DESCRIPTION: Discover the secret birthplace of wine. Explore the Kakheti region, Georgia’s cradle of winemaking with a history dating back nearly 8000 years.
In the morning, pick up from the hotel in Tbilisi and drive to the Kakheti region that is famous for its old winemaking traditions.
Visit Alaverdi Monastery, which was established by monk Joseph Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and resided in Alaverdi. The first church in Alaverdi was built in the sixth century. The current Cathedral was built as part of an 11th-century Georgian Orthodox monastery. The monastery is surrounded by fortifications.
Continue to Napareuli. Have culinary masterclasses of Georgian bread and churchkhela. Drive to Tsinandali. Visit the house museum of Alexander Chavchavadze, a famous public figure and poet from the nineteenth century. At the time, Georgian nobles were known for their sophisticated European taste, as evidenced by the exquisite English Garden that surrounds the house. The house's wine cellar contains a unique selection of Georgian and European wines. You will be served a glass of Tsinandali white wine as a welcome gift.
Drive to Telavi, the largest town of Kakheti. Visit Batonis Tsikhe, a museum dedicated to King Erekle II. Finally, pay a visit to the Giant Plane Tree, Telavi's one-of-a-kind attraction.
Drive back to Tbilisi. Drop off at the hotel.