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Pick up from the airport and Transfer to the hotel and accommodation
after that we will see night Tbilisi – Holy Trinity Cathedral, Metekhi Church, Narikala and Sulfur baths; Dinner; Get back to the hotel.
After breakfast we will go in Mtskheta-Mtianeti and learning wine-making techniques in Mukhrani wine cellar; Ananuri complex; Kazbegi; Lunch in Kazbegi; Gergeti Trinity; Overnight in Kazbegi.
After breakfast we will Visiting Shio-mghvime, Svetitskhoveli and Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta. Than return to Tbilisi and the wine testing in wine cellar.
After breakfast we will Travelling to Kvemo Kartli – visiting Stalin museum and Uplistsikhe, than Lunch in a restaurant. Arrival in Mtskheta and visiting Svetitskhoveli and Jvari Monastery. Dinner in Mtskheta. Back to Tbilisi.
After breakfast we will have tour in Kakheti – David Gareji; Bodbe Monastery; testing several types of wine. After lunch Visiting Sighnaghi and Ethnographic Museum in Sighnaghi. Dinner and Overnight in Singhnaghi.
After breakfast we will Going to Kvareli and visiting vine-cellar “Khaeba wine-making” Introduction of an unique local methods of wine-making. Lunch in a restaurant and On the way back to Tbilisi visiting Nekresi temple and Alaverdi monastery; Arriving in Tbilisi and accommodation at hotel; Dinner.
Visiting Tbilisi ethnographic museum. Free time for shopping. Lunch.
Transfer to the airport. Departure.
Places you will see
Old Tbilisi– City’s major sights are concentrated in the old city. This district also boasts the Abanotubani – sulfur baths are still valid; There are a lot of popular restaurants, cafes, open-bars, night clubs , galleries in Chardin street, Rkina street and Bamba street.
Narikala – Narikala fortress, which is visible from every corner of the old, dates back to the IV -XVI centuries, the purpase of it was a security for local rulers.
Ananuri – Ananuri is one of the hundreds of Georgian medieval castles, almost impossible to drive by, if you set off on a surface joutney from Russia to Georgia. If you plan to reach the fortress from Tbilisi, you can take a shuttle van from Tbilisi to Gudauri, Pasanauri or Stepantsminda.
Gergeti Trinity Church – Gergeti Trinity Church dated from the XIV century is a Georgian architectural complex located in the village of Gergeti, in 6 km distance with Stepantsminda, at an altitude of 2200 meters. The complex includes the domed Holy Trinity Cathedral (XIV century 30-ies), the bell tower (XIV century II) and living quarters (XV century).
Mtskheta – Mtskheta is in UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Municipal area was settled in the early and middle Bronze Age and was the political center Iberia Kingdom. Only 20 kilometers far from Tbilisi, and at the confluence of the Aragvi and The Kura rivers, the city is located in an ancient trade route. According to the archaeologists’ unearthed evidence Mtskheta is the main trade center.
Greek and Aramaic writings are found in municipal lands, clay dish that you can see in the town museum. Ancient geographer Strabo described Mtskheta as a highly developed city with water supply system, markets and stone houses. Mtskheta was also the religious center, Pantheon, which are then replaced with churches, when St. Nino spread Christianity in Georgia. Although in the 6th century it became the capital of Georgia, Mtskheta remains the center of the Church – Catholic-Patriarch of Georgia here has the residence. Today, this beautiful and old city has a quiet atmosphere.
Bodbe monastery is located few kilometers away from Sighnagi. This beautiful monastery is one of the places where is buried St. Nino, who preached Christianity in Georgia. It is possible to pilgrimage to the grave – people say that the St. Nino can come wishes true.
Walking in the garden of the monastery gives an amazing sense of calm and relaxation. You can also see St.Nino source of healing and dive into the cold water.
Jvari Monastery – VI century Georgian Orthodox monastery- Jvari Monastery stands on a hill, in the opposite side of the old capital of Georgia – Mtskheta, where The Aragvi river connects to the Mtkvari. After acceptance of Christianity from the early years on this place the first Christian King Mirian III put a high wooden cross. In the second half of the VI century, the ruler of Kartli Guarami built a small church next to the cross. The church is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Bodbe – Originally built in the 9th century, it has been significantly remodeled, especially in the 17th century. The monastery now functions as a nunnery and is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th-century female evangelist of Georgians, whose relics are shrined there.
Signaghi – the city of love and wine, so Sighnaghi has been recently called. It is very attractive for those who need to relax, likes everything wonderful, nice and small. During walking in the town, you can feel yourself in Italy – architecture is quite similar to the small Italian towns. Paved, romantic streets, carved balconies, 24/7-wedding ritual service.
Signagi Wineries-Do not forget that the region is the cradle of wine. View the wine cellars, shops, taste the famous Georgian wine, Tsinandali, Saperavi.
Tsinandali – village in Kakheti which is noted its historic winery
“Khareba” Enoteka – “Khareba”- enoteka in the time of the Soviet Union, one of the largest wine producers, named as “Khareba” founded the winery factory and tasting rooms. Pass through the cold halls, learn more about wine and enjoy a breathtaking view of the tower. Find out which wine producer you like better: European or Georgian.
Monastery of Alaverdi – Monastery of Alaverdi was founded by Joseph Alaverdeli in the VI century (one of the 13 Assyrian fathers), it is located in the snowy mountains of the Caucasus Mountains in the background, 20 kilometers from Telavi. Alaverdi was Monastery, but in the XVII-XVIII centuries, the monastery was founded here, where a nun ordained members of the royal family lived. Alaverdi was an important religious and educational center. You can taste traditional Georgian-crafted wine cellar of the monastery.
Tbilisi – King Vakhtang I Gorgasali rebuilt this mentioned territory and started to build the city. He is considered to be the founder of Tbilisi. The city derived its name from the old Georgian word “Tiflis”, which means warm and describes numerous sulfur hot springs.
According to an old Georgian legend, King Vakhtang washunting in the forest. Suddenly his falcon caught a pheasant which sank in a hot source and burnt to death. The king liked the waters and decided to cut trees and the king issued a command to urban development. Tbilisi is located in the South Caucasus, 41 ° 43 ‘North Latitude and 44 ° 47’ East Longitude. The capital of the east Georgia is built along the both of the banks of the Kura river. City is 380-770m above sea level, has the shape of an amphitheater and it is diverged with the mountains from three sides.