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From Tbilisi: Kakheti Wine Region, Including 7 Wine Tastings

1. From Tbilisi: Kakheti Wine Region, Including 7 Wine Tastings

Explore Kakheti, the wine region of Georgia, located in the eastern part of the country. Kakheti wine region is an excellent place to visit beautiful sightseeings, try delicious local food, listen to traditional folk songs, study how Georgian wine is made, and have wine degustation. Your first stop is village Badiauri, where guests are welcome to see a local bakery and taste delicious Georgian bread, cheese, and Chacha (Georgian Vodka). The second stop is Bodbe Convent. According to the legend, it is built on the burial place of Saint Nino. A Saint for Georgians who converted their religion into Christianity. The site is very spiritual and has impressive views for taking beautiful pictures. Then go to Sighnaghi, known as "The City of Love." You will have a walking tour in Sighnaghin and discover " The Great Wall of Georgia." After the walking tour, you can join lunch with a beautiful view of Alazani Valley, and try traditional Georgian food. The fourth site of the day is Khareba Winery, the largest of Georgia's wine cellars. Khareba is a unique place with perfect storage conditions for wine, 7.7 kilometers of tunnels, and galleries that maintain a constant temperature of 12-14 degrees 0C. Listen to traditional Georgian folk songs, have a walking tour in the tunnel, explore the ethnographic museum, get information on how Georgians make wine, and finish it with wine degustation. The last place to visit during the day is Corporation Kindzmarauli. The winery's history dates back to 1533 and produced wine exclusively for the royal family for much of its history. You have a tour in the winery and wine degustation for four different wines.

Off-road Tour to David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountain

2. Off-road Tour to David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountain

Explore the rainbow mountains of Eastern Georgia on this guided 4-wheel drive safari tour. Feel like Indiana Jones as you speed through the colorful mountains and visit the David Gareja Lavra monastery complex, as well as the St. John the Baptist cave monastery. Departing from Tbilisi, start your journey with a low-difficulty 1-hour walk among the colorful hills around the Mravaltskaro lake. This is one of the best places in Georgia for bird watching, and specialists from all over the world come here during the season. If you don't want to hike, you can just enjoy the beauty of the area and snap some great photos.  Next, head to the monastery of St. John the Baptist, a cave monastery founded in the 6th century in the desert. Get acquainted with the lives of the monks who live here and visit the church and tower which are built in the cave. You can even see the border with Azerbaijan from the tower.  Finally, head to the first monastery in the desert, David Gareja Lavra. On the way back to Tbilisi, stop for lunch at an oasis club restaurant and enjoy a tasting of various Georgian wines.

Kahketi: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

3. Kahketi: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Taste some of the best wines in Georgia during this full-day visit to the Kakheti wine region around Tbilisi. On your visit, learn about the traditional Georgian method of making wine in clay vessels and taste the wines at several wineries. Stop in the ancient town of Sighnaghi surrounded by an impressive wall and backed by the Caucasus Mountains. A traditional Georgian lunch in a family-owned winery completes this full-day experience. This tour will start and finish in Tbilisi, and will take you on a journey through the wineries of the Kakheti region. Visit Sighani, the town of love and take in the Caucasus Mountains and the Alazani Valley. Then enjoy wine tasting at Okro's boutique winery, where you will try wine as well as chacha (Georgian grape vodka). Next, enjoy lunch at an authentic family museum and wine cellar in Velistsikhe, accompanied with homemade wines, of course. After lunch, head to the Khareba winery, which is built into a Soviet-era bomb shelter near the town of Kvareli, for more wine-tasting and churchkela (traditional Georgian dessert). Finally, pass the 16th-century architectural complex of Gremi Monastery on the return to Tbilisi, with the option to visit if you wish.

Tbilisi: Full-Day Kakheti & Sighnaghi Tour with Wine Tasting

4. Tbilisi: Full-Day Kakheti & Sighnaghi Tour with Wine Tasting

Departing from the center of Tbilisi, embark on a full-day tour to visit the sunniest regions of Georgia. The eastern region of Kakheti is Georgia’s premier wine-producing area, where almost everywhere you go you’ll be invited to drink a glass of traditional amber wine. Along the way, make a stop at the village of Badiauri where you can learn how to bake traditional Georgian bread and can even try to do it by yourself. For those that love cheese, there are many cheeses in Georgia which you can try accompanied by hot, fresh, crusty bread. Next up, visit the Bodbe Monastery, one of the most important religious sites in Georgia. Today there is a nunnery where the monastery used to be, and the St. George Cathedral, part of the monastery, which holds the remains of St. Nino. There is also a new cathedral built, using much of the same construction methods used to make the most famous cathedrals in Georgia centuries ago. You'll then arrive to Sighnaghi, known as the town of love. There your guide will tell the legend that happened in this city many centuries ago as you walk along the cobbled streets of the city, climb the fortress wall, and visit one of the towers. There is also a local market where you can try and buy Georgian spices, sweets, sauces and much more. Finally, it's time to go to a winery to taste Georgian wine. There are so many different wines, and you are bound to find something that you like. Your local guide will also tell you the secrets of making wine and how to drink it.

Organic Wine Full Day Private Tour With Tastings and Lunch

5. Organic Wine Full Day Private Tour With Tastings and Lunch

In the morning after a complimentary greeting and pickup from your guide at 9:30AM, guests will be driven towards the Kakheti region. In an hour you will reach the very first stop: a Georgian bakery, where you will taste freshly baked Georgian bread called "Shoti" and different varieties of cheese. Afterwards you will drive 20 minutes more to reach an Organic winery called Vellino. A young and superbly successful wine maker Beqa Jimsheladze will lead you into his lovely wine cellar. The next Organic winery you visit is called " Okro wines" and is located in the city of love, called "Sighnaghi". This winery offers you a stunning view over Alazany valley with a background of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. When you are finished enjoying the best Okro wines, you will head towards Mosmieri winery for lunch. Georgia is well knows with its delicious food and the people from Kakheti love to impress visitors with their local food. Mosmieri winery is situated at the famous Alazany valley. The beautiful wine restaurant with a lovely view will get you set for a marvelous BBQ lunch. (Please note : Mosmieri Winery do not provide organic wine, but the extremely high quality Georgian and European styled wines.) At the end of the day, once you feel satisfied with gorgeous food, stunning landscapes, and the world's best Organic wines, you head towards Tbilisi.

David Gareji Monastery and Signagi Wine Tasting Private Tour

6. David Gareji Monastery and Signagi Wine Tasting Private Tour

Depart Tbilisi and travel to a dry desert region surrounded by hills and only inhabited by a few shepherds. Arrive at the historic David Gareji Monastery complex, founded by hermits who chose a secluded life in the early Middle Ages. Take an optional hike to the top of the hill separating Georgia and Azerbaijan, and get stunning views of the surroundings as you look for more of the abandoned caves. Continue to the small town of Signagi overlooking the Alazani Valley and Caucasian Mountains. Stroll the narrow streets to buy souvenirs and enjoy lunch at leisure. Sample the local Marani wine and an authentic chacha (brandy) at a traditional winery and learn the history of wine making in Georgia. Visit the nearby convent at Bodbe, famed as an important site of pilgrimage for Orthodox Christians. Return to Tbilisi via a village that makes the local churchkhela candies to try some of the best sweet treats in Georgia!

Kakheti: Wine tour from Tbilisi - Enjoy 6 sorts of wine

7. Kakheti: Wine tour from Tbilisi - Enjoy 6 sorts of wine

Discover the pleasant tastes of Kakheti, in the wine region of Georgia. Kakheti is one of the ancient hearths of wine and wine-growing, where wine cultivation started 8,000 years ago. 75% of the grape varieties in Georgia are grown in this region. Visit first Sighnaghi, which is a one-hour drive from Tbilisi. On the way, there will be a short stop for rest and tasting of Kakhetian hot bread, which is baked in the traditional way in the bakery named "Tone". You can also taste cheese and Georgian strong alcohol, also known as Chacha. Upon arrival, learn about the history of the city and visit the local sights. Take the free time to take pictures on the city wall and tower. The next stop is for dinner at a Kakhetian restaurant. Make sure to fill up, as you definitely need to gain strength and prepare for further wine tastings. For wine tasting, you will visit two large wineries in Kvareli. There will be a degustation in the sum of 6 sorts of wine and a short excursion in factories with local guides. Get acquainted with traditional and European methods of making Kakhetian wine. See the ethnographic corners and the wine production process in the factory. Take the option to have masterclasses in making Bread and Churchkhela by yourself.

Kakheti Wine Region

8. Kakheti Wine Region

Enjoy an excursion to a wine cellar with a free wine tasting. This traditional family-run wine cellar is on the way to the city of love, Signagi. This is an ideal place for those who prefer homemade Georgian wine and chacha prepared according to all traditional standards and recipes. Be greeted by your host who will show the superb ChachaGon and tell a real colloric Georgian toast. Taste the Georgian bread Puri, which is traditionally baked in a deep circular clay oven called tone. Visit Pirosmanashvili Museum. The Niko Pirosmanashvili State Museum was established in Pirosmani’s home village of Mirzaani in 1960 and includes his family house and an exhibition hall displaying some of the artist’s original works and personal belongings. The Monastery of St. Nino in Bodbe was originally was built in the 9th-century. It is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia. It holds the tomb of St. Nino, the Cappadocian maiden who converted Georgian people to Christianity as early as 337 AD. See the breathtaking view of the Alazani valley and snowcapped Caucasus mountains.  See Sighnaghi, the City of Love. It is the prettiest town in Kaheti. Sighnagi originally was developed in the 18th-century by King Erekle II. The defensive walls and 28 towers were built by him against a Lezgian invasion. The city has wonderful views over the Alazani valley to the Caucasus beyond. After a walk, have a traditional dinner with a workshop to learn how to cook traditional meals. You can also taste traditional candies, with grape juice, called Churchkhela and Pelamushi.

Tbilisi: Kakheti Region Wine Tour

9. Tbilisi: Kakheti Region Wine Tour

Your tour will begin in the morning, as you set off to the very east of Georgia to the lovely city of Sighnaghi. This most romantic city of Georgia is famous for its old Georgian architectural style, amazing views over the Alazani Valley, and the second-longest castle wall in the world. Following this you will go down to the Alazani Valley, where you will reach the wine village of Velistsikhe. It is here that you will visit the 300-year-old wine cellar of Numisi. You will be free to have lunch in Velistsikhe (your guide will advise you on the best places), before you continue your tour visiting the unique winery of Khareba (the "wine tunnel in the rock"). Here you will be able to see the difference in European-style winemaking and traditional Georgian winemaking, before tasting the best wines produced by the Khareba Winey. Following this, you will visit the Alaverdi Monastery and the Matsoni House. The monastery was founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph (Yoseb, Amba) Alaverdeli in the 6th century. Your tour will conclude later that evening, as you return back to Tbilisi.

Tbilisi: Kakheti – Signagi – Telavi – Alaverdi Full-Day Tour

10. Tbilisi: Kakheti – Signagi – Telavi – Alaverdi Full-Day Tour

After being picked up from your hotel at 8:00AM, your first stop will be the Ujarma fortress. It is believed that in the second half of the 5th century, the famous Vakhtang Gorgasali (founder of Tbilisi) erected numerous buildings in Ujarma and moved his residence there. In the 10th century, Ujarma was destroyed by the Arabian forces of Abul Kassim. Later on in the 13th century, the fortress was restored by King George III, where he arranged treasury. Moving on, your tour will continue through the Gombori Pass, which will see you drive to an altitude of 1,650 meters (5,414 feet). At the top you will discover an observation deck, the perfect place for a photo shoot. After a small stop, you will continue your journey through the magical forest, where you will be able to make a wish. The next stop will be to the Alaverdi Monastery. At a height of over 55 meters, the Alaverdi Cathedral is the second tallest religious building in Georgia. You will then visit the city of Telavi, the main city and administrative center of Georgia's eastern province of Kakheti. On the way to Kvareli, you will stop at the Gremi. Standing above the green valley of Alazan, Gremi attracts travelers whose road goes between Telavi and Kvareli. Gloomy and monumental, the castle is one of the most visited tourist points in Georgia. In Kvareli, you will have the opportunity to taste Georgian wines, finding out how they are made. Following your wine tasting, you should find yourself with a new strength. You will then go to the Bodbe Monastery, which is one of the most important religious sites in Georgia. Continuing your trip, you will venture toward Sighnaghi. Its charming cobblestone streets and alleys consist of restored original nouveau woodwork, and detailed facades give the town a romantic mystique. Billed the "City of Love", Sighnaghi is a popular wedding venue. The wedding chapel here was the first to operate around the clock, and put Sighnaghi on the map as a destination. Its marriage chapel now hosts ceremonies which take place at all hours of the day and night.

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I recently went on a wine tour in Tiblisi Georgia and it was absolutely fantastic! The owner was so friendly and welcoming, and really made us feel like we were part of the family. One of the highlights of the tour was when he took us to a local home and we got to experience the culture firsthand. It was truly an unforgettable experience. The owner was also an expert on the local wines, and he took us to some of the best wineries in the region. The wine was delicious and we learned so much about the different varietals and the history of Georgian wine. But perhaps the best part of the tour was the bread and cheese. It was some of the best bread I've ever had and it really added to the overall experience. Overall, I highly recommend this wine tour to anyone visiting Tiblisi. It was a truly memorable experience and I can't thank the owner enough for his warm hospitality and for sharing his culture with us.

The trip was amazing. We start our trip at exactly 9AM and it’s a full day trip. Metro was our guide for the day and he did an excellent job. He knew what he is talking about and the trip was nicely organized. There was an optional lunch for 45GEL and initially we would skip but fortunately we got it. It’s worth the money because the food was amazing. Both wineries were great and very well explained. Highly recommend it

Great experience, we had the chance to stop to and meet some locals eating freshly baked bread and cheese. Lika the guide was great and was explaining everything with big knowledge of anything we asked about wine, Georgia or even general topics that we discussed about during our tour. The wine was good and we had the chance to try different types. thank you :)

Such a great tour! The guide was super knowledgeable and made sure everyone had a great day. So many unique experiences all in one day. Highly recommend!

The whole trip went great. Excellent guide, gorgeous views of the mountains, excellent organization of the trip. I advise everyone!