Long weekend in Georgia - wine and mountains

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrive - Tbilisi

Day 2

Tbilisi - Bodbe - Sighaghi - Tsinandali - Telavi - Tbilisi

Day 3

Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Ananuri - Tbilisi

Day 4

Tbilisi

Day 5

Tbilisi - Departure

Day 1
Arrival - Tbilisi

Arrive in Tbilisi, meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 2
Discover wine region and panorama of Alazani Valley

We depart to discover one of the most beautiful sites of Kakheti region, the East part of the country.

Short break at Bodbé monastery where St Nino stop of rest during spreading the Christianity in Georgia, this visit allows us to learn the history of the holy evangelizer, very important figure of Georgian religion.

We continue our trip to the small and charming village Sighnaghi, stroll through its cobbled streets and along the wall, admire the splendid panorama of Alazani Valley and the Caucasus.

We continue our trip to the local house with an old wine cellar, where the locals show us their traditional methods of winemaking, very different from European practice. Degustation of wine.

We visit Tsinandali - palace and historic winery-estate which once belonged to the 19th-century aristocratic poet Alexander Chavchavadze, the palace combines Georgian architecture with Italian inspiration.

We arrive in the capital and historical city of Kakheti – Telavi.

Return in Tbilisi.

Transfer: Private vehicle, around 5h, 275 km.
Walking hours: 2 h.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 3
Discover UNESCO Sights

Departure for Mtskheta – an old capital of Iberia kingdom, visit Jvari (Cross) monastery perched on a hill and overlooking the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ("Life-giving column") dated back to the 11tcentury. Shopping of Georgian national handmade souvenirs. Possibility of buying national handcrafted souvenirs.

Continue the road to visit Ananuri Fortress offers picturesque views over the Jinvali Reservoir.

Return in Tbilisi.

Transfer: Private vehicle, around 2h30, 140 km.
Walking hours: 3 h.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

 

Day 4
Visit the capital of Georgia

Discover the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi, explore its old district with paved streets and traditional houses with wooden balconies, at the bank of Mtkvari river. We visit the landmarks of the city: Metekhi church and its plateau which unfolds a superb view of the old city, Narikala Fortress - the ancient symbol of the city, the district of baths (Abanotubani) known for its Sulphur hot springs. 

In the afternoon we visit the National Museum and its collections of “golden treasure” from the ancient period. At the end of our day we visit Dry Bridge - place which attracts visitors with its flea market.
 

Walking hours: around 3h.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

 

Day 5
Tbilissi - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure.

Long weekend in Georgia - wine and mountains

5 Days

Mariam Papunashvili

Head of the receptive department

Maryam is graduated from the Faculty of Tourism Management at Ilia Tchavchavadze State University and after she did he...

Ana Gvalia

Travel Advisor

While studying in France Ana traveled extensively around Europe and realized that travel-related discoveries pleased her a lot. Graduate...