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Short Trip Kakheti 2 Days | Nekresi

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January to December 2 - 12 enquiry »

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Touroperator Tamuna Kuprashvili

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duration: 2 days / 1 night
tour guide: English-speaking
catering: Half board
difficulty: 1

Suitable for everyone

The two-day short trip takes you to sunny Kakheti, the heart of Georgian wine culture. Experience the rich and diverse Kakhetian culture. Visit the most famous churches, monasteries and wine estates. 

Highlights

  • Gombori Mountains
  • Ikalto Monastery a. former academy
  • Alaverdi Cathedral
  • Tsinandali princely residence with its wine cellar
  • Telavi, the capital of Kakheti
  • Gremi Castle-Church
  • Nekresi Nonastery, Kvelatsminda Church
  • Sighnaghi

Program

1Life & wine in Kakheti

Ikalto, Alaverdi, Telavi, Shumi wine estate, Tsinandali

Journey over the gentle ridges of the Gombori Mountains to the wine land Kakheti. We visit the ruins of the Ikalto Academy (9th c.), the cultural centre of East Georgia in medieval times and the biggest cathedral of Kakheti, Alaverdi (11th c.), the witness of turbulent history of Georgia throughout centuries. Next we stop in Telavi, the capital of Kakheti. Afterward a short walking tour  in Telavi we continue our way along the Kakhetian Wine Route and visit the former princely residence Tsinandali with its famous wine cellar, as well as the nearby wine estate Shumi, where wine is prepared in the Georgian, as well as in the European way. A native winegrower will give us a guided tour through the production facility explaining the contrast between the two methods of winemaking. Dinner with wine degustation at Shumi rounds off the day.

Driving distance: approx. 180km, time: approx. 4 hrs.
Overnight stay in Telavi (-/-/D)

2Churches, monasteries and romantic Sighnaghi

Gremi, Nekresi, Kvelatsminda, Sighnaghi

After breakfast we continue our journey along the Wine Route visiting the Gremi Monastery with its Museum of History  and the Nekresi Monastery complex, which includes the oldest church in Georgia (4th c.), still echoing the architectural style of Zoroastrian temples, and an ancient Georgian wine cellar, where, in accordance with the traditional “Georgian method”, wine is stored in Kvevris (pottery amphorae) embedded in the earth. Our journey leads us on along the Kakhetian Wine Route. Near Gurjaani we visit the outstanding double-dome church Kvelatsminda and continue to Sighnaghi where we can enjoy a relaxed late afternoon walking tour through its wriggling lanes with a breathtaking view over the vast Alazani Valley. Upon request you can also visit the Sighnaghi museum with a number of valuable paintings by the most famous Georgian artist Pirosmani. Finally, we take our journey back to Tbilisi.

Driving distance: approx. 210km, time: approx. 4-5 hrs.

Services

Transfer:

  • According to the programme, in a comfortable minibus

Guide:

  • English-speaking GEORGIA INSIGHT guide

Accommodation:

  • Telavi, family-run hotel 1x
  • Room with own shower/WC

Board:

  • Dinner on day 1
  • Breakfast on day 2
  • 1x wine degustation
  • One bottle of water a day

Entrances:

  • According to the programme

Not included:

  • Alcoholic beverages except for the degustation according to the programme 
  • Tipps

Info

Travel component

The travel offer is meant as a component possible to be done separately or to be integrated in a longer itinerary with other travel components to your choice. Therefore, the standard version of the travel offer does not include the accommodation in Tbilisi. 

Price list

participants price per person
6 175 €
5 190 €
4 220 €
3 260 €
2 345 €

all prices incl. a double room
surcharge for a single occupancy: 20 € per person