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Wine Lives Here

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Wine Lives Here

Path of wine History has deeply intertwined with the Georgian traditions. Georgia is the place where wild grapevine grew naturally. The grapes seeds that were found on the territory of Georgia belongs to the earliest kind of the cultivated wine in the world. Stone Age people were producing wine here up to 8 000 years ago. With centuries passing the art of wine making remain same for Georgian people and is described by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Day 1: Kutaisi – Ubisa – Mtskheta – Tbilisi

Arrival in Kutaisi Here you will meet guide and company representatives. Proceed for an excursion and visit Ubisa Church, (9th century) – modest single-nave basilica, with some of the best frescoes in Georgia. They were painted in the 14th century and reveal the Byzantine influence. Drive to visit the ancient capital and religious center of Georgia – Mtskheta.  Presently it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit its historical places: Jvari church (6th cen.). It is believed, that the Robe of Christ is buried at Svetitskhoveli Cahtedral (11th cen.) (UNESCO World Heritage sites).
In the evening we will be guests of local farmer family. Experience hospitality of Georgian people and enjoy with unique wine and CHACHA degustation. Drive to Tbilisi and accommodation at a hotel. (B, --, --)

Day 2: Tbilisi – Alaverdi – Gremi – Kvareli – Telavi

Breakfast at the hotel. An unforgettable wine trip to Kakheti – the main wine-growing region of Georgia where you can learn everything connected with viticulture and wine-making. Drive to visit Alaverdi cathedral (XI century). It is special place where you can find wine cellar and taste wine produced by monks. Continue our wine way to Kvareli visit winery "Khareba". Wine is kept in 7.7 km long tunnel cut off in the stone massif of Caucasian mountain range. The massif includes granite surrounded by shale layers. At any time of the year, the temperature is 10 C-11C. Wine is being aged there in the oak barrels. Then visit winery "Kindzmarauli". Here you can compare European and Georgian wine production methods. In the evening drive to Telavi. (B, --, D)

Day 3: Telavi – Tsinandali – Velistsikhe – Tbilisi

After breakfast, visit a food market in Telavi where stalls are loaded with fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, spices and drinks. Continue our journey to Tsinandali–where you can visit 19th century museum owned by well-known Georgian Royal Family member Aleksandre Chavchavadze. Enjoy walking in the beautiful garden and taste Georgian wine at their wine cellar. Proceed to Velistsikhe, where we will visit a local family winery. Taste vine from ""Kvevri". That are Clay jugs carved into the ground, where fermentation processes take place. The making of wine in Kvevri is the oldest known method of wine production. Approximately 5000 years ago, this method spread from the region around the Caucasus across the world. Science 2013 ancient Georgian wine making tradition is listed as UNSCO Intangible cultural heritage.In the evening drive to Tbilisi. Hotel accommodation and overnight.(B, L, --)

Day 4: Tbilisi City tour

After breakfast we have a 4-hour sightseeing tour of the city Tbilisi.Tai bus kelios neužmirštamos valandos susipažistant su Pietų Amerikos Paryžiumi. It will be a few unforgettable hours of familiarization with the capital. A charming town built in the 5th century along the twisting valley of Mtkvari River. All the places of interest are very close to each other, within a few minutes’ walk. Start the visit from Metekhi plateau, before taking the cable car to Narikala Fortress, which dominates the skyline of the Old Town. Continue to explore brick-domed underground sulfurbaths (17th cen.) – the district of naturally hot mineral waters, cafe street Shardeni, Synagogue and SioniCathedral (7th cen.) Dinner at Georgian restaurant with Folck show. (Georgian folklore has preserved ritual songs and dances of both pagan and Christian epochs. In 2001 the UNESCO recognized Georgian songs as a masterpiece of oral immaterial heritage.) (B, --, --)

Day 5: Tbilisi- Gori - Uplistsikhe – Chateau Mukhrani – Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to visit Uplistsikhe cave town. In the way we will pass Gori. We have possibility to makephoto-stop at the museum of Stalin and then proceed to the cave town Uplistsikhe - one of the first cities in Georgia carved into the rock. The caves were the site of pagan rituals, before Georgia became a Christian country. After inspecting the cave city drive to Château Mukhrani winery and visit the wine cellars. After wine tasting, stroll through the vineyards and gardens. Drive back to Tbilisi and overnight.

Day 6: Tbilisi – Shrosha - Kutaisi – Prometheus caves – Gelati – Bagrati

After breakfast drive to Kutaisi. On the way we have possibility to have photo stop at pottery market that is full of Georgian traditional handmade Jugs and bowl. Pottery is well developed in other parts of Georgia as well. Arrive in Kutaisi we will visit Bagrati Church (XI century) and Gelati Monastic Complex – comprising the churches and the academy. This was the centre of cultural and spiritual life was founded by King David the Builder in the 12th century. Both of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Drive to visit “Prometheus cave” – one of the richest dimensions of forms (stalactites, stalagmites, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, lakes and others). Overnight in Kutaisi. (B, --, D)

Day 7: Kutaisi Departure

Transfer to the Kutaisi International airport and departure.

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