional brandy-making, from distillation to aging. Savor the nuanced flavors in an elegant setting, appreciating the legacy of this esteemed brand.
Overnight in Tbilisi - Conclude your first day in Tbilisi with a relaxing overnight stay, anticipating the cultural and culinary wonders that lie ahead.
Begin your day with a scenic drive from Tbilisi, setting the stage for a journey into Georgia's rich history.
Marvel at the panoramic views from Jvari Monastery, perched on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers. The UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a serene start to your historical exploration. Explore Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta, a spiritual and architectural masterpiece. The cathedral is revered for its role in Georgian history and its association with the robe of Christ. Continue your journey to Ateni Sioni, a lesser-known gem with its exquisite frescoes and medieval charm. Discover the spiritual significance of this hidden architectural treasure. Indulge in a delightful lunch experience at local Family Winery. Savor traditional Georgian dishes paired with the family's exquisite wines, surrounded by the vineyard's serene ambiance. Depart for Akhaltsikhe, a city rich in history and culture, nestled amid the stunning landscapes of Georgia.
Overnight in Akhaltsikhe.
Begin your day with a visit to Rabath Fortress in Akhaltsikhe. Explore the historical fortification, showcasing a fascinating blend of architectural styles from different periods. Immerse yourself in the art of cheese making at Chobareti, where age-old traditions come to life. Engage in culinary masterclasses, learning the secrets behind authentic Georgian flavors. Indulge in tastings that celebrate the richness of Georgian cuisine. Photo stop at Khertvisi fortress. Journey towards Vardzia, a cave monastery complex carved into the cliffs of the Erusheti Mountain. Explore the extensive cave dwellings, chapels, and tunnels, offering a glimpse into medieval Georgian life. Conclude your day at Vardzia resort , a picturesque retreat surrounded by nature. Unwind in the cozy ambiance, reflecting on the day's cultural and culinary adventures.
Begin your day with a visit to Zemo Vardzia Nunnery. Explore this spiritual retreat nestled in the mountainous landscapes, appreciating the tranquillity and cultural significance of the site. Journey to a family beer brewery, where brewing traditions meet a barbecue feast. Engage in a unique experience of tasting locally brewed beer while relishing a delicious barbecue, surrounded by the picturesque scenery. Continue to Gori, the regional centre of Kartli region.
Overnight in Gori.
Drive to Kazbegi via Gudauri, a renowned ski resort nestled in the majestic Caucasus Mountains. Appreciate the breathtaking landscapes. Take in the crisp mountain air and savor the panoramic views before setting out for the day's adventure. Stop at some look-out points. Drive through the scenic landscapes to reach Kazbegi, a region renowned for its stunning landscapes, including the iconic Gergeti Trinity Church perched against the backdrop of Mount Kazbek. Explore the cultural and natural wonders of Kazbegi, including a visit to the Gergeti Trinity Church. Marvel at the architectural beauty and soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Depart from Kazbegi and journey back to Tbilisi. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes during the return drive.
Arrive in Tbilisi in the evening, where the city's vibrant energy welcomes you back. Check into your accommodations and relish the memories of the day's mountainous escapade.
Begin your day with a departure from Tbilisi, leaving behind the bustling city for a journey into the heart of Kakheti. Explore the charming town of Signagi, known for its cobblestone streets and pastel-colored buildings. Visit Bodbe Monastery, a spiritual retreat surrounded by beautiful gardens. Head to Numisi Wine Cellar for a delightful tour. Continue your vinicultural exploration with a visit to Tsinandali. Explore the Tsinandali Estate and its historic winery, home to a rich collection of Georgian wines.
Arrive in Telavi.
Overnight in the hotel.
Begin your day with a departure from Telavi, the heart of Georgia's wine region, setting the stage for a day of vineyards and heritage. Explore the treasures of Twin's Wine Museum, Wine Cellar, where ancient winemaking traditions come to life. Engage in wine tastings, surrounded by the vineyard's beauty. Visit the historic Ikalto Monastery and Academy, once an important center of learning and spirituality. Explore the medieval architecture and absorb the serene atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the cultural haven of Lili's Ethno House. Experience traditional Georgian hospitality, delicious cuisine, and the warmth of local traditions. Continue your journey to Alaverdi Monastery, an ancient monastic complex with a rich history. Explore the architectural wonders and learn about the monastery's winemaking legacy.
Overnight in Telavi
Begin your day at the bustling Telavi Agriculture Market. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and flavors of local produce, connecting with the agricultural heartbeat of the region. Dive into the ancient art of qvevri crafting at Zaza's Workshop. Witness the traditional Georgian winemaking method and indulge in a unique Qvevri chacha tasting, experiencing the robust flavors of this distinctive spirit. Continue your journey to the Wine Yard #1, where the vineyard's terroir and winemaking expertise combine to create a unique tasting experience. Explore the vineyards and cellars, gaining insights into the intricacies of Georgian winemaking. Conclude your vinicultural adventure by returning to Tbilisi. Enjoy the scenic landscapes during the journey and reflect on the day's experiences.
Arrive back in Tbilisi in the evening, where the city's dynamic energy welcomes you once again.
Check in the hotel.
Begin your day with a leisurely start, perhaps with a relaxing breakfast at a local cafe or within the comforts of your accommodation. Embrace the freedom to explore Tbilisi based on your preferences. Revisit iconic landmarks, discover new neighbourhoods, or delve into the local arts and culture scene. Options include wandering through the Old Town, exploring museums, or shopping for souvenirs in Rustaveli Avenue.
Overnight in Tbilisi.