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  1. Georgia
  2. Tbilisi
  3. Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino

From Tbilisi: Last Minute Wine Tour

Product ID: 201280
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Discover Georgian wine and culture on a private tour from Tbilisi. Learn about the unique Georgian wine producing method, using clay vessels called qvevri planted in the ground. See this and other site of cultural importance on this full-day tour.
About this activity
Valid 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Your hotel in Tbilisi.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Bodbe monastery and Saint Nino's grave
  • Learn about traditional Georgian bread making and wine production
  • Marvel at the spectacular views over the Alazai Valley
  • Enjoy sampling locally made Georgian wines
Full description
The first stop on this private tour is at the village of Badiauri, to learn about the traditional Georgian process of bread making. Then visit the Bodbe Monastery, where Saint Nino is buried, the man who brought Christianity to Georgia in the 4th century.
 
Continue to Sighnaghi, founded by King Erekle II in 1772. Enjoy the mixture of classic Italian and Georgian architecture, and the stunning panoramic views of Alazani Valley. Stop at the village of Velistsikhe to visit the 16th century wine cellar. Have your first taste of Georgian wine here, and see how Georgians stored wine during the medieval period.
 
Next, travel to the House Museum of Alexander Chavchavadze in Tsinandali, to see the wonderful French gardens and wine cellar. Then visit the wine factory-museum Shumi, to enjoy another wine tasting. You can also purchase locally made wines from the museum shop. Finally you'll visit Telavi, the administrative center of the Kakheti region, before returning to Tbilisi via the Gombori Pass.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Petrol costs
  • Guide-assistant service
  • A bottle of water per traveler
What’s Not Included
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks
  • Costs for wine tasting

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour may be led by a guide-assistant (a professional guide in training) instead of a professional guide
Organized by

Colour Tour Georgia LLC

Product ID: 201280